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@brianbeutler @whstancilI @The_Sn0w_Man think 1) will depend entirely on the nature of the result. if it looks like he’s losing big on election night — basically an EC margin larger than the one he won by — i think we’ll be in relatively safe territory. it’s a close election where things get very dicey.
@whstancil @prophecymousep @The_Sn0w_Manoint in favor of the second is that the people trying to seize power *behave as if procedure matters*. the Roberts Court can take a knife to precedent because it has the appearance of legitimacy. and to the extent that it doesn’t, it is because McConnell broke the rules!
@whstancil @prophecymousew @The_Sn0w_Manhich is also a big part of my point. i think the people who insist there’s nothing we can do are indulging some fantasy of a coup, when an actual seizures are power are slow-moving and banal. but because they are slow-moving & banal, there are avenues available to stop them.
@GeeDee215 at this point i don’t understand what people who sincerely bring up “black on black crime” are trying to accomplish. is it trying to end intra-community gun violence? well that has been a black political priority for longer than i’ve been alive.
The degree to which Sean Spicer has faced no consequences is a glimpse into the post-Trump future.