Dems On SCOTUS Vacancies

Dems On SCOTUS Vacancies 2016 vs. 2020
Dems On SCOTUS Vacancies 2016 vs. 2020

The one thing Americans can count on the Democrats for is that we can’t count upon them for any consistency or any adherence to long-standing norms, mores, or values, but we can count upon them for viciousness, false equivalencies, and general malfeasance. Their stance upon the respective nominations of Merrick Garland by their boy, Obama in 2016 vs. their stance on President Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett in 2020 is another perfect example of this pernicious behavior.

False Equivalency For the Loss

Democrats, especially those in the Senate, have been quick in their anger to claim that Republican Senators are being hypocritical by having refused to allow Obama’s Garland nomination to move forward while “rushing” President Trump’s Barrett nomination through. But this is just semi-hysterical false equivalency on their part. The underlying situation between the two nominations is fundamentally different, though quite similar on the surface.

That fundamental difference is that, when Obama nominated Garland near-ish the end of his time in the White House, he was not up for reelection; he was term-limited and would definitely be leaving office despite some quasi-hysterical and spurious claims to the contrary.

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell’s oft willfully misinterpreted statement was true then and non-applicable now.

I believe the overwhelming view of the Republican Conference in the Senate is that this nomination should not be filled, this vacancy should not be filled by this lame duck (emphasis added) president.

The American people are perfectly capable of having their say on this issue, so let’s give them a voice. Let’s let the American people decide. The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter when it considers the qualifications of the nominee the next president nominates, whoever that might be.

— Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell

Yeah, sane and rational people can understand the difference between a POTUS who can’t serve another term in office and one who might not do so. Democrats and the sorts who vote for them? Not so much.

In other words, the Dems are behaving as we, the People have been forced to accept as the norm for them, stupidly, inconsistently except in their quest for either power or destruction, and despicably.

Some Complaints And Tangential Caveats

Sadly, it’s not all righteousness and roses on our side either. There is some rank hypocrisy and cynical realpolitik being spun out by our politicians this shit show. Despite having a firm and steady grasp of the necessities of realpolitik, some things rankle.

I’m not pleased at all that Mitch McConnell cited the “Biden Rule” in 2016 while blocking Garland nomination, but ignores that he did so now. Then-Senator Joe Biden didn’t want any SCOTUS Judges to confirmed during any Presidential election season, not just during the end of a lame duck’s tenure in office.

It also rankles that the 2nd “reason” commonly cited for the difference in behavior in Senate between Garland’s and Barrett’s nomination is that the Senate majority in 2016 was the opposition party to the POTUS, whereas it isn’t in 2020.

Call me naive and/or delusional, I actually agree with Obama’s statement that, “[confirmation of nominees to the] … Supreme Court is supposed to be above politics, not an extension of politics.” The Senate being in the hands of the “other” party shouldn’t make so much of a difference that it is blithely stated as one of the two reasons for a SCOTUS nomination being blocked.

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#BlackLivesMatter?

#BlackLivesMatter?
America Used TO Know How To Solve For That Problem
BlackLivesMatter?

It’s a simple fact that, back in the day, Americans didn’t have to deal with things like #BlackLivesMatter or their “White” allies, #Antifa. We, as a People knew how to deal with their sort in order to protect our own from them.

Sure – not going to deny the truth; we also committed a lot of egregious wrongs and did some very unnecessary and evil things. But, we also didn’t have the crap we’re dealing with today – in times when actual racism is largely a memory and Blacks are in a much better position.

Want The Klan? This Is How You Bring Back The Klan

Just so you know – since real history is not allowed to be taught in our schools anymore – the feral savagery of #BlackLivesMatter is exactly the behavior that was wrongfully at that time expected from the newly freed Blacks by many Southerners after the Bluebellies conquered us. Also, #Antifa follows the same path as the carpetbaggers, though they greatly exceed the violence and danger of those 19th-century Northern grifters.

And, to defend what was left of the South after the end of Lincoln’s War from those sorts is exactly why the Klu Klux Klan was originally formed.

So yeah, the Klan was wrong then; little to nothing that they expected happened. They wouldn’t, however, be wrong now.

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Yeah, back in the day, Americans knew how to deal with things like #BlackLivesMatter and #Antifa. Maybe, with greater intelligence applied, we should rethink no longer caring first about the Greater Good than the comfort of small groups of savage, feral malcontents.

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The Cake Is A Lie

The Cake Is A Lie
The Cake Is A Lie

Yep! That cake is a lie. Now, the question is how many people who are reading this are old enough and/or geeky enough to get the joke.

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Hating In Ignorance

Hating In Ignorance
Hating In Ignorance

Honestly, when it comes to certain sorts and those who’ve “allied” with them. the only education they seem to have either received or accepted are hatred, fear, envy, sloth, and misplaced entitlement.

What’s worse is that neither I nor anyone that I personally know have any idea of how to salvage these sorts. Every cure is multi-generational and leaves the current and immediately upcoming ones needing to be solved for rather than cured / re-educated.

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Canceling The Dems

Cancelling The Dems Because Of Their Racist Past
Canceling The Dems

On Thursday, May 23, 2020, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) introduced a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives that would ban the Democrats due to their past support of slavery and the Confederacy. The resolution is co-sponsored by GOP Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Jody Hice (Ga.), Randy Weber (Texas) and Andy Harris (Md.)

Resolved,

1. That the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall remove any item that names, symbolizes or mentions any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy, from any area within the House wing of the Capitol or any House office building, and shall donate any such item or symbol to the Library of Congress.

2. That any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy shall either change its name or be barred from participation in the House of Representatives.

Was this a pointless and useless exercise and a waste of everyone’s time? If it was actually meant in all seriousness, certainly! In a Dem-controlled House, no harm will come to any Dem unless he or she practices apostasy and breaks with thier cult of hate. On the other hand, if it was meant – as it was – to a slap in their faces and an application of the Dems’ own Cancel Culture to them, it was needed step to take.

Sometimes you just have to stand up and shove hard, unpleasant facts in their faces in order to point out to them just how wrong-headed and vile their being. because the only thing necessary for the triumph of Democrats is for good men to do nothing.

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