February 18, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead. Libs ‘n’ progs turn cartwheels, carrying on like his death was an extra Christmas present.
Now the Worst President Ever has a vacancy on the Supreme Court. A conservative judge has died. The president, says Article III of the U.S. Constitution, “shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to… appoint… Judges of the Supreme Court.” It doesn’t say whom he can or can’t nominate, or what qualifications they ought to have. Anyone can be a Supreme Court justice, if the president appoints him and the Senate confirms the appointment. He could appoint Putin, if he could get him past the Senate.
So here is the golden opportunity to say goodbye forever to those pesky 5-4 Supreme Court rulings that sometimes favor conservatives. One more left-wing ideologue, and it’s 6-3 in favor of Evil every time. Fundamental transformation, we have arrived! It’s only a matter of choosing which particular villain to appoint.
Ah! But there’s a snag. No one, but no one, can be appointed a Supreme Court justice without the consent of the Senate. And there’s a Republican majority in the Senate.
The task before them is so simple, even a Republican Senator can do it. All they have to do is not confirm whoever the president nominates. They don’t even have to vote down the appointment, if they’re terrified of the frogs in the nooze media croaking all night, “Biggit! Biggit!” Not voting at all would be as effective as voting against it.
So all they have to do is nothing. Shuffle their papers. Clear their throats. Adjourn for lunch. Just stall. Delay. Postpone. Most of these guys are lawyers: they already know how to do that stuff.
Because if they don’t; if they let this jumped-up community organizer, this monster in the White House, pack the Supreme Court with one more lefty loon; if they let that happen because they can’t even figure out how to do nothing at all; if they allow the creation of a Supreme Court that will set Obama’s lawless acts in concrete, never to be moved again—
If they allow the creation of a court that will turn back all challenges to dissolving our borders and our citizenship, thus replacing the electorate, to savaging the national economy to meet the “threat” of imaginary “Climate Change”, to erasing the Second Amendment, to overturning and re-engineering basic human institutions, to forcing on the American people a chaotic false morality invented by liberals as they go along—
If they allow these disasters because they couldn’t find the gumption just to sit on their hands until the monster leaves office—
Then that’s the end. America will need another Revolution; but before that, we shall see the death of the Republican Party by its own hand. The body will be dead before it hits the floor.
Can they be so stupid, as to fail to understand this? Can even Republicans be that dense?
If they think we’re mad at them now, they ain’t seen nothin’ yet. I mean, can’t we even trust them to do nothing? A bird-bath can do nothing. Surely the Beltway Republicans are as capable as bird-baths, although we question whether they are anywhere near as useful.
This is it, guys. If you fail us here, you’re done for.
I have discussed this on my blog, if you want to hear more. If you’re already as sick of reading about D.C. politics as I am sick of writing about it, stop by anyhow and click “Books” for something completely different.
Or you can do something even more productive, and help your fellow citizens melt down the Senate switchboard.
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com
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