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Old 10-03-2018, 10:00 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by RodeoPants2 View Post
Imagine this scenario:

Dems win the senate (not super likely, around a 30% chance)
Kavanaugh goes down (also probably around a 30% chance)

and they get control of the Senate with an open supreme court seat.

Then they say either:

a) We'll only confirm garland or
b) We'll only confirm someone to the left of garland

I'm sure everyone here would just "oh sure, fair's fair. That's within the rules of the senate." Right?

If the Democrats control the Senate they can pretty much do whatever they want. This is what Brian Fallon has overtly said is the real plan with Kavanaugh.

It’s not what the framers had in mind and Democrats may pay a price at the polls (which is the brilliance of our system), but ultimately they can play the same game the GOP started.

I actually think the “Garland Gambit” you lay out here would be pretty effective though — although I doubt he would be Democrats first choice because of his age his confirmation would undoubtedly provide a certain satisfaction I’m sure.

That said, given how Trump plays to the base, he’d never do it. It would be up to the voters to be okay with it or not and decide to pressure Dems or not.
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