Thanks to ruthless discipline — and a far right plan long in the making — the Republicans are carrying out a sweeping transformation of the federal judiciary that borders on a coup. Kavanaugh is only the iceberg’s tip.
The Trump-appointed massive new far right federal judiciary will be with us long after Trump’s gone. Democrats, people of color, liberals and women must discredit, attack, undermine and destroy this slow-motion well-planned GOP coup against our democracy.
The Federalist Society has effectively managed to change how Washington operates, by shifting power away from the executive and legislative branches and toward their far right courts that Trump is stacking. Trump is their pet goon enforcer of a plan he doesn’t even understand, hatched by the likes of Newt Gingrich almost 50 years ago.
It is a plan to keep America white, right, evangelical Christian and male-led. Obama’s biggest mistake: When Republican senators dragged out their consultations with the Obama administration on judicial nominees, the Obama White House did not press them. Obama just didn’t get it.
Even before Trump was sworn in as president, Don McGahn, Leonard Leo and other members of Trump’s Federalist Society/far right evangelical and Roman Catholic transition team began vetting potential judicial candidates to fill all the empty seats on the bench. They were empty because the Republicans had undermined Obama successfully. On top of that Trump has created even more positions to stack the judicial branch.
Trump has served the Federalist Society conspirators and their evangelical shills to the letter. A far right judicial coup is well underway that will serve no one but the NRA, cops who enjoy shooting black people, the privatized prison industry, white evangelicals and billionaires. The rest of us are out in the cold.
It is time to focus the rage of the American people on Trump’s remade far right anti-democracy Federal Judiciary. We are not powerless. For instance, just as creative citizens, artists and writers used TV, comedy and art to validate gay people as OK in the 1980s and 90s, now the enlightened creative community must come together to do whatever it takes to DE-legitimize the Trump-stacked GOP-dominated Federal Judiciary.
Trump-appointed judges are now the #1 GOP-enabled white supremacist, racist, misogynistic enemies of the American people. They serve the rich first.
The Supreme Court has always needed a buy-in from the political branches (thus the American People) to enforce its rulings. The Democratic Party needs to declare that now that there’s been a far-right Trump-led coup against the Court it is illegitimate. Democrats must henceforth no longer regard its decisions as binding.
The Court is now the property of far right shills for billionaires and evangelicals bent on creating a theocracy and carte-blanche for big money. Simply put: they are no longer a legitimate branch of the US government.
When someday soon Democrats pass Medicare for all, and the Supreme Court strikes it down, with Kavanaugh casting the decisive fifth vote, it will be time to disobey the far right Trump-Court. Make no mistake, a Constitutional crisis looms and the We the People will ultimately win. But getting Democrats and the American People to the point of massive resistance to the far right theocracy-enforcing Kavanaugh Court will require a big psychological shift, since the left has long viewed the Supreme Court as a saving grace. It isn’t. The Court is your enemy. Deal with it.
Liberal defiance will transform the Supreme Court’s legitimacy crisis into a full-blown constitutional crisis. Then the Court will be humbled with term limits, and impeachments before we’re done rolling back the far right theocratic Federalist Society Trump-enabled coup now underway.
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