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Want to end birthright citizenship? Change the Constitution!

I personally have no problem with any human being born on U.S. soil automatically legally being a U.S. citizen. I don’t feel that it’s any real skin off of my ass (and it was no accomplishment of mine that I was born on U.S. soil), and I view immigrants — and so-called “anchor babies” — as an overall asset, not a liability, to the nation.

That said, I don’t think that it would be unconscionably unreasonable to require at least one parent of a child to be a citizen of the nation in which the child was born in order for the child to be a legal citizen. I don’t see that as onerous.

I’m a gay man, and I have no plan to reproduce, but let’s say I were heterosexual and my pregnant female partner and I were traveling in another country, and during our travels, she gave birth in that country, perhaps on time or perhaps prematurely.

Would I believe that that nation automatically would have or should have to accept my child as a citizen of it, when my child was born there when my partner and I were just passing through?

No.

Therefore, again, I am not vehemently opposed to requiring at least one parent of a child born on U.S. soil to be a U.S. citizen before that child automatically is a legal U.S. citizen. (And that said, I think that only one parent should have to be a U.S. citizen; that should be enough.)

But — and this is a colossal “but” — the U.S. Constitution today clearly and plainly states that any human being born on U.S. soil automatically is a legal U.S. citizen.

The only way to change such a constitutional provision is to change the Constitution. 

If the xenophobic, racist, anti-immigrant right wing wuvs the Constitution as much as it claims, then it strictly must follow the requirements to change — amend — the Constitution. And the rest of us actual patriots must not allow them to do otherwise.

There is no way around that. No fucking executive order and no vote by Congress alone can change the Constitution. Three-fourths of the states, or at least 38 of them, must approve any Constitutional amendment before it becomes part of the Constitution.

Our Constitution — no human being and no political party — is the supreme law of the land. Otherwise, we have tyranny.

And fuck tyranny. Fuck “President” Pussygrabber and his belief that he is a king who can issue royal edicts, the Constitution be damned.

Dictators despise constitutions because constitutions wisely and presciently constrain their powers.

We, the people, must constrain the power of “President” Pussygrabber, first by taking back the House of Representatives on November 6, and then, perhaps, by impeaching his treasonous, sorry ass.

Impeachment would demonstrate to Pussygrabber that the Constitution, not he, comes first and foremost.

We are a nation of laws, and we threw off monarchs long, long ago.

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Hatred is on the November 6 ballot

The right-wing nutjob (from Florida, of course) who sent at least a dozen pipe bombs or pipe-bomb replicas to several prominent members of the Democratic community (not one of which actually reached its addressee in person, to my knowledge [mail to prominent individuals is screened — duh!]) is, of course, a big supporter of “President” Pussygrabber. He is shown above at a Pussygrabber KKK rally in Florida.

CNN has rounded up all three recent hate crimes in the United States into one article, titled “72 Hours in America: Three Hate-Filled Crimes. Three Hate-Filled Suspects.”

It begins:

Consider the past week in America.

Wednesday, a white man with a history of violence shot and killed two African-Americans, seemingly at random [it wasn’t really random, since he was hunting black people, very apparently], at a Kentucky Kroger store following a failed attempt to barge into a black church.

After mail bombs were being sent to people who’d been criticized by the president, a suspect was arrested Friday — a man who had railed against Democrats and minorities with hate-filled messages online.

And [yesterday] morning, a man shouting anti-Semitic slurs opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people attending Jewish services.

Those three incidents in 72 hours shared one thing: hate.

The pipe-bomb douche — a body-builder who apparently shaves his armpits and reportedly once was a male stripper (not your usual MAGA-cap wearer) — of course is a well-documented supporter of the “president.”

What I’d like to know is whether he never intended a pipe bomb to go off or if he wanted one or more to go off but is too fucking stupid to have been able make one that actually works.

And I knew that it was a wingnut who had sent the pipe bombs or pipe-bomb replicas — that is wasn’t a “false-flag” operation — when I saw the image of the package that he sent to former CIA Director John Brennan, supposedly from former Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, on which he misspelled Brennan’s surname as “Brenan” and misspelled Schultz as “Shultz.” (Gee, that wouldn’t be a tip-off, the sender misspelling his or her own name!)

Wingnuts, including our “president,” are known for being unable to spell and for making typos.

On that note, the pipe-bomb douche put “Florids” instead of “Florida” in the return address on at least two of the packages, and he used a ridiculously large font and unnecessarily put the word “to” in front of the address and “from” in front of the return address, which only a fucktard who doesn’t know how to properly address a package (that is, a Pussygrabber voter) would do.

The pipe-bomb douche is a mixed-race man (Italian and Filipino), apparently, who is 56 years old and apparently was living in that van covered with anti-Democratic and pro-Pussygrabber signs and stickers.

In the less-publicized Kentucky incident, a 51-year-old white man targeted and shot to death two black people, a man and a woman, very apparently because he wanted to kill black people. Here is a lovely news photo of him, apparently escorted, ironically, by black law enforcement officers:

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After this white-supremacist genius couldn’t get inside of a black church in order to shoot it up Dylann Storm Roof style (those inside wisely had locked the doors) — he opted instead for the nearby grocery store, where he very apparently went hunting for black people.

Yesterday’s massacre at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, was the deadliest hate crime of this past week, with 11 shot dead and six more injured.

The synagogue shooter is a 46-year-old white man —

Police have reportedly been dispatched to the area near the home of Robert Bowers [Pittsburgh Police Department/AFP]

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— who reportedly isn’t actually a fan of “President” Pussygrabber because he deems Pussygrabber to be too cozy with Jews.

(I don’t get anti-Semitism. I am an atheist and so I reject Christianity, Judaism and Islam, not just for their hocus-pocus, Santa-Claus-like bullshit, but also for their long history of patriarchy, misogyny and homophobia, but as long as someone doesn’t try to oppress me with his or her bullshit religious beliefs, I believe in live and let live, and if we’re going to judge someone, we should judge him or her upon the content of his or her character, paramount, probably, in regards to how he or she treats others.)

Still, this anti-Semite who acted upon his hatred in Pittsburgh isn’t a “man” who would vote for a Democrat, and Slate.com points out correctly that Pussygrabber for years now has stoked the current toxic environment in which for resentful, stupid, mostly middle-aged white males (and the stupid white women who support them), there are plenty of scapegoats to blame for the fact that they are losers: there are the “illegals” (Pussygrabber’s favorite scapegoats), Jews, blacks, Democrats, socialists, gays, feminists, transgender individuals, Muslims, et. al., et. al.

This is the sociopolitical (and sociopathic) background in which the nation will go to the polls in only nine days.

Those who might one day find themselves to be one of the victims of these hate-filled, white-male losers — and those who care about these hate crimes — might want to be sure to vote, because, no matter what “President” Pussygrabber’s treasonous, insane-by-definition supporters might claim, hatred indeed is on the November 6 ballot, and it’s up to each and every one of us to vote for it or to vote against it.

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Bernie battered by Beltway hacks

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A candidate who actually would serve the best interests of the American people instead of just paying lip service to that must be destroyed, you see. (Bernie Sanders is pictured above introducing a “Medicare for All” single-payer healthcare bill in September 2017.)

Politico’s David Siders still is hot on the Bernie beat, with these two headlines over the past few days: “Sanders Admits His Age Is an Issue in 2020” and “Sanders Hints at Reckoning with Warren Over 2020 Ambitions,” two rather sensationalist headlines that don’t quite live up to the “news” stories to which they are attached.

Of his (and others candidates’) age, Bernie, who is 77, is quoted as having said, “It’s part of a discussion, but it has to be part of an overall view of what somebody is and what somebody has accomplished.

“Look, you’ve got people who are 50 years of age who are not well, right? You’ve got people who are 90 years of age who are going to work every day doing excellent work. And obviously, age is a factor. But it depends on the overall health and well being of the individual.”

Agreed. I’d take a senior citizen who is a true progressive (and in decent physical and mental health) over a younger, pro-corporate centrist sellout (Hi, Kamala! Hi, Cory!) any day.

So while the headline “Sanders Admits His Age Is an Issue in 2020” is, I suppose, technically and denotatively true, its connotation easily could be that Sanders himself says that (maybe) he’s too old, which, of course, he does not.

Also, of course, the first paragraph of “Sanders Admits His Age Is an Issue in 2020” is this: “Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday agreed with Joe Biden — a fellow septuagenarian [Biden is 75 years old] — that age will be an issue if he runs for president in 2020.”

Hmmm. Why isn’t establishmentarian Biden also mentioned in the headline, then? Are we protecting Old Uncle Joe for some reason?

“Sanders Hints at Reckoning with Warren Over 2020 Ambitions” also doesn’t live up to its hype. It sets up a conflict between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren that apparently doesn’t actually exist.

Again, perhaps the headline technically and denotatively is true, but “reckoning” is a pretty strong word. This is how the “news” story “backs up” its sensationalist headline:

Asked whether he and other progressive contenders should hold talks in an effort to ensure one of them prevails, Sanders told Politico, “I suspect that in the coming weeks and months, there will be discussions.”

Not much actual drama there, so let’s put “reckoning” in the headline!

Politico adds: “The jockeying among progressive candidates has sparked worry among some hard-left activists, who fear they could split the vote in the 2020 primary, ceding ground to a more moderate Democrat.”

Perhaps, to the extent that that many people outside of us political nerds are even thinking about 2020.

But, it seems to me, the 2020 field will sort itself out. We don’t need to resort to the traditional, tried-and-failed, anti-democratic “Democratic” tactic of trying to push some candidates (usually the left-of-center candidates, of course) out of the running before the contest has even begun.

If we’re true advocates of democracy, we’ll let the people — not craven party hacks — decide.

That said, if we’re going to make it about Bernie vs. Liz, I’ve made it clear here that I support Bernie. Not only does he deserve the nomination that he was cheated out of in 2016, but he is much more likely to beat Pussygrabber than is Warren.

For starters, Bernie’s nationwide favorability ratings long have been much higher than have Warren’s.

In fact, Bernie’s high nationwide favorability rankings have been unmatched by any other politico.

The David Siders set don’t like Bernie, but we, the people, do.

Bernie always polled much better against Pussygrabber than Queen Billary ever did, and look what happened with that.

I have nothing against Warren, but I just don’t see her beating Pussygrabber, and it’s more important to me that fascist Pussygrabber be denied a second term than it is that we have our first female president.

If we can have both — Pussygrabber’s defeat and our first female president — at the same time, that’s great, but thus far I don’t see a female candidate who is likely to win in 2020.

That’s just the cold, hard political fact. Don’t predictably lazily and knee-jerkedly call me a “sexist,” because I would be fine with Elizabeth Warren as president. I just don’t think that she can get there. Not in 2020, anyway.

In the meantime, despite his runaway popularity, expect Bernie Sanders to continue to be treated horribly by the members of the Beltway media, who see pro-corporate politics as their best bet to maintain their petty positions of power, carrying water for their corporate masters.

Because it’s not about the people, you see; it’s about the corporations, which, we are told, are people too.

P.S. In fairness to David Siders, usually some editor determines the headline, but if inaccurate, sensationalist headlines routinely are put on his submissions (and they are), then he needs to decide whether or not he still wants to work for Politico.

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Oh, yeah. Liz is running for prez.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is shown with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the background. Today Warren released an apparent pre-presidential campaign video that lays waste to years of Repugnicans’ lies about her.

Today U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in a rather brilliant video that as of this writing has had more than 1.6 million views, announced the result of a DNA test that shows Native American genes in her lineage.

The video also features snippets of interviews with individuals stating that her ever having indicated that she has Native American blood never was a factor in her hiring to teach at Harvard Law School and at other law schools; besides “President” Pussygrabber repeatedly offensively calling Warren “Pocahontas” (and daring her to get a DNA test), Repugnicans (starting with her 2012 opponent for the U.S. Senate, Scott Brown) for years have claimed that she lied about her background in order to give her an unfair advantage in the workplace.

The “Pocahontas” bullshit already has been dismissed by the majority of the voters of Massachusetts, who in 2012 elected Warren as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate for the state. She beat Brown with 53.7 percent of the vote, pushing him out of the Senate after he’d “served” there for only two years after the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, and I expect her to do even better in next month’s election.

Therefore, Warren had nothing to prove to the voters of Massachusetts, and so I can’t help but think that Warren, anticipating the “Pocahontas” bullshit as the Repugnicans’ main criticism of her — and it’s pretty fucking lame and fucking juvenile criticism — is running for president in 2020.

I’m already committed to Bernie Sanders should he run again, but if he doesn’t, then Liz is my candidate. I cannot support Joe Biden or Cory Booker or Kamala Harris or anyone else over Bernie or Liz. Just can’t and won’t. Not in the primary season, anyway.

Anyway, don’t get me wrong. For me, anyway, it’s not about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage. I mean, I’m sure that it’s important to her, but I personally don’t care how much Native American blood she has coursing through her veins.

I care that she fights back against the Repugnican liars and traitors among us and does so effectively, something that the Democrats too rarely do. But more than that, I care that Warren truly cares about socioeconomic justice. It’s her No. 1 concern, and it’s long past time that we elect a president who makes socioeconomic justice the centerpiece of his — or her — administration.

Our first female president being the second coming of FDR would be more than just fine with me.

P.S. In Warren’s video, her family members call her Betsy, which is the first I’ve heard of that moniker for her.

And although Pussygrabber said on camera at one of  his KKK rallies in July that he’d give $1 million to Warren’s favorite charity if she took a DNA test “and it shows [that she is] an Indian,” I’m sure that he’ll weasel out of it by saying that she’s not Native American enough. He is, after all, a fucking liar; he even denied today that he ever made that statement, even though it’s on fucking video.

Reportedly the Cherokee Nation isn’t pleased that Warren had the DNA test done, but not only did Pussygrabber dare her to do it and promise to give her $1 million to her favorite charity if she did, but the charity that Warren picked is the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.

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Will a crowded field benefit Bernie?

Dozen of Democrat's names have been mentioned in connection with the 2020 presidential race. The list includes governors, mayors, senators, congressmen, business people and one former vice president.

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Dozens of individuals, including well-known and lesser-known politicos, celebrities and business people, have been discussed as possible candidates for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. This crowded field would, methinks, benefit Bernie Sanders the most.

Already the 2020 Democratic Party presidential field is being compared to the bloated 2016 Repugnican Party presidential field, which, I could argue easily, ultimately benefited Pussygrabber because the establishmentarian candidates all canceled each other out.

Similarly, could a crowded Dem Party field benefit Bernie Sanders in 2020?

I think so.

There are millions of us “Bernie bros” and “Berniebots” who aren’t at all deterred by the mediocre establishmentarians’ selfish, incredibly short-sighted slurs against us because we support a candidate who actually exemplifies progressivism instead of the Repugnican Lite, screw-the-people bullshit that is labeled “Democratic” politics.

If Bernie runs for 2020, we’re supporting him again. (And in fact, the more that Bernie is savaged by the DINOs, the stronger my support for him becomes, and I’m sure that I’m only one of millions in that regard.)

Fivethirtyeight.com in its recent piece titled “Who’s Behaving Like a 2020 Presidential Candidate” puts Bernie and Joe Biden as the top two individuals who thus far have shown the most signs of a 2020 Democratic presidential run.

Lower on the list are Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Martin O’Malley and Elizabeth Warren, in that order. (Warren is, in fact, surprisingly low on the list, but with her two fairly recent books and her public profile, I’m pretty sure that she’ll run.)

If it were just Bernie vs. Biden, it would be, I think, a lot like Bernie vs. Billary — the actual progressive against the establishmentarian “Democrat.”

I acknowledge that unfortunately there still are millions of Americans who don’t mind being sold out by the party that claims to wuv them so much yet never fucking fights for them, so I wouldn’t underestimate Biden, but at the same time, it seems to me, Democratic (and other) voters are beyond sick and tired of being sold out.

It seems to me that the Clinton-Obama-Biden bait and switch has exceeded its shelf life, probably especially with the younger voters, who truly know how badly they’ve been screwed.

Therefore, it seems to me, Biden’s popularity is overblown, and support for him is more likely out of anti-Pussygrabber sentiment (the incorrect belief that he’s best able to deny Pussygrabber a second term) than out of any real love for Biden, who has been on the political stage for decades but who has done next to nothing.

I posit that the more lesser-known candidates who run — such as Julián Castro, Eric Garcetti, Eric Holder, Tom Steyer, Michael Avenatti, Pete Buttigieg and John Hickenlooper (who appear on fivethirtyeight.com’s most-likely-to-run list in that order) — the more they’ll siphon a lot more support from Biden than from Bernie, so I say, The more the merrier!

The candidate most compared to Bernie probably is Elizabeth Warren, but I don’t know how much of a threat she’d pose to Bernie should she run. I like Warren enough, but I’ll never forget that she sat out 2016, very apparently too timid to dare to step on Queen Billary’s royal cape. Bernie had the balls to do that, but Warren, who is more establishmentarian and deferential to the calcified party establishment than Bernie ever has been, wussed out.

Warren might appeal to those still smarting over Billary’s defeat — she might appeal to them as a great revenge candidate — but at the same time, a white woman lost in 2016, so would Democratic voters be willing to front another white woman in 2020? (My own biggest concern about Warren is what I’ll call The Dukakis Effect — that she’d be painted as a weak, clueless, egghead Massachusetts liberal, just as Michael Dukakis was in 1988 — and, to a lesser extent, John Kerry was in 2004.)

Because the “Democratic” establishment loathes Bernie (How dare he have run against Queen Billary!?!?!), they ignore (at their own peril) his strength among the electorate.

I remember every time I’ve wanted to explode every time I’ve heard some fucktard wonder aloud who the heir apparent for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee possibly could be when historically, whoever came in at second place in the last primary season almost always has been considered to be the front-runner for the next round. (This is true even of both duopolistic parties.)

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Bernie did quite well against Billary in 2016, especially given his much lower name recognition and how much the “Democratic” Party establishment did its best to coronate Billary. (Indeed, the fact that the 2016 Democratic presidential field was so small from the get-go is proof in and of itself that there was general knowledge that the party was going to do everything in its power to ensure that Billary “won” and that no challengers to Her Highness would be welcomed. [I do give Warren a bit of a break because of that fact.])

Despite how great and beloved a candidate Billary supposedly was, however, Bernie nonetheless won 22 states (plus the Democrats abroad) in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary contests, and he won 46 percent of the pledged delegates (delegates he had to win in the primary elections and caucuses).

I posit that most of those who supported Bernie in 2016 will do so again in 2020, and so he starts 2020 off with a shitload of support that he already earned in 2016.

But it’s fine with me if the establishmentarian fucktards want to write Bernie off; the more they stupidly underestimate him, the better he’ll do. While the DINOs predictably will be in denial that the party is over (literally and even figuratively) — such as by backing has-been Biden (or cheap Barack Obama knock-offs Cory Booker or Kamala Harris) — we “Berniebots” and “Bernie bros” will win the fucking thing this time.

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Dianne Feinstein failed (again)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member, speaks as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, listens at left during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Gee, is that Dianne “Cryptkeeper” Feinstein throwing her hands up in surrender, as she always does to the Repugnicans?

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein loves to support the Repugnican agenda, from her vote for “President” George W. Bush’s illegal, immoral, unjust and unprovoked Vietraq War to her utter failure to be effective in preventing the installment of drunkard and sex criminal Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

She used the Kavanaugh fight as her excuse not to debate her opponent, actual Democrat Kevin de León, thus far. She was too busy trying to save the republic, she said (I paraphrase).

What’s her fucking excuse now?

There were many failures that led to Kavanaugh’s ascension, including DINO Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the only “Democrat” who voted for Kavanaugh and who should fucking switch to the Repugnican Party already, and the conscience-free Susan Collins of Maine, who, as Bill Maher put it on his show on Friday, comes from a state that is populated by only Stephen King, two lobsters and a bear yet has tremendous power as a Repugnican senator who acts like she might do the right thing for once, but, like Lucy with the football, always does the evil thing in the end. (Ditto for outgoing Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who also talks about opposing his evil party but never actually does because he’s a fucking pussy. I hope that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins his seat in November.)

But Feinstein is the top “Democrat” on the Senate Judiciary Committee and all along during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings she put “propriety” above what is at stake, such as when she criticized protesters during the hearings, and in the end, she was utterly ineffective in blocking Kavanaugh, as was entirely predictable.

After all, Feinstein is a multi-millionaire, one of the richest members of the U.S. Senate, and she’ll never need an abortion or otherwise have to worry about being disempowered by the right-wing, white-male-dominated U.S. Supreme Court, so what’s the problem?

Two polls taken in September show Kevin de León within about 10 percentage points of Feinstein. Hopefully, the Kavanaugh debacle will induce the undecideds, which one of the aforementioned two September polls put at 8 percent, to vote for De León.

Feinstein still has the advantage, but De León still has a shot.

We need true Democrats in D.C. who actually fight for us, the people.

The aristocratic Dianne Feinstein never has been one of those.

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Repugnicans’ war on women is also a war on justice, decency and democracy

ED'S NOTE, GRAPHIC CONTENT-- A powerful political cartoon depicting the assault of Lady Justice has gone viral in the wake of recent allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The graphic image, seen here, shows her blindfolded and pinned down as her scales lie beside her, one hand covering her mouth -- an explicit reference to how California professor Christine Blasey Ford described an alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh when they were both in high school in 1982.

So very apt.

I am not a blind feminist — I refused to support Repugnican Lite Billary Clinton for the presidency just because she’s a woman, for instance, and being called a “Bernie bro” by so-called “feminists” did not shame me into giving a penny or my vote to a Repugnican Lite female candidate, and, on that note, I oppose rank misandry posing as “feminism” — but I am a feminist in that I believe in equality for women, who continue to be held down by a patriarchal society.

And, of course, as a gay man I am intimately familiar with how our patriarchal society denigrates and oppresses anything and anyone considered to be feminine, and how it blindly obediently vaunts all things “masculine.”

The fight over the nomination of drunkard and sex criminal Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is not just about the allegations of his sex crimes in and of themselves, of course, but is part of the ongoing “culture war” in which the right believes that right-wing, straight, “Christian” white men should continue to subjugate the rest of us with impunity.

So important is it to the right wing that stupid white men continue to rule that even Repugnican women (who universally are afflicted with Stockholm syndrome) are now said to be more fired up to vote in next month’s midterm elections than they were before the Kavanaugh fracas.

This is some sick and twisted shit, of course, but then again the Repugnicans are a fucking sick and twisted lot, a true basket of deplorables (I have to agree with Billary on that, although I find her plenty deplorable her-presidential-nomination-stealing-self).

That said, we must continue to fight against the fascists, which includes voting on November 6. They will vote for evil, as they always do; we must vote for good.

And we can take some solace in the fact that the Repugnicans must cheat in order to “win.”

The Repugnican presidential candidate won the popular vote only once since 1992 (Gee Dubya “won” “re”-election in 2004 by only 50.7 percent of the popular vote; he had lost the popular vote in 2000, and Pussygrabber also lost the popular vote in 2016).

The majority of the American people prefer a Democrat over a Repugnican, which is why the Repugnicans must do everything in their power to subvert democracy and throw elections their way, be it via widespread voter suppression or via such fascist bullshit as Bush v. Gore, in which the Repugnican-appointed “justices” of the Supreme Court, not the American people, picked the U.S. president in 2000.

And look how much the Repugnicans have had to cheat brazenly in order to shove Kavanaugh through. First, they had to pave the way by reducing the confirmation vote for a Supreme Court “justice” in the U.S. Senate from 60 votes to only 51 votes, which they did for Neil Gorsuch — after they had denied President Barack Obama the right to name a replacement for bloated piece of shit Antonin Scalia even though Obama had had almost a full year left of his presidency.

In addition to his white-male privilege, Kavanaugh has benefited not only from the anti-democratic Electoral College that gave us Pussygrabber and from the craven new simple-majority vote requirement for a Supreme Court “justice” in the U.S. Senate, but also from a fucking sham of an FBI “investigation” into his sex crimes, in which the “investigation” was done within only a few days and in which key individuals weren’t interviewed by the FBI at all.

Just as I never will consider George W. Bush nor Pussygrabber to have been legitimate U.S. presidents, I never will consider Gorsuch or Kavanaugh to be legitimate U.S. Supreme Court justices. Never.

How you got there fucking matters.

What we, the people, need to ensure now is that the Repugnican minority no longer can treasonously cheat its way into dominating us, the majority.

The fascist traitors “win” because thus far we have let them. Indeed, they always have counted on us to do so, because while they are shameless, violent and craven, we lean toward conscience, peace and decency.

We already have the majority; the only question is how much we’ll fight for it.

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