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How CONservatives Screwed Themselves by Nominating Kavanaugh

I was originally going to post about something less topical today. Then I decided to quickly share my views on how establishment CONservatives truly fucked themselves over by nominating Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Some of you might counter by saying that his nomination might still be successful, and you know what.. that might very well be the case. But mark my words- if appointed, he will also be the first supreme court justice to be removed (either through formal impeachment or via some underhanded method) within next few years.

How did we end up in this situation, anyway? And was it inevitable? In my opinion, it comes down to a unique combination of hubris, stupidity and magical thinking on the part of CONservatives. To understand what I am talking about, let us go back to 2017 and the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme court. You might recall that he was supposed to replace Antonin Scalia after that POS died in his sleep. Given that he was supposed to occupy the “CONservative” seat left vacant by Scalia, one might have expected stronger opposition from Democrats, especially given how republican senators scuttled Obama’s nominee for that seat.

And yet.. nothing like that happened. Heck, a few democratic senators even voted for him. So why did Gorsuch get such an easy confirmation, given all the issues Democrats should have had with his nomination? The conventional explanation is that they did not care much since he was a 1:1 replacement for a demented CONservative asshole- and there might be some truth to that. However, there is a far more obvious (and cynical) reason for their lack of ‘resistance’. Gorsuch, you see, was an otherwise non-controversial shill for business and corporate interests.

Sure.. he was also pro-gun, pro- “law and order” etc, but otherwise Gorsuch was just another establishment CONservative shill who could be trusted to reliably fellate the cause of corporate rights. Establishment democrats, being the pro-corporate whores they are, are perfectly fine with supporting plain CONservative supreme court nominees. Indeed, they prefer to have people like Gorsuch in the judicial system since it allows them to feign impotence in face of demands from their voter base. That is why they were so willing to speed up nomination of CONservative judges by the Trump administration in lower courts.

Then why was Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court cursed from the beginning? Well.. it begins with his role in “investigation” of Clinton42 by Kenneth Starr in late 1990s. Kavanaugh’s senior role in that “investigative” team pretty much guaranteed that he would always be in the proverbial cross-hairs of establishment Democrats. His becoming a member of Bush43’s white house team, closeness to Karl Rove and subsequent appointment to a federal judgeship only increased the size of the proverbial red dot- and establishment Republicans knew that.

There is a reason why sad turtle face, aka Mitch McConnell, was not especially enthusiastic about Kavanaugh being nominated to the supreme court. He had a pretty good idea of the shit-storm this nomination was going to unleash, and frankly he did not see how Kavanaugh was a better corporate cock-sucker than other generic CONservative judicial nominees. But the idiots in the white house thought that his nomination would please their most delusional CONservative supporters. They just didn’t expect it to become such a big media circus.

So.. let us turn to the controversy surrounding his alleged history of sexual assault of women. What do I think about it? Did he do those things? Well.. given that he was a rich prep school kid from a white COnservative family, it is almost certain he did everything he has been accused of and worse. For example, I would not be surprised if tomorrow some woman accused him of date rape, drugging and raping, frequenting brothels which specialize in underage prostitutes, exchanging sex for professional favors etc.

That is how rich, white, allegedly CONservative men in USA with a drinking and gambling problem behave! I would not even be surprised if we someday find out that he molested one or both of his daughters. That guy has entitlement and poor impulse control written all over him. Those idiots should never have nominated somebody as intrinsically problematic and loathed by establishment Democrats as Kavanaugh. And it is not as if they did not have a stable of plain CONservative judges, who just love to fellate corporations, to choose from.

Which brings me to the hilarious and idiotic defenses of Kavanaugh’s character being mounted by CONservatives to save his nomination. As I have previously said, supporting a guy with so many skeletons in his closet is not the proverbial hill any sane person should be willing to die on. Then again, CONservatives seldom demonstrate an ability to think beyond whatever is immediately in front of them. They have also not fully understood why doing stupid things such as questioning the honesty of his female accusers in 2018 is such a bad idea. But why is that so?

Well.. it comes down to plausibility of those accusations, as opposed to their authenticity. As an example, if a woman accused Bill Clinton of staring at her body- we would all believe it without asking for further proof, simply because it fits with our previous experience and knowledge about his behavior and mindset. Similarly, an accusation of Trump cavorting with porn stars and washed-out playboy models does not require further evidence to be believable.

Kavanaugh’s public image is that of a spoilt and rich jock (with major alcohol problems) whose career trajectory was largely determined by the wealth and connections of his parents. Trying to rape a girl while drunk, or force another to blow him, sounds about right for a generic prep school CONservative jock. That is why, you see, those accusations are so sticky and will only get worse as time passes. Furthermore, they resonate very well with personal experiences of many women. Did I mention his alleged stance of Roe Vs Wade does not help his image. It will be interesting to see how much worse things will get if he is actually confirmed.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. Uhc2071
    September 24, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I consider you to be a great window into what I consider to be the left wing side of identity politics. To see a label of wgite, conservative and rich thrown out as evidence of guilt lessens your credibility in current politics. Since you said that, anybody can use any identity as proof of guilt, whether it be black, mexican, whatever without burden of proof. Since all 10 witnesses deny any event has occurred, I can only agree with part of your stance, that this was a very motivated political but job. But good to know your racism exists in the meantime.

    I am not responsible for the level of inherent racism and classism in american society. I am just pointing it out..

    • Uhc2071
      September 24, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Well, at least you’re not responsible for sentncing a “rich prep school kid from a white COnservative family” without evidence and than alledging he molested his children without evidence. Guess any identity deemed bad in current year is good enough to be pro confesso in your mind.

      • September 25, 2018 at 3:24 am

        Whammo! You certainly know a (((devil’s advocate))) when you see one.

  2. MikeCA
    September 24, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    There was a time when Supreme Court nominees were not so politicized. Antonin Scalia was confirmed 98 to 0. Anthony M. Kennedy was confirmed 97 to 0. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed 96 to 3.

    Bork was the first really controversial appointment. Bork had been number 3 in line at the Department of Justice during the so called Saturday Night Massacre. Nixon fired the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General when they refused to fire independent council investigating Watergate. Bork agreed to fire the independent council on the promise that Nixon would appoint him to the next vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Nixon never did that because he was forced to resign. Regan nominated Bork in 1987 and Democrats opposed that nomination because of Bork’s role in WaterGate and his very conservative positions. Bork was not approved by a 42-58 vote, with 6 Republicans voting against him and 2 Democrats voting for him.

    After Bork Supreme Court nomination were always more political.

    Then in 2000 the 5 conservative member of the Supreme Court intervened in the political process to stop the recount in Florida and make Bush president. That was a blatantly political decision.

    Then we have the Merrick Garland nomination where Republicans flatly refused to even consider the nomination.

    The cumulative effect of these has been to make people lose faith in the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh is eventually confirmed it will be by the vote of Senators that represent a minority of American voters.

  3. Another Commenter
    September 25, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Reminds me of the nomination of Robert Bork.

    I doubt I had given him a single thought since the days right after the Saturday Night Massacre.

    But when I heard about the nomination on the radio, I instantly remembered “He fired Archibald Cox” and figured he would be in a lot of trouble.

    • MikeCA
      September 25, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Although Bork was not confirmed to the Supreme Court, his 1978 book “The Antitrust Paradox” was very influential in the area of anti-trust law. In my opinion the interpretation of anti-trust law Bork advocated in that book is one of the main reasons for our current economic condition.

      Bork argued that the main focus of anti-trust should be “consumer welfare.” Bork said that many competitors in a market can be inefficient and result in higher prices for consumers. Bork argued that while monopolies and price fixing agreements should be illegal, mergers that reduce competition can result in fewer, more efficient competitors and that many practices which were illegal at the time, like price discrimination (selling the same product at different prices in different areas or to different classes of customers), should be legal. This has resulted in many more mergers being approved and greatly reduced competition in most markets. While this may not have raised prices, it has reduced innovation and employment options. The lack of competitors in most markets is partially responsible for the flat wages since about 1980s. Company are just no longer competing for the best workers.

      For once, we agree on something. Having said that, we should not forget that neoliberal democrats embraced that view with same enthusiasm as their republican counterparts.

  4. Jack Russell
    September 26, 2018 at 12:41 am

    I can see that you have an inherent racism to White men from affluent backgrounds and your absurd generalizations about Kavanaugh based on the fact that he’s a White male, and comes from a wealthy conservative background shows that you’re no different than the raging feminist harpies. I might as well call you a cuck based on the fact you’ve joined the “I believe her” movement. This was a really pathetic read, and you just lost all credibility with anything you possibly have written in the past. I grew suspicious from the day you started calling Elon Musk and Jordan Peterson as frauds. Seriously, you’re a racist piece of shit, and done with your crap blog.

    • Dru McD
      September 26, 2018 at 9:18 am

      I’m really aghast at the level of ignorance in this reply being that this blog is what it is. But I suppose, sadly, that I shouldn’t be.

      Being able to abuse anyone you want because of your power and status and to be able to get away with it because of the abusee’s lack of the same is like THE WHOLE FUCKING POINT for being part of the insular, rich, white, conservative “Christian” male political class in America. Just ask our President.

      The fact of you not being able to see that, much less acknowledge it says more about you than the author.

      Faux News is missing another viewer. Better get back to your TV. This stuff here is obviously over your head.

      SMDH

      • Ron
        September 26, 2018 at 1:28 pm

        You’re just a LIEberal as the blogger uses that word all the time. The fact that you assume that ALL of who are White, conservative, and affluent, are automatically guilty of sexual assault, being evil, douches, etc. – that’s mind blowing from an idiot like you. BTW, the OP doesn’t seem like the one that watches TV. You do. Go follow CNN and wear a Pink Pussy Hat while you’re at it.

    • P Ray
      September 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      I grew suspicious from the day you started calling Elon Musk and Jordan Peterson as frauds.
      To be fair, someone repeatedly calling another person “pedo” and another person saying “if you have a clean room your life will surely improve” are statements that can reasonably make someone doubtful about the speaker’s state of mind and what they’re peddling

  5. Ron
    September 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    So the OP has begun to believe that you’re “guilty until proven innocent”, and because of Kavanaugh coming from a White, affluent, and Ivy League background, then it’s safe to assume he’s an evil conniving rapist. Got it. This blog just lost all it’s credibility. Won’t be subscribing to it anymore. Good riddance.

  6. Shiningtime
    September 27, 2018 at 9:17 am

    This whole thing crossed into farce when Kav went on tv, Fox news no less, and claimed to big virgin throughout high school. As if that somehow proves his innocence.

    In my opinion, the charges are clearly politically motivated. Kav and this woman are collateral damage in the on going American political conflict. I’m inclined to believe Kav is a dirt bag. Most people at that level are dirt bags of one type or another.

  7. September 28, 2018 at 8:25 am

    https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/kevin-jackson-terminated-fox-contributor-following-lying-skanks-tweet-1202960622/

    Another black CONservative bites the dust! LMAO

    Kissing the old white man’s behind didn’t work for him? Sad! LOL

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