Hugh Hewitt, a Trump detractor and someone who’s dangled a toe in the #NeverTrump waters, has had an epiphany- “Hey, if I don’t vote for Trump, Hillary gets all the upcoming SCOTUS picks.”
Still, though, there are bitter clingers (clinging to arguments that don’t hold their weight in pi$$water) out there who say, “Trump is lying,” “Trump will pick liberals,” “Trump is orange and wears a toupee.”
And when Hillary wins, because of #NeverTrump, and stacks the courts with progressive activists, as promised, nobody is going to think of what might have been. Nobody at all.
And Trump won’t be on the sidelines, every step of the way, explaining what he would have done, picks he would have made, contrasting the progressive hell we will be enduring with the conservative-friendly tack he would have been employing.
And #NeverTrump won’t be a pariah, no, not at all, mealy-mouthing from the sidelines, still, that “Trump is lying.”
Of course I am voting for Donald Trump. You should be too if you are a conservative. Let me break this down into three arguments, the first of which is Trump’s trump card on the #NeverTrumpers.
If Hillary Clinton wins, the Left gavels in a solid, lasting, almost certainly permanent majority on the Supreme Court. Every political issue has a theoretical path to SCOTUS, and only self-imposed judicial restraint has checked the Court’s appetite and reach for two centuries.
That restraint will be gone when HRC’s first appointee is sworn in. Finished.
This is not hyperbole. I have the advantage of having taught Con Law for 20 years, of having argued before very liberal appellate judges like Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the very liberal Ninth Circuit, of practicing with the best litigators in the land, and I know what a very liberal SCOTUS means: conservatism is done. It cannot survive a strong-willed liberal majority on the Supreme Court. Every issue, EVERY issue, will end up there, and the legislatures’ judgments will matter not a bit.
ht/ C. Steven Tucker