Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Is Very Normal — and Very Scary
Matthew Yglesias, vox.com: Trump’s Supreme Court pick is very normal — and very scary
A great many Republicans — including many in congress and many of his own appointees — find this or that aspect of Trump’s conduct to be regrettable on one or more levels. But the party has, as a whole, made a collective and unanimous decision that they are all on the same team and fighting for the same cause. It’s a cause they’ve given up on securing majority support for, but believe can be effectively advanced through gerrymandering, filibusters, judicial review, vote-suppression, cable news propaganda, etc., and it’s high time to take them at their word that, all things considered, they think this is a good way to go.
Putting Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court is very normal Republican politics and that’s exactly the problem.
The GOP has shattered the norms. That is why the next time the Democrats regain control in DC, hopefully in January 2021, they need to quit playing nice, and add two seats to the Supreme Court to make up for the theft of Garland’s seat and reestablish a majority who respect individual’s rights as much as they do corporations’.