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.
Besides being the right thing to do, ending the filibuster will make Mitch sad, and that’s enough for me.
Skee ball last week, arcade nostalgia this week. I think I need a trip to Funspot in New Hampshire once I’m all vax’d up.
ICE and the Postal Service are still run by rogue Trumpers. Seems like something a party with a trifecta could undo.
And they haven’t even gotten relief out the door. They’re taking the “honeymoon” thing a little too literally.
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.
Despite attempts to sabotage the Post Office, turnout for Massachusetts’ primary* on Tuesday was at an all-time high, thanks to early voting and cities and towns placing dropboxes to collect ballots that couldn’t be mailed in time. Naturally, voter suppression attempts will ramp up for the general, so register to vote, and get your ballots in and returned as early as possible.
*What a relief that Ed Markey won. Pelosi and the establishment wing of the Democrats would’ve taken a Kennedy win as a sign that no one to the left of Joe Manchin mattered and we’d be on our way to Austerity II and misery for years.
Besides stealing an election, sabotaging the Postal Service will result in people not getting medicine, and countless other essentials needed to survive the pandemic, or in general. They don’t care about murder, but killing the one part of the economy that was still kind of working probably isn’t in their own self-interest. Almost like they didn’t think this through!