Skip to comments.Schumer and the War on Judges: From court-packing plans to intimidation, the Democrats pursue a losing strategy.
Posted on 03/06/2020 6:56:10 AM PST by karpov
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumers verbal threats against two Supreme Court justices arent surprising, in light of three years of resistance hostility to Trump judicial picks. What is remarkable is that Democratic leaders continue to take such a losing approach to an issue that will be central to the 2020 election.
Mr. Schumer did hit a new low Wednesday, when he stood outside the Supreme Court and rallied a mob of abortion-rights activists by vowing that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch would pay the price for releasing the whirlwind. You wont know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions, he thundered. When even liberal legal scholar Larry Tribe called the remarks inexcusable, Mr. Schumer made a halfhearted attempt to walk them back, saying he shouldnt have used the words.
Yet the Schumer threats are of a piece with todays standard Democratic approach to the court: Attack and intimidate. Of everything Democrats lost to Donald Trump in 2016, the forfeiture of the judicial branch still grates the most. They remain furious that Obama nominee Merrick Garland never got his Supreme Court robe. They are livid that the Kavanaugh confirmation provided the high court its first solid conservative majority in decades. They are outraged that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has confirmed nearly 200 Trump judges, including 51 on the appellate courts.
Unable to stop the appointments, Democrats have shifted to threatening the appointees. These have included attacks on individual judges. The hit job in 2018 on Judge Kavanaugh was about defeating his nomination, or at least cowing him into more liberal rulings. Since his confirmation, Democrats have continued to hold the threat of impeachment over his head, again in the hope of intimidating him into taking their side on key cases.
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Well, their Blue Slip strategy for insuring they can still get THEIR judges appointed at the District Court level (or at least prevent strong Constitutionalist judges from being appointed) in the states with DemocRAT Senators (e.g., California, New York, New Jersey).
This DemocRAT Blue Slip process is allowed to continue by Lindsey Graham.
The Democrats are just going to have to learn for themselves that the war on the judiciary is a losing strategy.
Their lives shall not get better until they accept the cold hard facts that they are living in a world that only terminates in a dead end for them, unless they take their own corrective actions.
Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump just makes greater and greater strides towards restoring the Great American Experiment every day. Conversion of the formerly low-information people, that has been a powerful factor.
Are you better off today than you were just four years ago?
Chuck 666 ways to Sunday Schumer. Never underestimate a sociopathic criminal totalitarian.
What does Hillary say about this?
Congress has been an embarassment here for us. Now, the world has seen their corruption and bad behavior.
It will never happen, with the idiot Gov. down to the box of rocks Mayor of Manhatten, gutter snipe Shumer will never get voted out, he has been helping crooks all his life, only because he is one...
And then the carpetbaggers moved in and that help set him up...Pataki was one of the best Gov. they had, along with America’s Mayor Rudy and then when Our President was living there...there is a reason that Our President has turned his living arrangements to Fla. to his resort...
New York has gone back to the dogs...the best thing to do is look at them the same way as you do to California with Nazi Nanzi and Mouthy Waters; Utah with the ‘Moron’ Rat Romney, put all three together and you still get nothing...
The scared-stiff Obama dictatorship feared Trump. The lawless Obama had plenty to hide.
Obama ordered (A) the entire US intel apparat (created to protect Americans' safety and security), and,
(B) Eric Holder's DOJ to spy on the Trump campaign, the Trump transition and the Trump presidency.
That explains the goofy look on the Halfrican's face as he greeted the powerful president-elect.
The dirt Hillary was supposed to sweep under the rug is now in the hands of the man they tried to destroy.
They had plenty to hide so Dems and Deep Staters concocted the greatest wag-the-dog spectacle America’s ever seen, as Trump took office.
The name of the game was to cover up the malfeasance and criminality of the last administration; hamstringing Trump was Plan B.
Penlosi acted like a giddy schoolgirl at the “signing ceremony” for the bogus Articles of Impeachment....even handing out personalized pens.
The Impeachment Saga was meticulously planned——the MSM hailed Penslosi as a master strategist. Failure was not on the agenda.
They ran into troubled waters when the Senate declined to call witnesses Dems said would ensure a “fair trial.”
Penlosi stupidly forgot that the right to a fair trial is constitutionally guaranteed to the accused.....not the accuser.
REALITY CHECK Dems grossly underestimated Donald Trump, a man who swam with the sharks in the dog-eat-dog business world.
The people Donald dealt with to run his empire make Penlosi, Obama, Sch** and Nadless look like mental midgets.
Mr. Schumer did hit a new low Wednesday, when he stood outside the Supreme Court and rallied a mob of abortion-rights activists by vowing that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch would pay the price for releasing the whirlwind.
How can anyone be shocked or surprised? THIS is what you get when Liberals get Stephen Spielberg script their speeches.
Wonder why the Dems don’t just try to win an election?
Ever hear of Bork and Thomas? What’s with the three years stuff?
A most apt description. Really, our side just can't less this pass by with no widespread repercussions.
Do not forget the shooting republicans at baseball games.
When I think about how I, and many others, acted during the agonizing years of BO, I get physically sick. We were civilized.
All the insults and horrible policies and horrible attitudes of our leaders endured, surely, qualify us for extra points with the Lord.
Praise the Lord, and Bless President Trump.
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