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Elections Matter, But They Don’t Really “Matter” Matter, Do They?

Posted on | June 25, 2015 | 45 Comments

by Smitty

. . .or: “Roberts: your prone position in infamy is assured.”

So, conservatives: are we whipped? The only silver lining I can see is that Her Majesty can’t use SCOTUScare as a rallying cry leading up to her coronation. If the threat of a JEB nomination and a repeat of 1992 weren’t so dire, any of this might seem meaningful.

Increasingly, it seems like a Convention of States, or bust.


45 Responses to “Elections Matter, But They Don’t Really “Matter” Matter, Do They?”

  1. CrustyB
    June 25th, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

    Look at the bright side. No matter what happens to this country, I can never, ever again feel sorry for it.

  2. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

    Yes. Convention of States, hopefully followed by secession.

    But none of the states actually have the testicles to do it. The only hope would be TX, but they won’t either. Which is a shame for them, because they’d experience the largest influx of armed, conservative wage earners and job creators that the world has ever seen.

  3. RKae
    June 25th, 2015 @ 6:09 pm

    The commenters over at NYT are stunning. It’s basically, “Yeah, we’re headed for single-payer, and that’s what we wanted all along, so basically we lied to get our way, and that’s how you do things in this world.” And then they go on about the “paranoia” of the right when they warned of a government takeover.

    So the right was “paranoid,” but then the commenters flat-out admit that the right was correct in their assumptions – even right down to the fact that the left was lying to get their way?

    One of them said, “It’s ironic that we’re headed for single-payer when that’s what Obama really wanted.” Yeah. “Ironic.” Not “planned chaos to bring about change,” which is what I’d call it.

  4. SCOTUS Message: If You’re Going To Violate The Law Go Big | The Lonely Conservative
    June 25th, 2015 @ 6:22 pm

    […] Congress doesn’t seem to be making much headway on the “repeal and replace” front, and even if they do pass something you know Obama will whip out the old veto pen. Sure, there’s always 2016 and a chance to elect a president who will repeal this mess. Then again, the last Republican President gave us Chief Justice John Roberts, which isn’t working out so well. I’m beginning to wonder why I even bother voting. […]

  5. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 7:33 pm

    The dissemblings of the children of Satan, I’d call it, but then, we knew there would come a time of judgment, when God would allow the heathens to choose their delusions.

    I can’t say I’m surprised, just disgusted, which, I believe was Scalia’s position as well.

  6. joethefatman
    June 25th, 2015 @ 7:34 pm

    When a regulatory agency, the IRS, can ‘reinterpret’ a duly passed law to mean something other than what the law clearly states, and the the highest court a twists itself into a pretzel to confirm that reinterpretation, there is no law, there is only edicts. We are not citizens, we are serfs to the state. The constitution no longer applies. It. Is. Dead.

    All Hail King Barack the First. Emperor of all He surveys.

  7. DavidD
    June 25th, 2015 @ 8:20 pm

    What is the point of a Convention of States?

    Pass a bunch of new amendments to a Constitution that FedGov already ignores?

    Why bother, really?

  8. marcus tullius cicero
    June 25th, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

    …SCOTUS 6 PARTY LIKE 1999!

  9. WarEagle82
    June 25th, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

    Let’s face it. The constitution is dead. The last page went through the shredder today.

    John Roberts is a traitor to the nation and the constitution and has betrayed his oath to protect and defend both.

    And you can bet this is only the beginning of his statist tilt. Does he realize he has relegated his grandchildren to serfdom? Did he really do this so the WaPo will say nice things about him and maybe get a few invites to cocktail parties? Was that worth selling out his grandchildren?

    I want to retch.

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  11. RKae
    June 25th, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

    I had a friend who, back in the ’90s, was thrilled and triumphant when Don’t Ask / Don’t Tell was implemented.

    Years later (doing as he was told), he was angry about it because it was “un-Constitutional!”

    I said, “But you were thrilled when it was passed.”

    “Yeah, but it’s time for it to go.” (For “the next step,” obviously!)

    I said, “So you think it’s OK to pass un-Constitutional laws in order to get what you want in a larger plan?”

    “Oh… It sounds bad when you say it that way.”

  12. RKae
    June 25th, 2015 @ 8:59 pm

    C’mon! We all know what sort of judges we’re dealing with! The kind who can be blackmailed!

  13. RKae
    June 25th, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
  14. Eastwood Ravine
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:02 pm

    America is bleeding out. It is suffering a slow death inflicted not by sword, bullet, or bomb, but by the shredding the Rule of Law. The Constitution of the United States suffered another grevious wound in today’s decsion(s) of the Supreme Court. One more ruling could and will probably be the killing stroke to our once beloved Republic.

    I am truly weeping for America. May God have mercy on the narcissists and despots who are joyously dancing at America’s end.

  15. theBuckWheat
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:19 pm

    The Northeast is welcome to go off and create its own liberal Utopia. One condition must be that they cannot come back and demand the rest of us pay for their unsustainable socialism, like Greece is trying to force the EU to do.

  16. theBuckWheat
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:22 pm

    This ruling will join Dred Scott as ones at the top of the list that insult and destroy the rule of law. But unlike Dred Scott this one gets two entries, one for each times Roberts stood on his head.

  17. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

    That would be my position. For that matter, I’d gladly and graciously allow the leftists to choose half the country, and the normal people could take the other. And they could have first pick, mostly because the areas that they’d choose would be the ones we don’t want anyway.

    Then we’d build up our own economy and border security. And when they trash their half and beg for our help, they can talk to the hand.

    And, just for giggles, we can allow immigration, but only if they pass an English test, a logic test, and an American history test, thereby guaranteeing they never get in.

    And also for giggles, we can send our Secretary of State over to threaten them with armed incursion if they don’t straighten out their human rights violations. Oh yeah, and also,we tell the UN to bugger off.

  18. Zohydro
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:33 pm

    Not all of us in the Northeast are Godless Commie Sodomites™…

  19. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:41 pm

    Personally, I think Roberts has his head so far up the Occupant’s butt that it would make a loud popping sound if he tried to pull it out.

    Behold your new home in the 9th concentric circle, Roberts, you treacherous swine.

  20. Zohydro
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

    Our National Irrumation™ by the “Supreme Court” is not yet complete… That’ll come Monday at the latest!

  21. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:44 pm

    Yeah, but there’s only 12 of you guys left, though.

  22. Zohydro
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:45 pm

    I probably personally know them, too!

  23. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 10:53 pm

    The torture and rape of the Constitution by those entrusted with guarding it. Nice. The “Super-Ream Court”.

  24. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

    If I were you, I’d prank that friend every chance I got, just on g.p. You should start with a super-sticky “Jeb!” bumper sticker on the back.

    p.s., I ordered one of these to put on the front bumper of my SUV.

  25. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 11:42 pm

    Thanks RKae. The Pythons always cheer me up.

    I need something to take my mind off our pending downhill slide into international law, gun confiscation, religious persecution, full-on censorship, the crash of the dollar, “redistribution” of everything we’ve worked for into the hands of the already wealthy, the loss of our jobs and homes, the rise of the Antichrist regime, the one world currency, WWIII, worldwide famine and food shortages, pestilence, massive earthquakes, and the carnage of God’s impending wrath across two-thirds of the earth.

  26. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 11:44 pm

    Obviously, he only cares about John Roberts. I don’t even have words for how much he disgusts me.

  27. DeadMessenger
    June 25th, 2015 @ 11:46 pm

    They might as well get that dancing out of their system now, because their last seven years rapidly approaches.

  28. RKae
    June 26th, 2015 @ 12:17 am

    Oh, come on! There’s no “religious persecution!” (Rolls eyes.)

    …It’s just Christian persecution.

    Pick another religion and you’ll be fine!

  29. RKae
    June 26th, 2015 @ 12:19 am

    Nice to know when the roundup comes, they won’t need a cattle car for you all. A VW bus can handle it.

  30. Eastwood Ravine
    June 26th, 2015 @ 1:48 am

    How true. And God bless.

  31. DeadMessenger
    June 26th, 2015 @ 2:23 am

    Ehhh..I think I’ll stick with the one I’ve got, persecution or not. I’m sort of attached to it. 😀

  32. Gunga
    June 26th, 2015 @ 6:16 am

    Laws don’t mean what they plainly say…words have no inherent meaning (unless they are certain words that hurt some people)…being born white and male is contemptible… I’m starting to hope for some change.

  33. Jeanette Victoria
    June 26th, 2015 @ 9:41 am

    America is quite dead and has been so for while you are just witnessing the decomposition of the corpse

  34. Quartermaster
    June 26th, 2015 @ 9:59 am

    SCOTUS just announced their sodomization of the country. No surprise and now the flood gates will open. God will not be mocked.

  35. Quartermaster
    June 26th, 2015 @ 10:01 am

    Dred Scott was bad, but not on the matter of the rule of law. It was well within the rule of law, and simply recognized the law at the time.

  36. Quartermaster
    June 26th, 2015 @ 10:05 am

    What is going to be coming is well deserved and entirely self-inflicted.

  37. Jeanette Victoria
    June 26th, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    July 4 a time for national morning

  38. Quartermaster
    June 26th, 2015 @ 12:53 pm

    Many of us have made that point. When rule of law is destroyed, any laws passed are irrelevant.

  39. Quartermaster
    June 26th, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

    I’ve seen people laugh at the passage in 2 Thessalonians 2 about God sending a strong delusion. The delusion is already here and at work. The country is going insane.

  40. DeadMessenger
    June 26th, 2015 @ 8:41 pm

    I was JUST thinking about that this afternoon. That the entire world is upside down.

    In fact, I was recollecting that back in 2001, when I was born again, how suddenly everything seemed reversed from the day before. Unlike, I suppose most people, I knew factually the rxact moment I was born again, because in that moment I had a waking vision. I won’t bore you with the details, but in a split second in time, my beliefs about a lot of things reversed 180° from the moment before.

    Yeah, I used to think abortion was a choice, but in the blink of an eye, I knew it was wrong, and why. It was the same for a lot of things: homosexuality, heathen religions, fornication, white lies, and on and on. So in my case, the old me died, and in a nanosecond, a new, improved me was born.

    I bring this up, because the weird, “where am I and what just happened” feeling I had during my instantaneous rebirth is very much like what I’m feeling now, except the first one was a good weird feeling, and this one is a bad, ominous feeling. A feeling of imminence…like, very close, on the very threshold imminence.

  41. Quartermaster
    June 27th, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    There are Christians that have mocked the recent takes on the blood moons. I think they have cause to rethink their positions. Frankly, Satan’s end game is here.

  42. If you think the left’s demands will stop with gay marriage, you have another thing coming… | Batshit Crazy News
    June 27th, 2015 @ 1:04 pm

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  43. DeadMessenger
    June 27th, 2015 @ 1:11 pm

    I wish I had a way to forward you a paper I wrote a few years ago; can’t remember when, and I don’t have it in front of me. Anyway, there are more astronomical signs than the blood moons. And I’ve since learned of others, but haven’t updated the paper. Mainly, because no one cared. I wrote it to share with people at my church, but no one cared. Do you the only people who cared? UNBELIEVERS that I showed it to, who are now questioning their former position. God’s mysterious ways, eh?

    But if you want it, I can post a Dropbox link here for it. You’ll have to get yourself a free Dropbox account is the only thing. But then I can link other stuff for you to download in the future, too.

  44. Finrod Felagund
    June 27th, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

    The Kelo decision belongs on that list as well.

  45. Robert What?
    June 28th, 2015 @ 9:03 am

    I really don’t see why we even need Congress anymore. Think of the money we could save if it was disbanded. The President and the DNC will decide what the law is on any given day; the SCOTUS will approve it, and that will be that. That’s pretty much where we are now anyway.