Americans are absolutely fed up with Washington, and in November 2016 they voted for change.
We are ready to see the swamp drained. But it has become apparent in the first months of the Trump presidency that the swamp is even deeper and muckier than anyone thought.
Obama and his goons have been busy surveilling Trump, apparently for political gain. Obama appointees keep undermining their new President at every turn.
And elected Democrats are playing with fire, daring to block one of the best Supreme Court nominees America has ever seen.
Neil Gorsuch deserved to be unanimously approved by the Senate, but instead Democrats have dared the (normally spineless) Republicans to remove the filibuster for presidential appointees once and for all. They had no good excuse to pick this partisan fight.
Their lamest excuse was their apparent grief over Republicans rightfully blocking Merrick Garland’s nomination, since it was not the place of a lame duck president to appoint a moderate liberal to replace the conservative Scalia.
Now liberals are paying the price for playing chicken. From Bloomberg:
The 52-48 party-line vote called for by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday will let the Senate confirm Neil Gorsuch on Friday to take a court seat that Republicans refused to let President Barack Obama fill during his last year in office.
The rule change means Gorsuch and all future Supreme Court nominees can be confirmed with a simple majority vote and will no longer face a 60-vote hurdle.
For once we cannot help but agree with Senate Majority Leader, who normally proves to be about as spineless a politician as they come. But today he eviscerated the Democrats for using an important nomination process to secure their true goal: domination.
“It’s a fight they have waged for decades with a singular aim, securing raw power no matter the cost to the country or the institution,” McConnell of Kentucky said on the Senate floor. “It underlies why this threatened filibuster cannot be allowed to succeed.”
Now the way has been easily paved for Neil Gorsuch to become the 9th member of the United States Supreme Court. Key cases challenging Obama actions are likely to be struck down because of this win.
Obama’s hope to replace Scalia with a moderate “concensus” candidate has been forever extinguished, and when Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee comes due, he can choose the most conservative judge possible without any possible challenge from the left. They will be powerless to stop him.
For once everyone can be happy that Republicans acted as a party in unison. If only they could do the same in working out a solution to the dreadful Obamacare.
Conservatives can be thankful their party is principled, but it does not mean Republicans have to waste their majorities bickering. Hopefully we can see this same unity, led by our deal-making President, on the important issues like healthcare, tax reform and building the wall.