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After the Supreme Court’s latest term, a line has been drawn in the sand so clearly that even a RINO can see it without glasses.
The Obergefell decision is fairly fragile. Justice Kennedy might resign during the next president’s term, and a Republican president might appoint his replacement. But if the current balance of the court is in danger of being pushed rightward*, the Democrats will do anything to stop it. They will use the filibuster and leave the seat unoccupied, for years if necessary.
In this scenario, our best hope is that the GOP holds firm and refuses to accept another moderate like Kennedy. As long as Republicans has a majority in the Senate, they should use all available countermeasures against the filibuster, blocking bills and even holding payment of federal employees as ransom.
We need to make leftist judges at all levels toxic. Remember: we don’t need the courts the way the left does. A denuded or discredited court for us would be unfortunate, but for the left it would be an apocalypse.
Alito was the last reliably conservative justice confirmed. I am pessimistic we will ever see his like again. The GOP establishment finds a liberal court very convenient and may join with the left to stab us in the back.
* Interestingly, Ginsburg shows no interest in resigning during Obama’s presidency and she is 82. Fellow member James of England told me an interesting theory: he believes Ginsburg has a legal mind vastly superior to either Kagan’s or Sotomayor’s, and could not bear to see her seat taken by another of Obama’s hacks. Perhaps she’s counting on Hillary winning in 2016.Published in