Donald Trump is probably gonna lose come election day….
Me and a lot of people will remember him as the Real Estate guy that wasn’t supposed to be president and showed why everyday….
But it does seem like he’ll be in the history books as a guy who lost the popular vote, but got the job anyways, got impeached, beat THAT , has a lot of guys who worked for him arrested , BUT?…..
Got the US Supreme Court to make a Right Turn with THREE confirmed picks….
At the height of his popularity, President Franklin Roosevelt proposed expanding the size of the Supreme Court to 15 in order to neutralize five reactionary justices who frequently undercut the New Deal. It did not end well for him. Many historians cite the court-packing plan as the event that shattered Roosevelt’s political coalition and left him unable to pass liberal bills through Congress.
But these are very different times. In 1937, when Roosevelt proposed packing the Court, every one of the Court’s nine justices could claim that they got there fair and square. No one was on the Supreme Court because one political party invented a fake rule, applied it harshly to a president they loathed, and then immediately scrapped that rule when it was inconvenient.
Trump’s two previous Supreme Court appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, also share a dubious distinction. They are the only members of the Supreme Court in history to be nominated by a president who lost the popular vote and confirmed by a bloc of senators who represent less than half of the country. If Trump fills the Ginsburg seat, fully one-third of the Court will be controlled by judges with no democratic legitimacy….
Biden, congressional Democrats, and Democratic candidates for Congress could all pledge that they will pack the Court if Republicans confirm a Ginsburg replacement. That might be enough to convince four Republican senators to hold off on confirming a new justice.
As it stands now, even if Biden fills the seat, Republicans would still control a majority of the Supreme Court. They have a lot to lose if Democrats successfully pack the Court.
No one should feel confident in this option. It is overwhelmingly likely that Republicans will confirm a loyal Republican judge to fill Ginsburg’s seat, and that they will do so swiftly. But Democrats still have one tool left in their chest. And if they don’t use it, well, Trumpism is likely to dominate the Supreme Court for decades or more….
Joe Biden will his fight against the Trump/Republican Supreme Court pick and confirmation about the repeal of Obamacare America’s healthcare program which a majority of Americans support while the country is dealing with joblessness, the virus and the upcoming flu season……
…Mr. Biden’s campaign is sticking to what it believes is a winning strategy. Campaign aides said Saturday they would seek to link the court vacancy to the health emergency gripping the country and the future of health care in America.
While confirmation fights have long centered on hot-button cultural divides such as guns and especially abortion, the Biden campaign, at least at the start, plans to chiefly focus on protecting the Affordable Care Act and its popular guarantee of coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Arguments in a seminal case that could determine the future of the health care law are set for a week after Election Day, with the administration supporting a Republican effort to overturn it. Mr. Biden will accuse the president, as he already has, of trying to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions during a pandemic, aides said, with the stakes heightened by a Supreme Court now short one of the liberal justices who had previously voted to keep the law in place….
For Democrats, the focus on health care — overlaid by the pandemic — is a rerun of the successful playbook that helped power the party’s takeover of the House of Representatives in 2018 and a fidelity to Mr. Biden’s steadfast promise to defend Obamacare, a pledge that helped him navigate through the 2020 primary….