Just one week ago, the Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was far from a sure thing. Despite very well-coordinated and well-funded opposition from the Left, Kavanaugh was finally confirmed by the Senate Saturday afternoon, then quietly sworn in as a Supreme Court Associate Justice. Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters outside treated this normal, constitutional event as if an earth-killing asteroid is hurtling our way.
The irony of all the rabid resistance to Kavanaugh is that the freedoms of these protesters are theoretically in safer hands now. The media can barely mention this new "conservative" majority on the Supreme Court without throwing up in their mouth. But what no one explains is that "conservative" when it comes to the Court generally means that unlike their Leftist counterparts, they're not going to meander from the Bill of Rights and make up laws that the Constitution doesn't intend. That's a very good thing for Americans who like freedom.
The other irony about these protesters' angst is that they've apparently never heard of John Roberts. In other words, we don't really know how Kavanaugh will rule on any given case. He could end up being the Left's second-favorite justice (because RBG will always be number one).
But since "originalist" is a bad word on the Left, they're already working on ways to get around this conservative majority they're so freaked out about. Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice, and the top spokesman for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign told The New York Times, "This confirmation vote will not necessarily be the last word on Brett Kavanaugh serving a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court."
Progressives specialize in moving the goalposts when they don't like the game.
What does the Left have in mind? For starters, winning the House and Senate next month, and the White House in 2020, then starting proceedings to impeach Kavanaugh. If that doesn't work, passing legislation to add justices to the Supreme Court. Never mind that no Supreme Court justice has ever been impeached, or that not even progressive superhero FDR was able to ram through his court-packing plan. Progressives specialize in moving the goalposts when they don't like the game.
The Left's rhetoric here reveals precisely why America needs a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, because the Left uses every apparatus of government to create their vision of society outside the Constitution. Too often these days, the Supreme Court is the last line of defense against such progressive overreach.