Newt Gingrich just revealed President Trump’s grand strategy and it is grand indeed. If you are a conservative that is.
If you are a liberal, especially a lawless hysterical liberal, you will not be happy. In fact, if you are one of those lost souls wandering the backstreets of liberal America you are furious.
And powerless to stop Trump’s strategy to remake the judicial system in this great country to put an emphasis back on the greatest living document in history: the US Constitution.
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump campaigned on the need for more federal judges dedicated to the Constitution and he has kept his word. By nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump selected precisely such a constitutionalist.
The president’s speech introducing Kavanaugh was a model of patriotic principles, delivered with a bipartisan tone and a seriousness that invited all Americans (including Democratic senators) to look at Judge Kavanaugh with an open mind.
The legal profession has responded to the nomination with enormous approval. Judge Kavanaugh is clearly one of the brightest and hardest working members of the federal bench. Even liberal law professors have been praising him.
Those on the left, however, will likely be vehemently, viciously, and noisily opposed (as they would have been to anyone President Trump would have picked).
As of July 9, there were 153 federal judicial vacancies, for which President Trump has made 89 nominations (not including the announcement Monday).
Further, there have been 42 Trump-nominated judges already confirmed to lifetime appointments under the current Congress. By comparison, President Obama had only seen 35 judges confirmed by July 2010.
This success in getting judicial nominees confirmed is in large part due to the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It also is an example of the way President Trump is brilliantly strategic on the issues that are really important.
President Trump’s ability to reshape the judiciary could be the most important, longest-lasting aspect of his presidency.
Not only is the president nominating judges at a fast clip, he is tending to nominate judges who are relatively young. Kavanaugh is only 53. If he serves until he is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s age, he will be on the nation’s highest court until 2050.
This is the Trump plan to strategically shift the judiciary toward constitutionalism. Since these appointments are for life, President Trump’s influence on the federal court system will last decades beyond his time in office.
Correct and there is absolutely nothing the hysterical left can do about it but cry themselves to sleep for the next 50 years.