Joe Biden just turned the tables on McConnell and Republicans in epic SCOTUS tweetstorm

Former Vice President Joe Biden earned the term “uncle Joe” during his tenure with Barack Obama because of his warm, welcoming manner of speaking as well as his no-nonsense attitude.

In spite of being a “scrappy boy from Scranton,” Biden has often remained somewhat impartial on matters of Republicans versus Democrats, as the 75-year-old often pines for the days when the parties represented opposing ideas and honest dialogue.

As of Thursday, and in the wake of Justice Kennedy’s cowardly decision to retire, Biden has dipped back into his “scrappy” roots and came out swinging in a beautiful succession of tweets.

To call it a “tweet storm” seems too harsh and implies Biden flew off the hinges a la Donald Trump on any given day – but the well-spoken VP showed an eloquence a Trump could never comprehend.

Biden begins by quoting himself from a year ago, when he said “we’re living through a battle for the soul of this nation.”

“Now there can be no doubt. Roe, Obergefell, Fisher, and more-so many of our fundamental rights, freedoms, and liberties-and the rule of law-are all at risk.”

The cowardice displayed by Justice Kennedy yesterday puts at risk every progressive Supreme Court decision of the last century, and leaves it on the chopping block for the rest of our lives. Biden’s willingness to acknowledge this is important, especially in the midst of calls for “civility” against the very people putting the rights or the marginalized on the line for the sake of tax breaks.

Biden continues with a simple wish, that the “President would engage in conversations and nominate a consensus candidate,” acknowledging the precedent set by past administrations to do just that. “That’s what America needs and deserves,” he points out, before admitting the obvious – “He won’t.”

He makes a similar wish in the direction of the Republican-controlled Senate before admitting the same thing, “it no longer has the will” to do the right thing.

“Advice and consent,” begins his fourth tweet, before he officially makes the most important call of his political career:

“Absent [advice and consent]-which we’ve always had for nominees in election years in the past – we shouldn’t move forward with hearings or a vote before the mid-term elections.”

That was the “rule” ugly-turtle Mitch McConnell made up in an effort to block Barack Obama’s rightful appointment of a Supreme Court Justice after the universe gifted us the death of Antonin Scalia. McConnell waited seven months in an election year to “give voters the opportunity to decide the Supreme Court pick.”

It’s only five months until the November midterms, and will only be four after Kennedy’s official retirement date. But McConnell, like all Republicans, doesn’t care one bit about hypocrisy and will ruthlessly do whatever it takes to get his way.

Biden acknowledges this in his final tweet, and begs American voters to take action.

“It’s up to us, America. Speak out Rise up. Be heard. The price to be paid for putting our values at risk must be clear. Now.”

His final sentence delivers the most powerful message of all five tweets – “show up to vote this November – in numbers like we’ve never seen.”

That is the only recourse we have left – vote. Talk to your friends and family. If they plan to vote Republican, I am sorry to be the one to tell you this but they are not your friend nor your family – they are the enemy and must be treated as such.

If you can change their mind, do it; the more democratic votes in November, the better. But stupidity and stubbornness are hard to overcome, so it might be time to leave them where their ideology belongs – in the past.

To the future.

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Salvatore Nicholas

Salvatore is a producer, political writer, comedian and LGBTQ activist (in no particular order). He resides in Los Angeles with his two cats and encyclopedic knowledge of Britney's discography.