A Conservative Call to Action
Explaining the health reform bill to a group of municipal officials at the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties ten years ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
Strikingly similar to Pelosi’s ludicrous remark, during a stop at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden was asked by a reporter whether or not he plans to pack the Supreme Court. His reply? He will tell voters after the election.
“You will know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over. The moment I answer that question,” Biden explained, “the headline in every one of your papers will be about that rather than focusing on what’s happening now.” This is an astonishing answer from any politician, and it leaves me without words. Almost.
Likewise, his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), refused to reveal her position on this subject during last week’s vice-presidential debate.
Will moderate Democrats and Independents really allow Biden and Harris to avoid answering this critical question? Will they actually cast their votes for Biden without knowing where he stands on this crucial issue that has the potential to totally transform the one branch of government that was intended by our founders to remain apolitical?
In order to increase the size of the Court, Democrats would need to win not only the presidency, but also the majorities in both chambers of Congress. Unfortunately, and incredibly, that scenario remains a distinct possibility.
At this time, it looks likely that the Democrats will hold onto the House majority.
Democrats also stand a good chance of flipping the Senate. The Real Clear Politics no toss-up scenario currently shows Democrats in the lead with 51 seats compared to the Republicans with 49.
That said, there have been some unexpected developments in several races which could boost Republicans.
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally (R) has trailed her Democratic rival, astronaut Mark Kelly (husband of former Rep. Gabby Gifford), throughout the race. However, McSally received a glowing endorsement from three former astronauts on October 4.
They wrote, “But having ‘astronaut’ on your resume does not mean you’d be a good U.S. senator. Mark Kelly is hoping Arizonans are so impressed with his background that they ignore the fact that he’s supported radical gun control activists, that his plan for the eventual government takeover of health care would end Medicare as we know it, and that he’d vote to raise our taxes.”
Trafalgar, admittedly a right-leaning organization, conducted a poll between October 6 through 9 that showed Kelly’s lead had decreased to just two points, putting the race back into toss-up territory.
Another October surprise came in the North Carolina Democratic Senate race where candidate Cal Cunningham (D) is currently ahead of the Republican incumbent, Thom Tillis, by an average of 5.2 points, according to RCP.
On October 1, sexually suggestive texts between Cunningham and public relations strategist Arlene Guzman Todd were published. Both are married. Cunningham admitted to sending the texts and apologized two days later. Guzman Todd’s husband has called for Cunningham to leave the race which he refuses to do. It’s unclear if this news will impact his chances in three weeks.
If Democrats win the presidency, flip the Senate and keep their House majority, they will hold full control of the federal government and will be free to reshape the country as they please.
Do Americans truly understand the consequences of stacking the Supreme Court? By adding a sufficient number of radical justices to the highest court in the land to ensure liberal rulings for years to come, justices would become politicians in robes.
Additionally, unlike the opposition President Franklin Roosevelt faced from members of his own party in 1937 when he tried to pack the court, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would strongly support such a measure.
And yes, Republicans could potentially add justices to the court to reverse the damage done the next time their party holds the White House and majorities in both the Senate and the House. However, if the Democrats enact their entire agenda, which would likely include abolishing the electoral college, granting statehood to Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, ending the legislative filibuster and more, the Republican Party may never get the opportunity. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) appropriately called these initiatives “the parade of horribles” on Maria Bartiromo’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Up until now, most politicians have opposed expanding the court. As late as July 2019, Biden himself spoke out against this action in an interview with The Iowa Starting Line. He told the reporter, “No, I’m not prepared to go on and try to pack the court, because we’ll live to rue that day.”
Moreover, we’ve all seen the clip of Biden calling Roosevelt’s attempt to pack the court a “bone head idea” in 1983.
But Biden, never one to shy away from a flip-flop, is under the control of the Democratic Party’s far left wing now. In order to win the nomination, he made a deal with the devil. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are setting the campaign’s agenda and Biden is simply a vessel who will be jettisoned once he has served his purpose. He is a mere figurehead just as Robert Mueller was for the fraudulent Special Counsel investigation.
Do moderate Democrats and Independents comprehend the gravity of a vote for Biden? Do they understand the chain of events a Biden win would trigger? A Biden/Harris administration would destroy the country from within. Aided and abetted by the corrupt mainstream media which has become about as truthful as China’s state media, a President Biden would preside over the decline of a once great nation.
Because the media won’t, Trump must force Biden to take a position on this issue. It’s a lose-lose proposition for him. If he disavows stacking the court, he risks losing the support of the radical fringe of his party. If he confirms his plans to expand the court, he may lose some moderates and independents.
Trump needs to make the final debate about this issue to make voters understand what the Democrats’ endgame is.
The Trump campaign must hammer this subject in the next three weeks – relentlessly. They need to saturate the airwaves with warnings about it.
Every conservative should take the time to educate their uninformed friends about the stakes America is facing and explain the urgency of this election and the importance of every single Trump vote we can muster.
A democracy is a fragile thing. The Democrats’ four-year war against candidate Donald Trump and then President Trump has weakened him. But a full court press by his supporters can help mitigate that effect. A Democratic victory in three weeks would be a death blow to America as we’ve known her.
This is a call to action.