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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Record Setters

Record Setters
Record Setters

Some Presidents set historic records – Clinton for Black Imprisonment, Obama for Blacks on Welfare, and President Trump for Black Employment.

Yet is President Trump whom our domestic enemies constant deride and vilify as a racist. 🙄

Then, we should be fair. It’s something that President Trump achieved and the Dems and Likely Dems are crazy. Also, insofar as their politicians are concerned, vilifying our President is Job One. As for their rank and file, they’re our avowed domestic enemies; of course, they ignore or refute their people’s wrongs and reject anything good that comes from America’s President.

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CNN’s Monumental Bias

CNN's Monumental Bias
CNN’s Monumental Bias

Framing and context are very important when setting up a narrative. Just ask CNN, the most distrusted name in “News.” They’re experts at this particular propaganda technique.

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What Is Collusion?

What Is Collusion?
What Is Collusion?

What is Collusion? All of the above was collusion and were heinous acts that have been allowed to be perpetrated with no real, concrete consequences for the offenders, all of which are still walking around alive and free within our nation’s borders. Instead, we the Dems in Congress engaged in a long-running coup attempt against the POTUS we elected, again without any signs of them facing real, concrete consequences at the righteous hands of we, the People.

And yes! This was all a concerted effort to install Hillary as the President of the United States – a hellish fate that we just managed to avoid through the efforts of the American people and the laws that govern our democracy and mitigate the threats against it.

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Those Aren't Mistakes

Those Aren't Mistakes
Those Aren’t Mistakes

Exactly! When it comes to the Obama Regime’s and the Hillary Campaign / DNC’s – At that point they were the same thing – attempts to derail Donald Trump’s bid for the Presidency through improper, if not outright illegal, use of Obama’s FBI, that many serious and specific mistakes aren’t mistakes. Instead, they’re a concerted and calculated illegal conspiracy to suborn the electoral process and install their party’s candidate in office.

No, those weren’t mistakes, in the sense that they weren’t accidental errors. They were all part of the Democrats’ conspiracy to undermine our democracy and crown Hillary as POTUS-Queen. No matter how often or how stridently they project this upon Americans and our President, they were and are the only ones spurning democracy in order to have their way with the nation.

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