Democrats Created the Immediate Need to Fill RBG’s Seat

Joe Ravi [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK — One key factor makes it imperative to fill the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat immediately. And Democrats can thank themselves for this.

To understand why, imagine this analogy:

World Series Game Six just ended. The Yankees and Red Sox are tied, three wins each.

With shockingly little respect for baseball’s institutions, the liberal-minded Red Sox unilaterally change Game Seven’s rules.

The more conservative, traditionalist Yankees complain loudly, but in vain. They must play the deciding game the Red Sox’s way:

Any Red Sox batter may try to steal first base. If he succeeds, he earns a base hit, and may advance from there.

It takes four strikes, not three, to retire Red Sox.

Red Sox runners who reach third base may stroll home, unchallenged.

No winner will be declared until at least two weeks after Game Seven, especially if the Yankees are ahead. 

Meanwhile, the Red Sox may review Game Seven videos and request score-boosting rule interpretations.

Fearing chaos, the Yankees insist that — at a minimum — every umpire’s post be manned until a final decision.

Like the Red Sox in this thought experiment, Democrat governors and Left-wing judges have invented their own self-serving, Game-Seven rules changes:

They are proliferating mass mail-in ballots with few safety precautions.

Witness-signature requirements have been diluted or dropped.

They are proliferating mass mail-in ballots with few safety precautions.

Witness-signature requirements have been diluted or dropped.

Signature-verification standards have been weakened.

Postmark requirements have been diminished or dumped.

Ballots can arrive and be counted six days after Election Day in Wisconsin, nine in North Carolina, and 14 in Michigan

North Carolina began delivering absentee ballots on September 4 — 25 days before the first presidential debate and 60 days before November 3. During the two months preceding Election Day, stored ballots could be abused, shredded, or snatched. Absent malice, they could be damaged or destroyed in floods, fires, or hurricanes — as were criminal records and pre-trial evidence, when Katrina flooded law-enforcement facilities in New Orleans.

Humiliated Democrat presidential wannabe Michael Bloomberg is raising funds to pay the fines of and restore voting rights to 32,000 ex-felons in Florida. The multi-billionaire’s money-for-votes scheme seemingly violates state and federal law.

-Partisan-activist ballot harvesters in California, Nevada, North Carolina, and other states will grab votes by the armful. Will they faithfully submit them or remove those marked “the wrong way?” Only God knows. Federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced Thursday that they are probing nine mail-in ballots discarded and recovered, seven of them favoring President Trump. Signature-verification standards have been weakened.

Conniving Democrats turned the China virus into an excuse to drown voters in some 80 million mass-mail-in ballots fire-hosed to everyone on often-dated rolls. Unrequested live ballots are landing in the mailboxes of the apathetic, the relocated, and the deceased. These orphan ballots can be adopted by cheaters, submitted, and counted — with little worry of prosecution.

Even assuming universal honesty, the U.S. Postal Service could let 3.2 million of these mail-in ballots disappear and still meet its 96-percent delivery standard for political and electoral mail. If so, enough voters to populate Utah would be disenfranchised, and candidates — from presidential nominees to aspiring aldermen — could be swindled in four time zones.

Unfortunately, this Democrat-created election calamity could reach the Supreme Court. SCOTUS might need to settle a Pennsylvania recount, weigh the votes of Florida’s ex-felons, or evaluate ballots that materialized a fortnight after November 3.

A 5-4 ruling would decide these questions and, possibly, determine the next president. But what if the eight living justices deadlocked, 4-4? A coast-to-coast question mark would haunt this land.

The American people rightfully would blame such a catastrophe on diabolical Democrats. Again: Republicans engineered none of this.

So, the very least that Democrats can do is stand down, accept precedent (among 19 jurists nominated during presidential election years, when one party controlled the White House and the Senate, 17 — 89.5 percent — were confirmed), and let Republicans fill Ginsburg’s seat.

May America enjoy a full crew of umpires for the Democrat-concocted cataclysm that likely follows.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Bucknell University’s Michael Malarkey contributed research to this opinion piece. 


Deroy Murdock

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


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Helga
Helga
27 days ago

Well thought out article that gives us a lot to think about!! Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does!! Trump/Pence! Thank God for these two Servants who have taken on the Evil Forces!

Chuck
Chuck
27 days ago
Reply to  Helga

Well said!

DawnieR
DawnieR
27 days ago

There is NOT one reason on this planet that POTUS Trump should not NOM (& fill) the seat that he is REQUIRED TO DO as the JOB of POTUS!!! So, STOP CRYING like little 2 year olds, you PSYCHO LEFTISTS!!

(Public Service Announcement: Sociopaths and Psychopaths are NOT HUMAN!! Treat them accordingly!)

cactusbob
cactusbob
27 days ago

Deroy Murdock’ article is even better than his verbal opinions on Fox News, which are outstanding. He has it down pat! For a former Democrat, he has his head on straight. He must have been suffering anguish until he finally “walked away,” and that he really did in style.

The Senate must have rules that can be enforced by McConnell to avoid the personal attacks and untrue accusations that made a circus out of the Kavanaugh hearings. Mitch should lay down the law on such behavior, on penalty of relying on a thorough written biography of Amy Barrett’s accomplishments (before the hearing would be most effective) and being determined to halt the inquisition if there are any continuing violations. Questioning by the Senators is redundant, since they have recently scoured her and the only goal they could now have would be to punish her for being outstanding. They fear anyone who is outstanding and not a Democrat, especially if they are referred by Trump.

They could easily go right to a vote by the committee, and do the same thing when the entire senate interrogates her. The Democrats in Congress must look forward to their last chance to punish her before she is able to make the SCOTUS quit making unconstitutional rulings. And Mitch could start by printing signs with the wording in the Constitution regarding no tests about religion, so they could be handed out to violators, Bill Engvall style.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
27 days ago

Enough of this Democratic BS all they due is try to get everything their way Schumer/Pelosi need to quit with this immediately and get on doing their jobs of supporting this Nation.

Larry Wayne Larson
Larry Wayne Larson
26 days ago

The spankees and Red Sox would never face each other in the World Series, dumbass, they are both in the same division in the American league. Know what you’re talking about before you try and make sports analogies.

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