You lose, Barbara.
So now the truth has come out. The democrats control neither the legislature nor the executive, and are about to lose control of the judiciary. Their solution? They are going to look within, realize that the American people don’t like America-hating liberals, and change. NOT! Instead they are going to CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION! How do they plan to do this, considering the fact that they can’t change the Constitution using Constitutional mechanisms unless they DO control the judiciary? By whining, apparently.
Here’s Barbara Boxer, via Radioblogger:
Why would we give lifetime appointments to people who earn up to $200,000 a year, with absolutely a great retirement system, and all the things all Americans wish for, with absolutely no check and balance except that one confirmation vote. So we're saying we think you ought to get nine votes over the 51 required. That isn't too much to ask for such a super important position. There ought to be a super vote. Don't you think so? It's the only check and balance on these people. They're in for life. They don't stand for election like we do, which is scary.
Why would we do that? I don’t know. Oh! Because that’s what we’ve always done. Because that’s what the Constitution says we do. Because that’s the law of the land. Oh, wait, a Democrat is asking that question. I forgot! To Democrats the Constitution is whatever the liberal elites deem it should be at any given moment. But wait, that’s only true so long as they control the judiciary, and this is a fight TO control the judiciary. So what can they do? They can’t do anything but squirm!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!! SQUIRM BARBARA!!! HAHAHAHAHHAHA! Oh it is so evil of me to enjoy this so much. It is wrong, but in this case I don’t want to be right.
So now it isn’t enough for the Republicans to win both the executive and the legislative branches of government. And it isn’t enough that, having won both branches, they still need to pick candidates that their moderate members will back. And it isn’t enough that, having done so, the democrats can openly debate the worth of the judges before any vote. Nope. Barbara wants a veto. And if the rules say she can’t have a veto, she wants to change the rules. Sorry, Barbara, you lose.