I thought about that story when I heard Nancy Pelosi talking about President Trump's choice for the Supreme Court. She actually said that Neil Gorsuch, an experienced ane highly respected Appeals Court Judge for the Tenth Circuit, would destroy our food, our water, our air and our medicine and would be harmful to our children. She basically said he would destroy just about everything but the gift of life itself but, then again, that's one gift that she has never supported for children on the way. The Left trots out the same old talking points, saying that men and women like Gorsuch don't share our values, that they are not in the mainstream and in the case of the nomination of Gorsuch last night, the protests began immediately. Just think of the miracle, within minutes of the announcement, protestors showed up at the Supreme Court with freshly commercially printed signs while the media talks about the spontaneity of the effort. And as far as values go, look at our entire history, not just in the era of Obama, and it's quite clear that Gorsuch is in the mainstream, not those who try to destroy him.
Of course, Pelosi isn't the one speaking out with outrageous statement as the constant barrage of negativity and fear mongering comes from Democrats in both the House and Senate concerning many of the President's nominees. Look, we get it that many don't prefer the selections being made, but many more do and to turn demonstrators loose at every turn shows that they are hellbent in opposing everything he was elected to do because of their agenda. In the case of Gorsuch, it has nothing to do with qualifications and the law, it has to do with turning the rule of law into the rule of man, something that is totally alien to our way of life and the Constitution which is at the center of our laws.
In addition to Pelosi and her minority in the House, there are Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and a preponderance of the Democratic contingent in the Senate answering the same call and using the same tired old talking points. But just like the story in Peter and the Wolf, the Democrats needs to be careful, for the same old story line which goes back many years has gotten stale. Americans are looking for answers, not complaints and the audience in support of their views is dwindling.
It is also important to compare and contrast how the Democratic legislators are responding to the Trump victory with how the Republicans responded after Obama's first election in 2008. No fillibusters were threatened, no committee meetings were boycotted and the former President's selections were given their hearings with up or down votes. Today the Democrats are just trying to delay the inevitable and not only do Americans understand and dislike it in large numbers, many of these same Democrats from states that voted for Trump will be up for reelection in 2018. This was a change election and the first rounds of good polling coming out shows Americans favor the President's agenda and actions by large numbers.
So Democrats, it might be a good idea to go down to the library, pick up a copy of Aesop's Fables and read Peter and the Wolf. And if you decide to continue your hopeless and over-the-top challenges of nominees, you might try leaving the super stars alone. Nominees like Gorsuch for the Supreme Court and Jeff Session for Attorney General have resumes that make most of Obama's recent appointees look like amateurs by comparison. And in the case of Gorsuch, a top honors graduate of Georgetown, Harvard and Oxford with ten years on the appellate bench. a stellar record and the highest rating possible in legal circles, he is not a man who you want to embarrass yourselves over. Crying wolf doesn't work when it's all you've got and you repeat yourself.