Here’s what you won’t see on the networks tonight.
Democrats walked out on democracy today (10-22-20). They left empty chairs at the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on recommending the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate. What a lame stunt! At least they smashed no windows.
If you love democracy and reverse the Constitution, listen to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, one of America’s sharpest legal minds, call Democrats out on their goal to make the courts an unelected legislature to enact laws that they cannot. The video is 17 minutes.
A must see; Sen. Mike Lee on Democrats objective to politicize the Supreme Court.
A partial transcription:
[Democrats] killed Miquel Estrada’s nomination [to the D.C. Appellate Court], for partisan reasons. They slandered Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Kavanaugh. They nuked the filibuster for partisan reasons. Now they are trying to scuttle this vote for partisan political reasons. When it comes to the judiciary, abuse of power is their agenda.
Now, the left seems to think the Supreme Court exists to impose their very worst ideas onto those recalcitrant members of the public … citizens that refuse blindly to go along with their entitled extremism. They want the court to empower abortion activists, … to tell everyone how to live without votes, without accountability, and without debate. Putting debatable matters beyond debate seems to be their formula. They don’t want democracy.
Amy Coney Barrett will not politicize the Supreme Court. She is going to turn back policy decisions and political debate back to the people and their elected, accountable representatives where they belong. Judge Barrettt understands under our Constitution policy is supposed to be determined by the priorities of the people, not editorial boards, or twitter posts, or school faculty senates. That is why the left is so furious about this nomination.For all the pious pablum you hear on MSNBC and all the networks tonight, understand they are not angry because this process is unfair. They are angry because it is fair. Not because they think Amy Coney Barrett is going to be a partisan justice, but because they know she will not be.
They are not afraid Judge Barrett will legislate from the bench, but [that] she will force Democrats and Republicans to legislate from legislatures! — as the Constitution itself requires. Judge Barrett threatens their power — not because she has a hidden agenda or hidden powers but because they do and she won’t enact those powers or exercise them by judicial fiat.That is exactly why we need to have Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court of the United States. not to avenge Bork, Thomas, Estrada, Alito, or Kavanaugh— but to return integrity to the Supreme Court and the senate, and all the institutions left is judicial abuse has twisted and desecrated for two generations. We need to confirm Amy Coney Barrett not to give political power to conservatives or Republicans but to finally give it back to the American people from whom it was stolen.
Worth watching the entire Judiciary Committee hearing. It is 1:12 hours long. Chairman Lindsay Graham is properly indignant, but restrained. Sen. Cruz is, as usual, wonderful. Sen. Cornyn is worthwhile, too.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Democrats can keep walking, far as we are concerned. (And that’s pretty far!)