Well, what do you plan to do about it? – you must VOTE

Once again, our friend Keith is spot-on in his assessment of the current situation regarding the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Far too many of those who are crying ‘foul’ helped bring about this situation by their failure to vote in 2016. Thank you, Keith, for your wisdom and for reminding us how very important our right to vote is.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a hero to many, especially women and the disenfranchised. Her career must be celebrated. Like Thurgood Marshall before her, her record of success in arguing cases before the Supreme Court, justified her inclusion in this institution. She served America well.

As for the indicting language directed at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over holding a vetting process and vote of a new SCOTUS nominee before the election, this is the normative process. Yet, we must also understand when McConnell conducted his treachery. It was in 2016 when he chose to not follow normal process to vet and vote on a pretty well respected candidate named Merrick Garland, who won near unanimous consent for his current position. When a politician does not follow normal process, take it to the bank it is political. And, McConnell cannot go to the bathroom without it being political.

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9 thoughts on “Well, what do you plan to do about it? – you must VOTE

    • You are quite right. If we f**k this up again, I think our nation will end up being destroyed. But, frankly, I think the odds of an acceptable outcome in November are 50-50 at this point. There are too many damn fools in this nation who have no idea what the implications and ramifications will be. Sigh. Shoot me now … please?

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  1. Not sure if this is relevant before the election, Trump has nominated Amy Barrett as replacement for RBG. Now whether the Repubs can push her thru before the election remains to be seen.
    In a statement Tuesday, Romney said he intends to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering Trump’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, “I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,″ Romney said.
    Romney’s views had been closely watched after two other Republican senators — Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine — urged that a vote be delayed until after the Nov. 3 presidential election.
    Romney said his decision was “not the result of a subjective test of ‘fairness’ which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It is based on the immutable fairness of following the law, which in this case is the Constitution and precedent.″

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  2. Thanks Jill. David’s point about the ACA is pertinent. If the ACA is ruled unconstitutional after the GOP stripped away the mandate on which the case is based, more than the 20 million in the ACA are impacted – the requirement placed on employer plans for guaranteed renewability (a huge benefit) and pre-existing condition set aside – would also go away. And, most folks don’t know of this. Keith

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      • Jill, I put this comment on another post, but will repeat it here. Our country is stupid enough to elect this person once and we are stupid enough to do it again. If he wins, the COVID-19 tally will continue to climb. It has only been held to the amount it is by the folks who are doing what is needed and governors who have a conscience. If he wins, he will use his “bully” pulpit to create worsening conditions. Plus, if the ACA is voted unconstitutional, he has no plan to fix it. He just knows he wants to break it. So, America’s health will suffer. But, these issues don’t seem to matter. It is not his fault or responsibility, as he says. Keith

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  3. This year can’t be a repeat of 2016, the Conman in charge has certainly let enough people know what he’s really like that another election for him could not be explained away as an accident.The ending of ACA would have to fall on their heads leaving them no-one else to blame.A vote for Trump is a vote for the destruction of the USA from within and through the eyes of the World.
    Cwtch

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    • No, it cannot be a repeat of 2016, but I fear that it may well be even worse. Did you read tonight’s newsletter by Heather Cox Richardson? It sent chills up my spine … the apparatus is about to unleash lies and more lies about Biden … unfortunately, there is a portion of this nation who are just stupid enough to believe those lies. Meanwhile, our intelligence agencies … those whose salaries WE pay … are sitting with their thumbs up their patooties, afraid that if they act, there will be ramifications for them. So, we are the sacrificial lambs. We are the victims of the fools in 2016 and will likely be the victims of the fools in 5 weeks, as well. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
      Cwtch

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