So this has been said.
He’s not on my short-list of people who I regularly endorse, but I think he’s right that the rage over the Kavanaugh nomination is bound to reach a boiling point. It’s the collision of two competing irrational forces: the implacable desire for retribution over Garland and the ax-crazy madness of #MeToo.
As bad as this is, hard to imagine it’ll get even worse when Breyer or Ginsburg has to be replaced by Trump. Gorsuch was relatively easy since he was just replacing Scalia, for all the grumbling about a “stolen” seat on SCOTUS. The incorrect assumption that Kavanaugh will be the end of abortion has unleashed Hell.
I hate to spend any time talking about the Kavanaugh nomination since we’ve already been discussing it all week on another thread. I’ll just say one thing I haven’t before. For Christine Ford, this is shitty. It’s a shitty situation. She didn’t want to come forward, so Feinstein sat on her accusation. Some asshole, probably a Democratic staffer or maybe even a Senator, wanted her story to be used and decided to leak her name and thus has forced her to come forward. They did it specifically so that the accusation could be used, her wishes be damned.
That’s really screwed up. Whether or not you want to pity Ford is up to you, but if they did this to her they would do it to anybody who they could similarly use so cynically.
Yeah, you can argue about the outrageous demands her lawyer is making and point out that her accusation is serving no other purpose but to obstruct what would otherwise be an easy confirmation and be right. However, I don’t think she’s entirely wrong to distrust the Senate for completely blowing up her anonymity.
That said, she needs to agree to testify this week. Can’t undo this knot or take back what was done to her either allegedly by Kavanaugh or probably by Senate Democrats. If she won’t, then the vote must be held ASAFP.
One thing’s for sure. If and when Trump gets to nominate another Justice, you can bet it’ll be a female judge. Whether this works for the Democrats or not on Kavanaugh, they’ve already figured out that it worked well enough to get them a Senate seat in Alabama that it’s worth doing at every opportunity. I don’t really see how else Trump can defend his nominees against it.
Not much else to discuss at the moment from me. What about you?