The Democrats did the right thing, filibustering the Gorsuch nomination. it showed they actually have at least a whiff of courage. As threatened, Mitch McConnell played the "nuclear option" and eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court Judges.
That taints Gorsuch's appointment, as the weakest, least supported one in recent history. It is emblematic of the limp, weak leadership of Trump and his GOP cronies.
Democrats can actually mark this up as a win, for doing the right thing. But I fear one or more of the conservatives on the Supreme Court may use this situation as an opportunity to safely retire-- most likely Thomas or Kennedy.
it's time to end lifetime appointments for the Supreme Court. There should be a term of eight or ten years, with no option to run again.
Meanwhile, while I'm glad the Dems had the guts to filibuster, they have a long, long way to clean up their act.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
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more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)