Sunday, September 23, 2018

About Ms. Blasey Ford and the Democrats

Gary Lieberthal September 20, 2018

Watching the confirmation hearings for Judge Kavanaugh I was appalled but hardly surprised by the rude and churlish behavior of the Democrats. From interrupting the proceedings some 40 times in the first hour, to Senator Harris using her time to run for President, to Cory Booker’s astonishingly comparing himself to Spartacus (Kirk Douglas must have choked over his coffee when he heard that one), the Democrats demonstrated yet again their indifference to our political institutions through their scorched earth tactics.
A Supreme Court nominee is to be judged by their judicial competency and not their political affiliation. The Republicans have respected that, yet the Democrats have historically refused to do likewise. Case in point, during her confirmation hearings Judge Ginsburg told the body that she was a registered Democrat and considered herself a progressive. Her judicial credentials were impeccable and virtually every Republican voted for her 96-3 confirmation. Both liberal Kagan and Sotomayor were confirmed with substantial Republican support yet conservative Gorsuch received just three Democratic votes........To Read More.....

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