Mark Levin: Democrats Wanting to Pack the Supreme Court Are Following a ‘Stalinist Model’, by Tyler O’Neil, from Mark Levin on Fox & Friends.
“Twenty-nine times in American history there has been an open Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year, or in a lame-duck session before the next presidential inauguration,” McLaughlin wrote. “The president made a nomination in all twenty-nine cases. George Washington did it three times. John Adams did it. Thomas Jefferson did it. Abraham Lincoln did it. Ulysses S. Grant did it. Franklin D. Roosevelt did it. Dwight Eisenhower did it. Barack Obama, of course, did it. Twenty-two of the 44 men to hold the office faced this situation, and all twenty-two made the decision to send up a nomination, whether or not they had the votes in the Senate.”
Levin also referenced a recent poll (taken just prior to Ginsburg’s death) finding that 67 percent of Americans say a Supreme Court confirmation should proceed in 2020 should a Supreme Court vacancy emerge.
“According to the Democrats, the whole country should stop, the Supreme Court should stop, the president shouldn’t uphold the Constitution, the majority in the Senate shouldn’t uphold the Constitution, because they hope Joe Biden will be elected president, that they’ll take the Senate,” Levin noted.
“Now, what are they threatening? To pack the court. The last president to do that was Franklin Roosevelt, and you know who stopped him? The Democrat Congress,” the Fox News host recalled. He noted that the Democrats in Congress put country over party on the issue, but now it seems the Democrats aim to put party over country.
Tragically, this follows a broad pattern of Democrats aiming to change the rules of the game in order to take power and transform America.
“Today, Democrat after Democrat, starting with Biden on down, says they’re going to pack the Court [unless] the president of the United States fails to comply with the Constitution and if the Senate fails to comply with the Constitution,” Levin noted.
“This party, the Democrat party, is so far off the rails, it is appalling,” he warned. “They want to eliminate the Electoral College, that’s in the Constitution. … They want to overwhelm the state voting systems with mail-in votes that they know will create all kinds of chaos on election night. They’re telling Biden never concede, Hillary Clinton, the rest, ‘don’t concede under any circumstances.’”
“They want to end the Senate filibuster, they want to add four Democrats to the Senate from D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Democrat Party is the party of antifa, the party of Black Lives Matter,” Levin added. “You have Nancy Pelosi calling federal law enforcement ‘stormtroopers,’ you had Jim Clyburn talking about federal law enforcement as ‘Gestapo,’ they were silent for three months while lawless riots were taking place, now they’re encouraging them.”
“So now we have a mob, and the mob has a home, and it’s called the Democrat Party,” Levin warned. “What they have in sight is not even Donald Trump, it’s our Constitution.”
“This is a party that is following a Saul Alinsky, Stalinist model. I can’t put it any other way, and they are taking it into the election,” the Fox News host warned.
In the last four years the left has been using tactics that are beyond the pale in a civilized political community. It is obvious that they assume it will never be done back to them, because when they get power next they will never relinquish it.
That was back in tamer days.
Is this how the American Republic dies?
hat-tip Stephen Harper