The term "Borked" or "Borking" originated with conservative talk show hosts (primarily Rush Limbaugh) to describe someone who is denied something earned simply because they either aren't politically correct enough or aren't trusted - usually without cause. The usage is derived from Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork who though eminently qualified was deemed too "conservative" to serve as a Supreme Court judge.
Harriet Meyers was "borked" by distrustful conservatives. NARAL "borks" any candidate that isn't "pro-choice". Radio stations around the country are "borking" the Dixie Chicks.
a refrence to supreme court justice nominee Robert Bork, who was never passed through the senate due to his conservative views. He was nominated by Ronald Raegan. borked means literally to get stuck or screwed.
to get completely screwed out of something for entirely LEGITIMATE reasons.
Judge Robert Bork was Borked out of his Supreme Court nomination because of his idiotic view of 'original intent' being the only correct way to interpret the Constitution. Did you know that according to 'original intent', the Supreme Court was engaging in judicial activism when it ruled against the constitutionality of segregation in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas?