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And another thing.

Hi people, I broke out of the joint and am now carrying a portable gizmanoid Roomba wound vac around at home. It purrs softly. The last week has left me drained. So, I’m just observing, trying to not get my heart rate up.

Then I ran across this post at Slate by Lili Loofborouw and the naked power grab by Mitch McConnell and his Republican droogies just hit me in the gut. Loofbourow shows why the warp speed decision to shove an Uber conservative right winger down our throats isn’t just a matter of hypocrisy. It’s an ugly display of dominance of a minority against the majority.

Hypocrisy is disappointing. But hypocrisy accompanied by flat out aggression is something else. It’s infuriating. They’re going to pay for this.

It will not help to call the leadership we have right now hypocrites; they will not care, and I doubt the charge will motivate the people who need to be motivated much. But insofar as our own reactions are concerned—and while we think about how to counter an obvious and ugly attempt to steal the Supreme Court seat of a feminist champion of equal rights even as Americans have already started voting—it may help to register the lies they tell you as the calculated insults to your intelligence and to your citizenship and to your country that they are. Fully witnessing and registering insults and degradation is more painful than sneering that you aren’t surprised. But I’ll be blunt: People are more willing to fight people who insult and degrade them than they are to fight mere “hypocrites.”

First thing we do, get rid of all Republicans in office.