Kavanaugh Hearings: McCain’s Death Didn’t Teach Republicans Anything Or Something

In Ruth Marcus’ World, Democrats did pretty much nothing wrong during the Kavanaugh hearing Wednesday, and the whole thing was the fault of Republicans. If you watched or listened to any of it, you’ll look like Captain Jack, especially at the McCain reference

McCain’s death didn’t teach Republicans anything. The Kavanaugh hearing proves it.

So much for the new era of comity, the appeal to better angels over partisanship, ushered in by the death of Arizona Sen. John McCain. If you had any delirious hopes of fever-breaking, they should have been thoroughly dashed by the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. They should have been dashed, in particular, by the refusal of the panel’s Republican majority to allow adequate and timely access to documents from Kavanaugh’s White House service.

It was a poisonous session, as acrimonious as I have witnessed since sitting in the committee’s hearing room for the grilling of Anita Hill during the second round of the Clarence Thomas hearings. And while no dispute over documents, however impassioned, can rival the Hill-Thomas encounter, the Republican majority’s handling of this issue will be even more dangerous for the future of the Senate’s ability to conduct its constitutional duty of advice and consent.

There is always some tension, when the Senate majority is of the same party as the president, between exercising independent judgment and acting like a cheerleader for the nominee. But Senate Republicans, in particular Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (Iowa), would do well to reflect about what goes around. A majority that denies the minority’s reasonable requests today is apt to find itself on the losing end of its own reasonable requests down the road.

If you’re thinking Ruth is finding the vast majority of fault with Republicans, you’d be right. The closest she gets for Democrats is

At the same time, Senate Democrats arguing for access to Kavanaugh’s White House documents would have a more compelling case if they had not already made clear their opposition to his nomination.

Even uber-Lefty Dana Milbank, in the same Washington Post for today, writes

There has never been a disruptive spectacle like this at a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. But then there has never been a Supreme Court nomination like this.

Did Ruth even watch it, or did she get talking points from the DNC? Because it was interruption after interruption from Democrats, both those sitting on the Senate panel and private citizens screeching. The hearing was barely in session when

That’s because there was no reason for children to hear the slurs and disgusting language towards their day, plus there were security concerns. Blumenthal, Booker, Harris, and the other Dems were constantly interrupting. They wanted more time to review the documents, and were asking for holding off on the hearings

Pretty much all the Dems sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee have stated that they are “no” votes, and did so as soon as Kavanaugh was announced. Most have not even met with Judge Kavanaugh. As Ted Cruz stated, what they’re trying to do is re-litigate the 2016 election. He noted Obama’s quote of “elections matter”, and that the American citizenry chose Donald Trump as president.

Furthermore, he noted that, ala the documents, the number released for Kavanaugh is more than for the last 5 people confirmed to the Supreme Court. Let that sink in. And

“We know that every Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is going to vote no…Doesn’t depend on what they read in documents, doesn’t depend on what Judge Kavanaugh says at this hearing—they’ve announced ahead of time they’re voting no, and most of the Democrats in the Senate have announced that in the full Senate.”

It’s worth taking the 14 minutes to listen to Cruz. I’m usually no fan of opening statements, I say just get on with the questions and answers, but this was needed. Cruz utterly flays the Democrats.

But, the Democrats will certainly still be their same unhinged barking moonbat selves during the rest of the hearings.

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12 Responses to “Kavanaugh Hearings: McCain’s Death Didn’t Teach Republicans Anything Or Something”

  1. JGlanton says:

    Everywhere I look, Democrats are deifying McCain. They completely ridiculed and demonized him when he ran for president. Now he’s an angel.

    Grassley is calm, measured, civil, and acts like a gentleman in these hearings. While Democrats sling mud, shout like children, and make irrational arguments, he maintains professionalism and order in the hearings. It’s adults vs. children, reason vs. ranting, objectivism vs fantasy. The differences are incredibly stark, and that’s saying a lot for any large group of politicians.

  2. JGlanton says:

    The hearing is going fine, but listening to the shrieking shrews screaming in the background is embarassing. I’m embarrassed for the process, for Kavanaugh, for the Senate, and for the American people that these horrible feminist witches are allowed to constantly shriek in the background. They are only there to disrupt the proceedings. They should be able to stand outside and say anything they want but they should be arrested inside for disrupting and delaying a serious democratic process.

    I saw those effing puritan witches in their red dresses doing the same thing in CA last year. Shouting such shrill absurd nonsense, threatening a complete loss of all rights for women if a republican is elected to congress. They think we’ll turn into Saudi Arabia or worse. These people are completely nuts, and I mean mental institution nuts, to stand there dressed like puritans and scream their nonsensical nightmare fantasies that have no basis in reality of the U.S. political process. The look at a republican proposal for religious freedom and see a Hieronymus Bosch painting. Completely nuts.

    • liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      Agreed. However if one can get past that annoyance, Kavanaugh has handled every “question” thrown at him by the Dems with intelligence and dignity.
      None have “laid a glove” on him even though Feinstein, Leahy, Durbin and that asshat Blumenthal tried in every way to trip him up. Kavanaugh, in my opinion, made them all look rather foolish. He’ll make a great Supreme Court Justice.


    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      Grassley could have used this guy today.



  3. JGlanton says:

    Sen. Chuck Grassley: My staff was ‘available 24/7’ to help Democrats access Judge Kavanaugh records, but ‘not one senator showed up.’

  4. Jeffery says:

    Mr. Kavanaugh was nominated by an illegitimate ‘president’. By all accounts Kavanaugh is a qualified jurist, as was Merrick Garland before him. Why is the GOP ramming Kavanaugh down America’s throat so close to an election? The GOP argued that the Senate would not hold hearings on Garland because an election was approaching (in 8 months!).

    The only hope for America is if some Republicans put American ahead of tRump. Unlikely, the lure of absolute power is too great.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator in a felony.

  6. Jl says:

    And J, surprisingly, continues to make assertion without facts…. . But on a lighter note…https://twitter.com/leahrboss/status/1036993470257422340?s=21

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