Proof through the night that our flag is still there

Despite Democratic threats, no one is packing courts or adding new states, and the American Republic will survive. Op-ed.

Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer ,

Time to vote
Time to vote

As this is being written, way past midnight on Tuesday night, the American Presidential race still is tight, but the Republicans, it seems, have held the U.S. Senate. That means the American Republic survives

Democrat braggadocio and declarations that they corruptly will pack the United States Supreme Court, add the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as states, and end the electoral college have not happened.. Amy Coney Barrett remains America’s ninth Supreme Court justice out of nine. The Constitutional judicial system survives. The Republic survives. America remains on course for the United States to make it to a quarter of a millennium by 2026.

What matters immediately is that the worst of the evil has been vanquished.
The polls that had Joni Ernst losing her GOP Senate seat in Iowa. Baloney. They again had a leftist character, Ossoff, winning a Georgia U.S. Senate seat for the Democrats against David Perdue. Baloney. They had Susan Collins going down in flames to Democrat Sara Gideon in Maine. Baloney. They had Thom Tillis losing in North Carolina to that guy Cunningham who was exposed fooling around in a sleazy adulterous affair. Baloney. Lindsey Graham supposedly in peril. Baloney. Republican Steve Daines losing in Montana. Baloney.

As this is being written, Republican Martha McSally’s seat does seem in deep peril in Arizona. Republican Cory Gardner went down in Colorado, as we all sadly expected. But so did Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama. In all, it is appearing that the Republicans apparently may have lost a net of one United States Senate seat. Moreover, at least meanwhile, as of this writing, Republican John James’s insurgent challenge to flip a long-time Democrat seat in Michigan is looking quite interesting.

The bottom line is that the Democrats needed to grab a net of four pick-ups to take over the U.S. Senate if President Trump would be reelected, or a net three gain if Biden would get in (because the Vice President casts tie-breaking votes in the Senate). The Democrats have failed in their effort to take the U.S. Senate despite their enormous spending advantage in excess of Republican campaign funding of Senate races. The American Republic survives.

That ends the immediate Democrat threats to destroy Constitutional protections and historic institutional checks and balances. By law, the House of Representatives alone simply cannot pass legislation that is not likewise passed in the Senate.

All those threats by House megalomaniacs and Democrat strategists to pack the courts? Or to make a small Democrat urban enclave, the District of Columbia, into a new 51st state United States? Or to add two more Democrat U.S. Senate seats by making Puerto Rico a 52nd state? And, for that matter, why not make Cuba a 53rd state, Venezuela a 54th state, Russia a 55th state, China a 56th state, Ocasio’s Congressional District in Queens a 57th state, and Ilhan Omar’s District a 58th state, and her hometown of Somalia a 59th state, and her beloved Iran a 60th state?

Ain’t gonna happen. None of it. With the ballots’ red glare in critical Republican states, the Fake News polls bursting in air, we emerged with proof through the night that our flag is still there.

We still will await results and challenges in the Presidential tallying. OK. And were any Trump supporters surprised that the polls were so wrong on so many of those battleground states? (Hint: No.)

But if those polls aimed at cheating the President and weakening his chances by demoralizing his voters into believing that their ballots would not matter, in fact those Fake News polls backfired. They stimulated Trump voting in Florida and Ohio to assure he would carry those states. They energized rural voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin to up-end the Corrupt Fake News monopolies once again.

And, perhaps most importantly, the Fake News polls helped persuade Joe Biden to stay in his basement for months, hiding out of trouble, hiding out of sight, and — most importantly — hiding off a campaign trail that might have bolstered one or two or three Democrats running to flip U.S. Senate seats in close races.

Thank you, polls. Thank you for persuading Biden to lie low.

It will be an interesting 24-72 hours ahead, as the Presidential race’s results clarify. But what is clear now is that the Democrats cannot reverse the courage of the Republicans, led by their standard-bearer in the White House, to add Justice Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democrats warned Republican Senators that they would be destroyed on Election Day if they voted to confirm the President’s fabulous Supreme Court appointment. The media predicted that the single deed of embattled Republicans confirming Justice Barrett would assure turning the Senate over to the Democrats.

And, instead, we see just the opposite: Republican voters in reality actually get stimulated and energized to come out and vote for Republican candidates especially when their elected representatives demonstrate backbone and guts, stand their ground, and resist the Bush-McCain School of Republicanism that suggests they will do best if they vote like Democrats.

Schumer again will be Senate Minority Leader, consigned to belly-aching. If Mitch McConnell has a Republican President in the White House, count on a blitz of more great federal judges. If not, then count on a remarkable generational change that sees Republicans stop mindlessly rubber-stamping Democrat judicial choices and instead start subjecting them to strict scrutiny, perhaps bartering judicial nominees for Democrat House accommodations on legislation. And McConnell, who now is reelected, is set for the next six years.

Most importantly, while so much remains at stake as the White House results remain ever so close — whether we will have four more years of an excellent President, one of the five or six best in our history, who will be even better now that he “knows the ropes” and has the All-Star team in place that he lacked four years ago . . . or whether we are looking at a Kamala Harris presidency — what matters immediately is that the worst of the evil has been vanquished.

The U.S. Senate has held. The American Republic has survived.

Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer is adjunct professor of law at two prominent Southern California law schools, Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, congregational rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California, and has held prominent leadership roles in several national rabbinic and other Jewish organizations. He was Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served for most of the past decade on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. His writings have appeared in The Weekly Standard, National Review, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Jerusalem Post, American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, and Israel National News. Other writings are collected at .