Some on the anti-Trump left have lost their ever lovin’ minds. They have been reduced to promoting farfetched scenarios that aren’t even remotely credible or realistic, scenarios that if conservatives were touting them in reaction to a Hillary victory these same people would be rightly scoffing at.
Now that their always absurd Electoral College coup strategy has failed miserably as all reasonable and informed people knew it would, the latest scenario seems to be that the Supreme Court can save us from Trump. Yeah, whatever.
Bill Palmer, Editor of the cleverly named Palmer Report, breathlessly declares that the Supreme Court can stop Trump from taking office. He even cites our old friend Harvard Law Professor Larry Lessig. One presumes that ol’ Larry was liberal when he first took the job at Harvard, but not cuckoo. The election of Trump has obviously pushed him down the track into crazy town, because he is peddling scenarios that would normally be confined to shortwave radio. I bet Harvard wishes he would just shut up.
Palmer also links to a Brookings Institution article by, among others, Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe. What’s up with all the crazy Larrys at Harvard? Larry Number Two loses me in the first paragraph when he invokes the Founders. I’m sorry Larry II, but when you are one of the, if not the, foremost living exponents of “a living and breathing Constitution,” you don’t get to invoke the Founders. Tribe et al base their case in part on the #fakenews story of alleged interference from the big meanie Russians. So Tribe is not only peddling outlandish scenarios that would make Alex Jones blush, he’s also dangerously Red Baiting. I thought liberals objected to Red Baiting. Remember, “Alger Hiss did nothing wrong.”
Also, Tribe et al don’t even argue that SCOTUS can intervene to stop Trump, so it’s not totally clear to me why Palmer cites them anyway. What they argue is that Trum…
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