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XacerbatedDem

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I am a 66 year old, retired Democrat who lives in the red state of Missouri (gawd help me!) and I have been following the articles here for quite some time. I genuinely love the camaraderie and fellowship of your site and hope that in some way I may contribute to your message. I am also a veteran who is appalled at the direction this country took with the last president and want to do what I can to see that that never happens again (gawd help us all!).

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The case against the Supreme Court of the United States

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The fact that someone inside the Court’s very small circle of trust apparently decided to leak a draft opinion is likely to be perceived by the justices, as SCOTUSBlog tweeted out Monday night, as “the gravest, most unforgivable sin.”

To this I say, “good.” If the Court does what Alito proposed in his draft opinion, and overrules Roe v. Wade, that decision will be the culmination of a decades-long effort by Republicans to capture the institution and use it, not just to undercut abortion rights but also to implement an unpopular agenda they cannot implement through the democratic process.

And the Court’s Republican majority hasn’t simply handed the Republican Party substantive policy victories. It is systematically dismantling voting rights protections that make it possible for every voter to have an equal voice, and for every political party to compete fairly for control of the United States government. Justice Alito, the author of the draft opinion overturning Roe, is also the author of two important decisions dismantling much of the Voting Rights Act.

This behavior, moreover, is consistent with the history of an institution that once blessed slavery and described Black people as “beings of an inferior order.” It is consistent with the Court’s history of union-busting, of supporting racial segregation, and of upholding concentration camps.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-case-against-the-supreme-court-of-the-united-states/ar-AAWTB5p?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15&cvid=198d5138ca8a4000a67fdb2b5176e8fd

After reading about the other disgusting decisions the SC has made throughout history, I have lost any respect for the institution as a whole.
Posted by XacerbatedDem | Wed May 4, 2022, 07:08 AM (4 replies)

McConnell proudly displays his hypocrisy.

The turtle is on tv now, raging about how Alito's leak should be investigated. WTF? Hundreds of insurrectionists attack our capitol, destroy the building, smear s**t on the walls, try to hang a vice president and assault police officers, causing death and destruction, and not one word out of his beak about an investigation. Oh, but a SC justice gets outed for his sick opinion and damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead with an investigation?

Get. The. F**k. Outta. Here.

Hypocrite thy name is Mitch!!!
Posted by XacerbatedDem | Tue May 3, 2022, 03:02 PM (10 replies)

WTF? A Republican controlled House in 2024 can overturn a legitimate Electoral College result?

The Card a Republican House Can Play That Turns Us Into a House of Cards: Newsweek

We wrote a column early in 2020 describing how Donald Trump would attempt to steal the election by using Congress to overturn the legitimate Electoral College results. Unfortunately, the piece ended up being incredibly prescient over time, as we learned more details over the last several months.

A lot of media coverage in the last 18 months since the election have focused on both how former President Trump schemed to overturn the election results, and congressional efforts to create stronger federal voting protections. What the media has not yet surfaced is that because of the 12th Amendment to the Constitution and the Electoral Count Act of 1887, if a Republican controlled House of Representatives in 2024 wants to overturn a legitimate Electoral College result, there is a path to their doing so that no contemplated fix to the Electoral Count Act is likely to prevent.

To understand how this could happen one needs to appreciate how a Republican controlled House under a Speaker Kevin McCarthy (or maybe Jim Jordan) full-throated Big Lie cheerleaders, could upend a legitimate Electoral College victory by the 2024 Democratic candidate. The law provides a path for overturning a legitimate Electoral College result even though doing so would be enormously undemocratic.

Under the existing presidential selection process, if a single House member and a single senator object to the certification of a state's Electoral College delegation, when a competing slate of electors has been transmitted to Congress in a timely manner, the House and Senate are to retreat to their respective chambers and vote on which slate of electors to certify or not. Regardless of whether the Senate is in Democratic or Republican hands, if the House and Senate disagree in their respective consideration of which slate ought to be recognized as the rightful slate of state electors, that disagreement regarding electors from a handful of swing states would likely result in no candidate being able to achieve an Electoral College vote count of at least 270 electors. Under the Constitution, the election would then fall to the House of Representatives to decide the presidency.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-card-a-republican-house-can-play-that-turns-us-into-a-house-of-cards-opinion/ar-AAWPuKA?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15&cvid=1e4184023eca4b54a9630bf5d966096e

I hope this is BS!
Posted by XacerbatedDem | Mon May 2, 2022, 07:35 AM (25 replies)
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