Kavanaugh – An Independent View

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.



9 thoughts on “Kavanaugh – An Independent View

  1. Kavanaugh as a scotus judge could have an important effect on all americans. It is too early to tell just how important that could be. He has served 12 years on the d.c. circuit. He is qualified. All of his past records of his numerous jobs should have been disclosed to the inevitable fishing expedition. One can assume that he knew the Iraq war assertions were false. Also the torture memo from the office of legal counsel bordered on inhumane illegality. He said nothing. He was and is a good soldier for an elite that is not in touch with the needs of ordinary people. My guess is he will be confirmed and we may be thankful that an even worse person was not chosen. Finally some spirited comments on this web log 🙂

  2. Brett Kavanaugh is a serial liar.

    He lied about receiving stolen e-mails from Sen. Leahy. He lied about how he got into Yale. He lied about boofing. He lied about what Devil’s Triangle is. He lied about his involvement in authorizing government surveillance of US citizens. He lied about Vince Foter’s suicide. Lies. Lies. Lies. Great and small. Anything to WIN his seat on higher court benches…because that was what he was raised, groomed and trained to believe he had a divine right to have.

    View at Medium.com

    His unhinged disrespect to Democratic Senators in the latest hearing, his finger pointing and conspiracy theory raving, his overall tantrum show that he does not have the maturity or temperment to sit on ANY court in this country. Quite frankly he should be impeached from DC Circuit for his repeated perjury in his hearings to gain that appointment.

    • Thanks Doug. He’s being judged by many “serial liars” too. We’ll see if 51 of them will vote for him. -JmB

  3. Anybody watching the hearing could clearly see that Kavanaugh does not have the temperament to be a Supreme Court Judge or any kind of judge.

    • Maybe so, but all he needs is 51 senators to be a Supreme Court Justice. It’s all about winning. Thanks for your comments. -JmB

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