It seems that in a final death cry among the opposition to the nomination and inevitable confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court a certain small group of rabble-rousers — encouraged and enabled yet again by certain members of the so-called “progressive” left press — have decried Gorsuch is a plagiarist.
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Professor Robert George of Princeton University was the general editor for Gorsuch’s publisher, the Princeton University Press. “I can only say that [these allegations’] timing and substance (or, more to the point, lack of substance) makes it difficult to avoid the conclusion that this is a politically motivated effort to smear him in the hope of derailing his confirmation,” George surmised.
“Judge Gorsuch did not attempt to steal other people’s intellectual property … In no case did he seek credit for insights or analysis that had been purloined,” George continued. Noting that Gorsuch’s book went through a rigorous peer review process under the auspices of Princeton before being accepted for publication, George concluded, “Not only is there no fire, there isn’t even any smoke.”
Did you read that last quoted sentence?
Not only is there no fire, there isn’t even any smoke.
Perhaps the most comical part of the opposition to Judge Gorsuch is that there, really, is nothing to oppose. That’s what is making every attempt at opposition appear to be, and indeed be misguided, at best, and desperate or bizarre at worst. Well, there likely is worse, but I won’t go into that here (e.g., that it has nothing to do with Gorsuch and everything to do with attempting to thwart anything and everything that Trump is doing or will attempt to do, and for no other reason than because it is Trump trying to do it). Oh, sorry … I went into a bit.
In any event, I have not heard a single even remotely convincing argument against Gorsuch. There simply is nothing there. There is nothing to oppose. The man is seemingly a very rare breed in modern politics — someone with impeccable … well, everything: No scandal … no skeletons in the closet … indeed not in “the closet” and leading a double life. And, even if he were secretly gay, for example, the progressive left would have to twist themselves into an impressive mental and intellectual triquetra (that’s my new word learned for the day) to attempt to argue that there is anything wrong with that and, indeed, that it isn’t all the more reason to confirm Gorsuch. I mean, the left embraces diversity, don’t they? If Gorsuch were secretly gay and living a double life it would be because of societal discrimination and historical injustices, wouldn’t it? He would have to be declared TIME magazine’s Person of the Year and feted by the media and celebrities, wouldn’t he? He’d be a “hero,” wouldn’t he?