Friday, February 3, 2017

All the Hysteria and Hyperbole on the Political Left Over Gorsuch

To listen to liberals and progressives, since Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch as his pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, you would think that this "one" judge is capable of causing the end of the U.S. as we know it.  Somehow, Gorsuch would even be more powerful than the conservative Scalia that he replaced.  A literal Supreme Court superman.

Even before he was nominated, the liberal/progressive group, the Alliance for Justice run by Nan Aron, which has many of the Democrat's ears, said that any of Trump's picks would roll back a "century of progress".  More specifically, Aron wrote this about Gorsuch:
"Judges Neil Gorsuch and Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, helped set women’s health back decades in the infamous Hobby Lobby case, when they ruled that for-profit corporations can be treated as persons exercising religious freedom in denying reproductive health care to women employees."
How is it possible that a 2014 decision by Gorsuch that upheld the right of Hobby Lobby to refuse to provide contraceptive and therapeutic abortion as part of ObamaCare, has "set women’s health back decades"?  I seem to remember the "contraceptive" mandate of ObamaCare was only passed into law in 2010.  Not "decades" ago!

Then there's these over-the-top comments about Gorsuch from Nancy Pelosi:
"[Trump]...has appointed someone who has come down on the side of corporate America versus class-action suits on securities fraud; he’s come down against employees’ rights, clean air, clean water, food safety, safety in medicine and the rest. If you care about that for your children, he’s not your guy."
My God! Grab your kids and run! Gorsuch is coming and he's going to kill us all! It is being painted like a scene out of Godzilla!

Since 1971, we've had 45 years of conservative courts and a "century of progress" has not been rolled back.  In fact, it was a conservative court that, in 1973, gave us legalized abortion with the Roe v. Wade decision.  What Pelosi and the likes of Nan Aron want is a liberal justice who would look at cases on the basis of ideology and politics and not constitutionality or original intent.  That ship has sailed and they need to get over it!  Further, if they think things are bad with Gorsuch, it is highly possible that Trump may fill another vacancy on the court over the next four years.  Then, we will see even more death and destruction!


Nan Aron: Trump’s Supreme Court Justices Would Roll Back A Century Of Progress:

Pelosi torches SCOTUS pick Gorsuch in CNN town hall right after Trump announcement:

After 45 years of conservative rulings, here’s what a liberal Supreme Court would do:

Who is Neil Gorsuch?

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