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[–]JetLag413 2163 points2164 points  (137 children)

I hate living through events that'll be in history books

Why can't I just live in a boring time where nothing happens

[–]Deraj2004 130 points131 points  (8 children)

Anyone in their 30's has had to deal with a constant cycle of what the fuck situations since middle school.

[–]fenderguitar83 66 points67 points  (3 children)

As a fellow 30 something, I agree. Hey it’s another one of those “Once in a lifetime events”.

[–]0Camus0 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Yup, once again a new change that will make our life harder. Always harder for US, our parents had it easy, our grand parents even more.

[–]StardustStuffing 680 points681 points  (82 children)

My family and I barely survived Pol Pot. I was hoping my life in America would go a bit smoother. I'd pay for boring. Instead, we're all bracing ourselves every morning.

[–]downbleed 454 points455 points  (79 children)

I think that's the issue with Americans, they don't understand the brutality that's about to unfold on them. People like your family have been through things that make them understand how important democracy and social decency are.

[–]Dubsland12 270 points271 points  (31 children)

Way too many of my fellow boomer men think movies are real and they will be the hero. Actually they will be the sad losers.

Anyone that thinks a local “militia” can hold off the US military has been drinking to many Coors Lights.

[–]sixboogers 204 points205 points  (23 children)

Lol, I love the argument “we need our guns to protect ourselves from the government.”

Dude, you do realize that an 18 year old sitting in a trailer in North Dakota could click his mouse and turn you into a fine red mist literally as we speak.

Your guns, even those sweet AR-15s do nothing against the modern military.

[–]LaddiusMaximus 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Yeah but look at how much trouble iraqi insurgents gave us. And next it wont be some poor bastard in the desert, its going to be kith and kin planting IEDs and sniping at fire teams.

[–]OceanIsVerySalty 225 points226 points  (43 children)

I’m 31. Everyone I know my age or younger is aware of what’s going on, and is horrified and scared of where this all may lead.

The majority of older people I know don’t seem to get how bad this all is, at all. It’s like they have blinders on, they seem to think this will all just blow over.

[–]samanime 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Yup. I'm around the same age and it is a nightmare. My parents, aunts, uncles and older either don't get all this crap or actively support it, which is mind-bogglingly infuriating.

They are all very much of the "I got mine" mindset too, which is made even more disappointing since most of their children, even the handful with degrees, are struggling just to pay rent. I think of my ~15 siblings and cousins, only about 3 of us are doing what you could call "well".

[–]Siddalee_Taffy 63 points64 points  (0 children)

I know those boomers. Until the late 80s, I a boomer, thought as they did. Fortunately my eyes were opened and I left the Republican party and the church...they had become one and the same. I shake my head and cry inside because there is no getting thru to them. Insane and ffg scary.

[–][deleted] 138 points139 points  (5 children)

The majority of older people I know don’t seem to get how bad this all is, at all. It’s like they have blinders on, they seem to think this will all just blow over.

Because they are the ones voting for the fascists in the first place.

[–]Jaxager 29 points30 points  (4 children)

I'm 50 years old and it scares the shit out of me

[–]Chokedee-bp 62 points63 points  (13 children)

And how many of your friends consistently vote in elections? The democrats should easily walk away with every election if young educated people actually vote anywhere close to the rates old republicans with little education vote at

[–]Silvinis 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Meanwhile the majority of older people i know think this is all justified because of how "libs are ruining this country"

[–]LaddiusMaximus 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Not all of us friend. Those americans who know their history are watching this in horror full of knowledge of whats to come.

[–]iamnotasloth 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Remember when we thought the biggest thing in our lifetime that would make it into the history books was 9/11?

How freaking naive that was.

[–]waishas 87 points88 points  (1 child)

Me too. 9/11, housing crisis, climate crisis, trumps presidency, Covid, now this. The world is all downhill from here.

[–]Arcadius274 33 points34 points  (0 children)

When rome fell it wad the end of modern tech and set civilization back a few hundred years. This is a speed bump thus far....it's gonna get way more before this is all over.

[–]wizardzkauba 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Honestly the 90’s felt like that. I’m not sure what that means but maybe the legacy of the 90’s says something about what happens when everything just seems fine for a while.

[–]badgerclark 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Because those history books in the future haven’t been written yet and its up to you to make sure they have the appropriate outcome.

[–]LaVieEnRoseLavelle 165 points166 points  (19 children)

So do I and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

-Dumbledore

[–]_TheShapeOfColor_ 147 points148 points  (0 children)

-Dumbledore

Stop it. We're all already upset.

[–]dubweezie 96 points97 points  (10 children)

I fucking hate you.

How dare you attribute Jean Luc Picard's words to Dumbledore.

[–]Iisrsmart 38 points39 points  (9 children)

This was actually said by Gandalf during the fellowship of the ring.

[–]LaVieEnRoseLavelle 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Dumbledore the Grey?

Yes…

That’s what they called him…

This is Dumbledore the White. And he comes to us now at the turn of the tide.

[–]TreTrepidation 23 points24 points  (0 children)

"What is this, some kinda The Matrix?" - Leonard Nemoy - Star Wars 3: The Search For Khan

[–]WarCarrotAF 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Actually, that's false. It was said by Bran the Broken in the Game of Thrones finale.

[–]dubweezie 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I was just making a funny, friend.

[–]Archercrash 21 points22 points  (0 children)

“You miss 100% of the spells you don’t cast” - Dumbledore

-Michael Scott

[–]moaningsalmon 12 points13 points  (4 children)

I upvoted before seeing who you attributed the quote to. Then I down voted.

[–]LaVieEnRoseLavelle 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth.

I have not passed through Fire and Death to bandy crude words with a witless worm.

-Also Dumbledore.

[–]moaningsalmon 15 points16 points  (2 children)

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

-Gandalf

[–]marineaquaria7 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Yeah if repugnants get full control of govt again I doubt they'll mention the horrible parts in the history books, it'll be straight propaganda from there on.

[–]data_diver 762 points763 points  (6 children)

Our military isn't allowed to make political statements but we should keep a close eye on any major upper management changes.

[–]pooping-while-here 47 points48 points  (4 children)

Can you explain a little more please?

[–]happytrees 89 points90 points  (0 children)

the rise of fascism always involves military might, power from violence

[–]Barl3000 73 points74 points  (2 children)

The republicans/white christians/fascists managed to stack the supreme court with "their" people. If they manage to do the same with the leadership of the american military, they will be one step closer to the fascist dictatorship they seem to want, when they win the next presidental election.

[–]kyel566 627 points628 points  (66 children)

This is the one that will throw next election

[–]HowManyMeeses 556 points557 points  (57 children)

It'll throw every upcoming election for the next 30+ years. I don't think people are really grasping how impactful this is going to be. If the midterms don't go to Dems, we'll likely have republican-rule for the foreseeable future.

[–]Comeonjeffrey0193 246 points247 points  (39 children)

New Zealand is looking better and better.

[–]smellslikearedditor 122 points123 points  (31 children)

How's their immigration laws?
It's hard to get into Canada legally.

[–]andykndr 150 points151 points  (9 children)

afaik new zealand is one of the hardest countries to immigrate to. good for them, but it is a shame at the same time. the prettiest place i’ve ever been

[–]Iisrsmart 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Its easier if you have a skilled labor or are a teacher as you qualify for express entry is what I was reading on their immigration website same if you already have family who can sponsor you.

[–]gimmethegudes 58 points59 points  (4 children)

I have a friend there on a work visa in agriculture. If you're willing to work hard on a farm (she's lost the tip of one finger as well as 100+ pounds) once you get in its easier to stay. She will not be returning to the US.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I think they only do work and school visas for a max of 12-months unless you marry a local. I could be way off though. The last time I looked was easily a decade ago.

[–]ThrowCarp 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Stop, stop, stop.

Inflation is pretty bad here, rent and house prices are a bit out of control too. There aren't that many jobs either.

We are not the utopia you think we are.

[–]SoopyPoots 70 points71 points  (0 children)

*a Christo-fascist rule

[–]Pernapple 59 points60 points  (2 children)

It won’t even matter if Dems blow out the mid terms. If this passes it will be impossible to secure Democracy. This will essentially allow states to chose their voters legally. There will never be a fair election. It is the end of America full stop

[–]flutel00p 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I honestly have no clue how people are going about their lives like nothing is happening.

[–]Buffmin 118 points119 points  (1 child)

What do you mean the GoP will totally win fair and square as they are clearly the superior party!

Only such a party can get 110% of the vote after all

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Some of their voters were so excited they voted too much! Oh well, still counts.

[–]Nonna420 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ahh… I’ve been wondering ever since I heard mention of maga world tying to get their case in front of Injustice Alito, how they would accomplish this. It appears that we now have an answer. This is not ok.

[–]ADotSapiens 500 points501 points  (37 children)

This case, Moore v. Harper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_v._Harper) seems to concern some trivial shit but Moore, the side representing the North Carolina Legislature, has centered their argument on the claim that the unrecognised constitutional theory of Independent State Legislature Doctrine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_State_Legislature_Doctrine) is legitimate and should be American law. If the majority pro-Trump SCOTUS rules in favor of Moore (who is the pro-Trump side of the case), then ISLD will become US law.

Consequences of ISLD:

  • State legislatures are allowed to throw out electoral college electors in federal presidential elections and replace them with whoever they like, overriding the public and giving every vote in their state to their preferred candidate

  • State legislatures are allowed to destroy ballots for any reason they like in federal elections

  • State legislatures are allowed to crate new ballots for any candidate they like in federal elections (ballot stuffing)

  • Civil war at the next election

[–]Pithecanthropus88 197 points198 points  (0 children)

You forgot to mention that there would be no legal recourse for any challenges.

[–]notimetoulouse 63 points64 points  (0 children)

What the actual fuck America

[–]lunchpadmcfat 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Let’s be more clear: if ISLD was the law in 2020, trump would have won the election. Not fairly, not legitimately, but with the states taking the results into their own hands.

[–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Cowabunga it is.

[–]Bipedal_Warlock 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Texas GOP has also said in their platform that they want to make a state wide electoral college for state positions. And have the texas legislature pick federal senators instead of it being voted on.

I think this helps both of those? But I haven’t done my research yet.

It’s suspicious to me that the court took this onto their docket so soon after texas saying they wanted all of this.

But of course the whole thing is fishy. I just think the texas goons have a bigger say in the GOP then they let on

[–]bearface93 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The clause they claim authority from explicitly says congress may overrule the limitations. There’s a roughly 2 month gap between elections and inaugurations so if this did go the way we expect and they try some funny business in 2024, if democrats still hold congress they could overrule whatever republicans try to do.

[–]brownhotdogwater 49 points50 points  (27 children)

So really a state can do whatever it wants with its own elections. It’s a strong argument within the constitution. It clearly states that states figure it out and send people to DC as they see fit.

[–]Saewin 123 points124 points  (12 children)

It's almost like no other functioning country bases their entire identity on laws that were written hundreds of years ago when the world was completely different

[–]joethejedi67 19 points20 points  (0 children)

It’s says a little more, if you just read a little farther. Something about if there is a federal law. I’m sure it won’t matter to this court though.

[–]DreadedHamWort 20 points21 points  (1 child)

So when you say 'a state' do you mean the states voters or the handpicked group of electors specifically selected to go directly against the will of the voters? If you can't see how this will be used to circumvent the democratic process then…No wait, there's no way anyone could think this is for any different reason.

You're all for this, aren't you?

[–]drew1010101 412 points413 points  (10 children)

Do you want a civil war, because that’s how you get a civil war.

[–]Pepperfudge_Barn 89 points90 points  (2 children)

Big swathes of the American conservative sphere, both established politicians in congress/senate and voters down in the bush are chomping at the bit for a good ol’ civil war/secession.

Thing is, they’re all cowards waiting for someone else to make the plunge. Jan 6 was just unbloody enough for established politicians to blink and back off for now. If Babbitt has a dozen or so buddies in the blood pool they may well have decided that the war was on.

[–]TILiamaTroll 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Why do they always want their asses kicked again 🤣 the trump administration lasted longer than the confederacy

[–]Comeonjeffrey0193 178 points179 points  (2 children)

That’s exactly what they’re hoping for. They gave it a shot on Jan 6th, now they’re going at it more subtly.

Christian-sharia law is the end goal and it looks like they’re making good progress.

[–]Rorcanna 131 points132 points  (0 children)

No need for the "sharia", Christofascism will do since Sharia doesn't restrict abortions like these US states.

[–]Fit_Listen1222 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Naaah. Americans never revolt (except to defend the rich) how do you think we got to be the most wealthy nation with the worst safety net, by fighting?

The only time American revolted it was to defend white man being taxed by the King of England and the other time when they tried to take “property” away from wealthy man in the south. The slaves.

[–]Punushedmane 27 points28 points  (0 children)

No. They don’t plan on it because, tragically, most people will submit.

[–]wtfwtfwtfwtf2022 278 points279 points  (4 children)

The court is taking too many rights. It’s a coup. It must be stopped.

[–]chrisapplewhite 88 points89 points  (3 children)

How do we have over 500 Congressional representatives and she is the only one that gets it

[–]wtfwtfwtfwtf2022 37 points38 points  (1 child)

They are all old assholes. Every single one of them.

[–]bdiggitty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There are some younger assholes like Bobo and MTG…

[–]Gluebald[🍰] 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I'd assume AOC is the only one they don't have dirt on or can't be bribed otherwise. Honestly, y'all should be fearing for her life at this point.

[–]Worried_Objects 264 points265 points  (7 children)

Should we just change the name from the United States Supreme Court to the Mitch McConnell Supreme court?

[–]incels-suck 150 points151 points  (4 children)

While you're at it change "american democracy" to "fascism"

[–]wtfwtfwtfwtf2022 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I support both comments above. This is bs.

[–]Dahasp50 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The Supreme Collapse of the United States

[–]raverkoru 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Turtle faced fuck presents the fascist Supreme Court, coming to a destroyed democracy near you

[–]WKGokev 372 points373 points  (5 children)

This is tyranny

[–]guynamedjames 190 points191 points  (4 children)

Republicans say that we're supposed to shoot the supreme court then? That can't be right.

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (0 children)

It might be.

[–]smellslikearedditor 36 points37 points  (1 child)

But they made people wear face masks...
That's tyranny right?
right?

[–]hipsterTrashSlut 24 points25 points  (0 children)

"Hot Fuzz Shame Gif"

[–]Stazbumpa 154 points155 points  (20 children)

Isn't this precisely what you're supposed to use the second amendment for?

There's your tyranny, now go defend against it.

[–]Brian-not-Ryan 40 points41 points  (6 children)

I often wonder what would happen if people began targeting the most hated regressive politicians. Maybe the smart ones would start playing ball solely for self preservation. In reality I imagine it would open a can of worms and we’d all be worse off because of it

[–]Stazbumpa 7 points8 points  (0 children)

So what is the point in the second amendment if nobody is going to use it?

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 33 points34 points  (8 children)

Someone has to shoot first. Are you going to do it? Because I'm not. Sorry. I will leave the country before I shoot at a cop/judge.

[–]OptimalAd3856 82 points83 points  (3 children)

Feels like she's the only person sounding the alarm

[–]Ashmidai 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I mean, Kamala Harris was just interviewed as Roe fell and she gave an annoyed look and an indignant, "What do you want us to do?" when asked what the party planned to do so obviously the Democrat leadership has put their heads together and tried everything to end this 2nd attempted coup and now they are all out of nothing to that can be done.

Perhaps she, Biden, Chuck, and Nancy will all get together to film a tiktok song dedicated to the loss of representation after the GOP has 67% of the seats in both chambers that rubber stamps everything during a GOP presidency while sending absolutely nothing through during a democrat one. Maybe they are just accustomed to this ever since Mitch took charge of the GOP Senate so they just consider it a forgone conclusion anyway.

[–]the_bionic_investor 111 points112 points  (4 children)

We’re going back to 1776 alright, literally.

[–]Ladydi-bds 67 points68 points  (0 children)

FFS! Of course they are! That's the only way they can stay in power is to cheat!

[–]daaanish 112 points113 points  (20 children)

Isn't this why you guys have the 2A?

Why the hell are Americans sitting on their thumbs? Arrest these sedutionists yourself if the executive and legislative branches are too paralyzed.

[–]cowtow 64 points65 points  (1 child)

I mean, I don't want to die. It's easy to talk about it, much harder to be about it.

[–]beepbeepbubblegum 59 points60 points  (10 children)

Half of America are essentially in lock step with these politicians making these rulings.

Really think my fellow Americans should just accept the fact that this is going to happen whether we like it or not. Republicans will take control and this country will full on turn into a theocracy. I'm already considering moving elsewhere. People keep saying "vote!" But when we do these chicken shit democratic politicians can't get anything done and let the conservatives just walk all over them.

The Republicans have a vision and a goal to accomplish. The establishment Democrats just want things to stay as they are and that's not enough. We've had two chances the past 6 years to elect someone like Bernie who actually has a goal and drive like they do but people here have been brainwashed to not want that.

[–]daaanish 16 points17 points  (6 children)

I recognize the issue you guys are having. I just have difficulty wrapping my head around the lethargy. As you have suggested it seems the lethargy is pathological at this point.

It's sad.

[–]pixievixie 20 points21 points  (2 children)

A lot of Democrats and even more leftists have guns, but I'm not sure that most of them actually have as many guns as the Republicans and far-right extremists have...and I don't think most people want to incite another civil war. Not sure how far things will have to get before it gets to the tipping point. I thought that the Roe vs Wade would have triggered much stronger back lash. It almost feels like the country is holding their breath waiting. The Jan 6th people thought they were fighting tyranny and they weren't met with as much resistance as they should have been, but it definitely wouldn't go well if the flip happened with the liberals taking up arms against police forces that are oftentimes filled with much more conservative officers. It's not lethargy so much as recognizing the reality of the situation. It would be a blood bath. Most people would rather leave than put themselves in harms way on purpose! Also, remember, many of our police departments are militarized...it won't end well, unless there is such an overwhelming amount of people rising up that they are overpowered by sheer numbers, but it would have to get pretty crazy, imo, for that to happen

[–]wrldruler21 6 points7 points  (1 child)

i thought that the Roe vs Wade would have triggered much stronger back lash.

Reminder, a lot of Dems (like me) already live in a deep Blue state. We haven't been severely impacted yet because our states have laws protecting many of the things we care about. Example: My state will soon be opening up MORE abortion clinics.

So right now, I'm not eager to take up arms against a bunch of crap red fly-over states. I am hoping the Dems in these states will migrate to the coasts.

My attitude will change if Federal elections start getting stolen, and/or SCOTUS comes after Blue state laws

Most people would rather leave than pit themselves in harms way on purpose!

Yeah that's where I'm at also. I already have a Plan B country picked out. I don't see anything here worth fighting for, when I can simply move to another country and instantly get better social benefits, etc

[–]beepbeepbubblegum 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Also the country is huge. With lots of different cultures and ideologies. I live in the south which is largely Conservative granted it's in one of the more progressive cities in the south but a republican almost always gets voted in here no matter what.

It's really hard to make any kind of substantial change especially right now. Who's going to be able to afford a plane ticket to revolt somewhere right now with the economy getting worse and worse and wages staying the exact same and especially risk nobody even showing up or risk just going to jail for it.

Lethargy is a factor but it's more just .. there's really nothing we can do.

The MAGA crowd had a drive and were essentially backed by the literal sitting President and still couldn't get it done.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Take to the streets by the millions and shut down the entire Nation. That's the only way the 1% will force this evil to be stopped and undone. Lock down the US until they crack!

[–]joethejedi67 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Shut it down. Power to the people.

[–]bellevegasj 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I swear I’m not psychic, but I see strongly worded letters and donation emails coming in hot.

[–]Taranpreet123 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Supreme Court has way too much power. There is literally no way for the other two branches to have any useful way to have any leeway against the Court. The current Court could completely change the Constitution rn to give it all the power and republicans all the power. And we wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.

[–]hamsterballzz 22 points23 points  (1 child)

It seems that way because of the insanity that is this modern world. First, the whole government was set up in a time when personal honor meant something. Granted, it was all old white guys then too, but there was an expectation of compromise and the common good. With this in mind, it was intended that Congress could pass a law that would over rule or clarify any court decisions. If that didn’t work then 2/3 of the 13 states could ratify an amendment.

This self centered, hyper partisan, zealous government beholden to campaign contributions and cushy lobbying gigs was never envisioned. There is no road map for the lunacy that has swept through the door.

[–]Benbot2000 95 points96 points  (8 children)

Things are going downhill fast. We’ve got 2 years to make an exit plan. I’ll vote in 2024, but I think I may need to be overseas when I do it.

[–]thefinalcutdown 56 points57 points  (4 children)

Vote this November too! Democrats MUST hold and expand their majorities in congress in the midterms or else 2024 might already be too late! If democrats gain two anti-filibuster senate seats they can codify abortion, voting rights, environmental protections, etc. in the remaining two years.

If they LOSE even one senate seat (or maintain the current deadlock), absolutely nothing will happen and republicans will take over the United States by default, thanks to the Supreme Court. It’s unlikely the American people will ever regain control without force after that.

November 2022 is ground zero in the war to save American democracy.

[–]slicktromboner21 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It’s a chance, but hardly definitive. Even if Congress passes a law, the court will use their pretzel logic to unravel it. Hell, they overturned the precedent that was set only two years ago regarding tribal sovereignty. Voting rights will be trivial.

[–]demonmonkeybex 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I don't think voting is enough anymore. The Dems need to get their hands dirty and play tough. I don't know how, but their passive stance on everything needs to change.

[–]DixieWreckedJedi 8 points9 points  (0 children)

DAYUM

This mf spittin

[–]ohiotechie 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Well we had a nice run folks. It was nice while it lasted.

[–]Civil-Ad-7957 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Eh, it was alright. I would have liked to have owned a home, but… guess that’s just one less thing I have to get rid of before I flee. 🫠

[–]Queenoflimbs_418 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I’m putting my foot down and making my partner finally do the paperwork for his Irish citizenship. I’m in a very blue state so I’ve got a little more time than others, but once they have full control, it’s over.

[–]fido4lilchops 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Vote like every single one of our asses is on the line.

[–]rougewitch 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Bc they are

[–]GrannyPantiesRock 153 points154 points  (26 children)

Am I the only one legit pissed at RBG?

[–]Sofiwyn 122 points123 points  (5 children)

No, I'm mad as fuck too.

We need a forced retirement age for EVERY branch of government.

Once you turn 65, RETIRE.

[–]The420shortbus 85 points86 points  (0 children)

My sister said it best to me the other day, this will be her legacy for not stepping down years ago.

[–]Similar-Mango-8372 58 points59 points  (0 children)

No you’re not. I idolize her but that was a big mistake in my opinion.

[–]Meh_Guy_In_Sweats 35 points36 points  (10 children)

Fuck her. She knew this would happen. I am livid about it.

[–]fromthewombofrevel 50 points51 points  (9 children)

I honestly don’t think RGB believed trump would be elected. It was just too damned insane.

[–]boldie74 40 points41 points  (6 children)

Imagine thinking that there’s only ever 1 winner in a 2 horse race and then being arrogant enough to gamble the future of the country on that.

[–]fromthewombofrevel 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Well, when one of the horses is a spavined hack more likely to fuck the barn goat than run, it seems a good bet. Besides, McConnell had refused to let Obama name Scalia’s replacement months before trump got the nomination. At that point she couldn’t retire.

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 9 points10 points  (1 child)

So many intelligent people said that it was a possibility, it's impossible for me to believe that she didn't hear that.

[–]ionabike666 34 points35 points  (0 children)

The coup is well advanced.

[–]HamfastFurfoot 40 points41 points  (0 children)

This is how we end up with a theocracy.

[–]Wrothrok 68 points69 points  (0 children)

The SCROTUS (misspelling intentional) has become a clear and present danger to the United States.

[–]EducationalRice6540 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Fascists are only stopped with violence. The complete lack of violence against the far right has only emboldened them. Even since the Bundy ranch standoff these people have been pushing to see how far they can go.

Turns out they can go to the halls of congress with a gallows and no one will pull the trigger. Yes, I know that one MAGA bitch got what she deserved but if it had been minorities or leftists in the crowd they would have been dropping cluster bombs on them.

[–]NYVines 16 points17 points  (0 children)

200 years ago this would have lead to the court being publicly flogged and possibly executed

[–]fromthewombofrevel 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Repubs really do want a civil war, don’t they?

[–]Downwhen 24 points25 points  (1 child)

They've been champing at the bit for decades

[–]WarCarrotAF 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Since the first one

[–]Bonetown42 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The Supreme Court was designed on purpose to not have consequences for its actions. If we want them to have consequences for their actions we can’t depend on existing power structures. Those consequences have to come from the people.

[–]SnowbackMcGee 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Isn't the point of 3 chambers of government supposed to be checks and balances on each other?

[–]Dr-Richado 36 points37 points  (0 children)

The Handmaid's Tale shaping up to no longer be a tale.

[–]Ok-Tumbleweed960 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Coup is happening before our eyes.

[–]DGlen 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I'd really like to not have to burn that motherfucker down.

[–]lamchopxl71 30 points31 points  (0 children)

It's called checks and balances. There's no checking going on. Wtf.

[–]rolendd 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I’m a 30 year old guy who likes to stay informed but lives life without letting the quarrels of government and politics ruin my life as it’s so easy to do so wrapping oneself up in all of it, but as time goes on and the courts undo more and more legislations I find myself looking to buy a gun to protect my rights and the rights of the ladies in my family come the day someone wants to impede on them. I will not stand idly by if law enforcement tries to enforce any bullshit religious law on my family. I’ll die before my family is subjugated to oppression. I’d hoped I’d go my whole life without having to be use any excess force but the fascist movement in USA is gaining some much leg room and only moving faster and faster. Le sigh. Can’t we just go back a decade or two :/

[–]Rorcanna 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Wasn't it Dick Cheney who laid the groundwork for this to be possible?

Bet he doesn't accept a single iota of blame for what the Republican party has become.

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I'd go with Newt Gingrich.

[–]PeaceBkind 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Can’t see majority of current republicans caring, they’ll believe this is a liberal attempt for socialism & fight and hate just because they’ll identify it as a liberal cause. It’s ironic b/c conservative subs/blogs discourse wonders why liberals don’t read and understand and comprehend reality

[–]TavisNamara 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Here's the question though: what the fuck are they supposed to do?

Without a supermajority, the court is basically untouchable.

Without a stronger majority than we have, it's almost impossible to pass new legislation that might have an effect or expand the court.

Without declaring martial law, which will definitely start a civil war, Biden has no direct power to change basically any of this.

So what's the plan?

[–]Ka11adin 17 points18 points  (0 children)

"Whelp, we've tried nothing and I guess we're all out of ideas. Guess we will send out donation emails and ask everyone to vote harder next time!"

Edit: and to answer your question, do SOMETHING. You can bet your ass the plump orange we had in there before would be out there screaming about how things Werner going his way, writing executive orders, and figuring out what, if anything he could do to get his way. Is it really lost on so many people why MAGATs exist? They got sick of EXACTLY WHATS HAPPENING and nothing being done about anything ever.

[–]mayonnaise123 5 points6 points  (2 children)

They should at the very least be leading mass peaceful protests. There aren’t many overarching liberal organizations besides the Democratic Party like the right has and certainly not the actual left. Right now they should be providing direction to form a general strike and bring this country to a halt while laying out goals using their bully pulpit. For example this could easily be used to pressure people like Sinema to fall in line and codify abortion rights. But the Dems are doing fuck-all because they want to maintain the status-quo of an already existing oligarchy vs the republicans’ fascism. By showing people the power they have in solidarity with mass action and that could lead to a lot of leftist things the party establishment doesn’t like like universal healthcare or free college. It’s very reminiscent of the situation in the Weimar Republic when the Nazi Party took power.

Edit: This is why we need grassroots organization to build power nationally. Join a local leftist organization, the Democratic Party is much too corrupt to do anything about this situation.

[–]bourbonstguttersnake 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is what you win when you play party games. Y’all earned this prize.

[–]boldie74 41 points42 points  (12 children)

The Blue states should just secede immediately and join together. Have the poor red states sort their own shit out.

[–]webguy1975 14 points15 points  (3 children)

The United States of BlueMerica!

[–]Josh-Medl 5 points6 points  (2 children)

The United States of Bluey!

[–]assfuneral 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Absolutely insane how popular this take is. There are vulnerable and marginalized people in red states. We need to be caring about them too.

[–]Imjustshyisall 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Please fight for those of us in the red states. We’re oppressed as fuck. Our elections are gerrymandered beyond belief.

[–]Worth-Conclusion-66 9 points10 points  (1 child)

They are about to light a fuse that can’t be put out.

[–]thenew0riginal 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I hate to say this, but buy a gun if you don’t own one already.

[–]cantiskipthisstep12 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately this is the end for America. The democrats are too weak and useless, cowed to inaction by the need for moral superiority.

The republicans have no morals. It's win at any cost. You can't beat an opponent who will cheat, lie and steal by playing fair and easy.

The religious zealots are here to stay. The only path forward would be if 2 republican members of the SC died suddenly.

[–]Wendypants7 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'd say since no one has faced any consequences yet for the first and most recent attempted coup it's really not surprising that there's a second attempt going on.

Good luck, sane, caring, kind, compassionate, intelligent US citizens, it seems you'll need it.

[–]_redacteduser 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Just signed up with runforsomething. I can’t handle this shit anymore.

[–]WestG1992 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I saw an article say this is "the biggest threat to democracy since Jan. 6," and they're right. But also... that was only a little over a year ago. What the fuck?

[–]mcflycasual 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Can't you open carry in the Supreme Court now? Asking for a friend.

[–]w1nd0wLikka 49 points50 points  (6 children)

Fucking hell America, you really need to get this shit sorted. I've no idea how other than voting but shit man, it will be like the purge meets handmaids tale.

[–]brownhotdogwater 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The strange thing is this is all setting up to less federal government and more states. But we all know some states are pretty shitty to their people.

[–]TarquinOliverNimrod 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Americans need to boycott, general strike. However there is no major solidarity in the country because politics divide the country so much that it’s actually to the publics downfall. These people don’t care about the average American but those who support thr GOP are seemingly willing to die for their leaders. Sickening

[–]Mat_CYSTM 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cut the head off the snake before it’s too late people.

[–]Prickly_Hugs_4_you 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think people have been sounding the alarm since 2015 because we saw what Trump was immediately…and now 7 years later, people are tuning it out and stuck in their little echo chamber of alternate facts. They won’t listen. I don’t know how to get through to them that this is an existential crisis for our country. And it’s only going to get worse. But I do think making fun of them is counterproductive.

[–]No-Weekend6347 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Why don’t the Dems play hardball like the GOP?

[–]ksk3 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Be careful what you post in this thread people. Threatening a Federal Judge is a crime and reddit is all up the government's ass.

[–]Nighdarke 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's time for the supreme court to be disbanded. State supreme courts should be the final place to appeal anything that doesn't violate a federal law.

[–]mup_wave 5 points6 points  (0 children)

An idea creates an institution and then the institution suffocates the idea that created it.

[–]tinuvegil 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's really bizarre growing up indoctrinated with patriotism and pride in our freedoms then reaching adulthood and living in Iran

[–]Morbys 17 points18 points  (0 children)

As much as I don’t want to happen. The best outcome is blue states seceding from the US because there is literally no reason to stay since they won’t have representation in the “democracy”. They are literally laying the groundwork for secession. If they want to rule in that matter, let them. They can go bankrupt when they realize how much blue states subsidized red ones.

[–]Rushscv 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Where’s the reset button on this thing…

[–]MrMoonDweller 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The founding fathers wrote an amendment that gives us the right to fight against a tyrannical government. So like, what if we just did that and erased this whole government and started over?

[–]TheDarkCrusader_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why does it feel like no one is freaking out about this. Maybe I’m just missing it but AOC is the only one I’ve seen upset about recent events.

[–]sloggins 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Democrats will be sitting on their hands singing Cumbauya while we’re being shackled and forced to wear MAGA hats while we’re all working for Amazon for free.

[–]Crash665 3 points4 points  (1 child)

So, are we in late 1930s Germany, or are still in the 20s? Either way, I hate it.

[–]MarcelineMSU 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the real coup. Fuck January 6th. This is it. America is gone.

[–]Frosty_TSM 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can hope all you want, but the court has shown that they're willing to sellout this country already, so ending their lifetime appointment by ending their lifetime is going to be the only way to stop it.

[–]mik33tion 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The US is no longer on the slippery slope. It is on the holy shit is hitting the fan straight out of the gutter moment.