Democrats drag out Michael Moore to expand SCOTUS
If you think that the Democrats have abandoned – or at least forgotten – their plan to expand the Supreme Court, you are wrong.
Democrats are proposing four new justices appointed at the same time by the same Democrat President … Biden. They are fundraising on the promise to expand the United States Supreme Court. No proposed change in the Court has been so audacious – and so politically motivated – since Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt tried to do the same thing in the 1930s.
When they cannot win according to the rules, those on the left like to change the rules. They operate under the assumption that they must always win.
In promoting packing the Court, Democrats have resurrected their crankiest radical leftwinger as their salesman – propaganda movie producer Michael Moore. (Hmm?? Are you still a movie producer if you are no longer producing any movies? Just asking.)
Moore accuses Republican presidents of appointing justices who make decisions with which the American public does not agree. It does not matter that every justice on the Supreme Court has been both nominated by the duly elected President of the United States and confirmed by senators elected by the people.
In the past, it took two-thirds of the Senate to approve justice. But true to form, many of the Democrats more radical nominations could not achieve confirmation. So, Democrats did what they do. They changed the rules to a simple majority for all federal judges, except the Supreme Court. Having broken precedent, Republican Mitch McConnell extended the simple majority rule to cover Supreme Court justices.
The result of all that was the emergence of a conservative majority on the high Court for the first time since President Hoover. That’s right. The left has controlled the Supreme Court for almost 100 years. And the only time they squealed about the philosophic bent of the Court was when those on the left supported FDR’s attempt to add more progressive justices.
For all the years since Roosevelt’s failed attempt, there was no serious discussion about expanding the Court – not even by the underrepresented conservatives. No sooner did the Court attain a conservative majority than did those on the left started screaming to expand the court.
They had their chance to add justices in the two years that Biden and Democrats controlled both houses. But the idea was not well received even by some Democrats – as was the case with FDR’s scheme. The only difference was that Roosevelt tried and failed. Biden – seeing the writing on the wall – dropped the idea. Or so we thought.
It appears, however, that the idea is not dead. If you send money to the National Democratic Training Committee, they promise to fight to have the court expanded – and they have Moore as their fundraising poster child. The fundraising email calls for the passage of the Liberty Act, that would give Biden the opportunity to nominate four additional justices.
In an example of monumental irony and hypocrisy in the fundraising email claim, they say that “Republicans will do ANYTHING to ensure they OWN the Supreme Court.” Methinks that the sentence would be more accurate if the first word was “Democrats.”
The Democrats make no effort to conceal their motivation behind flowery language like “for the good of the people” or “to make the Court more efficient.” No. No. No. Their fundraiser says, “Expanding the Supreme Court would be a HUGE win for Democrats.”
They admit that they are not looking to appoint the best and the brightest, but rather justices predisposed to their leftwing agenda. The fundraising email assures recipients (Boldface added), “If Democrats pass the Judiciary Act, President Biden can appoint 4 NEW liberal Supreme Court justices.”
According to the solicitation, “… Michael Moore just declared an UNDENIABLE call to action!” The action they claim the propose is the passage of the Liberty Act. But the only action they call for in the email is … a donation. Not even a request to contact members of Congress. Perhaps that is because they know the so-called Liberty Act is dead … dead … dead in Congress. They are not only beating a dead horse, but they are also trying to sell it. That is fraudulent. And using the name and image of Michael Moore to sell it is … well … laughable.
So, there ‘tis.