Lately it seems all of the news about President Trump has been negative. The Left, of course, has been savaging President Trump with their customary zeal. The Right, however, has also been pushing stories and polls about how ineffective President Trump is. Or how everyone hates President Trump and loves Joementia. Or that his campaign is, for whatever reason, doomed.
With all the negative coverage it’s easy to miss President Trump’s latest accomplishment. As of Wednesday, President Trump has confirmed 200 federal judges:
“No vacancy left behind.”
That quote, repeated over and over by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the past year — to cheers from Republicans and the outrage of Democrats — has been the creed behind the Senate’s single-minded push to confirm as many Trump-nominated federal judges as possible. And the 52-48 confirmation of Cory Wilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday means that McConnell, in one respect, has quite literally accomplished that goal.
Wilson fills the final remaining federal circuit court vacancy. None have been left behind.
I know for a fact that Judge Cory Wilson is a quality federal appointment. Why? Because Democrats absolutely hate Judge Wilson, and for all the right reasons:
Wilson, like many of the Trump nominees to the influential federal courts of appeals, which are just one step below the Supreme Court, has been zealously opposed by Democrats.
“Judicial nominee Cory Wilson called the Affordable Care Act ‘illegitimate’ & ‘perverse,'” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., tweeted Tuesday. “He called the NAACP’s concerns about Voter ID laws ‘poppycock.’ He called groups like the ACLU ‘rent-a-mobs.’ I call him unqualified & will be voting no on his nomination.”
I’ve written before about how President Trump was in the process of single-handedly remaking the federal judiciary. In fact, I wrote three years ago about how monumental President Trump’s judicial appointments could and would be:
You see, control of Congress lasts only until the people get annoyed enough to vote enough of your party out of office. It’s fleeting, ephemeral, and totally dependent on the will of the people (and the lobbyists/donors). Appeals court judges, however, serve for life. All a Republican president needs to do is get enough (relatively) young bucks in the right places that share his values. Once that happens you’ve got a right-wing machine that can effectively shape the course of the country over generations.
Don’t believe me? Just look at the Left. The Legislative Branch is not where they’ve had their greatest triumphs. Yes Obamacare was passed through Congress, but that was with a Democrat majority in both houses, a Democrat president, and a hell of a lot of legislative obfuscation. Obamacare would never have passed without the perfect storm that was Obama’s first term. The same could be said about most liberal ideas if they were honestly presented to the American people.
The Left doesn’t count on Congress to do their dirty work. They rely on the courts. When the Left fails legislatively they run screaming to the court system-usually the 9th Circus…err…Circuit. All they need is a judge that’s sympathetic enough to The Cause to rule in their favor.
Look at what happened with gay marriage. Several states had passed laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Even the population of that liberal utopia, the People’s Republic of California, had dared to defy the Gay Mafia in this regard. What did the Left do? They manipulated the court system.
Leftist groups and individuals launched lawsuit after lawsuit until finally, the issue of gay marriage wound up in front of the Supreme Court. The highest court in the land promptly declared that Adam and Steve can tie the knot after a drunken weekend bender in Las Vegas the same as any heterosexual couple. Today gay marriage is the law of the land because of activist judges with lifetime appointments that are beholden to no one.
Trump’s travel bans are the most recent example of this. The Constitution of the United States of America, the supreme law of the land, gives the President the power to keep out whoever the hell he wants. If a president ruled that willingly identifying as a brony disqualifies them from entering the United States, then by God that’s what’s going to happen.
The Left didn’t let a pesky thing like the supreme law of the land stop them from defying Trump’s travel ban, however. They shopped around until they found left-wing judges willing to completely ignore the founding document of this country in order to soothe the hurt feelings of liberals across the country. The madness was only temporarily ended when the Supreme Court stepped in and allowed President Trump to exercise his constitutional authority.
The appointment of Judge Wilson gives President Trump 200 judicial soldiers that will work to protect the Constitution of the United States of America from the depredations of Leftist lawfare. Whine all you want about Chief Justice Roberts preserving the “legacy of the Court,” but Roberts ceases to be a factor when Leftist lawyers run into Trump’s legal brick walls.
President Trump’s new federal judges are young and appointed to their positions for life. They have the potential to make the Left’s life hell for the next few decades and help repair some of the damage done to our country.
Best of all President Trump has signaled that he’s not done with judicial appointments. He plans to release a new list of names for his second term by September 1, 2020, just two months before Election Day.
I can’t wait.