Wow, a blockbuster week for SCOTUS. I guess Tony and his house”man” Clarence were thrilled to be leading the gang in gutting any notion of equal rights concerning voting in the US. It seemed pretty clear where Tony would head on this one, given his loud hoorays for vastly expanding the role of money in our elections (see Citizens United). There, Tony averred that corporations were people—I suppose they might now be classed as “perps”—and therefore the perps’ money could be used to corrupt the entire US election system. Way to go Tony.
But in gutting the Voting Rights law, they really went above and beyond the wildest hopes of the far right in this poor benighted land of ours. Knowing that republicans at the state level are working 24-7 to devise ways to cast aside any and all people who might arguably vote Democratic, Tony basically gave them a carte blanche. And living in this state of North Carolina, where the gubernator and his right wing gang are hard at work corrupting everything still alive in the state, we can expect gerrymandering such as we have never seen, not to mention voter ID laws to confound any voters left standing.
But just when Tony was ready to pour the first glass of champagne for his house “man” Clarence, the Supremes did an about face and voted to kill off the so-called “Defense of Marriage” Act, that obscenity that Clinton should have but did not veto. Tony of course dissented, but the Act was done, making it very difficult for the Feds to discriminate against Gays and Lesbians who wish to join in that state of “holy matrimony”. Poor Tony . . . waaah, waaah, says Tony.
Oh, and if anyone is interested in Texas politics ( a fairly disgusting subject I know), a grand summary of what Perry and his gang are up to can be found at”: