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The GOP’s Poor Gender Optics

On September 25, 2018 By

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In New York, President Trump is selling off the world at the United Nations on why America must be first. About everything.

In Washington, Republican white guys on the Judiciary Committee who are too many years beyond retirement age are trying to set the stage to install another white guy – Brett Kavanaugh by name – on the U.S. Supreme Court regardless of the male-female optics of interrogating a woman who has accused Kavanaugh for being terribly full of predatory sexual mischief as a teenager.

But why is it taking so long?  Particularly after the capo di […]

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The Hearing That Wasn’t

On September 14, 2018 By

I’ve been having a terrible time trying to erase from my memory the so-called confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  That soaring appointment was assured when President Trumpalooka chose him as the pick of the right-wing litter – an appellate judge who wasn’t even on the original list of the conservative  Federalist Society’s array of recommended space fillers to replace Justice Kennedy.

But with Trumpalooka bossing the Oval Office these troubled days, do we really need another hint of how it all came about to satisfy a base of pro-lifers?

He will be confirmed and […]

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In this political atmosphere, I have tried to remain optimistic. Have things been dreadful? Yes. Have I sometimes lost hope? Of course. Yet I have tried to remind myself that we only have to endure a Trump presidency for 926 more days. I have encouraged those around me to volunteer on campaigns and help Democrats take the House back in the fall (fingers crossed!). While citizen activism is useful, my true beacon of hope during this time has been the Supreme Court, telling myself that of course, they must see Trump’s actions as unconstitutional.

This obviously has changed within the […]

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President Obama, in his weekly address, comments on the recent 5-4 Supreme Court decision that we’ve been discussing here at PG:

So let me get this straight. You can ship jobs overseas. Set up a foreign corporation. Then use said foreign corporation to affect U.S. elections. There should be teabaggers in the streets over this one, but don’t hold your breath. Their trumped up corporatist astroturf rallies don’t really give fuck all for Democracy.

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Game Over. Corporations Win.

On January 21, 2010 By

Stunning development in campaign finance laws. We are now of, by, and for the corporations folks. Simple as that:

Sweeping aside a century-old understanding and overruling two important precedents, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.

5-4 along expected partisan ideological lines.

I understand this also applies to labor unions and other groups, but you don’t have to be a day trader to know that corporations will clean the clocks of labor unions in tossing money at races.

Game. Set. Match. You got […]

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The entire wingnut base grits their teeth as the first Hispanic justice and third female justice is sworn in to the United States Supreme Court. Despite the healthcare town hall mobs, our country continues to move forward in progress:

WASHINGTON ? Sonia Sotomayor became the Supreme Court’s newest justice Saturday, pledging during a brief ceremony at the high court to defend the Constitution and administer impartial justice.

Sotomayor, 55, is the first Hispanic justice and only the third woman in the court’s 220-year history.

A great day!

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Media Matters does a good job of distilling down the wingnut playbook versus Obama’s SC pick Sotomayor. As was perfectly predictable, they’re losing their shit:

Also completely predictable is that they are taking the exact wrong course of action here. It’s no wonder elected GOP officials are breaking out the 10 foot poles. They want no part of this. Hell, even Michael Steele knows better. Of course, he’ll soon be apologizing to Limbaugh I’d assume. It’s a pattern.

This is all great news, really. The complete meltdown of the GOP is continuing at a pace even […]

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Continuing the “Change You Can Believe In” series, today we have the news that President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

No pasty white dudes. How nice. It’s the new face of America. Smile.

As Tim notes, however, expect wingnut heads to explode. Meltdown in 3…2…

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Obama to get first SC pick. Justice David Souter is retiring. Developing…

Let the librul activist court begin!

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Just heard news on MSNBC that the U.S. Supreme Court has overruled a lower court ruling and ruled in favor of the Secretary of State, dealing a blow to the GOP. Voters will be able to vote using a regular ballot and will not be required to vote provisionally.

Developing…

Update: Lower courts were wrong to get involved. Victory for state of Ohio. Ends possibility others state GOPers will try the same stunt. Great news.

Update 2:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with Ohio’s top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party […]

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Sarah and the Supremes

On September 30, 2008 By

Anthony Fossaceca at BlueOhioan crawls deep in the recesses of Sarah Palin’s brain to try to understand why she can’t recall more than one Supreme Court case (you guessed it: Roe v. Wade) even though a recent one impacted her state profoundly. Part of me thinks Anthony is helping with her debate prep here. LOL.

What is going on with this person? I can’t tell if she’s scared, dumb, lucky, sly, clever, dim, or charming.

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