Skip to comments.Everybody Send a Thank-you Card to Mitch McConnell
Posted on 06/27/2018 2:24:11 PM PDT by EyesOfTX
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You could tell Anthony Kennedy was about to retire, because he suddenly started voting consistently the right way on decision after decision after decision over the past month. Indeed, the last 17 5-4 decisions handed down by this Supreme Court all went the way of the Constitution because Kennedy, that perennial disappointment to conservatives everywhere, voted along with the strict constructionist wing of the court.
All this new-found consistency for the first time in his 31 years on the court led me to comment to a friend the other day that Kennedy was definitely about to retire because he wasnt issuing his usual random horrible liberal decisions in order to keep his name on the list of invitees to all the best dinner parties in Washington, DC.
Regardless, todays announcement came as welcome news, meaning as it does that President Donald J. Trump will be able to appoint a true conservative successor who will allow the Supreme Court to continue to serve as a consistent block on the worst excesses of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for a few more years. While I have nothing but the highest regard for the great Clarence Thomas, I find myself hoping he will make a similar announcement soon so that we dont have to worry about his passing away at a dangerous moment as Antonin Scalia did in 2016.
Speaking of 2016, lets all consider where our country would be today were it not for the steadfast refusal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to consider confirmation of Obama nominee Merrick Garland, who would have cemented a liberal majority on the Court. Every one of those 17 5-4 decisions handed down by this session of the court, and many more would have gone the other way.
The free exercise of religion and speech would today be all but gone as a result. Labor unions would now enjoy an unfettered right to tax non-union employees. The presidential power to temporarily ban immigration from certain countries to protect American citizens would be a thing of the past. So many of the freedoms we have taken for granted all of our lives would be in real jeopardy from a power-mad, hard-left supreme court.
Mitch McConnell, for all of his shortcomings and all the many, many times he has disappointed us over the years, made sure none of those things happened to our society. He did it in the face of extreme pressure from some of his squishy GOP colleagues (you all know who Im talking about), and a withering assault on his personal character from the Democrat goon squad in our fake news media.
The easy thing for McConnell to do in that situation would have been to throw up his hands, say thems the rules even though they arent, and preserve his own permanent invitation to all the best dinner parties by allowing the Court and the nation to become captive of the radical left. But McConnell did the hard thing, and for that he deserves everyones undying gratitude.
Thanks, Mr. Majority Leader, and God bless you.
That is all.
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Mitch McConnell deserves a boot in the ass.
He was part of the corruptocracy for 30 years that spent us $21 Trillion into debt.
He may have done one or two things right, but otherwise he’s been worthless.
This one shining act outweighs everything else. He might be a turtle, but he’s our turtle.
Mitch did what he did because Trump warned him not to be stupid and it was not a hard move at all.
ummm no. It’s like sending a thank you card to lucifer.
When he starts defending his wife instead of the other way around, I might consider it.
I’ll tip my hat in his direction. I’m happy to see people get on the Trump train and enjoy the feeling of winning.
So, if a guy breaks into my home, beats and shoots me half to death, them robs me, but......on the way out he calls for an ambulance for me, I should thank him? That’s rich.
Yes and no.
What he did was nothing out of the ordinary and obvious.
I AGREE !!!!!
We may not like the slow-walking in the Senate, but McConnell has a heard of animals he’s trying to control.
What counts is GORSUCH and now the fact that he plans to have a vote on the next Justice RIGHT BEFORE the November election - in other words, he’s giving the Red-State Democrats a choice - vote for Trump’s pick, or YOU WILL LOSE your re-election.
Face it, McConnell is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
When Kennedy’s replacement is in place, I’ll give Mitchan atta boy
McConnell will find some way to mess this up.
Im cynical enough to believe he was holding the nomination for Hillary so she could make the pick instead of Obama. I even picture her making a nice phone call to that effect.
I’ll pass, Dave.
I’ll pass, Dave.
McDonnelll should be in federal prison with the other 534 looters.
The founders didn’t intend for Americans to be debt slaves
As imperfect as McConnell is he must be given credit for that excellent stance.
I’m a lifelong resident of Massachusetts.Nobody on earth has more reason to be cynical than the few decent,respectable people who can make that claim.And despite that I must disagree with you on that.He made the replacement a campaign issue..which clearly would have helped the GOP nominee (whoever it may have been) enormously!
Well, maybe its best to just give credit. I was at one of my lowest the night Scalia died. I really thought the country had died, too.
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