It being Tuesday, the good Light Colonel has published his regular column over at Every Joe:
Now, you have a choice here. You either follow the link right now, or you can wait a few hours and follow the link that Jeffersonian is sure to post, as is his wont.
The Krat posted an excerpt from Jean Raspail’s The Camp of the Saints. It’s around, but you would need to search for it, but as a Public Service, I’ll post it here:
The one bone I have to pick with LTC Kratman is this:
…governorships. And that, o, most blessedly, is why we, not the left, are going to set the immediate tone for the Supreme Court and quite possibly create a supermajority within it that will last generations.
Ah yes, the supermajority. Like the one Karl Rove gloated about in around 2001. Like the one the Dems gloated about in 2009. You can see where I’m going with this, right? Take a moment and recall the colloquial definitions of our major political parties: the Democrats are the Evil Party and the Republicans are the Stupid Party. Do any of you reading this doubt for longer than a microsecond the ability of the GOP to totally and completely f*** this up?
The problem here is that we have to rely on that group of narcissists and sociopaths better known as politicians. It’s not as though we have to worry that some/many of them will be dipping their wicks where they shouldn’t or taking money under the table because they’re doing that as I type. And yes, the Democrats are doing the same, but they have a currently unassailable asset: they own the media. And just as they had to be dragged kicking and screaming to even admit the existence of Fast and Furious, to admit that our Dear Leader Obama was using armed drones as if they were free, to even concede that the Wicked Witch of Chappaqua might have a health issue or two, the media will go out of their way to ignore any and all misdeeds by their allies in the Democrat Party. The GOP has no such advantage.
And the GOP, stupid to the very end, will hand them all the scandal they can shriek about and on a silver platter no less.
Keep in mind that the revolution in the Republican ranks, beginning with the Tea Party in 2009 and continuing with the rise of the alt-right today, is by no means complete and has no guaranteed success. We will need to worry about the Republicans snatching defeat from the jaws of victory until the day that their heads are mounted on pikes along the Mall in DC.
Still, enjoy the day. Enjoy the month. Enjoy the year. It will be difficult (but by no means impossible) for the Repubs to screw this up by 2018. Or, perhaps by 2020.
2024? All bets are off, and we need to proceed in the certainty that the Dems will find some issue to lie and misrepresent by then. And don’t forget their ability to pull another Obama out of the weeds. Remember him? Who amongst you had even heard of him before 2005?
There’s no such thing as a supermajority that will last more than two years, and we had all better operate under that reality.
PS: I know that LTC Kratman was specifically referring to SCOTUS in his quote. But where do Supreme Court justices come from? First from the Executive (the nomination) and then the Senate (the confirmation). And do remember that Dirty Harry’s rule change removing the requirement for 60 votes for a confirmation doesn’t apply to a Supreme Court confirmation. About the only “easy” appointment to the High Court will be that of Ted Cruz (assuming that’s not rumor/wishful thinking): Sen. Cruz, according to reports, is well-hated in the Senate, and a number of Democrats might be convinced to vote for his confirmation just to be rid of him. That’s only one slot, the one needed to replace Fat Tony Scalia. The very best of them, Clarence Thomas, has reportedly made noises about retiring while he’s still young enough to enjoy that retirement. Beyond the extremely difficult (if not impossible) task of finding another jurist of his caliber, you may be assured that the Democrats will stop at nothing to prevent that confirmation.