Sky won’t fall

Orlando Sentinel - - OPINION -

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

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