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  •  Firstly, VRA is not dead (0+ / 0-)

    It is in critical condition and will require major surgery. I am not referring to Congressional action, which I do not expect to see. I mean using the bail-in procedure that is still in the law to create a new list of states and counties under preclearance, without reference to the formula SCOTUS struck down.

    Secondly, with Federal benefits now available, a mad rush is already starting for couples in Red states to go elsewhere to get married and then to come home, hold fabulous receptions, and announce it in the papers. My cousin Alexa in Indiana is apparently going to marry her long-time partner somewhere. The Red states have no idea what is about to hit them in the national news and in social media, and just among everybody's friends and families.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 02:34:19 PM PDT

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    •  yes, yes, we will fight the good fight (0+ / 0-)

      however, in the meantime - how many potential voters will be discouraged, intimidated and just stay home?

      How much time, money and energy it take to mount these court challenges?

      Time, money and energy that could be used to champion other issues - stop the fracking, end the wars, etc etc etc.

      Just like the repeal of DOMA will lull some percentage of the liberal base into taking it a little easier, the added hurdles etc sap our organized opposition to the overall corporatist agenda.

      Which, by the way, has plenty of resources and allies to keep pushing on all fronts.

      Yes, it is HARD.  Made harder yet by Obama and his ilk who masquerade as liberal while compromising away the foundations of the nation.

      In case you can't tell, I am sick at heart with the current political landscape.

      Obama had the backing, the optimism the hope and dashed it all.  That is potentially even more destructive than the overt neo-con cabal of the Bush junta.

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