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"it’s weird to remember a time when the majority of the Court wasn’t a bunch of Republican partisan hacks for sale to the lowest billionaire. Allegedly."

ALLEGEDLY.

Because isn't it funny that

- 2000 was the year Clarence Thomas extorted those billionaires (the first time)

- and was also the year Roger Stone's Brooks Brothers riot created enough of a disturbance to give SCOTUS time to stop the count

- and Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett were on the Bush legal team in Bush v Gore

#MakesYouGoHmmm

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Yes, the turn of the century was a pivotal turn in the wrong direction thanks to SCOTUS. Imagine if Gore and his understanding of environmental issues had become president instead. The 21st century would have been the new era of fighting climate change. It would have been wonderful. And remember the value of democracy. Gore won the popular vote, just like Hillary.

What a mistake for the world was perpetrated by a partisan 5-4 decision

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O 'Connor was a traitor. She sucked in life and she sucks now. The world is just a little lighter with her not in it.

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I strongly disapprove of President Biden dignifying this memorial to a traitor. Yes, it is the decent thing to do, but this is the same mistake Mister Obama kept making, treating Republicans as if they were human and worthy of the common courtesies. They have made of politics a war to the knife, giving no quarter.They should never be allowed for a second to forget their trespasses and our well-earned contempt for them

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Pepperidge Farm remembers...

"New documents show how Sandra Day O’Connor helped George W. Bush win the 2000 election

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor provided the early framework that steered the outcome in the dispute over the 2000 presidential election and ensured George W. Bush would win the White House over Al Gore, Supreme Court documents released on Tuesday show."

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/02/politics/bush-gore-oconnor-supreme-court-2000/index.html

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She shares the damnation earned by Fat Tony Scalia for delivering us hogtied over to the tender mercies of Darth Cheney and his hand puppet, Shrub.

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Fuck SDO

Yeah she was a trailblazer and not a horrible conservative by today’s standards. But when it came to the truly monumental decisions that would leave a legacy long after she was gone she sided with conservative dogma over progress and justice almost every single time.

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For me the most reprehensible part of Bush v. Gore was the language that it would be unfair to Bush for a recount because multiple Florida counties had different counting standards. Hey Supreme Court Dummies, if the States are constitutionally allowed different standards for voting and counting the votes, then there are either national standards or not. The ruling cheated to favor Bush. Also, fuck Ralph Nader.

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Agree 100% re Nader. What a traitorous assclown. Nothing he ever did can make up for his perfidy.

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Cornel West wants to follow in his footsteps.

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You've got to admit that Uncle Joe does have a way with words of consolation. His tone and inflection gently reassures, betraying the sad fact that such crushing, debilitating grief is too grimly familiar to him as well.

O'Conner knowingly, willingly laid out the welcome mat to the far-Reich and accommodated the authoritarians.

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Fuck her, fuck her, and fuck her to hell, the damned Judas goat.

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Gotta love a Judas goat reference, kudos.

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In some ways O'Connor pissed me off more than even the consistently right wing judges, because at least with them you had a ruling that set out clear lines--like "you cannot use race in admissions"--pretty straightforward, even if you disagree! But with O'Connor it was always some wishy washy split the baby bullshit like "you can use race in admissions, but not TOO much" leaving every lawyer and school scratching their head trying to figure out how much was "TOO much" and not knowing what would pass muster with such a muddled precedent.

She sucked at being a justice. RIP.

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She fucked America in Bush v Gore, and was happy to do it.

Nothing else she did matters.

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She wasn't the only one

Because isn't it funny that

- 2000 was the year Clarence Thomas extorted those billionaires (the first time)

- and was also the year Roger Stone's Brooks Brothers riot created enough of a disturbance to give SCOTUS time to stop the count

- and Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett were on the Bush legal team in Bush v Gore

#MakesYouGoHmmm

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exactly

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The main reason for her doing that? She didn't want a Democrat to replace her and didn't want to have to wait 4-8 more years to retire.

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Whoopi: " This is a country with 2 political parties..."

Yeah, that's one of the big problems, I think.

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We have one political party. The republicants would be better described as a faction because of it's self-serving nature.

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The Oligarchy Party will be by to speak to you...

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I'll warm up some chili.

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Mind you, Democrats are self-serving as well, but not to the point of being fascist.

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It'd be nice if the two parties were "sane with policies I prefer" vs. "sane but with policies I don't prefer but can live with until my preferred party gets another chance".

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Here's an example of what Sandra Day O'Connor did.... (from the Wikipedia)

Lockyer v. Andrade, 538 U.S. 63 (2003): O'Connor wrote the majority opinion, with the four conservative justices concurring, that a 50-year to life sentence without parole for petty shoplifting a few children's videotapes under California's three strikes law was not cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment because there was no "clearly established" law to that effect. Leandro Andrade, a Latino nine-year Army veteran and father of three, will be eligible for parole in 2046 at age 87.

srsly fucked up shit right there.

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Such a judicial giant!

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Repeat post for the morning Brane Klenzer.

Enjoy

YER welcome.

https://substack.com/profile/157525103-hoovervilles/note/c-45631358?r=2lsb5b

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There are few things more comforting than silky stripes snuggles against warm fleece.

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Will they tell us where she is to be permanently planted, because I feel the need to relieve myself of some respect for her?

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It would really shock AmeriKKKa's terminally obtuse ruling class if they could comprehend how loathed and despised some of these cruel, evil fuckers are, like Kissinger.

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O’Connor was a partisan as well. She cast the deciding vote in Bush v Gore. Because she didn’t want a democrat picking her replacement

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Yep, that was a terrible decision and she voted for it, but remember Sandy and the majority spared us further trauma by making it the first supreme court decision ever to have no precedential value. Its the small kindnesses that we will remember.

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Certainly not this one

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Rest in eternal hell Sandra D.O.

Bush v. Gore destroyed us

In the decades since Bush v. Gore, a Supreme Court replete with that case’s architects has gone on to dismantle huge swaths of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while all but removing the court’s authority to police egregious examples of partisan gerrymandering. In a sense, the Roberts court has succeeded in preventing another Bush v. Gore, for the simple reason that many of the Floridians who cast ballots in 2000 would not be allowed to vote at all under the state’s current, far more restrictive voter suppression regime.

The America that grew from Bush v. Gore is one in which many young people believe that our entire judicial system is hopelessly corrupted by political extremism; in which more than a thousand people have been found guilty of trying to attack a Congress and a democracy they view as illegitimate, even though their viewpoint is now openly espoused by the GOP itself.

The idea that Republicans deserve by right to govern America, and that the law should be bent to achieve that goal, was once an extreme position only whispered by Republican attorneys cloistered away in a Florida conference room. Twenty-three years later, it has become a litmus test for who qualifies as a Republican in good standing. We would be foolish as a nation to expect any of the men and women involved in Bush v. Gore to save us from its malignant aftereffects.

(Sorry to link to The Hill, ugh. But they're right on this one).

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/4357812-bush-v-gore-destroyed-us/

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In the long slide to illegitimacy, bush v gore was a watershed moment They knew they were out of their lane

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Why do so many people forget that part?

Because isn't it funny that

- 2000 was the year Clarence Thomas extorted those billionaires (the first time)

- and was also the year Roger Stone's Brooks Brothers riot created enough of a disturbance to give SCOTUS time to stop the count

- and Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett were on the Bush legal team in Bush v Gore

#MakesYouGoHmmm

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Prez polls this early are in the dark. So sez yer morning bunny.

https://substack.com/profile/76665937-weejee/note/c-45683273?utm_source=notes-share-action&r=19n7td

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How would we know if a large portion of those polled lied to spoof the poll?

This is my current favorite conspiracy theory.

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Bunny Knows Best.

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This idiot on The View is a jackass.

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It's a "good Republican," Adam what's-his-name.

Quelle Surprise!

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He was never a "patriot," neither was Cheney.

They just take exception to being hunted and hanged.

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Quelle surprise.

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