Later today, the Republicans apparently will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in the Torricelli case. I think this is a mistake. I don’t think the Supreme Court will get involved, and if they don’t their inaction will be perceived as validation of what the Democrats have done. Also, the Supreme Court appeal is too reminiscent of Florida. Everyone talks about how the New Jersey situation is like Florida two years ago, but the key difference is that in Florida the Democrats tried to steal the election after it was over. Here, they are bending the law for the same purpose, but before the election takes place. In Florida, the Republicans had no alternative but to fight in the courts. In New Jersey, they do have an alternative: to take their case to the voters and try to rally public sentiment against the Democrats’ corruption and lawlessness. That’s what they should do. See also
Andrew Sullivan’s excellent analysis.
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