I don’t know how many reading this have paid any attention to the confirmation hearings in D.C. for Bret Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice to the Supreme Court, but what a circus it has been. People here, some of the same that are ring- mastering, are the same ones that daily call Trump an embarrassment to our country (and yes, he can be) are showing the world nothing different in this hearing.
I haven’t been watching the hearing, but I’ve seen clips online and of course on a few news programs. It’s embarrassing to watch even these short video clips and of course it has nothing to do with the qualifications of the nominee (the ABA, not a right-leaning organization at all) has given Kavanaugh their highest rating.
No this is simply about the Resistance. That being the resistance against any appointment or policy by Trump. These are the same people that just cannot accept the results of a fair and democratic election. So they’ll do anything, even make themselves into jackasses, to oppose.
Even atheist and atheist-related groups have become involved, writing multiple articles on how the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will mean a rollback in rights for women, LGBT, minorities (Jim Crow, here we come!), break down the wall of separation, and pretty much any other evil that they can make up (it’s for fundraising, you understand).
They all say that the nominee has an agenda to turn back the clock on civil rights. Does he? It seems to me that these groups are more concerned that this nominee may not agree with their agenda. Yes, of course they all have an agenda of their own. If the nominee, whoever it was, was nominated by a democrat in the White House, I can guarantee there would be no objection from the left as to his or her supposed judicial temperament because they would consider that person an ally. Disappointing at the least and a reason I won’t join or donate to any of these organizations. (Full disclosure: I have been a member, in the past, of AA and FFRF, but only for a year).
So instead of using reason, as they all seem to promote on a daily basis, it’s scare tactics to attempt to turn their membership and others against someone that they have absolutely no proof will vote in any manner that’s suggested. It’s also apparent, they are are clueless as to how the Supreme Court works.
No single Justice on his or her own can change the law. In fact, no single Justice decides what cases to hear; It takes 4 of them to vote affirmatively to hear any case, and of course it should go without saying, they’re not obligated to hear any case.
It can take years sometimes for a case to even be presented to the court; Having gone through District and the Appellate court(s) before it ever comes before them for a decision on whether or not it will be adjudicated. But of course, I think these organizations do know how the court operates and believe that their readership doesn’t and therefore have their over-the-top headlines and articles that do nothing to move anything forward except their own agenda (and of course, as I already mentioned, their fundraising).
I’m sick of all of the We’re All Going to Die types of arguments that seems to be the mainstay of the left these days. It’s especially concerning when organizations that purport to have reason and rationality be our first consideration, do exactly the same.