Democrats Stepping into the Abortion Bear Trap on Court Packing

About a week ago I saw a piece at the NYT that argued that Democrats would be better off if Roe v Wade was repealed and sent back to the states on the grounds that it would take the issue off the table and allow religious people who might like Democrat social programs but for some reason draw a line in the sand over murdering kids, a reason to return to the party.

I found the argument interesting in the sense that the reason why I left the Democrat Party in the 90’s was I concluded that as a practicing Catholic I just plan wasn’t welcome anymore.

That issue, becoming the sacred cow for the party combined with the move of the Democrats to a secular party makes a tough generational fight against a party that welcomes those who choose to “be fruitful and multiply” but amazingly the Democrats are on the verge of repeating this mistake with a totally different set of voters on a totally different issue. Court Packing.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have already balked on giving their position on the issue (I helpfully outlined it for them earlier this week) and it seems they are not the only candidates ducking and weaving with the subject comes around.

Other Democrats, in safe seats in deep blue states have been less circumspect:

Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts recently urged Democrats to support court-packing if Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moves to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

“Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Markey tweeted. “No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”

Congressman Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts issued a similar statement in support of court packing. “If [McConnell] holds a vote in 2020, we pack the court in 2021. It’s that simple,” he tweeted on September 19. Grassroots progressive groups like the Justice Democrats have also supported the idea.

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday told NBC, “We should leave all options on the table, including the number of justices that are on the Supreme Court.” Her remarks have also been echoed by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Their public embrace of this position completely changes the game and cements the trap.

This means that in every house race and in every senate race this year the whole “packing the court” issue can be raised over and over again and Democrats will have the fun choice of bucking their angry Marxist base or keeping their mouth shut

I’m suggested that Trump can checkmate the Democrats by introducing a Constitutional Amendment to fix the Supreme Court at nine seats. While it will come in handy this time around it has The democrats rejection of such an amendment can cement the issue for those worried about the destruction of the court system for decades.

It will be abortion all over with a whole different set of voters.

If Conservatives are smart they will force the Democrats into this dilemma and if they play it right, they’ll have an issue that will make coin GOP majorities long after Donald Trump is out of office.

If Democrats are smart they’ll help that constitutional amendment I suggested pass congress and while feigning opposition guide it though ratification to take the issue off the table as soon as possible, because if they don’t this trap will close on the and hold their party tight.

9th surprise, Adam Who? CNN as Tragedy, CNN as Comedy and two SB stats Under the Fedora

If you want to know why the left is so afraid of Donald Trump this headline says it all:

9th Circuit Dismisses Climate Change Lawsuit Brought By Kids

The idea that a federal court would dismiss a frivolous lawsuit is in general not all that odd a thing, but that the 9th circuit, the historical court of liberal insanity is doing so is a sign of the difference Donald Trump is making.


This was the fun story of the week.

Let’s point out that Congressman Schiff was on TV constantly, the media was pushing him constantly, newspapers were mentioning him constantly and three contestants on Jeopardy, the folks who know everything about everything had no idea who the hell he was, even with a picture. included.

That’s how little impeachment means to the public.


Speaking of things nobody cares about the media outrage over Senator McSally putting media hack Manu Raju in his place is really funny:

Given the abysmal ratings of CNN these days, the complete disintest by the country in impeachment and the low opinion the press is currently held while their anger is in fact a “tale told by an idiot” or rather idiots and does “signify nothing” I don’t think it their whining rises to the level of being “full of sound and fury” although it is full of something.


I’m really enjoying all of the outrage by the Bernie Sanders fans and others over CNN as being biased:

The big loser of the night was the network that hosted the event. CNN was so consistently aligned against Bernie Sanders that it compromised its claim to journalistic neutrality.

That’s from that well known right wing bastion the Nation in fact some Bernie sites are taking direct action:

A Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) subreddit has banned all content from CNN over the network’s coverage of the presidential candidate.

A moderator with the r/SandersForPresident subreddit, which has more than 373,000 members, announced the decision on Wednesday following the presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa.

The post argues that CNN, which hosted Tuesday evening’s debate, has “abandoned their journalistic integrity” in an effort to derail Sanders’ campaign.

The level of outrage is really amusing as much worse than all of this is the kind of treatment that any conservative who isn’t willing to attack conservatives is subjected to daily.

Of course the Sanders crew has never been outraged over this kind of behavior as long as it’s directed at conservatives, but the idea that they might be the target, is beyond the pale.

cue the Troll in chief

Point and laugh time.


Finally it’s the Chiefs vs the 49ers in the Superbowl in two weeks. Basically an unstoppable offense vs an impenetrable defense but there are two stats that I find amusing going into this game

Stat 1: Going into the playoffs there were four QB’s in the playoffs that are locks for the hall of fame. Brees, Brady, Rogers and Wilson. Only Rogers made it to the final four and none of them made it to the big game suggesting this will be the passing of the torch.

Stat 2: If San Francisco wins this will be Jimmy G’s 3rd Superbowl ring as he won two with the Pats, one as a backup all season and the other starting a pair of games without losing one (he gone by the time they lost to the Eagles) that will put him at a full half Brady and he’s just getting started.