Now @tedcruz threatens to block #SupremeCourt nominees: Daily Bullshit, October 26, 2016

Supreme Court

Ironically, Justice Clarence Thomas has been quoted saying, “We have decided that rather than confront disagreements, we’ll just simply annihilate the person who disagrees with me. I don’t think that’s going to work in a republic, in a civil society.”[1] And he’s right about that. But as a country, we really are at a point where no matter who wins the presidency, the loser will feel tyrannized. Which is to say that, as a country, we have reached a point of irreconcilable differences. Which is to say that, as a country, it’s time for a divorce. I still don’t know how to divvy up the territory, this would add yet another (at least one other) national border, and in general I oppose borders because of human rights concerns, but what the dubious furor over Donald Trump’s claims of election-rigging (figure 1) really points to is a delegitimization of the national government as, no matter who wins the presidency, many people will feel that s/he isn’t their president.

Ted Rall, via GoComics, October 20, 2016, fair use.
Fig. 1. Ted Rall, via GoComics, October 20, 2016, fair use.

Burgess Everett, “Cruz: GOP may block Supreme Court nominees indefinitely,” Politico, October 26, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/cruz-supreme-court-blockade-230363

  1. [1]Clarence Thomas, quoted in Burgess Everett, “Cruz: GOP may block Supreme Court nominees indefinitely,” Politico, October 26, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/cruz-supreme-court-blockade-230363

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