This is a shocker — Amy Coney Barrett, groomed by the Federalist Society as an anti-voting rights, anti-reproductive rights, anti-equality, anti-LGBTQ rights SCOTUS warrior — actually recused herself from the first major voting rights case to come before her, one involving counting ballots in Pennsylvania.
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I've always understood that the Republicans were merely sticking with Trump to use him, and that there is no love lost between them in many cases. However, I used to be surprised they had not abandoned him sooner. Like, why not dump him early in 2020 and try to save their jobs? But now it's clear — the ideological ones knew that there was always a good chance of a third, generation-impacting SCOTUS seat. And now, they have it. Amy Coney Barrett was rammed through, was approved less than eight days before the national election, and that is that. She is wildly anti-reproductive freedom, anti-LGBTQ, anti-voting rights, anti-ACA, and we all know it. And she is about to show it.
Now, we are going to have to look very seriously at expanding the Supreme Court. It's not a snap-our-fingers prospect, but has been done and is both constitutional and only fair. We will also have our work cut out for us legislatively. If the Court invalidates same-sex marriages and eliminates the constitutional right to abortion, kicking it to the states is not good enough. We will have to fight on every level to preserve people's rights. Which sounds ... exhausting.
But let's remember: Anything can happen. (This goes both ways. Like, Thomas could retire now and they could get a fourth Trump justice by January. Or Trump could win, which is unlikely, and they could get a fourth, fifth and sixth. Or, on the other hand, Biden could win and Amy Coney Barrett or any other justice could drop dead; we simply do not know what the future brings.) Anything can happen, but the wind is at our backs in every other regard; let's make sure Biden/Harris, with the mandate I hope they will have in a week, will take full advantage of it.
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ABOVE: First day of early voting in NYC — eight-minute walk from beginning to end of this massive line. Just one location! Yeah, the popular vote is secured for Biden/Harris. Let's keep the pedal to the metal on the Electoral College vote, and to run up the score. Share the video!
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ABOVE: This year is the pits.
I've always liked and defended Sen. Dianne Feinstein; she has been a valuable Democrat in the Senate for many years and has done good work.
But at the end of the sham hearings to install the woefully inadequate, red pill in human form Amy Coney Barrett on the SCOTUS, she groveled before Sen. Lindsey Graham — a Republican in a hotly contested race that could help tilt the Senate blue — and thanked him profusely for his fairness.
Then the unmasked bitch hugged him. She hugged Lindsey Graham, #1, and she hugged a man who has refused to be tested for COVID-19.
So yeah, her time has passed. Let's try to replace her as soon as is humanly possible ...