Hindrocket Warns Us All

As a Minnesotan, I feel it is my duty to apologize for Powerline. Hindy, Biggie, and the other guy are just sad, pathetic excuses for writers, and frankly, reflect poorly on my state as a whole.

Still, that doesn't mean they're not good for entertainment value. To wit, The Blogger Formerly Known as Hindrocket has discovered a plot against America:
Is This A Coup? If Not, What Is It?

Oh noes! What could Hinderaker be referring to? A plot by liberal women to destroy lacrosse? The installation of Bill Clinton as fellatio czar? Worse...far worse:
The Democrats' unconstitutional usurpation of power continues: Chuck Schumer, possibly the wackiest of all Capitol Hill Democrats, announces a change in the Constitution:

New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.”

“We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.”

schumerNow, maybe I'm misreading this...I mean, I could be, I'm not the sharpest knife on the Christmas tree...but from what I understand, Hindrocket objects to the Democratic-controlled Senate hypothetically choosing not to confirm Justices they oppose, and declares that would be unconstitutional, which is true, because as we all know, when the framers wrote in Article II, section two of the U.S. Constitution, "and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States," that meant the Senate had to consent, because...uh, they had to. And if they didn't, it was equivalent to a coup d'etat, except instead of deposed presidents and military juntas, you'd have judges waiting somewhat longer to be confirmed, and not being confirmed if they didn't meet with the Senate's approval.

Which is way worse than having, say, our civil liberties abridged by a politicized Department of Justice led by a demonstrable perjurer. I mean, that's what the framers intended.

(Via publius)

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