I am enjoying my schradenfreude and I feel fine as my pleasure is due to millions of people keeping affordable health care as weasel faces the call out to be punched were judiciously judicially punched today. I am also enjoying the wingnut explosion as they see their expectations of complete subservience to the Party dashed.
From the American Clarion:
I just sent this letter to my federal representatives: Senator John Thune, Senator Mike Rounds, and Rep. Kristi Noem. I called for the immediate impeachment of the six lawless rogues on the U.S. Supreme Court who displayed their complete contempt for the U.S. Constitution and the American people by rewriting ObamaCare.
If you treasure freedom and the U.S. Constitution, you might consider contacting your representatives with similar correspondence.
We really should encourage this, although we must do the encouragement while we observe Cleek’s Law.
today’s conservatism is the opposite of what liberals want today: updated daily.
So liberals are terrified of the Supreme Court 6 being impeached as I’ll outline the consequences below the fold:
Let’s game this through.
House passes articles of impeachment and places quite a few Blue-seat holding Republicans at increased risk during a presidential cycle. The articles are argle bargle un-constitutional supporting of Obamacare and Death Panels, Subsidazi-Benghazi, Fuck-Yeah.
The Senate takes the articles of impeachment. Democrats have two choices here. The first choice is to vote en-masse against all articles of impeachment for all the Justices. All articles fail, and the wingnuts have pissed off two people with life tenure, one of which is projected to have a very long memory for revenge.
A lot of cases which would have been 5-4 for conservatives go 5-4 or 6-3 liberal, and more importantly, quite a few cases don’t get cert.
Now if the Democrats are evil political bastards who can execute a good rat fuck, they adapt their voting patterns to create either massive wedges into the GOP coalition as they enter an election cycle on an ugly for Republicans’ map or a friendly Supreme Court majority or both.
For the four Justices that were appointed by Clinton or Obama, Democrats vote en-masse against impeachment. No change here as they stay on the Court. For Roberts and Kennedy, two choices can emerge that fracture Republicans. The first choice is for Democrats to vote en-masse for impeachment, so they are either removed from the bench in conjunction with Republican votes OR they don’t show up in sufficient numbers to stop the articles of impeachment being passed if the Senate GOP votes en-masse to sustain the impeachment (54-27).
Why would the Republicans be fractured and wedged in these two scenarios?
The replacement problem is the reason. Let’s assume that Roberts and Kennedy are impeached and removed from the court. All of a sudden, the balance of the court goes from 5-4 conservative with Kennedy as the typical median voter, to 4-3 liberal with Breyer as the typical swing voter and the Notorious RBG as the Chief Justice. I’ll live with that. Now the Senate Republicans would also have created two vacancies. They can either blockade the positions, although it looks absurd given that they created the positions, or they approve two young, highly qualified conventional Democratic nominees with life tenure with mostly Democratic but some Republican votes so the marginal voter is either Breyer or Kagan and the liberal wing gets a one death cushion against a Republican president or President Obama gets two recess appointments for a year until President Clinton gets to choose her two justices.
So remember, liberals have to be terrified at the prospect of the King Six being impeached….