|Oh goody, goddy! I get to pick another judge! Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is expected to retire. Donald Trump quickly got Neil Gorsuch appointed quickly.|
Donald J. Trump may get a legitimate pick to the Supreme Court. There's rumors that Anthony Kennedy, the conservative justice who often breaks ties with the 4-4 is about to retire.
The announcement of retirement is picking up steam. The Court could swing decision in the wrong direction if Trump picks another "stone age" justice.
Kennedy, the third appointed Supreme Court justice under Ronald Reagan served the court since 1988, during an election year. Barack Obama was pissed he didn't get his third justice on the court.
Barack Obama was denied a third justice when Republicans obstructed the nomination of Merrick Garland.
Trump came in and quickly picked Neil Gorsuch to replace the spot vacated by Antonin Scalia, the justice who died in 2016.
In 2016, an election year, Mitch McConnell said the decision to pick a justice should wait until a new president comes in.
They were expected to hold off picks if Hillary Clinton had won the election. Now that Trump won, they're willing to give him anything he wants.
The Senate now made the picks for the Supreme Court a simple majority. Gorsuch managed to get through 54 votes with 52 Republicans in favor along with Democrats Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin aiding his way through.
The Court is ran by John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was then a replacement for Sandra Day O'Conner but was quickly bumped when William Rehnquist died in 2005.
John Roberts was appointed by George W. Bush in 2005. Chief Justice.
Sonia Sotomayor was appointed by Barack Obama in 2009.
Samuel Alito was appointed by George W. Bush in 2006.
Ruth Bider Ginsburg was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993.
Steven Breyer was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1995.
Clarence Thomas was appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1991.
Anthony Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1998.
Elena Kagan was appointed by Barack Obama in 2010.
Neil Gorsuch was appointed by Donald Trump in 2017.
Trump is by far the most polarizing leader in the world. He has caused such impact that affects everyone's lives. He's deeply unpopular. However, Trump has 75% of chance of winning reelection in 2020.
Democrats are pretty much fucked. They are deeply unpopular as well. The Democrats have to purge themselves of leaders like Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Steny Hoyer. They need firebrands who speak like Trump, act like Ted Cruz, and stall like Rand Paul. The Democrats need to start fighting dirty. Do what the Republicans do!
The Republicans can get what they want now that the "nuclear option" is active now. Republicans obstructed Obama throughout his eight years. It proved successful.
Democrats are obstructing Trump and it's backfiring.
They're weak and feckless. They have no plan and no real agenda.
Now they'll lose the Court forever. Republicans can now appoint "stone age" judges to the Court.