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Old 10-10-2018, 01:17 PM   #3496
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Re: We are all Slave now.

Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop View Post
That's a very strong post. And I guess I'll just go back to the point that Republicans in the Senate who voted for Kavanaugh could surely have confirmed another nominee with similarly conservative views. And yet it seems like the sorts of biases Somin describes drove them to pick Kavanaugh because they were defending him from Democrats.
Political calculation. Replacing him so late might've pushed vote beyond election.

You've seen Casino.

Old Mobster: "Andy's a good kid, stand up guy."

Other Old Mobster: "I agree. He won't talk."

Remo: "Look... All I'm saying is, 'Why take a chance?' That's just how I think about it..."

I think some of the decision to stand behind BK was thinking like Remo (lock down the win as soon as you can) and Trump thinking a battle over the nominee was good political theatre. In both regards, they were shrewd to do what they did.
All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
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