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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to “Pack” the Supreme Court

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to “Pack” the Supreme Court
January 08
20:49 2019

Admitted Democratic Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed her desire to overthrow the US Supreme Court. The wunderkind of the new leftist Democratic Party said recently that she knows how to undermine the Supreme Court, should that become necessary.

Responding to a question about what she would do if SCOTUS moved to overturn Roe V Wade, that was asked to her in a Q&A session following a screening of fellow extreme lefty Michael Moore’s film, Fahrenheit 11/9, Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think we take back the House, we take back the Senate, we take back the presidency, and we pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America,” she quipped. Then, as if this answer were clear and straightforward, she flippantly added, “Next!”

Not the First Time the Dems Threatened the Supreme Court

Ocasio-Cortez’s answer not only revealed her activist nature, but it was also not exactly an original idea. It had been tried before, by another very popular Democrat — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

In 1937, FDR announced a similar plan to “pack” the Court. The Supreme Court at the time had ruled that some of the government expansion created by his New Deal, was unconstitutional. So FDR decided that if the Court stood in the way of his vision of big government, he would effectively abolish the separation of powers, and bend the Court to his will, by remaking the Court.

Of course, then, as now, a President could only appoint a Supreme Court Justice if there were a vacancy to fill, so FDR decided to try to add more Justices to the Court then the current 9. The number of Supreme Court Justices has changed over the years. It was once 5, then 7, then 9, and even 10. The Judiciary Act of 1869 officially set the number at 9, and it has not budged since.

But, FDR presented the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, a bill to add more justices to the Supreme Court. The law would have granted the President power to appoint an additional Justice to the US Supreme Court, up to a maximum of six, for every member of the court over the age of 70 years and six months.

Three weeks after FDR went public with this plan, the Supreme Court reversed its course, bowing to the Democrats and the New Deal. This judicial swing of opinion by the Court has been called “the switch in time that saved nine.”

While some historians have disputed this connection, the Court did indeed reverse course on the New Deal after FDR’s threat, and it sounds like Ocasio-Cortez’s plan would be to have a Democratic President pull the same kind of “court-packing” should Roe V Wade, or any other part of her progressive agenda, be threatened by a conservative Court.

This is not the first time Ocasio-Cortez has aimed her wrath at an American institution that stood in the way of her left-wing activism. The self-acknowledged socialist recently tweeted, “It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic.”

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  1. JJ
    JJ January 08, 21:06

    She seems to have all the answers even if they are wrong. How long will we have to listen to her ideas? She should be quiet and try to learn all those things she does not know.

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    • Pepere
      Pepere January 09, 23:56

      She needs to go back to the job she is best suited for a bartender that dances on the bar like they do in Coyote Ugly ! She has no knowledge of the Constitution the Bill of Rights basic law or economics. We know why she got elected young attractive Hispanic leftist and clueless. Wake up do the job you were elected to do for those that did and didn’t elect you .Quit dreaming about the presidential race Pocahontas won’t choose you as a running mate.She has the political jibber jabber down never her fault and won’t answer if she’s getting her salary during shutdown! All mouth no action.

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  2. DonRS
    DonRS January 09, 19:26

    Republican’s controlling the Senate and the Presidency want to thank the DITZ from NY for the idea. With RBG on her death bed, we will OWN the Supreme Court for years to come!

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  3. dfc88
    dfc88 January 09, 19:38

    Put her on the southern side of the wall. She needs life experience and a wake-up call. How can someone so ignorant get elected?… wake up America!

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  4. Zeek
    Zeek January 09, 20:32

    Yabbut—in FDR’s time, we had Republicans with balls. Nowadays the only balls to be found in Washington are concealed by expensive pantsuits. I doubt we’ll be able to muster enough GOP votes to stop any attempt to overthrow the Court. The legislative branch has become the investigative branch now that laws are written by various federal judges and the vast array of deep-state bureaucrats. The House and Senate have mostly pissed away their legislative functions.

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  5. Doug C.
    Doug C. January 09, 20:43

    The TV screen last night that showcased Schemer and SanFranNan looked strangely incomplete.

    It needed a third stooge to round out the Three Stooges — 21st century version.

    Ocasio-Kotex would have made the perfect addition until such time as Typhoid Shrillary finally sobers up and returns to the role she was born for.

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    • Rog
      Rog January 09, 21:17

      Here, HERE!! I really fear for our country with people like AOC, milling about!!

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  6. Gmom
    Gmom January 09, 21:10

    Seems she only wants to do what Trump has been doing with all of his conservative nominees.

    Reply to this comment
    • DG
      DG January 11, 01:53

      Exactly! It’s what any President, regardless of party, would do if they have the opportunity. I didn’t see anything in her comments that advocated overthrowing the Supreme Court. She was simply stating facts, that if the Democrats were to regain control of both Houses of Congress and the Presidency, they would likely nominate more progressive judges to any Court vacancies. DimWit likes to make things appear other than they actually are…..kind of like what Trumpelstiltskin does with his claims of “Fake News”

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  7. Gmom
    Gmom January 09, 21:12

    How is this any different than what Trump is doing with his conservative nominees.

    Reply to this comment
  8. Rog
    Rog January 09, 21:19

    With people like AOC running free, milling about, and making comments, I really do fear for our country!

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  9. TA1
    TA1 January 09, 21:27

    @JJ: you will have to listen to her for as long as she is in office and your favorite TV “news” shows cannot help but quote her since they have nothing else to talk about.

    @DonRS: See above. NY is full of ditzes who are evidently vastly smarter than you, and despite your prayers RBG is not dead and has apparently returned to work.

    @Doug C: see above; Typhoid Shrillary is not dead either, and evidently the media has quite an appetite for “shrill” as long as the hair is some hue of orange. The moderates and the left, will address that latter issue around 2020.

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  10. TA1
    TA1 January 09, 21:28

    @Doug C: …assuming that is, if Mueller does not address it sooner.

    Reply to this comment
  11. P
    P January 09, 21:53

    Who is packing the court with rapists?

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  12. MIChilds
    MIChilds January 10, 14:56

    Oh Casio ! What a embarrassment. Does she
    know how moronic she sounds. Doesn’t she
    have a handler to make her seem better the
    she is. You’ll notice most Republicans do. She
    should step up and find a cultured person to pull the
    right strings to make her appear like the
    Queen of the Socialist party rather than a gutter
    Snipe from the red light district of NY. Come on
    Let’s make Carl Marx proud. Really!,,

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  13. Jim
    Jim January 10, 18:13

    From a realistic viewpoint this young woman is about as sharp as a marble. You’re unstable socialist mind does not belong in our Congress. It would be perfect in Cuba or Venezuela. Stop talking and listen, learn and control your radical solutions to problems that don’t exist in a democratic Republic.

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  14. James R. Green Sr.
    James R. Green Sr. January 10, 19:52

    When will the elected officials in Washington D.C. EVER LEARN? They are so determined to push their own agenda that they have abandoned their promise to support the Federal Government as a whole. Instead of functioning like a well tuned engine, it has become an engine with the distributer wired all wrong. It is out of sync. They are working against each other. It’s time for them all to GET WITH THE PROGRAM and stop all the infighting.

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  15. Maggie
    Maggie January 10, 22:48

    That woman is sooo ignorant. God help us if she is the future of this Country!

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  16. miles
    miles January 11, 12:53

    We are told over and over that Franklin Delano Roosevelt “saved” our country and preserved American capitalism. The fact is, however, that he was deeply enamored of both Mussolinian fascism and the economic ideas of Marx and Engels, both of which he read copiously during his prolonged convalescence from polio – if that’s what it was. Roosevelt entered the 1920s a callow playboy who had stumbled from gaffe to blunder in his early governmental service, and left them as the rising star of the democrat party, fully committed to the comprehensive regulation of the economy, the cartelization of industry and the redistribution of wealth, the latter excepting only the members of the governing oligarchy. This is the same situation that Occasional Cortex is in today, and keeping her and her party out of positions of authority should be the most crucial objective of any American who still wishes to avoid civil war with her and her avolytes.

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