Coup plotters: Justice Ginni and Mr. Thomas
H/T Scissorhead Jimmy-T
Lord love a duck, Ginni Thomas was in it up to her eyeballs and Clarence Thomas should resign:
Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed Arizona lawmakers after the 2020 election to set aside Joe Biden’s popular-vote victory and choose “a clean slate of Electors,” according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.
The emails, sent by Ginni Thomas to a pair of lawmakers on Nov. 9, 2020, argued that legislators needed to intervene because the vote had been marred by fraud. Though she did not mention either candidate by name, the context was clear.
Just days after media organizations called the race for Biden in Arizona and nationwide, Thomas urged the lawmakers to “stand strong in the face of political and media pressure.” She told the lawmakers the responsibility to choose electors was “yours and yours alone” and said they have “power to fight back against fraud.
The WaPo has images of the emails in the story, too. The article goes on to list the many, many shell organizations Ginni is involved with and how they used all of them to pressure lawmakers. As Hillary Clinton famously said, a vast right wing conspiracy.
We now cut over to Axios email thingie to cut through the long WaPo article to the gist of the matter:
Driving the news: Thomas — who never specifically named Trump or President Biden — on Nov. 9, 2020, emailed a pair of Arizona state lawmakers asking them to follow their “Constitutional duty” and take steps to “fight back against fraud.”
- The emails show that Thomas played a role in attempting to keep Trump in power by overturning the 2020 election results.
Details: “Please stand strong in the face of political and media pressure. Please reflect on the awesome authority granted to you by our Constitution,” Thomas said in an email to Arizona state Rep. Shawna Bolick.
- “And then please take action to ensure that a clean slate of Electors is chosen for our state.”
Context: The U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures the authority to direct how electors are selected in the state.
- In Arizona, all state elector votes are given to the candidate that won the popular vote in the state. By asking lawmakers to choose new electors after Biden’s victory in the state, Thomas is suggesting that the legislature can potentially undermine the popular vote.
This is a big story. Let’s keep an eye on it.
Cocaine Orgy Baptist scold Maddison Cawthorn relaxing after a hard day’s work
Cocaine-fueled sex orgy enthusiast and as of late unemployed roller Nazi Madison Cawthorn took a strange parting shot as he was packing up his lingerie and dry humping the occasional staffer’s face,
“Gentile” – many are assuming the idiot meant genteel, but one never knows with a Nazi. To quote Liz Lemon from 30 Rock, “Just say Jewish, this is taking forever.”
My friend Marmel got in the best line:
Who knows what is going on with Cawthorn, but Dork MAGA definitely should be a thing.
Axios morning email thingie is already looking at the knock-on effect if all the forced birthing proceeds according to their plan (emboldening is theirs as is enigmatic bullet usage):
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, an increase in births could strain safety nets, Axios’ Caitlin Owens writes.
- Why it matters: The red states poised to ban or severely limit abortion already tend to have limited access to health care — and fewer programs in place for mothers and children. Abortion bans would also likely put more pressure on U.S. foster and adoption systems.
“What we’re facing as a country is hundreds of thousands of births, probably disproportionately located in the states that have been most limited in what they do for pregnant women, infants and children,” said Sara Rosenbaum, a health law and policy professor at George Washington University.
- “We have not ever designed these programs for a world without Roe,” she added. “You need a child welfare system, the likes of which we’ve never seen.”
Zoom out: Experts say there’s already a growing shortage of obstetricians.
- In 2020, more than 2 million women of childbearing age lived in counties that had no hospital offering obstetric care, no birth center and no obstetric provider, according to a report by March of Dimes.
Red states in the middle of the country — many of which will automatically ban abortion if Roe is overturned — are particularly likely to have a high number of maternity care deserts.
And that’s an accurate and very grim assessment of the situation at the street level: Red States do NOT have the infrastructure to take on this extra population growth, nor do they want to.
Jeebusland is not Pro-Life, it is Pro-Poverty:
Marco ‘Big Gulp’ Rubio, the Cold Warrior for a New Generation, and beloved grandson figure of Wingnuts over the age of 73 and under the age of death:
Supply and Demand, how do they work?
The Madison Cawthorn Story.
Happy Hour News
Welcome to Ayn Rand Libertarian Paradise #3:
(Reuters) – The Securities and Exchange Commission’s in-house judges violate the U.S. Constitution by denying fraud defendants their right to a jury trial and acting without necessary guidance from Congress, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday…
The majority also found that SEC judges, known as administrative law judges, lack authority under the Constitution because Congress did not provide guidance on when the SEC should bring cases in-house instead of in a court.
Basically, if this ruling stays, then all regulating agencies are gutted of their ability to regulate: every instance will become subject to litigation, and the deeper the pockets the more likely they will win just by running out the clock.
And there’s no way that the SCOTUS is going to defend the Administrative state, so it is up to the Democrats to fix this, and you know it will never make it through the Republican-filibustered Senate.
Elect more Democrats. It’s our only hope.
The pro-family party, folks:
“House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.”
Sweet, sweet relief
My twitter pal Jodi alerts us that we have a live one:
“Some tartar sauce would not be unwelcome.”