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Tuesday News Roundup: The Supreme Court Betrays America and the Constitution in Pennsylvania Decision

Hey, remember how your Democrat friends all told you what a wonderful, fair, cerebral, non-partisan judge Merrick Garland is supposed to be? – Yeah, he’s just another leftwing partisan Democrat who refuses to honestly answer questions in a congressional hearing:

“I don’t know…I don’t know…I don’t know…I don’t know.” He’s the perfect attorney general for this sock puppet presidency.

We are so screwed.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – I’m old enough to remember when it was Donald Trump who was supposed to be a totalitarian. But hey, that was always a lie – everyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities knows it is the Democrat Party that has always striven to take our country down the road to despotism, and today’s Democrats are no exception to that 200-year rule.

Yesterday, we discovered that congressional Democrats are now trying to bully cable/streaming companies into dropping news networks that they do not approve of. Take a look:

Hilariously, these authoritarian Dems pretend to base their efforts at censorship on “moral or ethical principles”:

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It’s absolutely surreal. You could never make this stuff up if it didn’t already exist.

Speaking of authoritarians… – Congressman Ro Khanna served as campaign manager for The Commie, Bernie Sanders, for a very good reason: He’s a commie, too.

You don’t have to believe me – just listen to him talk to some fake journalist on CNN about his desire to put any business that can’t afford to pay a $15 minimum wage out of business:

That’s pure communism. You either redistribute your wealth exactly the way the government demands you do it, or you don’t stay in business. Profits don’t matter; your business’s value to the community doesn’t matter; the fact you’d have to fire half your employees in order to pay that hourly wage doesn’t matter; you either do as your government masters tell you to do or you don’t do business.

And Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders and 2/3rds of the congressional Democrat caucus will the thrilled to see you and your jobs go. Despicable.

How about this walk down memory lane? – Check this out as China Joe Biden tells David Letterman that he was arrested for going into the U.S. senate chamber and taking over the presiding officer’s seat, just as that nitwit in the viking horns did on January 6:

Now, there’s little doubt Biden’s lying here, given that he lies with the regularity that most people urinate, but man, what a thing to admit to doing. Just another inconvenient little video for the Democrats and their mindless voters.

Right on cue, the Supreme Court betrays the American people one more time. – I warned you all a few weeks ago that the decision by the Supreme Court to schedule a day to consider whether to formally hear three of the Trump election challenges in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan would likely end badly for us and the Constitution.

Many were excited because they labored under the misimpression that the Court had agreed to hear these three cases, but in reality all it was doing was trying to decide whether or not to put any of them on the docket. I also told you that it was almost certain that the Court would refuse to hear the Georgia or Michigan cases, but that it should hear the Pennsylvania case since it so clearly involved a stark constitutional violation in which the state’s courts changed voting rules by judicial fiat. But I also warned you that the justices would find some technical excuse not to hear that case as well.

All of that came to fruition on Monday, as the Court refused to hear any of the three cases:

From the story at National Review:

Few things are worse for public confidence in elections than having the rules changed in the middle of the game (or after it). An epidemic of late-in-the-day changes to the rules was particularly corrosive in 2020. Courts are ill-equipped to referee those changes when partisan tempers are running hot. The Supreme Court just threw away its last opportunity to remedy that problem before the next election cycle.

The Court this morning turned away the remaining challenges to the 2020 election in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan. Some of these challenges were legally meritless, and none of them offered any legitimate grounds to change the outcome of the presidential election, but the Pennsylvania case in particular raised a serious, recurring issue of election law: whether state courts or state executive officials can use the general, open-ended terms of state constitutional provisions to throw out specific rules passed by state legislatures governing federal elections. Articles I and II of the Constitution reserve to state legislatures the power to set rules for federal elections.

That’s exactly what happened in Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania supreme court used the Pennsylvania Constitution’s general guarantees of “free and equal” elections and “free exercise of the right of suffrage” as an excuse to invalidate the state legislature’s explicit deadline for mail-in ballots to be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day — the same time the in-person polls close. That deadline was enacted in 2019 and left untouched in revisions to the mail-in ballot rules during the pandemic in 2020. The Court should have heard the case before Election Day, in order t0 ensure that the rules of the road were set in advance. Refusing to hear the case either before the election or after the election guarantees that the issue remains unsettled for the next election.

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, wrote a dissent blasting the Court for repeatedly ducking this issue (Alito added his own dissent). Normally, federal courts will not hear cases once they are moot, and that would normally be the situation here: Justice Thomas noted that there was no evidence in the record that the Pennsylvania deadline extension changed the result of any federal election…

[The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s] decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future. These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable. . . . An election system lacks clear rules when, as here, different officials dispute who has authority to set or change those rules. This kind of dispute brews confusion because voters may not know which rules to follow. Even worse, with more than one system of rules in place, competing candidates might each declare victory under different sets of rules.

That does sound familiar, doesn’t it? Thomas detailed why contests involving mail-in ballots, which were once treated with skepticism even by the New York Times and election-law experts, were more complicated to litigate quickly, and thus presented even greater mootness problems: “Five to six weeks for judicial testing is difficult enough for straightforward cases. For factually complex cases, compressing discovery, testimony, and appeals into this timeline is virtually impossible.” He specifically noted the compressed timeline imposed in presidential elections by the Electoral Count Act of 1887. And Justice Thomas warned of the particular problems the Court faces in trying to handle politically charged cases in the middle of voting, pointing to a South Carolina case where the Court ended up ordering one rule for ballots cast after its decision, and another for ballots already cast.

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Note that two of President Trump’s three nominees for the Court ruled against the American people and the Constitution in this decision, and you see how screwed we all really are.

Be careful out there.

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Big Tech’s Anti-Conservatve Putsch Mirrors its ChiCom Masters

Well, the Big Tech purge hit in earnest on Friday evening, as President Donald Trump’s account was banned from Twitter and Facebook, and those two Orwellian firms joined with Apple, Google and Instagram to purge thousands of conservative-leaning accounts under the guise of a joint effort to prevent the spread of disinformation. This is perhaps the single most blatant example of mass anti-trust behavior in the nation’s history and the government is powerless to do anything about it because Mitch McConnell refused to force the repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act into the Defense Authorization Act last month.

But elimination of accounts on these leftist platforms was far from the extent of yesterday’s Big Tech putsch: Both Apple and Google notified the owners of Parler that it would also be cancelled from their platforms unless it adopts the same sort of highly-discriminatory thought and speech controls used by Twitter and Facebook. Users of I-Phones and Google Pixel phones found themselves unable to download and use the Parler app, and that’s just the beginning.

Hilariously, Apple executives gave the following explanation of the company’s assault on Parler:

“We have received numerous complaints regarding objectionable content in your Parler service, accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities” at the US Capitol on 6 January, Apple wrote in an email to Parler executives. “The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.”

ummmm…what about Facebook, then? Facebook has been used to facilitate all manner of violent crimes, including the planning and execution of mass riots, an array of terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds of U.S. citizens, and a sad litany of too many rapes and murders to chronicle. If you can’t remember Apple issuing any similar advisory to Jeff Zuckerberg, well, that’s because it’s never happened.

All of this took place simultaneously with the delivery of a speech read by China Joe Potato Head Biden, in which he classified President Trump and all of his supporters as Nazis who deploy the Joseph Goebbels technique of the “Big Lie,” which of course just happens to be the Democrat Party’s main stock in trade.

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Goebbels, of course, used the technology of his day to advantage his Nazi Party exactly in the same manner as the Big Tech oligarchs of today are deploying theirs in concert with the strategic objectives of the Democrat Party. The Nazis ended up murdering 6 million Jews largely unnoticed by the rest of the world in part as a result of Goebbels’ careful planning and propaganda efforts.

This is, of course, the kind of brutish crackdown on free thought and speech that we would expect to see from the communist government in China. That should come as no surprise given that every one of the corporations engaging in the putsch is a ChiCom client company. It has been glaringly obvious for years now that the ambitions of these exact companies to capture the enormous Chinese market was causing them to conform their corporate policy actions to the demands of their ChiCom masters. And now, here we are with the entirely predictable ultimate outcome.

The GOP had four years to do something, anything, to crack down on the abuses of these tech monopolies, which became increasingly restrictive and overt throughout the four year term of President Trump. But, of course, the Republicans did nothing because most GOP members of congress don’t really see any problem with this kind of corporate behavior, and because those GOP congressmen and senators hate their voters every bit as much as the Democrats do.

President Trump created an account at Parler last night, and no doubt millions of his 88 million Twitter followers will do the same in the coming days. My own inbox is filled with request by friends to follow them over to Parler, along with other platforms like Gab, MeWe, CloutHub and others I’ve never even heard of. Thus do the Democrats and their Big Tech allies accomplish one of their main goals: To splinter the opposition into an array of competing factions.

Back in August of 2018, as it was becoming increasingly evident that the Democrats might be able to win a majority in the House of Representatives, I wrote about my hopes that President Trump would use his second two years in office to do an imitation of Teddy Roosevelt and clamp down on the growing threat to our nation that these Big Tech oligarchs represent. Unfortunately, the President, beset by all the controversies the Democrats and media kept swirling around him and having saddled himself with an Attorney General who was nothing more than a Deep State tool, failed as miserably as congress to take any real action in this arena.

Anyone who thinks a Biden Administration, with a very liberal Merrick Garland ensconced in the Attorney General’s office, will make the slightest move to rein in the brutish, un-American actions of these Big Tech monopolies probably also believes that China Joe was elected in a free and fair election.

Keep your heads on a swivel, folks: The assault on your freedoms is just beginning.  This will only get worse.

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Friday News Roundup: Trump Concedes, but the Drumbeat for Impeachment Will Pound on

It’s all over but the peaceful transition. – I told you in yesterday’s Thursday News Roundup that the Trump Administration was over after the riots at the Capitol Building. That made a bunch of people mad at me for pointing out reality – if you think the comments section around here yesterday was something to behold, you should have seen my email inbox – and that’s understandable. But President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words) confirmed reality Thursday evening in a short video posted by his proxies on social media:

Here’s an excerpt from a story at DailyWire:

President Donald Trump acknowledged that the 2020 election is officially over in a video statement that he tweeted out late on Thursday where he also promised that those who broke laws yesterday during a riot at the nation’s capital would be criminally prosecuted.

“I’d like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol,” Trump began. “Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem. I immediately deployed the national guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders. America is and must always be a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country, and to those who broke the law, you will pay.”

“We have just been through an intense election, and emotions are high,” he said. “But now tempers must be cooled and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America. My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy. I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections. Now, Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20; my focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”

“2020 has been a challenging time for our people,” he concluded. “A menacing pandemic has upended the lives of our citizens, isolated millions in their homes, damaged our economy, and claimed countless lives. Defeating this pandemic and rebuilding the greatest economy on earth will require all of us working together. It will require a renewed emphasis on the civic values of patriotism, faith, charity, community, and family. We must revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one national family. To the citizens of our country, serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime, and to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.”

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We may never find out, but I think it’s fairly likely that Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham or some other Trump semi-ally in the Senate got on the phone with the President yesterday and told him that unless he issued a concession such as this and promised an orderly transition, there were at least 20 Republican votes in the Senate in favor of removing him from office in an impeachment process. Probably more.

The pre-existence of that many votes, along with the now-50 Democrat votes, would be more than enough to facilitate a very quick impeachment/removal process without holding any hearings, given that the House only requires a majority vote to impeach and the Democrats hold such a majority there. The Q people on Twitter are still out there trying to convince you all that Donald Trump will remain in the presidency past January 20, but that’s not going to happen, folks. There really aren’t any magic bullets in the world.

For those of you still clinging to this nonsense, I’d give you this advice: You can’t take action to solve problems in the real world when you live in a fantasy world.

The President conceded last night. The deed is done. Now let’s all get to work.

The President’s concession won’t stop the drums of resignation and impeachment from beating, though, even among nominal Republicans. – Witness this tweet from reliable RINO Andy McCarthy:

McCarthy, of course, is a member in good standing of the DC Swamp Rat class, the pretend Republicans who put up the pretense of trying to preserve the American Republic during GOP administrations, but who become ultra-malleable squishes whenever the Democrats regain power. No wonder he works for The National Review, which has become one of the reliable homes for such squishes over the past five years.

The only people who say there was an “attempted coup” on Wednesday are people who have no idea what a coup really is. – We have seen that description of Wednesday’s riot – which is what really took place – bandied around by politicians and corrupt media outlets like CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Here’s a great example from The New Yorker:

Folks, if there had been an attempted coup, then when Trump authorized the activation of the National Guard, the Guard’s assignment would have been to arrest the members of congress who were cowering in their office closets, not to arrest and disperse the rioters. That is what an actual coup attempt by a sitting executive looks like.

But hey, everything you are told by the news media is a lie: Why should this be any different?

I’m just wondering what drug the other half of U.S. voters are addicted to:

The Federalist’s Sean Davis knocks this one out of the park:

Hey, at least it isn’t Andrew Cuomo. – In a preview of coming attractions, China Joe Potato Head Biden nominated Merrick Garland to be the next Attorney General of the United States:

Thus, Mr. Garland gets to be the Wing Man for a President who won’t remember who he is half the time. Should be fun.

But listen: Be glad it’s Garland and not Andrew Cuomo, who was also under consideration. If you think Cuomo has killed a lot of people while serving as Governor of New York, think about what he would have been capable of doing were he put in control of the FBI and the Department of Justice. Garland’s a Democrat, but he does have a reputation for fairness and actual adherence to the law from his years serving on the federal bench.

America dodged a bullet here.

So, on that cheery note…

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Larry Schweikart: Don’t Worry About Mitch McConnell On Impeachment

Guest Piece by Larry Schweikart, America’s History Teacher

Yertle’s Quiet Effectiveness

Poor old Mitch McConnell. The Senate Majority Leader is frequently accused of being part of the “Swamp.” Perhaps he is, but he has been superbly effective for the last four years, and almost nobody notices. Indeed, Yertle (as I affectionately call him) has been a one-man Senate wrecking crew against liberals.

Yet he is constantly under fire, most recently from Rush Limbaugh who cited Yertle’s comment that if the House impeaches President Trump, the Senate must have a trial. Well, duh.

That’s the Constitution fer ya!

But I don’t think it means at all what it seems, and I think Nancy Pelosi (who I refer to as “Botoxic”) is realizing that. But let’s review Yertle’s record first, shall we?

In 2015, at no one’s urging, Yertle took it upon himself to block Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, from receiving a vote, claiming (with no particular historical precedent) that because Zero (my nickname for Obama) was in the last year of his presidency, that would not be fair. Keeping Garland off the Court and preventing a Democrat 5-4 majority would have been huge, to say the least.

But Yertle didn’t stop there.

*Lucy Koh, nominated to the Ninth Circuit, was reported out of the Judiciary Committee but Yertle didn’t give her a floor vote. Instead that went to a Trump appointee, Daniel Collins.

*The same story was true of Donald Schott, a Seventh Circuit nominee. The seat ultimately went to Trump pick Michael Brennan.

*In the Eighth Circuit, the nominee Jennifer Puhl likewise was not given a vote. That went to.  Trump pick Ralph Erickson.

*At the Supreme Court level, Yertle promised that both Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed. They were. (By the way, yesterday Russell Bucklew was executed: his appeal, Bucklew v. Precythe involved the issue of capital punishment, and the Court ruled against Bucklew. That very well may not have happened without Kavanaugh.)

*He promised to pass the tax cut. He did.

*He promised to bring Obamacare up for a vote (note: Yertle did NOT promise to pass it, as I think he knew John McCain would do his infamous “thumbs down.”)

So as best I can tell, every time Yertle says he will do something, it gets done. Let’s return to Yertle’s comment about holding a trial if Botoxic passes impeachment: I don’t think this was Yertle laying down at all (or, I guess, retreating into his shell). I don’t even think this was him absentmindedly saying he’d follow the Constitution.

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This was a shot across Botoxic’s bow. This was Yertletalk for “Make my day.” This tells me Yertle knows he hsa 34 hard “acquits” in his caucus (and likely another 10 squish acquits—that is, RINOs who, when they see how the vote is going, will be on the winning side). Indeed, I think Yertle is right now just a couple of votes away from something that is rarely mentioned: a “dismissal.” The Senate must convene a trial, but in Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, two weeks in, Senator Robert “Sheets” Byrd filed a motion to dismiss.

It only failed by seven votes—for a president who had clearly lied and obstructed justice. Therefore, I think Yertle probably could count on about 45-47 votes to dismiss right now. If the impeachment charges from the House are lame (as almost certainly they will be), Yertle can reach 50, and Mike Pence breaks the tie. By saying “We’d have to have a trial,” Yertle was promising Botoxic and the Democrats would lose in a most embarrassing way, that there would be no stalling, and that it would be over before Ilhan Omar could marry another male relative.

Yertle knows his caucus, and he knows that other than Mitt (“Minion”) Romney, no one will vote to convict Trump of anything. I can almost hear Yertle, in his best Pedro Serrano voice (from “Major League”), “You bring dat chit to me, mon. Bring dat chit to me!”

 

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Last Night’s Trump Derangement Twitter Meltdown was Glorious to Behold

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

President Trump nominates Supreme Court justice, left goes crazy, fake news media piles on.  Wash, rinse, repeat.  – So, Brett Kavanaugh will become the latest nominee for the Supreme Court by a GOP president to have his reputation trashed by the Democrat/fake news media propaganda complex.  Let’s all hope he can withstand it.

So predictable and staged was the leftists’ fake reaction to the nomination that one can only wonder how anyone remains dim enough to fall for this nonsense anymore.  A small army of Soros-funded professional protesters began gathering in front of the Supreme Court building hours before the announcement, armed with four versions of cardboard signs that alternatively had the names “Kavanaugh”, “Hardiman”, “Kethledge” and “Barrett” printed on them, so that the right version could be distributed as soon as the President made his announcement.

These protests and media reaction were in fact so fake, so un-spontaneous that ABC issued a promo hours before they knew who the nominee would be which already branded the as-yest unidentified person as being “controversial.” Hey, what if the President had done what Chuck Schumer suggested and nominated Merrick Garland, ABC?  Would that have been “controversial” in your collective hive mind?

Of course, the truth is that President Trump could have nominated Alyssa Milano or Bette Midler to fill this seat and the leftist nutbags would have still gone berserk.  Because Trump.

Meanwhile, The far-left “Women’s March” organization is run by such a bunch of lame-brains that they issued their own release via Twitter half an hour (check the time stamp) AFTER Kavanaugh had been named with the following text:

Uh, folks, filling in the actual name is kind of an important part of issuing a press statement.

The best prank President Trump could have pulled last night would have been to name someone not on the much-publicized short list – that would have really set the leftist creeps off, because nothing makes a “spontaneous” Soros-funded leftist protest group angrier than actual spontaneity.

But Mr. Trump stuck with his list and pulled Kavanaugh’s name out of his hat, and now the game is on.  The nominee has a lovely wife and family – we can hope the leftist creeps, fake journalists and slimy Democrat politicians will leave them out of it, but don’t count on it.  For those on the radical left – which today includes pretty much everyone in or associated with the Democrat Party and national news media – this is war.  Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.

Here are just a few more highlights from last night’s fun on Twitter:

Oh, thank you so much for bringing this up, Jeffrey Toobin.  Please, everyone, give me ten minutes while I bathe myself with this thought and luxuriate in it:

Ok, I’m back.  Man, that felt goooooood.

Here’s what the fake newsers at dying Newsweek chose to focus on last night:

Hey, in all fairness, who hasn’t done that?  Was that mean?  I don’t care.

Then there’s this from the dimwits at Vox.com:

Why, it’s almost as if they don’t understand that that is in fact the President’s goal with this pick.  Go figure.

Fake documentary maker and failed Broadway star Michael Moore unwittingly gives us even more reasons to be excited about Kavanaugh:

So many badges of honor for just one judge.  This Kavanaugh guy is awesome!

Before going out to the Supreme Court building to mingle with her Soros protest monkeys, Sen. HeapBigFakeIndian weighed in with this:

I love how she includes her now-dead personal piggy bank, the CFPB, in this, as if any real person should actually give a damn about that.  And isn’t it also cute how she felt the need to include “I’ll be voting no.” I mean, really, was there a single sentient being in the entire universe who didn’t already know that?

Finally, it’s not Twitter, but in case you still weren’t sure that President Trump made a great choice with Kavanaugh, this screen shot of the protest at the Supreme Court building tells you all you need to know:

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Pretty sure that gal on the right just spotted the Democrat Party’s retirement-home congressional leadership shuffling over towards the protest and is thinking she’s somehow wandered into a remake of “Night of the Living Dead.”  Again, that’s probably mean, but I just don’t care.

Enjoy the next couple of months, folks.  The Democrats and their guardians in the fake news media are going to throw their entire playbook at Brett Kavanaugh, and he is still going to be confirmed at the end of the day.  Because that’s how we know that, despite their best efforts to kill it, America still works – elections still matter in this wonderful land.

Just another day in thank God for Donald J. Trump America.

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Everybody Send a Thank-you Card to Mitch McConnell

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

You could tell Anthony Kennedy was about to retire, because he suddenly started voting consistently the right way on decision after decision after decision over the past month.  Indeed, the last 17 5-4 decisions handed down by this Supreme Court all went the way of the Constitution because Kennedy, that perennial disappointment to conservatives everywhere, voted along with the strict constructionist wing of the court.

All this new-found consistency for the first time in his 31 years on the court led me to comment to a friend the other day that Kennedy was definitely about to retire because he wasn’t issuing his usual random  horrible liberal decisions in order to keep his name on the list of invitees to all the best dinner parties in Washington, DC.

Regardless, today’s announcement came as welcome news, meaning as it does that President Donald J. Trump will be able to appoint a true conservative successor who will allow the Supreme Court to continue to serve as a consistent block on the worst excesses of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for a few more years.  While I have nothing but the highest regard for the great Clarence Thomas, I find myself hoping he will make a similar announcement soon so that we don’t have to worry about his passing away at a dangerous moment as Antonin Scalia did in 2016.

Speaking of 2016, let’s all consider where our country would be today were it not for the steadfast refusal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to consider confirmation of Obama nominee Merrick Garland, who would have cemented a liberal majority on the Court for years to come.  Every one of those 17 5-4 decisions handed down by this session of the court, and many more would have gone the other way.

The free exercise of religion and speech would today be all but gone as a result.  Labor unions would now enjoy an unfettered right to tax non-union employees and funnel their money to the Democrat Party.  The presidential power to temporarily ban immigration from certain countries to protect American citizens would be a thing of the past.  So many of the freedoms we have taken for granted all of our lives would be in real jeopardy from a power-mad, hard-left supreme court.

Mitch McConnell, for all of his shortcomings and all the many, many times he has disappointed us over the years, made sure none of those things happened to our society.  He did it in the face of extreme pressure from some of his squishy GOP colleagues (you all know who I’m talking about), and a withering assault on his personal character from the Democrat goon squad in our fake news media.

The easy thing for McConnell to do in that situation would have been to throw up his hands, say “them’s the rules” even though they aren’t, and preserve his own permanent invitation to all the best dinner parties by allowing the Court – and the nation – to become captive of the radical left.  But McConnell did the hard thing, and for that he deserves everyone’s undying gratitude.

Thanks, Mr. Majority Leader, and God bless you.

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