Tag: Kavanaugh

Jim and Greg welcome the 14-year prison sentence handed down to former attorney and cable news darling Michael Avenatti for his crimes of corruption and they warn supporters of both parties not to fall in love with celebrities who happen to say a couple of things you agree with. They also slam Senate Republicans for being way too helpful in passing the Democrats’ lame duck agenda. That strategy apparently includes passing an omnibus spending bill instead of a short-term bill that would give the new House GOP majority much more leverage on appropriations. Finally, as former National Security Adviser John Bolton weighs a 2024 presidential run, they don’t believe his candidacy would go anywhere or be decisive in derailing President Trump.


Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three good martinis! First, they welcome reports of the Senate Armed Services Committee demanding the Pentagon stop wasting taxpayer dollars searching the Armed Forces for domestic extremists, who seem to be quite rare. They also react to Brett Kavanaugh’s leftist neighbors getting fed up with the vulgar pro-abortion demonstrators who are still infesting the neighborhood. And they’re glad to see Bill de Blasio dropping out of the race for Congress and starting to realize just how much New Yorkers loathed his performance as mayor.


“Political Beats” host Scot Bertram is in for Jim today.  Scot and Greg cheer Iowa voters for ousting four Republican lawmakers who opposed legislation to give parents more options on how to educate their children. They also hammer Democrats and the media for greatly downplaying the arrest of a man attempting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh not far from Kavanaugh’s home. And they groan as the Grammys try to attract more viewers by adding new awards, including one for “Best Song for Social Change.”

Join Jim and Greg as they dissect the breaking news of a man arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home with the intent to kill him. They also cheer as San Francisco voters overwhelmingly recall pro-criminal district attorney Chesa Boudin and Los Angeles voters advance Rick Caruso to the general election. And they shudder as the World Bank projects a very rough economy for the rest of the decade. Meanwhile, Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow shows how little she cares about soaring gas prices.

Let’s Not Re-Investigate Justice Kavanaugh


As if there wasn’t enough turmoil in this country this summer, Democrats are calling for another investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. On a personal level, I’m disgusted by the very thought that the Democrats are even considering such an action. Then I learned that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was leading the pack of attack; his involvement speaks volumes to the corruption of the Democrat party.

Jonathan Turley wrote an excellent article on this debacle:

The furious allegations of a cover-up began this week with a letter from Assistant FBI Director Jill Tyson to Sens. Whitehouse and Chris Coons (D-Del.). The letter was a delayed response to an earlier inquiry on the investigation of tips given to the FBI during Kavanaugh’s heated confirmation process. To call the letter ‘delayed’ is an understatement by a measure of years. Whitehouse and others are correct in objecting to the fact that these senators asked two years earlier about these tips and any investigation. There is no excuse for failing to respond to members of Congress on such questions, particularly given their oversight responsibilities of the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

For Trump


To make it clear, I will vote for Trump in November, waiting until Election Day to mark our absentee ballots. I am a firm believer in having an actual day for voting, instead of the months-long smear that is now the practice.

However, this missive is not for the purpose of examining our current election practices, but to make the case for Trump as I have come to understand the matter. I did not vote for Trump in 2016, mostly because it was not clear to me what his policies might be. Sure, there was the “build the wall” issue and other matters but at the time it did not seem to make a coherent whole.

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There’s been much consternation over Justice Gorsuch’s and Roberts’ majority opinion in Bostock v Clayton County. It’s both a major new application of existing law with far reaching effect AND is something Congress has tried but failed to do. As a default, I think the dissent in the case makes sense: the court shouldn’t impose […]

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Never Trump conservatives, having hoped for a Hillary Clinton win in 2016, were often subjected to “But Gorsuch” taunts from supporters of President Donald J. Trump, once he was, with the help of Mitch McConnell, able to fill the Supreme Court position left vacant by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. They quickly turned this […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of National Review discuss the brewing Democratic civil war with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez choosing to play the race card on Nancy Pelosi. They react to Iran’s failed attempt to storm a British tanker and the escalating situation in the Middle East. And they chuckle at Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath’s quick flip-flop on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly surprised to hear liberal Joy Behar admit on “The View” that the left launches online outrage mobs because they’re “desperate” to be rid of Trump.  They also slam New York lawmakers for legalizing abortion up to the moment of birth and Jim unloads on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for lighting the Freedom Tower pink to celebrate passage of the law.  And they roll their eyes as freshman Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse wants to pursue the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America announce three more prestigious year-end awards.  Today they look at the stories the mainstream media covered far too much, the ones they conveniently ignored because they didn’t fit their narrative, and what they saw as the best stories of 2018.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are back from celebrating Christmas with three more prestigious Three Martini Lunch Awards. Today they discuss the most significant scandals of 2018 and then sift through a ton of possibilities for the best and worst political theater of 2018. And maybe, just maybe, there will be a moment from the Kavanaugh hearings that fits one or more of these categories.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America prepare for Thanksgiving by each discussing three things for which they’re politically thankful.  They discuss the positive aspects of the midterm elections, the big confirmation fight, and important news this year from the courts and the Congress.  Happy Thanksgiving and join us again on Friday for another special edition of the Three Martini Lunch.

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We are now living in the post-Kavanaugh confirmation hearing era.  The hard left gallery of rogues – Democrat senators, including “Spartacus” and that Hawaiian man-hater– lost the battle they so desperately and shamelessly waged.  What will be the fall-out?  Hopefully, Republicans will hang onto the House in the midterms, though that still remains a long […]

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Quote of the Day: Kavanaugh Is Up to the Challenge


“Justice Thomas, who also faced false last-minute allegations during his nominating process, has spent more than a quarter-century on the court doing his job, staying true to his judicial principles, and not giving a damn what the Washington Post and CNN have to say about him. It’s unfortunate that the newest justice faces a similar task, but I’m guessing he’s up to it.” — Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal

The Left will continue to harangue us about Justice Kavanaugh and attack the man, but ultimately I believe he will be admired for his resilience under fire, for his passion for defending his reputation, for his defense of his family, and his stellar record. In the tradition of every Supreme Court, I hope he will be treated with respect and grace by his colleagues. I’m counting on their rising above all the chaos and welcoming him into the fold.

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I hate it when I am forced to agree with David Brooks.  Roughly two-thirds of Americans, across four political types, fall into what the authors call “the exhausted majority.” Sixty-one percent say people they agree with need to listen and compromise more. Eighty percent say political correctness is a problem, and 82 percent say the […]

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The Stupidity of Protestors: Blocked Bridge in Texas


So Austin City Limits is a giant music festival in Austin, TX, and it is currently in session this weekend. (Paul McCartney and Metallica are playing at opposite ends of Zilker Park!) Literally thousands of people converge to one section of the city.

What do I see as I walk over the pedestrian bridge that runs parallel to the bridge for a steady stream of vehicles going to ACL? A major traffic pinch-point at the best of times, much less during a major event?

The End Is Nigh!


Climate change is not my issue. I don’t know enough about the science to form a solid opinion. Had I been permitted to remain within the liberal left, I’d no doubt be mindlessly backing Team Gore. That is, I would have, had Team Gore and the Democratic Party not made the mistake of amply demonstrating its cynical perfidy when it comes to issues I do know and care about.

A story for another day (or, let’s face it, for just about all my other days): at the moment, I’d like to reprise my Stewardess Metaphor for those who might have missed it.

The Calm Between the Storms is the Time to Prepare


TL;DR: This might be a moment that you feel good and satisfied in, but it is at precisely this moment that you should start making calls and knocking on doors for Congressmen. Nemesis hangs over us, and and it is likely that there will not be a better opportunity to make a difference. If you don’t already have a good candidate in mind, I’d recommend signing up to make calls for Peter Roskam (R-IL 6th).

Kavanaugh made it. It’s hard to predict precisely what will come from having a Court with five conservative justices, but it seems safe to say “a lot”.