From what I can tell on The Internets, America has suddenly been thrown into complete chaos and her very future is now in question because a 90-year-old lady “unexpectedly” died after 47 brushes with cancer. As a natural cynic and charming pessimist, I agree! The United States is circling the drain…but we were already doing that anyway. At any rate, I have calmed myself down by mulling over all of the possible scenarios that may arise over the next few months, because even if all of the outcomes are terrible, I feel better if I know what they are. This is what I’ve come up with, from best case to worst case.
Cheetolini decides not to put forth a nominee, loses the election.
As of this morning, President Velveeta was was still telling the country he plans to nominate someone, most likely a woman, most likely this weekend, about a month before the election. However! He is a perpetual liar, and a self-serving, world class sack of shit. Most of the Republican Establishment wants a nominee and a quick confirmation because that will give us the most Conservative Supreme Court in decades, and with a 6-3 split, they can outlaw abortion, gay marriage, and all happiness for the next generation.
Pumpkin Spice Putin is not part of the Republican Establishment. He’s a lone wolf who only cares about himself, and if the wrong (right!) person whispers in his ear that dangling a nominee is better for him politically, he would probably go that route. It’s perfectly logical: Elect me again, and I’ll nominate this conservative judge and hand over the Supreme Court to the GOP for the next 20 or 30 years. It’s a good strategy considering he has nothing to brag about right now. Then we beat him in November, and the problem is solved.
The nominee doesn’t make it to a vote or isn’t confirmed, and Adolf Twittler loses.
Not making it to a vote and not being confirmed are slightly different but still dependent upon the same handful of Senators who pretend to be a smidge more independent from the rest of the Republican Party. Back in Obama’s term, Mitch McConnell and Matroness Lindsey Olin Graham Devereaux Sugarbaker said the President shouldn’t be able to seat a Supreme Court justice during an election cycle. They are liars, and no amount of shaming them for their hypocrisy will matter, so please stop wasting your breath on this. If you want something to pay attention to, keep watch on which Senators have now said — since RBG passed away — that they still believe that. As I’m writing, this is the count:
You can keep up on the Washington Post, but Democrats need four Republicans to withhold their support in order for the vote to fail. Right now there are two confirmed and one maybe with 29 yet to speak on the topic. Hopefully Mitt Romney will find that backbone he pretended he had a few months ago and do the right thing.
There’s a confirmation, but we take the Senate and Biden wins.
Republicans don’t have principles, so I’m not counting on four of them to actually block the nominee. If Biden wins and we pick up the Senate, we could pack the court and make the newest Conservative windbag useless. If Uncle Joe wins, we only need to pick up three Senate seats to take power because Kamala will be the tie breaker. The reelection landscape is a great map for us this year, because the Blue seats up for reelection are pretty solid and there are fewer of them. There are a lot of Red seats, and a good number have started to lean Blue or fall into the tossup category.
Nothing in the Constitution says we have to have nine Supreme Court justices. We’ve had between five and ten. The last President to seriously attempt to expand the court was FDR, but he was met with a lot of resistance even within his own party and he failed.
That was then, and this is now. Democratic voters are tired of being represented by politicians who won’t even bust a grape in a fruit fight. Republicans come armed with assault rifles and we show up with one boxing glove from the early 60s with moth holes in it. We are ready to replace them with people who will actually do their jobs and they know that, which is why they’re already floating the idea of packing the Court if McConnell successfully pulls off this power grab. Biden is on record from a long time ago saying it would be a bad idea to pack the Court and Conservative Democrats say it sets a bad precedent, that whichever party is in power will just alter the Court and it will no longer be a stable, non-political institution, but screw all of them. It’s time to actually play the game, or get off the field.
There’s no confirmation and we take the Senate, but Biden loses.
In this case, everything I just wrote applies, except Kim Jong Ugly vetoes whatever act we pass to expand the court. We’d need a two-thirds majority in both chambers of Congress to override him, and we just won’t ever have the numbers for that. We’re stuck with a 6-3 court for at least the next four years. If Stephen Breyer retires (and he definitely will), the Senate should block any nominations and just hold the Court in place until 2024 when we run somebody better than Joe Biden.
There’s no confirmation before the election, Mango Mussolini wins, and we don’t take the Senate.
There’s a confirmation, the Fanta Fascist wins, and we don’t take the Senate.
Those Senators who don’t believe an outgoing President should seat a Supreme Court judge would then vote to confirm if Biden loses in November. There is a scenario where he wins, but we take the Senate, and those Senators say “the people have spoken, and their Senators should decide who the next judge is” but we already know that’s not going to happen. The Supreme Court will be 6-3. Breyer will retire (or retire) and the Supreme Court will be 7-2. In that case, you will find me in Sweden with my new husband or wife who says my dark skin is “exotic” and I’ll just deal with the fetishization for however long it says on the pre-nup before I can get a divorce and enough money to live on.
But seriously, if you want to do something, save your energy for what matters. You can’t shame a Republican Senator into sticking to what they said five minutes ago, let alone four years ago. Whether or not there’s a confirmation is completely out of your hands, so don’t worry about it. Let that go. We’ll get a sixth Conservative judge by November, or we won’t. You can’t do anything about it. What you can do is prevent a 7-2 Court by focusing on the Senate races that could flip Blue. What you can do is work for a 13 seat Court by focusing on those races and making sure Biden wins in November.
Mitch McConnell will win his race. Stop giving AmyMcGrath your money. Focus on the Democratic challengers in these six races:
Mark Kelly, Arizona
John Hickenlooper, Colorado
Theresa Greenfiend, Iowa
Sara Gideon, Maine
Steve Bullock, Montana
Cal Cunningham, North Carolina
We can’t stop whatever will happen, but we can mitigate the damage if we flip the Senate and put Biden in the White House. So let’s focus on that part.
And now, I’m off to hit these Swedish lessons on Duolingo because this whole country finna be on fire the day after the election regardless of who wins anyway.
WaPo: 21 House Republicans vote against awarding Congressional Gold Medal to all police officers who responded on Jan. 6
Twenty-one House Republicans on Tuesday voted against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to all police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 violent attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
The measure passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support from 406 lawmakers. But the 21 Republicans who voted “no” drew immediate condemnation from some of their colleagues, and the vote underscored the lingering tensions in Congress amid efforts by some GOP lawmakers to whitewash the events of that day.
Imagine facing down an angry mob and putting your life on the line for a group of people who largely look past you day to day, and then having those people say “oh it wasn’t that bad” and refuse to give you recognition.
The way I would CUSS them out to their FACE. The GOP has no floor. Their party is in hell.
Fox News has a North Korea angle.
Fox News has perfected the art of turning liberal thought into a communist manifesto sending the country on the path to destruction and oppression.
Imagine my surprise this morning scrolling through the Internet and seeing this news story from Faux News:
North Korea is a run by a dictator whose family has been responsible for human rights atrocities for decades. Even Fox News doesn’t debate that North Koreans are living under an oppressive regime where freedom is non-existent, dissidents are arrested and killed, and defectors travel thousands of arduous miles to escape their home country. To have an interview with a North Korean human rights advocate who says the United States has a bleak future is progressive for a network whose sole purpose is to push the US farther and farther to the ultimate control by the Right and who did their best to set up Donald Trump as our own Dear Leader. I was shook! What is going on at Faux News!
So let me just go on ahead and put on this clown makeup for failing to realize what the story was gonna be about before I clicked on the link!
One of several hundred North Korean defectors settled in the United States, Park, 27, transferred to Columbia University from a South Korean university in 2016 and was deeply disturbed by what she found.
“I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,” Park said in an interview with Fox News. “I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.”
Those similarities include anti-Western sentiment, collective guilt and suffocating political correctness.
Y’all! I just–
They really got me! You can say a lot of things about Fox News but one thing they know how to do is pull a bait and switch and I can’t believe I fell for it. Every single line of that article is completely unhinged. Look at this mess:
Ma’am! Nobody said that! What part of the exchange are you leaving out just so you can mischaracterize a conversation to Fox News?
Well that settles it. Singular “they” is gonna be the downfall of Western Civilization because this lady is allegedly expected to speak her third language perfectly at all times with no mistakes and could never possibly get comfortable using singular “they” with time and practice.
Somebody’s grandpa, who hates East Asians, stills says “chinamen,” and wouldn’t wear a mask even though he can swear that the “Wuhan Flu” was cooked up in a lab, is watching this lady and nodding his head saying we’re gonna turn into North Korea because the libs are giving away his freedumbz.
And that is a masterful stroke of genius by Fox News. They have perfected the art of turning liberal thought into a communist manifesto sending the country on the path to destruction and oppression. People sitting at home watching these soundbytes now have a link between using the correct pronouns and ending up in a forced labor camp. Having to think critically about the political views of classic Western authors is, in their minds, the same as being oppressed by a ruthless dictator.
I’m honestly impressed. Enraged, exhausted, and disgusted…but it’s very impressive.
MSNBC: Georgia to audit election, confirm Biden win for fourth time
A judge in Georgia’s Fulton County granted a motion allowing absentee ballots from 2020 to be unsealed and examined for fraud, clearing the way for another “audit” of the election results.
The way this tangerine turd has the entire GOP held hostage is lo-key hilarious.
He can’t run a business, he can’t remember anything, he can’t read, and he can’t follow through with anything but golf, and yet he has an entire political party trying to put him in office.
If Republicans would take all of this “election fraud!” energy and put it in behind their next grifter on deck like Ned Bruise, Mackerel Tylor Glean, or Madrigal Callhorn, they could absolutely send their next chaotic trainwreck to the White House.
(I’ve stopped typing them people’s names. Garbage don’t deserve the publicity.)
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