Many people are giving Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch a pass because he appears “cordial” and “professional” (unlike, say, some other members of the Trump administration). Setting aside the fact that Obama’s pick was egregiously bogarted, the ascension of Gorsuch to the court will have devastating consequences for generations. Gorsuch is considered to be to the right of Alito and the late Scalia, eclipsed only by Clarence Thomas. Want to overturn Citizens United and end corporate money in politics? Good luck with that now! But hey, he’s smooth.