An opportunity that the right must not squander.
First, let’s address the elephant in the room. Less then 45 days until the Election. The left of course wants the right to wait until wait until after the election for ‘fairness’ because in 2016 the Republican lead Senate refused to vote on Obama’s pick to replace Scalia.
And because they think we are stupid and owe them something.
In 2016, the Obama Democrats didn’t have the votes to get their nomination the SCOTUS seat. In 2020, the Trump Republicans do have the votes. It’s that simple. It’s that Constitutional.
Prior to Justice Scalia’s untimely death in 2016, the population of America decided that they didn’t like the direction America was headed under Democratic leadership and elected a bunch of Republicans instead. Thus taking control of the Senate and the House in 2014. During 2016, the left argued incessantly that it was the Republican lead Congress’s -duty- to fill the SCOTUS seat with an Obama nominee.
Now, in 2020, the left is arguing it’s the Republicans -duty- to wait until after the election.
Because of ‘fairness’ and RBG ‘death wish’ and because they’re a bunch of hypocrites and only care about ‘fairness’ when it applies to the left.
Sorry. Not sorry. But the party who blantantly and falsely accused Kavanaugh of being a Gang Rapist based on his HS yearbook in front of his family and the obviously politically coached statements from Blasey Ford do not get to lecture the right on ‘civility’ and ‘fairness’.
Have we so quickly forgotten the torment of Kavanaugh?
You should watch it again because it’s powerful and shows the extreme lengths that the left will go to destroy anyone who politically stands between them and power. Even the squishy ‘semi-conservative’ Lindsey Graham lost it.
Also worth watching. I pray Graham and the rest of the right doesn’t forget either moment this time around.
But oh no. Civility, fairness, and RBG’s death wish doesn’t do anything for me.
And last I checked, RBG’s seat wasn’t -hers-. It was the American peoples seat to fill with whomever their duly elected officials deem appropriate. We are not a monarchy of family power where someone can bequeath their seat to someone of their parties choosing. Death wish be damned. She should have known that as she argued so much that the late Scalia’s seat SHOULD have been filled in 2016.
If anything, the right should view this moment as a ‘WWTLD’. What Would The Left Do?
If the left was in power, they’d ram through someone faster than the right could get a chance to even investigate. They wouldn’t care if they had the Presidency and the Senate. They wouldn’t care to ‘give the American people a chance to vote for it during a Presidential Election’.
Which, by the way, there is nothing in the Constitution that says… (paraphrasing here) “If a SCOTUS dies within X days of a Presidential Election, the spot will be held vacant until after the Election.”
Them’s not the rules.
And historically, the position has been filled much quicker than that. If I recall correctly, 70% of the time since 1900. And the late liberal John Paul Stevens was appointed in something like two weeks.
And do not forget, that at any point during Obama’s presidency when he had total control of both houses of Congress, RBG could have ‘timely’ retired and been replaced with a 40 something year old progressive who would sit for another 40 years in a SCOTUS seat. Instead, she kept the power to herself, hoping for Trump to not be elected, and it appears, re-elected.
This is her fault. This is the left’s fault for where they sit now in their position of powerlessness.
But, by all means, keep burning down cities in protest for anything you disagree with. I hear that polls GREAT with white suburban moms who make up a major demographic of the left’s. -smirk-
Now, some Republicans are afraid to vote on Trump’s nominee. Because they fear if the left takes power, they’ll ‘pack the court’ by adding more liberals to the court. Increasing the 9 to whatever they wish. Say 15. Unfortunately the Constitution does not limit the number of SCOTUS seats.
Again, WWTLD. What Would The Left Do? Pack the SCOTUS by adding seats? Okay. Let’s do that with Conservatives. How about 10 more. We’ll fill that court with so many fire-breathing conservatives like Ted Cruz that for the next few years they’ll do nothing but overturn abortion, prayer in schools, socialist medicine, the National Firearms Act, and gay marriage.
Let’s do it!