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Why Democrats will come to regret impeaching President Trump 

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Like the effort to impeach Donald Trump, which was underway before he even was sworn into office, the effort to block Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court was in full swing before Ronald Reagan even had settled on a nominee, with Democrats promising a “solid phalanx” of opposition to any judge who could not satisfy their various ideological litmus tests.

The breathtakingly dishonest and shockingly vicious campaign against Bork — led in no small part by that third-rate ward heeler Joe Biden, then a senator from Delaware — announced a fundamental change in the character of Supreme Court nomination hearings.

And that may have been inevitable: Precisely because the Supreme Court has not been staffed with men such as Bork, who understood the proper role of the judiciary in our constitutional system, the court over the years has become a kind of national super-legislature, one that Democrats frequently turned to for fortification when they failed to achieve their aims through ordinary democratic processes. That........

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