Politico is doing the dirty work for the U.S. Senate Democrats who are trying to smear Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as a plagiarist. First, Politico is running true to form as anything but a fair and balanced ‘news’ organ. We’re not even asking it to be conservative leaning. Simply do not apply the liberal template to everything reported as if it were evenly handled.
Politico contacted six professors, cherry-picked no doubt, one of whom was quoted as saying “each of the individual incidents constitutes a violation of academic ethics” about the indicted writings of Gorsuch. The supposed violations were discussed by others who mention that these few similarities in no way represented plagiarism in their professional opinions.
So, that round has been fired and missed its target…unless you are one of the elite leftists who simply know better. That would include such wise people as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Democrat minority leader in the Senate. Now it is time for the confirmation to be completed…with the nuclear option used if necessary. The ‘nuclear option’ as it has been called, an option not used all that often but nonetheless part of the tools available in the Senate requires a simple majority (51) to pass muster. As we wrote earlier, the ‘nuclear option’ more than likely will be invoked since there are no Democrat Senators willing to break ranks with their party. This purely political show will receive solid press coverage since much of the press is slanted toward the left, as well.
The ‘nuclear option’ as it has been called, is an option not used all that often but nonetheless part of the tools available in the Senate. As we wrote earlier, the ‘nuclear option’ more than likely will be invoked since there are not enough Democrat Senators willing to break ranks with their party. This purely political show will receive solid press coverage since much of the press is slanted toward the left, as well.
The bottom line, however, is simple. There will be a new U.S. Supreme Court Justice and his name will be Neil Gorsuch. He will be true to his conservative roots and beliefs. And, with good health, he will be on this Court for a long, long time and will have a heavy influence on jurisprudence for that period and beyond. His positions on subjects during his hearing were spot-on with conservative thinking, at least with my conservative thinking. He is anathema to Democrats. He will challenge Justice Roberts whom we have hoped all along would be a straight-line conservative, but who has been disappointing on occasion.
That having been said, Justice Gorsuch will not be a pawn. His decisions will be well-reasoned and fairly concluded no matter the politics involved. He is not a token conservative, and he is unlikely to be very tolerant of those who have no business in that courtroom. He handled the congressional frog-walk ably and left the liberals quaking. They know they’ve met a very able match, if not truly a superior intellectual match. It may take a year or so for the true intellect to show itself.
Democrats will fume, but they, if they were being honest, would admit that if roles were reversed, they would have jumped at the chance to use that option. Trash talk will probably be heard, but that will simply be the frustration of the Democrats showing itself.
This will signal a rough and tumble congressional period to follow but that session would’ve been rough and tumble even if the Republicans had decided against using the nuclear option. This has always been a sore spot with me. When the Republicans have such an opportunity, they too often try to show the Dems that they will play under the rules in place, but the Dems never recall that they should reciprocate in similar situations.
Finally, it seems that Republicans have found a backbone and that they will stand tall in the face of Democrat and media criticism. Even the wishy-washy centrist Republicans will have found it impossible to avoid going along with their counterparts. Theirs would be an extremely bleak world should that occur. It might look like KP duty every day for six months.
A Justice Gorsuch will raise the level of quality of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is essentially the creme de la creme of jurists in our country. His opinions are works of legal art. He couples all of these attributes with a great personality, in addition to one of the best legal minds ever in this country.
I cannot imagine the angst Sen. Chuck Schumer is enduring and which he will continue to endure for years to come. He will continue to spit and sputter, but to no real avail given the make-up of this U.S. Supreme Court. Will Republicans find a surprise once in a while from soon-to-be Justice Gorsuch? I suspect the answer is yes, but I also expect those answers will be very well factually-developed and delineated so that we all may better understand.
A breath of fresh air wafts about us in this regard.