Friday, September 01, 2023

Something New In The Republican’s Bag Of Dirty Tricks

It seems like the Republicans have come up with a new bag of dirty tricks that DeSantis started, firing duly election public officials.

It started with DeSantis firing two prosecutors because he didn’t like that Democrats won and now it has wrapped into…

You don’t like the prosecutor who arrested Trump… “S**t can her!”
Georgia GOP Gears Up to Remove Atlanta Prosecutor Who Indicted Donald Trump
Lawmakers invoked a new law that’s supposed to target reform DAs. The real targets are Black Democrats.
The Intercept
By Akela Lacy
August 24, 2023

A little over a week after a prosecutor in Georgia indicted former President Donald Trump for trying to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 presidential election, Republicans said they will use a new law to remove her from office.

In May, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the law that created a new commission of political appointees with the power to remove and discipline elected prosecutors over decisions or policies not to prosecute certain offenses. The law seeks to limit or restrict reform-minded prosecutors. In the case of Fulton County — which includes Atlanta — though, District Attorney Fani Willis is not even known as much of a reformer. Instead, Republican lawmakers set their sights on Willis for another reason: prosecuting the wrong person.
You don’t like the voters electing a Democratic Supreme Court judge impeach them!
Even before the newly elected justice who gave liberals a one-seat majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court has heard a case, Republican lawmakers are talking about taking the unprecedented step of impeaching and removing her from office.

And they have the votes to do it.

Republicans worry that the legislative districts they drew 12 years ago, which are widely viewed as among the most gerrymandered in the country, will be undone in one of the court’s first actions under liberal control. It’s a legitimate concern, as Democratic-friendly groups brought two lawsuits in the first week of newly elected Justice Janet Protasiewicz’s term asking the new liberal-controlled court to toss the maps.
Then down in Georgia they also want to get rid of an elected judge beside the prosecutor,
Why Do Conservatives Want To Kick The Only Black Woman Off North Carolina Supreme Court? We'll Give You One Guess.
Apparently, you can't even talk about the existence of racial bias now. Can we make it stop?
The Root
By Noah A. McGee
August 31, 2023

Do you know who Anita Earls is? No? Well, let me educate you. She’s a North Carolina Supreme Court Justice who is the only Black woman in the state’s high court and only one of two Democrats.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that many of her Republican colleagues on the NC Supreme Court are attempting to have her ousted. Why do you ask? She told the media the truth, citing that racial bias exists in her courtroom.
She talked to the press about discrimination on the court, for shame, for shame. Not because what she said but rather the fact that she said it.
In a June interview with Law 360, Earls talked about the lack of diversity among Supreme Court law clerks and the lack of respect given to specific attorneys, specifically Black women. She also discussed reimplementing implicit bias training in the court system, which was recently removed.

That interview alone has caused the Judicial Standards Commission in North Carolina (which is filled with Republicans) to go after Earls in a way that could have her removed from her position as an NC Supreme Court Justice after simply supporting racial equality in the courtroom.
She broke one of the Republican cardinal rules… Thou shall not talk bad about Republicans.
When I originally heard about this story, I initially thought, “This can’t be it right? She had to have done something illegal or immoral right?” Nope, she just stated the facts. But even though damn near every North Carolina Republican in sight is going after her, Earls has not backed down.
Don’t like the voters defeating their plan to make it harder to amend the state’s Constitution, torpedo the wording of the question.
Abortion rights amendment petition writers sue Ohio Ballot Board for “deceptive” summary
Ohio Capitol Journal
By Susan Tebben
August 28, 2023

A coalition supporting a constitutional amendment on reproductive rights will take their arguments against a “deceptive” summary approved and written by the Ohio Ballot Board to the state supreme court.

Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit Monday asking the Ohio Supreme Court either to order the ballot board to use the full text of the amendment on ballots this November, or to “correct blatant inaccuracies” and use “language that fully, accurately and impartially describes the amendment’s scope and effects.”

“Ohioans are constitutionally entitled to ballot language that allows them to make an informed decision about how they will cast their votes,” the complaint, filed with the court on Monday night, stated.

The ballot board, the group states, “strays from this path of adherence to official duty” in passing the board-written summary.


“The language the Ballot Board adopted at its August 24, 2023, meeting flouts those requirements and aims improperly to mislead Ohioans and persuade them to oppose the amendment,” according to court documents filed by the group.

The board met on Aug. 24 to consider what language would show up on the ballot with regard to Issue 1, the reproductive rights amendment, and Issue 2, with regard to recreational marijuana.
It is happening all around the country as the Republicans worry about losing control.
Republicans move to exert new control of election oversight ahead of 2024
By Fredreka Schouten and Shania Shelton
June 26, 2023

Republicans who control the North Carolina legislature are moving to change the makeup of state and county election boards and sideline the state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper.

In Texas, GOP Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new law that allows a state official appointed by him to take over election operations in Harris County – home to Houston and the state’s largest Democratic stronghold.

New laws in Georgia – a key presidential battleground state – have changed who serves on local elections boards.

And in Wisconsin – where the winner in four of the past six presidential races has been decided by less than 1 point – questions hang over who will run elections in 2024. The term of the state elections administrator, Meagan Wolfe, ends July 1, and her reappointment is in doubt. Some Republican lawmakers have taken aim at Wolfe over changes to election procedures in 2020, when Joe Biden flipped this swing state. A key vote on her future is expected Tuesday.


In North Carolina, where Republicans now have a supermajority in the General Assembly and can override Cooper’s veto, a bill that recently passed the state Senate would shift some powers over election administration from the governor to state legislators.
We can’t have voters voting on abortion questions, they might vote in favor of abortions!
Voters in Kansas decide to keep abortion legal in the state, rejecting an amendment
By Dylan Lysen, Laura Ziegler, and Blaise Mesa
August 3, 2022

Voters in Kansas rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have said there was no right to an abortion in the state, according to The Associated Press.

Kansas was the first state to vote on abortion rights since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization.


"The people of Kansas have spoken," said Rachel Sweet, campaign manager for the group. "They think that abortion should be safe, legal and accessible in the state of Kansas."


Kansans For Life, a major political group that opposes abortion rights, said in a news release that the vote is a temporary setback and the organization remains dedicated to continuing its work opposing abortion.
In every vote on abortions the people said “No bans on abortion!” Heck they even voted in favor of trans people twice*… they just be trusted to vote the “Right” way.

And then the "Pièce de résistance" is…
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that chances of an impeachment inquiry into President Biden and his family are “looking more and more likely.”

“I do think it’s looking more and more likely that we move to what’s … called an impeachment inquiry phase of our Oversight investigations relative to the Bidens, and frankly the [Department of Justice],” Jordan, also a House Oversight Committee member, said on “Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla.”


“So, if you look at all the information we have been able to gather so far, it is a natural step forward that you would have to go to an impeachment inquiry,” McCarthy said.
Okay what is “all the information we have been able to gather so far” what evidence do you have?
“They have nothing to show for their majority throughout the year,” Jeffries said on CNN. “And so, as a natural consequence of that, they just continue to take orders from Donald Trump, their puppet master in chief, who has directed them to persecute and to go after Joe Biden, which may take the form of an illegitimate impeachment inquiry.”
No evidence! How can they go forward with the impeachment? Because their cult leader wants them to go forward.
August 29, 2023

“They have no evidence, no facts, nothing to suggest the president committed any high crime or misdemeanor, but they're going to barrel ahead with an impeachment anyway. What could go wrong?” says Chris Hayes on the GOP push for a Biden impeachment inquiry. 
Yes, master! Don't punish us master! We obey! We obey master!

A little thing like the lack of evidence doesn’t stop the Republican steam roller. We know he’s guilty, after all he is a Democrat and they are always guilty.
The voters cannot be trusted to vote the way the Republicans want them to vote… It is the Party way or no way!

Where in the world do we see the party before the people? We see it in countries with one-party rule, the party in power often uses its control of the government to enrich itself and its supporters, at the expense of the people.
  • Afghanistan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • North Korea
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Syria
And in the Republican states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia! Where all these anti-abortion and anti-trans laws are coming out of... do you think that is a coincidence?

If I didn’t know better I would say that is the Republican goal… to create a one party country here in the United States. To create a MAGA white Christian nation utopia.

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