The breaking — but entirely predictable — news that the Supreme Court thoroughly rejected the Texas attorney general’s desperate lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election nonetheless exploded online, with Trump critics and MAGA fans experiencing emotional highs and lows, respectively.
After the Court issued its one-page summary denial of Texas’ standing, it effectively slammed shut the door on the Trump campaign’s most highly-touted gambit to re-instal Donald Trump as president by overturning the will of the voters in four swing states. Coming weeks after President-elect Joe Biden was called the winner by all major news organizations, all the states had certified their votes, and the Trump campaign had lost dozens of previous lawsuits, this latest defeat inspired a tsunami of liberal Schadenfreude and I-told-you-so’s.
📺WATCH! #SCOTUS just put the FINAL nail in the coffin for Trump and his allies. While this is the end of a dark chapter, we can’t ignore the parade of sycophants that tried to disenfranchise millions of their fellow Americans.
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 12, 2020
In a way, Alito and Thomas smacked this down hardest of all.
The other 7 Justices said essentially: we wouldn’t even let Texas in the door.
Alito and Thomas said: we *would* let Texas in the door, and then we’d throw them out.
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) December 12, 2020
After the Supreme Court calls a lid for the Trump presidency. https://t.co/Po7i2ghKjn
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 12, 2020
Biden won by 7 million votes nationwide
He won 306 electoral votes & every state certified
He won MI/WI/PA by 3x as much as Trump
Trump lost 57 court cases
Supreme Court won’t overturn the results
It’s over over over over & 90% of GOP needs to recognize reality
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) December 12, 2020
“Supreme Court Declares a Writ of Fuck Outta Here with That Bullshit”
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 12, 2020
A Confederacy of Dunces https://t.co/zv1bJmKrZD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 12, 2020
Defeat. Dismissed. Denied. That’s the resounding and unequivocal answer Donald Trump and his craven cronies get from the Supreme Court. But the effort was, and remains, dangerous, dire, and fundamentally undemocratic.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 11, 2020
BREAKING: Supreme Court tells Trump pound sand in attempt to undo Democracy.
— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡🇺🇸 (@ASlavitt) December 11, 2020
Number of House Republicans who signed onto Trump lawsuit: 126
Words it took Supreme Court to reject the case: 126 pic.twitter.com/9gtqJm0vVN
— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) December 12, 2020
Biden. Wins. Again. 😴 https://t.co/bMyNwQfohd
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) December 12, 2020
You’re fired, Don. Supreme Court agrees. Clean out your desk and put your fat ass on the street.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 12, 2020
Joe Biden WINS the 2020 Election AGAIN!
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) December 12, 2020
.@seanhannity told me last night it would be a “no brainer” that the Supreme Court would take up the Texas case.
Weird, huh? Sean knows everything.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) December 12, 2020
The Supreme Court wants to avoid having to listen to Ted Cruz as much as decent Americans do.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) December 12, 2020
SCOTUS wrote “fuck off” on a cocktail napkin and had the bartender pass it to the creep who’s been harassing America#SupremeCourt
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) December 12, 2020
Trump was rejected by every woman on the Supreme Court.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) December 12, 2020
“You’re fired, yet again.” – The Supreme Court
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) December 12, 2020
Trump lost the Electoral College by 74 votes, lost the popular vote by 7 million votes then lost 56 post-election lawsuits including two that went to the Supreme Court and were rejected 9-0.
Tired of winning yet?
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 12, 2020
But on the other side of the political spectrum, Trump supporters took the news hard — so hard, in fact, that some of them bemoaned the future of the country, when not publicly turning secession and coup-curious, or engaged in outright denial, promising that the next case brought by the Trump campaign’s legal team was sure to be the one that turns things around.
It is unfortunate that #SCOTUS decided not to take this case and determine the constitutionality of these four states’ failure to follow federal and state election law.
I will continue to tirelessly defend the integrity and security of our elections.https://t.co/TIbse4yKxb
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) December 12, 2020
The @TexasGOP is out with a statement in the wake of the Supreme Court decision, all but calling for secession:
“Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.” pic.twitter.com/4bB3gk88t4
— Adam Kelsey (@adamkelsey) December 12, 2020
Trying to overthrow the Government by exploiting a Pandemic, thus implementing rules that break our election laws, is unconstitutional.
If the DOJ and the FBI can’t do their jobs, then where is the Military?
This is a Coup! https://t.co/ubZ2dCPjIZ
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) December 12, 2020
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) December 11, 2020
Pro-Trump and QAnon communities have been living the last month genuinely, truly assuming Trump would still be president for a second term.
Tonight is hitting them like a ton of bricks. They sincerely did not expect this outcome and are running out of legal options. https://t.co/jVqyWefFey
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) December 12, 2020
The Supreme Court just told us that we are no longer a Constitutional Republic and our votes no longer matter.
— Dean Browning (@DeanBrowningPA) December 12, 2020
The PENNSYLVANIA CASE is still alive (Mike Kelly/Sean Parnell Vs the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) Georgia is unsettled. Michigan lawsuits not over. NOT OVER.
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) December 11, 2020
The true casualty of the Supreme Court’s decision is an erosion of the power of state legislators to make election law.
There’s still evidence that needs to be considered. The House may be the last forum available for us to present our arguments. pic.twitter.com/OCrLmvINpn
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) December 12, 2020
A travesty of justice and an insult to the rule of law.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) December 11, 2020
Courts thus far seem to have let fear and/or politics deny the American people the fair adjudication of the core issue that the battleground states broke laws on mail-in ballots and that this law-breaking led to Joe Biden’s purported victory. @RealDonaldTrump @JudicialWatch
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 11, 2020
If all of President Trump’s legal challenges do not succeed, every single Biden nomination should be given the Kavanaugh treatment in the Senate.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) December 8, 2020
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) December 12, 2020
1. The irony of the Supreme Court’s latest duck is that, in the end, it may have ruined itself — that is, if the Democrats take both Senate seats in Georgia, and Biden is sworn in as presidents,
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 12, 2020
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