Friday December 11, 2020
Quote of the Day
“Texas is basically asking the Supreme Court to overturn the election for no other reason than because it has suspicions no one has been able to prove about mischief in other states. It's not just a borderline frivolous legal suit; it's an invitation to the Justices to substitute the preferences of a minority of voters for those of the clear majority.”
-- Stephen Vladeck, law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, in an email to Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent, about Texas AG Ken Paxton's lawsuit to invalidate the election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan—four battleground states Trump lost. It's such an obvious and idiotic attempt to overturn democracy—based on zero evidence—that one wonders how anyone could take it seriously. Taking it seriously? One hundred and six Republican members of Congress who have signed on. Fuck these fuckers. They've gotten on my last nerve. And fuck Paxton—who apparently has been subpoenaed by the FBI on unrelated charges that involved abuse of power and bribery. Will be interesting to keep track of him as the months and years go on. Hope he gets what's coming to him. Hope they sell tickets.
UPDATE, TWO HOURS LATER:
I like how tired everyone is of this bullshit. Even The New York Times. And here's a good tweet on the matter from a must-follow on Twitter:
Congratulations to every Republican lickspittle who attached their name to this flaming bag of shit right before the Supreme Court dumped water all over it.— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 11, 2020
Enjoy your legacy, folks. You earned it.
I like “lickspittle.” Need to remember that one for these ones.