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Biden warns that next president could appoint two Supreme Court justices at glitzy LA fundraiser

  

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Via:  gregtx  •  4 weeks ago  •  23 comments

Biden warns that next president could appoint two Supreme Court justices at glitzy LA fundraiser
At a fundraiser in Los Angeles, attended by several Hollywood celebrities and former President Barack Obama, Biden discussed why the election was so important.

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President Joe Biden warned that the president for the next four years might appoint two Supreme Court justices.

At a Saturday night fundraiser in Los Angeles, attended by several major Hollywood celebrities and former President Barack Obama, Biden laid out the case for why the November election was so important.

"The next president is likely to have two new Supreme Court nominees. Two more," Biden said before referring to Trump. "He's already appointed two that have been very negative in terms of rights of individuals."

He took direct aim at Justice Samuel Alito, who has been mired in controversy over two flags flown at his residencies.

"The idea that if [Trump] is reelected, he can appoint two more, flying flags upside down," Biden said, adding that the prospect of more Trump-appointed justices was "one of the scariest parts of the administration."

The president made the remarks while appearing alongside Obama and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who was moderating the discussion.

So far, Biden has appointed just one Supreme Court justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, compared to Trump's three: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. If Trump were to win in November, and Biden's prediction was to come true, Trump would be able to appoint over half the Supreme Court during his two terms.

Last month, at a campaign event in Philadelphia, Biden pledged to appoint "progressive judges" to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court.

The Saturday star-studded fundraising event, featuring such Hollywood figures as Julia Roberts and George Clooney, reportedly raised a whopping $28 million.


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GregTx
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1  seeder  GregTx    4 weeks ago
If Trump were to win in November, and Biden's prediction was to come true, Trump would be able to appoint over half the Supreme Court during his two terms.

My goodness, no wonder there is so much angst about Alito and Thomas. I wonder has any other president nominated that many SC justices?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    4 weeks ago

Biden also  froze and had to be led of the stage by Obama..

no wonder Biden can never be the star at his massive fundraisers.  Unlike trump, he needs to bring in celebrities and Obama.,,

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 weeks ago

ROFL - that is the most pathetic interpretation of events that I have seen in a long time.  Is this trash working on anyone?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1    4 weeks ago

The only people who it’s appropriate to grab by the wrist and lead somewhere are small children and the physically and mentally infirm .  It’s incredibly demeaning to do that to a healthy man. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1    4 weeks ago

it definitely works on most of maga ...

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.3  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

Such drama.  The record 30 million dollars in fundraising from this event suggests that nobody gives a fuck about the things you think people give a fuck about.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.4  Sean Treacy  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.3    4 weeks ago
The record 30 million dollars in fundraising from this event suggests that nobody gives a fuck about the things you think people give a fuck about.

Yes. Biden and the Democrats clean up among the uber rich. That's not new.  

Polling on Biden's infirmities suggest that people very much give a fuck about it. The overwhelming majority of Americans don't think Biden can even complete a second term if elected.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.3    4 weeks ago
The record 30 million dollars in fundraising from this event suggests that nobody gives a fuck about the things you think people give a fuck about.

Does it suggest extreme income inequality?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.6  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.4    4 weeks ago

Polling on Biden's infirmities suggest that people very much give a fuck about it. 

It is nothing short of hilarious that the counter option is Donald Trump - a fact that Biden’s biggest haters routinely pretend is no big deal.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.7  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.5    4 weeks ago

I don’t really care what it suggests.  The fundraising saga in American politics is just a sad reality.  I have a very hard time believing that there is anyone who doesn’t know who they are going to vote for at this point.  The Republican Party has shown full subservience to the most unqualified person on earth to run the country.  This will not end well for them.  Trump is a lying loser who routinely loses.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.8  Sean Treacy  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.6    4 weeks ago
is Donald Trump - a fact that Biden’s biggest haters routinely pretend is no big deal.

Probably because Biden makes Trump look normal by comparison.  Of course Trump is too old, but it's like the old saying if you want to look skinny, stand next to a bunch of really fat people. Biden makes Trump look youthful by comparison. 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.9  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.8    4 weeks ago

if you want to look skinny, stand next to a bunch of really fat people

Then I guess Biden is going to look that much skinnier, healthier, and saner at debate time.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.10  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.7    4 weeks ago
I don’t really care what it suggests.  

Sorry for misunderstanding your comment 2.1.3

 
 
 
arkpdx
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2.1.11  arkpdx  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.7    4 weeks ago
Trump is a lying loser who routinely loses

Tell that to Hillary. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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2.1.12  arkpdx  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.9    4 weeks ago

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Tessylo
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2.1.13  Tessylo  replied to  arkpdx @2.1.11    4 weeks ago

I don't see Hillary denying the results of that election to this day

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.14  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.13    4 weeks ago

or ever

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.1.15  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.13    4 weeks ago

Open your eyes and see …..

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1.16  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.13    4 weeks ago

Four years earlier, the   Hillary Clinton   campaign and leading Democrats refused to acknowledge the outcome of the 2016 election, by claiming Donald Trump was not a legitimate president. These actions, while certainly not as dramatic or as immediately damaging as the events leading to Jan. 6 (and today), helped bring us to our current situation.

“He lost the election and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,”   ex-President Jimmy Carter said in 2019 , continuing to deny Trump’s victory three years after the election.

“He knows he’s an illegitimate president,” said   Clinton , also three years later. She repeated this sentiment in 2020, telling The Atlantic the election “was not on the level,” and again when   she called Trump’s win illegitimate . She   piled on to this by saying , “You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” clearly referring to how she saw her 2016 campaign.

Hillary Clinton said in a new interview that Joe Biden should not concede the 2020 presidential election “under any circumstances," anticipating issues that could prolong knowing the final outcome. “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances, because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually I do believe he will win if we don't give an inch, and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is,” Clinton said in an interview with her former communications director Jennifer Palmieri for Showtime's “The Circus,” which released a clip Tuesday.

Clinton isn't just in denial about 2016 still; but every other election since including the upcoming 2024.

So are other democrats. They sound like Trump; but he is a former Democrat after all; so that isn't surprising.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3  Texan1211    4 weeks ago

I guess the campaign mantra about saving democracy changes when you are begging money from the Hollywood types.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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3.1  arkpdx  replied to  Texan1211 @3    4 weeks ago

Maybe they finally realized that it is they that, by prosecuting a candidate of a other party that has a chance to beat their candidate, by attempting to keep the opposing candidate off the ballot and by threatening to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices so they can  pack the court in their favor and by allowing their president to ignore the rulings of the SCOTUS,  is doing more to destroy democracy more than Trump ever could. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4  Texan1211    4 weeks ago

Interesting Biden chose to attack a sitting member of SCOTUS!

Bad form.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @4    4 weeks ago
Bad form.

Only if Trump were to do it. 

Biden destroys norms, Trump gets attacked for it. 

 
 

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