The Real Scandal

On the subject of SCOTUS nominations, I quit being a Democrat six months after registering to vote as a Democrat because of the disgusting way Democrats were treating the most recent nominee. That was after 20 years of not even considering of being anything but a Democrat.

The ugliness of the SCOTUS nominations goes directly to the heart of what’s wrong with US liberalism. Democrats don’t want to legislate. Their leadership is so much to the left of where the voters are that the only way of achieving the leadership’s goals is to ram through deeply unpopular measures by way of SCOTUS rulings.

The reason why the Democratic leadership is so far to the left of the voters is not because older people like Pelosi, Schumer or Biden believe in the Green New Deal, open borders, women with penises, and all that sort of crazy stuff. It’s because the digital oligarchy that pays the party’s bills demands this kind of thing.

We are constantly in the grip of SCOTUS nomination drama because a tiny digital oligarchy wants stuff that citizens don’t. That’s the real scandal here.

Instead of uniting and standing up to the oligarchy, we are allowing the oligarchs to divide and conquer us by way of spats over truly ridiculous pseudo-issues that the oligarchs feed us through the social media that they possess.

9 thoughts on “The Real Scandal”

  1. “constantly in the grip of SCOTUS nomination drama”

    I might be remembering this badly, but IIRC the first SCOTUS nomination drama was the failed nomination of Robert Bork in 1987 and it’s largely been in place ever sense (there may have been previous controversies but they didn’t register on my radar).
    Sandra Day O’Connor might have been a prelude while most felt she was a credible nominee there was some conservative consternation over her presumed (and in this case real) unwillingness to overturn Roe v Wade. Rather than realize (as any sane person would) that overturning RvW is the last thing republicans wanted to do at the time they went on to let themselves be played on that issue for decades.

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  2. We are constantly in the grip of SCOTUS nomination drama because it’s a useful political crutch (even more so for Republicans, actually; they have a lot more “Supreme Court voters.”) Both parties bully you into voting for them because “the Supreme Court!” It’s held over voters’ heads in almost every election as the reason they can’t ever defect. In reality, the left wants to push their agenda, and the right wants to push Chamber of Commerce types; does it really matter? All the conservatives voting GOP in the hopes Roe v. Wade will one day be overturned are delusional.

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    1. ” All the conservatives voting GOP in the hopes Roe v. Wade will one day be overturned are delusional”

      You could argue that Republicans have done more to preserve RvW than democrats. Despite their rhetoric they’ve always been exceptionally careful to make sure it’s never really challenged.

      If it’s ever overturned then they’d have to find another issue to keep conservatives riled up and angry.

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  3. You’re right. Many people on the left do not wish to legislate. What they really want, both in my observation and experience – is to rule, and that’s that.

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  4. This is a very interesting perspective that I have only recently come to understand with the rise of the pandemic and the “social justice” wars. I learned it as I lived through the riots in Ferguson as a resident. I was astounded at all the “out of towners” who came in to loot, rob, burn and generally destroy my city. Then I watched the media spout the lies the “out of towners” were spewing. Long term residents came out and asked, “why don’t you tell the beautiful stories about Ferguson” and CNN and MSNBC and others said, “because that’s not THE STORY.”

    For me the real question has become, how do we expose the oligarchies and stop them? And how do we build stronger communities with genuine relationships that will not be hijacked by these false narratives and agendas? I write columns to foster this mentality and I pray I change hearts and minds. If everyone did something to make our world a better place, it would be–well–more beautiful. Call me Pollyanna.

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    1. I agree completely that there’s no other way than doing our part and hoping it makes a difference. It does seem hopeless sometimes but we’ve got to stay strong and keep speaking out.

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