Tonight’s The Night

President Trump will announce his Supreme Court nominee tonight at 9:00 PM.  The main contenders are believed to be Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge.  Senator Mike Lee of Utah is still in the running as a dark horse candidate.

The left is in a complete meltdown over the possibility that Trump may select Barrett.  MSNBC host Rachel Maddow suggested that a Barrett nomination would be a “pull the fire alarm moment.”

Really?  The left has been “pulling the fire alarm” twice a day for the past 18 months.

Every time Trump does anything significant — withdrawing from the Paris climate accord or the Iranian nuclear deal, or negotiating with North Korea — the left freaks out.

Don’t think this mass hysteria is only because of Donald Trump.

Democrats gave the English language a new word — to “Bork” someone — because of their outrageous smears against conservative judges.  Ted Kennedy and his liberal Senate colleagues savaged Robert Bork during his confirmation hearing 31 years ago.

They tried to smear Clarence Thomas too.  But he fought back and accused Senate liberals of “a high-tech lynching.”  Now they are smearing Judge Barrett, and attempting to impose an unconstitutional religious test because of her deeply held faith.

But at the end of the day, I suspect it does not matter who Trump selects.  Protests against the nominee have already been planned!

Democrats will bitterly oppose any reasonable conservative because control of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance.  And the court has been the ace up the left’s sleeve for decades.

Whenever the left loses a policy debate in the public square or at the ballot box, it rushes to the courts to impose its views on the public.  That’s what the left did on school prayer, on abortion and on the redefinition of marriage.

This is a big moment, my friends.  One more conservative on the Supreme Court would make a huge difference.  I would not expect to win every major case, but we certainly would win many more.  And that would be a big step toward getting us back to the kind of government our founders envisioned.

—Gary Bauer
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