July 10, 2018

I'm jealous: Americans get to debate the SCOTUS pick — Why don't Canadians?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Anthony Kennedy, a judge who has sat on the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 years, announced he is retiring, and last night, Donald Trump nominated his replacement: Brett Kavanaugh.

Unlike Canada, where our prime minister just makes the pick and it’s done, in the U.S., the Senate gets to grill the president’s nominees, and it goes hard. Quite a few nominees don’t make it.

This forces the president to think carefully about who he is going to choose; they generally have to have some real talent, merit and track record, and be ideologically temperate enough to carry the Senate.

I think Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed, but it’s going to be a noisy fight, as well it should be. 

Now compare all of that to Canada.

If you’re watching my show, you’re probably pretty political. But how many Canadian Supreme Court judges can you name?

Why not? Do you not think it’s important? Do you not think they are political, and powerful, and have as many opinions as Ruth Bader Ginsburg — even if they’re smarter than her, and keep their opinions to themselves?

Stephen Harper started a tradition of having a ceremonial meeting of his nominee before a parliamentary committee that asked a few gentle questions of his choices, and that was it — no vote, no nothing. It was all for show.

Watching Trump appoint Kavanaugh, I’m jealous. Not just of a president who is unafraid to make a truly conservative choice. But of an entire system that treats the court like what it is — just another branch of government, that is not infallible, and that, at the end of the day, must serve its people, and at least during the nomination process, has to act like it.

I think our own Supreme Court could use a dose of that, don’t you...?

NEXT: Joel Pollak, Senior Editor at Large at Breitbart.com, comes on to talk more about the Left's hysteria over Kavanaugh.

THEN: Iranian activist Erica Kasraie makes a return visit to update the stories of two Iranian women who've been persecuted: One for dancing, and another who waved her hijab in a protest.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-07-11 17:17:35 -0400
Trump is more impressive every day. The left hate that. I hope this judge ends up being a good counter to those on the left. Ruth Ginsberg conceivably could be leaving another opening for Trump for another judicial pic.

I still can’t forgive Harper for not selecting any conservative judges when he had the chance. It is kind of scary that our PM has sole say on the selection.
commented 2018-07-11 17:08:56 -0400
Thank you Mr, Ford indeed!!
I can feel the breeze from Wynne’s head spinning all the way across the country. I hope the example motivates parents in BC to step it up. Under this ndp gov here, overturning it is unlikely. We have to get Horgan out.

Ford is an inspiration and this is the beginning of the end for sogi in all provinces who had it imposed on them. Step by step we are going to make Canada healthy again.
commented 2018-07-11 16:18:23 -0400
“… leftists are already planning protests …”

Let their faux outrage begin, real Canadians are getting angry. Soros funded protesters DO NOT reflect the desires and wishes of Canadians. People are rousing from their slumber, that is why the leftard propaganda machinery is in full swing across North America both Canada and the States.
commented 2018-07-11 16:05:55 -0400
Promise made, promise kept. Thank you Mr. Ford.
commented 2018-07-11 16:04:57 -0400
Hyacinth, leftists are already planning protests….the outrage machine has been engaged!!
commented 2018-07-11 14:52:48 -0400
Just as Trump is busy draining the swamp for his nation so too is Ford for Ontario. That controversial sex ed curriculum created by Ben Levin and Wynne is now overturned!! One small step of many to come, a lot more to drain both provincially and federally. Man up Scheer, start earning your pay.


TORONTO — Ontario’s education minister says the sex-ed curriculum taught to children in the coming school year will be an older version, not the controversial updated program brought in by the previous government.

Lisa Thompson says ministry staff are working to inform school boards of the decision to revert to the curriculum that was in place before 2015.

Thompson says the ministry will be moving quickly to consult parents on how to update the curriculum and details on that process will be coming soon. …"
commented 2018-07-11 14:14:53 -0400
“Keith Barnes commented 17 hours ago
I would not be surprised to find the same judges in the supreme court that were there when Trudeau’s father was in power.”

SCOC presently has one Martin appointee, six Harper appointees, and two J. Trudeau appointees. Our supreme court turns over far faster than the American one – not only are there no PET appointees on the SCOC (the last one retired nearly two decades ago) but none of the current justices have served alongside one.

This is easy information to find.
commented 2018-07-11 10:41:58 -0400
Liza, IMO Monsef is an Iranian government operative sitting our Parliament. The LPC nomination process was rigged in her favour.
commented 2018-07-11 02:15:38 -0400
Iran is where Monsef was born(she lied and said Afghanistan) She is on about fat shaming on her twitter. All the liberal cows mooing over silly, inconsequential things, which have no business on the lips of serious politicians. Some feminist Monsef is. Not a word . Not surprising. She thinks Shariah law is just dandy. What is she still doing here. Shouldn’t she be deported for giving incorrect information about her place of birth, and holding onto the lie after she was elected MP.
commented 2018-07-11 00:18:25 -0400
This fascist Iranian regime, that encourages Iranians to shout “Death to America! Death to Israel!” and works relentlessly to acquire nuclear weapons behind a facade of deception, is the one that Obama did everything in his power as POTUS to strengthen and preserve. What unbelievable courage the dissenters in Iran must have to defy not only the fascist Iranian regime, but the power of the United States when Obama was POTUS. No wonder the love Donald Trump. They see that unlike Obama, he is with them in their struggle for freedom.
commented 2018-07-10 23:09:15 -0400
Praying for the end of the insane Islamic revolution in Iran that burdens, persecutes and punishes the great Persian people since 1979. I wish Sting, Bono, Trudeau, Madonna, all feminists or anyone in Hollywood or the CBC would speak up for Maedeh. I think we will only hear crickets from the left for her. Thanks for the story Rebel Media.
commented 2018-07-10 23:06:16 -0400
80 Lashes & 4 years Imprisonment? Majda is Truly a Martyr:
commented 2018-07-10 22:45:04 -0400
Liza Rosie,—— Our Canadian Parliamentary System used to be watched by Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, and the 3rd Party Opposition. If the Opposition Leader missed something, a very capable person like Ed Broadbent or Tom Mulcair would take up the slack. That was until the Liberals moved completely left, so the NDP can’t criticize much any more.
Another reason for this incompetence is the CPC and the Party Leader sent many competent people packing, and held on to closet Liberals like Michael Chan.
commented 2018-07-10 22:39:48 -0400
commented 2018-07-10 22:37:03 -0400
It’s safe to assume that Iranians who aren’t Muslims love Donald Trump. They live in the harsh reality of severe oppression and subjugation of non-Muslims in a Sharia state. Trump’s loathing of that regime mirrors theirs.
commented 2018-07-10 22:14:40 -0400
There must be a lot wrong with our Parliamentary system for Trudeau to be getting away with the crap he is pulling. I didn’t realise just how flawed until Justin came along.
commented 2018-07-10 22:14:10 -0400
Ezra, we have voters who are in love with the biggest con job in politics going today, what makes you think that they’ll become engaged in something as important as a Supreme Court appointment?
If you remember, we even had to get the name Alex Menassian from a foreign source…there is far too much trust of the flaccid media in this country to have certain discussions, even for grown ups.
commented 2018-07-10 22:13:11 -0400
After 5 ethics violations you expect Justin to be accountable. Like Hillary I’m not holding my breath. Canadians are stupid and if they remain passive they will suffer the same demise as Europe. The media pushes propaganda and Suzuki says we are willfully blind. There’s no justice
commented 2018-07-10 21:33:09 -0400
The very likable ERICA KASRAIE SAID:….The Iranian people love Trump and are looking to the US as a Beacon of Freedom. Ezra was shocked to hear that.

Ezra and his audience shouldn’t be too GULLIBLE as there has never been any proof of this, after all, Iran is A Muslim Country. They would sooner KILL you than you change their way of life and Sharia Law.
All I have ever seen in Iran is THE MAJORITY CHANTING " DEATH TO AMERICA."
Zebras never loose their stripes.
commented 2018-07-10 21:13:34 -0400
- Much of the important political events in Canada are done behind closed doors. Harper’s Supreme court picks were a disaster. Activist judges can be (are) a disaster.

- Brett Kavanaugh sounds like a great pick. Trump may have 2 more Supreme Court judges before he’s done. As long as the picks are dedicated to upholding the Constitution, most should be happy with it. Today’s Democrats seem to hate the Constitution though so they started protesting as soon as Kennedy announced he was retiring.

- Iran’s Islamic government cannot fall fast enough. Iran has become a s***hole nation under them. And the mainstream media drops the ball again – big surprise.
commented 2018-07-10 21:01:57 -0400
I would not be surprised to find the same judges in the supreme court that were there when Trudeau’s father was in power.
It is time that they became elected appointments, before they all become Muslim head choppers.
commented 2018-07-10 21:01:19 -0400
The protests last night, and, the upcoming rage machine against the nomination of judge Kavanaugh is predictable, Dems drum up all kinds of reasons to whip up it’s base. Maxine Waters is one of the mouthpieces, she overstepped last time and is in hot water as a result.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is long past her expiration date…her public comments about DJT reveal she is incapable of being impartial and behave in such a way to respect the SCOTUS and her fellow jurists.
She has wanted to lower the age of consent to 12 years old…very ideologically sick woman who really should retire, 85 years old!

Horrible regime in Iran, I hope the people liberate themselves soon.
commented 2018-07-10 20:53:19 -0400
Yes, our judges should been subjected to the same hard questions. Obviously, having them appointed by our government isn’t working out very well.