Crying Wolf Over Neil Gorsuch
Lifelong Democrat Dennis Hutchinson has a message for fellow party members: don't cry wolf. In the Chicago Tribune, Hutchinson urges Democrats not to fall prey to calling Gorsuch a "radical."
The Democrat of more than 50 years warns:
"When someone so scrupulously formal in his treatment of the Constitution is treated as a radical, "outside the mainstream," what happens when a genuine radical is nominated? Someone who is more than happy to reinterpret the Constitution on a daily basis to vindicate his or her political convictions? Someone who thinks the rule of law is simply a matter of who has the votes?
The risk of crying wolf is a frightening children's story. It may cast a chilling constitutional shadow now."