I'll be attacked by the Democratic Party apolgencia, but I'll point out anyway, that the Democrats half-heartedly whined for 290 days as Judge Garland's nomination languished on a shelf.
Whining was the best they could muster, for all the world to see, because they were banking on a Hilary win and taking back the Senate, plus, really, when do they ever actually fight for anything?
Meanwhile, the Republicans played hardball, stalled Garland, and came out looking tough, ruthless, and loyal to their base of Christian xenophobes and willful know-nothings. Because they actually do fight for their hate-inspired agenda.
A willingness to fight for things. Hmmm? How does that play out?
In virtually total control of government, now soon to include the Supreme Court for years to come, that's how.
There's a lesson to be learned about fighting for things that matter to average Americans, and what used to be your base. A lesson about having a backbone. But as I live and breathe, I'll stand behind this prediction: the D-Party is too beholden to corporate benefactors to bother rethinking a damn thing.