Democrats planned to do away with filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they won in 2016

Erick Erickson:
Democrats cannot help but beclown themselves over Neil Gorsuch. After Barack Obama’s election, Democrats convinced themselves they would never, ever again be in the minority so it was safe to scrap the filibuster for nominations. Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer whipped the Democrats into line and forced through the change. They did not scrap the filibuster. They just determined it did not apply to nominations. They carefully exempted Supreme Court nominations. But, so convinced were they that Hillary Clinton would win the Presidency and they would retake the Senate, Reid and Schumer preemptively announced they would scuttle the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees in 2017.

Well, things did not go as planned. After the Democrats originally scrapped the filibuster, Republicans took back the Senate and refused to confirm any new judges in retribution. When the election went to Trump, the Democrats had already tipped their hand that they intended to scrap the filibuster for the Supreme Court. Now the GOP is doing it for them.

All the Democrats have left is hysteria. Swallowing their intellectual honesty, Senators Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse led the latest and most hysterical attack on Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch, according to the Democrats, is a member of a secretive, extremist group that has lobbied for Gorsuch under the radar. This nefarious, radical group of the right has been plotting for years to place Gorsuch on the Supreme Court it seems.

The name of this nefarious, secretive, extremist group? That would be the Federalist Society.

The Federal Society is so nefarious, secretive, and extreme that every single sitting member of the United States Supreme Court has spoken at its events. Justice Elena Kagan, when she served as Harvard Law School’s dean, declared “I love the Federalist Society.”
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When it comes to the Supreme Court the Democrats can be expected to do whatever they think they can get away with to push their agenda.  The main reason is that they see the court as a way to impose the evils of liberalism that they cannot do at the ballot box.


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