Supreme Court Attacked – MSNBC Star Career Over – Mayor Pete Disaster

1) Supreme Court ATTACKED. Jonathan Turley writes:

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has joined the growing ranks of members of Congress in issuing a warning to the Supreme Court: reaffirm Roe v. Wade or else.

The “else” varies from promises to pack the court to personal accountability for justices. For Shaheen, it is a promise of “revolution.”

It is the latest demand that the justices yield to popular demand or any countervailing interpretation of the Constitution. Or else.

The message is clear and unambiguous: vote “correctly” or you will face personal or institutional repercussions.

That is precisely why the Framers gave these jurists life tenure. As Alexander Hamilton stated in The Federalist No. 78, judicial independence “is the best expedient which can be devised in any government to secure a steady, upright and impartial administration of the laws.”

It was once viewed as anathema to attack the court or threaten retaliation if justices did not vote as demanded. Indeed, many Democrats criticized President Donald Trump for attacking judges as partisans during his administration. Now, however, Democrats routinely denounce conservatives as activists and threaten to change the court if they continue to rule conservatively.

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2) Cuomo Scandal ENDS MSNBC star’s credibility

MSNBC’s Katy Tur probably shouldn’t be anywhere near an anchor’s desk.

In 2017, after disgraced former NBC News anchor Matt Lauer was fired over credible allegations of sexual misconduct, Tur reflected on-air about the nature of workplace harassment and what more can be done to support and protect the victims of abuse.

Four years later, as then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stood credibly accused of multiple allegations of sexual harassment, Tur used her position at MSNBC to parrot his office’s spin “like verbatim,” according to the people paid to rescue him.

3) Mayor Pete is a disaster for the Democratic party. Josh Kraushaar writes:

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who ran an impressive campaign for president as a political underdog, has emerged in the hearts and minds of some Democratic strategists as the favored successor.

In reality, Buttigieg, the brainy former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, exemplifies the problems that Democrats are facing in the post-Trump political environment. They’ve become the party of intellectuals and technocrats, winning over growing numbers of highly educated, white-collar voters while losing support from their old base of working-class voters of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

That’s a bad trade-off, even in a Democratic presidential primary. Buttigieg’s own presidential campaign was an illustration of the limitations of relying on affluent professionals as a voting base. Even when he surged during the presidential primary, he always struggled to muster support among the nonwhite and blue-collar voters that typically decide the party nomination.

There’s a long list of failed Democratic presidential candidates who fashioned themselves as the smartest people in the room: Gary Hart, Bill Bradley, Howard Dean, and Elizabeth Warren, who was Buttigieg’s more-progressive counterpart in the 2020 race. Biden was able to win the Democratic nomination with ease largely because he was seen as a relatable, ordinary Joe. Anyone concerned about the Democratic Party’s future should be constantly reminding themselves that the party’s ideological problem is related to its disconnect from the interests and values of the working class.

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