Trump is getting another Supreme Court justice.
The Left is flipping out about it.
People are not thinking this election is going to be legit…what a surprise.
And Bill Barr continues to be a stud.
The Path is Open
Sen. Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that he supports the Senate in moving forward with a Supreme Court nominee from President Trump ahead of the presidential election, further tipping the nomination math in favor of Republicans who want to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a conservative.
“My decision regarding a Supreme Court nomination is not the result of a subjective test of ‘fairness’ which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It is based on the immutable fairness of following the law, which in this case is the Constitution and precedent. The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own.”
“The Constitution gives the President the power to nominate and the Senate the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees. Accordingly, I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications.”
“We may have a court that has a more conservative bent. But my liberal friends have over many decades gotten used to the idea of having a liberal court. And that’s not written in the stars.”
“It’s also appropriate for a nation that’s if you will center-right to have a court which reflects center-right points of view. Which again are not changing the law from what it states but instead following the law and following the Constitution.”
Romney was a big question. He voted this year…yes, this year…voted to remove Trump on one of the impeachment charges and has shown to have a very iffy relationship with President Trump (though he has voted for the President’s policies over 90% of the time). He has also been seen protesting (not rioting) with the BLM movement earlier this year. I’m not sure why he does the things he does. When he ran against Obama in 2012, sleepy, creepy Joe Biden told a black audience that Romney would “put them back in chains.”
Chuck Grassley also said he would vote for the Trump nominee. He was kind of on the fence because he said, earlier, that he did not think it was a good idea to nominate a justice before an election. He got over it. When someone pointed out what he said, he just waved it off. This should be a lesson to us all: Don’t say things that may require you to do the opposite when the tables are turned. Just be quiet or do not say “never” to anything. Or, be a politician and just change your mind.
With Romney and Grassley going with the President, there are now enough votes to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
The Quiet Part Out Loud
I don’t know when CNN is going to admit they are nothing more than opinion TV like Fox News and MSNBC. They really are fooling themselves in believing they are neutral.
With the clarity that the Supreme Court seat is going to be filled by a Trump pick, Don Lemon flipped out and said what we all knew he thought but never said before. It was such a rant that Chris Cuomo, who’s probably not going to be on CNN much longer, seemed very uncomfortable, actually disagreeing with him.
Let’s unpack a little of Don’s temper tantrum.
- Blowing up the system is what the Left has always intended. It’s already happening.
- The electoral college has nothing to do with minority rule. It’s there to make sure that the majority doesn’t become tyrannical. It’s to make sure that states that don’t have a population like California and New York don’t control the country. In other words, states like Wyoming have a say in our government.
- Cuomo is right. Can’t believe I said that. It requires a Constitutional amendment and that’s not going to happen.
- Stacking the courts is also difficult. It require the House to come up with a law, the Senate to ratify it and the President to sign it into law. Good luck with that.
- The Left is trying to destroy the country to keep and never lose power. They cheat.
This Says Something
According to Yahoo News:
Just 22 percent of Americans believe this year’s presidential election will be “free and fair,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — a disturbing loss of confidence in the democratic process that could foreshadow a catastrophic post-election period with millions of partisans refusing to accept the legitimacy of the results.
The survey, which was conducted from Sept. 15 to 17, found that both Republicans and Democrats harbor grave and growing doubts about whether the upcoming election will accurately reflect the will of the people.
Half of Trump supporters (50 percent) say the election will not be free and fair; more than a third of Biden supporters (37 percent) agree. Overall, the number of Americans who say the election will not be free and fair (46 percent) is more than twice the number who say the opposite. Another third (32 percent) say they’re not sure what to expect.
He’s the Man…Again!
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday identified New York City, Portland and Seattle as “local governments that are permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction in American cities,” a move that comes as the federal government continues to take a tough stance against localized rioting in some areas of the country.
President Trump earlier this month targeted those three cities in a memo to Attorney General William Barr and the Office of Management and Budget asking for a review of federal funding to “anarchist” jurisdictions. The DOJ memo Monday essentially serves as notice that New York City, Portland and Seattle meet the criteria Trump set out for potential defunding.
It’s unclear whether and how much funding may eventually be withdrawn from the cities and if such a move would be legal, as it would likely be challenged in the courts.
William Barr is quoted as saying:
“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest. We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”
In a joint statement, Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York, Jenny Durkan of Seattle and Wheeler called threats to revoke federal funding “thoroughly political and unconstitutional.”
A quote from the statement:
“The President is playing cheap political games with Congressionally directed funds. Our cities are bringing communities together; our cities are pushing forward after fighting back a pandemic and facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, all despite recklessness and partisanship from the White House. What the Trump Administration is engaging in now is more of what we’ve seen all along: shirking responsibility and placing blame elsewhere to cover its failure.”
Now, I think this is a good move but there are a lot of legal hurdles. First, are the finance the federal government giving the cities required or discretionary? If the money is discretionary, then the cities have no say. The money has not been given through law or edict and the federal government can just say “no.” If it is money that is distributed through law, then the DOJ cannot just stop payments being given. This is where things get kind of sticky for the federal government.
I find it funny that Leftists like Wheeler De Blasio and Durkan keep yelling “unconstitutional” when they don’t get their way. The reality is that this is not unconstitutional. It might be against the law but the federal government has no constitutional commitment to finance states or cities. I find it amazing that the people who want to destroy the Constitution are the ones that scream “unconstitutional” every time they don’t get their way. Here’s an idea: these guys should actually read the Constitution. Their behavior tells me they know nothing about it.
Another thing that kicks my cat is that these cities have run themselves into the ground and depend on federal funds. When the local or state government does not do all that it needs to protect citizens and property and actually lowers safety and quality of life, why should the federal government give anything? The government only has two things to do: protect citizens rights and protect the citizens themselves. If a city or state refuses to do that, they should get nothing.
Finally, why just New York City, Seattle and Portland? How about Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles? How about Detroit, Washington DC, Minneapolis and Atlanta? I’m pretty sure the DOJ could have found one or two more cities that are having serious issues with law enforcement.