Friday, September 7, 2018

BRETT CAVE IN ALL

The Republicans are more than willing to violate their oaths to uphold The Constitution in order to deny, for over a year, a sitting president's right to select a Supreme Court nominee, and hold Congressional hearings to confirm that nominee.

Democrats can only pretend they give a damn.

 The Republicans also invariably rush hearings for their picks (all their picks subject to Congressional Hearings), before relevant evidence can be obtained, much less analyzed.

Of course the corporate activist and right leaning biases of their picks are plain to see.

Some Democrats gnash their teeth, but never bite. Here's a whoops we did it again article from Huff Po:

They got steamrolled by Mitch McConnell. But they could have done more to prevent him from stealing the seat.
(Huffingtonpost.com)

And here's someone discussing the sham that is Democratic Opposition to the despicable Wing-Nut Think Tank Brain Child Brett Kavanaugh:

(The Real News.com)

"September 6, 2018
In the hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a new Supreme Court justice, Democrats are mostly focusing on hypothetical questions instead of questioning him on his record and releasing his documents. This is an inflection point in US democracy, says law Prof. Francis Boyle"

From the transcript:

"FRANCIS BOYLE: Well, Greg, this gets back to the Kabuki theater. That was Senator Leahy. He knew exactly what he was doing. He was wasting time, asking Kavanaugh questions, hypothetical questions, that he knew full well Kavanaugh was not going to answer. And indeed, they spent- the reports I read, Democrats wasted all day yesterday asking hypothetical questions that they knew Kavanaugh was not going to answer. And so it’s a game. You have to understand that. The Democrats are going right along with the script here, as they’ve coordinated. Chuck Schumer admitted. And you know, Leahy knows what he’s doing. He’s asking questions that he knows Kavanaugh cannot and will not answer instead of nailing him on positions he’s already taken as a judge, which they could have done. They’re sitting there asking him hypothetical questions, and everyone knows a sitting judge and a prospective nominee for the Supreme Court is not going to [answer] hypothetical questions.

So I get back to my main point. This is Kabuki theater by the Democrats. Leahy knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s a sharp guy. He’s been there and all the other Democrats are doing pretty much the same thing. And if they were serious, the Democrats, they would release all of those documents during the course of the hearings. Everything they have with their staff’s analysis of it that is prejudicial and incriminating of Kavanaugh. And I think if we got those documents in the hearings, that very well might derail Kavanaugh’s nomination. But right now the Democrats are not doing this."

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