It’s over and done. In an act of the rankest hypocrisy, the GOP senate which filibustered the moderate Supreme Court nominee put forth by the Obama Administration, has rammed through a die-hard, right-wing corporatist who values corporate profits above human life.
They have done so by ending the filibuster – a move known as the “nuclear option.” Now, the Supreme Court is stacked in favor of corporate “people” for the next 40, perhaps 50 years. We can expect that natural humans in the U.S. will continue to become more inconsequential and even disposable when weighed against corporate interests. This is not to mention that the SCOTUS will continue to chip away at all forms of progress made for women and minorities over the past decades.
That’s the bad news. Now, let us do as songwriters Jerome Kern and B.G. DeSylva suggested almost 100 years ago: “Look For The Silver Lining.” Because as grim as the prospect of a Corporate SCOTUS seems, there is cause for hope. Furthermore, we’ll be able to thank the GOP when that hope is realized.