It is really all about hating President Trump, not partisan politics. There’s no doubt that Judge Neil Gorsuch is qualified to sit on the Supreme Court and he will. The confirmation is set for Friday. Republicans in the Senate must prevail on the judge or the entire party and the president will be gravely damaged. That’s exactly what the Democratic Party wants.
The strategy is simple: oppose every change the president wants to make and everything he wants to do. Democrats create as much mayhem as possible, then tell Americans that President Trump doesn’t know how to govern. Meanwhile, Americans get hammered because worthy persons like Judge Gorsuch are disparaged and innovative policies are sabotaged.
At the Gorsuch hearings, the Democrats tried to trap the judge into saying something controversial and paint him unworthy of the SCOTUS job. Fair minded folks respect sincerely held political differences. I know I do. But political hit jobs are obvious. The Gorsuch hearings featured “gotcha” questions designed to demean.
We now have an opposition agenda primarily based on hatred, not what’s best for the country. The rhetoric on the left is vitriolic in the extreme.
Trump-haters justify their behavior by saying he’s destroying the US. The issues of illegal immigration, global warming, and national security have created fury on the left. As I’ve said before, moderate Democrats are under pressure to support the hate-Trump strategy.
Many Republicans opposed President Obama’s agenda. There was very little common ground there. But five GOP senators voted to confirm the very liberal Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Obama got trade authority, and debt limits were raised. The system was strained under President Obama, but it functioned. Now, political hatred is directly threatening our Republic.
We the people will pay a huge price if things don’t change.