Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Monday, April 10, 2017

Accepting Stolen Goods?

So Neil Gorsuch was sworn in today, and, well, the title of this post basically sums up how I feel about it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell basically did all the hard work of holding this seat open for Donald Trump to fill, and even blew up the 60-vote standard.

This does not stop President Trump from congratulating himself, naturally:

Trump boasted that he was able to get Gorsuch confirmed in his first 100 days in office.

"I've always heard the most important thing a president of the United States does is appoint people, hopefully great people like this appointment, to the United States Supreme Court, and I can say this is a great appointment and I got it done in the first 100 days," he said. "You think that's easy?"

Yes. This was made very easy for Trump to do. Like, absurdly easy. Practically a "gimmee". As in, a decision that should have been President Obama's to make was taken from him, gift-wrapped, and handed to the not-popularly-elected guy who is under FBI investigation. (Not that he didn't give some credit where credit was due. Which was also kind of obnoxious.)

It's one more thing for Democrats (and other liberal-leaning folks) to be told to get over--and to not actually get over.

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