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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:13 am 
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So I just had a thought on the whole supreme court thing. I wonder if it is actually worse for Trump's reelection chances to fill it before the election?

I mean, if he let it sit until after the election, both sides would come out in droves to make sure that the seat is filled by their side, and I think the republican's would win on that one as they are generally more passionate. But if it is filled, that is one thing that people on the right no longer need Trump for. I mean, I know people that only voted for him to get a majority in the supreme court, and they may not vote if that is not at stake. On the other side, if the left loses that spot on the supreme court, that will incentivize many democrats that normally may have stayed home by driving the point home how much life may change in the future for them. (Mainly thinking Roe vs Wade)

Maybe it won't matter, or even be a plus for Trump, but I do see the possibility this could backfire on him in at least a small way.

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Roe vs Wade will never be reversed. If it is the Republicans loose their only real platform for voter appeal .

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Roe vs Wade will never be reversed. If it is the Republicans loose their only real platform for voter appeal .


Probably, but the threat of it being reversed will turn out the left.

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Roe vs Wade will never be reversed. If it is the Republicans loose their only real platform for voter appeal .

2020 is not the year to say something will never happen

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If they can they will certainly overturn Roe vs Wade. The alternative would be to have the power to do so and not use it; which would piss their base off to no end. The R base is stupid; but even they are capable of understanding a 6-3 majority.

If it hurts them afterwards it will be the proverbial dog finally catching the car.

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The R base is stupid


My parents and most of my siblings are Republicans and they’re smarter and more well adjusted than you tbh

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mjack33 wrote:
The R base is stupid


more well adjusted than you tbh


That's a low bar....

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As for the court, all it takes is the right case to give them an opening and they can roll back Row, and a number of other cases that would have a huge impact.

Currently, the Dems have a few tricks to pull:

Threaten to expand the court
Do something that ties the senate up (impeachment all over again Nancy has hinted at this)
Hope some join Ms. Murkowski and Senator Susan Collins of Maine in blocking a quick vote: Senators Mitt Romney of Utah, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Charles E. Grassley of Iowa. With a 53-to-47 majority and Vice President Mike Pence to break ties, Mr. McConnell could afford to lose only one of them.

However, with 42 days as of Tuesday to go and annual spending bills due, since the fiscal year ends Oct 1, but Nancy has decided not to use this club, which has it's own risk since it would mean shutting down the government.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/us/p ... t-rbg.html

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We had a COVID briefing from our chief medical officer today which I actually watched most of, can anybody guess the actual quote compared to the newspaper headlines?

1)
"While the virus has modified slightly, the effects and severity remain largely the same"

"The virus has mutated"


2) "If no measures are to be taken, which some already have been put into place, the UK will hit 50,000 cases a day in a few months time, this is not a prediction, this is just a demonstration of how exponential growth would work with the virus"

"UK on course to hit 50,000 cases a day"


Honestly, **** our media, no wonder we're screwed when they can't even report information without bias

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For the most part, poorly run.


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DJ0045 wrote:
Média is a business


For the most part, poorly run.


It is poorly run if you are looking for accurate information. It is well run if you are looking at profits.

Fox news profits grew 8% last year

CNN profits up 7% in 2018 (Could not find 2019, but did not look very hard)

IMO, they only sell what people want to buy, and people want validation more then actual news.

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yeah i'm surprised to hear it labeled as being poorly run. Seems like it's the most profitable news have ever been. Trump is gold for this industry. My mom and stepdad watch CNN and MSNBC ALL DAY LONG. They never did that before.

I think Winter is dead on the money


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Wintervoid wrote:
IMO, they only sell what people want to buy, and people want validation more then actual news.


Think there’s a good deal of truth to that

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Wintervoid wrote:
DJ0045 wrote:
Média is a business


For the most part, poorly run.


It is poorly run if you are looking for accurate information. It is well run if you are looking at profits.

Fox news profits grew 8% last year

CNN profits up 7% in 2018 (Could not find 2019, but did not look very hard)

IMO, they only sell what people want to buy, and people want validation more then actual news.

This is why capitalism does not work on every level of human culture... same happens with social networks... primary education... to name a few...
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Wintervoid wrote:
DJ0045 wrote:
Média is a business


For the most part, poorly run.


It is poorly run if you are looking for accurate information. It is well run if you are looking at profits.

Fox news profits grew 8% last year

CNN profits up 7% in 2018 (Could not find 2019, but did not look very hard)

IMO, they only sell what people want to buy, and people want validation more then actual news.


****, this actually explains a lot.

I was thinking more about doing a poor job of actually dispensing news, but profitability is a very good measure.

I’m just wondering how long the FCC will allow this to continue. They might need to create a separate category at some point. Basically stop some “news” outlets from being allowed to use the term, or something similar.


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