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The Democrats' Sad Circus
Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 09/08/2018 1:37:22 AM PDT by Kaslin

I love Lindsay Graham.

The witty South Carolina senator, who's usually more entertaining than most comedians, has been one of the highlights of the otherwise depressing televised Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Graham put it perfectly Thursday morning.

He said some people had been coming up to him and asking if this week's ugly display of disruptions, rude moronic outbursts from the gallery and Democrat grandstanding had become a circus.

"I'm here to defend circuses," Graham said, pointing out that it was safe for parents to take their kids to the circus but not to let them watch Senate confirmation hearings - as Judge Kavanaugh found out Tuesday when his daughters had to be taken out of the raucous chamber.

The Democrat circus' acts included rookie Corey Booker of New Jersey pandering to his base with his cliched leftist ravings.

Then on Thursday, Booker dramatically announced that he would deliberately break the Senate's rules and release "confidential" documents that would risk his expulsion from the Senate.

Booker, who showed the whole country why he's never going to be the second coming of Barack Obama, was given several hours of glory by the Liberal Resistance Media even though they knew the "confidential" emails he exposed had already been cleared for release.

It's been sad to watch what dumb things self-serving Senate Democrats like him are willing to do to discredit a highly qualified nominee like Kavanaugh.

Booker and my senator, Kamala Harris of California, were more interested in creating "tough guy" videos for their 2020 presidential runs than engaging in serious constitutional discussions.

The Democrats are acting like circus clowns, because they and their progressive allies in the liberal media are scared to death of Judge Kavanaugh.

He's not their kind of guy. He's someone who wants to strictly follow the Constitution, not evade it or misinterpret it or rewrite it.

I hope the American people see the Democrats for what they are - sore losers with no ideas and no plan.

They still want to impeach the president even though there is no impeachable offense.

Bob Woodward's gossip book "Fear" came out this week, and the Trump haters went nuts. But most of it was old or fake news and there is nothing impeachable in it.

It's the same deal for that anonymous op-ed from a Trump staffer that the New York Times ran on Wednesday. There's nothing new or impeachable in it, despite the desperate excitement of CNN, the Washington Post and Joe Scarborough.

Every president's administration has had people who don't agree with his behavior or policies. A few of them will leak or snitch or lie to the media.

What we have today in Washington is that there are lots of anti-Trump people who can get printed anywhere. It doesn't matter what the New York Times' op-ed or Woodward's book says, however, because there's still nothing impeachable.

For those people who say they don't like Trump personally, I get that.

Paying off two women to keep their silence about things that happened long before he was elected is not a good reflection on his personal morals. But it's not an impeachable offense.

We know President Trump brings a lot of deserved criticism on himself. But again, I remind you: No one liked Ty Cobb and he's in the Hall of Fame.

So let's put this in perspective - which the liberal media rarely ever give us.

After less than two years of President Trump, the economy is booming. Unemployment is down. Taxes and regulations have been cut.

In the end the president is doing everything he promised he'd do - including naming strict constitutionalists to the Supreme Court and other federal benches.

This week we've been watching Trump's legacy being constructed. It'll live on at the Supreme Court for decades, because, as a recent president said, "Elections have consequences."

So while Booker and the other members of the Democrat circus cry and make clowns of themselves on national TV, let me be the first to congratulate Judge Kavanaugh on his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: abortion; bobwoodward; brettkavanaugh; brettkavenaugh; california; coreybooker; districtofcolumbia; jeffbezos; kamalaharris; lindsaygraham; maga; newjersey; scotus; southcarolina; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost
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1 posted on 09/08/2018 1:37:22 AM PDT by Kaslin
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It’s sad? In his desire to become the next George Will, Never Trump Goldberg understates the unified danger socialists pose and instead dismisses it as sad. It’s snobbery and arrogance like his that has helped bring US to the brink.


2 posted on 09/08/2018 2:00:16 AM PDT by JonPreston
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Decades? Scalia is lost from the bench. I'd assume these unhinged Rats are increasingly capable of any act down the road to erase President Trump's legacy.

I hope the Justices and their families have top security protection.

3 posted on 09/08/2018 2:29:36 AM PDT by 4Liberty (Where are the Obama-Creamer audio tapes?/GM bondholders: America's SAfrica White farmers...)
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To: Kaslin

The fact that Goldberg says he loves Graham means he just etched in stone, for infinity, his RINO, GOPe, Chamber of Commerce, NEVER TRUMP membership card. As if, pretty much anything he has said or written about since the start of the campaigns, didn’t convince anyone.


4 posted on 09/08/2018 2:33:05 AM PDT by qaz123
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Some of you folks are just as hate filled as the DemonRats who he speaks of disparagingly.

I liked the article. I don't always agree with Lindsey Graham by any means, but his advice that it is safe to take kids to the circus but not take them to a Senate committee meeting is spot on. And the reason is because of the hate filled atmosphere created by the electioneering back row DemonRat senators trying to create a campaign moment for themselves.

"Love our President in everything he does, always" is something I will never sign up for. I applaud him and his agenda when I agree with it, which is often. I will speak my mind when I disagree with him, but the later happens on few occasions.

Many of us held our noses when we pulled that lever in November 2016. About half the country still disagrees with him but many of us are delighted by his performance since taking office.

The right for the Democrats to oppose the President's nomination is a sacred right of elected representatives. But that right does not extend to turning the committee room into a riotous circus show; the American people will see that for what it was I think.

5 posted on 09/08/2018 2:52:37 AM PDT by Sa-teef
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To: 4Liberty

However well written, I find Goldberg and his clique of NTs incredible shallow, never looking deeper at our national crisis than rank politics. The Democrat effort isn’t sad when at it’s core there is a drive to fundamentally change America. Low IQ politicians aren’t part of a circus, but rather useful idiots playing a well orchestrated part in a dangerous play.


6 posted on 09/08/2018 2:54:00 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Kaslin

Crap column. The Jonah Goldbergs would have given us Democrat Hillary Clinton as president. So pardon me if I don’t give two shits about his faint praise of Trump now.

He says nothing here that FReepers have been posting since Trump took office.


7 posted on 09/08/2018 3:32:04 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: JonPreston

In the above article the statement is they are acting like clowns, NO! THEY ARE CLOWNS UNEDUCATED ARROGANT CLOWNS WHO THINK THEY CAN BULLY


8 posted on 09/08/2018 3:56:32 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Kaslin

A formal complaint needs to be filed with the IRS requesting that the nonprofit Soros funded organization that made the illegal payments to the protesters be fully audited for the violations.


9 posted on 09/08/2018 4:00:54 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: JonPreston
So let's put this in perspective - which the liberal media rarely ever give us. After less than two years of President Trump, the economy is booming. Unemployment is down. Taxes and regulations have been cut. In the end the president is doing everything he promised he'd do - including naming strict constitutionalists to the Supreme Court and other federal benches.

This is a big admission from Goldberg... Let's be happy Jonah's willing to look at Trump's ACTIONS for a change and not on superficial choices made years before he became President. We didn't hire a Church pastor - we hired a business executive... and that's what we've got... and a damn good one at that.

10 posted on 09/08/2018 4:03:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (Anonymous & the Shoeless Joe Jackson cabal need to resign. President Trump deserves honest employees)
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To: Sa-teef

Only in DC can Linda’s remarks about circuses be considered “witty.”

I live in reality where if you don’t match the standards of SJ Perelman, don’t bother with the word “witty.”


11 posted on 09/08/2018 4:44:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: qaz123

Not that I love Goldberg, but his love for Graham in this instance pertains to Graham’s entertainment value, not his GOPe policy preferences. Graham is, if nothing else, a distinct clown in his own right, besides which he yields occasional gems contra left.


12 posted on 09/08/2018 5:03:56 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Lock. Her. Up.)
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To: JonPreston

Uh, kids, wrong byline. This was written by Michael Reagan as in son of Ronald.

My eyebrows were raised when the writer referred to a CA senator as ‘his’ since Jonah is an East Coaster.


13 posted on 09/08/2018 5:11:51 AM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele
Uh, kids, wrong byline. This was written by Michael Reagan as in son of Ronald.

Jonah was out trying to find a decent pair of pants.

14 posted on 09/08/2018 5:14:57 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Sa-teef

Here, here! Post of the day.


15 posted on 09/08/2018 5:16:27 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist ( (Be Nice To Your Kids. They Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home))
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To: New Jersey Realist

Or is that hear, hear?


16 posted on 09/08/2018 5:18:23 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist ( (Be Nice To Your Kids. They Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home))
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To: Kaslin

For the Record:

There are no circuses.

Circus is an obsolete form of entertainment thaat ceased existence in 16 or was it 17?

Clowns still exist at rodeos


17 posted on 09/08/2018 5:19:05 AM PDT by bert ((KE. N.P. Neverthe less, they are co N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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To: miss marmelstein

Yours is a reality in which becoming Phyllis Diller would be a healthy step up.


18 posted on 09/08/2018 5:22:30 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: qaz123
Well Lindsay Graham has been just great this week in the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. He managed to eviscerate the Democrats while being extremely funny at the same time and exposing them to ridicule. My favorite part of the hearings by far.
19 posted on 09/08/2018 5:28:45 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: relictele

Nice catch. I read the article as posted rather than giving Townhall a click.


20 posted on 09/08/2018 5:30:45 AM PDT by JonPreston
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