As reported here, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee that “Trump better pick a mainstream Supreme Court nominee, or else.” “Or else” what is unspecified, of course. “Mainstream,” in Dem-Speak, is interchangeable with “reasonable.”
This is another misuse of English by Democrats. “Mainstream” or “reasonable” only means someone who is (at the least) center-left and who agrees with them at least half of the time. Likewise, “bi-partisan” means “do it the way we Democrats want.”
Schumer, the “reasonable” Democrat, who is such good friends with The Donald, may soon find out the limits of that friendship. Yes, when Trump needed Congressional friends as part of his real estate wheelings and dealings, he likely toadied up to people like Schumer. And the Clintons, for all of that.
Now that Trump will be president, he does not need them in the same way. More to the point, they need him, although they’ll never admit that publicly.
Time for the nuclear option, Sen. McConnell. Nuke it from orbit; it’s the only way to be sure…