Don’t be a Democrat—here’s how to actually stall a new Supreme Court nomination

Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, mourned the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) by taking her final wishes and pissing all over them. Ginsburg’s final wish, spoken  to her daughter while on her deathbed, was that “I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

The passing of Ginsburg left a void in the Supreme Court that is a critical tipping point for many progressive laws. You see, RBG was the single Supreme Court Justice keeping a relative split between liberal and conservative justices on the bench. With this vacancy, Republicans have the opportunity to fill a third justice in the four year presidency of Donald Trump.

Democrats have mobilized to stop the Republican attempts at rushing a new Supreme Court nominee in a multitude of ways, most notably trying to use Graham’s own words against him. At the end of former President Barack Obama’s final term, there was also a Supreme Court seat up for grabs. When Obama attempted to fill this seat, it was Graham himself who said that the Supreme Court should never be filled in an election year. 

Graham said that “I want you to use my words against me if there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.”

Democrats became extremely confused, then, when the very same man that said you should use his words against him now saw Graham actively ignoring the final wishes of the late Ginsburg. Democrats suffer from the inability to accept how the Republican party has worked for the last few decades, and I will now hold a crash course on why this man isn’t keeping his promise. 

Democrats operate on the assumption that once a standard is set, politicians on all sides must not commit a double standard and double back on their own promises. Republicans have long abandoned the notion that they have to stand by their promises, and thoroughly enjoy running circles around Democrats who clutch their pearls and exclaim “but you said you wouldn’t do that! You can’t do that!”

Because Republicans have long abandoned the premise of being reasonable people, they can do whatever they want as the liberal opposition’s only defense is to whine about their abuse of power. So what can be done to solve this issue? Well there are many ways to stall the senate for a month and a half in order to grind the Supreme Court hearings to a halt, but the Democratic establishment has a much less effective way of solving this problem. 

Just vote! Because surely voting in two months will solve the problem of a Supreme Court justice being installed in the next few weeks, before anyone gets a chance to vote. So if you want to actually attempt to stall this hearing, don’t be a Pelosi—call our senators and tell them to do everything in their power to stall the hearings, because we don’t have the luxury of waiting for the election to sort out this garbage.