Party matters because the system has made it so.

 

For another reason for why all Americans who don’t want this country to go any further down the tubes* should vote blue this November, please see this Twitter thread from Alexandra Erin:

Short version, in my words not hers: the sooner we get a majority-Democrat Senate, the sooner Mitch McConnell loses his position of Majority Leader, and the sooner we can try him for treason and I can smash his turtle-ass face in with a frozen pineapple…sorry, where was I going with this? Right, getting Bitch McCandlehead off his throne is a good enough reason to vote for Democrats even if they are, at best, spineless.

Similar rules apply to the House, but with literally all of them up for re-election now. The system has political-party relevance built in. All roads to un-fucking the country go through empowering the party that doesn’t capitalize on voter suppression.

*I was about to say “all Americans who don’t want this country to go straight down the tubes” but let’s be real, we’re already going down the tubes. We can still do better.

Batten down the hatches, comrades.

Okay, so, it seems Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring this summer.

Well…Bitch McCandlehead has already established that the Senate can sabotage the president’s ability to appoint a Supreme Court judge if some of them don’t like the president, so I see no reason why we must accept Trumpty Numpty’s idea of a new justice simply because Justice Kennedy has had enough. Trumpty Numpty isn’t really a president, anyway. The US currently has no president. This is not 45, this is the missing administration. Trumpty Numpty and his cronies are squatting in the White House. So he shouldn’t have the privilege of filling a SCOTUS seat.

So…everyone with Republican Senators, lobby the fuck outta them to deny a hearing to any of the non-president’s choices for the new SCOTUS justice. And in November, we vote for Dems and make both houses of Congress super-extra-blue. When the Senate is majority-Democrat, Bitch McCandlehead can no longer be Senate Majority Leader. And then we lobby the fuck outta the new Senate to hold up a giant middle finger at any of the non-president’s choices for the SCOTUS seat. Keep on holding up a giant middle finger until the non-president accidentally pukes up the name of a liberal judge or until he’s no longer squatting in the White House.

The new Congress doesn’t have to impeach Trumpty Numpty. It’s cool if they do, but that doesn’t need to be our goal in this November’s elections. They just need to stonewall the non-president until 2020.

In 2020, we can make a fresh effort to elect a real president, and meanwhile Bitch McCandlehead can be sent home to cry in his wife’s lap following the unceremonious end of his career in public office.

In the meantime, I will ready my couch for women visiting from out of state to get abortions in Maryland.