A frightening glimpse of a future Biden administration
today at 12:42 pm
Reporter: ““Don’t the voters deserve to know where you stand on [packing the Supreme Court]?”
Joe Biden: “No, they don’t deserve [to know]….”[embedded content]
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had already given voters the middle finger by his non-answer to the question of whether he supports–as do so many of his party’s colleagues–turning the court over to the control of progressives by adding additional seats to it, a political maneuver called “packing.” It would make the court a handmaiden of the progressive agenda.
In essence, he said that voters would have to elect him president and then they would find out what he would do about court packing.
That answer was stupefying and frightening enough, but then he doubled down in an interview (see the video above) by declaring that what he thinks is not something voters deserve to know on this issue. As if voters should have no say in such a fundamental change in our system of checks and balances.
Is this how Biden will run his administration, as a giant “screw you” to the public? Or is this just another case of Biden following his marching orders from progressive political advisors that he must not answer the question, just like his running mate, Kamala Harris?
Or was this just another stumble by a Biden whose mind is a bit, well, slow?
Even the numbest people on Biden’s team must have realized what a gigantic political blunder it was to straight out refuse to answer, because Biden’s next response was different, but not so much. NPR reports:
Biden Says He’s ‘Not A Fan’ Of Expanding The Supreme Court
After weeks of deflecting on whether he would seek to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president, Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Monday went the furthest he’s gone on the issue as of late, saying he’s “not a fan.”
“I’ve already spoken: I’m not a fan of court packing, but I don’t want to get off on that whole issue. I want to keep focused,” the former vice president told WKRC-TV after a campaign event in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Not a fan? What the hell does that mean? Is it a promise that you can take to the bank. The question, “Will he or won’t he” still looms large. In other words, he has trashed the high ideal of transparent and open government.
Biden justifies his non-answer by saying that he wants not play the Republican”game” and the court packing issue is just a “distraction.” The gullible among Biden’s supporters might buy that, but seeing through this joke of an excuse takes no special insight.
Just as risible was Sen. Tim Kaine (D. Vt.) who said, well, Biden doesn’t need to answer the question because it’s none of “his [the president’s] business.” It’s Congess’ business, Kaine, explained, so obviously ignoring the indisputable, constitutional fact that any court expansion enacted by Congress would require the president’s signature.
Such are the lengths that progressive who run the Biden campaign will go to stymie the people’s voice and to alter more than two centuries of successful governance under the U.S. Constitution.
This episode brings to mind the hollow slogan of the progressive Washington Post, “Democracy Dies in Darkness”. You bet it does.
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