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Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit and Trump bid to overturn election loss

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Don't mess with us Texas.

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Awww. Trump fans gonna be so sad today.

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Don't mess with us Texas.

And Texas don't mess with democracy.

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And there we have it.

It's over.

Accept defeat gracefully, and work together to combat the overwhelming problems which press upon America.

We'll gladly welcome you back, and in the meantime wish you all the love and luck in the world.

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And Texas don't mess with democracy.

Well, not democracy, but definitely political, having said that, not entirely surprised as most Trump supporters figured, the main thing they always wanted despite of how the election was conducted, they want an inquiry into what happened and an acknowledgment there were a lot of irregularities within this election, that scrutiny won’t go away, it shouldn’t and it won’t. 70+ million people are not going to walk off in the sunset and think, oh, well....lol

It's over.

Not really, once the GOP takes the House it will be over for the radical progressive agenda.

Accept defeat gracefully, and work together to combat the overwhelming problems which press upon America.

Not with these Democrats, but yes, we don’t riot or loot, that’s not what conservatives do.

We'll gladly welcome you back,

Sorry, but we never left, never will, Dems are already shooting themselves in the foot, just watching, waiting, Trump will be as David Gergen said, a shadow President building his base and A few Dems are worried and they should be.

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to every elected Republican,

do you accept the legitimacy of SCOTUS?

yes or no?

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Hahaha. Yesterday Bass and Black were assuring us that SCOTUS would take this case. Like their predictions of a landslide Trump victory, they were wrong.

Buden won the presidency fair and square in the most secure election our country has ever conducted.

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*Biden

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do you accept the legitimacy of SCOTUS?

yes or no?

Yes and why wouldn’t they, we know the SC doesn’t want to get involved in State affairs and local legislation laws. Liberals don’t care or respect the SC if they did, they would never entertain the idea of packing the courts, you’re asking that question to the wrong party. Lol

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The only irregularities about this election were the number of Republicans willing to come out of the the commie/dictator closet and essentially support a dictatorship of a failed minority over democratic norms. Even the extremely right-wing, ideologically-politicized supreme court would not entertain for a moment the Putin/Mao approach to government openly advocated by the Republican party and its followers. The worst part is that they lost fair and square to the Democratic party, itself a gaggle of weaklings and hypocrites. Ugh.

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Not with these Democrats, but yes, we don’t riot or loot, that’s not what conservatives do.

Not only do conservatives rape and loot from the poor, they promote falsehoods, support demagogues, suppress voters, gas light, engage in bigotry and above all else, keep their self-serving apparatus going above the lives of others.

Sorry, but we never left, never will,

You yourself claimed on several occasions that the US would do just fine under Trump and that the US didn't need the rest of the world.

Dems are already shooting themselves in the foot, just watching, waiting, Trump will be as David Gergen said, a shadow President building his base and A few Dems are worried and they should be.

Trump cultists desperately employing empty threats, which are more laughable than realistic.

Thanks for the entertainment.

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I'm lovin' it.

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Yes and why wouldn’t they, we know the SC doesn’t want to get involved in State affairs and local legislation laws. Liberals don’t care or respect the SC if they did, they would never entertain the idea of packing the courts, you’re asking that question to the wrong party. Lol

You do 180’s so fast it makes Olympic ice skaters look like amateurs. Thanks for the laughs; take care not to make yourself dizzy.

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And the world, other than Russia and China, is rejoicing.

Sad part is that Trump and his cult have damaged America's standing and reputation internationally.

The most disgusting president,and person, in USA history.

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Times person of the year is Biden, Harris.

Deutsche bank employees testified against trump yesterday.

Supreme Court judges, appointed by trump, laughed out his silly lawsuit.

Lots of heartburn today, ROFL.

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Na na ...na na na na...hey hey hey.... goodbye!

Although I'm said to see the utter humiliation of Trump and his fans finally end, I suppose I should accept that it would come to this. But still. I loved seeing them lose over and over again.

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we know the SC doesn’t want to get involved in State affairs and local legislation laws.

Funny, you seemed to believe quite the opposite, loudly, for the past 5 weeks. Just now had a revelation?

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Why does Trump want to be president so badly? Never seen such a desperate pathet man. But the next thing he will do is declare civil war. If not then it's all talk and no action by the Trumps

Proud Boys stand by

(Trump calling for civil war)

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Yes the challenges seem about done. Trump said "this is the big one" of the Texas challenge backed by 17 Republican states directly to the Supreme Court. Another failed attempt to use the Courts of the people to over turn the will of the people in the most undemocratic of ways I have ever seen in America in my lifetime.

That so many Republican officials from Governor's to Congress people to ground roots members and supporters were fully prepared to support an Autocratic leader in dismembering US institutions designed to support Democracy, to damage the country they say they love and to turn it into something more akin to Russia or China where one party rules with an iron hand and no one else can ever lead the nation is disconcerting to say the least. This does not bode well for the future of America in the long term.

America must find the path back to being able to work as one nation, as one people and do it while allowing everyone to have their voice in a true multi party system. Americans are not America's enemies. Different views are health and must be allowed and encouraged. Compromise is key in working together to make America the best it can be.

This election is over. Biden and Democrats now follow Trump and the Republicans into office for four years.

If all Americans really love their country then they must all work hard and find it in themselves to forgive anger and move forward. Not stall on the past four years and keep dredging it up and staying unhappy. Trump had his term, good or bad. The next term belongs to the peoples choice in Biden. In four years time everyone can assess the state of America and choose for themselves if it is better or worse than it is now.

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To quote the wise Mr. Ferris Beuler:

"You're still here (Donald)? Go home... it's over."

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Three cheers for outgoing Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman

(no, not being sarcastic. Dude has courage)

https://youtu.be/cXUmE9XcVQc

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The SC wasn't expected to rule until next week. They literally kicked Trump in the arse in a matter of hours.

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Well, this is not over, the GOP will just continue on and next retain the Senate and then take the House, that’s how you do it, Biden takes the WH, fine, but that this is over is a gross understatement and you don’t need to get nasty about it, take it to the polls and that’s what is happening with Trump supporters.

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a shadow President building his base 

The lost election, by 7 million votes, is proof his base consistently dwindled in his entire four year term, with people disrespecting and disliking his penchant for dissing democracy.

Dream on in your shadow. He's no 2024 threat.

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you don’t need to get nasty about it, take it to the polls and that’s what is happening with Trump supporters.

Screaming stop the count & count the votes at the same time, making death threats to officials... claiming the vote was rigged, that dead people voted, that dead socialist leaders had a hand in it... yeah, it's sure happening with Trump supporters.

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Well, this is not over, the GOP will just continue on and next retain the Senate and then take the House, that’s how you do it, Biden takes the WH, fine, but that this is over is a gross understatement and you don’t need to get nasty about it, take it to the polls and that’s what is happening with Trump supporters.

Yes, we all know how elections work on the US. Nobody is saying this is over permanently, just that Trump’s term is over on January 20.

Given your dismal record with predictions, are you certain you want to continue making them?

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Well, this is not over, the GOP will just continue on and next retain the Senate and then take the House, that’s how you do it, Biden takes the WH, fine, but that this is over is a gross understatement and you don’t need to get nasty about it, take it to the polls and that’s what is happening with Trump supporters.

Aka, it still hasn’t registered with you that yet another attempted coup has been averted by institutions functioning as they are intended to...

i give up.

enjoy your alternate reality

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The cult leader and his followers continue to waste time with their frivolous lawsuits knowing that they are undermining democracy and leave chaos behind.

The state attorneys and U,S, House of Representatives members are playing a very dangerous game and will pay a high price in the long run.

We the People of the United States of America have had enough.

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Dec. 11  03:31 pm JSTPosted in: States respond to Texas bid to overturn U.S. election at Supreme Court  See in context

BlacklabelToday  01:41 pm JST

Almost like they waiting to comment on another, bigger case....hmmm....

They certainly were.

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Well, this is not over, the GOP will just continue on and next retain the Senate and then take the House, that’s how you do it,

This election is over. The process of moving forward as you put it is continuous because democracy is designed that way. The senate majority will change hands as will the House, as will the party who has the president. They are all up for grabs on every election and anybody can predict but nobody knows the outcome until it happens. That is democracy in action.

Bass makes predictions. Some will come to pass and some will not. Nobody knows which will or wont. Either way the continued support of the democratic system is what keeps America strong and ticking along. That is the important thing to remember. it keeps all sides on their toes and being at their best allows those who lead to do the best job they can.

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Bass:. The point is, Democrats have for now the Presidency

Yes. That is the point. :)

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The supreme court just said "yes, the Loser Lost."

The best thing is that the Loser's supreme court plants didn't even go along with it. That's the icing on the cake of this final repudiation of the right's attempt to steal the election.

Is the War on Voting over now?

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Granted NO relief. It is Over. Senate to the Democrates next. Thanks!

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Is the War on Voting over now?

No. Republicans will continue to sabotage elections and restrict voting rights. Their efforts to further undermine the democratic principles of the republic will continue.

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LOL. What a loser. Seriously, give it up, it’s embarrassing. The law trumps all!

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Trump is now yesterday's fried bacon and they will leave the WH for Christmas and never return, even in 2024.

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If there was only room here to post all the comments by our Trump supporting friends when Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett were appointed - on how they would vote en-mass with anything Trump wanted....conservative bots that wouldn't review the merits of a case, but would vote reflexively for all conservative cases.... The Libs were gong to be so sorry.....

They each voted this case had no standing...

So to quote Connie Francis, Who's Sorry Now?

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Peter14Today  10:53 am JST

Either way the continued support of the democratic system is what keeps America strong and ticking along. That is the important thing to remember. it keeps all sides on their toes and being at their best allows those who lead to do the best job they can.

That's the way it ought to work, really. Except that some politicians have got elections so heavily rigged in their favour that as long as they keep pandering to vested interests they don't need to care about doing a good job for anyone else. Well, the US system seems to favour bi-partisanship and compromise, so I hope voters will punish congress members who just stop anything from getting done.

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I can smell meat bribing, red meat sizzling to charcoal. The GOP is a spent force in decency and a force for democracy. No state has standing against another state in how they run their elections. What not, losers leaving the union? LOL. Seriously? A secession? Shameful jelly spiced has beens. Take any office they have away from them. Enough!

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Seditious abuse of the judicial process. Shame too on any one who stayed silent. SCOTUS has delivered. There is NO standing. So, sit down and shut up because this is a govt of laws, not men.

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Sleigh bells ring, are you listening

In the lane, snow is glistening

A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight

Walking in a Biden wonderland

Merry Christmas all!

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"Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections," the court wrote.

Succinctly says it all.

When even right leaning judiciary and politicians in sizeable numbers agree that the challenge is based on nought or near enough to, then that would strongly indicate that democracy has won.

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Nobody cares, put a sock in it.

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It's pretty clear already that Texas has both the facts and the law on its side.

Totally. Is that why the SC refused to hear the case? Hilarious.

Perhaps indeed. Lock n load time.

Ah yes, when we lose we resort to violence. Good to see the rights' true colors shining through.

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For 46 states, 4 legislatures, 3 territories, and 2 governors of the Union to be involved in this lawsuit tells us that the stakes are incredibly high. Indeed, this is the gravest Constitutional Crisis since 1860. As such, there’s little reason to believe that the Supreme Court’s decision will put a definitive end to the crisis. Dred Scott didn’t stop the Civil War, and Texas vs Pennsylvania may not stop whatever comes next...

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a long-shot lawsuit by Texas and backed by President Donald Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four states, dealing him a crushing setback in his quest to undo his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

And to a majority of Americans, the nightmare of the past four years is over, and the most dangerous threat to our democracy since our founding has been defeated...

The scam, however, will continue. The Orange Huckster will keep up his unhinged rants about unproven fraud....of "rigging"....of dead people voting....of Hugo Chavez stealing his votes...of vote counting machines in Germany....all in an attempt to fleece his supporters out of their money...

Because his personal loans of over $800 million are due to "someone" soon - and Donald doesn't want to welch...

The person he owes the money to has been known to use Novichok when angry...

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Every state where a lawsuit was filed and now the Supreme Court twice have thrown out trump's lawsuits on the grounds of baseless accusations with no evidence. All this makes America and American politics a complete failure and joke and anyone who disagrees is an utter fool. This has weakened America. Drag him out!

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As such, there’s little reason to believe that the Supreme Court’s decision will put a definitive end to the crisis. Dred Scott didn’t stop the Civil War

Lol Dred Scott was about slavery, Texas v. Pennsylvania is about a bunch of morons who refuse to accept reality, in no way are they even comparable. Conflating the two is utterly hilarious. :D

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He’s still scamming his supporters.

He’s good at scamming. He knows a moron when he sees one.

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For 46 states, 4 legislatures, 3 territories, and 2 governors of the Union to be involved in this lawsuit tells us that the stakes are incredibly high.

Nah, it tells us how desperate republicans are to thwart the will of the people and cling to power.

Indeed, this is the gravest Constitutional Crisis since 1860.

The most secure election in US history in which the democrat received the largest number of votes in history is a constitutional crisis? That’s a very strange definition of constitutional crisis.

As such, there’s little reason to believe that the Supreme Court’s decision will put a definitive end to the crisis. *

Only to people that continue to delude themselves about the election. At some point you have to accept the fact that there was no fraud or irregularities, just like you had to accept that Santa isn’t realz

Dred Scottdidn’t stop the Civil War, and Texas vs Pennsylvania may not stop whatever comes next...

Dred Scot wasn’t meant to stop the Civil War, it was a case that declared the constitution didn’t apply to black people and was decided in 1857, a full four years before the start of the civil war.

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Indeed, this is the gravest Constitutional Crisis since 1860. 

It never was. Just hot air, whining, a whole lot of wasted time and money and a quick reality check. Anyone with half a brain knew that 5 weeks ago.

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70+ million people are not going to walk off in the sunset and think, oh, well....lol

So you actually think that those people are going to keep acting like petulant whining crybabies until kingdom come? Wow, such little faith in the human race!

I can guarantee that that 70 million will dwindle, the more Trump continues to disregard his duties as POTUS and tarnishes the reputation and standing of all that position stands for.

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As such, there’s little reason to believe that the Supreme Court’s decision will put a definitive end to the crisis. Dred Scott didn’t stop the Civil War, and Texas vs Pennsylvania may not stop whatever comes next...

Very true. The indictment for "Individual-1" as a co-conspirator is just waiting until 20 Jan. Likewise the upcoming indictments for tax fraud in the Trump Organization, and the current investigation of fraud in the Trump 2016 campaign will all go forward...

What's coming next is multiple indictments, trials, and then a cell at Rikers Island...maybe next to Manafort....who is also there for tax fraud...

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Every day, I get to wake up and watch Trump lose the election again and again and again. Watching this absolute rifle get slapped across the entire length of the judiciary has been amazing. If I smiled any wider, my jaw would fall off. The Trump troop were soooo convinced that this time - this time - was gonna be the one. I can’t wait for the next loss. It’s becoming as regular as the tides.

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jack o helenToday  12:01 pm JST

I can guarantee that that 70 million will dwindle, the more Trump continues to disregard his duties as POTUS and tarnishes the reputation and standing of all that position stands for.

Of course they will. A lot of them will be staunch Republicans who will just vote for whoever the 2024 GOP candidate is. Others will be swing voters who might switch to the Democrats if they do a good enough job in the next four years. Some might still support Trump now but be put off by what he does or what happens to him in the same period. A few of course will stick with him no matter what. The idea that in 2024 he'll have a 70 million plus base of hardcore supporters is just a naive fantasy.

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Ha ha! Another slapdown while Trumps "brilliant legal mind", old Sleazy Rudy, is incapacitated. Cmon, sleazy Rudy, get well and launch another appeal! You got this!

Ha ha ha ha ha!

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Lol Dred Scott was about slavery, Texas v. Pennsylvania is about a bunch of morons who refuse to accept reality, in no way are they even comparable. Conflating the two is utterly hilarious. :D

Shingen, totally agree with everything except the word “hilarious.” Would use something a fair bit more pejorative...

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Tonight the Chairman of the Texas Republican Party released the following on the Republican Party of Texas official website (from which I have copied and pasted here):

"The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressman, has decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences. This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable. This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic. Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.”

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Trump's top legal advisers, Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, said the president's legal remedies were not exhausted and they would continue to work to invalidate the election ahead of Jan. 6, when Congress formally adopts the Electoral College results. Its role in doing so is largely ceremonial.

I understand Rudy Giuliani refused to appear in front of the court today for this hearing....not because of his COVID....because there wasn't an adult bookstore next door or any 15 year old girls present...

Jenna Ellis was busy tracking down that vandal on the run Hugo Chavez...

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Utterly predictable. The "strike force" strikes out again. They are now batting 1 for 52. I guess the Biden victory at the polls must be a "deep state" conspiracy, or something...

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The trump die hards are threatening to secede.

I am sure Putin has a patch of land in Siberia for this bunch. And they can take their clown too.

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It’s time to disband The gang that couldn’t sue straight!!!

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Trump thought that by stacking the Supreme Court they would back him on any loony tune thing he wanted.

What he didnt understand is that none of them are corrupt, as he is. The judges are there to uphold the law, as proved in the states as well as federal.

He can crawl back to the swamp he came from, until the law comes after him.

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I can't wait to see what Trump's next move will be. I'm sure he will do something, and will continue his big noisy fight.

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StewieToday  01:03 pm JST

Trump thought that by stacking the Supreme Court they would back him on any loony tune thing he wanted.

What he didnt understand is that none of them are corrupt...

I get the idea he might have thought picking people for public office was a bit like hiring employees for the Trump Organization, and that they would all have to do what he wanted.

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Hahaha. Yesterday Bass and Black were assuring us that SCOTUS would take this case. Like their predictions of a landslide Trump victory, they were wrong.

Speaking of well-educated, you were assured us that Joe's approval of SEGREGATION was JUSTIFIED.

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Trump thought that by stacking the Supreme Court they would back him on any loony tune thing he wanted.

Speaking of another well-educated Democrat, do tell us how replacing a Supreme Court justice in place of one that died is "stacking the Supreme Court"?

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"stacking the Supreme Court"?

Republicans claimed lame-duck presidents couldn't choose a SC justice and blocked Obama's choice, then did a complete 180° and nominated their own again in a few months this year. That's what "stacking the Supreme Court" means. Bending the rules for your own advantage.

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Bye-bye Donald..good riddance.

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Yet it still did Trump no good as the court ruled 9 to 0 against him.

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Yet it still did Trump no good as the court ruled 9 to 0 against him.

He got totally shlonged.

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Out of all the posts on this thread, only two people have shown the slightest shred of dignity - @bass and @Ego Sum. The rest have all been gloating in a pyrrhic victory. Very gracious of you.

However, as @bass and @Ego Sum said, this battle may have been lost, but the Democrats will be paralysed in the Senate. And they lost seats in the House of Reps as well, and the disgust among tens of millions of American about how this election proceeded could very well tip the balance towards Republicans and perhaps even some libertarian/conservative independents in the next mid-terms.

So pop your champagne corks today if that's what you want to do, but the hangover isn't far off.

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election proceeded could very well tip the balance towards Republicans and perhaps even some libertarian/conservative independents in the next mid-terms.

Say it softly and it’s almost like praying.

Trump’s attempt to destroy the American democratic experiment and the spineless Republicans who kowtowed to his worst narcissistic impulses will stain the GOP for decades.

Looking forward to the coming civil war in the GOP- that’s the hangover you should be concerned about.

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