The Democrats in the Senate just blew themselves up with a grenade meant for the Republicans on a Supreme Court confirmation hearing? Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer has finally given in to the dark forces of their base! Setting a low bar precedence is not a becoming endeavor for any true statesman and patriotic defender of the constitution. The Dems should be ashamed of themselves and therein lies the problem, shameless cowardice is their Modulus Operandi. Weak leaders who wear the badge of incompetence and shame with a gleeful pride. Sad day in America! These are the folks who can not do their rightful job! Sitting on the bench and sucking one’s thumbs or throwing a temper tantrum is something that only a kindergartener can do with childish innocence, but, we live in an adult world?
Judge Neil Gorsuch, a fine outstanding scholarly legal mind was up for a vote and all the Democrats had to do was supply 8 senators to join the Republicans on a bipartisan confirmation hearing, thus giving president Trump his first executive accomplishment. And a balance of the supreme court in the same vein. Trading a conservative associate Judge for the same type or similar Judge. And why the Dems don’t get this through their thick partisan skulls behoofs me as a real world neanderthal! Republicans hold a senate majority 52-48 against the Democrats. This was a vacancy left open due to the untimely death of Supreme Court legend Antonin Scalia. An opportunity for the Dems to show magnanimity and save this legislative battle for another day when they will truly need to push back or pretend they can challenge the Republicans agenda going forward. Honorable statesman tactics they knoweth not in politics. Alas, the nation suffers from a one-party state machinations with no counter balance and aspirational vision, we are left to political chicanery and shenanigans. Opposition for the sake of opposition is a theater worthy of well-trained Kangaroos that refuse to be tamed for the next circus!
What happens now in the near future if President Trump nominates another possibly two supreme court associate justices to fill in the vacancies that are more than likely to happen? Will the Dems enjoy sitting on the sidelines while the governing party Republicans use the nuclear option each time to avoid a filibuster to the vote? What a disservice they are doing to the national political discourse! Shredding the time-tested constitution into confetti to score cheap political points for any expediency is an injustice that the perpetrators, in this case, the Democrats should pay for dearly at the next ballot box and beyond! The American people deserve better than this bunch of shameless lip service charlatans. Do the Democrats want to join forces with the Green Party and just call themselves the New Democratic Green Party (DGP) or better yet Green Socialist Democrat Party (GSDP). That would make a whole lot of practical sense. True primary colors as they are constructed from top to bottom, with no pretenses. Only true authenticity! Buyer be aware! You know what you are buying into everytime you decide to vote for the Dems or the GSDP! And on the flip side, the Republicans can re-brand themselves as the New Democratic-Republicans! (DRP), since they can’t seem to govern when they have legitimately earned power and have been given the green light by “we the people”? Republicans own all the levers of power for effective and total governance and can execute without any help from the Democrats in all practicality. Yet the Republicans can’t even bring any bills worth writing home about on the Presidents desk and it is day 78 out of the first 100 days? We don’t need a plate full of Linguine for lunch, where is the real grass fed beef in the legislative sandwich?When are we going to have a true binary choice for the electorate? May time have mercy on all of us!