The Supreme Court on Thurs. handed Trump a defeat in the citizenship census case.
The Trump administration told the Court they wanted to include the question to protect voter rights (don't make me laugh, right?)
In fact Trump wanted minorities to be undercounted. This would suppress minority voices in the fed. government because the census determines how many reps are sent to Congress . . .
Federal courts have been routinely ruling against Trump. To take a few examples of many:
Yes, that was a win for the GOP and the suppression of democratic voices.
The Court ruled that federal courts need to stay out of districting questions.
This will effect state legislatures, but not statewide elections like Senator and POTUS.
And when Democrats can exert more control over. . .
The gerrymandering case isn’t a Make-Trump-a-Dictator case.
It was a typical kind of States-Rights case we’ve had all through U.S. history.
Yes, it's bad.
It's the kind of ruling . . .
If you're shocked and discouraged, you're making the mistake I used to make before I learned the lessons from 2016.
This is how the gerrymandering case can confer long-term a benefit on the GOP without taking way the fact that GOP long term demographic prospects aren't good. …
The truth is too nuanced & complex for sound bites.
As GOP demographics continue to shrink, we can expect more desperate moves.
Don't be shocked. @TimothyDSnyder says shock is a luxury.
Inducing despair is part of the Russian Active Measures against Democracy, because when enough people lose confidence in democracy, it’s all over.
There is more than one industry out there competing for clicks.
Five-star alarms generate more clicks.
“We’re doomed,” has always been a rallying call of demagogues.
Inducing despair and discouragement does the opposite: It renders people paralyzed, worn out, and unable to act.
Stopping to savor the victories when they happen will give you energy.
It's not over, but it doesn't look good for Trump. Trump's latest (silly and unconstitutional) walk-back idea that he'll try to delay the census shows he sees the writing on the wall.
Meanwhile, I felt pure relief.