The Left’s New Strategy to Pack the Supreme Court
The left has always hated Clarence Thomas.
In the early 1990s, when leftists were developing their politics of personal destruction strategy, Thomas endured vicious attacks on his character during his 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing. You can look it up if you want to, but in essence, it was a less sophisticated version of the Brett Kavanaugh debacle.
It’s hard to fathom, but in some ways, the assault on Thomas was even more malicious than the effort to destroy Kavanaugh. You see, Thomas had the audacity to be a prominent, successful black man who rejected the politics of victimhood. For that, he could never be forgiven. The left shuddered at the thought of Thomas becoming a role model for the African-American community.
God’s Divine Protection Through the Supreme Court
Over the last three decades, we’ve seen a dramatic shift to the left in all of our major institutions, including government, media, corporations and academia. Yet, despite this full-out assault by woke zealots, the Supreme Court has maintained its constitutionally centered majority throughout that period, despite the Trojan horse of closeted liberals like David Souter.
In many ways, the Supreme Court has been the last line of defense against psychotic leftists looking to plunge America into the abyss of chaos and self-destruction. That is why Democrats are so obsessed with changing its composition. In 2020, this effort started with the concept of “packing” the court. During the two-year period that Democrats controlled the legislature and presidency, they envisioned adding liberal judges to the bench until the Court properly reflected their woke ideology. Fortunately, they needed to repeal the filibuster to implement their sinister plan, but that idea was killed by Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin.
The Next Phase in the Effort to Pack the Court
In terms of bottom feeding, everyone agrees that woke leftists have cornered the market, so it’s no surprise they haven’t abandoned their efforts to gain control over the Supreme Court.
The next scheme revolves around an effort Democrats call “judicial oversight.” Throughout its history, the Supreme Court has been a self-policing body, adhering to the 1922 Judicial Conference Code of Conduct that was recently affirmed by Chief Justice John Roberts. If Congress was ever given the authority Democrats request, does anyone doubt the left would weaponize oversight and use it to remove ideologically opposed justices?
Discrediting Thomas is part of the larger effort to gain such oversight. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has begun tweeting about Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, suggesting both have engaged in unethical conduct that deserves further scrutiny.
Once Ocasio-Cortez sent a signal to leftist propaganda outlets, a string of articles followed, which outlined the relationship Thomas has enjoyed with billionaire Harlan Crow, who is also a donor to the Republican Party. Crow has given over $10 million in political donations to Republican causes and has funded Club for Growth, an anti-tax group.
According to multiple sources, over several decades, Crow gave Thomas and his family gifts of international travel, use of his yacht and vacations to expensive locations. The faux outrage comes from the fact that Thomas never publicly acknowledged these gifts on financial disclosure forms.
Because he wasn’t required to.
In fact, there is a specific financial disclosure exemption for gifts and hospitality from friends. According to Thomas, he consulted with legal experts, who confirmed he was not required to divulge the gifts he received from Crow.
Smelling blood, the left continued their carefully constructed and time-tested method of stacking one contrived “scandal” on another. About a month after the Thomas story broke, news of an ethics issue with another Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, was reported by mainstream media outlets.
At issue is a property Gorsuch sold in Colorado to the head of a law firm that argued 22 cases before the Supreme Court during Gorsuch’s tenure. While the sale itself was recorded on the disclosure form, the buyer was not. It’s worth noting that of the twelve cases where Gorsuch recorded an opinion, he sided with the law firm in question eight times and opposed them in four cases.
While the left can whip themselves into another manufactured frenzy, the reality is that Gorsuch was not legally required to disclose the buyer, so he did nothing wrong.
The Left Demands Control Over the Supreme Court
Considering his own checkered past, Dick Durbin chairing the Senate Judiciary committee is ironic enough, but listening to him demand oversight of Supreme Court Justices is downright laughable. Durbin’s call for an investigation into Thomas and Gorsuch is nothing more than political theater Democrats hope will pressure one or both into resigning. “Oversight,” as defined by the left, would result in conservative justices being subjected to the same type of ongoing proctology exam Republican candidates for office must endure. The hope is the “oversight” produces something damning enough to accomplish the same thing as court packing without having to pass legislation.
Note that nothing of interest has been divulged concerning Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor or Stephen Breyer. Naturally, I’m sure their backgrounds are as squeaky clean as Joe Biden’s.
Pay attention to this, because the story stacking on this issue has probably just begun. I imagine there will be more leaked disclosures of gifts or financial transactions by Thomas or Gorsuch as the media escalates the fabricated scandal. Remember, woke leftists only care about the outcome, and if that means using underhanded tactics, they’re completely on board.