Tuesday, September 22, 2020


President Trump was right (again): Don Lemon really is the dumbest man on television. Despite his idiotic claims, things actually aren’t the same as they were in 2016 when Obama nominated Merrick Garland for Supreme Court Justice.

For one thing, Republicans took control of the Senate in the midterm election of 2014, giving them control of both Houses of Congress. And elections have consequences as The Won was so fond of telling people.

So let me be clear: at the end of the day Trump won.

And Republicans did not prevent Obama from making his (third) nomination for SCOTUS in 2016 after Justice Scalia died. They simply declined to vote on his nomination, which was their Constitutional right and responsibility: you could say they advised against Garland and withheld their consent.

Advise & Consent (1962) — Art of the TitleThis nearly 50 year old political drama demonstrates how constant both politics and human nature are

But don’t worry, the dumbest man on television knows how to fix the situation:

“And you know what we’re going to have to do? … You’re going to have to get rid of the electoral college, because the minority in this country decides who the judges are and they decide who the president is. Is that fair? … If Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and get it passed.”

That left it to to Cuomo to explain to Lemon that passing a constitutional amendment requires an overwhelming majority of support in Congress as well as state legislatures.

Amending the Constitution - The US ConstitutionDon must have missed that episode of School House Rocks

But isn’t that rich, Cuomo – the “please, show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful” (literally the FIRST amendment, Fredo) guy, is CNN’s Constitutional expert.

“Yes, we should probably turn over the appointment of a Supreme Court justice, whose job it is to uphold the Constitution, to a group of people threatening to pack the court, impeach for pure politics, and add states willy-nilly.” – Ben Shapiro