Nuclear Option: a Naked Power Grab to Swing US Courts Far-Left


The nuclear option turns over 225 years of precedent and will give free rein to President Obama as he fulfills his promise of November 6th to take over the federal courts, a plan obviously in the making for a while. It allows the Senate to appoint judges with only 51 votes. They can decide to expand the option to include Supreme Court nominations and legislation.


cartoon of Obama clown car in the US court

In addition, he will regulate business and individual rights into oblivion. The regulatory process is reviewed by the DC Court of Appeals and he is tilting the balance far-left. Mr. Obama is using the regulatory process to force through his statist government.

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 his address by blaming Congress for his need to assume dictatorial rule: “And I was talking to Michael as we were flying over here about the frustrations and challenges that we’ve experienced in Congress.”

He then said: “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.”

The fact that he said this in Texas should be most alarming to people. There is a Democratic plan to turn Texas blue.

Check out the mind-numbing hypocrisy when Republicans considered employing the nuclear option:

The Republicans didn’t follow through on the threat but now Democrats have. When Sen. Feinstein said first it is judicial nominees, then Executive appointments, and then legislation, she was right.

The nuclear option can and will be used again on Supreme Court nominations and legislation. This prevents the minority party from having any say as is the case in the House. This is about one party rule. It is about Big Government assuming complete control of Congress – when the Executive isn’t completely ignoring it with overreaching agencies, executive orders and rules, that is.

If Mr. Obama has complete authority over Supreme Court appointments, Kagan and Sotomayor will look like conservatives. He will pick nominees worthy of a Russian court.

He plans to fill up the federal courts with far-left judges and Texas will probably be the first to fall to his largesse.

This will serve as a distraction from Obamacare, not so much because of the nuclear option story in of itself, but for what will be done with it. We will see an endless array of socialist judges, further use of the nuclear option, and outrageous regulations approved which will serve as the distraction.

If Mr. Obama has control of the courts, he has taken one more step towards one party rule.

And what about all those treaties that trash our Bill of Rights and our sovereignty?

It will be a long three years as the far-leftist president grows more desperate and more dangerous.


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