Gorsuch Nomination Sinks Never Trumpers Into Muddy Grave
That wheezing death rattle you hear right now is the last struggling gasps of the Never Trumpers finally slipping away and sinking into their muddy graves.
Donald Trump will shred the Constitution! He is not a conservative! He is not even a Republican!
Some eventually got cured. But others remain deeply infected to this day.
For some, it was the first time in their lives they had ever spoken up in defense of the Constitution. Silent were they when ex-President Barack Obama was busy shredding it into ribbons.
Others are longtime principled conservatives who truly believed that the billionaire real estate showman could not possibly understand the finer points of constitutionalism. But, really, they just didn’t like him or trust him because he was not one of them.
And that is precisely why so many Americans loved him.
They were so sick and tired of falling into line behind the rock-ribbed constitutionalists, principled conservatives and professional Republicans — and then losing. Again and again and again.
We gave them the White House. We gave them the House. We gave them the Senate. And yet they kept losing.
Under Republican control we got the largest expansion of an entitlement program in history and doubled the national debt. Under Democrats we got Obamacare, and they doubled the debt again.
The Never Trumpers accused Donald Trump of not being conservative, not being a constitutionalist and not being a Republican. They were too stupid to realize that all three of those “attacks” were actually selling points for the man who would become president.
When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 13 days shy of a year ago, the stakes suddenly got very real. The Never Trumpers insisted Mr. Trump would appoint his sister or his butler or his pro-abortion, liberal dog to the high court, desecrating the seat once occupied by one of the greatest legal forces in American history.
Instead, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, a man qualified beyond any doubt to fill that seat. And a man every bit as devoted to preserving and faithfully adhering to the Constitution.
It would be nice for the holier-than-thou Never Trumpers to finally acknowledge how wrong they were and concede that maybe, just maybe, you don’t have to be one of them to care about the country and stick up for the Constitution.
But that is unlikely. Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome is terminal, so we must settle for the sounds of their death rattles.
UK Site Clumsily Tries To Paint Gorsuch as a Racist
When President Donald Trump announced his selection to fill the seat on the Supreme Court vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, you had to know that Neil Gorsuch was going to end up under a microscope. And considering the rhetoric flung at conservatives over the last eight years, attempts to paint him as a racist seemed inevitable.
The Independent goes first, turning Gorsuch’s decades-old criticism of anti-apartheid activists into a smear:
Then a political science student, Mr Gorsuch accused the students’ of lacking “a vibrant political heterogeneity” and presenting one-sided “rigid convictions”.
“Is it because such arguments would be Immoral, False and Heartless? Or is it because it is not fashionable at Columbia to be anything other than a pro-Sandinista, anti-Reagan, ADHOC, uranium-pilfering protester?” he wrote, condemning the students’ “tyrannical atmosphere of ‘ideas’”.
His disdain for apartheid protesters is revealed as events and commemorations, which recognise the achievements and central role of African-American in the US’ history, start today as part of Black History Month.
Note that last paragraph.
Nowhere in the text is there anything remotely showing that Gorsuch actually supports apartheid, so The Independent inserts commentary about the date they chose to publish this dreck in an attempt to connect Gorsuch’s “disdain for apartheid protestors” with Black History Month. The hope is that criticism of a group of protestors and their methods can be taken as racism.
And of course, they later include a quote where Gorsuch condemns apartheid outright, thus destroying the point of their article. They point out his criticisms of protestors on Columbia’s campus during the 1980s, glossing over the fact that he shared the same goal as them: the end of apartheid in South Africa.
Gorsuch just felt their tactics were foolish, designed more for virtue-signaling rather than accomplishment.
When a liberal asks you what media bias looks like, show them this piece and ask what relevance Black History Month had to the article. Heaven forbid a conservative not be painted as something despicable.
Luckily for Judge Gorsuch, his family, and friends, if this is the harshest the left can come up with, then he should do just fine during his confirmation hearings.
They will probably do what The Independent just did: bury the relevant information and ask a question they already know the answer to, just so “Gorsuch” and “opposed anti-apartheid” shows up elsewhere in the dishonest media.