by Countable | Updated on 8.7.18
"If that changes, I think we'd see a huge shift in how the federal government does its job," Vladeck said, "and more perniciously, we'd see a further politicization of just about every decision that the federal government is making."
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This president has no idea what public service is, or what public servants do in order to make the government run smoothly. Our founding fathers created the fundamental responsibilities for each branch of the government. This sort of president is the reason these branches are separated. We do not need a SCOTUS that will allow this to occur, we no longer need a resistance, we need to uprise and revolt over the tyrannical atrocity that this administration has created. Our democracy and federalism is at stake. I will hold all of my representatives responsible if they let our democracy fall.
I oppose allowing traitors to have any power in the government.
There will be no legitimate SCOTUS appointments until Merrick Garland is seated. Trump is an illegitimate president and his stain on this country will need to be scrubbed clean before we can again call ourselves a democracy. He was put in place by a small minority of the country and has no place in the White House.
If the President is able to do this, politics then plays a role in every aspect of government, i.e., like a k8ng or queen of a country. Our founding fathers did NOT want the President to have the right to control every aspect of government and this country. They knew what they were doing. This should not be allowed to happen.
That's a feature, not a bug.
No appointments until AFTER midterms!
Kavanaugh must not be allowed to become SCOTUS. The president is under criminal investigation and may not be president much longer. Furthermore he got a judge to step down before the midterm elections. Which is pretty shady when you remember that trump has financial ties to his son.
Kavanaugh is the perfect 45 Supreme Court nominee : a pathetic opportunist and bootlicker for a Fascist wanna-be dictator. Do not let this man on the Supreme Court. In fact, no nominees until Garland has his hearings and vote.
Hahahahha you guys need to let the Merrick Garland dream go. Trump will never appoint him. So he will probably never be seated. By the time trumps presidency is over he will be too old. But you can keep dreaming!
Do not vote for this asshole
I can’t be the only one who got a very sick feeling when reading this. Is America a Democracy or a Dictatorship? What has happened to America? What is this administration waiting for? “For the People, By the People” it’s time we take OUR country back. “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill
This is the last thing we need! There must be a check and balance with power! Do not confirm!
There a lot of lazy civil servants out there! Every time I have to deal with local, state or especially Federal workers it’s nothing but snags! I go to my job I have to perform! Not sit on my cellphone! Not cry about other people I work with because we fix the problem and get on! We have reviews every six months and ongoing reaction with our supervisors! They as they are union workers tend to be very lazy as they feel that they can be protected from anything that they screw up! This must be addressed! The only Federal entity that has control over their employees is the Military as they have the SCMJ that governs them and it is strict! But civilian employees and there are good ones but still a lot of lazy junk that needs to be weeded out! The taxpayer, That’s Me cannot afford this! If you are an investor in a corporation and own stock in that corporation you would want answers too! Well! I’m a taxpayer and am invested in our government and I demand that the bad apples be weeded out! Understand?
This nation does not need either Kavanaugh or tRump. Team them together and we will be the third world nation that they want.
When Mueller shows that Trump is bought and paid for, and the election was rigged in his favor, any people appointed by him should be invalid as it is fruit of the poisonous tree
Fear monger much? Wow! Kavanaugh is a shoe in to get through and this is a desperate scare tactic to try and rally radical leftist support against a very highly qualified judge.
No Kavanaugh. He will destroy workers rights, end unions, take away civil rights and rule that the President is above the law and can commit crimes that any other person would be punished for except him. Kavanaugh has already admitted that Nixon shouldnt have been impeached. We dont need a dictatorship. We do need term limits on US Supreme Court to change with the times. It now is not about justice or the constitution - it is now about political Party and the control a minority has over the majority. We the people are fed up!!!
As well any president should be able to fire civil servants at will. Look what happened with job security at the Veteran’s Administration: veterans died because of the shoddy work ethic at the VA! Taxpayers should NOT have to foot the bill for lousy, delinquent even, workers. Any employee, no matter the status, should be fired for just cause, James Comey included!
The executive branch does not need any more power. Please do not allow someone to be appointed that will give any president more power. We need checks and balances for each branch of the government.
What a bunch of hypocrites sycophants the gop has exposed its true shallowness and depraved thinking / actions. Moron supporters apparently are incapable of fully utilizing their faculties so really nothing you can do except shoot themselves in the foot as they will be the first and most impacted by their ‘dear leader’!
Having a president that continues to be under investigation and has made traitorous comments and actions he should not also get to appoint and choose a SC Justice that believes presidents are above the law...except of course Bill Clinton.