I teased Pal Nancy last night, just prior to the announcement, that her friends already had their "HITLER!" posters ready and were just waiting to learn whose picture to paste below it. That proved right:
And for those familiar with the fate of all those losing team "Champions" shirts prepared by the NFL before Super Bowls, this guy's comment is hilarious:
And, not that it will matter one whit to the demented Left, but last night the NYT ran this opinion piece by Neal Katyal, Obama's former Solicitor General on his assessment of Niel Gorsuch:
I am hard-pressed to think of one thing President Trump has done right in the last 11 days since his inauguration. Until Tuesday, when he nominated an extraordinary judge and man, Neil Gorsuch, to be a justice on the Supreme Court.
The nomination comes at a fraught moment. The new administration’s executive actions on immigration have led to chaos everywhere from the nation’s airports to the Department of Justice. They have raised justified concern about whether the new administration will follow the law. More than ever, public confidence in our system of government depends on the impartiality and independence of the courts.
There is a very difficult question about whether there should be a vote on President Trump’s nominee at all, given the Republican Senate’s history-breaking record of obstruction on Judge Merrick B. Garland — perhaps the most qualified nominee ever for the high court. But if the Senate is to confirm anyone, Judge Gorsuch, who sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver, should be at the top of the list.
I believe this, even though we come from different sides of the political spectrum. I was an acting solicitor general for President Barack Obama; Judge Gorsuch has strong conservative bona fides and was appointed to the 10th Circuit by President George W. Bush. But I have seen him up close and in action, both in court and on the Federal Appellate Rules Committee (where both of us serve); he brings a sense of fairness and decency to the job, and a temperament that suits the nation’s highest court.
Again, Katyal's opinion won't dissuade the pre-printed opposition mob, but Democrats hoping to stop further Trump appointees might want to pause here because, just as calling every Republican from Reagan to Bush to Romney "Hitler" caused a fatal brand dilution, Borking Gorsuch as "extreme and dangerous" will leave nothing left to use on the next appointee. Trump may just have served up the last palatable (to them) nominee in his inventory, and won't that be a chuckle?