The headlines at the New York Times reads; Supreme Court Nominee Calls Trump’s Attacks on Judiciary ‘Demoralizing’.
In less than three weeks, our new President has managed to infuriate half the earths population, or so it seems. In just the past 24 hours he has gone after three Federal Judges and Nordstrom’s (on behalf of Ivanka), and this is just what we know about. Prior to that, our illustrious POTUS attacked (via; Twitter), Ford Motor Company, Apple, Chrysler, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, China, North Korea, Mexico, the Mexican President, Russia (although he wasn’t quite as direct), half the Middle East, Iran (very direct), and I am pretty sure I’m leaving some more important ones out.
Someone needs to inform our President that he is “THE FLIPPING PRESIDENT.” He is now the big dog on the block. He is the Rottweiler in a pen full of Poodles. Somebody tell him that he doesn’t have to go around barking like a Chihuahua and nipping at everyone’s heels. Someone famous once said; “Walk Softly and Carry A Big Stick“!
My first thought when I read the headlines in the New York Times, was, “Oh My God.” Judge Neil M. Gorsuch is almost above reproach in many areas. Let’s be honest for a moment, for a Federal Judge who has been appointed by the President of the United States to the bench as a new Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States to make a statement like that is earth-shattering, to say the least. This guy is quiet; he is reserved, he is incredibly intelligent and even more incredibly credentialed to be a Justice.
In case you missed it, this is what happened yesterday and over the past several days. President Trump issued an Executive Order “pausing” the immigration of anyone from seven Middle Eastern Nations who were targeted by the Obama Administration as being dangerous hot-spots. He did this to allow our government time to implement a better system for ‘vetting and background checking‘ before letting these people immigrate to America. In other words, Syrian refugees can be dangerous if you don’t know “who is coming in” to our country. The nations were Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, and Libya. Looking at this list, anyone with an IQ above room temperature should be able to figure out that these are indeed hotspots for terror. Considering that Yemen and Somalia are headquarters for Al Qaeda, Syria is home to ISIS, and you get the idea.
When the President did this, the left screamed, filed a law suite and a Federal Judge dove into the fray and issued a “stay” meaning that Trump was supposed let them keep coming in until it was decided “IF THE PRESIDENT” had the legal right issue this type of Executive Order. The White House countered with “Oh heck yea he does because of a 1952 law” that allows the President to decide if a nation is a potential threat to our safety.
The White House then appealed to the 9th Circuit which is comprised of three Justices. I’m not a legal whiz here, but I am assuming that the 9th Circuit (the most liberal in America) was the bench our side had to appeal too. I guess that if they could have appealed to a different bench, they would have.
So, yesterday the three liberal Justices were on a conference call to hear the appeal. The White House sent over some very boring flunky lawyer (because, the two good ones, there was some snafu with and it would have caused some sort of conflict) to argue our case to the bench. It has been reported that this guy said he didn’t think he did a very good job of convincing the Judges that the President was legally right. SAY WHAT? OH MY, what did he say that in the public arena? Now, you have caused the President grief and given the liberal Judges there out to side with the first Judge and reinforce his original ruling that Trump did not have the right.
Here is the problem folks. The President has the damned law on his side from the 1952 ruling and law that say’s he does have the right to determine immigration if the the proposed immigrant is from an enemy state. In other words, if our government thinks that everyone from Peru wants to kill us, then the President has the right to strike down immigration from Peru until we decided if the folks from Peru want to come to our nation and become Americans.
Prior to the 9th Circuit hearing the case, the president tweeted this; “If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!” he wrote.
Afterward, our new Justice appointee was quoted privately as saying; the president’s criticism of independent judges “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”
I will be honest here, “I don’t even know where to go from here.” On the one hand, I love the bravado, and the ‘in your face’ style of Trump and on the other hand, I want to say “shut your mouth.”
Someone long ago taught me, “pick your spots.” I was being taught, ‘when to attack and when to keep my big fat yapper shut” to make sure I chose correctly when to nab my enemy by the short hairs. I am thinking maybe this is something KellyAnne and Steve Bannon need to be working on.
Currently, it seems almost as if Donald Trump wants to hack off everyone on planet earth, then let God sort it all out. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way, Mr. Trump. Maybe it’s time he hands the Twitter back to Mama Kelly for a bit.