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Posted on 09/06/2018 2:07:08 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution
The legitimacy of the Supreme Court is on the line.
By Paul Krugman
Sept. 6, 2018
At a fundamental level, the attempt to jam Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court closely resembles the way Republicans passed a tax cut last year. Once again we see a rushed, nakedly partisan process, with G.O.P. leaders withholding much of the information thats supposed to go into congressional deliberations. Once again the outcome is all too likely to rest on pure tribalism: Unless some Republicans develop a very late case of conscience, they will vote along party lines with the full knowledge that theyre abdicating their constitutional duty to provide advice and consent.
True, Kavanaugh is at least getting a hearing, which the tax bill never did. But hes bobbing and weaving his way through, refusing to answer even straightforward questions, displaying an evasiveness utterly at odds with the probity we used to expect of Supreme Court justices.
No, the real difference from the tax bill story is that last year we were talking only about a couple of trillion dollars. This year were talking about the future of the Republic. For a Kavanaugh confirmation will set us up for multiple constitutional crises.
After all, if Kavanaugh is confirmed, we will be trying to navigate a turbulent era in American politics with a Supreme Court in which two seats were effectively stolen. First Republicans refused even to give President Barack Obamas nominee so much as a hearing; then they will have filled two positions with nominees chosen by a president who lost the popular vote and eked out an Electoral College win only with aid from a hostile foreign power.
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Just like Trump killed the economy?
I like how these twits suddenly care about the constitution - as if their judicial picks ever cared about the constitution.
You kill it by upholding it? I hope these morons do eventually face God and see how foolish they were.
Rushing through, no debate? He’s finally criticizing Democrats for how they passed Obamacare?
I like how these twits suddenly care about the constitution
They don’t give a damn about the constitution. They only want to use and exploit it when it is to their advantage.
Logic circuits in liberals, if ever existed, is long gone.
Right on cue......now they care about the constitution??? Pfft.
Who is Paul Krugman and why is he an authority on ANYTHING.
I know who Paul Krugman is, and I am aware of his claims to fame. But he has become so radically unhinged in his reasoning and logic, it is a wonder that his associates and family are not seeking some kind of medical intervention.
The Constitution is in serious danger folks. It isn’t from Judge Kavanaugh. Stay well, stay safe, stay armed.
I’m sure someone is compiling these absurd proclamations into a list.
I see Krugman is still an idiot...
“Once again we see a rushed, nakedly partisan process, with G.O.P. leaders withholding much of the information thats supposed to go into congressional deliberations. Once again the outcome is all too likely to rest on pure tribalism:”
I’m sure he wrote these same things about the Obamacare bill...
Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court merely restores the 5-4 balance that has existed for many years.
Can you imagine how unhinged the left will be when Trump chooses Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s replacement, and makes it 6-3?
Talk about a meltdown of epic proportions!
This is too much.
When will it end!!
He won’t kill the Constitution. But he may do some damage to the penumbras, assumptions, presumptions, the stuff that is written between the lines, the stuff that “should be in there but isn’t”, and the outright lies that the left tells about it.
He will kill women. He will kill the constitution.
I wonder what other dastardly plans he has.
Everything Paul Krugman says sounds like Valley Girl hysteria. It’s both idiotically emotional and over-the-top juvenile at the same time. How did this man ever graduate from grammar school?
Well, Krugman is still a nutjob. Nothing’s changed.
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