Wednesday, March 22, 2017

One of the greatest thefts in American politics

This is all great, but I have to emphasize Seth Meyer's point from later in the video: "Of course, Republicans are probably so giddy during the hearings because they knew they were getting away with one of the greatest thefts in modern politics, the stealing of a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court from President Obama."

And remember: "Fundamentally, these hearings are awkward because we're in the unprecedented situation of a president trying to fill a stolen Supreme Court seat while under the cloud of an FBI investigation."

This Supreme Court seat wasn't just stolen by the Republican Party, it was stolen with the active help of Vladimir Putin, the dictator of Russia!

What has happened to my country? What is happening to my country? And what will continue to happen to my country over the next four years - and over the next 30 years or more with another right-wing extremist on the Supreme Court?


m1nks said...

I don't know if he's as bad as all that. He's more right wing than left but he doesn't seem to be an outright crazy like Scalia was. I'm angry that the Republicans have once again shown that they can get away with their behaviour but, tbh, I think this pick could have been a lot worse.

Bill Garthright said...

I hope so, m1nks, but I'm skeptical. Right-wingers are ecstatic over his nomination. As far as I've seen, there isn't anyone on the right, no matter how extreme, who isn't happy about Gorsuch.

Remember, Chief Justice Roberts, too, pretended to be more moderate when he was being confirmed to a lifetime appointment. And Gorsuch has simply been avoiding questions, rather than answering them.

I think we'll find that his judicial opinions will mirror Scalia's. Indeed, he's been quite consistent in praising Scalia. But he is going to be our next Supreme Court justice. The Republican Party - with a little help from Vladimir Putin - have succeeded in this particular theft.