Democrats who sat out the 2016 election because A) they were sure there was no way Donald Trump could be elected, which B) freed them from having to vote for Hillary Clinton, are as much to blame for the unfolding Supreme Court fiasco following the death of Justice Bader Ginsburg as Mitch McConnell and the Republican-controlled Senate. They knew (or should have known) who and what McConnell is, but essentially have allowed him continue to run roughshod over decorum and precedent. One result will be a Trump-stacked ideologically conservative federal court system that will be here when our kids reach middle age.