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The surprising, subtle messages in Trump’s SCOTUS shortlist
New York Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | The Post editorial board

Posted on 05/19/2016 6:04:46 AM PDT by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Edited on 05/19/2016 8:02:24 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees sends multiple messages — all smart, and some pretty subtle.

The main point, of course, was to reassure Republicans that he really would name a new justice in the mold of Antonin Scalia — someone who’d resist the temptation to read his or her own policy preferences into the Constitution and the law.


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: justices; scotus; scotuslist; scotuspicks; supremes; trump; trumpscotus
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Well done Donald J. Trump and all who assisted with selections.

Trump is a man of his word and has just taken, "another solid step toward uniting the party against Hillary."

1 posted on 05/19/2016 6:04:46 AM PDT by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Plus also it will help the conservatives make the transition to supporting the Donald.


2 posted on 05/19/2016 6:07:00 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janice_Rogers_Brown


3 posted on 05/19/2016 6:07:31 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Hillary for Prison 2016.)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Mark Levin sort of liked the list {he was actually impressed with it}, BUT {getting his Trump digs in} wondered whether Trump would flip-flop on getting elected.


4 posted on 05/19/2016 6:08:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Did anyone have the stomach to listen to Levin yesterday? I imagine he was in anti-Trump overdrive when talking about this list.

Of course, if Cruz had drawn up the same names, mark would be praising Cruz and kissing his a*s up and down.


5 posted on 05/19/2016 6:09:05 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012 (q15.)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Great list—This give a look into what a Trump Presidency will be like. This shows Trump will be a true leader.


6 posted on 05/19/2016 6:09:37 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Haven’t seen all the “candidates” pictures, but I did hear some whining on TV (CNN?) that they were all white. Sigh ...


7 posted on 05/19/2016 6:10:24 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

It’s great Trump is acting like a leader already - basically saying, “F U Obama. It’s my SCOTUS choice now.”


8 posted on 05/19/2016 6:11:09 AM PDT by struggle (The)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Go further and fire every ivy leaguer in govt. Especially purge State of Yalies.


9 posted on 05/19/2016 6:11:22 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand. If you are French raise both hands)
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To: TomGuy
BUT {getting his Trump digs in} wondered whether Trump would flip-flop on getting elected.

That's a risk with any presidential candidate. He's be a fool to do so. If he's going to flip-flop, it would be for more instant gratification than the instant headaches bring. I like, really like, that he's not doing the "stealth candidate" thing.
10 posted on 05/19/2016 6:11:33 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit."-R.Reagan)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

This list is why I was glad to hear some months ago that Trump was taking advice from Jeff Sessions. While that came out in regard to immigration I was sure that Sessions wouldn’t let his ear access go to waste.


11 posted on 05/19/2016 6:13:10 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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To: TomGuy

The flip-flop fear is so irrational as to be a symptom of mental illness.

Trump doesn’t need the trouble of running for president. He has more money than Bruce Wayne. What possible purpose would it serve for him to be some sort of crypto-socialist? It would have been easier for him to have bought a candidate. Yeah he is going to wreck his brand name, his business reputation and spend millions of his own money as a joke?

I want some of what Levin is smoking. Actually, I don’t, it seems like it wrecks your mind


12 posted on 05/19/2016 6:17:52 AM PDT by Fai Mao
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To: TomGuy

Waiting here for the usual (CCs) conservative constitutionalists to show their true colors. I predict they will claim:

A. He stole the list from Ted, or Ted mentioned them first.

B. It’s a ruse to fake out the true conservatives because the “real list” is full of East-coast liberal-tranny-gun-grabbing-baby-killing swine.


13 posted on 05/19/2016 6:20:07 AM PDT by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Trump’s laid out a handful of aces.

But more significantly, he’s forced Hillary’s hand-——she’d like to keep her selections secret....but that strategy is now kaput.

“Give ‘em up, Hillary. Your liberal S/C picks will hammer more nails in your liberal coffin.”


14 posted on 05/19/2016 6:23:07 AM PDT by Liz (SAFE PLACE? A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing can penetrate it.)
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To: morphing libertarian

We all love JRB but she’s 67 years old now.


15 posted on 05/19/2016 6:24:45 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: oh8eleven

‘White’ is becoming a minority. CNN should be praising an attempt to bring balance back to the SC.


16 posted on 05/19/2016 6:31:03 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
It also shows Trump's quick mastery of the political process. In one move he both reassures the Republican base and turns a potential campaign issue on its head. Now Hillary can't raise the question of SCOTUS appointees on the campaign trail. If Hillary wants to question Trump on this she has to question specific names, not some anonymous bogey man, and immediately opens herself to the question of "where's your list?"

Again this shows that Trump is several steps ahead of her in terms of strategy. It also effectively stymies Obama whose Garland nomination is now just twisting in the wind while the focus is shifting to the Fall campaign and the next administration. SCOTUS will do just fine with 8 members until after January. Their latest unanimous slap-down of another Obama overreach shows that even without Scalia the court is still an independent branch of government.

Beyond this, Trump continues to control the narrative, which is something Hillary has no idea how to deal with. The "slow squeeze" continues and at some point she's going to crack in spectacular fashion. The Dems sense this, which is why the increasing levels of anxiety in the party about their deeply flawed presumptive nominee. Just as the Republicans before them, the Democrats are now working their way through the stages of grief leading to acceptance of Trump as the next POTUS.

17 posted on 05/19/2016 6:31:29 AM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; Biggirl; Liz; struggle

Lots of great points:

He unites the ‘concerned conservatives’ - solids the base.
He takes away the power to succeed to appoint from BHO.
He forces his opponent to counter with a list of candidates.


18 posted on 05/19/2016 6:32:50 AM PDT by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Paine in the Neck
This list is why I was glad to hear some months ago that Trump was taking advice from Jeff Sessions. While that came out in regard to immigration I was sure that Sessions wouldn’t let his ear access go to waste.

Yes, shirley Jeff Sessions was consulted, as were others. It was Jim DeMint and The Heritage Foundation that helped most in compiling DJT's list of Supreme Court nominees.
19 posted on 05/19/2016 6:36:31 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: AustinBill

++++ Great summation. Another take on what ‘just happened’ and more insightful than the actual article in many ways.

The Trump list of potential SCOTUS justice appointments.

Steven Colloton of Iowa
Allison Eid of Colorado
Raymond Gruender of Missouri
Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania
Raymond Kethledge of Michigan
Joan Larsen of Michigan
Thomas Lee of Utah
William Pryor of Alabama
David Stras of Minnesota
Diane Sykes of Wisconsin
Don Willett of Texas


20 posted on 05/19/2016 6:37:19 AM PDT by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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