About an hour after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate minority leader and one of the largest consumers of microphones in New York, Chuck Schumer, threatened to “pack the court.” No, the Republicans aren’t, and haven’t packed the court, no matter how despicable you might believe their mad rush to fill judicial slots (including Justice Ginsburg’s). Packing the court has a specific meaning, to add new seats to the Supreme Court for the purpose of installing one’s own people under the belief they will serve a political cause.
If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, as appears likely, will Joe Biden pack the court? It’s a fair question.
Mr. Biden and Kamala Harris have been ducking it, and on Thursday Mr. Biden said voters will “know my opinion on Court-packing when the election is over.”
He added: “Now, look, I know it’s a great question, and y’all—and I don’t blame you for asking it. But you know the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that.” Yes, it’s called news.
On Friday Mr. Biden compounded this political gaffe when a reporter in Las Vegas asked “Don’t the voters deserve to know where you stand on” court packing? “No, they don’t deserve,” Mr. Biden snapped. “I’m not going to play his [Donald Trump’s] game.”
There are two approaches to the question, each suggesting what Biden should do about it. The first approach is that Biden is not Trump, and a vote for Biden is a vote to remove Trump from office. For some people, they would vote for Bozo the Clown over Trump, so it doesn’t really matter what Biden says or does, as long as he’s not Trump. To these people, Biden’s refusal to answer is exactly the right reaction, as any answer would give rise to either an attack from the right or left. Bear in mind, the fringe left is livid about the Barrett nomination, certain that she will reverse Roe v. Wade, Obergefell v. Hodges and somehow make Trump the winner of the presidential election notwithstanding the votes.
For these people, electing
Bozo Biden is an existential cause, and they wouldn’t care if Biden shot someone dead on Fifth Avenue. Sound at all familiar?
But if the merit of electing someone other than a vulgar, amoral, deceitful, ignorant narcissist to the presidency is at stake, then the bar for Joe Biden isn’t just that he’s not Trump. What will he do as president other than not be Trump?
Just asking this question marks me as completely unwoke, for if I were otherwise, I would understand that unseating Trump is the only thing that matters. But if, as I expect, Biden will prevail in the election, and the national punishment of Trump is over, we will then have a term of Joe Biden as president. Or at least some portion of a term. What happens then?
I have a lot of questions about what happens then. What will he do about Title IX? What will he do with healthcare and the myriad freebie entitlements the left believes it’s due? How does he plan to fulfill workers’ dreams if there are no employers able to maintain going concerns? How will he end the riots and looting?
And will he pack the court?
Yes, Biden is not Trump, and if that’s the only thing that matters to you, then there is nothing more Biden needs to say to get your vote. And to be frank, that’s a pretty good argument. But if Joe Biden assumes the presidency, this national angst starts anew and we will face whatever Joe Biden plans to do with his time in office. Should the Dems get the Senate as well, the doors are thrown wide open for some monumental changes in who and what we are as a nation.
So Trump is gone. Now what? If Joe Biden gets elected, it’s something we should want to know. Telling Americans that they don’t deserve to know what he’ll do isn’t a whole lot different than Trump. Is that the bar, that Biden’s not Trump, or is Joe Biden’s bar that we should want to vote for him?