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Narrowly outnumbered in the Senate, Democrats are embarking on a Hail Mary campaign to block President Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. And they realize what a long shot it is. "Let's be clear: Democrats have no way to hold up this confirmation or delay the process. Mitch McConnell can and will hold a vote on Trump's pick," warned Indivisible -- a liberal advocacy group launched after Trump's election -- on its website. Flipping a moderate Republican is probably their only hope. And that only works if they can keep Democrats who represent red states that Trump won from breaking ranks.

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Interesting that Hillary's new PAC, Demand Justice, already has $5M to attack whoever Donnie Little Hands nominates. I wonder where they got that much so quickly?

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 03:14 PM | Reply

$5 million is nothing in the circles Hillary travels in.

Hell, she might have gotten it all from one person. Or 5 million people.

There are more than enough Americans who are tired of Trump and the new Trumpublican Party.

Clearly not you though. You're loving your President.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-08 03:20 PM | Reply


Does the Constitution say that the number of Justices on the Supreme Court has to be nine?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-08 03:32 PM | Reply

Interesting that Hillary's new PAC, Demand Justice, already has $5M to attack whoever Donnie Little Hands nominates. I wonder where they got that much so quickly?

#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Since you're offended by the obscene amounts of money in politics you need to join Bernie Sanders 'Our Revolution'.

Do you want me to email you the link so you can immediately sign up?

There's plenty of room on Bernie's mighty bandwagon ~

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-08 03:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Does the Constitution say that the number of Justices on the Supreme Court has to be nine?

No. Nor does it say that the Senate and Executive branches must be controlled by the same political party in order to appoint a judge, but that's the way it is.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-07-08 03:47 PM | Reply

#2

I'll ignore your Snoofylike position assigning and respond to the substantive part of your post: To get that kind of money quickly you can't crouwdfund, and while I know that $5M chump change for the Clinton machine, it could be one or a few people, which is what I was inquiring about.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 03:51 PM | Reply

Does the Constitution say that the number of Justices on the Supreme Court has to be nine?

POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2018-07-08 03:32 PM | REPLY

Absolutely..........................................................................................
.........NOT.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-08 04:00 PM | Reply

To get that kind of money quickly you can't crouwdfund, and while I know that $5M chump change for the Clinton machine, it could be one or a few people, which is what I was inquiring about.

#6 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

According to this, Republican billionaire donors have spent almost $53 million to the Federalist Society to do everything possible to stack the SCOTUS with right-wing activist judges ...

www.sourcewatch.org

Three words: Bernie, Our, Revolution.

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-08 04:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3

No, and back in 1937 FDR, fed up with a conservative SCOTUS majority that kept shooting down some of his executive orders it deemed overreaching, announced a plan to increase the court to 15 judges to ensure a liberal majority that would rubber stamp what he wanted done. Republicans and a few Democrats in the Senate freaked out and ultimately shot down his plan by a vote of 70-22.

History.com: Roosevelt announces court packing plan.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 04:23 PM | Reply

#8

I was well aware of that, which is why I asked.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 04:23 PM | Reply

This is what I found out about Demand Justice:

Demand Justice.

Those two words encapsulate the mission of members of the Left's newest attempt to circumvent what they view as "Trump's hateful vision for America." And what do they consider the key to this? The answer, according to Demand Justice is simple: target judicial nominees to gain control of America's court system.

The details of this new nonprofit are vague. What is Demand Justice? Who's running it? Who funds it? What kind of justice does this group demand?

Founded in early 2018, Demand Justice is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization that views the court system as increasingly flawed, an apparent consequence of President Trump's recent judicial nominations. In influencing the courts, Demand Justice hopes to promote the Left's agenda in areas such as abortion, gay rights, and immigration by opposing the appointment of right-of-center judges. Apparently, "the rights in our Constitution are only made real through the power of activism."

Demand Justice's leadership is telling. The director, Brian Fallon, served as press secretary for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign while Gabrielle McCaffrey, the head of the organization's digital team, also served on the Hillary for America campaign as the digital organizer.

The chief counsel for Demand Justice, Christopher Kang, is a former congressional staffer who "played a central role in the Obama administration's vetting of judicial nominees." With the extensive background that the leadership of Demand Justice has with both Clinton and Obama, it is clear that this group wants to further its progressive agenda despite the Democratic Party's loss of the House, Senate, and White House in 2016.

The funding for Demand Justice is suspect. As a 501(c)(4) organization, Demand Justice does not have a legal obligation to disclose its donors, and the group is too young to have submitted annual IRS tax filings. However, Director Fallon indicated as early as May that Demand Justice was well on its way to reaching its $10 million goal. Coupled with the fact that Fallon recently spoke at the Atlanta Conference of the Democracy Alliance, a network of left-leaning donors including George Soros, it is clear that Demand Justice could be well on its way to becoming something much bigger than the obscure nonprofit it is now. As a (c)(4), it is allowed to engage in unlimited lobbying. But it can also support or oppose candidates for election (as long as that activity isn't the organization's primary purpose, which currently means spending no more than 49 percent of expenditures on electioneering).

Capital Research Center: Demand Justice, How?

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 04:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8

Speaking of dark money:

Demand Justice, a newer liberal "dark money' group founded as a counterweight to Judicial Crisis Network, launched a digital ad campaign against Trump's judicial picks in May 2018.

Like Judicial Crisis Network, Demand Justice is keeping quiet about where it gets its funding. Unlike Judicial Crisis Network, which follows the well-established "dark money" model of incorporating as a tax-exempt nonprofit organized under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code that is required to file annual 990 tax returns, Demand Justice is a non-tax-exempt entity organized by a fiscal sponsor -- making their finances even more opaque.

According to a May 2018 addition to the list of trade names on file with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Demand Justice was organized by a fiscal sponsor called the Sixteen Thirty Fund. As a fiscal sponsor, the Sixteen Thirty Fund is an existing 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that that has agreed to provide a legal home and support for Demand Justice as a non-tax-exempt entity.

Donors who steer money to Demand Justice would report donations to the fiscal sponsor rather than Demand Justice itself, adding an extra layer of secrecy that further obscures the source of funds.

Furthermore, Demand Justice is not required to file annual 990 tax returns with the IRS because it is fiscally sponsored by the Sixteen Thirty Fund.

opensecrets.org

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 04:43 PM | Reply

- The funding for Demand Justice is suspect.

The rwing spin from Capital Research Center is suspect.

"The Capital Research Center (CRC) is a right-wing "think tank" whose stated mission is to do "opposition research" exposing the funding sources behind consumer, health and environmental groups.

CRC is an associate member of the State Policy Network, a web of right-wing "think tanks" and tax-exempt organizations in 49 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and the United Kingdom."

www.sourcewatch.org

mediabiasfactcheck.com

More GIGO from RoNixon.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-08 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It is suspect, Corky, because of the structure, as noted by opensecrets.org.

But go ahead and attack the source, that is all you can do other than cut and paste old articles that fit your worldview.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 04:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

#11 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Hilarious ...

I show you that Republican douchebag donors have spent $53 million on the Federalist Society (post #8) so they can carefully vet and select right-wing activist judges to stack the SCOTUS in order to 'gain control of America's court system'.

What are you doing, surfing porn with your left hand while scrolling judicial websites with your right hand?

#15 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-08 04:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#15

Hilarious...

You post a link that shows that $53 million has been spent lobbying by the Federalist Society over a 30 year period (or $1.7M per year) as a way to deflect from the point that Demand Justice has raised, from Democratic douchebag donors, almost $10M in one year and has zero transparency according to opensecrets.org.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 04:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

- because of the structure

The structure is a little different under the horrible campaign finance rules that rwingers love and Dems try to change.

But keep on obfuscating about "structure" so you don't have to talk about the obvious BIAS on SUBSTANCE; the rwing garbage you posted.

- cut and paste

Says the rwing Trump stooge voter with the most of those on the thread.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-08 05:05 PM | Reply

--that is all you can do other than cut and paste old articles that fit your worldview.

In all fairness, he doesn't know how to compose a cogent argument of his own, so cutting and pasting some smarter person's words is the only alternative.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-08 05:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

so you don't have to talk about the obvious BIAS on SUBSTANCE; the rwing garbage you posted.

Speaking of leftwing garbage you post, Mediabiasfactcheck rates Sourcewatch as Left Bias and has this to say about them:

Sourcewatch

Bias => Left

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy

SourceWatch is a Wiki that aims to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interest groups. SourceWatch's reporting always tends to favor liberals.

Let he who cast the first stone...

MBFC: Sourcewatch

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 05:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The structure is a little different under the horrible campaign finance rules that rwingers love and Dems try to change.

Looks like the Dems love the horrible campaign finance rules so much that they have figured out how to really hide who is funding this particular dark money PAC:

"Donors who steer money to Demand Justice would report donations to the fiscal sponsor rather than Demand Justice itself, adding an extra layer of secrecy that further obscures the source of funds.

Furthermore, Demand Justice is not required to file annual 990 tax returns with the IRS because it is fiscally sponsored by the Sixteen Thirty Fund."

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 05:47 PM | Reply

In all fairness, he doesn't know how to compose a cogent argument of his own, so cutting and pasting some smarter person's words is the only alternative.

#18 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-07-08 05:41 PM

True, or he's both dumb and lazy...

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 05:50 PM | Reply

#19

RoCheney presents rwing spin from rwing source as objective information, then is reduced to obfuscating the substantive subject into tripe about "structure".

Another day, another lawyer.

#22 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-08 05:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- he doesn't know how to compose a cogent argument of his own,

This from the Trump Pet who trolls here daily with idiotic posts containing declarative fiction with no semblance of any argument whatsoever when numerous posters call him on it. It's all hit and run to him.

Mostly run. But he's now got RoKarlRove, another Trump Pet, to tag team with, since no liberal will have anything to do with him, so I guess there's that.

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-08 05:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

You post a link that shows that $53 million has been spent lobbying by the Federalist Society over a 30 year period (or $1.7M per year) as a way to deflect from the point that Demand Justice has raised, from Democratic douchebag donors, almost $10M in one year and has zero transparency according to opensecrets.org.

#16 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Good to see your math skills are working ...

So you're saying Republicans dont have dark money?

Take that $53 million heaped on the Federalist Society and add tens of millions more from right-wing dark money sources like the jaghoff Koch Brothers ... and the mountains of cash piled up would knock planet Jupiter off its orbital axis around the sun.

Again, since all the obscene sums of money in politics bothers you, you're going to start supporting politicians who want to fix this problem, right?

#24 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-08 05:59 PM | Reply

Good to see your math skills are working ...
So you're saying Republicans dont have dark money?

You must have missed or failed to comprehend this post:

#8

I was well aware of that, which is why I asked.

#10 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2018-07-08 04:23 PM

Usually your reading comprehension is good, so I am going with the "missed" option.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-08 06:17 PM | Reply

Posted by Rightocenter

LOL!

#26 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-07-08 08:01 PM | Reply

Usually your reading comprehension is good, so I am going with the "missed" option.

#25 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Nice lawyer trick ... no wonder Shakespeare said what he said about lawyers.

#27 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-08 09:11 PM | Reply

Why are these right wing morons like RoC all of the sudden concerned with dark money in politics?

Oh its because "Hillary Clinton"...

#28 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-07-09 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

yep, bad couple of weeks for the Demos, travel ban upheld, kennedy retires and now a conservative majority in the SCOTUS...its not that we all love trump as much as we love seeing the derangement of the libby left because of him...it appears the trump train is unstoppable

#29 | Posted by scooter28054 at 2018-07-09 02:16 PM | Reply

...it appears the trump train is unstoppable

The trump train doesn't stop but it sure backpedals a lot.

#30 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-07-09 02:29 PM | Reply

its not that we all love trump as much as we love seeing the derangement of the libby left because of him

#29 | POSTED BY SCOOTER28054

Grow up dumbass.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-10 01:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

yep, bad couple of weeks for the Demos, travel ban upheld, kennedy retires and now a conservative majority in the SCOTUS...its not that we all love trump as much as we love seeing the derangement of the libby left because of him...it appears the trump train is unstoppable

#29 | POSTED BY SCOOTER28054

Third travel ban after serious changes to the first two finally upheld.
SCOTUS already had a conservative majority

And the Trump train continues to kill the Republican Party. Election loss by election loss across the country. Yes, I do love this Trump Train.

#32 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-07-10 03:43 PM | Reply

How about we just reject this guy because he gets reversed...a lot...About 15-20% of the time.

#33 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-07-10 03:46 PM | Reply

"The funding for Demand Justice is suspect. As a 501(c)(4) organization, Demand Justice does not have a legal obligation to disclose its donors, and the group is too young to have submitted annual IRS tax filings. However, Director Fallon indicated as early as May that Demand Justice was well on its way to reaching its $10 million goal. Coupled with the fact that Fallon recently spoke at the Atlanta Conference of the Democracy Alliance, a network of left-leaning donors including George Soros, it is clear that Demand Justice could be well on its way to becoming something much bigger than the obscure nonprofit it is now. As a (c)(4), it is allowed to engage in unlimited lobbying. But it can also support or oppose candidates for election (as long as that activity isn't the organization's primary purpose, which currently means spending no more than 49 percent of expenditures on electioneering)."

Now read that again but this time pretend that Samantha Bee is reading it on her show.

#34 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-10 04:17 PM | Reply

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