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Sometimes circumstances are beyond our control.

The appointment of a new SC Justice may be one of those circumstances?

Perhaps the best we can do is grill the nominee as deeply as possible and get as much information from her as possible? Find out where she stands on the ACA, Social Security, Medicare, equal rights, etc.

If it is out of our control, then perhaps we should devote our focus on taking back the Senate. The best way to protect our country and our institutions is to have a Democratic House and Senate if Donald Trump is able to steal another election.

Is that the best hand for the Democrats?

The media cannot be permitted to make this a "normal" presidency.

We cannot accept the lies, the deception, the criminality, the cruelty, the autocratic leanings, the secrets, the Constitutional abuses, the pardons, the destruction of our alliances, the incompetence, the destruction of our institutions and our democracy.

We cannot be lulled into the idea that anything about this is "normal".

Trump should call all the Republicans to the White House and give each of them a sucker.

He could have a basket of assorted suckers on his desk - strawberry, lime, and his favorite flavor, orange.

It would be appropriate.

Has there ever been a more supine, spineless bunch of people ever in the US Senate?

They are betting that the people are asleep at the wheel and will overlook their lies and their cowardice.

But, as Abe Lincoln once noted, you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

How McGrath can defeat Mitch McConnell ?

Matt Bevin was the previous Governor of Kentucky. He was as right-wing as you could get. He had the support of Donald Trump. But, he barely lost to a Democrat. The people voted for Andy, son of former Governor, Steve Beshear. (Steve Beshear was one of the strongest proponents in the country for the ACA. (Obamacare) Why do you think they call it "Obamacare"?

How did Andy win?

He went down into the mountains of eastern and southeastern KY and talked with the people. He took just enough votes from Matt Bevin to win the Governorship. He has been a leader in the fight against the coronavirus. (This part of Kentucky is heavily Trump country)

Can McGrath get this strategy to work for her? Can she visit towns like Pikeville and Middlesboro and tell the people about what is at stake in the election. There are some people that may be voting without the information they need to make a wiser decision? Some people call them "low-information" voters.

The ACA was one of the greatest things to ever happen to many people in the mountains. They had insurance for the first time in their lives. Enough of them cared to vote for Andy and protect what they have fought for. Could this be an issue that Amy McGrath could use, also?

The problem is that Trump and McConnell have politicized the Supreme Court.

It is not acceptable that they attempt to manipulate justice and the rule of law.

They have put the Supreme Court and our Appeals Court out of balance with their blatant politics of division.

What can the Democrats do to correct it?

What should they do?

What can they do in the next six weeks to inform the American people what they are about to lose?

How many will listen?

Only three events in American history have have taken more lives than the present Coronavirus.

The Great Civil War, WWII, and the Flu Epidemic of 1918.

And Donald Trump gives himself an A+ for how he has handled it! Can you believe that shit!

He wants people to believe it is nothing.

Just unbelievable!

If...

...the House made the decision to impeach AG Barr, what would be the charges?

The truth of the matter is that he should have been impeached months ago.

But, better late than never, I suppose?

And what would be the consequences?

Are they taking a head count?

Will Republicans be able to get 50 votes for SC nominee before the election?

I rather doubt it. It is just too much of a gamble for Republican Senators running in tight races. They do not need the extra burden of explaining their lies to their voters.

They operate in their own self-interests. Many, in my opinion, have concluded that it is better for them politically if they wait until after the election. They do not want to gamble at this point in their races.

Trump and McConnell may not like it but senators in tight races are not ready to sacrifice their careers for Donald Trump at this time.

They, unlike Collins and Murkowski, will choose to keep it quiet behind the scenes. If Trump has not named his nominee by this weekend, I suspect this is the reason why?

The more Trump talks about the Courts deciding the election...

...the less confidence he has that he will win.

It is unbelievable that our elected Congress would permit anyone to demean and destroy our election system the way Trump is permitted to do.

Can someone just tell him to "shut the hell up!" We really don't need that crap!

It is sickening the way they accept that kind of talk as "normal".

He doesn't know he is President....he thinks he is a game-show host or a stand-up comedian...

That's why his people go to see him. Just for the entertainment. They don't go to hear him talk about issues that matter in their lives. It is more like the Comedy Club than a political event.

When you compare the way he talked in his interviews with Bob Woodward and the way he talks on stage, in front of his supporters, it is a world of difference. He actually sounded intelligent talking to Woodward. At his rallies, he sounds like a red-neck Billy Bob that's had a few too many to drink. He seldom will say anything with more than two syllables.

He is the Apprentice-in-Chief. He wants to call names and mock people and get a few laughs. That has been his primary job as President.

On November 3rd, it will be so cool to hear someone say, "Donald Trump, you're fired!"
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