The Patriot Post® · Thank You Justice Kavanaugh
Allow me to offer, on behalf of our Patriot Post staff and grassroots American Patriots across the nation, our gratitude and thanks to Justice Brett Kavanaugh, his wife Ashley, and their family, who were willing to remain steadfast against the fires of hell in defense of our Constitution and the Supreme Court.
Shortly after a highly contested 50 to 48 vote last Saturday, Kavanaugh was administered his oath by Chief Justice John Roberts, becoming the 114th Supreme Court Justice. After the Demo delay of his nomination, he will be seated on the Court a week into its current term. There was no delay in Justice Roberts swearing him in so “he can begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately.” (Note: Our Republic’s foundational constitutional principle of due process and its fundamental presumption of innocence, survived by only two Senate votes.)
As soon as he was sworn in, Justice Kavanaugh made history by appointing, as promised, an all-female law clerk staff. Because one of the four women is black, that means Kavanaugh has equaled the number of black clerks hired by liberal Justice Ruth Baser Ginsburg.
Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the sole Democrat voting for Kavanaugh, relieving the need for Steve Daines (R-MT) to return from his daughter’s wedding Saturday to cast his vote in favor of Kavanaugh. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R?-AK) voted “present.”
This latest SCOTUS vote represents the lowest support for any nominee, just behind the 52-48 vote to confirm Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991, and a partisan trend. The 2005 confirmation of George Bush’s nominee John Roberts was 78–22, with half of Democrats voting with Republicans. Bush’s 2006 nominee Samuel Alito was confirmed by a vote of 58-42. Donald Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch was confirmed by a vote of 54-45. Adding Judge Kavanaugh to the Court restores it to the balance under Ronald Reagan.
What is also notable about this vote is that, since the 1991 confirmation of Justice Thomas, no Republican president replaced a Democrat appointment to the Court. Despite the absurdly contentious opposition to Kavanaugh, should President Trump have the opportunity to replace a Democrat-nominated justice — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, or Sonia Sotomayor — expect the Democrats to go completely ballistic.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) summed up the vote for Democrats: “It was a very tense moment in the chamber. I think that reflects the tension in the country.” It reflects precisely the tension Democrats hoped to generate.
For Republicans, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “A good man made it through a terrible process. If this is not bottom, God help us.”
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who cast a deciding vote for Kavanaugh, said, “We have come to the conclusion of a confirmation process that has become so dysfunctional it looks more like a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign than a solemn occasion. … One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom.” Collins, who offered an exceptional summary of the disgraceful politics ahead of the vote, is not being called a “rape apologist” by the leftist Women’s March group.
But I doubt we have hit rock bottom in Democrat partisanship, and given the extreme reactions they have fomented, security details for SCOTUS members and congressional Republicans need to be greatly enhanced.
The partisan debates over Kavanaugh’s nomination defined several overarching distinctions between Republicans and Democrats in general, and we hope the American people took notice.
First, after Donald Trump nominated a second constitutional constructionist candidate for the Supreme Court, one who would uphold his oath “to support and defend” our Constitution’s Rule of Law as every justice should, Democrats tipped their power-lusting statist hand for the nation to see in full.
Democrats made clear that they don’t support the fundamental principles of Rule of Law, and they object to SCOTUS nominees who do. They want nominees who will use their position on the High Court to do their statist political bidding in order to gain evermore power — precisely why Thomas Jefferson warned the Court could become “the despotic branch.”
This opposition to constructionist judges was laid bare in the deceptive strategy to stop Brett Kavanaugh scripted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the judiciary committee’s ranking minority member.
That scripted deception leads me to the second distinction between Republicans and Democrats: Leftists will employ any scorched-earth strategy in their “end justifies the means” politics of personal destruction in their quest for power.
Feinstein and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) crafted a subversive strategy to make Christine Ford, who alleged Kavanaugh had groped her 36 years ago, the poster proxy for every woman who has ever suffered some regrettable sexual encounter — the full spectrum of such encounters, from a sense of being objectified to regrets about a sexual experience to actually being sexually assaulted. To be sure, there are millions of legitimate allegations associated with such claims.
Feinstein and Schumer politicized Ford’s unsupported, unsubstantiated, uncorroborated and in fact refuted allegations, as a political charade to generate outrage among women, to gin up a furry of “toxic femininity” among the MeToo mob, in an attempt to convert that collective victimization identity into political capital, both against the Kavanaugh nomination and as fodder for the midterm elections.
After the confirmation vote, one Demo constituent summed up their strategy: “I feel raped all over again.”
The Feinstein/Schumer strategy betrayed a third distinction between Republicans and Democrats. Democrat congressional leaders believe — in fact depend — on their assumption that women are emotionally incontinent idiots, whom they can stir into a political frenzy that will convert to votes in election cycles. Women voters are now the Left’s largest constituent identity group.
For this reason, Democrats, likewise, fraudulently framed Kavanaugh as the poster proxy for every male who has ever offended a woman — as noted above, the full spectrum of offense. And they are already counting the midterm votes.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) declared, “Take your pain and turn it into power on November 6.”
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), who nobody other than a few people on the big island had ever heard of until her Kavanaugh rants, added, “All these angry people are out there…they’re going to go to the polls and vote.”
Former senior Obama spokesperson, Marie Harf, elucidated that strategy: “ days from now we go into a midterm election, and [Kavanaugh] will help Democrats at the polls. Women will be fired up.”
But I would argue that politicizing Ford’s allegations will undermined legitimate allegations.
Finally, the post-vote responses by Feinstein and Schumer demonstrate the depth to which Democrat hypocrisy has sunk.
According to Schumer: “Let them look back on this chapter as the shameful culmination of the scorched-earth politics practiced by the hard right in America.” Every inch of “scorched earth” was laid to waste by Schumer and Feinstein.
According to Feinstein: “Judges are expected to be ‘even handed, unbiased, impartial, and courteous.’ However, at the hearing last week, we saw a man filled with anger and aggression.” Actually, those who stand in judgment of judicial nominees are expected to be “even handed, unbiased, impartial, and courteous.” Judge Kavanaugh’s response to Feinstein, et al., was entirely fitting.
Socialist fascists describe such brazen hypocrisy as, “The Big Lie.”
And for the record on their abject hypocrisy, both Feinstein and Schumer voted against impeaching Bill Clinton for perjury after he lied about having “relations” with a low-level subordinate employee in the Oval Office.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is also owed a considerable debt of gratitude for paving the way for both of Trump’s SCOTUS nominees, declared: “The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity… Judge Brett Kavanaugh is among the very best our nation has to offer. He will make the Senate and the country proud. He will serve with distinction on our highest court.”
McConnell is now calling for an investigation into the Feinstein/Schumer scripted charade, starting with the timing of the media leak of the Ford accusations. (Memo to the FBI: Put Feinstein and Schumer under oath…)
Supporting the contention about the script, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) declared: “I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning. Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate and she was one of the so-called ‘beach friends’ that encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Feinstein. McLean worked for Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, now a virulent anti-Trump critic [who was] former counsel to Chuck Schumer. I strongly suspect that Chuck Schumer’s political operation knew about Ms. Ford’s allegations as far back as July and manipulated the process all along…”
As for the impact of the Feinstein/Schumer charade on the midterm elections, it may backfire on them. It’s notable that in the wake of their assault on Justice Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s approval rating is up.
So what is next for SCOTUS?
If Trump gets another nomination, regardless of who holds the Senate after November, it’s likely to be a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat. He is likely to choose Amy Coney Barrett, who he held back for precisely this reason.
As I wrote in July, “While some conservatives are lamenting the choice of Kavanaugh over Barrett, I believe Trump’s strategy is to hold Barrett in the wings until Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacates the seat she barely occupies now.”
Meanwhile, the Left has unveiled a rallying point: In order to regain a majority of statists on the Court, the Left is going to campaign on expanding the number of Justices to 11. This is a page right out of FDR’s failed attempt to pack SCOTUS in order to get his unconstitutional statist policies enacted.