WASHINGTON, D.C. – After complaining that President Donald Trump’s record-breaking success in getting judges confirmed is somehow court-packing, the Democrats are now floating an actual court-packing countermeasure to even the odds, if they win out in 2020 elections.
While national media has been making a lot of noise about lots of manufactured scandals during Donald Trump’s presidency, the Trump administration has been hard at work fulfilling campaign promises. That includes appointing good judges and getting them confirmed. The battle over the judiciary is no secret, with Democrats all too familiar with cultivating an activist judiciary to further their agenda. Trump’s judicial appointment bounty threatens to undo all that, and it drives them crazy.
As a result Democrats nationally are promoting the very thing they fear mongered about Trump doing not that long ago – adding seats to the U.S. Supreme Court to pack it with liberals. And the North Carolina Left is cheering them on.
From NC Policy Watch:
“In case you missed it, New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie made a compelling argument this week that, in light of the Trump administration’s aggressive right-wing court packing of recent years, Democrats should consider expanding the Supreme Court if they somehow sweep the presidency and Congress in next year’s election.
As Bouie points out, even if the Democrats do win such a sweep, it’s entirely likely that a coterie of right-wing judges made possible by years of hardball minority government could well stymie the policy agenda that voters will have endorsed. This, Bouie says, would represent a miscarriage of justice to which Democrats should respond with their own brand of hardball by expanding the Supreme Court: […]”
The columnists contends a sweep would mean the remaining conservative Trump influence on the judiciary would be a “miscarriage of justice” to be corrected by packing the Supreme Court.
North Carolina is certainly familiar with Democrats’ ‘Sue til Blue’ strategy of using the courts (and sympathetic judges) to advance their political agenda despite losing elections. This, though, takes the sore loser mentality to a whole new level, just changing the rules to the game when it doesn’t go their way.
If Democrats are daydreaming about court-packing now, God help us if they were to sweep elections. The descent into a socialist “Utopia” might happen faster than you think.
Read more of the Left’s court-packing daydream here.