Crocodile tears over judges
It’s interesting to see and hear all of these Republican bigwigs bemoan “legislating from the bench”:
Thom Tillis and Richard Burr have voted for MANY of these judges who have overturned votes of North Carolinians and their state legislators. The state GOP is backing a “ticket” for the state Supreme Court that includes Tamara Barringer — the most liberal GOP senator on Jones Street until she lost last year, who was also tied to a PAC that primaried conservatives — and Phil Berger, Jr. — who has no discernible conservative record and is clearly on the ticket because of his daddy. In 2018, the state GOP abandoned a perfectly good constitutionalist state supreme court justice (before early voting was even finished).
And they dare to claim to be concerned about judges. The judicial branch was created as a check on overreaching politicians and the ire of the mob. To show little concern for recruiting and electing constitutional conservatives to the bench, and then BITCH about all of the liberal activists already on the court, is the height of hypocrisy.
The lefties have been better about getting their people appointed and approved / elected to the bench. (And waaaaaaaay too many GOPe types have been willing to help.)
Running empty suits with (R) next to their names on the ballot is not going to help. Candidates who wholeheartedly believe in constitutional conservatism are key to saving this country.
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Constitutional conservatives sometimes seem to like to eat our own even worse than the establishmentarians do.
Corrupt establishmentarians tend take care of their own. Constitutionalists and liberty people tend to shrug and say, “oh well.”
That’s one of the reasons we aren’t 10 years ahead of where we are today.
Problem is, no one stepped up to challenge Barringer, who was clearly picked because of her gender and not for any other reason. Now we have to vote for this Commie because it’s our only shot to win a 2021 redistricting case. And she’ll probably vote wrong anyways.
Burr has for years given the green light to the appointment of liberal judges in NC and on the Fourth Circuit, including the judge who made this awful decision. Tillis has been in office less time, but has also approved some bad ones. Many of the smartest constitutionalist lawyers in NC have been overlooked when it comes to judicial appointments or judicial races. You reap what you sow!
Tillis let Tim Scott have veto power over his judicial nominees. Unfortunately we’re stuck having to vote for him also.
The problem aren’t the elected officials. It’s that competent people don’t want to run for these shitty low-paying jobs. And who can blame them? You can’t defeat someone with no one. We lose more elections on filing day than primary day or election day.
Damn right I miss Jesse!
Burr and Tillis have no concept of political courage that Jesse displayed during his 30 years in the Senate. Neither do Phil Berger and Tim Moore. We are now represented by RINOs afraid to take a strong stand on anything.
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