Friday, May 19, 2017
Repeal And Replace
Gosh, will anyone believe us cats if we say that just two days ago, we observed that the headline war between The Washington Post and The New York Times was reminiscent of Watergate? Forty-plus years later, those two journalistic giants are still duking it out when it comes to covering the death of a Presidency. That's reassuring to those of us who, unlike most of the GOP, still believe in democracy.
Every day, it seems, both papers (as well as citizen journalists on the Twitter thing) have been breaking story after story on Team Trump's treason. So the next round of Pulitzers should be pretty interesting, no?
Meanwhile, we know that there's no Constitutional remedy for invalidating an election. After all, how could the founders have foreseen this? And yes, we know the Republicans are in control of Congress. But since they voted more than 50 times to repeal Obamacare, they clearly don't shy from trying to overturn precedent. So it should be a slam-dunk for them to introduce legislation to nullify the tainted results of November 8, 2016.
Where the Constitution is silent, it's time to get creative. That sure would make us PURR.