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JMCKUSICK

(293 posts)
Sat May 18, 2024, 08:17 PM May 18

How far we've fallen

The most ridiculous thing coming out of this Alito story is that nobody is insisting he resign.
He has ruled on numerous issues in the past 3 and a half years that involved the very government that he supported to be overthrown.
That's what the flag represents on his house. All the rest is hot air.
He needs to go yesterday!!

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How far we've fallen (Original Post) JMCKUSICK May 18 OP
If a liberal justice would have did this, they would have been asked to resign. period. nm mikewv May 18 #1
Some people and orgs ARE calling for his resignation. Here's one example: spooky3 May 18 #2
Had NYT published this in January 2021 things might be very different now. Kid Berwyn May 19 #20
We've known Alito is a white winger since he was appointed. The flag thing isn't a new revelation. Silent Type May 18 #3
Exactly. I'm so f*ing outraged. Joinfortmill May 18 #4
What everyone seems to miss Dlpger61 May 18 #5
While I can't agree with your premise, JMCKUSICK May 18 #6
I do recall what Karl Rove said Dlpger61 May 18 #8
You are right. I missed that. Demobrat May 18 #7
Racism pure and simple. 1000% agree. FalloutShelter May 18 #10
Nor do I. B.See May 19 #23
Two words: "paragraph breaks". elocs May 18 #12
Excellent post oasis May 18 #16
No joke! ananda May 18 #9
House won't impeach and 2/3 of Senate wouldn't vote. Kablooie May 18 #11
Reality is a harsh master. DU too often prefers a good fantasy. n/t elocs May 18 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author B.See May 19 #22
Where is our President on this? OzzieDog May 18 #14
The president is being advised by very experienced, well-connected associates. They have a thousand factors to Martin68 May 18 #17
Yeah, you are missing what Biden said and in a most disagreeable way. I suggest you consider taking some of the advice Demsrule86 May 19 #18
No worries about our" cognitive dissonance'.. and IF Cha May 19 #21
When you say "no one is insisting he resign" I assume you are referring to people who have some Martin68 May 18 #15
He won't resign. And in fact, many have already called for this...elections are important. The court is for life. And Demsrule86 May 19 #19

Kid Berwyn

(16,247 posts)
20. Had NYT published this in January 2021 things might be very different now.
Sun May 19, 2024, 01:37 PM
May 19

Better late than never, I guess.

Silent Type

(4,727 posts)
3. We've known Alito is a white winger since he was appointed. The flag thing isn't a new revelation.
Sat May 18, 2024, 08:43 PM
May 18

Why scream for him to resign now? Think we are stuck with him.

Dlpger61

(51 posts)
5. What everyone seems to miss
Sat May 18, 2024, 09:07 PM
May 18

Why are we here? The reason nothing matters to Republicans today, laws, ethics, morality freedom, democracy, rights, etc. stems from the election of Barack Obama. This seems to bypass the thought process of everyone that is not a Republican, because we believe that there is still good in people. I have to agree that there is still good in people, even those who have bad intentions and a disregard for what is decent and right. In my wildest dreams and because of the history of this country would I have perceived that a black man would be elected President of the United. Never, never, never, but it did, and therein lies the problems we are faced with in this country. I am not saying that things were not bad before he was elected because politicians have always been corrupt, I am saying the degree of lawlessness has reached for one particular party a level that is unimaginable to rational thinking and people who still believe in right and wrong, freedom, and democracy. We all in some way or another have heard about Trump and how horrible of a person he is, yet the very people who disdain him deeply, allowed him to take the office of the Presidency. The only reason for this is because of the black man sat in for many Americans the most sacred place in this country. Therefore, we see before our eyes a total dismantling of all the norms, rights, morals, and freedoms that we know and are accustom to. I know I will receive backlash for this post, but think about where we are for a moment. There is a guy who is standing trial, and has lost 2 civil trials, but is still considered as the Republicans parties nominated candidate for President of the United States. They don't care, the house has been desecrated by a black man and it will never ever be the same. The MSM will not state this fact, nor will the pundits, analysts, or any of the historians. So we have a Supreme Court judge flying a flag upside down in his front yard, mind you he walked past this flag pole everyday while it was up and says that he knew nothing about it blaming this on his wife and no one is calling an emergency meeting in Congress to drag him and the Chief Justice before Congress to explain this. You wonder why they are taking away voting rights, civil rights, women's rights, and wanting to destroy our democracy? To them these things don't matter anymore, they never expected in their lifetime that a black man would become President of the United States of America.

JMCKUSICK

(293 posts)
6. While I can't agree with your premise,
Sat May 18, 2024, 09:20 PM
May 18

The Obama presidency sure accelerated the trip to the hard right.
As I understand it, this really has been a crime in progress going back to the 80's and especially right after Pres Clinton. I seem to remember Karl Rove suggesting we'd have a generation of Republican rule. I think he said it would be a permanent majority. The reason He said those things is because the game plan had been in effect for 20 years or more.
1. Local races
2. Judges Judges Judges
3. Governors races
those three goals allowed for right wing state supreme courts, voter suppression laws, unlimited dark money,
etc.....
This was all in effect way before Obama, if anything, Obamas' presidency accelerated these issues because of the state democratic parties were left alone and starved. By the time he left office, most of the damage had been done and tfg just took advantage.

Dlpger61

(51 posts)
8. I do recall what Karl Rove said
Sat May 18, 2024, 09:35 PM
May 18

Thanks for the reminder, however, Karl Rove and those in whom he associated with, fundamentally still believed in the rule of law, morality, decency, freedom, and our democracy.

Demobrat

(9,195 posts)
7. You are right. I missed that.
Sat May 18, 2024, 09:35 PM
May 18

For me it started with GWB and Obama was just a slight detour on the road downhill. But you are correct, at that point Republicans still seemed to care at least a little bit about the APPEARANCE of decency and honesty.

Now their every move is a middle finger in the face of decency, honesty, and every American who is not rich and powerful.

Is that payback for Obama? Well, now that you mention it…….

FalloutShelter

(12,205 posts)
10. Racism pure and simple. 1000% agree.
Sat May 18, 2024, 09:51 PM
May 18

Paired with resurgent antisemitism and what could go wrong?

I don’t know why so many are in denial either.

elocs

(22,840 posts)
12. Two words: "paragraph breaks".
Sat May 18, 2024, 09:58 PM
May 18

If your point is to have what you have written to be read, which I'm sure it is, best to chop it up into more readable bites.

Kablooie

(18,695 posts)
11. House won't impeach and 2/3 of Senate wouldn't vote.
Sat May 18, 2024, 09:54 PM
May 18

Unless we get complete control of Congress and Presidency, there is no possibility of ever doing anything about corruption.

Response to elocs (Reply #13)

 

OzzieDog

(3 posts)
14. Where is our President on this?
Sat May 18, 2024, 10:02 PM
May 18

Yes, new poster with only one other, similar post, but let's all avoid cognitive dissonance and even read the posts from those with whom we disagree? Please?

Isn't this his job, to lead? To speak up? If not now, when? Am I missing his strong words? That's certainly possible, I've been spending more time offline than ever.

TIA

Martin68

(23,728 posts)
17. The president is being advised by very experienced, well-connected associates. They have a thousand factors to
Sat May 18, 2024, 10:34 PM
May 18

consider as the election approaches. They will take action on issues according to how they think it will affect the outcome of the election. There is nothing more important at this point than electing Biden.

Demsrule86

(69,912 posts)
18. Yeah, you are missing what Biden said and in a most disagreeable way. I suggest you consider taking some of the advice
Sun May 19, 2024, 12:09 PM
May 19

in the post yourself.

Cha

(300,852 posts)
21. No worries about our" cognitive dissonance'.. and IF
Sun May 19, 2024, 10:23 PM
May 19

you're paying Attention anyone can see our Pres Biden is "leading".

your Concern is noted and yes you're are missing a lot.

Martin68

(23,728 posts)
15. When you say "no one is insisting he resign" I assume you are referring to people who have some
Sat May 18, 2024, 10:30 PM
May 18

authority to take action upon the issue. There are many of us who are insisting he resign, but who listens to us?

Demsrule86

(69,912 posts)
19. He won't resign. And in fact, many have already called for this...elections are important. The court is for life. And
Sun May 19, 2024, 12:12 PM
May 19

that is why all who care about this country need to vote Democratic every time.

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