Harry Reid has now, famously, used the nuke option in the senate to kill cloture on a debate with a simple majority vote, meaning no delay can be used to drag a bill or appointment to death. EXCEPT for SCOTUS appointments.
I think the senate now WILL ultimately use this for SCOTUS because Chucky Schumer had to open his fat trap to show how tough he was and declare the D’s ready to do a reverse Merritt Garland for FOUR TO EIGHT YEARS.
Now comes the real meat though.
Elected representatives (FROM THE COASTS WITH A VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS – and this list is now larger)
have named Donald Trump as ILLEGITIMATE, and have refused to attend the inauguration because Trump is who he is, instead – PUBLICLY ORGANIZING FOR RESISTANCE to ….what? A better economy? More jobs? Secure borders? To ensure more illegal aliens? Or maybe it’s the manifest horrible things Trump has promised against LGBTQ folks (nothing, in fact he has declared the issue settled via SCOTUS, and will enforce the law), or because he has the locker room sense of a 9th grader and all wimmin’ on earth are endangered? Seriously? Or Trump hating black folks because the 1973 housing lawsuit proves he was a discriminatory landlord via redlining (i.e. a law instituted by FDR in the 1930’s to PROTECT the banking system from high risk mortgage lending, which after J Carter was elected – AFTER THIS SUIT – was declared to be discrimination)?
So what is this resistance to and of?
THE DECISION OF THE PEOPLE.
The democrats ARE SIMPLY UNABLE TO STAND THE IDEA THE PEOPLE HAVE REJECTED THEM AT EVERY LEVEL, except in the few urban counties in the USA in which they completely dominate.
They probably are PARALYZED with fear someone like Trump is liable to do something which IMPROVES life in urban centers.
Imagine if Barry Goldwater had been alive and believed so fervently that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya, or Indonesia, or Canada that he had named Obama as illegitimate, and unable to serve, had begged the Joint Chiefs to find a way to WITHHOLD nuclear launch authority from him (that happened this week- HuffPo), and organized resistance to SUBVERT the process of converting the choices of the people in each state to electoral college votes, and OTHERS in the Congress, and 90% of the national media followed him, then promising total resistance, and using the second inauguration to promote violent and destructive demonstrations
That’s what is happening and WHO is doing this in congress makes no difference.
Wait until, this precedent of resistance of this kind and degree, BEING NOW SET, this shoe is on the other foot, and folks from Zanesville, and Peoria, and Cheyenne demand their reps refuse any part in the ‘ILLEGITIMATE’ elected govt which is a more radical democratic party govt.
Elected under a Keith Ellison run DNC, and a Soros puppet like ideological toady tool is president for the express purposes of LEGITIMIZING the idea the people everywhere have the right to just come here and SHARE our to be normalized zero sum game of resources, to ensure globalization of HUGE business erodes national character, to ensure OPEN SOCIETY means something human and worldwide (as if). Does that sound like something which would provoke the kind of total and massive resistance
Mr. Lewis and others are creating?
This total break with precedent AND THE NATIONAL INTEREST is being justified because Trump is so exceptional. He is not, YOUR ARROGANCE, Mr Lewis, your ARROGANCE IN JUDGING YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS SUPERIOR TO THE PEOPLE is the exceptional item. Thanks for your work on civil rights. Thanks for making this a better USA – THEN. But your recent comments and thoughts mark you as at the end of a sad decline of you and other once fine organizations like the NAACP, and SPLC to a marker of something else … something legal here but not that many other places…
In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition.
Your precedent of this has been noticed, and I promise you, you will see this again deployed against you as your example will be used to further DEGRADE the republic.
It’s effect threatens to be far more important and MORE LASTING than any righteous civil rights actions once in your balance
Think that warning is excessive?
This needs to get tamped out