This Has Nothing to Do With Kavanaugh

 

I’m sorry to contribute the 100th post on Kavanaugh from the past few days, but I think we may be missing the point here. I really don’t think the Democrats expect that their last-minute surprise will keep Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. They don’t control the Presidency or either house of Congress, so they know they’re sort of stuck here. They’re probably secretly grateful because Trump could have nominated a more conservative firebrand, and there wouldn’t have been much they can do about it. So I don’t think keeping Kavanaugh off the court is the reason they did this. I suspect it is a combination of some of the following reasons:

  1. This is a warning to any conservative who might consider a spot on the Supreme Court, or any other high office, in the future. This has more to do with future nominations than with Mr. Kavanaugh’s nomination.
  2. If the Republicans vote on this and approve him (as they should, and probably will), then every Democrat running for office in the next few elections can remind voters that “Republicans put a known rapist on the Supreme Court!!!” The only way to stop the Republican Party from expressing their hatred for women in the future is to elect more Democrats. This has more to do with future elections than with Mr. Kavanaugh’s nomination.
  3. The rise of the far left in their party has the old establishment Democrats understandably nervous. This is an opportunity for an extremely wealthy 85-year-old white person to polish her progressive bona fides. I refer to Sen. Feinstein, but also to most other Democrat congress-humans. This is more about those in power protecting what they have and getting re-elected than with Mr. Kavanaugh’s nomination.
  4. Pure desperation. Like a shot from half-court as time expires, there’s really no reason not to give it a try. It’s amazing how your options open up when unconstrained by ethics, religion, and other inconvenient truths.
  5. There’s really no downside to this, as far as the Democrats can see. If the other side is pure evil, then what tactic is unacceptable? How can anyone criticize any effort to combat evil? There is no downside to this – no Democrat will ever have to pay for this charade. So if there is any possible upside at all, why not do this?

My point is that this really is not about Mr. Kavanaugh – he’s just collateral damage. It’s a shame somebody had to be destroyed, but as long as he’s conservative, it’s not too much of a shame.

This really isn’t about the Supreme Court, either. This may look stupid, but it’s probably good politics. For the Democrats. Again, it’s amazing how your options open up when unconstrained by ethics, religion, and other inconvenient truths.

The catch is, the Democrats have to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it’s not just national Democrat office holders. They have to know that their supporters are also unconstrained by ethics, religion, and other inconvenient truths. So this really doesn’t tell us what Democrats think of Mr. Kavanaugh. It tells us what they think of the media, the educational establishment, and Democrat voters. And they apparently think that all those people are unethical bastards, willing to easily abandon any pretense of virtue, in an effort to demonstrate their virtue to one another.

There were a lot of conservatives who found it difficult to vote for Donald Trump because they disapproved of his ethics (or apparent lack thereof). Try to imagine what a Democrat politician would have to do to get Democrat voters to abandon him/her due to ethical concerns. The Democrats think that their lack of ethics will not create a backlash among Democrat voters, because they think that Democrat voters lack ethics as well.

I wish I thought the Democrat party was miscalculating on that point. But I don’t. What a horrible thought.

So this this may look stupid. But it’s probably good politics.

What say you? Please tell me I’m way off base here…

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  1. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Mendel (View Comment):
    Now for my unpopular opinion: the Republicans wouldn’t act much differently in this situation if the tables were turned.

    As far as I can recall, no Democrat nominee for the court has been Borked. It’s becoming a regular feature for Republican nominees.

    Yes, we have 31 years of observable history since Democrats made Bork into a verb. Not once. Not a single time. There is no instance of Republicans engaging in the politics of personal destruction to block or bloody a Democrat judicial nominee. 

    And that is why we are where we are today. Without mutually assured destruction, there is no deterrent.

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  2. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    And that is why we are where we are today. Without mutually assured destruction, there is no deterrent.

    Too many (R)s think mutually assured destruction is insufficiently lucrative collegial.

    If you think the republic is heading full speed for a cliff, the Dems want to keep the pedal to the metal and most Republicans want to stop for a tuneup to make sure the car is running efficiently.

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  3. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Both parties in the Senate have a problem, when the two senior members of the Committee on the Judiciary are 85 years old. It showed in the hearings, as Chairman Grassley was overwhelmed by much younger Democrats. The parties simply ought not endorse any candidate whose statistical life expectancy is less than the term to which they aspire, or cling.

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  4. Columbo Member
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    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Great post. But some of the Comments have gone over the edge.

    Is this an example of what you mean?

    Columbo (View Comment):

    I do believe that the democrats have just “awoken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve”.

    This is just the needed motivation for the GOP electorate to turnout this November at 2016 levels.

    Independents will break for the GOP in order to reject these insane, unhinged crazytown democrats.

    Because that looks wildly optimistic to me. I hope he’s right, though, and that my opinion is colored by the fact that where I live Feinstein is called “conservative” and pols like Zoe Lofgren “moderate.”

    I stand by the post. We will know soon enough whether my prognostication is wildly optimistic or not.

    I also like to predict differently than @garyrobbins. It is a proven winner.

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  5. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Columbo (View Comment):
    I stand by the post. We will know soon enough whether my prognostication is wildly optimistic or not.

    As is well known around here, I love to be proven wrong. At least in this case I would.

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  6. DrewInWisconsin Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Without mutually assured destruction, there is no deterrent.

    An older post, but appropriate here. This is how you change a noncooperative, hostile opponent, into a cooperative, helpful ally.

     

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  7. RightAngles Member
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    …Their stated agenda is never their real one. Never

    DING-DING-DING!!! BINGO!!!

    “The issue is never the issue, the issue is always the revolution!”

    -Anonymous SDS radical

     

    I knew an SDS guy in 1968. Very scary people, most of them.

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  8. Rodin Member
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    Those of us on the Left coast are receiving the Californication first hand. Wearing a Mexican flag is wonderful and to be celebrated while wearing an American flag is hateful and to be punished or suppressed. We are legislating things that don’t exist in the real world — economic prosperity based on non-nuclear/non-fossil energy, controlling climate change, controlling straws. We think we are exempt from the forces of supply and demand — that controlling rents and raising minimum wages will result in more housing and more jobs. We believe that if we just don’t provide water to agriculture (while filling the swimming pools of the swells along the coast) food will continue to be magically produced. We think that spending a gazillion dollars to build a high speed train between Bakersfield and Modesto will somehow make it possible to spend a gazillion more in 30 years to bring high speed rail to downtown LA and downtown San Jose. We think that making every awkward move by a teen boy on a girl a felony will “empower” everyone. Thank goodness we are importing our future population (who will ignore #metoo) because our current one is unlikely to be in a position to reproduce.

    In short, we are nuts and we want everyone to be nuts, too!

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  9. lowtech redneck Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Without mutually assured destruction, there is no deterrent.

    An older post, but appropriate here. This is how you change a noncooperative, hostile opponent, into a cooperative, helpful ally.

     

    Remember not to comment on old posts at AOSHQ, or the system will ban you.

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  10. PedroIg Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: This is an opportunity for an extremely wealthy 85 year old white person to polish her progressive bona fides. I refer to Sen. Feinstein, but also to most other Democrat congress-humans. This is more about those in power protecting what they have and getting re-elected than with Mr. Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    DiFi is in a battle with “Ponce” De Leon. She has to do something to reaffirm her liberal credentials with the California voters. However, her elite friends and supporters are concerned her opponent has a big following.

    Hence, her “something” is to try and derail Brett Kavanaugh. Well, it ain’t gonna work unless Republicans cave.

    So far, I’m impressed Susan Collins of Maine has appeared to have “grown a pair”. Perhaps the pressure from Dems and the disgusting stunts have steeled her resolve. I don’t know – you Maine folks have to help me out here, because you know her best.

    I’m disgusted with wealthy white Democrats who can afford armed security 24/7 telling me I have to give up my guns, my faith, and my meager wealth (which I’m living off of in retirement) so a bunch of low-life criminals sneaking across our southern border can enter our country and receive almost all the same benefits I get, and even vote in some places!

    No, it’s time to put a stop to this. Even well-meaning illegal aliens need to be sent back. Maybe they should focus on changing their country of origin, instead of ours . . .

    “Susan,” as we locals refer to her, is from The County (Aroostook), in extreme northeastern Maine. Folks up there are pretty salt-of-the-earth rock-solid as they come, mostly Franco-American.  I suspect the heavy-handed tactics didn’t sit well with her. Also, she makes it a point to get around the state and speak to her constituents, but she generally avoids confrontational situations.  I happened to speak to her at a priest friend’s 30 anniversary ordination party.  It was just prior to Kavanaugh being named, but I urged her to support the nominee, whoever it was.

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  11. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Dr. Bastiat: This is an opportunity for an extremely wealthy 85-year-old white person to polish her progressive bona fides.

    DiFi keeps reminding me of Mrs. Charlesworth of Green, Charlesworth in Fred Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth’s classic Gladiator-at-Law.

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  12. Stad Coolidge
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    PedroIg (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: This is an opportunity for an extremely wealthy 85 year old white person to polish her progressive bona fides. I refer to Sen. Feinstein, but also to most other Democrat congress-humans. This is more about those in power protecting what they have and getting re-elected than with Mr. Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    DiFi is in a battle with “Ponce” De Leon. She has to do something to reaffirm her liberal credentials with the California voters. However, her elite friends and supporters are concerned her opponent has a big following.

    Hence, her “something” is to try and derail Brett Kavanaugh. Well, it ain’t gonna work unless Republicans cave.

    So far, I’m impressed Susan Collins of Maine has appeared to have “grown a pair”. Perhaps the pressure from Dems and the disgusting stunts have steeled her resolve. I don’t know – you Maine folks have to help me out here, because you know her best.

    I’m disgusted with wealthy white Democrats who can afford armed security 24/7 telling me I have to give up my guns, my faith, and my meager wealth (which I’m living off of in retirement) so a bunch of low-life criminals sneaking across our southern border can enter our country and receive almost all the same benefits I get, and even vote in some places!

    No, it’s time to put a stop to this. Even well-meaning illegal aliens need to be sent back. Maybe they should focus on changing their country of origin, instead of ours . . .

    “Susan,” as we locals refer to her, is from The County (Aroostook), in extreme northeastern Maine. Folks up there are pretty salt-of-the-earth rock-solid as they come, mostly Franco-American. I suspect the heavy-handed tactics didn’t sit well with her. Also, she makes it a point to get around the state and speak to her constituents, but she generally avoids confrontational situations. I happened to speak to her at a priest friend’s 30 anniversary ordination party. It was just prior to Kavanaugh being named, but I urged her to support thw nominee, whoever it was.

    Thanks for the info!

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  13. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Taking a step back and considering the OP: yes, and.

    And it is about the fundamental transformation of America along the correct arc of history. The third branch of government is understood to be the supreme branch, the one most capable of imposing correct thinking and correct outcomes, without reversal or messy compromise. And yet, we are still in a moment when the people being corrected could push back. That was the 2016 election. 

    So here we stand, at a pivotal moment. The last seat did not have any impact on the direction of the court. This seat fundamentally threatens the left’s project. Hence, the Bork, Thomas, Estrada, Kavanaugh playbook.

    There should have been no surprise at personally destructive surprises. As Coach Dennis Green said “they are who we thought they were, and we let them off the hook.” We shall see if “off the hook” means Kavanaugh’s defeat or just letting the Democrats get away without sanction. What we know is that the Senate Republicans set themselves, and the American people, up with that pasty panel of dudes. And they had no rehearsal and no game plan to rehearse. They still have not taken Senator Snow’s wise counsel.

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  14. RightAngles Member
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    Those of us on the Left coast are receiving the Californication first hand. Wearing a Mexican flag is wonderful and to be celebrated while wearing an American flag is hateful and to be punished or suppressed. 

    ….

    In short, we are nuts and we want everyone to be nuts, too!

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  15. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Thomas Lifson has a very interesting piece at American Thinker drawing attention to a post at a blog called Cult of the First Amendment:

    WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity

    On Monday Sept. 17th, Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks suddenly disappeared from the web. I read them days before, knew they would be scrubbed, and saved them. Why did I know they would be scrubbed? Because if roles were reversed, and Christine Blasey Ford had been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump, the headline by the resistance would be this:

    CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND THE DRUNKEN WHITE PRIVILEGED RACIST PLAYGIRLS OF HOLTON-ARMS.

    And it would be an accurate headline. That’s why the yearbooks have been scrubbed. They are a testament to the incredible power these girls had over their teachers, parents and the boys of Georgetown Prep, Landon and other schools in the area. In the pages below, you will see multiple photos and references to binge drinking and the accompanying joy of not being able to remember any of it.

    These yearbooks are, therefore, relevant to the national investigation now being conducted in the media, in homes, and in the halls of Congress. And they should not have been scrubbed. If Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbooks are fair game, so are these.

    And you will wonder while reading them, why the hell did the faculty approve of these yearbooks? Why did the parents take out paid ads in these yearbooks? Animal House had nothing on the infamous “Holton party scene”.

    UPDATE: That’s the only post on that blog. Inquiring minds want to know…

    I just cannot believe these were real pages in a real yearbook. 

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  16. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Thomas Lifson has a very interesting piece at American Thinker drawing attention to a post at a blog called Cult of the First Amendment:

    WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity

    On Monday Sept. 17th, Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks suddenly disappeared from the web. I read them days before, knew they would be scrubbed, and saved them. Why did I know they would be scrubbed? Because if roles were reversed, and Christine Blasey Ford had been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump, the headline by the resistance would be this:

    CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND THE DRUNKEN WHITE PRIVILEGED RACIST PLAYGIRLS OF HOLTON-ARMS.

    And it would be an accurate headline. That’s why the yearbooks have been scrubbed. They are a testament to the incredible power these girls had over their teachers, parents and the boys of Georgetown Prep, Landon and other schools in the area. In the pages below, you will see multiple photos and references to binge drinking and the accompanying joy of not being able to remember any of it.

    These yearbooks are, therefore, relevant to the national investigation now being conducted in the media, in homes, and in the halls of Congress. And they should not have been scrubbed. If Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbooks are fair game, so are these.

    And you will wonder while reading them, why the hell did the faculty approve of these yearbooks? Why did the parents take out paid ads in these yearbooks? Animal House had nothing on the infamous “Holton party scene”.

    UPDATE: That’s the only post on that blog. Inquiring minds want to know…

    I just cannot believe these were real pages in a real yearbook.

    My HS yearbook cover was a silhouette photo of a guy smoking a doobie.

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  17. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Thomas Lifson has a very interesting piece at American Thinker drawing attention to a post at a blog called Cult of the First Amendment:

    WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity

    On Monday Sept. 17th, Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks suddenly disappeared from the web. I read them days before, knew they would be scrubbed, and saved them. Why did I know they would be scrubbed? Because if roles were reversed, and Christine Blasey Ford had been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump, the headline by the resistance would be this:

    CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND THE DRUNKEN WHITE PRIVILEGED RACIST PLAYGIRLS OF HOLTON-ARMS.

    And it would be an accurate headline. That’s why the yearbooks have been scrubbed. They are a testament to the incredible power these girls had over their teachers, parents and the boys of Georgetown Prep, Landon and other schools in the area. In the pages below, you will see multiple photos and references to binge drinking and the accompanying joy of not being able to remember any of it.

    These yearbooks are, therefore, relevant to the national investigation now being conducted in the media, in homes, and in the halls of Congress. And they should not have been scrubbed. If Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbooks are fair game, so are these.

    And you will wonder while reading them, why the hell did the faculty approve of these yearbooks? Why did the parents take out paid ads in these yearbooks? Animal House had nothing on the infamous “Holton party scene”.

    UPDATE: That’s the only post on that blog. Inquiring minds want to know…

    I just cannot believe these were real pages in a real yearbook.

    My HS yearbook cover was a silhouette photo of a guy smoking a doobie.

    Wow, really? Maybe I was sheltered, but my private school would not have had this stuff in it.

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  18. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Thomas Lifson has a very interesting piece at American Thinker drawing attention to a post at a blog called Cult of the First Amendment:

    WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity

    On Monday Sept. 17th, Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks suddenly disappeared from the web. I read them days before, knew they would be scrubbed, and saved them. Why did I know they would be scrubbed? Because if roles were reversed, and Christine Blasey Ford had been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump, the headline by the resistance would be this:

    CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND THE DRUNKEN WHITE PRIVILEGED RACIST PLAYGIRLS OF HOLTON-ARMS.

    And it would be an accurate headline. That’s why the yearbooks have been scrubbed. They are a testament to the incredible power these girls had over their teachers, parents and the boys of Georgetown Prep, Landon and other schools in the area. In the pages below, you will see multiple photos and references to binge drinking and the accompanying joy of not being able to remember any of it.

    These yearbooks are, therefore, relevant to the national investigation now being conducted in the media, in homes, and in the halls of Congress. And they should not have been scrubbed. If Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbooks are fair game, so are these.

    And you will wonder while reading them, why the hell did the faculty approve of these yearbooks? Why did the parents take out paid ads in these yearbooks? Animal House had nothing on the infamous “Holton party scene”.

    UPDATE: That’s the only post on that blog. Inquiring minds want to know…

    I just cannot believe these were real pages in a real yearbook.

    My HS yearbook cover was a silhouette photo of a guy smoking a doobie.

    Wow, really? Maybe I was sheltered, but my private school would not have had this stuff in it.

    public school, 1970

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  19. EJHill Podcaster
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    They have realized that Anthony “Swing Time” Kennedy was the only thing propping up their progressive dreams. Can you imagine what they’d do if RBG had a massive stroke?

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  20. Randy Webster Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    They have realized that Anthony “Swing Time” Kennedy was the only thing propping up their progressive dreams. Can you imagine what they’d do if RBG had a massive stroke?

    No.

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  21. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    From The Gun Free Zone

    The Democrats used to wield the word “racist” like a weapon, capable of striking down any opponent in their way. Conservatives caught on and that lost its power.

    Now they have replaced the “c” with a “p” and have a brand new weapon to wield.

    If they get away with this, no Republican could ever run ever again. All the Democrats would need to do is find some former high school classmate willing to accuse a candidate of sexual misconduct half a century ago.

    No Republican could ever run again: That’s the Democrat end point.

    If that happens, we might as well start the shooting now, because we are headed for a Hitlarian or Stalinist purge, but instead of accusations of treason and execution, it is accusations of sexual misconduct and the total destruction of a person’s income and livelihood on national TV.

    Ask yourself is that any worse? To one day find everything you built yourself up to be, torn down, so you end up jobless and unemployable, shamed in front of your family.

    That cannot be the tactic that is allowed to win.”

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  22. Doctor Robert Member
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    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    You are mostly correct. There are a few good democrats ( Jim Webb, Joe Leiberman, …) but they have absolutely no power or influence.

    One notes that neither of these gentlemen is still in Congress.  So they don’t matter.  You might have mentioned Scoop Jackson and JFK while you were at it.

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  23. Doctor Robert Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    They have realized that Anthony “Swing Time” Kennedy was the only thing propping up their progressive dreams. Can you imagine what they’d do if RBG had a massive stroke?

    Not if.  When.

    She’s 80-something and at risk of recurrences of two cancers.  She’s enfeebled.  Trump has a very good chance of replacing her, too. 

    Dr Bastiat is right, this charade is as much about the next vacancy as this one.

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  24. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    They have realized that Anthony “Swing Time” Kennedy was the only thing propping up their progressive dreams. Can you imagine what they’d do if RBG had a massive stroke?

    Not if. When.

    She’s 80-something and at risk of recurrences of two cancers. She’s enfeebled. Trump has a very good chance of replacing her, too.

    Dr Bastiat is right, this charade is as much about the next vacancy as this one.

    Yes, and, on the things that matter most to the left, Kennedy was a standard bearer. So, this does fundamentally change the court, now. 

    http://ricochet.com/554798/yes-and-kavanaugh-from-knife-fight-to-cold-war/

     

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  25. Gary Robbins Member
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    The lack of ethics by the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee is deplorable and execrable, from Spartacus, and the deceitful DiFi to the horrible woman from Hawaii who has told all men to shut up.  

    I just wish that we hadn’t nominated a Birther-womanizer.  That way it would have so much easier to sweep away these last minute allegations against a truly remarkable jurist.

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  26. DrewInWisconsin Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    They have realized that Anthony “Swing Time” Kennedy was the only thing propping up their progressive dreams. Can you imagine what they’d do if RBG had a massive stroke?

    But how would we even know?

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  27. Columbo Member
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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    They have realized that Anthony “Swing Time” Kennedy was the only thing propping up their progressive dreams. Can you imagine what they’d do if RBG had a massive stroke?

    But how would we even know?

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  28. RightAngles Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The lack of ethics by the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee is deplorable and execrable, from Spartacus, and the deceitful DiFi to the horrible woman from Hawaii who has told all men to shut up.

    I just wish that we hadn’t nominated a Birther-womanizer. That way it would have so much easier to sweep away these last minute allegations against a truly remarkable jurist.

    This is not the time, Gary.

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  29. Columbo Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The lack of ethics by the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee is deplorable and execrable, from Spartacus, and the deceitful DiFi to the horrible woman from Hawaii who has told all men to shut up.

    I just wish that we hadn’t nominated a Birther-womanizer. That way it would have so much easier to sweep away these last minute allegations against a truly remarkable jurist.

    I presume that the bolded line above is a reference to President Trump.

    As is highlighted in the terrific title of this OP … this has nothing to do with Judge Kavanaugh … or President Trump.

    The democrat party, and its every Senate member, have lost their collective (pun intended) minds. They would do this to any SCOTUS nominee … regardless of who is sitting in the Oval Office.

    Since the press covers for them, they think they can get away with such deplorable and execrable actions.

    I think it will backfire greatly on them. Let’s make that happen by turning out to vote against every democrat everywhere this November. Send them a direct message that the people of this country are tired of their disgusting and damnable actions and rhetoric.

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  30. DrewInWisconsin Member
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    Columbo (View Comment):
    I think it will backfire greatly on them. Let’s make that happen by turning out to vote against every democrat everywhere this November. Send them a direct message that the people of this country are tired of their disgusting and damnable actions and rhetoric.

    All good Democrats — even “Arizona Democrats” — should send a message this fall and vote straight-ticket Republican. We need to keep the Democratic Party in check!

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