Why Not Make Democrats Angry?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.,) speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020. (Al Drago/Reuters)
The right-wing arguments against confirming Trump’s third SCOTUS nominee don’t hold up to scrutiny.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S ome of the Right’s leading thinkers, people I hold in the highest esteem, say circumstances are so unusual right now that the president and the Senate should do something other than what they ordinarily would do when a Supreme Court vacancy occurs: nominate and consider a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. When Jonah Goldberg, David French, and (especially) George Will talk, I listen. All three are in agreement that the Republicans should give the Democrats a fighting shot to derail President Trump’s nominee. What they are calling for sounds to me like entering the bottom of the ninth with

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