I Gotta Say This…

I know I have sworn off things political here at RJsCorner but I have to chime in on the latest ugliness.  I watched part of the Judiciary hearing yesterday and Professor Ford’s testimony seemed very heartfelt and true to me. It seems that most of the political pundits with the exception of Fox News thinks the same as I do. For the life of me, I can’t understand why the Republicans won’t at the very least tell the FBI to investigate her charges further.  If they go ahead with this vote it will prove to everyone just how partisan our Congress and possibly the country has become.

No, I don’t regard something stupid done in teenage years as condemning someone from any political office. But, a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land should not be handed out simply to gain political advantage. I am sure that Mr. Kavanaugh could have avoided these circumstances if he had just admitted that he drank a lot as a teenager and maybe doesn’t remember everything that occurred during drunken stupors.   Instead, he is apparently lying under oath in order to get what he wants. Will he join Clarence Thomas as yet another tainted Justice on the Supreme Court?

I hope that if the Republicans manage to ram through his appointment like they did the Anita Hill fiasco, that they suffer the consequences of their actions in the coming elections.  Morality and truth MUST overwhelm political partisanship every time.  If it doesn’t then we are in some deep trouble as a country.

6 thoughts on “I Gotta Say This…

  • It is abundantly clear to me that the issues between the Democrats and Republicans will not end well. One party will have to crush the other. There is not going to be some happy compromise in the future and we will all start working towards the common good. That is over. One possible outcome is a third party. That is a very long shot because both existing parties have so rigged the game it is almost impossible to start a viable third party. Doing so would take many years to approach any level of power. Pick your side and hold on tight. This is going to be a bumpy ride.

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    • You are right about the bumpy ride… Do we continue trying to work with what we have or do we do something to start over again? Yeah, a third party is difficult but not impossible, that is if enough of us have REALLY had enough. Personally, I am impressed with Micheal Bloomberg for 2020, even if he does run as an independent. Maybe even some of the notorious GOP base would vote for him since he is a “real” billionaire. 🙂 If he were to get elected as an independent that would surely do a lot to breaking the current logjam.

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  • I look at all this in simple terms. The republicans have the numbers therefore the power. They want a judge who will protect trump from indictments and impeachment and Kavanaugh has stated his favorable views to this protection. The republicans use the abortion issue, which the religious right, which are a lot of trump’s base, to keep their support ..thus votes and power.

    They couldn’t care less about abortion as they obviously don’t care about sexual assault or in any way about women in general. They are old rich privileged white men who rule by hypocrisy, corruption and lust for power.

    The only answer to me is two countries…divide the US into right and left. I’m actually kidding, but I don’t see any answer except just attrition through time and maybe it’ll change as older people die off and younger more open inclusive, less mysogynistic and judgemental come of age

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  • And they want the vote now…FBI investigation would delay it to perhaps after the midterms which could change things for the republican power…pure and simple

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  • This country is so screwed. Makes me glad I do not have any grandchildren living in this country. Makes it really easy to just not give a crap.

    As an aside…Ya know this whole Kavanaugh thing is simply revenging the Merritt Garland nonsense. The Republicans pulled the “let the people decide” BS and delayed that vote until after the election. When it was their turn to follow this new let the people decide “rule” they refused. So the Dems are playing hardball. It’s good that they have some dirt to use to delay this – at least they don’t have to make it up totally.
    Good for them I say. Too bad for Kavanaugh

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