MARC THIESSEN: Do Democrats really want to provoke an unprecedented showdown over Gorsuch?

Something unprecedented could happen this week when the Senate votes on Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court — but it won’t be Republicans triggering the so-called nuclear option to confirm him a by simple-majority vote.

No, what would be historically unprecedented would be for Democrats to filibuster Gorsuch.

There has never been a successful filibuster of a nominee for associate justice in the history of the republic — and the idea that Gorsuch should be the first is patently absurd.

Kill the filibuster, not just for Supreme Court nominations but for everything. Then start passing bills. Just a few years ago, I was reliably informed that the filibuster was horrible, and racist.