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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 06:58 PM

44. what I don't really get...

16 states have sided with Texas.

Four states are defendants.

20 states are part of an amicus brief opposing Texas.

That's 24 states whose leaders accept reality and 17 that do not.

What the hell is going on in the remaining 13 states?

I can kinda see why the 17 states who want the election reversed are acting as they are. They're led by people whose heads are so far up Trump's ass, it gets bright for them when Trump yawns. They're behaving idiotically, but their action can be understood in the context of current levels of American idiocy.

There is no excuse for a state to take no action and remain on the sidelines. I'm usually not a "if you're not with us, you're against us" kinda guy, but in this case, I am. There's no shade of gray here - either you're an idiot, or you want the idiots to be quiet and let grownups handle things.

Yesterday, I felt a modest amount of pride that my home state didn't join Texas. But I then realized what that told me of how far the country has fallen. I used to take pride when my state or community did something good. Now, it's enough that my state didn't do something really stupid.

But now, I'm a bit more dejected. My state is one of the 13 who've decided to remain silent.

Those of us in these states have to get our asses in gear and contact our elected representatives. It is not OK when they remain silent in the face of an attempted coup. I don't care how ham-handed and doomed to failure this attempt is. I don't even care if they're Republicans and don't want to piss off Trump's base. There's right, and there's wrong. There's no in-between, and the current effort to usurp authority from the voters must be stopped.

That means the dead-enders who really want to push this have to see just how many more of us there are. They live in a bubble, and it's got to be popped.

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