It was the moment Democrats had feared for a year, – the moment Trump named a Scalia protégé to the Court. Every word would be criticized….
Until….the Master Showman set them back on their heels.
Having Scalia’s widow Maureen sitting in the front row was a master stroke! What kind of left-wing crap can you spout with the Widow Scalia sitting there?
They will examine every half-inch of Gorsuch’s life, to include old girlfriends and his wife of 20 years…. Any shadow of a misstep will do,…and some may try to make an issue that Marie Louise Gorsuch was English – born in Britain,…as if that could somehow cloud the Judge’s future decisions.
They’ll hate that she’s a registered Republican.
The man to watch for these next few weeks is 74-year old Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, – 32 years in the Senate – and not overly popular with Conservatives.
For years Mitch chaffed in the minority GOP while the Senate was run by Tom Daschel and Harry Reid…. He knows the ropes. In the end,…if Democrats conduct anything more than a token filibuster, he will use the “Nuclear Option” – and change the Senate Rules to allow confirmation by a mere 51 votes.
Mitch isn’t worried about the voters back home. In 2014 he beat primary challenger Matt Bivens 60 : 35, then won the General election by 56%. He doesn’t run again until 2020, when he’ll be 78…..
It’s the Democrats and RiNOs in Class I who must face the voters in just 21 months who must be careful that they don’t get pinned with the label “Do-nothing Obstructionist!” Come January 2019 they could be unemployed.
Folks, you are living in interesting times!
Sit back, smile,…watch the show,…and thank your GOD that it wasn’t Hillary last night naming a judge!