A SCOTUS Baseball Analogy
Colon didn't win 20 by pitching nothing but high, inside fastballs. He mixed the speed and location of his pitches masterfully, keeping the Rangers' batters off guard.
And he certainly didn't do it by giving opposing batters the pitches they wanted.
If Senate Dems were on the mound, they would not be winning 20 games this year.
Every pitch they throw is aimed at the President's head and thrown as hard as they can throw it. They signal, as they have since the Supreme Court decided Gore vs. US, that they are going to attack this administration, not work with it.
So why should the President throw them something slow and down the middle? No matter who he nominates, Schumer, Kennedy, Durbin et. al. will swing for the fences. Or just go after Bush with their bats.
So the President should do what we elected him to do and nominate a strong judge who believes in the Constitution and will help put a stop to the downhill drift of the court.
Pat Leahy had an urge: "But the next one is the one everybody worries about and again I urge, as I have before, I urge the president to be a uniter not a divider."
Why? It is obvious the Dem's are in no mood to join anyone in unity.