Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Replacing Ginsburg--There Can Be No "Grand Bargain" With The Democrats

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83% of Republicans want Trump to fill Ginsburg's seat.

Republicans seem resolute in their desire and duty---but tensions are beginning to boil over regarding replacing Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

So, there are now voices within the Party calling for a "grand bargain" with the Democrats. For the sake of working together, unity, bi-partisanship.

How foolish.

Be informed, not misled.

The voter's view.

Rasmussen Reports said yesterday that 83% of Republicans want Trump to move forward and fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Not surprisingly, 84% of Democrats think he should wait and let the winner of the November election make the nomination.

Among all voters, Rasmussen found that 45% feel Trump should nominate someone, but 51% say he should leave the seat open for the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

The politician's view.

Democrat Sen, Chuck Schumer says, "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice."

They do. They elected President Trump to do precisely that. In fact many evangelicals voted for him primarily because they believed he would, to the best of his ability, nominate conservative constitutionalist justices.

And he's done so. And is about to do it again.

But Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) are promising their leftist supporters they will not support the President and Mitch McConnell in their effort to seat a justice before the election.

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) says he's thinking about it---not yet sure as of this writing. Personally, I believe he will do what he thinks will give him the most attention, because in his world, Mitt is the center of the universe. And he strongly dislikes---perhaps hates, the President.

Bonchie, writing for Red State says, "While Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have already given away the farm without any preconditions because they are awful, useless politicians, there are also ideas like this being floated."

The ideas?

"A grand bargain be struck that would prevent the filling of the seat", Bonchie says, "The idea that Republicans 'trade' not vote on a nominee for meaningless promises from Democrats that they won't pack the court."

Do these people think the Left will actually keep their promises?

Bonchie says: 

"In fact, I think its one of the dumbest political suggestions I've ever seen in my life. It's basically negotiating with a person threatening to blow your brains out with a gun that has no bullets. Not only should something like court packing not be ceded as a negotiating tool because it's so illegitimate, but Democrats have no leverage anyway."

That's true. They don't hold the Senate. And even if they were to take over the Senate by two seats, which is the best case by any projections at this point---if at all, the likelihood that they'd get a majority vote to pack the court is about zero, because there are a lot of Democrats from red states who simply wouldn't because they, politically, couldn't go along with it.

There is another idea out there that seeks the same end of not replacing Ginsburg in a bi-partisan show of seeking unity. That this act will somehow heal the division---heal our land.

As righteous as that may sound to some, it's ludicrous and naive. And probably divisive.

Sunday evening, Sen. Chuck Schumer held a press conference about the matter, promising to do whatever it takes to stop the President. Did you notice Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, not Nancy Pelosi, was standing by his side? ---Whatever it takes.

Pelosi agrees. But evidently, Ocasio-Cortez seemed more beneficial at the moment. In fact, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to be speaking for the House of Representatives.

The President's view.

President Trump pushed back when asked if he was going against Justice Ginsburg's dying wish by appointing someone before the November election.

He told Fox and Friends host---who posed the question, "Well, I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by [Rep.] Adam Schiff and Schumer and Pelosi? I could be more inclined to the second"---Schumer and Pelosi.

"Look," the President said, "the bottom line is, we won the election. We have an obligation to do what is right and act as quickly as possible, we should act quickly because we're going to have probably election things involved here"...noting "fake ballots" as one of the issues. Continuing, he said "We don't want to have a tie, no, we don't, and we want 9 justices, and we have to have someone with talent."

Yesterday the President said he expects to announce his nominee by Friday or Saturday, depending on plans to honor Ginsburg---he doesn't want to make the announcement until afterward out of respect.

A biblical view

Biblical Christians, above all people, should recognize the importance of this appointment in regard to the most fundamental right given by God---the right to life.

I regularly see professing Christians taking stands on social media for the causes of the Left---shunning and shaming conservative Christians who believe otherwise.

With an air of elitism and self-righteousness, using words like "love," "tolerance," "equality or equity," "justice," and "fairness," they politically support those who celebrate homosexuality with trite little slogans like, "Love Wins."

That's denying the sacrifice of Christ Himself for our sins. Christ died to atone for our sins, not affirm and celebrate them. His Love provided forgiveness and deliverance from them not acceptance of them.

All of us have sinned. All of us need forgiveness. And deliverance.

God says "thou shalt not commit murder." How does that square with killing millions of unwanted unborn babies and calling it "women's healthcare?"

As a professing Christian, are you comfortable with that? If not why do you support with your vote those who advance abortion?

God says homosexual behavior is an "abomination." How does that square with, "I was born this way?" or "Love wins?" Or "I have a right to marry whom I love?"

As a professing Christian, are you comfortable with supporting and voting for those who seek to redefine God's model for marriage, family, and human sexuality?

And if you're comfortable, do you really believe God is comfortable with it?

And about political compromise healing our nation. Only God can heal our land. Politics are incidental to the polarized divide that exists in our culture today. When the culture is healed, the country will be healed.

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" (II Chronicles 7:14).

Be Prayerful. Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Faithful.