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Saturday, December 12, 2020

The Supreme Court repudiation of President Trump was also a blunt rebuke to Republican leaders who had put their interests ahead of the country's.

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How the GOP tried to topple democracy? Legally.

See Also: Germany, 1933.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-12-12 02:00 PM | Reply

Analysis: Short work by high court of Trump's `big one'
apnews.com

... It didn't take the Supreme Court long to make short work of what President Donald Trump called "the big one."

And as the court on Friday rejected a Texas-based lawsuit to overturn the election results, not even Trump's three high court appointees were willing to rise to the defense of the president. Trump has been clinging to baseless claims of fraud in the hope of reversing election results that made Democrat Joe Biden the next president and deprived Trump of four more years in the White House.

For all Trump's predictions that the court and his justices would make things right, he and his supporters were lacking one basic element: a strong legal argument that might plausibly attract some sympathy on a court now dominated by conservative justices.

A Republican senator, Nebraska's Ben Sasse, delivered a stinging summary of the court's rebuke to Trump and his allies. Sasse said "every American who cares about the rule of law should take comfort that the Supreme Court " including all three of President Trump's picks " closed the book on the nonsense." Sasse, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, has been one of the few Republicans willing to criticize Trump....

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#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-12 02:11 PM | Reply

Rs never expected to win these suits. One pundit described them as "tweets with a filing fee." They were just to fire up the base, get publicity, and enhance fund raising.

"Who cares whether they laugh at us or insult us, treating us as fools or criminals? The point is that they talk about us and constantly think about us."

Adolf Hitler

#3 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-12-12 03:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

@#3 ... They were just to fire up the base, get publicity, and enhance fund raising. ...

... while destroying public confidence in a pillar of Democracy... elections.

Given Pres Trump's leanings towards autocracy, I can only presume that the by-product I mention was intentional.



#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-12 04:19 PM | Reply

"How the G.O.P. Tried to Topple a Pillar of Democracy"

It's been a years long process. It's by no means finished.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-12-12 06:29 PM | Reply

LAMP

It's all been intentional ~ like Phase One of a multi-year mission creep if Trump hadn't been such a screw up for the last four years. He set the RNC back a lot.

Also,

How many times have we heard ~ "Nothing happens in D.C. by accident."

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-12-12 06:40 PM | Reply

"You lose! You get nothing! Good day sir!"

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2020-12-12 07:16 PM | Reply

... while destroying public confidence in a pillar of Democracy... elections.
#4 | Posted by LampLighter

Of course. Democracy doesn't matter to Rs, that's for Democrats. All that matters is winning and power. Money follows automatically.

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-12-12 07:27 PM | Reply

Rs never expected to win these suits. One pundit described them as "tweets with a filing fee." They were just to fire up the base, get publicity, and enhance fund raising.

"Who cares whether they laugh at us or insult us, treating us as fools or criminals? The point is that they talk about us and constantly think about us."

Adolf Hitler

#3 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-12-12 03:58 PM | Reply | Flag:
| Newsworthy 2

I've never seen that Hitler quote before. Good God, that's chilling. That's what we hear all the time from the right. They're angry because we call them fools.

I used to be independent and made a serious effort to be accommodating to all parties. I bet I've voted for more Republicans and independents than 3/4 of Democrats have. But this farce of a president, and especially the Republican charade surrounding the election, have knocked me off the fence. I might not be all that enthusiastic about a particular Democrat or other alternative in a given race, but I will never vote for a Republican again as long as I live. I'm furious.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2020-12-13 06:08 PM | Reply

I've never seen that Hitler quote before.

It's from his book.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-12-13 06:11 PM | Reply

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