The Kavanaugh confirmation speech reminded me of the job candidate who said that he was good at interacting with people and being a team player, with taking responsibility, with being precise, with being flexible, with obeying orders, with meeting tight deadlines, with handling pressure, with going the extra mile. When asked if he had any flaws or weaknesses, he said: Only one. I lie.
Of course, no one should believe him when he repeats that he will be a neutral objective Justice. Or are Democratic and Republican Senators and the President all totally mistaken seeing him as partial? And are we supposed to forget what hateful partisan junk he blurted out during the Senate Committee hearing in real or feigned indignation? Even the American Nazis are appalled by the attacks on their champion!
The idea that Kavanaugh should sue for defamation inflicted during the confirmation process is, of course, ludicrous and must spring from the mind of a lawyer looking to make a buck or two. It would make Michael Cohen happy because at trial, rehearsing over and over again even the most outrageous claims from his client cannot be counted as slander.
Justice Kavanaugh’s inclusion into the US Supreme Court will be the gift that keeps giving. Just like with his patron President Trump, periodically, the press will come with new revelations of misconduct followed by FBI investigations until there is enough for impeachment.
Meanwhile, their policies will help galvanize US voters on the left. They will also solidify the rightwing base – until the conned ones find out and admit having been fooled.
This kind of rightwing politics is like building on quicksand. (Dutch has the saying: There was a man who wasn’t wise; he built his house on [winter’s] ice.) Few are the con men, many are their dreamers and most are the conned. Eventually, the dreamers will cry and the robbed revolt.
Republicans losing House and Senate will clip Trump’s wings. He might get so frustrated that he’ll resigns – and move to other countries – not to escape prosecution, of course?, but for having friends now everywhere.
Trump goes around claiming that the critical media only have success because of him. Just look how much they deal with this president. Without him, they would all grow speechless. That is like a litterer being proud for advancing employment at the sanitation department.
We the People are greatly looking forward to his political demise.