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Sun May 30, 2021, 04:35 PM

 

There's a 'Neville Chamberlain' wing to the Democratic Party, and the GOP are taking full advantage

Don't kid yourselves- the SA/Brownshirts are on the ascendancy in the GOP.

The Collinses, Cheneys, and Romneys may 'express their concern' once in a while (when it doesn't matter), but they
most assuredly are 'going along to get along'.


Anyone that thinks that our current crop of fascists are going to honestly negotiate is helping the GOP at this point

It's an unpleasant thing to have to say- but it's a nasty reality that needs to be openly confronted

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215479024

Justice Breyer's new warning for Democrats couldn't have come at a worse time

American democracy is in crisis. Breyer thinks now’s the time to scold his fellow liberals.
By Ian Millhiser May 29, 2021, 9:00am EDT


Justice Stephen Breyer — a Bill Clinton appointee who has served on the Supreme Court since 1994 — has chosen this moment to admonish liberals for failing to respect the rule of law.

He’s done so despite the fact that less than five months ago, a violent mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters invaded the US Capitol in a vain attempt to keep Trump, who had just lost his bid for reelection, in office without an electoral mandate. In the months that followed, state-level Republicans loyal to Trump passed legislation that appears to serve no purpose other than to restrict voting. And now, Republican leaders are blocking a bipartisan investigation into the January 6 riots at the Capitol.

And yet, in the midst of what might be the greatest threat to liberal democracy in the United States since Jim Crow, Breyer warns that liberals are endangering the rule of law because a small minority of Democrats have suggested taking aggressive action to rein in the Supreme Court.

And Breyer is doing this at the same time that he’s urging Democrats to find common ground with a party that refuses to investigate an attack that endangered much of Congress.


more...

https://www.vox.com/22454648/justice-stephen-breyer-supreme-court-retirement-book-harvard-court-packing-voting-democracy

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friendly_iconoclast May 2021 OP
John Ludi May 2021 #1
world wide wally May 2021 #2
Crunchy Frog May 2021 #3
MyOwnPeace May 2021 #4
TheBlackAdder May 2021 #5
Hoyt May 2021 #6
Nevilledog May 2021 #7
DonCoquixote May 2021 #8
kairos12 May 2021 #9
DavidDvorkin May 2021 #10

Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 04:43 PM

1. Ha!

Been saying that very thing for years now. The Appeasement Party.

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Sun May 30, 2021, 04:50 PM

2. I couldn't agree more

+Lots

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 04:56 PM

3. I once had a post removed for using those words.

I wonder if Breyer is planning to screw us by not retiring.

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Sun May 30, 2021, 05:06 PM

4. History needs to be revisited here......

that is quite the appropriate name here: "Neville Chamberlain wing."

What needs to be understood is just how much "reaching across the aisle" and getting your hand slapped should one accept before one says "F-U" and proceeds to do what is right, with or without "bipartisan" cooperation.

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Sun May 30, 2021, 05:11 PM

5. I pondered, as a lark, if Manchin was behaving the way he is to go down in history like Chamberlain.

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As it stands, he likes the attention and ability to flex power. That is why Puerto Rico or Washington DC will never see statehood if he has any say in the matter. He'd lose his attention and power and become irrelevant.

Some people like positive attention and some will take any kind they can get, whether positive or negative.

Perhaps Manchin wants to be remembered in the history books too, and commented on DU for the next 150 years.

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Sun May 30, 2021, 05:39 PM

6. Think Breyer is right that trying to expand the Court is wrong.

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Sun May 30, 2021, 05:46 PM

7. I somehow feel personally attacked!

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Mon May 31, 2021, 10:54 AM

8. to those that have had posts hidden for saying exactly this

I salute you

To those that are already preparing to hide this post: ask yourself if the article hits a little too close to home.

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Mon May 31, 2021, 11:09 AM

9. Total Agreement. This wing will soon be waving papers and exclaim

"we have no voter protections in our time."

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Mon May 31, 2021, 01:28 PM

10. That's unfair to Neville Chamberlain.

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