Margot Cleveland put out two particularly good tweets this morning. The first I found particularly moving in what it says about our country, our courts, our public office holders, and yes, our citizens:
Reading @realDonaldTrump petition for cert in the Wisconsin case brings me to tears. What election officials did in my childhood state is appalling--and unconstitutional. But I fear there will be no remedy. https://t.co/IiGAMng1QF— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) January 5, 2021
She then followed that up with this:
Everyone is focused on "fraud," but more devastating is election officials intentionally ignoring law established by legislature to prevent fraud. 1/
2/2 Criminals commit fraud & will always try to find way; but we entrust election officials to safeguard our vote-not disenfranchise us by giving it away to criminals.
Post-Twit: After typing this I FINALLY realized this is what has soooo unnerved me since election & why putting fraud down as unproven or not enough to change election (or even some theories as tin-foil-hat nutso) wasn't a satisfactory answer. Fraud wasn't the worst issue.
I'm not sure whether Margot had Bill Barr specifically in mind, but she captures the astonishing triviality of his statement about the election, coming from a supposedly serious man. Well, anyone who wants to can quibble about what's most devastating about this American Tragedy, but you get her point.
Now, back to my online dictionaries. I can't seem to find out what 'womeningitis' is. Any ideas? Maybe it's, like, a womental disease?
How low will America sink?