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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.
Well, maybe a lot, but I’m not driving my Toyota tonight. I don’t believe in harming people with my car.
I like to tell the truth, which often gets me in trouble, but I never meant any harm to anybody.
I believe that we are being scammed by the powers, and must fight back against election fraud at high levels.
Sometimes, opinions are like assholes, and I have mine.
You can’t say I’m not honest.
Sorry, this is just too expensive and there’s no scientific rationale for it.
During the 2004 election, Karl Rove was hard pressed to offer any reason why anyone should want a second term for President Bush. One of his desperate election-year stunts was a grandiose announcement of NASA manned missions to the Moon and Mars. For which there was no money.
President Obama will send a $3.834 trillion budget to Congress today for Fiscal Year 2011 that includes the cancellation of the NASA Constellation program, aka Bush’s Moon Base. The program was hopelessly behind schedule and over budget.
Manned spaceflight is a waste of money. Most space science is done with automated vehicles that don’t need to carry people, food, water and air out of Earth’s steep gravity well. The Mars Pathfinder succeeded beyond the expectations of the designers. Since then, NASA has run 7 more successful Mars missions. What could astronauts do that these semi-autonomous landers can’t?
Previous One Utah posts:
No Bucks, No Buck Rogers (August 14, 2009)
NASA Offers Science Fiction Justification for Manned Moon Program (July 16, 2009)
NASA Abandoning Plans for Bush’s Moon Base (May 4, 2009)
Obama Should Cancel Bush’s Moon Mission (December 13, 2008)
Well, if anyone would know, it would be Rove, eh? Tonight’s Hypocrisy Watch: Lest we forget.