Skip to comments.Dems Assail Court Nominee [semi-satire]
Posted on 07/15/2018 10:35:27 AM PDT by John Semmens
Some opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have latched onto revelations of his heavy spending on Washington Nationals baseball tickets as the smoking gun that will derail his appointment. It appears that Kavanaugh maxed out his credit card purchasing the tickets.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn) called the revelation very suspicious. Normally, lobbyists provide these kinds of perks to members of government. For Judge Kavanaugh to reach into his own pocket to buy something that others of us obtain gratis from grateful constituents raises a red flag. Whats wrong with him that those who routinely pick up these sorts of expenses havent included him as a beneficiary?
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) shared Caseys concerns, calling Kavanaughs behavior extraordinarily odd. Its almost as if he is intentionally dissing the longstanding customs of those of us who serve in the public sector. What kind of a message would the confirmation of this man send to the American voters? I will use every trick Ive got to try to stop this nomination.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) was so incensed that she refused to have any contact with Kavanaugh. I thought his opposition to the right of mothers to terminate their unwanted children was bad, but this baseball fanaticism reveals a sinister pattern that should doom his candidacy, the Senator said. What other weird and twisted ideas will he tap into if we give him a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court?
Former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) admitted I find his extreme devotion to baseball troubling, but not as troubling as his extreme devotion to the original wording of the Constitution. Judges need to be independent of all external constraints, not slaves to an out-dated document. Our Court needs creative minds that can craft the kind of new rights need for the world of tomorrow.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned that the confirmation of a person so far outside the mainstream cannot be allowed and promised he wont get my vote no matter what.
In related news, Democratic National Committee Deputy chair Keith Ellison vowed that if his Party takes control of Congress impeachment will be on the agenda. We need to remove Trump and undo his crimes. That includes impeaching Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, if the Republicans manage to confirm him before the November elections. It will also include ousting Pence so the Democratic Speaker of the House can take over the presidency and use executive orders to repeal the tax cut Trump and the GOP enacted against the will of the voters.
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