The Democrat Gal Pal Outrage Machine kicked into overdrive following last week’s announcement that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring. Where these people are on the Marquise de Corruptocratia’s cozy relationship, et.al., with serial swine Harvey Weinstein remains unclear. Why they haven’t made Bill Clinton the honorary chair of a #ToMe campaign is equally unclear.
But I digress. Where was I? Oh yeah.
As you know, much of the Lefty Collectivist meltdown surrounding an upcoming Supreme Court nominee a la The Donald focuses on the possible reversal – gasp! – of Roe v. Wade.
Well, folks. That “landmark abortion rights” ruling was bad law in 1973. Based on a lie, it’s still bad law. But to Leftists and weak-kneed “Republican” senators like Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins who worship at the “pro-choice” altar, Roe is their patron saint.
I mean, really. Between Mad Max Waters and Elizabeth Pretendian Warren, the Leftivist Mother of All Hissy Fits over the possibility of an actual originalist on the high court is like watching grainy re-runs of Creature From the Black Lagoon. With bad lighting.
Why so shrill? Because they know what’s at stake. Failing at the legislature, Leftistas have turned to the courts to implement their agendas instead. For years. The mere notion that an orginalist on the high court might spoil their fun or rain on their ideological parade has them in full-on, four-alarm meltdown mode. Because an originalist will base decisions on, um, the actual text of the Constitution based on the intent of its authors, etc., instead of tea, leaves, tarot cards, or shadowy “penumbra.” (Hi, Harry Blackmun.)
For a Leftista, the prospect is terrifying. Hence the frothing-at-the-mouth histrionics all across the fruited plain.
Since Roe is now front and center in the firestorm over a Trump SCOTUS nominee, now seems like a good time to revisit the following post. From March 2017. You may recall that the House failure to repeal Obamacare was big news then. But it wasn’t and isn’t the seminal issue of the day. (This post is somewhat longish. But it’s important, especially in light of the current political landscape a la the Kennedy retirement.)
So, what’s the seminal issue of the day? Read on to find out: