This Isn’t Funny Anymore

Doctored Photo

Doctored Photo

Why does the Supreme Court keep injecting themselves into our voting system, enabling the plutocrats to get their way? Here comes another 5 to 4 vote. You can count on it. When justice Scalia stunned the court this week by saying the voting rights act is a “perpetuation of racial entitlement”, what was he talking about?

Sounds like Scalia’s living in another era. This is every bit as much about white peoples right to vote as any other race. I’ve been struggling to know my vote is being counted ever since Scalia and his gang of five stole the presidential race in 2000. After all, Scalia said that Americans didn’t necessarily have the RIGHT to vote for their president. He didn’t say anything about congresspeople, but we know that in the 2012 election, Democrats in the house got far more votes then Republicans. Gerrymandering stole the day for the losers there, but let’s face it, republican election fraud has so many avenues in the 21st century, you wouldn’t know where to turn without GPS.

If any of these clueless old white guys who watch Fox “news” think they’re going to benefit from preventing people who make less then a billion dollars a year from voting, they are going to feel pretty silly standing there with their pants down when the realization of what has happened finally hits them. Bush v Gore, Citizens United, and now this! Haven’t we been hearing for years that Judges shouldn’t be legislating from the bench? The Voting Rights Act has been reauthorized numerous times and the last time was in 2005, when the Senate voted 98 to 0 to retain it.

This reminds me of the kind of hubris exposed by Ron Suskind in this 2004 statement, which most now believe was made by Karl Rove, (someone who is widely believed to be rigging our elections):

The aide said that guys like me were ”in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who ”believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ”That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. ”We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

Robert Parry gives an insight into how we got here in his recent article concerning the coming supreme court ruling on the voting rights act:

Over the past half century, wealthy right-wingers have invested millions and millions of dollars in “think tanks” and other research institutions – the likes of Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute and Federalist Society – that have worked diligently to cherry-pick the nation’s early history to transform America’s Founding narrative into its opposite, with Washington and Madison made into states’ rights lovers and federal government haters.

The hubris has become so visible that during Obama’s last election, a Republican governor was bragging about suppressing votes for the president, and Fox “news” had to cut to a commercial when Karl Rove tried to halt the announcement of Obama’s victory.

This isn’t just enraging, it’s downright dangerous!

NOTE: OK, I doctored the photo of Scalia, but we all know that’s what he meant.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on March 1, 2013 - 10:21 pm

    I’m hoping the impartial jury, known as the supreme supreme court will prove me wrong.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on March 1, 2013 - 11:30 pm

    Did the father of our country, (George W) DARE to utter the “L” word?

    “As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.”

    To the Fundamentalists: NO, I’m not talking about GWB.

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on March 2, 2013 - 5:51 am

    All I’m saying is to let my 1 vote be counted!

  4. #4 by Glenden Brown on March 2, 2013 - 8:28 am

    The Supreme Court seems poised to strike down key portions of the Voting Rights Act. My complaint is that they’ll do so willfully ignorant of why it was needed in the first place and why it’s still needed.

  5. #5 by Larry Bergan on March 2, 2013 - 9:36 am

    People are being paid to roll out internet voting which has no way of being verified.

    We still have no way of knowing how the people who brought those gigantic blocks of granitic down the mountain, brought those gigantic blocks of granitic down the mountain to build the beautiful temple we awe.

    The Mormon equivalent of the pyramids is equivalent.

    Some of them were undoubtedly gay, but I wasn’t there.

  6. #6 by Larry Bergan on March 2, 2013 - 7:27 pm

    Moore admits he didn’t know whether or not there were WMD,s in Iraq when he did this:

    There weren’t.

  7. #7 by Larry Bergan on March 2, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    In case you missed it’ Moore said when you have the pope and the Dixie Chicks against you…

    It was another pope. :(

  8. #8 by Richard Warnick on March 2, 2013 - 9:03 pm

    Justice Scalia seems almost contemptuous of the legislative branch, and hints that the right-wing partisan Supreme Court ought to substitute for Congress. This used to be called “judicial activism,” but IOKIYAR.

    Justice Scalia’s contempt of Congress

  9. #10 by Larry Bergan on March 3, 2013 - 2:17 am

    I’m not sure how Ginsberg sits there beside this guy and doesn’t display her opinion by throwing up.

  10. #11 by Larry Bergan on March 3, 2013 - 8:58 pm

    Great song from my youth:

    Happy to have been there.

  11. #12 by brewski on March 4, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    Great song from my youth:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC4LqiRoIE8
    Happy to have been there.

  12. #13 by Larry Bergan on March 4, 2013 - 10:48 pm

    brewski:

    Liked my video better.

    More musical quality which came from an era devoted to racial equality and peace.

  13. #14 by Larry Bergan on March 5, 2013 - 1:06 am

    Start to learn here.

  14. #15 by Larry Bergan on March 5, 2013 - 2:04 am

    Let’s find another place that’s free!

  15. #16 by brewski on March 5, 2013 - 8:01 am

    And how did that generation turn out? They turned into a bunch of greedy narcissists who pay Chinese child slave laborers 10 cents an hour to make cadmium and lead laced kitschy classes to fill our landfills.

  16. #17 by cav on March 5, 2013 - 9:29 am

    *Goebbels approved.

  17. #18 by Larry Bergan on March 5, 2013 - 6:06 pm

    Oh, hi cav:

    I thought the massive problems we were having with the blog chased you away for good. Things are much better now.

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