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  •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

    So how do you propose to fight the Supreme Court?

    •  Well, that's kind of my point. I can't. (1+ / 0-)
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      awcomeon

      This is what I can do. If a million other people did it, if all the progressives out there pushed back at the local level, pushed for better State Reps, better County Commissioners, better fucking dogcatchers, then eventually we win. And then we move up the ladder, and win some more.

      And those guys appoint Supreme Court Justices somewhere up the food chain.

      So yeah. That's how I fight the Supreme Court, I guess. I mean, from your tone, I'm assuming you don't have a better plan?

      Dance like no one is watching with one fist in the air... We are stronger than everything they have taught us that we should fear.

      by Surly Cracker on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 06:34:16 PM PDT

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      •  Slowly, steadily, inch-by-inch, this is how (1+ / 0-)
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        Surly Cracker

        Repubs have been implanting rightwing conservatives (aka wedge issue warriors) in local, state, and federal positions for decades (starting with Reagan).  This was a carefully planned, long-term, grassroots effort.  They've lost a few battles, but won many more.  

        They've been patient and methodical, regrouping after electoral defeats, and fielding new nutjobs to replace those who were not successful. Now, they have their people ingrained and implanted in many local school boards, city councils, local and state courts, state leadership positions, appointed to SCOTUS, and even Buhsies moled into the Obama administration--who left them there to backstab and wreak havoc on his policies at every opportunity.

        In many ways, I have despaired of yet admired their determination and long-term commitment to their causes.  I wish that we had maintained as active a grassroots organization and had been as politically savvy as they have been.  Unfortunately, our base seems to think only presidential elections are important.  They are...but regularly electing progressives to our local and state government is vital to our interests, also.

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