The opening lines sound an alarm to her fellow leftists. “In less than three years as president, President Trump has done nearly as much to shape the Courts as President Obama did in eight years.”
While our readers reading that line would want to raise a glass or pop a cork, the Dems see it as a prophecy of a dark dystopian future.
Trump hasn’t simply given lots of lifetime appointments to lots of lawyers. He’s filled the bench with some of the smartest, and some of the most ideologically reliable, men and women to be found in the conservative movement. Long after Trump leaves office, these judges will shape American law — pushing it further and further to the right even if the voters soundly reject Trumpism in 2020.
Let’s start with some raw numbers. Both Obama and Trump appointed two justices to the Supreme Court but Trump’s impact on the highest Court far exceeds Obama’s, because Trump replaced the relatively moderate conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy with the hardline conservative Brett Kavanaugh (that was after appointing conservative Neil Gorsuch to fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat). Obama’s appointees — Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — largely maintained the balance of power on a conservative Court, while Trump has shoved that Court even further to the right.
No, dear. Anyone NOT to the left of Lenin would easily recognize it wasn’t a ‘conservative’ court that passed Obamacare and Obergefell. But let’s continue.
On the courts of appeal, the final word in the overwhelming majority of federal cases, more than one-quarter of active judges are Trump appointees. In less than three years, Trump has named a total of 48 judges to these courts — compared to the 55 Obama appointed during his entire presidency.
At this point in the Obama presidency, Obama had appointed only 24 court of appeals judges, meaning that Trump is appointing appellate judges twice as fast as Obama.
So, what you’re saying is that despite record obstruction in the name of ‘resistance’ Trump and his Senate are getting the job done? Good to know.
Here’s some actual footage of the left’s reaction to these numbers:
But deep into the article is one quote that is absolute gold. It must absolutely kill her to write this:
In other words, based solely on objective legal credentials, the average Trump appointee has a far more impressive résumé than any past president’s nominees.
And that’s what scared her. He’s picked good, highly talented people, young enough that they’ll make a difference for a long time to come, and there are a lot of them.
Even in a hypothetical scenario where Dems were to take Congress, Senate and Presidency, the Vox writer is concerned that the courts would ‘sabotage’ the fictional new president’s agenda.
Of course, what she doesn’t acknowledge is that a group of hyper-qualified candidates really should NOT be the nightmare scenario she would most fear.
Or if it is, then what she really fears is that people who will uphold the Constitution might ‘sabotage’ any of the Socialist-left’s attempts to subvert the Constitution with their wild ‘transformative’ promises.
And if THAT is what Trump’s appointees stand in the way of, that’s one more reason to celebrate four more years.