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  •  Best answer (4+ / 0-)
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    4mygirls, observer963, JBL55, Audri

    Vote the TGOP assholes out of Congress.  Or at least make them a meaningless minority which we can then mostly ignore.

    Mr. Boehner, where are the jobs?

    by Tx LIberal on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 02:27:46 PM PDT

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    •  We can't vote out Scalia and Alito (4+ / 0-)
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      Remember, we're having this conversation because there's an intractable conservative majority on the Court that considers corporations more human than women, and is more concerned with the freedom of bigots and misogynists to discriminate and harass than it is concerned with the freedom of their victims to live in dignity.

      Even if we voted out every last GOP member from Congress in November, and passed a Medicare-for-all bill that included full funding for all forms of birth control and abortion -- even then, a company like Hobby Lobby would sue and win to keep federal dollars from financing these things.

      We need a new Congress, but we also need one or two of the conservative justices to die or resign while a Democrat is president.  That's the only way to end this insanity, because the Roberts Court, in its current configuration, will not reverse course.

      •  Not sure about that (6+ / 0-)

        A new Congress could do the following:

        1 Revise the RFRA to include rights of employees and distinguish corporations from individuals as far as religious freedom.  That would undermine further lumping of corporations as individuals in these cases.  Remember that is what they used to justify this overreach in the first place.

        2 Appoint moderate/progressive judges to the lower courts.  That would make it harder to move such cases forward and could eliminate some.

        3  There is a good likelihood that at least one of the progressives will retire in the next two years.  Make sure they are replaced with a progressive.

        First things first we need to remove the Tea Party's grip on Congress in order to free up debate over these issues.

        That's my take anyway.

        Mr. Boehner, where are the jobs?

        by Tx LIberal on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 05:18:44 PM PDT

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