Nixon lost and by the time he became president, liberals Byron White and Thurgood Marshall were on the Supreme Court, Medicaid was the law of the land, and the Great Society was turning cities into slums in the name of urban renewal.
President Nixon's appointees to the Supreme Court confirmed by the Senate were Warren E. Burger, Harry Blackmun, Lewis F. Powell, and William Rehnquist. He could have had more Rehnquists, but the Democratic Senate turned down G. Harrold Carswell and Clement Haynsworth -- in the first rejections of Supreme Court appointees in more than forty years.
Like Bill Clinton, Kennedy was not evil but he led an evil party that wanted (and still wants) a Soviet-style system of governance in which the Kremlin (Washington) manages the economy, and dissent is quashed in the name of stopping hate speech.
I am amused therefore when the National Review climbs its high horse and claims it is my moral superior because it will do nothing to stop the most corrupt and communistic presidential candidate from winning the White House. She does evil. She is Imelda Marcos without the shoes.
Now I differentiate between evil acts and evil people. When an evil person does an evil thing, there is little I can do except protest. But when a good person accommodates evil, I must call them out.
If the National Review's roster of self-righteous snobs thinks they will regain the head of the conservative movement, I have some good news -- They Will Fail. There is no post-Hillary conservatism. Even if we find another Reagan, it will be too late.
Reagan railed against Medicaid in 1964. A year later, it passed. By the time Reagan became president sixteen years later, there was naught he could do to stick that toothpaste back in the tube.
It is too late to reverse Roe-Wade. It is too late to repeal Obamacare. The only repeals allowed are the conservative rulings and laws.
If Hillary wins, the damage is permanent.
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