Earlier this week President Trump announced his nominee to fill Justice Kennedy’s seat: Brett Kavanaugh. Even before the ink was dry, so to speak, the left was in full motion with their opposition, which really hasn’t changed much in the last 25 years. Here are a few of their objections to Justice Kavanaugh:
He was picked by Trump.
That in itself is enough to cause unbridled anger from the radical left. Think I am exaggerating?
“In response to Donald Trump’s nomination of XX to the Supreme Court, The Women’s March released the following statement: Trump’s announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States,” the statement read. “Judge Brett Cavenaugh’s nomination threatens to move our nation’s highest court dangerously to the right and further erode protections for almost every marginalized group in America.”
They might want to hire an competent editor going forward. But I guess it’s understandable since the world is about to end. (Actually the world did end for the left in November 2016 when Trump was elected).
I think Lindsey Graham said it best: “”Trump could nominate George Washington and the left would go crazy.”
Well of course they would. Washington was a bigoted white male!
Kavanaugh holds an “original intents” view of the Constitution.
This argument was made by MSNBC anchor Katy Tur:
“Based on where Americans stand on the issues, and Americans have really moved in a much more progressive direction over the years, do you think it’s appropriate to continue to take such a strict, originalist view of the Constitution, given it’s 2018 and not 1776?”
First of all, the Constitution wasn’t written and ratified until the late 1780’s. It is amazing how ignorant the news media is. Second, judging is not about ISSUES. It’s about the LAW. And in case she missed it, there is a process by which the Constitution can be modified: it’s called the AMENDMENT process.
“Well, the arc of history has shown that opinions have become more progressive, and even just lately on the issues that are potentially going to become before the court, or issues that have been ruled on relatively recently by the Court, Americans are more progressive. Look at the polling.”
The ‘arc of history’? Wow, that sounds so intellectual. Too bad what followed completely destroyed that thought. Regarding polls, didn’t you all learn a lesson from election night 2016? Apparently not. And I guess Katy has forgotten just how destructive the “progressive” Obama administration was to the Democratic party. Two huge defeats in 2010 and 2012 not to mention the shellacking at the state level. Of course Katy lives in a bubble where everyone she knows thinks like her so it’s not a surprise she would say this.
“It seems now the argument is no, the American people shouldn’t have a choice. It’s all about the Constitution. It feels like conservatives are trying to have their cake and eat it too on this issue.”
The people had a choice at the ballot box and they chose Trump to represent them. In fact even folks who didn’t particularly like Trump voted for him because the thought of Hillary picking Supreme Court judges was too much for them. Notice how Katy (and the left) look at SCOTUS as a legislative branch of government.
I just wonder how Katy Tur would feel if MSNBC decided to be “progressive” on her contract and lower her salary? Wouldn’t that be just dandy and show that MSNBC was changing with the times? Somehow I suspect if that were to occur, Katy would become one of the biggest supporters for an “originalist” view.
He is a white male
This from a Hillary Alumni group :
Trump’s judges are overwhelmingly white men. Many are not at all qualified for their posts. And they consistently hold extreme, right-wing views.
His nominees have a record of favoring big corporations over workers. They have fought to restrict women’s access to reproductive health services and deny equal treatment to LGBTQ Americans.
Trump’s judges also have a clear record of bigoted views when it comes to race.
So I wonder what would happen if Trump had chosen a black man? Fortunately history tells us the answer. When Clarence Thomas was nominated by George H.W. Bush he was the target of a savage character assassination spearheaded by good old Joe Biden. So the comments above are laughable. It is the Democrats who have been the party of systemic racism/bigotry and misogynism. And if in the future Trump nominates a black/Hispanic/woman/homosexual/trans-gender you can expect the same line of attack from the left.
He is a good dad and has hired many women.
Yes you read that correctly. Over at the huffington and puffington post they are running around like their coats are on fire:
The conservative darling wants us to know he’s just a nice guy who is nice to girls. He interacts with women, therefore he is a friend to women. It’s an argument with fragile logic. Many horrendously sexist men are good fathers to daughters. Sometimes the personal isn’t political at all.
If Kavanaugh’s nomination goes through ― and there’s little reason to think it won’t ― he will be the fifth conservative on the court. And in this role, he will likely be very not nice to women.
Indeed, he is likely to gut reproductive rights for women. As an appeals court justice, he has already ruled against Obamacare birth control provisions and signaled a willingness to curb abortion access. He’s a favorite of conservatives, and anti-abortion groups have already signaled their pleasure about his selection.
People will die!
“Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination presents an emergency — for democratic life, for our safety and freedom, for the future of our country. His nomination is not an interesting intellectual exercise to be debated amongst classmates and scholars in seminar. Support for Judge Kavanaugh is not apolitical. It is a political choice about the meaning of the constitution and our vision of democracy, a choice with real consequences for real people. Without a doubt, Judge Kavanaugh is a threat to the most vulnerable. He is a threat to many of us, despite the privilege bestowed by our education, simply because of who we are.”
Well of course not because you would lose that debate. The left can’t tolerate open debate. Everything has to be done by bullying tactics.
“In a 2008 dissent, Judge Kavanaugh argued undocumented workers are not protected by labor laws.”
That would be illegal immigrants and no, they shouldn’t be protected by labor laws until/unless they become citizens. The constant use of the phrase “undocumented workers” is a favorite tactic to cover up a criminal reality of it.
“Now is the time for moral courage — which for Yale Law School comes at so little cost. Perhaps you, as an institution and as individuals, will benefit less from Judge Kavanaugh’s ascendent power if you withhold your support. Perhaps Judge Kavanaugh will be less likely to hire your favorite students. But people will die if he is confirmed. We hope you agree your sacrifice would be worth it. Please use your authority and platform to expose the stakes of this moment and the threat that Judge Kavanaugh poses.”
I’m really surprised. I mean, how is anyone still alive after all the times the left has sounded the end of the world alarm? Shouldn’t we ALL be dead by now? Here are just a few things that they said would kill people, in case you’ve forgotten: tax reform, GOP healthcare reform, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Treaty. And of course, overturning Roe v. Wade. Although I imagine the unborn child population would cheer it.
And finally the dumbest thing I’ve seen so far, from actor Ron Perlman: “The move back to Medieval Values, Shariah Law even, where old, bitter men get to tell women what is best for their bodies, lives, and well being is as done a deal as this is Twitter.”
I didn’t realize Kavanaugh was Muslim. Let’s see here – when the SCOTUS ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1972 the makeup of the court was – 9 MALES! So by Ron’s own logic Roe v. Wade should be overturned until we have 9 females on the court to render a decision.
And I just realized Ron Perlman was the lead male role on the TV series “Beauty and the Beast”. There was a man on that show?? I never noticed.
Despite all the commotion from the left, the prospects look pretty good for confirming Judge Kavanaugh. Consider the change in rhetoric over the course of the week from Chuck Schumer:
“I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same. The stakes are simply too high for anything less. If Americans believe in a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices, and that health insurance companies shouldn’t be able to charge people more based on pre-existing conditions, now is the time to fight. I’m calling on Americans from all walks of life to make their voices heard from now until the end of this battle.”
Schumer later added: “I’ll chase him round the Washington Monument and round the DC Mall and round Perdition’s flames before I give him up!”
Or maybe I am getting it confused with Moby Dick or The Wrath of Khan.
But in the last couple of days Schumer has taken quite a different view:
Senate Democratic leaders this week appeared to try to tamp down expectations of the party’s progressive base, with Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) saying the procedural options for Democrats “are not that large.”
“There is no way we can prevent the Senate from meeting. There’s been some discussion about that, but it just wouldn’t happen,” Schumer told reporters during a weekly press conference when asked about the possibility of actions like boycotting a confirmation hearing.
When the radicals like Cher and Rob Reiner hear that they are NOT going to be happy campers. But the Democrats have brought this on themselves. I wonder if we’re about to see a total crack up in the Democratic party?
And in the background, Trump is smiling…and winning!