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Republicans Over-Reach In Supreme Court Battle, Backlash Coming On Abortion

September 25, 2020

It is not missed across the nation that millions of our fellow citizens have lost their jobless benefits while the Republican controlled Senate remains inactive on the matter. But with speed and almost fanatical zeal the conservative majority is upending their very own words to rush through a replacement on the Supreme Court–moving in ways that a pandemic-struck nation wishes might be used instead for national benefit.

Many times over the course of our history we have witnessed when the majority party–with power in their hands and breathless partisan interests in mind–have rushed to make decisions that ultimately come back to bite the cock-sure ones. That scenario is underway again, not only in how a replacement on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being handled by the GOP, but surely what is to follow in mere weeks at the ballot box as voters respond.

The news today was quite to the point when it comes to the mood of the nation about who should be making the nomination for the next justice.

Americans by nearly a 20-point margin say the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court should be left to the winner of the presidential election and a Senate vote next year, contrary to GOP plans for a quick nomination by Donald Trump and vote by the current Senate. Fifty-seven percent favor delaying action to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a week ago, while 38% prefer to see Trump and the current Senate act, the poll finds.

Although Trump downplayed abortion in 2016, voters with mostly pro-choice attitudes made up more than a fifth of his support in plenty of battleground states. Dave Wasserman who is U.S. House editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report underscored that point by turning to the data showing many secular blue-collar women who cast a ballot for Trump four years ago, are are not for undoing Roe v. Wade.

25% in Iowa

24% in Florida

24% in Pennsylvania

24% in Michigan

21% in Arizona

20% in Wisconsin

20% in Ohio

The nation is speaking their great discontent about the way Republicans are now weaponizing the Supreme Court. Fivethirtyeight found a solid majority in our nation troubled with how Republicans are handling the open court seat.

We’ve identified 12 polls so far that have asked some version of the question, “Should Ginsburg’s seat be filled this year by Trump, or next year by the winner of the 2020 presidential election?” And on average, 52 percent of respondents have said to wait, while only 39 percent have said Trump should fill the seat now.

Over the past four years the reasons to oppose Trump, and Republicans who allow him to operate as he does, has grown and grown. The reasons to vote for new leadership were piled high before the sad news of Ginsburg’s death. Now with the unethical and autocratic moves from the GOP as to her replacement, and occurring so near to Election Day, means their over-reach will be matched with the angry mood of the nation.

Sir Issac Newton’s laws of physics also applies to politics. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Conservative Republicans are about to learn that lesson 39 days from when this post was written

And so it goes.

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