Mr. Obama addressed the DSCC in Dallas, Texas on November 6th and in his comments he made this stunning pronouncement – he is remaking the courts.
He began by insulting Congress to explain his tendency to rule by Fiat:
And I was talking to Michael as we were flying over here about the frustrations and challenges that we’ve experienced in Congress. But I’ve got to tell you I’m actually more optimistic now than when I ran. Now, that may seem puzzling to some folks, because obviously I’ve got a bunch of dings and bruises and gray hair to show for everything that’s happened over the last five years. But there is a goodness and decency at the core of the American people that sooner or later ends up coming to the fore.
And worst of all, he said this:
As Lisa mentioned, we are remaking the courts. I know that we’ve got some lawyers here, and here in Texas sometimes people feel a little frustrated about the pace of appointments here in Texas. But you should know that in addition to the Supreme Court, we’ve been able to nominate and confirm judges of extraordinary quality all across the country on federal benches. We’re actually, when it comes to the district court, matching the pace of previous Presidents. When it comes to the appellate court, we’re just a little bit behind, and we’re just going to keep on focused on it. (Read first at Pat Dollard)
Mr. Obama and his leftists are doing exactly that. There is a battle taking place over the Obama appointments of three judges to the US Court of Appeals. The court is the primary source of appeals related to federal agencies and their regulations. The court is often charged with deciding just how far the powers of federal agencies do, or don’t, reach – that includes the IRS, the EPA, the USDA, the FDA and so on.
If Obama remakes the courts to increase Executive power, where does that leave Congress and the people?
This court of appeals is also a stepping stone to the US Supreme Court and we have to worry about the balance in the Supreme court, at least we do if we believe in the Separation of Powers.
The US Court of Appeals is currently equally divided between Republicans and Democrats but Mr. Obama and the Democrats have made it clear they want to tilt the balance of the court.
A left-leaning Court of Appeals will give him a free pass to use his agencies for oppressive and punitive regulatory decisions, decisions often based on his far-left ideology.
This is about our freedom.
It is not known how far the Republicans are willing to go to protect the balance of the court.
The nominees are Patricia Millet, Cornelia Pillard and U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins.