This entreaty to vote against confirming Gorsuch is completely political; the author doesn’t even try to hide it. Well, not to worry. After Harry Reid’s elimination of the filibuster for judicial nominees is extended to the Supreme Court, all SCOTUS justices will be nominated purely by political calculation. We might soon see Ted Cruz nominated. The days when an ACLU lawyer like Ginsburg, or Progressives like Kagan and Sotomayor, can be confirmed by near-unanimous vote are soon to be only a memory.
Reid’s maneuver to lower the threshold for changing the rules of the Senate from 67 votes down to a mere 51 votes means that no rule can evermore stand in the way of the Senate majority getting everything they want.