Mitch McConnell’s Supreme Court gutted Roe v. Wade in Texas and will soon do it in other states. Democrats are still insisting the only thing to be done is to vote. Voters busted their asses to give them a trifecta so they could pack the courts, and codify abortion rights into law RIGHT NOW, but they’d rather have the fundraising boogeyman to run against than do something useful.
I’m not usually an optimist, but the balance of the Supreme Court is just a Clarence coronary and a Kavanaugh DUI fatality away from being restored. Those odds are diminished if Breyer pulls an Anthony Kennedy and sticks around to let a Republican president pay off his kids’ debts for the opportunity to appoint his successor.
Maybe it’s ageist, but the last time hoping an ancient justice clung to life didn’t work out so well. Breyer can do whatever it is Sandra Day O’Connor’s been up to. (Just Googled, she’s still alive at 91.)
The Supreme Court has been rigging elections since I was first eligible to vote in a Presidential election in 2000. I was in college at the time and too lazy to vote absentee (Maryland and Massachusetts went to Gore, so don’t blame me.), but I learned my lesson and voted in every election since. For twenty years, massive turnout has been needed to overcome the voter suppression of Republicans and their Supreme flunkies, and this year’s obstacles are even worse.
Every judge and justice appointed by a loser of the popular vote is illegitimate and should be removed and their opinions nullified. The compromise position is expanding the court. Anything less is capitulation to Mitch’s lifelong project of destroying the country.
Just two more regularly scheduled comics until the election! I’ve drawn Biden in 2019 and a couple of times for The Nib, so I think you can tell I’m not exactly enthusiastic about him. If things go well, I’ll start ripping him to shreds soon.
Mitch’s shady late night impeachment shenanigans should clue people in to the G.O.P.’s project to undermine democracy, but if the last twenty years haven’t, I don’t know what will.
I thought nothing could be worse than drawing Ted Cruz during the 2016 primaries, but then he went and grew a teenager’s graying patchy beard.
Summers were more fun those years when the Supreme Court started them off with good news. The Voting Rights Act may be dead at the federal level, but registering as many people as possible to vote is still legal … at least until next summer.