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Make Them Pay

September 28, 2020

The closer we get to election day, the more determined President Trump appears willing to go to new depths of political chicanery to retain the office the powers of which he abuses  on a daily basis. The death of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has given him an excuse to politicize in a way to bolster his fading chances of winning the election outright in order to bull his way to a rigged court ordered victory after claiming his loss has come about due to voter fraud on the part of Democrats via a massive surge of voters choosing to cast their ballots via mail.

The hypocrisy of a man casting aspersions on the reasons why people would follow his own loudly proclaimed voting method is right in line with his constantly proclamation that he is above the law of the land and entitled to act as he pleases. The hypocrisy of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowing to hold a vote on another Supreme Court nominee within a month of an election determining which candidate will win that election to serve as President and which party will have a majority in the Senate going forward is likewise not a big surprise. #MoscowMitch  faces possible loss of his own seat and enough of his GOP Senate colleagues to lose his majority leadership status as to give him plenty of motive to aid and abet Trump’s treason.

Lindsey Graham, alleged Senator representing the voters of the great state of South Carolina and current Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee charged with vetting such nominees, is also on record as saying such a Supreme Court nomination should await the outcome of the election, is taking a stand directly opposed to the very words that came out of his mouth in plain English just a few short years ago. He is running to keep his seat in the Senate as well. Make him pay in November as well.

Trump has not revealed any proof that such voter fraud using the United States Postal Service and easily recounted paper ballots. He knows he cannot win an election which has a historically high turnout. Every poll conducted so far consistently shows this. Voting by mail is less risky to the health of voters and poll workers alike in this age of Covid-19 which has been mismanaged to the tune of over 200,000 dead American men, women and children. It also eliminates the need for many voters to wait for hours to vote at an incredibly fewer vote-in-person poll locations. Dropping large numbers of polling stations is one of many examples of GOP legislatures practicing blatant voter suppression – often aimed at minority voters more likely to vote for Biden than Trump (as well as Democrat Senate and House seats).

Amy Coney Barrett, the judge Trump has nominated to replace Ginsburg on the Court, could not be further from her in terms of political and judicial ideology. She would likely vote to further Trump’s anti-human agenda than even his other two Supreme Court appointments. He would not have chosen her otherwise. Her confirmation before the election would obviously be a boon to Trump’s win-at-any-cost campaign strategy, as the chances of legal proceedings to dictate the legitimacy of large numbers of ballots reaching the High Court are very great. She would also likely tip the Court’s stance on reproductive rights and the health care provided to millions of Americans by the Affordable Care Act would also be jeopardized.

There is no way that a Trump/McConnell tainted Supreme Court would follow the interests and desires of the vast majority of the American people, millions of whom would be left without affordable health care due to loss of health care lost when they lost their jobs. The virus would further exacerbate inequality by allowing private health insurance companies to discriminate against people with such pre-existing conditions such as having been infected by Covid-19 or born a female. The logic McConnell used in denying President Obama’s choice of Merrick Garland to even receive a hearing let alone a confirmation vote to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Scalia much earlier in 2016 should apply here as well – if the GOP were not more determined to alter the course of SCOTUS for decades to come than meeting the needs of the American people (whom they do an absolutely horrific job of representing).

Tomorrow’s debate between Trump and Biden will likely touch on these issues. It will also likely be largely overshadowed by discussion of recent allegations concerning Trump’s taxes. That, my friends, I will address in more detail soon. In the meantime, please plan and carry out a strategy to cast your vote (as early as you legally may do so) and encourage family, friends and associates to do so as well. Make Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and others of their ilk pay dearly for trying to strong arm us and consolidate their political power to the detriment of our democracy and the fate of the rest of the world as well.

Further Suggested Readings:

How To Best Honor the Notorious RBG

With the Passing of Justice Ginsburg, Democracy Just Got Harder, Again

If McConnell Packs the Court on behalf of Minority Rule, Dems must Expand and Reform it

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Says She Won’t Vote For A Supreme Court Justice Until After Inauguration Day

The Danger Grows: Justice Ginsburg’s Death, McConnell’s Treachery and Trump’s Opportunity to Use the Supreme Court to Steal the Election

Democrats’ constitutional Jiujitsu: How the party can  out-maneuver and decisively vanquish Trump’s GOP

‘This is for the people to decide’: Jaw-dropping CNN supercut lays bare the GOP’s stunning hypocrisy on SCOTUS

‘You don’t see any hypocrisy?’ Chris Wallace flattens Trump Supreme Court shortlister Tom Cotton by replaying his Merrick Garland speech

Lincoln Project releases devastating new ad against vulnerable Republican Lindsey Graham

Murkowski & Romney: No Supreme Court Justice Confirmation Until After Inauguration Day

\5 times McConnell said we shouldn’t confirm a SCOTUS justice in an election year

A long list of GOP senators who promised not to confirm a Supreme Court nominee during an election year

Sen. Bernie Addresses The Nation: Trump’s Threat To Our Democracy

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5 Comments
  1. Thank you for the reblog.

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  2. You are being very polite in your article. The man is a lunatic who wants to put a woman on Nars! Thankfully I caught Seth Meyers on YouTube and he explained it was Mars. I believe the US and Canada have the strongest relationship of any two countries with long borders. 80 percent of Canadians want the border kept closed until the spring of 2021 due to him letting over 200,000 US citizens needlessly die. He is dangerously nuts!

    I happen to be reading State of the Union addresses starting with the first President. After the Nars incident I opened it to Abraham Lincoln’s State of the Union December 3, 1861. What an incredible message at a time when the country was in chaos. I would recommend everyone read it so every person, especially voters, can bring the US back from the brink of disaster. http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/abraham-lincoln/state-of-the-union-1861.php

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    • Thank you, Dennis. I know closing our mutual border was not easy. Travel both ways is lucrative to both sides. I have been to Canada many times and have visited every province from Ontario to Nova Scotia. I agree I was overly circumspect in my treatment of Trump and his supporters. There are probably more people here who prefer moving to Canada to living another four years (or longer) under his rule than was the case during the years when they did so to avoid being drafted to serve in the Vietnam War. Indeed, far more Americans have perished due to Trump’s negligence in dealing with this virus than did in Vietnam. I urge those folks to join me in voting him out in November. Will enough of them do so? We’ll know soon. I’ll also checked out Lincoln’s State of the union speech.

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  3. padresteve permalink

    Thanks for this awesome post Rick.

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