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The Failure of Kavanaugh’s “Down with the Dems” Defense PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 September 2018 08:20

brett-kavanaughBrett Kavanaugh himself and Republican senators did more to demonstrate his unfitness for the job than anything Democrats said.

MADISON - America knows that Brett Kavanaugh is angry. No sooner did the judge open his mouth at Thursday’s hearing than he started blaming everyone but himself for every problem with his nomination. And the fire-and-fury opening remarks he used to energize Republican senators probably did more to demonstrate his unfitness for the job than anything Dianne Feinstein or Democrats on the Judiciary Committee said.

Accusing Democrats of crafting a “smear campaign” undermines every commitment Kavanaugh’s ever made to the neutrality of his would-be office. It’s hardly the first time he’s revealed himself as a political operative sneaking around in a black robe. There are many reasons Kavanaugh’s nomination must be withdrawn in the light of Thursday’s hearing. But his illegitimate and venal partisanship was one he freely admitted to.


Russ in the Huffington Post: “As an illegitimate administration goes to work attacking the credibility of a brave woman recounting her assault, let’s recognize the enormously cynical hypocrisy: The nominee they’re desperate to protect is a calculated liar who uses dishonesty to advance his own career...” Read more >>

Senator Orrin Hatch insists that his recent Supreme Court amicus brief has nothing to do with protecting President Trump from Mueller. But the facts insist otherwise. Read more >>

A bizarrely bright piece of SCOTUS news: The Supreme Court just closed a major loophole that mega-donors like the Koch brothers use to anonymously finance their political ads. This is a tremendous -- and somewhat surprising -- win for transparency in democracy. Read more >>

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