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    What desperate action will Democrats take to delay the Coney Barrett confirmation?

    What desperate action will Democrats take to delay the Coney Barrett confirmation?

    NeverTrumper Steve Schmidt: Democrats “should be focused on one thing and one thing only. Delay. Make the majority move the calendar back for the first time. Even if it is for a day. The first day of delay is harder to come by than the second day.”

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    Between the debate and Trump going to the hospital after a positive coronavirus test, the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination has been off the headlines.

    But it’s certainly not forgotten. Democrats have been struggling to find a substantive line of attack that could derail the nomination. Here are some they have tried, none of which will go anywhere.

    Remember, Democrats don’t need to convince Democrats, they need to convince Republicans, and for that, there’s going to have to be a true bombshell.

    Lacking substance, Democrats are invoking coronavirus, claiming it’s too dangerous to hold hearings or a floor vote. So far, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell are not deviating from the timeline of a floor vote before the election.

    Steve Schmidt, a Never-Trump ex-Republican who makes Rick Wilson and George Conway seem tame by comparison, says Democrats need to do whatever it takes to delay. Delay is the only hope, invoking in a Twitter thread the imagery of slowing down a train to rob it (emphasis added):

    I spent a lot of time focused on thinking through how they

    Could be derailed or stopped. The best way to think about this is to imagine the goal of trying to rob a safe full of gold on a train @1880. What is the first thing you have to do? Obviously, you have to get on the train and make it to the safe. Of course that means the

    Train has to be slowed, stopped or derailed. Slowing the train by all procedural means has to be the Democratic strategy. The minority should be focused on one thing and one thing only. Delay. Make the majority move the calendar back for the first time. Even if it is for a day.

    The first day of delay is harder to come by than the second day. Barrett has serious omissions on her disclosure forms that require the time for appropriate scrutiny. There is a crisis of lying and coverup around Covid, the President’s condition, the extent of exposure

    and specifically GOP Senate exposure. The White House and Campaign are in chaos. Strike now. Delay delay delay

    Get it, give Democrats an inch, and they will demand another inch, and by then it’s a yard and we’re beyond November 3, and then it’s (possibly) a lame duck session and it will be easier for Democrats to peel off Republican votes.

    So don’t give an inch.

    What will Democrats and their supporters do? A bomb threat? A riot? Something worse?

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    I expect there will be hard core activists armed with cameras trying to create some kind of incident in and about the hearings a la Kavanaugh.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bshgOZ8QQxU

    Steve Schmidt, the handler assigned by the Republican National Committee to VP nominee Sarah Palin, along with Nicole Wallace. A clear indication of how screwed up the McCain presidential campaign was and a peek behind the curtain at the Bush/McCain Republican Party.


     
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    ConradCA | October 6, 2020 at 11:24 am

    They could use biological warfare like the Chinese. Have a fanatical Dem with coronavirus infect as many Republican Senators so they won’t be able vote on the nomination.


     
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    fullauto | October 6, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Almost the entire Trump Administration getting the cough at the same time give you any clues?


     
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    Larry Charles | October 6, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    That skunk Steve Schmidt was one of John McCain’s campaign geniuses. A fat backstabbing slob.


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