Nubo wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:12 am
In this case it's defeating Trumpism in November. Because if we don't I fear this country may not recover.
I see no hope of defeating Trumpism in November. Corruption is deep and getting deeper. Too many are in the alternate realities promoted by Fox News and spread widely on Facebook by Putin's agents. Disinformation is spreading fast. Even if Trumpism is defeated at the polls this November and again and again, we are in for dark times, even if Trump loses and loses bad. If it is close, Trump will dispute it and refuse to leave. Bad or worse. Maybe 100 Novembers... History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes.
The Slave Power had 7 seats on the Court in 1856, and attempted to maintain slavery forever by the Court. Remember that the Dred Scott decision was never overturned by the Court. Or by the Civil War. Or by the 13th and 14 Amendments, in practice, in much of the USA. Maybe in the 1960's, partially. But the Court overturned the Voting Rights Act in 2013, so maybe not even today...
https://cdn.loc.gov/service/ll/usrep/us ... 60393a.pdf
Black people "are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word 'citizens' in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States. On the contrary, they were at that time considered as a subordinate and inferior class of beings, who had been subjugated by the dominant race, and, whether emancipated or not, yet remained subject to their authority, and had no rights or privileges but such as those who held the power and the Government might choose to grant them."
There is zero good will for the new (likely Democratic) Senate majority. At best. I expect all out political war. At best. Remember just how much good will President Lincoln had? Remember Moscow Mitch's most important thing? But that doesn't mean that endless quorum calls and all the other procedural games that can be played now to slow this confirmation are a good idea...
Worst thing is I don't see any realistic way out. If I was younger I'd move to Australia and buy lots of popcorn.