Donald Trump’s presidency was corrupt, chaotic and criminal, he whiled away the weeks, months and years grifting, gossiping, gloating and gaslighting. The autocrat ruled by executive action, and most of his executive orders have been reversed or annulled by his liberal successor.
Trump has the reverse Midas touch, everything he touches turns to shit, and he left behind a broken economy, a virus-infected population and a democracy in tatters.
Trump didn’t have the patience, focus or inclination to establish a conservative agenda, however he was hellbent on tilting the judiciary to the right. He appointed 234 judges, including 54 appellate judges, and three supreme court justices, handing the conservatives a 6-3- majority.
Next term the Supreme Court term is set to consider healthcare, voting, LGBTQ rights, the 2nd amendment and abortion. Call it Trump’s revenge, call it the conservatives using the courts to enact repressive laws that have been rejected by the electorate or call it judicial fuckery, but it’s coming.
The only way to put a stop to this conservative judicial tyranny is by expanding the courts, but in 1983, then Sen Joe Biden called “court-packing” a “bonehead idea,” and warned in 2019 during a presidential primary debate that adding more justices would destroy “any credibility the court has at all.”
Biden isn’t a radical or a revolutionary and he will never take the extreme action necessary to reverse the packing of the court by then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.
The court has already been packed, unfortunately Biden doesn’t have the gonads to undo the damage. I can only hope that vice president Kamala Harris, who is a real progressive, will take over in 2024, or sooner, and do the right thing.