This Is What It Feels Like to Live Under Minority Rule
The powerlessness is the point.
Mark Joseph Stern
Mitch McConnell wants you to feel powerless today. He wants you to feel like there's nothing you can do to fight back against his court coup or his broader Trumpification of the federal judiciary. This is the autocracy trainee program. Resist it.
It is easy to feel powerless when you are constantly being told that the powerful will decide what matters.
“Your very powerlessness is the point. The cruelty is the fringe benefit.” Amy Coney Barrett is being rushed onto the Supreme Court—even after she refused to say if needing abortion care could be punished by DEATH. The cruelty is the point.