What do you do when your base passionately wants something, and your power base requires it, but it’s unpopular with the general public.
That’s the case with court packing.
The public doesn’t like it, Democrats demand it, and being able to pass the Obama 3.0 agenda requires it.
Biden has tried evading the question. Now he’s settled on a process for making court packing appear like a bipartisan reform initiative. The traditional D.C. scam, the commission.
“If elected what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of — bipartisan commission of — scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative, and I will ask them to over 180 days come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack, the way in which it’s being handled,” Biden argued. .”And it’s not about court packing. There’s a number of other things that constitutional scholars have debated and I’ve looked to see what recommendations that commission might make.”
It’s about court packing.
We’ve already seen Biden’s bipartisan angle, bringing together radical lefties and ex-Republicans who are for sale to the highest bidder. I can’t wait until Kasich recommends adding 7 diverse lefty justices as the solution for ‘depoliticising’ the court.
Bottom line is that Biden is tipping his hand, calling for court packing, without using the terms, but signaling to his base that he’ll move on it, while avoiding using the words to alienate more moderate voters.