Parties Tense After Divisive Vote
"Of course you know this means war!"
Somewhere we need to get rid of this idea that one side can every "get even" with the other. It's always perceived as getting ahead unfairly and requiring payback.
For all the "You did it, too!" from the Democrats, I don't recall any Democrat nominee for a judgeship ever being borked, the way the Democrats went after Bork himself, or Clarence Thomas or Judge Pickering. This will only end with much poorer judges being appointed unless we end up with a President and Congress of the same party. Even then, it will drive good people away from serving. The only solution will be to nominate Judges like Bush I did Justice Suter, find someone who hasn't written much and has no history, in other words, a non-thinker. Good luck with that!