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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
QOTD -- Republican Court Packers
"Was it worth it?
lawmakers must ask themselves this question at the end of Donald
Trump’s presidency, whenever that is. Perhaps then they will finally
inventory every misdeed they ignored or encouraged, every scar they
seared into our republic and its institutions, in pursuit of their holy
grail: another Supreme Court seat. [snip]
"It’s how the “Party of Lincoln” excused overt bigotry against Muslims; against U.S.- born congresswomen of color who should “go back to” where they came from; against immigrants from “sh--hole countries”; against ethnic minorities who don’t share Trump supporters’ “good genes.” It’s how they brushed off his birtherism, his embrace of neo-Nazis at Charlottesville, hisretweets of whitesupremacists, and the allegedly discriminatory housing policies that long predated Trump’s political career." -- Catherine Rampell writes about the trades rotted- out Republicans made in selling out democracy. Please read the rest of her op/ed -- it's well- deserved takedown of this collection of spineless rats calling themselves a party. In the final accounting, we have to make damn sure it wasn't worth it.