How We Fight (or don't)
From the front page of today's NY Times,
President Barack Obama, 2016 "I simply ask Republicans in the Senate to give him (Merrick Garland) a fair hearing and then an up-and-down vote. If you don't, then it will not only be an abdication of the Senate's constitutional duty, it will indicate a process for nominating and confirming judges that is beyond repair." Indeed.
Later in 2016 Mitch said, "One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, "Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy."
Many of us recall what happened after President Obama called for a fair hearing and then a vote. NOTHING.
The Senate tradition was that a Supreme Court nominee meets with all 100 Senators individually in their offices for about 10 minutes. Generally, photos are taken.
Very few Republicans agreed to host Merrick Garland.
No Senate hearings took place. No vote was ever called.
What did the Democrats do? Also, nothing.
No crowds in the Senate hallways waylaying (R) Senators and urging them to meet with Garland.
No marches. No protests. Nothing.
Michael Moore's Rumble podcast this morning is urging Democrats to fight. Is he kidding.
There may very well be a plan that can slow Mitch's roll. Please share it with the group if you can fathom it.