Here’s how Dems can + must do more than wait for an election. Let’s start w/ why: - 7 of the 9 justices were appointed by a party that hasn’t won a popular vote more than once in 30 years - 1 of those seats was stolen - Several lied to Congress to secure their appointment…
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- 1 justice’s family (Thomas) was paid by right wing groups for years and he never disclosed it, violating Federal law - Same justice’s spouse participated in 1/6 and he used his SCOTUS seat to vote to keep potential info related to his wife from investigators in Congress…
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- 2 justices stand very credibly accused of sexual assault And that’s the tip of the iceberg. Election or not, the Supreme Court has a legitimacy crisis and the public reaffirms it: 75% of the US public reports lacking confidence in SCOTUS, & those numbers were *pre-Roe ruling*
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In a legitimacy crisis, the solution Biden + Dem leaders must offer can’t just be one of voting, but of statute & authority. Compared to Exec + Leg branch, checks on Court overreach and misconduct are little to none. Leaders must share their plans for Roe AND a rogue court.
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Past Presidents, from Lincoln to FDR, understood the dangerous stakes of allowing an unchecked Court overreach its authority and threaten our democracy. Lincoln ignored the court to issue the emancipation proclamation. FDR, in the plunges of the Great Depression, also sought…
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to confront the Court’s structure (and core gerontocracy problem of lifetime appointments) via public appeal. While he did not succeed, that check came from the ppl & Congress, NOT scotus. The ruling is Roe, but the crisis is democracy. Leaders must share specific plans for both
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The President & Dem leaders can no longer get away with familiar tactics of “committees” and “studies” to avoid tackling our crises head-on anymore: - Restrain judicial review - Open clinics on federal lands - Court expansion - Expand Fed access/awareness of pill abortions - etc

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For the moments when we DO insist on elections, we must be PRECISE with what we need and we will do with that power: How many seats does the party need to Codify Roe? Dems must SAY THAT. Not just “go vote” or “give us $6 to win.” That is demoralizing, losing, unfocused nonsense
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Dem leaders must tell voters the plan: What’s the *actual* need? Which specific seats are we focused on? WHAT votes do we need & WHERE (what states + races?) And, what’s the return? What is Biden/Congress ACTUALLY willing+able to do at 52/60 seats? Be honest. Details motivate
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So let’s wake up everybody! What’s good Democrats! If you don’t like what I’ve laid out here, then please present YOUR plan instead of little “why we can’t” lists!! Let’s cut the handwringing and get moving! Chop chop! No more showtunes till November unless it’s for GOTV!!
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Replying to @AOC
All this is fine but don’t pack the court. That undermines the institution and sets a dangerous precedent for democracy. Just go win elections and pass the legislation.
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How can you undermine something that has shown itself to be illegitimate? And the number is completely arbitrary.
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Replying to @AOC
Negotiate with Tribal Councils to build Clinics on Tribal Land,which is autonomous.The Financal benefits to the Tribes,and the existance of Excellent Healthcare for the Tribes would be a win/win
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Clinics on tribal lands is not an option. See @openargs episode 598.
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Replying to @AOC @one4allmankind
Stop this. I support you! But you're focusing on the WRONG THING. No one million initiatives that diminishes focus. - PROMISE STABILITY - PROMISE TO STOP GOP DICTATORIAL APARTHEID - PROMISE BASIC CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL - PROMISE ABORTION RIGHTS - DEMAND A HUGE MAJORITY TO ACHIEVE
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The majority building needs to be a duty of the many to displace the very vocal minority of 30% ruling the country.
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Y'all need to accept that YOU have a role here. This isn't all on leadership. You're not some disinterested third party. You want to use federal lands for abortion access? Fine YOU draft the bill that repeals the Hyde Amerndment, changes jurisdiction, on these lands, 1/
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Notice how silent they were every time Bernie belittled women's concerns about Roe and other choice issues. He called them "distractions from real issues". Now they're all fired up after abandoning Dems.
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