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Wed Jan 12, 2022, 10:47 AM

Republican Judges Are Out Of Control

Until Trump showed Republicans that fascism was a viable path, the plan was always to rule by judicial fiat.

https://thebanter.substack.com/p/republican-judges-are-out-of-control



Mitch McConnell could see the writing on the wall. The Republican Party was doomed. After decades of openly pursuing the Southern Strategy of racial resentment and culture war rage, the white and old Republican base was shrinking rapidly. The glory days of Reagan were long gone and there was little chance of another 9/11 giving Republicans free rein to rule unopposed. At this rate, everything McConnell had worked on, all the power Republicans had stolen, would start to unravel within what was left of his lifetime. He would go to his grave knowing that the future would not be in the hands of the rich and unaccountable.

This was America. It did not belong to the little people. It belonged to the powerful. It belonged to Republicans. McConnell had a plan. The only way to lock in the power the GOP had stolen over the previous decades was to turn the judiciary into a weapon. No more qualified judges making center-right, but legally justifiable, rulings. It was time to rule America from the bench for the next 30-40 years. The “judicial activism” Republicans once decried would become their mantra. Democracy was for suckers. Judicial tyranny was the future.

Gods on the bench

A decade later, the results of McConnell’s plan are bearing fruit. Republicans blocked Obama’s judicial appointments for two years, an unheard of abuse of the Senate’s power. This abuse culminated with the theft of a seat on the Supreme Court. Under Trump, a Republican Senate confirmed hundreds of judges, many of them young and a number of them unqualified for their lifetime appointments. Of course, the only qualification they needed was their adherence to Republican ideology and a willingness to reject the rule of law to pursue it.

That’s exactly what we’re seeing now. Judicial activism on a level unthinkable just ten years ago. One example is a single Republican judge granting himself the power to determine America’s border policy. He also assumed the authority to dictate how America conducts foreign policy with Mexico in the process. The Republican extremists on the Supreme Court backed up this massive shift of power from the Executive Branch to the Judicial.

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Wed Jan 12, 2022, 10:48 AM

1. K & R

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Wed Jan 12, 2022, 11:10 AM

2. The cake is already baked, put a fork in it. It's over, when can the press admit it?

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Wed Jan 12, 2022, 11:20 AM

3. Countered by President Biden who has appointed more judges by this time in his presidency than tfg

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Wed Jan 12, 2022, 09:44 PM

4. K&R for visibility.

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