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Right Wing Group Spending $1 Million On This Ad To Block Obama From Replacing Scalia

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Group that was created to ensure all presidential Supreme Court nominees get a vote in the Senate now opposes allowing Obama to even nominate a SCOTUS justice.

The Judicial Crisis Network claims it is spending at least $1 million on an advertising campaign aimed at ensuring not only President Barack Obama does not get to place another justice on the Supreme Court, but that he isn’t even allowed to put forth a nominee.

Here’s the insidiously dishonest ad:

“It’s ‘We the People.’ Sometimes the politicians forget that,” the ad dishonestly proposes, given that We the People don’t get to nominate Supreme Court justices. “The Supreme Court has a vacancy and your vote in November is your only voice. Sen. Chuck Grassley agrees: the American people should decide. This isn’t about Republicans or Democrats. It’s about your voice. You choose the next president, the next president chooses the next justice. Call Sen. Chuck Grassley. Thank him for letting the people decide.”

First of all, as every elementary school student knows, the President nominates all Supreme Court justices. There is no law or even unwritten law that he should hold open a seat on the nation’s highest court so the next president can nominate someone, and so the people’s voices can be heard, as the Judicial Crisis Network claims. The people’s voices were heard when they voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and when they re-elected him by a historic margin in 2012. 

But here’s what’s truly offensive. 

As Right Wing Watch points out, “during the George W. Bush administration the Judicial Crisis Network was called the Judicial Confirmation Network and that its stated mission was to ensure that ‘the confirmation process for all judicial nominees is fair and that every nominee sent to the full Senate receives an up or down vote.'” 

In their ad, the Judicial Crisis Network says, this “isn’t about Republicans and Democrats.”

But given that Carrie Severino, the Judicial Crisis Network’s chief counsel and policy director, rushed to the defense of Justice Scalia when in December he made an offensive and racially-charged claim – that affirmative action actually harms Black people by allowing them into schools that are too fast for them” – perhaps this is about something else entirely.

Severino has also shown she has a special animus for President Obama as well. A few quotes:

This president, who has shown such contempt for the Constitution and the laws, is the last person who should be appointing [Scalia’s] successor.

This President has been brazen about his willingness to take action that is normally reserved to Congress, the fact that the Court added the constitutional question means that some justices recognized that this is not a run of the mill act of prosecutorial discretion, but a novel and controversial power grab.

On Wednesday, The New York Times reported, “Blacks See Bias in Delay on a Scalia Successor.”

Little wonder why.

 

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Hat tip: Joe.My.God.

 

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Photos: Trump’s Postmaster General Removing Mailboxes in at Least 5 States Weeks Before Early Voting – Explanation Fails

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President Donald Trump’s newly-installed Postmaster General is working to reduce capacity across the United States, just weeks before early voting in the 2020 presidential election begins in some states. Americans are furious, after seeing many reports on massive reductions in mail sorting machines, and Trump’s refusal to fund the USPS – along with his admission he is doing so to make it impossible for people to vote by mail.

A local Portland, Oregon news reporter says the USPS admits it’s already removed 27 mailboxes from Eugene, Oregon, with more removals to come there. She says the Post Office claims “they’re only removing them from locations that have multiple mailboxes next to each other.”

Which does not explain this:

Or this:

NBC Montana reports it has “confirmed with the Montana State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers the orders to remove 13 boxes in Missoula, 9 in Bozeman, 3 in Lewistown and 30 in Billings.”

NPR’s Lulu Miller show that not only are mailboxes being removed, some are just being sealed, rendering them useless:

One Oregon reporter offers this disturbing development.

Related: ‘This Is a RICO Case’: Top Obama Advisor Urges Dems to ‘Go to War for Our Country’ Over Trump USPS Attack

Meanwhile, Americans are taking to social media and posting photos of USPS mail boxes being removed and carted away. Take a look at some:

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‘I Haven’t Been Blunt’: Trump Defends Attacks on ‘Nasty’ Kamala Harris, Invokes Racist Slur Against Warren

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President Donald Trump refused to accept responsibility for calling sitting U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, a “Mad Woman,” “nasty,” “angry,” “radical,” and “condescending.”

Confronted with just a few of his attacks Friday afternoon in a press conference Trump pushed back against the reporter’s charges.

“I haven’t been blunt,” Trump insisted, falsely, as CNN’s fact checker noted:

Trump went on to claim, repeatedly, that Sen. Harris “treated Joe Biden worse than anybody else by far.”

“Nobody treated Biden so badly, as Kamala,” Trump claimed, stressing the pronunciation of her name as if to mock it.

He also attacked Senator Elizabeth Warren, invoking his racist slur for her, “Pocahontas.”

Watch:

 

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Obama Slams Trump Over USPS Attack in Rare Remarks: ‘More Concerned With Suppressing the Vote’

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In rare remarks about his successor former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump, accusing him of being “more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.”

President Donald Trump has admitted he is blocking desperately needed funding to help the postal service survive in a direct attempt to stop Americans from voting by mail. The Postmaster General he installed has been removing mail boxes from several cities and removing high-volume mail sorting machines across the country, with a plan to reduce the number of sorters by nearly 700 machines.

Everyone depends on the USPS,” President Obama said via Twitter Friday. “Seniors for their Social Security, veterans for their prescriptions, small businesses trying to keep their doors open. They can’t be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.”

President Obama also accused President Trump of making “attempts to undermine the election.”

And he urged Americans to vote early: “do that now.”

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‘This Is a RICO Case’: Top Obama Advisor Urges Dems to ‘Go to War for Our Country’ Over Trump USPS Attack

 

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