BREAKING: Trump Coup SCOTUS “Hail Mary” Fails

UPDATE: Reactions starting to come in, and Rep. Lauren Boebert isn’t going to let some silly U.S. Supreme Court tell her what’s what:

That GED Boebert got in May is sure getting a workout.


In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court puts an anticlimactic end to the misbegotten case of Texas v. Pennsylvania:

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissenting on the narrower question:

Statement of Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins: In my view, we do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction. See Arizona v. California, 589 U. S. ___ (Feb. 24, 2020) (Thomas, J., dissenting). I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.

We’re awaiting local reaction and the inevitable Twitter meltdown from soon-to-be-ex President Donald Trump.

41 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. gertie97 says:

    Of course it did!


  2. kwtree says:

    This is really good news. Rule of law won over partisan demagoguery. I don’t see what, if anything, $rump et al can do to overturn the election now. They can posture and pout and tweet and rally…..but they can’t do shit to prevent Joe Biden from becoming President.

  3. Blackie says:

    Time to remove Texas' statehood.

    • Duke Cox says:

      ALL of the enablers. Congressmen, senators, governors, ALL of them should be held accountable. To a person they have told Americans their welfare means nothing to them. They chose power and greed over humanity. They should be damned to political Hell.

      Donald J. Trump is a moral black hole. His corruption and willingness to break the law must be thoroughly repudiated. His family, his friends, his party, are fully compromised and equally guilty of sedition.

      He will probably never receive justice in this life. Lucifer will protect him until it is time to “bring him in”, so to speak. I think he wants Fat Donnie from Queens all to himself.

  4. RepealAndReplace says:

    I can see the tweet now:


  5. Early Worm says:

    Trump's base already knew that every dimocrat was corrupt. They were maybe a bit surprised that so many state Republican officials were also in on it, but the whole Dominion/Hugo Chavez/Cuba et al. explication really connects the dots. But holy crap, Gorsuch, Cavanaugh, and Barrett are also part of the plot? That just proves how entrenched the deep state is. It has taken over the Federalist Society and tricked the mighty Trump into appointing traitors to the highest court in the land. 

  6. NotHopeful says:

    The decision is 9-0 on the question whether the relief sought by Texas – invalidation of election results in GA, PA, WI, and MI – would be granted. Alito and Thomas said they'd allow the complaint to be filed, then dismiss it. 

  7. JohnInDenver says:

    Supreme Court is offering the idea for a new game …. Whack a Kraken!

    A bit slimier than Whack a Mole, but every bit as much fun.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      I heard an equally-funny phrase earlier: 

      “We’ve jumped the Kraken”


      Anybody heard from our favorite little troll?  He’s probably deep into the vapors about now.  Don’t sweat it Moddy, this just gives the Kraken-team a chance to appeal this to a higher court!  (fundraising email to follow)

      • kwtree says:

        For sure, there will be funds raised. 

        “Dear Patriot,

        I come to you with grave news. The Deep State and Media have corrupted even the highest court in the land. They would not even hear the overwhelming evidence presented by 126 Congressmen, 20 Attorneys General, and many other concerned citizens that our Dear Leader Trump won, and Sleepy Joe and Kashmiri Kamala lost!

        But fear not. For the low, low price of $29.99, * we will add your name to a group fax to Mitch McConnell, Bill Barr, and Mike Pompeo, begging them to proclaim the obvious: our guy won. If you “round up” to $100.00, we’ll include a pre-used My Pillow and mini-cosmetic sample set from the Trump Hotel. 

        If we don’t hear from you, remember: we know where you live, and we know your internet search history.

        God Bless America!”

        * plus 24.99 shipping and handling


        • Duke Cox says:

          Oh, dear! 😀

          • Conserv. Head Banger says:

            I doubt it will be worded quite like that. However, if one reads the fine print on all Trump’s e-mail fundraisers, most of the money goes to support Trump’s front causes, which support him.

            Actually I have to admire him slightly. Cash flow and profits are way down at his resorts. Big loans from mostly Chinese banks are coming due in the next few years, some of which he personally guaranteed. What better way to stay solvent than to use the generosity of his supporters, oops, I mean the marks he’s fleecing. The take is over $200 million so far.

            • Duke Cox says:

              Let me get this straight….

              You admire his fleecing 200 million dollars from hapless rubes, under false pretenses. Is that right?

            • RepealAndReplace says:

              I agree, CHB.

              People get to squander their money on whatever crap they want to waste it on whether it is an over-priced, under-quality piece of merchandise, or frivolous things such as booze, cigarettes, and gambling.

              More importantly, if these morons low-information voters – and most of them are – want to give money to him, so be it. That is money that will not be going to Kelly Loeffler, David Perdue, the NRCC, NRSC, or the Colorado GOP. 

              If they can’t waste it by giving to the Polis Recall Committees, then waste it on this.

              • Duke Cox says:

                Even though I was not talking to you, I will consider your answer as an official response from the Holier Than Thou Committee (HTTC).

                Many of those wretched fools are decent people who have been scared shitless by their churches. They don’t deserve to be ripped off, no matter how unsophistcated they are.

                • RepealAndReplace says:

                  My reply was addressed to CHB.

                  But since you took it as being addressed to you, so be it.

                  These "poor wretched fools" will never learn unless and until it costs them something.  It is unfortunate, but negative experiences can be the best of teachers.

                  • Voyageur says:

                    I gotta go with R&R on this one, Duke.  The more the yokels give to Trump's grift, the less they have to spend on AR-15s.

                    Myself, I just sent off checks to Camfed, Unicef, the Dumb Friends League, Metro cares, and the Georgia runoffs.


                    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

                      Duke: PT Barnum famously said: "there's a sucker born every minute." Yes, I have empathy for decent people who Trump is ripping off. But people also can't be saved from themselves.

                      Look at all the people who have fallen for the sales jobs and tricks of the religious right preachers over the past 40 years, thinking that they will be saved by giving money to these "messengers from God."

                      Perhaps you need to again note that I said "admire him slightly." 

                    • Duke Cox says:

                      Thanks for the input, V., but I think you guys are simply missing my point. All the points CHB, R&R, and you are making are valid and factual. One of our posters said, “a fool and his money are lucky to be together in the first place.” 

                      Yeah…all true. But I can never “admire” stealing from unsophisticated people. My is riddled with them. Stealing from the blind is never to be admired. Even if the blind are also mean and hateful. They already carry that burden.

                    • Voyageur says:

                      Your point is well taken, Duke.  I always cringe when I see a poor widow scrimp to send money to some televangelist.


              • JohnInDenver says:

                Also won't be going to any of the Evangelicals … there is no trickledown from Trump grifting.

  8. itlduso says:

    “Has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest…”  That’s a hoot!


  9. MichaelBowman says:



    7 million


  10. MichaelBowman says:

    Our Canadian-born Cuban Senator weighs in: 

  11. kickshot says:

    Trump picks Fort Collins developer for board that sells federal buildings

    So now dump can fire all civil servants.

    The buildings are empty now so sell half of them to the Jared/MBS partnership and the other half to Putin & his oligarchs.

  12. Diogenesdemar says:

    OK, so maybe Ttump lost the election to Biden,

    and maybe he lost in the Supreme Court (as well as every other court),

    and maybe he lost (again) getting onto Time magazine’s person(s) of the year cover (coincidentally also to Biden and Harris),

    but he did win one prominent magazine cover . . .

    German magazine Der Spiegel names Trump ‘Loser of the Year’

    . . . how do you say it, der Ttumpenhahahahahaloo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ser von das jahren?

    Jahren?  Nein, nein, nein.  Nein.  Die AlleszeitenLoooooooooooser!

  13. Diogenesdemar says:

    I guess the next appeal is to the Pope? . . .

    . . . “Hey pappi, hows abouta you fixa dis one little thing for me, and maybe I pardon some of dose priests?”

  14. itlduso says:

    For Arrested Development fans: “I may have committed some light treason.”

  15. Diogenesdemar says:

    Q-bie to Ttump . . .

    . . . “Pardon me sir, I know I’ve given you lots of advice here, and I do apologize if I seem a little too presumptuous, but maybe now’s a great time for being a little less stable?”

  16. notaskinnycook says:

    Seen on another political site: "Joe Biden has won this election so many times,, he's now the 67th president."

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