You’re suffering from Chronic Kavanaugh Fatigue Syndrome, aren’t you? Me too.
I recently detailed how the Democrats Saul Alinsky-ized U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, utilizing all 13 of Alinsky’s rules for radicals against him and his family.
Here’s my sequel.
Here’s what the opposition to Kavanaugh was really about: the Democrats lost over 1,000 state and national seats to Republicans under President Obama’s two terms, with 900 of those on the state level. State losses are particularly detrimental to Democrats because national candidates often come from state legislatures.
As evidenced by all the social media footage last week of Kavanaugh protesters, useful idiocy is at an American all-time high. The Democrat politicians, however, aren’t quite as dumb; they know the majority of Americans in the majority of states do not want their politics, as was confirmed by how red the 2016 national electoral map was.
So what have the Democrats always heavily relied on to impose their politics upon people who will not voluntarily vote to implement those policies? The courts, at all levels, with activist judges who legislate from their benches. (Yes, Democrat infestation and infiltration into virtually every American industry – especially where the youth and information sources are – has paid immense dividends, but that’s a subject for another article.)
With Kavanaugh’s confirmation, the Democrats know the Supreme Court is likely lost for generations. Exasperating this problem for the Democrats is President Trump’s and the GOP-majority Senate’s record-breaking pace of confirming federal judges: thus far, 26 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, 41 judges to the United States District Courts, with another 10 nominees pending confirmation to the Court of Appeals, and 60 to the District Courts.
Originalist, not conservative
I don’t use the term “conservative” Supreme Court; the Supreme Court is not a political body. The correct term to describe our current Supreme Court is originalist.
Our Founders very clearly intended that the Supreme Court (and all levels of courts, for that matter) have judges and justices who construe law based on the intent and text of the Constitution and other legal statutes. The new Roberts Court will have himself, Kavanaugh, Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch as originalist justices. Although Roberts may, from time to time, differ with his four originalist colleagues, don’t expect him to be as unpredictable as retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan will remain the judicial activists on the Supreme Court, who believe our Constitution is a “living and breathing” legal contract, which should be interpreted solely on the basis of the modern times; this is a concept of legal tyranny that our Founders were clearly against, which is why they inserted a mechanism for amendment, and crafted the 9th and 10th Amendments – the unenumerated rights and states’ rights amendments, respectively.
If the Democrats are this loony over Kavanaugh’s confirmation, just wait until they read his SCOTUS rulings and opinions.
As a side note: in addition to Sotomayor and Kagan, who each received nine and five Republican “aye” votes, respectively, Obama received bipartisan support on nearly every one of his 350 federal judges nominated; it was not uncommon for Obama to receive 30 or more Republicans voting to confirm his federal judges.
But Merrick Garland! Democrats just can’t get over the past. When Obama nominated Garland in 2016 to fill the vacancy of the late, venerable Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell famously (or infamously, perhaps) led a Senate GOP refusal to hold confirmation hearings. Unprecedented for the most part, yes, but was it “unconstitutional,” which is what Democrats always label that with which they disagree?
It was not unconstitutional, because nowhere in the Constitution is there a single syllable that the Senate is legally obligated to hold hearings; even the DMIC: Democrat Media Industrial Complex colluder and conspirator The Washington Post dispelled this myth.
Kavanaugh postscript: the midterms
The Democrats who voted nay on Kavanaugh had made up their minds the day Trump nominated him. Had Kavanaugh been a black, atheist, immigrant, gay, cultural Muslim constitutional originalist, the Democats would have opposed him. Had Kavanaugh been the nominee last year, rather than Justice Neil Gorsuch, my instincts tell me that Kavanaugh would have been opposed by the Democrats, but they wouldn’t have created a faux scandal. The “Gorsuch wasn’t accused of rape, but Kavanaugh was; therefore, Kavanaugh is guilty” tactic was an age-old gaslighting play from the Democrats’ and DMIC playbook. The Democrats know Kavanaugh and the other four originalist Justices will significantly weaken their stranglehold on the courts.
Maybe the Senate should just do away with Supreme Court nomination hearings. Democrats prattled on for weeks about how the hearings were a “job interview,” so eliminate the hearings, require nominees to meet with all 100 Senators, and voila, you’ve got 100 job interviews, along with the nominee’s judicial record; then, hold a vote, and spare the nation the mockery we just witnessed, in which California Sen. Kuckoo Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, whose claim to fame was interrogating Mike Pompeo about gay sex during his Secretary of State confirmation hearings, exploited the hearings as a focus group for a potential 2020 run.
People make decisions on fear and greed: America First, Republican, conservative and right-leaning independents need to approach the midterms next month with a greed mindset (if you prefer fear, fine; but just vote, dammit!).
The GOP majority in Congress, especially in the Senate, is slim. And there are always Tessio Republicans, who betray their voters the way Sal Tessio betrayed the Corleone family in “The Godfather, who make the slim majority even slimmer. Case in point: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who called Kavanaugh a “good man” – twice! – but gave no good reason as to why he wasn’t the right man for the job.
The best friends to the Democrats are eligible voting-age Americans who don’t vote; furthermore, there are no longer reliably red states. Conservatives should vote like a blue wave is inevitable; the America First and Democrat sides are both emboldened and motivated.
Every Congressional House seat has an election next month, and there are several crucial Senate elections: in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Montana, Missouri and Pennsylvania, among others.
The bad news is that, historically, the president’s party loses its House majority in his first midterm. The good news is, the Republican Party is showing a fighting spirit, thanks to McConnell and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Which side will win out? In under four weeks, we’ll know. If the GOP retains the House and Senate, it will prove that America First Trumpism is bulletproof.