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Monday, July 9, 2018
Times Editorial Board: Let’s Have a Gang War!
article appeared in Powerline on July 7th
By John Hinderaker
Remember the good old
days when the Left pretended to worry about “eliminationist rhetoric”? Now,
they don’t even pretend to worry about a Bernie Sanders volunteer trying to
murder Republican Congressmen.
York Times editorial on the judiciary illustrates how far around the bend
the Democratic Party has gone:
With Republicans controlling the Senate and the judicial filibuster
dead, the Democrats’ odds of denying President Trump a second Supreme Court
appointment are slim. Barring some unforeseen development, the president will
lock in a 5-to-4 conservative majority, shifting the court solidly to the right
for a generation.
The guy owns a horse, right?
This is all the more reason for Democrats and progressives to take a
page from “The Godfather” and go to the mattresses on this issue.
“Going to the
mattresses” means starting a gang war. Despite the editorialists’ reference to
The Godfather, one assumes they mean the phrase as a metaphor. But a metaphor
for what? Given the current frequency of violence and threats of violence
against Republicans, it would be reassuring if the Times would make it clear
that the paper isn’t actually calling for Republicans to be murdered.
[T]his is the moment for Democrats to drive home to voters the crucial
role that the judiciary plays in shaping this nation, and why the courts should
be a key voting concern in Every. Single. Election.
As hyperpartisanship, gridlock and a general abdication of
responsibility have rendered Congress increasingly dysfunctional, the judiciary
is taking an ever-greater hand in policy areas ranging from immigration to guns
to ballot access to worker rights.
The Times really
doesn’t seem to understand that the federal judiciary is not supposed to play a
“crucial role in shaping this nation,” or to “tak[e] an ever-greater hand in
policy areas….” That is the Democrats’ vision of the role of the judiciary, but
not the Republicans’, or the Constitution’s.
[E]ven if Senate Democrats pull out all the stops, the political
reality is that Republicans have been far more effective than Democrats at
galvanizing their base around the judiciary.
Well, yeah. That is
because conservative justices just decide cases, while liberal justices seek to
play a “crucial role in shaping this nation” by “taking an ever-greater hand in
policy areas,” always by tilting to the left. No wonder Republican voters are
more up in arms about the judiciary than Democrats!
The New York Times
has become a fount of intemperate rhetoric. Do you remember any conservative
newspaper talking about Barack Obama this way? True, there are hardly any
conservative newspapers, but still:
Even conservatives turned off by Mr. Trump’s sexual creepiness could be
rallied around the prospect of claiming that [Scalia’s] seat.
Long after Mr. Trump is nothing but a toxic memory, the federal
judiciary — from the Supreme Court on down — will bear the smear of his
Perhaps the politest
thing we can say about the New York Times editorialists is that they talk like
people who have lost the argument.