What does it mean to be “mainstream?”

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December 5, 2016
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Gary Galles  
Posted in Commentary

"Antonin Scalia's death reignited a long-running battle over the Supreme Court. Trump's victory escalated it. Now unexpectedly on defense, Democrats are demanding any Trump nominee be what they consider 'mainstream.' Incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has long led the mainstream mendacity. In 2007, he said any Bush nominee 'must prove ... they are in the mainstream rather than we have to prove that they are not.' Subsequent Democratic nominees, however, were simply defined as mainstream. Now he has switched course again, preemptively asserting any Trump nominee who fails to get Schumer's imprimatur as mainstream could even merit consideration." (12/02/16)



  • dL

    Not advocating sending people who burn their own stuff purchased at Walmart to guantanamo bay?

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