One cannot reach ideological Republicans because it is not about wrong or right. It is solely about getting their way. They are only concerned about their wealth and ideological maximization at all costs. The rendering debris is immaterial to them.
If one doubts the former, watch how Senator Mitch McConnell and Sean Hannity mock President Obama on the sly pointing out that his judicial appointments were purposefully stymied.
McConnell & Hannity laughing at what he did to Obama
Daily Kos’ Joan McCarter describes McConnell’s destruction of the Senate and the Judiciary in a recent article.
Moscow Mitch McConnell didn’t just casually toss the Constitution into the trash on Sean Hannity’s show Thursday when he promised Donald Trump would be in control of his own impeachment hearing. He gloated over his wanton destruction of federal judiciary, laughing at Hannity for saying that he was shocked President Obama left judicial vacancies.
“I’ll tell you why,” he answered. “I was in charge of what we did the last two years of the Obama administration.” Then he laughed.
He laughed over the fact that he single-handedly refused to let the Senate advise and consent on President Obama’s judicial nominees. He’s laughing over the fact that he left all those vacancies open for Donald Trump. For Trump. Including a Supreme Court seat.
He’s now reached an obscene milestone—50 circuit court judges confirmed. Fifty. These are the judges that will send every anti-abortion, anti-civil rights, anti-environment case from the states up to the Supreme Court. For decades to come, because many of them are very young and these are lifetime appointments. He’s reached his goal on the circuits, he told POLITICO, and is moving on. “Whatever’s on the calendar, I’m going to make every effort I can to clear them all,” McConnell said. “We’ve already […] finished up the circuits. So I’m going to make my best effort to clear the calendar of district judges by the end of the year.”
Repairing the damage will not be easy. It will take concerted wins by progressives cycle after cycle to rebalance the courts away from incompetent corporate and ideological hacks. We have capitulated for too long and the results are in full view for all to see.