Joe Nocera Gets It Right
Joe Nocera writes on the anniversary of a spectacle that will live in infamy, the Borkification of American politics. Nocera crushes the topic so accurately, I’m surprised the editors let his column run.
The supreme irony is that Ted Kennedy was the lead water boy for the Bork haters, a classic non-example of ‘let he who is without sin cast the first stone.’
Democrats, knowing that their judiciary-enabled agenda would be at much greater risk with an originalist like Bork on the Court, set out to destroy him.
In the traditional media (versus in the Senate), the Obama 2008 campaign was largely de-borked by the errand boys and grocery clerks, but for that candidate only. The borking Obama (as well as his running mate, and cabinet nominees) was saved from was then (and still has) been applied against other threats to the status quo, e.g., Sarah Palin.