On Friday the Senate Democrats won a small battle over the Senate Republicans when they convinced Republican Jeff Flake to announce that he wanted a week delay and to further investigate Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I also heard that Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins went along with Flake’s demand. The Republicans need their votes.
Anyone who watches politics knew the fight over Trump’s nomination was coming.
Over the years we’ve had the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas nomination process that turned nasty. Recently the Merrick Garland nomination was shut off by the majority Republicans, which was called a cheap tactic on one side and a great move on the other side. Others being nominated to the highest court could have turned nasty, too, if maybe they kept a calendar and drank some beer in high school. (I did one of those)
What goes around comes around. If the sides were flipped you can be sure the Republicans would try to win at all costs.
This “winning” turns my stomach and it should turn yours. It does give me something to write about.
Today we are concentrating on a prep school guy who may have assaulted a high school girl at some place she can’t remember, on a date she can’t remember, and she does not remember how she arrived at the unknown location of the alleged assault or how she left that unknown location.
We don’t have to believe her, but many do.
We don’t have to believe him, but many do.
So now the battle lines are drawn. Look for the Democrats to want to delay the vote on Kavanaugh longer because of something that “needs further investigation.” Republicans will want to vote on Friday. Democrats will say the investigation was not fair.
Meanwhile, the Kavanaugh nomination is fundraising gold for both sides, as the battle lines are drawn right down the middle.
I really don’t care (or am I that surprised) that my two Montana U.S. Senators are voting party lines on the Kavanaugh nomination. That is typical Washington these days. That’s what they have to do to survive in D.C. Neither Jon Tester nor Steve Daines will ever be known as mavericks in the Senate. When history is written it will say they had insignificant Senate careers.
There are several members of the Senate who are trying to make inroads to becoming President or be on the ticket – Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Jeff Flake, and Amy Klobuchar to name a few. It was more of an act when they questioned Kavanaugh – like they were also in a job interview.
As for the cable news shows – shame on you.
I expect the opinions to flow in the evenings from Hannity, Maddow, and Lemon. I expect some actual impartial news to flow during the day. The cable news channels are hurting America. Shame on you the MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN daytime shows.
Then we have social media.
A photo supposedly showing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with President Bill Clinton circulated. The problem was the blonde-haired woman in the photo was U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). There was also a fake photo of Ford with George Soros.
Then there’s the fake photo of Ford passed out drunk almost naked on the picnic table. Shameful.
I think people who forward photos and news on their social media accounts without checking the accuracy are complete effing morons.
In closing, will it change my life if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed or not by the Senate for the U.S. Supreme Court? No.
I do know the process has irreparably harmed America.
A couple of lives have been changed and tainted forever – Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, plus their families. If you have a shred of compassion, your heart should hurt for both of them.
We should be better than this, America.