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2020-09-19 11:03:48 AM  

FarkBucket18: All of you could have just moved to Kentucky any time in the last 40 years and voted him out, but nahhhh, that's much too difficult. Better to just biatch and moan online about how unfair he is.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Hunh. So there were 17 FarkBuckets before you. Way to be born on 3rd.
 
2020-09-19 11:04:40 AM  
Lame duck appointment. No consequences with goldfish memory voters.
 
2020-09-19 11:05:56 AM  

BafflerMeal: FarkBucket18: All of you could have just moved to Kentucky any time in the last 40 years and voted him out, but nahhhh, that's much too difficult. Better to just biatch and moan online about how unfair he is.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Hunh. So there were 17 FarkBuckets before you. Way to be born on 3rd.


I wonder if the other 17 were better trolls.
 
2020-09-19 11:06:40 AM  
All I know is that if Biden wins, Breyer needs to resign in a year or so, so he can be replaced with a Biden nominee before he starts getting sick.
 
2020-09-19 11:07:38 AM  
Personally I think Obama should be hog tied and forced into the vacant seat.  I have no doubt that he doesn't want it, but at this point I do not think he should be given a choice.
 
2020-09-19 11:08:12 AM  

Uranus: Champion of the Sun: But we can't do anything but wail.

you can, but it requires effort.


lol, this guy only puts effort into dissuading people from voting for Dems. Blatant, hostile shtick that gets plenty of bites. Best to call it out and move on.
 
2020-09-19 11:08:25 AM  

kbronsito: EvilEgg: You don't understand, Hillary didn't inspire me!


She was a terrible candidate who ran a shiatty campaign and still won the popular election, overwhelmingly.

The problem is that OUR VOTES DON'T COUNT.
 
2020-09-19 11:08:29 AM  

Klyukva: Don't worry everyone. Check out this poll.

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The seat is safe.


the entire Republican agenda polls at something like -20. why do you think they want the courts so badly? They know they can't push the agenda thru congress so they are packing courts to undo all progressive legislation for the past 80 years. The whole plan is "rule from the bench" with no political accountability whatsoever. The only one not on board for the plan is Roberts and he's now irrelevant.

They will push it through before the election. Doing so equals total victory. They will not miss the chance.
 
2020-09-19 11:10:20 AM  
Defeating Trump really needs to be secondary to getting McConnell defeated and his whore wife out of the boardroom as well.
 
2020-09-19 11:10:28 AM  

suebhoney: durbnpoisn: I wrote about this very thing in my blog, a few minutes ago.  I had to tone down my anger about this.  Because make no mistake, I am FURIOUS about!

And I am completely terrified that the absolute worst case scenario is about to unfold.

We will lose the court.  Trump will cheat.  They will side with him.
And our Democracy dies, just like that.

I hope to hell I'm wrong.  I really REALLY hope I'm wrong.

I was feeling dread about 6 weeks ago, and it lightened up about 2 weeks ago.

Now that feeling of dread is back and it's 100 fold worse than my initial feeling.

I honestly believe America is done and that sometime within the next 2 years (or less), my SSDI will be taken away, as well as my son's and mine SNAP benefits, and my son's Medicaid. We will be homeless before those 2 years are up & there won't be anyone who will help us, as all social safety nets will be dismantled. 

RBG passing is the absolute worst thing that could have happened right now.

I am scared beyond words.


Sorry about that.  That's horrifying.

Our only hope is that the SCOTUS does the right thing regardless of politics.
 
2020-09-19 11:11:25 AM  

Klyukva: Don't worry everyone. Check out this poll.

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The seat is safe.


Safe. Ha! As if McConnell would be dissuaded by something as inconvenient as the will of the voters.
 
2020-09-19 11:11:59 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Pernicious Q. Varmint:

Exactly.  And there was nothing stopping Obama from withdrawing Garland and doing just that.

And this is what I'm getting at.  Republicans use political maneuvering that's within the boundaries of the law.

And then Dems either pout, or they call republicans a bunch of names (ists and phobes and deplorables).  Demonize and dehumanize you're opponent if u can't beat them legally.

And republicans are fascists. (See.  More name calling)


Remind me again: is soliciting foreign interference live on TV, and denying a president their constitutionally delegated authority "within the rules"? Does it even friggin matter anymore when the referees are parts of the teams on the field?
 
2020-09-19 11:14:47 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Pernicious Q. Varmint:

Exactly.  And there was nothing stopping Obama from withdrawing Garland and doing just that.

And this is what I'm getting at.  Republicans use political maneuvering that's within the boundaries of the law.

And then Dems either pout, or they call republicans a bunch of names (ists and phobes and deplorables).  Demonize and dehumanize you're opponent if u can't beat them legally.

And republicans are fascists. (See.  More name calling)


Well, if the shoe fits.....
 
2020-09-19 11:16:18 AM  

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2020-09-19 11:16:54 AM  
And our founding fathers in their infinite wisdom have given us the Second Amendment solution
 
2020-09-19 11:17:33 AM  

NobleHam: mrwknd: [The Garland nom was Obama telling] Republicans ... "we're not going to replace Scalia with a total liberal.".


Why shouldn't they?

Republicans thought it was fine to give Thurgood Marshall's seat to a goddam Uncle Tom.

Hey Democrats: figure it out - Republicans are going to shiat on you EVERY farkING TIME.

No really. Stop hoping that this time Republicans are going to do the right thing or play fair. They never are.

You're just being chumps.
 
2020-09-19 11:19:13 AM  

Klyukva: Don't worry everyone. Check out this poll.

[Fark user image 750x873]

The seat is safe.


Pull the other one, its got bells on
 
2020-09-19 11:19:19 AM  

durbnpoisn: suebhoney: durbnpoisn: I wrote about this very thing in my blog, a few minutes ago.  I had to tone down my anger about this.  Because make no mistake, I am FURIOUS about!

And I am completely terrified that the absolute worst case scenario is about to unfold.

We will lose the court.  Trump will cheat.  They will side with him.
And our Democracy dies, just like that.

I hope to hell I'm wrong.  I really REALLY hope I'm wrong.

I was feeling dread about 6 weeks ago, and it lightened up about 2 weeks ago.

Now that feeling of dread is back and it's 100 fold worse than my initial feeling.

I honestly believe America is done and that sometime within the next 2 years (or less), my SSDI will be taken away, as well as my son's and mine SNAP benefits, and my son's Medicaid. We will be homeless before those 2 years are up & there won't be anyone who will help us, as all social safety nets will be dismantled. 

RBG passing is the absolute worst thing that could have happened right now.

I am scared beyond words.

Sorry about that.  That's horrifying.

Our only hope is that the SCOTUS does the right thing regardless of politics.


SCOTUS lost all legitimacy after Bush v. Gore.

The Republicans on the bench, except Roberts, see SCOTUS as a political tool and will use it as such.

it's been the plan the whole time. they dismantle the entirety of the progressive agenda that been laid down over the last 80 years. the only hope here is that Dems win the Senate and kill the filibuster and start ramming through legislation. Republicans will do the same when they get back in power eventually. It will be unworkable chaos and the system will collapse. The only way out of the unjustness of this system is to tear it apart and start over. Otherwise, we'll be back at the brink time and time again.
 
2020-09-19 11:20:46 AM  
Nobody is surprised, and knowing the Republican track record if this does happen RBG's replacement is going to be her complete legal opposite, no different than when Clarence Thomas was chosen to replace Thurgood Marshall.
 
2020-09-19 11:23:15 AM  
I've been thinking about the socialist democracies of Western Europe and what it took for them to abandon their old ways and evolve.  The answer is a couple of world wars and massive devastation.

I'm wondering what it will take for us to evolve.  I'm not suggesting anything or trying to sound edgy either.  I'm actually wondering what it will take.

I can't help but think we're at a genuine crossroad.
 
2020-09-19 11:23:20 AM  
Beau's additional thoughts up now, for those of you who value his insight (or those that haven't yet been introduced.)

Let's talk about electoral politics and Ruth Bader Ginsburg....
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2020-09-19 11:24:02 AM  

misantropo: Flip the Senate then impeach the motherfarker who was put on the bench.


The Dems won't have a big enough senate majority to convict and remove...
 
2020-09-19 11:27:12 AM  
Let's just hope whoever is nominated likes beer enough to deserve a lifetime appointment to the bench and we'll all be good.
 
2020-09-19 11:29:30 AM  

durbnpoisn: suebhoney: durbnpoisn: I wrote about this very thing in my blog, a few minutes ago.  I had to tone down my anger about this.  Because make no mistake, I am FURIOUS about!

And I am completely terrified that the absolute worst case scenario is about to unfold.

We will lose the court.  Trump will cheat.  They will side with him.
And our Democracy dies, just like that.

I hope to hell I'm wrong.  I really REALLY hope I'm wrong.

I was feeling dread about 6 weeks ago, and it lightened up about 2 weeks ago.

Now that feeling of dread is back and it's 100 fold worse than my initial feeling.

I honestly believe America is done and that sometime within the next 2 years (or less), my SSDI will be taken away, as well as my son's and mine SNAP benefits, and my son's Medicaid. We will be homeless before those 2 years are up & there won't be anyone who will help us, as all social safety nets will be dismantled. 

RBG passing is the absolute worst thing that could have happened right now.

I am scared beyond words.

Sorry about that.  That's horrifying.

Our only hope is that the SCOTUS does the right thing regardless of politics.


I used to have full faith in SCOTUS, then Clarence Thomas happened, and it's been downhill from there with the exception of Kagan.
 
2020-09-19 11:30:15 AM  

mofa: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18

So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?

I thought it might be comforting to know that even the most recent guy took almost 3 months to confirm. People keep saying McConnell will have this done within a week, but the process definitely takes way longer than that, unless there's some special legislative power he's hiding up his sleeve.

I think McConnell can change any Senate rule by a simple majority vote. Much of the United States depended on politicians' honor.


And take a look at this contemptible, and since deleted, tweet from Chris Coons' republican challenger in DE...

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2020-09-19 11:32:08 AM  

suebhoney: We vote in every election. But beyond that, we are unable to help. 😪


Then you are doing all you can, and have no reason to feel otherwise.
The best revenge is being happy, and not letting the bastards grind you down.
Remember - we always win in the end. Over time, all the victories have ultimately gone to the good guys.
The only personal tragedy is that we don't always live to see justice in our time - so you need to look at the course of human progress and remind yourself that we always win in the end.
 
2020-09-19 11:32:15 AM  

ukexpat: mofa: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18

So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?

I thought it might be comforting to know that even the most recent guy took almost 3 months to confirm. People keep saying McConnell will have this done within a week, but the process definitely takes way longer than that, unless there's some special legislative power he's hiding up his sleeve.

I think McConnell can change any Senate rule by a simple majority vote. Much of the United States depended on politicians' honor.

And take a look at this contemptible, and since deleted, tweet from Chris Coons' republican challenger in DE...

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Gah, replied to wrong comment, but it holds. Piece of shiat.
 
2020-09-19 11:33:17 AM  
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2020-09-19 11:33:24 AM  

ukexpat: misantropo: Flip the Senate then impeach the motherfarker who was put on the bench.

The Dems won't have a big enough senate majority to convict and remove...


This - if they had 60 votes, he'd already be gone. We aren't going to get them in 2020, either.
 
2020-09-19 11:35:06 AM  

Naido: LordBeavis:

as Yertle and Fat Turd have the guile and cunning of a wet sponge.

I despise the son of a biatch, but if Mitch has the guile and cunning of a wet sponge, how can you possibly come up with a comparison point lowly enough for where Democrats rank in that regard?


I wouldn't say Mitch is cunning.  He is a dishonorable opportunist to be sure.  He didn't orchestrate the Tea Party or the rise of Trump.  He certainly adapted and exploited them.  I wonder if he would have been selected for Majority leader if he wasn't from the uber-safe KY.  As to the Dems counter strategy, they have none.
 
2020-09-19 11:43:51 AM  
The Senate can't take up any business as long as an Impeachment from the House is sitting on Mitch's desk.  So Monday morning, the House should rush through an impeachment - lord knows there are any number of reasons for one.  Sure, Mitch would rush through an acquittal, but that would have bought at least a week, and by that time he'd be sitting on another impeachment.  Lather, rinse, repeat.

Totally legal and constitutional and a sure way to piss off everybody, but it would work.  Except Mitch would just ignore the impeachments, illegally, and go about whatever evil he has in mind.
 
2020-09-19 11:45:14 AM  

Aquapope: The Senate can't take up any business as long as an Impeachment from the House is sitting on Mitch's desk.  So Monday morning, the House should rush through an impeachment - lord knows there are any number of reasons for one.  Sure, Mitch would rush through an acquittal, but that would have bought at least a week, and by that time he'd be sitting on another impeachment.  Lather, rinse, repeat.

Totally legal and constitutional and a sure way to piss off everybody, but it would work.  Except Mitch would just ignore the impeachments, illegally, and go about whatever evil he has in mind.


Which is exactly why the Democrats won't do it: because they are spineless weasels.
 
2020-09-19 11:45:45 AM  

drewsclues: durbnpoisn: suebhoney: durbnpoisn: I wrote about this very thing in my blog, a few minutes ago.  I had to tone down my anger about this.  Because make no mistake, I am FURIOUS about!
...
SCOTUS lost all legitimacy after Bush v. Gore.

The Republicans on the bench, except Roberts, see SCOTUS as a political tool and will use it as such.

it's been the plan the whole time. they dismantle the entirety of the progressive agenda that been laid down over the last 80 years. the only hope here is that Dems win the Senate and kill the filibuster and start ramming through legislation. Republicans will do the same when they get back in power eventually. It will be unworkable chaos and the system will collapse. The only way out of the unjustness of this system is to tear it apart and start over. Otherwise, we'll be back at the brink time and time again.


Roberts destroyed democracy with the Citizens United decision. Citizens United gave the United States to Russia (well, the highest bidder, which was Russia).
 
2020-09-19 11:50:59 AM  

rga184: koder: It remains unclear whether Republicans would have the votes to make a new appointment before Nov. 3.

Oh they'll have the votes. The entire election hinges on prematurely declaring Trump the winner. They'll call all The Families in for every Favor.

If they cheat and the supreme court helps, I fully expect that some liberal gun owner will seek a second amendment solution.

The ironic thing is, I always thought the stupidity of the whole "guns to fight tyranny" implied that you didn't have faith in our democracy as it exists.  So people buying guns to fight the government basically had no faith in the democratic process our founders created.

Now THOSE people have subverted the process and created an environment where LIBERALS have lost faith in the democratic institutions we used to trust.  That's how this will go down.  You'll see liberals voting and fighting and organizing and if none of it matters, if they somehow steal the presidency anyway and the courts helps them, there will be bloodshed.  Somebody will break out their sniper rifle and go on a hunting spree.

I hope not.  I hope none of that happens.  But if it does, I hope they start with Moscow Mitch.


The second amendment "to fight tyranny " was when the people and the government both had muskets.
 
2020-09-19 11:51:25 AM  

mofa: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18

So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?

I thought it might be comforting to know that even the most recent guy took almost 3 months to confirm. People keep saying McConnell will have this done within a week, but the process definitely takes way longer than that, unless there's some special legislative power he's hiding up his sleeve.

I think McConnell can change any Senate rule by a simple majority vote. Much of the United States depended on politicians' honor.


Those "simple majority votes" can themselves take weeks to go through.

A lot of the work of the Senate goes by Unanimous Consent. If you do not agree to unanimous consent, you have to take a full vote of all 100 senators every time, which means among other things, that the 23 GOP senators up for election this year would basically be glued to their seats in Washington (compared to 12 Democratic senators) during the last month of their campaigns.

You could try to change the rules to require fewer full votes, but that would itself be subject to repeated full votes of the Senate.

If McConnell were smart, he'd require all members of the Judiciary committee back, but tell everyone else that there'd be no floor votes until after the election (but before the inauguration).

Won't happen because he's greedy.
 
2020-09-19 11:52:52 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: buttercat:

And yet if McConnell nominates somebody he hasn't broken any rules.

There are plenty of options here for Dems.  This is what I'd do:

If trump nominates somebody, the Dems should just not show up.  Same thing with the 4 liberal SCOTUS justices.  Just stop showing up for work until November.

The sheer spectacle would be political gold for them.  that's a better option than:

-whine
-stack the court(never happen)
-widespread murder of republicans
-or all out revolution

Which seem to be the front runners. Just don't show up (that's how u protest)

That, or start robbing Walmarts I guess. That'll show em.


He broke the rules when he didn't let Obama nominate anyone.
 
2020-09-19 11:56:24 AM  

mofa: drewsclues: durbnpoisn: suebhoney: durbnpoisn: I wrote about this very thing in my blog, a few minutes ago.  I had to tone down my anger about this.  Because make no mistake, I am FURIOUS about!
...
SCOTUS lost all legitimacy after Bush v. Gore.

The Republicans on the bench, except Roberts, see SCOTUS as a political tool and will use it as such.

it's been the plan the whole time. they dismantle the entirety of the progressive agenda that been laid down over the last 80 years. the only hope here is that Dems win the Senate and kill the filibuster and start ramming through legislation. Republicans will do the same when they get back in power eventually. It will be unworkable chaos and the system will collapse. The only way out of the unjustness of this system is to tear it apart and start over. Otherwise, we'll be back at the brink time and time again.

Roberts destroyed democracy with the Citizens United decision. Citizens United gave the United States to Russia (well, the highest bidder, which was Russia).


I don't disagree with you on that point. But, the decision itself wasn't a power grab by the court. That's about to change.
 
2020-09-19 11:56:59 AM  

kyuzokai: Beau's additional thoughts up now, for those of you who value his insight (or those that haven't yet been introduced.)

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Republicans and Democrat's paths diverged years ago. They're two buses going in different directions to different destinations except the Republicans have hijacked the other bus and set it on fire.

No one person should have this much power. We've known this for as long as Mitch McConnell has been Senate Majority leader. The answer is probably ranked choice voting and a parliamentary system of government. Too much of our current government relies on gentleman's agreements and each of the three branches of government jealously guarding their power. We've seen what happens when a political party with no moral or ethical restraints captures more than one branch of government. We have no mechanism to enforce parity. We also rely on a free press to act as another check on governmental overreach and a politically active population to be involved. Well a good portion of the American populace can't be bothered and the press is compromised by mega corporate interests these days. American Democracy is teetering on the brink of extinction right now. It may already be too late to save it(although that doesn't mean we shouldn't try).

Some things are worth fighting for. Dying for. Freedom from oppression and tyranny is one of those things.
 
2020-09-19 11:58:43 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Defeating Trump really needs to be secondary to getting McConnell defeated and his whore wife out of the boardroom as well.


The morons in KY will never vote him out even though he's done nothing for their state but bring in  a bunch of Russians to take their jobs.
 
2020-09-19 12:01:23 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Look, if I wanted to watch a process so depressing and heart stomping toward its foregone conclusion, I would rather watch something more light-hearted and whimsical.

Like "Grave of the Fireflies".


I'd recommend a double feature of animation pairing GoTF with "When the Wind Blows".  Still more lighthearted than current mood.
 
2020-09-19 12:04:57 PM  
The Republican party will not destroy America.  America will destroy the Republican party.
 
2020-09-19 12:05:40 PM  

MattytheMouse: qorkfiend: MattytheMouse: qorkfiend: MattytheMouse: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: So how's that protest vote working out for you?

Can we stop saying this as if the guy was voted into office, and instead be petty and biatchy over the fact that our electoral system works like a goddamn game of Quidditch?

Were we unaware of the system last time? No? Then we don't get to biatch about the rules now.

Uh, yeah, we should biatch about the rules. Now more than ever, in fact. 'Cause they're bad rules and I've had two presidents in my lifetime win by losing. This last time, by a pretty significant margin!

Great. And?

Was that possibility some sort of unknown? No, but the "protest voters" did their thing anyway and now we get to suffer the consequences? Cool.

Personally, I think it's more constructive to biatch about the system that allows somebody to win by losing by three million votes, than sniping at individuals that apparently didn't vote right, but that's just my opinion, I guess.


Less opinionating, more porn, please.
 
2020-09-19 12:06:19 PM  
Look on the bright side.

The 2020 election won't be about the Supreme Court anymore.
 
2020-09-19 12:11:06 PM  

Billy Bathsalt: The Republican party will not destroy America.  America will destroy the Republican party.


Eventually.

After a couple more decades of pain and suffering and blood spilled.

Apparently Americans need another lesson in tyranny first. The history books weren't a sufficient warning. They need a reminder. We're about to get one. It's going to be painful.
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2020-09-19 12:11:28 PM  

Farkin_Crazy: Now is when I miss Harry Reid in the Senate.

If there were an obscure rule buried somewhere that could be used to block this power play, he'd know about it and use it at the most opportune time.


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2020-09-19 12:14:21 PM  

Mugato: GrizzlyPouch: buttercat:

And yet if McConnell nominates somebody he hasn't broken any rules.

There are plenty of options here for Dems.  This is what I'd do:

If trump nominates somebody, the Dems should just not show up.  Same thing with the 4 liberal SCOTUS justices.  Just stop showing up for work until November.

The sheer spectacle would be political gold for them.  that's a better option than:

-whine
-stack the court(never happen)
-widespread murder of republicans
-or all out revolution

Which seem to be the front runners. Just don't show up (that's how u protest)

That, or start robbing Walmarts I guess. That'll show em.

He broke the rules when he didn't let Obama nominate anyone.


If you wan't to play the game, you should learn the rules.
 
2020-09-19 12:14:29 PM  
So can we please make the 2020 election about the Republican Party being corrupt lying bastards from top to bottom?
 
2020-09-19 12:16:54 PM  

FarkBucket18: Aquapope: The Senate can't take up any business as long as an Impeachment from the House is sitting on Mitch's desk.  So Monday morning, the House should rush through an impeachment - lord knows there are any number of reasons for one.  Sure, Mitch would rush through an acquittal, but that would have bought at least a week, and by that time he'd be sitting on another impeachment.  Lather, rinse, repeat.

Totally legal and constitutional and a sure way to piss off everybody, but it would work.  Except Mitch would just ignore the impeachments, illegally, and go about whatever evil he has in mind.

Which is exactly why the Democrats won't do it: because they are spineless weasels.


if they won't do it now, they are complicit
 
2020-09-19 12:20:19 PM  

jso2897: suebhoney: We vote in every election. But beyond that, we are unable to help. 😪

Then you are doing all you can, and have no reason to feel otherwise.
The best revenge is being happy, and not letting the bastards grind you down.
Remember - we always win in the end. Over time, all the victories have ultimately gone to the good guys.
The only personal tragedy is that we don't always live to see justice in our time - so you need to look at the course of human progress and remind yourself that we always win in the end.


Are you sure that isn't just because the winners get to write the history books?
 
2020-09-19 12:26:42 PM  

Langdon_777: jso2897: suebhoney: We vote in every election. But beyond that, we are unable to help. 😪

Then you are doing all you can, and have no reason to feel otherwise.
The best revenge is being happy, and not letting the bastards grind you down.
Remember - we always win in the end. Over time, all the victories have ultimately gone to the good guys.
The only personal tragedy is that we don't always live to see justice in our time - so you need to look at the course of human progress and remind yourself that we always win in the end.

Are you sure that isn't just because the winners get to write the history books?


The pendulum will swing back the other way. Eventually. It is inevitable.

Because tyrants, being what they are, will savage the people until the people have had enough and they rise up to overthrow the tyrant. Wearied from their struggle, the people set things right and then rest. Eventually they grow complacent and the tyrant rises again. The cycle continues.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. We sometimes forget this.
 
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