Friday, September 25, 2020

Why Lamar Is Retiring

He thinks October still allows for a “surprise.” He thinks people aren’t voting already, or the cake isn’t already baked. By all accounts, undecided voters are a sliver of the voters now. And Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first woman in history to lie in state in the Capitol. She was also honored at the Supreme Court, an almost as rare accolade. That kind of “celebrity” is not to be ignored in this equation; but of course, Lamar! and all the GOP prefers to.

The idea that the voting public is going to forget about 200,000 deaths and a collapsed economy or the last almost 4 years in favor of rallying behind a Supreme Court Justice nobody’s ever heard of is so pathetic it’s almost laughable. Almost. The idea the public really doesn’t care about Ginsburg or her still warm seat on the bench is just blindly stupid. And playing a game we all stopped playing 4 years ago.

I’m not saying victory is ours, but man, the opposition seems to be playing the wrong game on the wrong field.


  1. I'm surprised he's admitting that the Supreme Court has been the reactionary, conservative and genteel-gangster enabling entity it is. With or without this Trump-McConnell stacking of it, the Court has been with a handful of exceptions, an anti-democratic, anti-egalitarian entity. They might rule that it's as illegal for a billionaire to sleep under a bridge as for a homeless person to, but they'll do what they can to maintain the homeless in their destitution and their billionaires in their privilege. RBG is so exceptional because she was an exception to that, very few of the others are, even some of the "liberals" on the court, especially in the past.

  2. This..The Supreme Court's assuming the mantle of olympian deciders of the great issues of our times (tm). With a few exceptions, their role has been to enable the enabled with little concern for any who are adversely affected. Time for their pedestal to get a little shorter.