Sky won’t fall
It’s ironic: Democrats have no one to blame for their sad state of affairs about President Trump’s Supreme Court pick but themselves. Start with Harry Reid: He was warned that the decision would come back to bite him, but he chose to change the Senate rules in 2013, so that it now takes only a simple majority of 51 votes instead of 60 votes to approve federal judges.
Next, what about the 2016 election itself? At the time, no one could believe Republicans would nominate a candidate as horrible as Donald Trump. Except, Democrats nominated a worse one. She was so bad that thousands of voters chose to stay home or vote for Jill Stein rather than vote for the Democrat’s candidate.
So as a famous former president once said, “Elections have consequences.” Sitting presidents are entitled to pick Supreme Court nominees. The sky won’t fall if Brett Kavanaugh is approved. If Democrats have anything to offer the American people other than their hatred of Trump and dividing the country, the November election is the time to bring it on.
Ted Milios Orlando Sentinel Editorial Advisory Board member from Kissimmee