It’s the Supreme Court, Dummy!

  
Excellent article here and a great follow-up to Matt Yglesias’ recent Jeremiad about Democratic complacency at the state level. The fact of the matter is SCOTUS is the third hyper-partisan branch of government and with the other two almost certainly still divided after 2016, the most important. Forget undoing the damage of the Roberts Court; Democrats must retain the White House to prevent what could effectively be the outlawry of the Democratic Party, progressivism, and the tattered remnants of American democracy. It’s that fucking important.

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Published in: on October 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Supreme Betrayal

  
Conservatives have been winning at the Supreme Court for years now and they are likely to win even more this term. So why do they keep whining about it? Couple reasons: first, as noted elsewhere, many Conservatives live in a fantasy world where anything less than 100% success 100% of the time equals apocalyptic failure. Second, the Dolchstoßlegende perfectly serves the whiny perpetual victim narrative that drives the modern Conservative movement.

Published in: on October 5, 2015 at 11:38 am  Leave a Comment  
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Republican Healthcare Plan Upheld By Supreme Court

In a stunning victory for Mitt Romney, a narrowly and bitterly divided US Supreme Court today upheld his controversial signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Here’s another question for you: given that Attorney General Greg Abbott is such a staunch proponent of tort reform and so opposed to frivolous lawsuits, will he now reimburse the tax payers of Texas for all the money he wasted opposing the Affordable Care Act?  And suing the EPA?  And supporting the Arizona immigration law?  I’ll get right to holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

Follow the Money

Mother Jones tracks down the dark history of dark money, beginning with (surprise, surprise) Nixon.  Though there has been some nonsense lately in the MSM about how the Chief Justice was “shocked, shocked” by the results of Citizens United, that’s just so much eyewash.  Citizens United was Roberts’ baby and it has achieved precisely the desired result:  a plutocracy.  Needless to say, I have almost no faith that the Supremes will do anything to disturb this in the pending Montana case American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock.

Why Does Chief Justice Roberts Hate America?

Notorious radical Left-Wing socialist John Roberts demands patriotic God-fearing Republicans stop obstructing the Kenyan Muslim Nazi traitor’s judicial nominees, who will force all white people to get gay-married to illegal aliens under Sharia law.

Of course, Roberts falls for the old “everyone does it” meme, but still.