Claire Mccaskill (D-MO) has said she will vote no on Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court nominee. This is the vote that was needed to ensure what Mitch McConnell says he did not want. Democrats say he should have been more concerned when the GOP stonewalled Obama judge picks and completely refused to consider Judge Merrick Garland, Obama's nominee to fill the same SCOTUS seat. That is not water over the dam. It is an open sore. The results will play out over the next few days.

McCaskill gives pros and cons

Senator McCaskill explained her vote in a Medium post yesterday.

She says Gorsuch is good for corporations and bad for working people.

She adds, "A study of his opinions reveals a rigid ideology that always puts the little guy under the boot of corporations."

She is well aware that her vote will help push the GOP to what is known as the Nuclear Option. If it is evoked the GOP or any party in power can stack the courts at will. Polarization becomes triumphant and written into law. It lowers the needed vote to a simple majority.

The hidden context

There is a generally ignored and almost hidden context to what is now happening. The Gorsuch nomination is part of what can only be described as an open conspiracy to ensure that courts in the future will remain in the hands of the most virulent forces of the country's right wing.

And Gorsuch, as well as President Trump, are hand in glove with these forces.

Odd companies and iron control

What is underway is a meticulous and well-funded effort to ensure that every judge's chair in America has a conservative at the helm who will respond to the zeitgeist of the Federalist Society which is the low-profile gathering spot for those who want a conservative judiciary.

It includes both Chevron and Google among its supporters.

The aims of a Gorsuch-type judiciary

You can deduce the aims of a Gorsuch judiciary by noting that the Federalist Society brings together under the same big tent the Koch brothers, the foundation of the late Richard Mellon Scaife; and the Mercer family, whose works include helping Trump become president and assisting Breitbart. Koch is now 22 among world polluters. We are talking fossil fuel-friendly climate change skeptical men in black robes from shore to shore. This may be the biggest unreported story of our time.