Neil Gorsuch is the greatest thing since sliced bread and what makes him so very unique is that he is a white-haired white dude that Republicans like.
He is, after all, the one that is the “guardian of the Constitution” and conservatives can find solace in muttering his name to reassure themselves about a flailing presidency. Yet, conservatives want to spew bull$#!t and let’s be honest, we’re all tired of it.
They have started to say that filibustering Neil Gorsuch is an unprecedented break in Senate tradition. They forget to mention that their treatment of Merrick Garland was an unprecedented break in Senate tradition. They have practically deleted Merrick Garland from history because they know their story is a lie of omission but like a con man (or now President apparently), you never back away from your story. No matter how tall a tale, no matter how big a lie, you just keep saying it.
Conservatives keep repeating bull$#!t and we’ve had enough.
When a conservative says Neil Gorsuch is qualified, there’s a problem–he is less qualified than Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the nation’s 2nd most important court and the previous nominee for the vacancy.
When a conservative says that Neil Gorsuch is mainstream, we know that he is not. For example, he has favored corporate interests over citizens repeatedly. His dissent in TransAm Trucking v. Department of Labor displays a stunning lack of empathy that is practically Trumpian but certainly not American: you should be fired for not willing to freeze to death for your company. His far right ideology is out of step with the country at-large and is being whitewashed through a multi-million dollar charm offensive paid for by dark money. And gosh, his inability and unwillingness to denounce the erosive effects of this dark money on our democracy should be disqualifying for a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court.
When a conservative says Neil Gorsuch has overwhelming appeal, we point out that he will not be confirmed without elected Republicans changing the rules of the Senate to force his nomination through–the first time ever and another break with Senate tradition that elected Republicans seem to be okay with.
When a conservative says that he is not an activist judge, we know he is. His ruling in Hobby Lobby illustrates his radical interpretation of the Constitution and his willingness to subvert our laws as written to further his personal policy preferences.
Neil Gorsuch is unfit for our Supreme Court, but he is also emblematic of the conservative bull$#!t problem.
When conservatives crow about paid protesters and voter fraud, we know that they paid tea party protesters and they have engaged in voter fraud. For elected Republicans, political norms are not above reproach, the rules are not sacrosanct, and the teachings of Jesus lose to the Pharisees in the “Moral Majority” every time.
Liberals could claim that the situation with Neil Gorsuch is that of a second-choice, second-rate nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy who is an out-of-the-mainstream activist judge or as conservatives say: is Neil Gorsuch a great jurist or the greatest?