Yesterday the Republicans in the Senate blocked the third unnecessary nominee to the DC Circuit. This is all for an ongoing effort at court packing for a circuit that does not judges. However, the real reason for this fight happening right now is coming out. As Senator Grassley said yesterday on the floor:
There is no crisis on the D.C. Circuit, because they don’t have enough work to do as it is.
But there is a crisis occurring right now all across this country as a result of Obamacare.
. . . Here is how the Roll Call newspaper described the strategy: “Senate Democrats . . . are readying their next assertive moves on three other issues important to their base: Abortion rights; Minimum wage; [and the] Federal judiciary. The goal is to divert as much attention as possible away from the problem-plagued Obamacare rollout.”
So, let me get this straight.
Right now, a crisis is unfolding all across this country as millions of Americans are losing their health insurance because of Obamacare.
Yet, the Democrats’ strategy is to conceal the Obamacare crisis by using the D.C. Circuit as a smokescreen.
. .. So, to sum up:
-Even though the judges themselves say, “if any more judges were added now, there wouldn’t be enough work to go around;”
-Even though we shouldn’t fill these seats based on the Democrats’ standard from 2006;
-And, even though filling these seats would waste $3 million per year in taxpayer money that we don’t have;
The other side is bent on manufacturing a crisis for cynical political reasons.
Well said Senator Grassley. Shame on you Senate Democrats.