I told her that I am a sensitive person, that I felt posts from Trump supporters regularly felt hostile or condescending: almost as if Truman were telling Hiroshima residents, “oh grow up, it will all be fine.” I shared how my feeling about disruption to our government is so stressful, that it may as well be like a bomb went off and I am doing triage. I explained I was risk-averse when it came to large organizations, preferring slow change over chaotic disruption. We both felt nuclear/unbalanced language was risky, but she had faith that his love for his grand-kids would keep him from ever using weapons like that.
Merrick Garland deserves his day in the Senate prior to this other guy. Backlogs are bad, and fairness and respecting Constitutional protocol is key to protecting the democratic way. They can vote no, but the winners have to get on the right side of doing things.