Monday, February 13, 2017
No More Mr. Nice Guy! NO to Judge Gorsuch!
I saw it today for the first time -- a 30-second TV ad touting Trump's SCOTUS pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch. I can't believe we've sunk so low.
The ad is paid for by the Judicial Crisis Network (nice name!), a purely partisan 501(c)(4) devoted to promoting ideologically conservative judges.
In the ad, "Jane" is a former Gorsuch clerk who worked in the Obama adminsistration and she wants us to know that Judge Gorsuch is a just wonderful human being. No worries!
Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit! I don't believe you, Jane, and I don't care! It's time for a little turnabout-is-fair-play. No more Mr. Nice Guy! It's time to fight fire with fire and show the Republicans all the same courtesy and consideration with Gorsuch that they extended to Judge Merrick Garland -- which is to say none at all!
Gorsuch can't get Senate confirmation without 8 or more Democrats, and that's just not gonna happen. No way. So he's a no-go, it's a stand-off and the open seat will remain unfilled.
Unless ol' Turtle Face changes the rules and takes the easy way, the "nuclear option," and allows confirmation by a simple majority. And that's almost certainly what McConnell will do, because it's all he can do.
But just remember, Mitch, what goes around comes around. Watch out for next time!