But as long as the filibuster does exist, I see no eff’ing reason the Dims shouldn’t use it to stop s*** they don’t like. Telling me the filibuster should be preserved for when a truly heinous nominee is, um, nominated, just means save it for the next nominee, or the one after that, and the one after that… They are all heinous.
And personally, I think it is an appropriate use of the filibuster to punish the racist Republicans for the unprecedented blockade of Judge Merrick Garland because they couldn’t let a black president perform his job. Letting them get this Gorsuch guy without a fight is giving them permission to do it again and again. Unless the rule is that only Republican preznints get SCOTUS nominees confirmed, but I didn’t learn that in Civics.
So let’s encourage the Dims to filibuster this guy, let’s see if Mitch McConnell really will destroy 200+ years of Senate tradition, and if he does: fine with me. It makes the Senate just that much more preposterous, and one step closer to finally being abolished.
Lookit, if the Republicans can nuke the eff’ing filibuster whenever they want to get whatever they want, then the filibuster itself is meaningless. It’s just another fairy tale that the Senate tells about itself. The world’s greatest debating society with Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz?
Do it, Dims. Show some spine.