Skip to comments.The Democrats’ Temper Tantrum Through the Institutions
Posted on 09/27/2020 5:59:44 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Democrats, their media friends want us to know, are furious. If Republicans exercise their constitutional prerogative and fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, the Democrats are prepared to burn it all down.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) told his caucus on Saturday that if Republicans move forward with a nomination, "nothing is off the table." Others were more explicit: If the Democrats retake the Senate in 2021, Massachusetts senator Ed Markey vowed to abolish the filibuster; his failed primary challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy, promised to pack the Court. They'll bestow statehood on Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., and get rid of the Electoral College, too.
Ginsburg's death is merely a pretense. Democrats have for years now been talking about adding justices to the High Court; CNN and the Washington Post alike documented the trend last year. The prospect of Democrats doing away with the filibuster has been around just as long. And the bellyaching about the Electoral College has been with us for two decades, ever since the Supreme Court correctly decided Bush v. Gore.
Their claims that the constitutional order itself puts Democrats at a systematic disadvantage don't take into account Barack Obama's 2012 victory, with 332 electoral votes, or the Democrat-controlled Senate that greenlighted two Obama SCOTUS appointments. Even now, Joe Biden is favored to win the White House and Democrats have better than even odds of retaking the Senate.
Beneath the high-toned rhetoric about a constitutional crisis is a political temper tantrum, with liberal lawmakers threatening to deface or do away with some of the most cherished institutions of American government if the political winds blow in the wrong direction.
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Imagine the following scenario:
President Trump wins re-election
GOP gains a seat or two in the Senate
GOP regains the House
President Trump proposes adding two seats to SCOTUS but only 9, selected at random vote on any one issue.
The Dems would just go nuts. Well, they are already nuts .... so no major loss there.
The long march through the institutions. Straight out of the playbook.
Joe Biden is favored to win the White House???
Who WRITES this garbage? What color is the sky on the writers planet?
Old Joe is SENILE!!! Repeat after me:
(But get out and vote;)
Repeal the 17th amendment. Return Senators to appointment by State Legislatures with a majority of State Legislators in attendance on the date the vote is scheduled. Add in that they may be recalled and fired and replaced at any time a majority of the State Legislature pleases. They should serve at the will of the State, and serve We The People.
I do hope that is the correct amendment number. THAT would balance the Fed off against the States power wise.
William Randolph Hearst was afraid that industrialists would control the Senate. Nothing like they do now, being a Senator is the path to permanent familial wealth.
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