Washington, D.C. The White House. June 30, 2015:
To say it was a shock that Antonin Scalia announced his immediate resignation from the Supreme Court as soon as the new Congress was sworn in would be a huge understatement. There had been inklings that medical issues would force Scalia to step down, but nobody had taken them that seriously.
But that was nothing like the shock when Barack Obama immediately nominated Eric Holder to fill his position. The Senate, which was evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, deadlocked on party lines, leaving it to Joe Biden to cast the deciding vote that put Holder on the Supreme Court.
The Soros groups moved quickly, bringing multiple cases challenging the Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller that “the Second Amendment protects a personal right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes, most notably for self-defense within the home.” The Obama dominated lower federal courts fast-tracked the decision to the Supreme Court, and by a five to four vote, the Supreme Court overturned Heller, ruling that the Second Amendment applied to bearing arms as part of a state militia and only as part of a state militia. Veteran court observers were shocked with the triumphant, and near sneering, tone adopted by Justice Holder, the deciding vote, as he read portions of the majority decision from the bench on the last day of the session.
Later that day, Justice Holder joined President Obama in Obama’s private study adjacent to the oval office, where several bottles of champagne chilled in silver ice buckets. A knock on the door, and Obama’s secretary peeks her head in and says, “she’s here.” Obama, replies with a big grin on her face “well, let her in; let her in.” Obama and Holder stand to greet the guest of honor and Obama nodding at the guest says, “Eric, I only thought it would be right to share this moment with the person who made your appointment possible, Jeanne Shaheen.”
As the trio got to work on their third bottle of champagne, Obama asks, “now, now Jeannie, come on, tell us what was the key to your hanging on and beating Scott Brown. It was my get-out-the-vote operation; wasn’t it.” Shaheen smiled and responded, “well, Mr. President, with all due respect, you really need to thank the New Hampshire GOP for finally making meaningful gun control a reality. Enough of the, shall we call them “no-compromise Republicans,” stayed home or cast a vote for John Stark that I was able to win.”
Obama puts his champagne glass down, and says to Shaheen, slowly, seriously, “You’re telling me that some Republicans in New Hampshire made it possible for me to appoint Eric to the Supreme Court”? Shaheen, her mouth once again filled to the brim with champagne and brie, nods vigorously and after a few moments of rapid chewing and swallowing, giggles and says, “I am, Mr. President.” The three then laugh uproariously for several minutes. When they finally regain their composure, Holder refills the champagne glasses, and chuckling says “Mr. President, a toast, ….. “to fools.” Three voices in unison, “to fools.” Glasses clink, champagne is slurped and the sound of laughter echoes through the White House.
Meanwhile at a secret location in Concord, New Hampshire, an emergency meeting of Republican Platform Purity Caucus of New Hampshire:
June Kormier, one of the group’s most vocal members, clears her throat, and nods to Rob Klegg, who was one of the most vociferous advocates during the 2014 election of not voting for Scott Brown. “Rob, this is all the establishment’s fault. If they hadn’t forced Brown on us we wouldn’t be in this mess.” Klegg, still as ashen as when he learned about the Supreme Court decision, in a barely audible voice says, “I never thought this would happen. Iowa was supposed to go Republican. Then Reid used the nuclear option. I can’t believe it.”
Suddenly the phone rings. Jimbo Rindell from WNUR is on the line and wants to know the Purity Caucus’s reaction to the rumor that the Governor will be calling the Legislature back in session to address gun-control legislation in light of today’s Supreme Court decision.
Klegg hangs up the phone and glances at Kormier, who has gone from defiant to shaken in a heartbeat. “What are we going to do, Rob, what are we going to do?” Klegg casts her a withering glance, “all the polls had Iowa going Republican. We did the right thing. It’s those stupid Hoosiers. I’ll bet they don’t even mandate bariatric surgery in Iowa.”
Suddenly the door crashes in and R.J. Fooell, another vocal leader of the anti-Brown crowd, lands on the floor with a thud, a Glock in each hand. Rising unsteadily Fooell screams, “this is the establishment’s fault. By not backing my House Resolution recognizing that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to own M1A1 Abrams tanks and Hellfire missiles, and additionally requiring elementary schools to hold machine-gun shoots, the establishment devalued the Second Amendment.” Kormier, chimes in, “he’s right Rob; he’s right; this is all the establishment’s fault.”
Fooell then leaps through the nearest window: Klegg and Cormier ducks as glass shatters everywhere. Fooell then races for his off-road segway, indiscriminately firing his Glocks and shouting, “segway to the sound of the guns.”
Concord, New Hampshire, the steps of the Statehouse, June 30, 2020:
June Kormier and Rob Klegg watch the yearly protest of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Heller. Kormier finally breaks the silence, “well this is four years in a row we have had less than a dozen people show.” Klegg nods, “people just gave up after Hillary was elected in 2016.” Kormier, replies “RINOs. They’re just RINOS. Stupid RINOs” “But Rob we never compromised our principles one bit. Better to have no right to bear firearms than to vote for a candidate who is not 100 percent with us on the issues that we think are important.”
A stirring is heard in the small crowd of protestors, and they turn as one to watch a bedraggled figure on a beat-up segway approach. Klegg, turns to Cormier, and they both mutter “Fooell.” And Fooell begins his too familiar harangue.