There are many jittery liberals who are carefully watching the health of Ruth Bader Ginsburg who remains the key obstacle to a solidly conservative Supreme Court.
Their anxiety hasn’t been helped by the insistence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he plans to fill any SCOTUS vacancy before the next election.
The 86-year-old feminist icon’s failing health has been the subject of no small amount of speculation and the recent news that she had undergone radiation treatment for cancer has many stressing over the idea that she may soon leave the bench.
If RBG either dies or retires, the left is ready for an ugly war that will make the disgraceful treatment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh pale by comparison.
Former Obama administration stooge turned pundit David Axelrod went so far as to insinuate that there will be a insurrection in the event that Ginsburg departs and McConnell doesn’t surrender to Dems.
If there is a SCOTUS vacancy next year and @senatemajldr carries through on his extraordinary promise to fill it-despite his own previous precedent in blocking Garland-it will tear this country apart.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 23, 2019
There is also the possibility that 81-year-old moderate Stephen Breyer may choose to hang up his robe which may give President Trump a whopping four SCOTUS picks to remake the court as a bulwark against rising extremism from the socialist left.
One of the opinion leaders of the liberal elite, far-left propagandist Juan Williams is on the edge of hysteria over McConnell’s plans and ripped the Kentucky Republican in a screed published by The Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 2, 2019
According to Comrade Juan who railed against “McConnell’s Supreme Court hypocrisy”:
Trump has already filled two Supreme Court seats with hard-line conservatives.
One of those two seats was a vacancy that McConnell preserved by stopping Garland, a moderate jurist respected by both Democrats and Republicans, from being confirmed.
Now if Trump puts another hard-right conservative on the court he will demolish any semblance of political balance by creating a 6-3 conservative majority. And a possible Breyer retirement brings into play a dreadful prospect for Democrats — a 7-2 conservative majority.
Axelrod’s depressing political forecast is rooted in the bald hypocrisy being practiced by McConnell.
Remember McConnell prevented Obama from putting a justice on the high court with nearly a year to go before the next election.
But now, McConnell contends, Trump can put a nominee on the court with a year to go before the next election because the same party, the GOP, controls the Senate and the White House.
This is a remarkable, self-serving double standard. It shows a blatant lack of fair play, certain to ignite bitter political division. With a 53-47 majority in the Senate, the Republicans’ only concern is losing the vote of one of their own — say, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. With no filibuster, the GOP does not need any votes from Democrats.
Williams is referring to Barack Obama’s attempt to put liberal Merrick Garland on the court as a “compromise” following the sudden and strange death of conservative icon Justice Antonin Scalia.
McConnell held strong against Garland, triggering liberals in an election year and now they are wailing in protest that there is a double standard if a vacancy or two opens and McConnell indeed moves forward.
Comrade Juan also bemoans the demise of the filibuster, a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences after then majority leader Harry Reid invoked the “nuclear option” to eliminate the stalling tactic back when Dems controlled the Senate.
If Trump does get the historic chance to remake the high court, look for the Resistance to take to the streets, emboldened by the media and with the knowledge that little will be done by authorities who refuse to enforce the law.
A Supreme Court vacancy in an already acrimonious election year may be the match that ignites the powder keg.
Source: Politico Usa News