Election Day is only 44 days away, and that’s plenty of time to vote on the next nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, Sen. Martha McSally believes. 

It also means that the race for Arizona’s Senate seat is down to the wire, and she stopped by Lake Havasu City on Saturday to urge residents to get out and vote red.

The campaign stop was held at Shugrue’s Restaurant Saturday at 11:45 a.m. The senator was joined by state GOP chair Kelli Ward, Sen. Sonny Borrelli, Rep. Regina Cobb, Rep. Leo Biasiucci, and Havasu Vice Mayor David Lane, in addition to an audience of residents.

McSally faces Mark Kelly in the race for Arizona’s second Senate seat, to which McSally was appointed in 2018 to fill the vacancy left by the late John McCain.

One focal point in McSally’s address was the passing of Justice Ginsburg, who died from pancreatic cancer complications at the age of 87 Friday afternoon — and her now empty seat on the Supreme Court.

“Our prayers are with Justice Ginsburg’s family,” McSally said. “Regardless of how you feel about her politics… she was a trailblazer.”

McSally then emphasized the importance of filling the seat while both the presidency and the Senate are Republican-led.

“The Kavanaugh fight was replacing a conservative with a conservative,” she said. “This is actually going to shift the balance of the court. This is going to make the Kavanaugh fight look like kindergarten, unfortunately.”

Some are calling for the nominee vote to be pushed until after the election, but history has already set a precedent, McSally said, and it’s on their side when it comes to pushing a nominee through now rather than later. She cited several examples of Supreme Court vacancies that occurred during an election year and nominees were voted on to fill them.

“The Constitution is clear. The president nominates, the Senate confirms,” she said. “So the historical precedent is, when you have the same party in the presidency and in the Senate, you will move — and that’s what this Senate majority must do.”

Trump promised on Saturday to nominate a woman to fill Ginsburg’s seat, and he urged the Senate to vote as soon as possible — which is critical in case there are any federal court challenges as a result of the election, and the outcome must be decided by the Supreme Court, McSally explained.

“We cannot have a four versus four Supreme Court,” she said. “We’d have a Constitutional crisis, so that makes it more important that we move on this. The facts matter, the precedent matters, and the precedent is on our side... It’s going to be transformative for the next generation.”

All of Saturday’s speakers stressed that America is at a tipping point, and this election is more critical than ever before.

Biasiucci spoke prior to McSally’s speech, and urged residents to “vote down the ballot.”

“I know that there might be people you don’t like in the Republican Party or whatnot, but this is beyond that,” he said. “This is about keeping this country red. This is about either going down a path of liberal, socialist anarchy, or staying the course of President Trump and keeping this country red and Republican and making sure our businesses are supported, making sure law and order is in place, making sure our troops are supported, our police are supported.”

Ward pushed voters to support McSally, calling her “an extraordinary woman” and setting aside their past as opponents in the 2018 Primary.

“If we have more years of Trump and we don’t have four more years of Sen. McSally, then we don’t have anything,” she said. “She’s got to go back.”

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hvnfun

As always deaton follows his messiah's lead and just insults, not a clear thought in that there head accept hate and contempt he is following.

deaton

Exactly correct hvnfun! I'm just happy to see it irritates the heck out of you, my intentions exactly! #Re-Elect45! #8644 [thumbup][tongue][beam] Deaton

deaton

It appears at 10:10 hrs. that SCOTUS is all but a DONE DEAL for a generation! Seen on “Fox News Channel” #Re-Elect45 [thumbup][thumbup][beam][beam] Deaton....

deaton

With 16 of 61 comments at 09:00 hrs. BigBob the “Gasbag” is clearly leading the “pack” of fools in today’s (the first day of fall) silliness! The “moron” [batman] must be on “injured reserve”, as RESIST [angry] is sparking the action in this final quarter, at the “two minute warning” Team TRUMP is moving the ball at will against the Washington Dementia’s “gassed” despondent “lightweights” to an overwhelming victory! #Re-Elect45 [thumbup][beam][beam] Deaton

RDUBYA

I think Little Robert hurt his shoulder on this article.

BigBob

Who is "Little Robert"?

1502

I see so many people in Havasu receiving disability payments Flying the trump flag and launching their boats. Talk about fake.

Too old for this

How do you know that they are getting disability?

tomgarven

And the winner regarding disabilities is - there is no winner.

Here is a link to the demographics dealing with question of disabilities and yes it has been rising for years.

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2016/sect01.html#chart1

And here are links to show where most of the disabilities are at.

www.google.com/search?q=people+on+dibilities+in+the+u.s.&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS891US891&oq=people+on+dibilities+in+the+u.s.&aqs=chrome..69i57.15071j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

IcePick

1502 Ahhh, are you the crystal ball, Psychic reader or Tarot card type? Wheres Dawn?

RESIST

I've noticed that too! And, all those on unemployment driving their "trump trucks"! This is what my granddaddy use to call, "cutting your nose off to spite your face!"

BigBob

The fake president says the US will be the first country to put an astronaut on "Nars." Yeah, there's nothing wrong with this fool!

RESIST

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simon1dog

Barack "Hussein" Obama would like to toss his hat into the ring to sit on the Supreme Court bench. I'd like to do the same. Deaton? You interested as well?

BigBob

Actually President Obama has not shown any interest in the Supreme Court, although various people have indicted he would make an excellent judge. I have to admit to never being surprised at the lengths you will go to in order to lie. As to you or any other local idiot "tossing hats into the ring" I'm afraid being ignorant fools would disqualify both of you.

deaton

I think not Simon, a SCOTUS nomination would require leaving my “recliner” behind! Bring an end to pointing the errors and lies of, well you know, the “gasbag” and his two “side kicks” the moron [batman] and the “Twit”. Also, as you know SCOTUS is located in a swamp full of swamp gas and fowl “critters” not to my liking, thanks anyway. #Re-Elect45! [thumbdown][huh][ohmy] Deaton

BigBob

Good News - If Mark Kelly defeats the illegitimate senator, Martha McSally, he may not have to wait to start work in Washington, D.C. Two Republican and Democratic election attorneys agree state law and Senate practices would make Kelly eligible to take over the seat once held by Sen. John McCain as soon as 30 Nov. If that happens, Kelly would narrow Republicans’ 53-47 majority in the chamber in a lame-duck session when the GOP could seek to confirm trumps choice to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thomas Basile, a REPUBLICAN who specializes in election law, stated, "In an ordinary Senate election, the winner of the election would begin his or her term in January. But in this context, a special election to fill a vacancy in a pending term ... the winner could be sworn in and seated earlier than if this were a regular election."

1947

Go Trump! Time is a wasting!

BigBob

Can not agree more, however we all know trump is too arrogant and stupid to read the writing on the wall so he'll just hang around waiting to be led out of the White House by federal troops. But so glad to see you agree trump must go!

RESIST

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23merkaba

The D's plan on swapping Michelle "big mike" Obama for Biden

23merkaba

RGB'S dying words: "My most fervent wish is that I n0t be replaced until a new president is installed" What was that last word "INSTALLED" when do we install presidents, oh yeah communists do that

BigBob

You are so right and considering the American people elected Mrs Clinton by a nearly 3 million vote margin, trump was most assuredly "installed." Thank you for that clarification.

RESIST

Vocabulary 4th grade: Install: establish (someone) in a new place, condition, or role.

"Ashley installed herself behind her table"

synonyms:

ensconce · establish · position · settle · seat · lodge · plant · plump · sit · sit down · take a seat · take a chair · perch · plonk · park · take a pew

deaton

Vocabulary 3rd grade: “Moron” definition:

1 : a very stupid person

They were acting like a bunch of morons.

2 dated, now offensive : a person affected with mild intellectual disability.

Synonym: blockhead, airhead, bonehead, chowderhead, chuckle head, “RESIST”, etc.

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23merkaba

The anti free speech crowd in support of censorship live in an echo chamber and don't even know where to find the real news

BigBob

Once again you nailed it. The loser trump has spent his entire "career" fighting the free speech of our media. Thank you for that clarification.

RESIST

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tomgarven

The following was posted on facebook.

"Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced on Saturday that she thinks Republicans should, out of "fairness to the American people," wait until after the 2020 elections to vote on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement.".

I wrote this as a response.

I disagree with Susan. The selection of a SCOTUS candidate should have nothing to do with which political party happens to be in the majority. What is important to ME is that the nominee is qualified to join the court and their record shows their judgments are about the law and not about the wishes of a political party. We desperately need to stop legislating from the bench.

BigBob

Good points, tom. And I am still amazed at how the Republicans will support the Canadian born son of a Cuban Communist. But, being the coward he is he backed out knowing he could never withstand the vetting process.

tomgarven

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RESIST

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simon1dog

Tomgarven - [thumbup]

23merkaba

Oh good! Lil Bobby got here to get out his '2 minutes of hate'

BigBob

Who is "Little Bobby? And what "hate?" I cannot find any comments from a "Little Bobby."

23merkaba

Get ready for the feral temper tantrum left to burn more of the country and attack more innocent people

BigBob

WOW! You really need to tone down your hate!

RESIST

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Azul@Havasu

How is it that BigBob’s (BB) McConnell initial time line (really from Madison Pauley) was mostly prior to knowing who would be elected president and how easily he pulled this up considering the time when it was posted.

The time line quotes actually came from https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/09/mcconnell-hypocrisy-supreme-court-confirmation-ruth-bader-ginsburg/ which I found using a google search for “McConnell supreme court”. There were quite number of hits on this. This one the most interesting: https://www.axios.com/democrats-supreme-court-ginsburg-options-871f3e66-e7a4-4f40-9691-d20de1f4be61.html “Furious Democrats are considering total war”.

There was one of Madison Pauley quotes missing from McConnell from his comment: “February 23, 2016: “I can now confidently say the view shared by virtually everybody in my conference, is that the nomination should be made by the president the people elect in the election that’s underway right now,” McConnell told reporters following Senate Republicans’ first closed-door meeting after Scalia’s death. “I believe the overwhelming view of the Republican Conference in the Senate is that this nomination should not be filled, this vacancy should not be filled by this lame duck president…The American people are perfectly capable of having their say on this issue, so let’s give them a voice. Let’s let the American people decide. The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter when it considers the qualifications of the nominee the next president nominates, whoever that might be.” “

I see in the time I spent on this BB he hasn’t waited long enough by the river.

BigBob

As a writer I am very adept at doing internet searches to ferret out information and since McConnell's comments appear all over the internet it was no problem to put together the hypocritical scum-bags BS. However I am glad you realize just what a hypocrite McConnell is.

CVA-42

As a writer you also know how to twist information and spread your BS. You also know how to create different handles so you can pat yourself on the back.

BigBob

Ahh, fan, can't you do better than that? As a writer I maintain my credibility by posting only the truth and facts - something none of you have been able to prove incorrect. Prove me wrong or stop making a fool out of yourself.

And I have never "created different handles" in order to "pay myself on the back." It is pathetic how you losers always seem to think when two or more people call you out they are the same person. Of course we all know that you, simon, 1947, "your" (sic) and half a dozen other phonies are all my biggest fan slithering around using fake ID's.

1947

Bbooby thinks he has all the answers when he has none of the facts. For example why I had to change my handle to 1947.

CVA-42

Ninetoes. Try looking in garbage bins.

Ninetoes

BigBob..Where can I find your books?

RESIST

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deaton

“As a writer I am very adept at doing internet searches to ferret out information” (BB aka “gasbag”/today) I look on in “awe”, at the talents of BigBob, Not! Senator McConnell (R-KY) has once again left Minority Leader, Senator “Chuck you” Schumer (D-NY) Sputtering to the wind in the Senate Cloak Room Closet! Isn’t this fun? Come’on Man, trot out “Nattering Nadler” (D-NY) next! #Re-Elect45, #8644, [thumbup][tongue][beam] Deaton

Very Stable Genius 2020

When Republican candidates are coming to Mohave County literally begging for Republican votes you know they are desperate. Rep Biasiucci says we “need to keep this country red”, I’m old enough to remember when the term “red” referred to communists and Communist countries like Russia and China were our adversaries. Now it refers to Republicans and Russia and China are our allies. My, how times have changed!

Azul@Havasu

So when is Mark Kelly coming?

BigBob

Oh, gosh, I am so sorry that you are so ignorant you do not realize Mark Kelly is not a Republican. BUT, go ahead and vote for him instead of wasting your vote on the useless woman we voted down once and who has no protection from her...uhhh friend, the governor.

Lemonade

Ha! Remember when Biasiucci ran as a green party candidate back in 2016? He got even fewer votes that the dem running that year, but was smart enough to figure out if he rebranded himself as a "Trump conservative" he could win office the very next election cycle. Who knows what he really believes?

RESIST

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Cooldan

vayne. BB might even defend Marxism and Communism and like Communism wants Trump and his whole family arrested if his guy gets in.

BigBob

I feel trump, his entire grifter family and administration should be jailed for crimes again America - it is as simple as that.

RESIST

Millions agree with you, BigBob!

deaton

Too bad rovR**, what’s going to happen is a lease renewal on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington DC for “four more years!” The President will continue to “Build the Wall”, secure the borders, control immigration, protect the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment and “Keep America Great” 41 days BigBob, 41 days! [thumbup][tongue][love] Deaton

Very Stable Genius 2020

In the most recent polling McSally is down 17 points. Kelly has consistently polled ahead of her all year. She already has the voters who only care about Court appointees so it’s hard to imagine she’ll gain much of a bump from this. She’s a terrible candidate, was rejected by the electorate in 2018 and she’ll be rejected again in 2020.

RESIST

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simon1dog

Obama tried to nominate someone his last year in office, right after Justice Scalia died. He wasn't successful. Nothing wrong with Trump attempting the same.

BigBob

Sadly trump's toady will not block his choice the way Obama's was blocked. Which of course point up the hypocrisy of McConnell who made the following comment:

February 13, 2016: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice,” McConnell said in a statement released after Scalia’s death. “Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

March 16, 2016: “The Senate will (see to it) that the American people have a voice in this momentous decision on who to name to the court,” McConnell said in a floor speech the day Obama nominated Garland.

May 18, 2016: Reacting to a forum called by Senate Democrats to discuss the lingering nomination of Garland, a statement from McConnell’s office called it a “sham hearing” and claimed Democrats were being hypocritical about the need to confirm Garland in an election year: “It seems the more we hear from Democrats about the Supreme Court the more we’re reminded by comparison of how reasonable and common-sense the Republican position is today.”

August 6, 2016: “One of my proudest moments was when I looked at Barack Obama in the eye and I said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy,'” McConnell told supporters at a political event in his home state of Kentucky.

May 28, 2019: An attendee at an event in Kentucky asked McConnell, “Should a Supreme Court justice die next year, what will your position be on filling that spot?” “Oh, we’d fill it,” McConnell replied, grinning.

And which of the God's did we anger to have the illegitimate senator visit our town? Oh, well we voted her down once and now we get really embarrass her by doing it again - BIG TIME! And this that fool of a governor can't save her worthless butt.

vayne

BB Ive read many of your posts over the past months. You seem like a very intelligent person. Could you please enlighten us with the benefits of socialism and also the green new deal. It will help us all acclimate to the world you would like us to have. Thanks.

simon1dog

vayne - He'll never answer such. He can't.

CVA-42

vayne. Big Bozo is busy trying find a C&P to answer your question.

BigBob

Thank you for the opportunity to address what is, at best, a very complex issue and I will endeavor to make the question of socialism easy to understand. However I cannot stretch this reply to cover the green new deal - sorry.

And in doing so I will prove, once again, the annoying little gnats who flits bout these pages posting inanities does not know what they are talking about.

First, I would like to point out that the uneducated use the “term” socialism as a pejorative, indicating they have no actual concept of what the word entails.

Various images are brought forth with the terms socialist or socialism, ranging from our politicians to the Social Democracy of the Scandinavian nations to such communist nations such as today's North Korea and all the way back to histories most famous socialist Karl Marx, whose brand of socialism is what is practiced in communist counties and is not the final word. The concept of socialism dates back to the ancient Greeks and the teachings of Plato.

Adherent’s to socialism have vastly differed from Marx over the past two-hundred years. Many leaders including John Stuart Mill, Clement Atlee and Bertrand Russell have considered socialism in the context of a combination of both capitalism and democracy. Their influence brought about Social Democracy with supporters calling themselves Social Democrats. Social Democracy differs from Marxist Socialism in that Marx portends a capitalist culture is exploitive and a tyrannical approach, as in Communist Socialism, has been proven to be a failure – the fall of the Soviet Union being the best example.

What has been proven is that socialism and capitalism can co-exist – our nation being an excellent example. Democratic Socialism ensures a social safety net with the regulation of the marketplace to provide equality of opportunity, along with maintaining common-sense environmental standards. The reliance on free-market capitalism to provide our goods and services while providing a modicum of government amenities providing infrastructure, security, basic human services and national defense is the basis of the most successful and least radical form of socialism – in other words Social Democracy.

When I see the uneducated spewing nonsense about “socialism” I am reminded of President Harry Truman who responded to Republican (of course) Senator Robert Taft in 1948 who claimed the big campaign issue was one of “creeping socialism.” Truman responded with, “Now that is the patented trademark of the special interest lobbies. Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people. When the Republican candidate inscribes the slogan ‘Down with Socialism’ on the banner of his ‘great crusade,’ that is really not what he means at all. What he really means is, ‘Down with Progress — down with Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal,’ and ‘Down with Harry Truman’s fair Deal.’ That is what he means.”

For those who whine the loudest about the evils of “socialism” the facts remain socialism is all over America and people like it. Even the ill-informed. Socialism in our nation is taxpayer funds being used collectively to benefit society as a whole, despite income, contribution, or ability. Nasty stuff, huh? Well here you go, Socialism, which you fear is responsible for all this...1. The Military/Defense - 2. Highways/Roads - 3. Public Libraries - 4. Police - 5. Fire Dept. - 6. Student Loans and Grants – 7. Bridges – 8. Public Landfills - 9 War - 10. Farm Subsidies - 11. CIA - 12. FBI - 13. Polio Vaccine - 14. EPA - 15. Social Security - 16. Public Schools -17. Jail/Prison System - 18. Corporate/Business Subsidies - 19. Veteran's (VA) Health Care - 20. Public Parks – 21. All Elected Government Officials - 22. Food Stamps – 23. Sewer System - 24. Medicare - 25. Court System - 26. Bird Flu Vaccine - 27. G.I. Bill -28. Hoover Dam – 29. Free Lunch Program - 30. The Pentagon - 31. Medicaid – 32. FDA - 33. Health Care for 9/11 Rescue Workers - 34. Swine Flu Vaccine - 35. Disability Insurance (SSDI) – 36. Corporate Bailouts/Welfare – 37. Unemployment Insurance – 38. WIC – 39. PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) – 40. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - 41 Welfare – 42. FEMA – 43. Public Defenders – 44. S-CHIP – 45. The Department of Homeland Security – 46. OHSA 47. State and National Monuments – 48. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - 49 Government Scholarships – 50 Department of Health and Human Service -51 Census Bureau - 52. Department of Energy - 53. Customs and Border Protection - 54. Department of Education – 55. Secret Service - 56. Peace Corps – 57. Department of Justice - 58. National Weather Service – 59. The White House. It doesn’t matter who you are, an evil liberal or a goofy conservative you benefit from at least one or more of the American Government-Run, Taxpayer funded Socialist programs, agencies, or laws listed above.

I sincerely hope this has answered your concern and I will now await the attacks by the usual suspects with their collective inability to comprehend anything beyond, “socialism bad!”

HavasuGuy

BigBob - good answer and fact based! I get tired of reading the dribble that some of these blind tRUMP supporters post. Never any facts, just childish insults. It's good to be able to read some intelligent comments - keep up the good work!

1947

When I see the uneducated spewing nonsense about “socialism” OK BOOBY what JC did you attend?

RESIST

Civics class, grade 9! Seems some of you boobs didn't make it that far!! It's one of Putin's favorite talking points to sucker the less educated!

RESIST

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deaton

AAH, the “Moron” returns! Go get’em HavasuGuy [batman] Re-Elect45! [thumbup][happybirthday][tongue][beam] Deaton

RESIST

7 months difference there and some states have already started voting! Senate Republicans are hypocrites! trump is Impeached!!

deaton

And RESIST [angry] soon to be, partisan impeached, Acquitted, and RE-ELECTED! A lesson to be taught our children forever more! [thumbup][tongue][beam] Deaton

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