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Conniving Supreme Court Gorsuch Backers Deserved Tough Tactics

Friday, April 7, 2017 14:46
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The fight by Senate Democrats against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch that concluded Friday has ripped the phony veneer off the court’s non-political image and convoluted plots by conservatives to install their puppets to implement radical agendas.

Neil GorsuchGorsuch, 49, and below in an official photo, received confirmation April 7 with a 54-45 vote, one of the slimmest margins in modern history — and only because his backers discarded the Senate traditional requirement of 60 votes.

But tiny margins and long traditions meant little to his backers in comparison to the decades of Gorsuch rulings they envision on the court implementing their radical right agenda to transform abolish the constitutional right to abortion and otherwise change the nation’s political structure via the courts.

As his backers well knew, that agenda energizes social conservatives but primarily serves the ultra-rich, including the unknown donors who contributed millions of dollars of dark money for pro-Gorsuch television ads touting his fairness. 

A Democratic base furious with Republican propaganda and conniving strategies surrounding the court roused Democratic senators into a rare use of their filibuster power in order to protest Gorsuch. Democrats had failed to invoke filibuster even to stop the scandal-plagued 1991 nomination of Clarence Thomas. The Senate confirmed Thomas to the court by a 52-48 margin despite the testimony of his former staffer Anita Hill claiming sexual harassment in nationally televised hearings. 

As wider context, most commentators have parroted the conventional wisdom: that the Democrats’ strategy of opposing Gorsuch was doomed to failure on the vote count and also self-defeating longer term because opposing such a well-educated and well-spoken nominee as Gorsuch makes the Democrats seem overly partisan and otherwise diminishes their clout in a GOP-controlled Senate.

Our take is different: Democrats, Independents and indeed all Americans needed to see via this confirmation process that the Supreme Court, like much of the so-called justice system, is already highly partisan, especially when the stakes are high and insiders think they can get away with rigging the outcomes to provide a facade of fairness under the so-called “rule of law.”

The Justice Integrity Project was founded to report flagrant Justice Department and similar courtroom abuses stemming from sophisticated officials like Gorsuch and his backers who abuse their authority to get ahead and/or provide favorable legal outcomes for their cronies and patrons. The project broadened its scope over time to document Democratic abuses in the Obama-Holder Justice Department and elsewhere in government corruption. As a personal initiative, this editor went on to research and write the 2013 book Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters.

The book showed how presidents are far more controlled by their backers than the public realizes. That truth extends also to Supreme Court justices like Gorsuch as we report today based on extensive research about hidden elements in the biographies, backers and jurisprudence of court personnel. 

In these ways, the analysis below stems from our mission. But we advise also that we have not seen it articulated widely elsewhere in such specific terms, at least by the senators weighing these two nominations. Decide for yourselves.


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  • Boo

    Wow…your psychosis is even taking on a psychosis. You got all that out of a standard supreme court nomination did you? You might not want to handle sharp objects or handle machinery for the near future.

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