Skip to comments.Make Sense, Not Ululations
Posted on 09/09/2018 3:23:15 PM PDT by Kaslin
Once upon a time, Corey Anthony Booker seemed like a statesman. As mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he talked to everybody, made deals, comported himself with dignity. He stood out from the pack; he was seen as an up-and-comer.
Yet move him to the Senate and place him in front of national cameras? He has become something of a loon.
This is about the closest Ill probably ever have in my life to an I am Spartacus moment, he said, referring to his leakage of confidential information about Supreme Court nominee Brett Michael Kavanaugh during this weeks hearings.
Senator Booker was confessing so brazenly that he was almost asking to be punished. For a minor breach of protocol. But the moment in Stanley Kubricks Spartacus he was referring to is one where a group of slaves all claim to be the rebel slave, Spartacus. Booker mostly missed the point of a great movie scene. But that wasnt all he missed, considering that the information he leaked (a) had in fact been previously released to the public, hours before, and (b) showed precisely the opposite of what he wanted.
Yes, Booker was trying to reveal Kavanaugh as a racist, advocating for racial profiling. The released emails showed that Kavanaugh was against all such profiling. Bookers leak actually made Brett Kavanaugh look good.
Funny, in a cringe-inducing sort of way, as when someone tries to tell a mildly risqué joke at a church social . . . and flubs it.
He can console himself, though: Booker is not the only Democrat to take a stand and end up looking the lunatic.
Also at the hearings, Senator Dianne Feinstein demanded that Mr. Kavanaugh reconcile his reasoning on the Second Amendment with the hundreds of school shootings using assault weapons that have taken place in recent history. This did not immediately appear to many people as quite so ludicrous as Bookers silliness, but only because law is not as widely understood as movie criticism.
Bottom line: there havent been hundreds of school shootings in recent years that is just a matter of fact and those shootings do not have much of anything to do with Kavanaughs application of the Heller decision, the subject of Feinsteins inquisition.
Sure, not as funny as Bookers botch. But whats going on here? These are smart people. Why are they acting as if mentally challenged?
Why do they make so little sense?
Answer: because they dont have to make sense.
They are playing, after all, to the Democratic base of loudest activists. And, if we can judge by the activists invited to witness the hearings, these activists are crazy in the extreme.
While radical Islamist/feminist Linda Sarsour demanded that the hearings be canceled and asserted that the hearing were a mockery and a travesty of justice which is not exactly untrue, considering her own nonsense and that of Booker and Feinstein, et al. the feminist who followed her took obnoxiousness up another notch. She warbled incomprehensibly as she was removed from the hearing.
If your idea of influencing politics is to go to a Senate hearing and ululate incomprehensibly, then obviously you dont really demand brilliance or even coherence in your representation. You just expect your team to show up and take a stand.
Democratic activists have set for Senators Booker, Feinstein, et al., a very low bar indeed.
Inevitably, much of the ire has to do with abortion. And, at the Rise Up for Roe rally in New York, Chelsea Clinton rose to the occasion to play the sage of the penthouse set.
The net, new entrance of women into the workforce, she thoughtfully reminded her Rise Up for Roe rally attendees, is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.
Similarly, the fact that Southern plantation owners had slaves was not disconnected with the wealth of the South and the North prior to the Civil War. (Its worth remembering that said wealth was pretty much destroyed in that war. But thats another, if not unrelated, story.) Whats important to note is that women working in the marketplace, no matter how good that may be, cannot justify a crime, or the crime of abortion.
That is, the possible good effects of a policy cannot justify said policy regardless of other effects, any more than the prosperity of plantation owners excused slavery.
Making these kinds of distinctions is what making sense in law and jurisprudence is all about. A lot of us want it not merely in Senate hearings, but also, more broadly, in politics itself.
But activists cannot shout distinctions.
We can hope that the broader American electorate including non-crazy Democrats as well as the swelling ranks of independents will demand something like reason in our political debates. Maybe the next slogan should be:
Make America Make Sense. Again.
What’s Cory wiping off the corner of his mouth?
He was always a loon. Now as a Senator people are paying attention and he can’t hack it.
Now he is Spartacus.
Corey Booker proves stupidity always surfaces.
or as i saw in a political cartoon: SPARTACLUTZ!!!
Spot-on column by Paul Jacob posted here. (Haven't seen the name before, but I'll look for more of his work.)
The immediate way to make America make sense again is to beat as many 'Rats as possible in the upcoming elections!
Once upon a time, Corey Anthony Booker seemed like a statesman.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
He now is irredeemably Sparticus. He has joied the ranks of Maxine the Delusional.
Just like Howard Dean and his well remembered scream of insanity, Booker is finished as an electable representative.
Cory is Barack 0bama without the ‘moderating’ influence of Valerie Jarrett and the teleprompter writers. A mental lightweight, pompous narcissist.
Ululation is a long wavering high-pitched vocal sound resembling a howl with a trilling quality. It is produced by emitting a high-pitched lout voice accompanied with a rapid back and forth movement of the tongue and uvula.
Pretty good word to describe (figuratively) what the Democrats in Washington have been uttering since Trump's win in the 2016 presidential race!
Gotta watch out fer dem high-pitched louts!
Actually, there are so many lunatics in the Senate these days that Booker hardly gets much notice.
Then there are the village idiots who are a stupid as a mud fence but not quite as useful. They keep sliding in on a famous name or character trait (hey, idiots deserve representation too!) like Al Franken or Bob Casey, Jr.
It’s all about the IQ.
“”Senator Dianne Feinstein demanded that Mr. Kavanaugh reconcile his reasoning on the Second Amendment””
She’s been unbalanced - unhinged about guns of any make/model since the shooting/killing in City Hall in San Francisco of the mayor and a supervisor in 1978...She was on the Board of Supervisors at the time and went on to become the mayor and we know where she went from there - much to the country’s and CA’s detriment. The witch is never going to leave us in peace. We lived for years with her as our Senator until we got the heck out....
BUT - never forget, Diane likes her armed security!!!!
All because Danny White misinterpreted his Mama's request to "Go to town and get Milk and baloney", not "Milk and Musconey."
Harvey Milk got his own postage stamp out of the deal. What did Mayor Musconey get?
FYI, It’s Mosconi.
Whats Cory wiping off the corner of his mouth?
A gift from Schumer.
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