If the Supreme Court does indeed overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats will have lost their unearned judicial safety net on the issue of abortion.
As is the norm when Democrats lose, the answer is to rig the system in their favor.
Democrats have once again revived the idea of packing the Supreme Court, wanting to add more liberal justices so the party can get the outcomes it wants. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) said that such a plan is “necessary to restore balance to the court” and that it is “even more obvious to more people now.” Democrats can’t be allowed to lose, you see, so every institution must be bent to their will.
According to Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) in 2021, Republicans “stole the court’s majority” and completed a “crime spree.” Rep. Mondaire Jones said that the Supreme Court has been “hostile to democracy itself.” Jones is still banging the drum on court-packing, saying it is the “only policy that would restore sanity to this broken court.” He was among the 52 House Democrats who co-sponsored Markey’s bill in 2021, and those Democrats are once again raising the idea.
A stolen, illegitimate, and far-right Supreme Court majority appears set to destroy the right to abortion, an essential right which protects the health, safety, and freedom of millions of Americans. There is no other recourse. We must expand the court.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 3, 2022
To my colleagues: It’s not too late to support the only policy that would restore sanity to this broken Court. It’s not too late to add four seats.— Mondaire Jones (@MondaireJones) May 3, 2022
This is par for the course for the Democratic Party.
When Democrats lose, it’s always because the rules are unfair. The Senate is unfair because Democrats don’t want to worry about winning over voters in red and purple states, so their solution is to add two automatic Democratic senators from deep-blue Washington, D.C.
When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, it wasn’t her fault for running a lackluster campaign and failing to campaign in swing states such as Wisconsin. It was the fault of the Electoral College because Clinton won voters that really matter to Democrats in Los Angeles and New York City, so it must be abolished.
Democrats always blame gerrymandering when they lose control of the House of Representatives, even though Democrats are just as guilty of gerrymandering as Republicans are, perhaps more so this cycle. Democrats want maps to be made by “independent” commissions that conveniently create Democratic-friendly districts in states such as California. When commissions actually create fair, sensible maps, as Maryland’s did, Democrats reject them.
When Democrats lose individual races, voter suppression becomes the excuse, even when there is record turnout and no proof that voters were turned away or prevented from voting.
The Democratic Party operates with the same level of sportsmanship as your average spoiled kindergartner. The game is unfair whenever they lose, and the rules should be changed on the spot so they can win. Democrats don’t want to do the heavy lifting of winning over voters. That's why it is so threatening for them that the Supreme Court would let state legislatures choose their own abortion policies. Democrats will demand court-packing right up until they lose the House and Senate in November and the presidency in 2024, and then they'll call court-packing the worst abuse of power ever conceived of.
No loss, whether in elections or in court rulings, is ever legitimate to Democrats.