Update: The fog of war continues. The Ninth Circuit declared war on President Trump, the Executive Branch, and our system of enumerated powers and separation of powers. That is the main lesson from their latest clown ruling on President Trump’s immigration order. Now the Ninth Circus has gone further nuts, if that is possible. There is a new order from the Ninth Circus:
BREAKING: 9th Circuit Judge Wants Another Vote over Trump Travel Ban Decision
In a somewhat rare move, one of the judges on the 9th Circuit of Appeals has made a request that a vote be taken as to whether the order issued by the three judges Thursday night should be reconsidered en banc, which means before the entire 9th Circuit bench rather than by just the panel selected from them. It’s not clear if this mean that this judge believes that there is enough votes to overturn the lower court’s decision which put a temporary halt to Trump’s controversial travel ban. Regardless, it is an interesting move, and throws another legal twist into the ongoing court battle between President Trump and those trying to prevent his controversial immigration ban from being enforced. [snip]
The court has instructed both Trump’s team and lawyers for the State of Washington and Minnesota to file briefs due by Thursday February 16th, stating whether they believe the motion should be considered en banc. Earlier today, Trump indicated that he did not plan to appeal the 9th Circuit’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, and instead planned to fight the case on the merits in the lower court.
What does this all mean? Is the Ninth Circus afraid of what has been unleashed by it’s mad war against separation of powers and at least one judge is blinking, afraid or concerned by the implications of what the Ninth Circus has done? Or is the fear of President Trump forcing the Ninth Circus to reconsider their craziness? Or is the Ninth Circus afraid that President Trump’s alleged plans to fight the case in the lower court and the court of public opinion and thereby this new order is a way to force President Trump to stay at the appeals level and on to the Supreme Court before Justice Gorsuch appears on the high court?
We won’t speculate as to those questions. But we do know who will win and who will lose: President Trump will win and the Ninth Circuit will lose. Why do we say that with such assuredness? Because President Trump has a lot of cards to play while the Ninth Circuit – with it’s ridiculous ruling which gave standing to non-citizens in other countries and gave legal standing to the complaining states without real grievances – played it’s last hand.
Eventually this all goes to the Supreme Court, unless the Ninth Circus surrenders, and President Trump has the appointment trump hand. The Ninth Circus is in for a world of hurt, possibly including getting smashed to bits, and of course the Congress can always cut the court budget giving the Ninth Circus and the Judicial Branch a good lesson in separation of powers.
What would we like to see happen in our entertainment fantasies? It would be fun if Attorney General Jeff Sessions would reply to the court with a letter saying “listen you dumbass motherf*cker refugees from Barnum & Bailey, you will get an asswhipping ejamacation on separation of powers when we bust up your little clown tent and start to pass legislation with Article III, Section 2 “exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make” which strip you of judicial review and then you can chew on your own butts for taking on President Trump before I was in office and he had to fight you alone you jerkoff lunatics, and let me also tell you you goddamned motherfu*king ….”
President Trump is no Mae West. Mae, as Flower Belle, is asked by a judge “Are you trying to show contempt for this court?” Mae responds: “No. I’m doing my best to hide it.” President Trump does not hide his contempt for the ridiculous court which presumes to intrude on his Executive Branch prerogatives in violation of the separation of powers.
The Ninth Circus has made it’s ridiculous ruling (full text HERE) on President Trump’s executive order on immigration. As expected, the Ninth Circus of Hell, the Circuit most overturned by the Supreme Court, upheld the district court clown’s temporary restraining order.
As we wrote previously, President Trump will eventually win this battle for the reasons we outlined (um, paging Justice Gorsuch, paging Justice Gorsuch – time to bitch-slap the Ninth Circus clowns!). The good news in all this is that as of today the newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on the job and ready to help President Trump.
So what happens now? There are essentially two options: Option 1: ask Justice Kennedy for a stay from the TRO, which we suspect Justice Kennedy would grant and then continue to slog it out in the courts until reinforcements arrive to support President Trump in the Supreme Court. Option 2: go full tilt political on this and burn down the liberal Ninth Circuit – holding these leftist loons responsible if their stay of President Trump’s order leads to any harm to this country – and going to the country to denounce the leftist loons.
Big Media has already declared President Trump is on a “collision course” with the left and that includes the leftist loons in the judiciary so this is just sauce for this strong leader. President Trump has a strong case to make to the American people on immigration and the American people agree with President Trump:
Donald Trump’s most controversial executive orders have proved to be his most popular, according to a new poll, suggesting that protests and their attendant media coverage aren’t reliable indicators of what Americans expect of their new president.
Fifty-five per cent of registered voters support Trump’s travel ban affecting seven Muslim-majority countries. The same number approve of his plan to deny federal funds to cities that shield illegal-immigrant criminals from deportation.
The numbers come from a new Morning Consult poll conducted for the Washington, D.C.-area Politico newspaper.
Also winning the approval of an American majority is the president’s demand that bureaucrats freeze new federal regulations until his administration can review them and assess their impacts. That measure has 54-percent approval. [snip]
The remaining eight executive orders in the new poll won support from between 46 and 49 per cent of registered voters.
None of them is ‘under water’ – political-speak for having more disapproval than approval.
It’s not just the American people. The West is uniting behind President Trump’s ideas:
What Do Europeans Think About Muslim Immigration?
There is evidence to suggest that both Trump and these radical right-wing parties reflect an underlying reservoir of public support.
Drawing on a unique, new Chatham House survey of more than 10,000 people from 10 European states, we can throw new light on what people think about migration from mainly Muslim countries. Our results are striking and sobering. They suggest that public opposition to any further migration from predominantly Muslim states is by no means confined to Trump’s electorate in the US but is fairly widespread.
In our survey, carried out before President Trump’s executive order was announced, respondents were given the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped’. They were then asked to what extent did they agree or disagree with this statement. Overall, across all 10 of the European countries an average of 55% agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped, 25% neither agreed nor disagreed and 20% disagreed.
Majorities in all but two of the ten states agreed, ranging from 71% in Poland, 65% in Austria, 53% in Germany and 51% in Italy to 47% in the United Kingdom and 41% in Spain. In no country did the percentage that disagreed surpass 32%.
Public opposition to further migration from Muslim states is especially intense in Austria, Poland, Hungary, France and Belgium, despite these countries having very different sized resident Muslim populations. In each of these countries, at least 38% of the sample ‘strongly agreed’ with the statement. With the exception of Poland, these countries have either been at the centre of the refugee crisis or experienced terrorist attacks in recent years. It is also worth noting that in most of these states the radical right is, to varying degrees, entrenched as a political force and is looking to mobilize this angst over Islam into the ballot box, either at elections in 2017 or longer term.
President Trump did not issue a Muslim ban, but it would appear that as a political argument, it is a strong one.
Option 1 or Option 2? With this violation of the separation of powers doctrine, three clowns in the Ninth Circus have opened a war on the executive branch. The notion, as today’s decision states, that Washington state has standing in this suit because some of its students are inconvenienced is an appalling standard. The notion that these judges get to decide, however disguised, on the wisdom of the President’s policy instead of strictly on the law and presidential authority is a casus belli. The Ninth Circus has declared war on President Trump so President Trump is justified if he decides to go all out war as well.
Option 1 or Option 2? Which will President Trump choose? Perhaps a combination of Option 1 and Option 2: a fight in the court system and the court of public opinion? You betcha, in all caps:
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017