What does it mean that the leader of the Senate Democrats plans to oppose John Roberts because of insufficient demonstrated commitment to “Democrats’ core causes, racial and gender equality”? Apparently, that (1) people, especially sexually normal white men, abuse others if left to themselves, so (2) a comprehensive system of supervision backed by force is needed to keep them from doing so, but (3) elected officials, like Senator Reid himself, can’t be trusted to be aggressive enough, so (4) it’s a matter of overriding political, social and moral importance to make sure that a small unelected committee serving for life and with unlimited legal powers (i.e., the Supreme Court) is committed to use its unlimited legal power to protect the abused and oppressed from their fellow citizens.
Does that make any sense at all? Why do the Democrats call themselves “Democrats” if they think self-rule is such a catastrophe? If bigotry is so pervasive, how does “civil rights” get to be such a sacred cow? Do all the bigots insist on it? And why does such a view of the world mean having a “big heart”?