Just after the US Senate moved to the "Reid Nuclear Option" so as to confirm judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court, one CBS radio reporter sought to - ever so subtly - frame the move in a way that shaped the narrative to the liking of the Left. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but the nefarious acts of many in the media just stick in my craw.
In speaking of Gorsuch, the reporter branded him a "conservative ideologue." This is such a grotesque misrepresentation of the man I have trouble knowing where to begin.
A cursory examination of Justice Gorsuch's record proves beyond doubt that he has the utmost fidelity to the law, even when it went against his personal political or ideological positions. He has, on many occasions, ruled to the letter of the law when his ruling went against what he believed personally. That's the way the judiciary is supposed to work.
Further, in addition to having fidelity to the law, Justice Gorsuch has fidelity to the US Constitution. In todays' upside down work they call him a "strict constructionist" or an "originalist." Now, the Liberal operatives in the media are trying to reinvent what they call someone who has fidelity to th written words of the US Constitution as a "conservative ideologue." It sounds just a bit ominous, no?!
Progressives have, since their ascension to the main stage of politics in the late 19th Century, set themselves to chipping away at the US Constitution. In the beginning they foisted the false-narrative that the Constitution was a "living document." Nothing could be further from the truth as the Constitution was framed to transcend time as a document limiting government regardless of the era and/or innovations. But Progressives, being the bullies that they are, castigated anyone who didn't agree in the "living document" canard.
Today, Progressives have damaged the Constitution in a great many ways, chief among them the bastardization of the Commerce Clause to grab power from the sovereign States and the passage of the 17th Amendment, which bitch-slapped the States at the federal level by denying them protection from the Federal Government even as they politicized the Senate. Now, defenders of the Constitution - those who believe in the original founding documents and their powers as intended - are called "conservative ideologues."
It may have been a passing comment by the CBS Radio reporter, but that how these dirty, rotten bastards manipulate language in their incremental move to forever change our nation for the worse.