You hear a lot of talk these days about how there’s a constitutional crisis looming because of this or that thing that Trump has done or may do. I agree with a lot of that talk. But it’s wrong to think that it’s specifically a Trump thing — we will continue to have such crises as long as Republicans have any influence over our government. LG&M (via) on what would be happening if Hillary were prez and Rs controlled Congress:
The SCOTUS would still have only eight members. This would be perceived by the political and media elites as a genuine constitutional crisis.
More generally, Republican legislative intransigence would be close to total. Some sort of debt crisis would almost certainly have been triggered by the legislature’s refusal to raise the debt limit. Financial markets would be crashing as a result. This would also be considered a constitutional crisis by elites.
It’s not Trump who refused to hold elections in Wisconsin or who is threatening to impeach the judiciary in Pennsylvania either. Today’s Republican party, as a whole, has no respect for the constitution or for democratic norms. None. They’ll get away with whatever they can.
That’s why we need to win everywhere. Give to the Balloon Juice fund that is split equally among all eventual Democratic nominees in House districts currently held by Republicans.