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Manifest stupidity

June 27, 2022

We all knew it was coming, but it was still hard to believe the news when it broke. Yes, the four old men and the handmaid did it. They tossed out Roe v Wade. Within weeks a woman’s right to choose will disappear or be close to non-existent in half of the far-from-United States of America.

And just to add that extra little frisson of fuck you, the official announcement on Roe v Wade came one day after these same six dinosaurs struck down a New York gun control measure which will almost certainly overturn similar sensible measures in several other states.

Of course Roe was never an ideal solution. It didn’t say every woman had a right to an abortion. It said that denying women access to abortion was a violation of their right to privacy. Not really the same thing, as Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have been (and probably was) the first to point out. 

No, it wasn’t ideal, but it was all women had, given the failure of Bill Clinton or Barack Obama to codify abortion rights into law when they had the majorities in congress to simply do so. 

When Obama put out a statement on Twitter about the Supreme Court ruling, there were a lot of comments like this.

Mind you, there were also plenty of comments like this.

(How anyone can fail to grasp the difference between “its” and “it’s” is a mystery to me, but I’ve already had my rant about that.) 

And, while Joe Manchin and Susan Collins are crying the blues about Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett lying to their faces, Clarence Thomas is saying, “Hold my beer.” 

This horrible excuse for a human being, who should never have been confirmed in the first place (thank you Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden), feels like a kid let loose in a candy store – or so his separate opinion suggests. Why stop with Roe, he wonders. How about overturning the rulings on same sex marriage, sodomy and access to contraception? (The only progressive ruling he doesn’t want to toss is Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 decision that overturned a ban on interracial marriage, so I guess that means he doesn’t want to get rid of his batshit crazy wife.)

No government in Britain is ever going to refer back to a 13th century document before making 21st century laws. Nor should they. Yet the Christian soldiers of the USA think an 18th century document (written specifically to protect rich white men and in which, for the purposes of congressional representation, slaves were counted as 3/5 of a human being and women weren’t counted at all) should forever be the basis on which laws are established.

Manifest destiny? Don’t make me laugh. Manifest stupidity more like.

If the Democrats are unable to persuade voters that (a) there is absolutely nothing the Republicans can do about the price of gas and (b) that the midterms are really the last chance saloon for abortion rights and proper gun control measures, then frankly they deserve to lose. 

Whether or not he ever sets foot in the White House again, this is the legacy of the Tangerine Wankmaggot: a court prepared – champing at the bit – to turn back the clock. For decades.

As I said after the official announcement on Friday, dig out the twin sets and pearls, ladies, because June Cleaver is back.

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One Comment
  1. Donna permalink

    So well said. Truly, this treachery is just unfuckingbelievable.

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