I don’t have a whole lot to say about Trump’s SC pick, other than that it looks like a fine one to me. But some other folks do, and I’ll just put an “amen” to it:
My overriding reaction? Thank God, the Second Amendment is saved!
UPDATE: Some math – Alito, Roberts, Thomas, Gorsuch. If Kennedy retires and is replaced with, say, Pryor, the court will tilt solidly to the right. If Bader-Ginsberg croaks, the tilt will become a landslide.
I think both are highly likely to happen.
Now do you see why I loath the Cuckleycons who were willing to hand SCOTUS to Hillary Clinton just to “stop Trump?” I will never forgive them for that. Consider what we are going to get, versus what these asstard disgraces were working so hard to give us.
Yup. The business-as-usual GOPe, and their pundit-class (dis)spirit squad, are pretty much dead to me at this point. Sundance puts it even more strongly:
Sorry #NeverTrumpers, but you don”t get to dismount your high horse and celebrate the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch today. This is NOT your victory, this is ours!
Save your dismount for another defining “conservative” assembly where you can gather at CPAC again and give a standing ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan a month after he eliminates the debt ceiling and passes a $2 trillion OmniBus spending bill, funding all of the progressive priorities you hypocritically claim to oppose; you’re good at that.
That particular circle of crazy just doesn’t sell here any longer.
You had a choice. You chose a direction, you lost; and you damn near lost the entire friggin’ country. Just because the team you ridiculed and attacked has overcome all opposition and gained victory, that doesn’t mean you get to backtrack now and expect the bruised and bloodied recipients to forget those who launched the stones and arrows.
It was our deplorable and calloused hands that volunteered, opened our piggy banks, and held firm to support each other and our vulgarian candidate against all opposition. You were part of that opposition.
While we were getting bloodied in Chicago, Virginia and California your ilk were worried about our tone and political sensibilities. But worse than that, much much worse than that, you #NeverTrumpers broke the cardinal rule of grassroots camaraderie, you aided the other side.
While our candidate was wearing a friggin’ bullet-proof-vest to deliver Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, you took every opportunity to broadcast your litmus-test purist antagonism in every outlet you could muster.
Your arrogant self-righteous efforts not only didn’t help, but they actually opposed our common sense objective. You were as much a benefit to Hillary Clinton and Mitch McConnell as Media Matters and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, perhaps even more.
This victory today is ours. The victory belongs to all the Donald Trump supporters who absorbed your constant ridicule as fuel. The team who battled through the ridicule of the media and the ridicule of the elitist class, and stood in cold Virgina fields at 2am because we knew we needed to keep moving forward despite your efforts.
You #NeverTrump crony-constitutional purists were then, and are now, just as much a part of the problem as before – there is no place for you here, we’re deplorable. Put on your pussy hats and just go join the other side. We didn’t get your support in 2016 and we won’t need it in 2020.
They chose…poorly. Now they’ll be forced to live with it, just as they ought to. But hey, maybe George Will can get himself a job at MSNBC working as one of Rachel MadCow’s local correspondents, or in one of Soros’s rent-a-mobs.
Lastly but not leastly, Vox:
Abase yourself before the God-Emperor, #NeverTrump. Shed copious tears of self-remorse and flagellate yourself in public. Then you will be forgiven. Provisionally.
But you will never be trusted. Nor will you lead anyone’s opinions ever again. Remember, the God-Emperor’s inquisitors are watching, and they can scent heresy.
Now, get on board the Trump Train, find a turret, take the safety off, and shoot left.
They can’t. They don’t really seem to understand which way Left is, and are way more likely to shoot themselves in the foot instead.
Again, I mean.