Burning It All Down

There are no rules and standards anymore.

When you write a lot of commentary on the passing political scene, you develop a certain amount of cynicism about the people who are running the country. You understand that so much of what happens in Washington is pure theater—the speeches, the hearings, the playing for the cameras—all designed to fire up the voting base and, most importantly, keep the campaign dollars flowing.

In other words, most everything you see and hear is bullshit. It means nothing at all, and to be honest I think that most of the time government officials, whether elected or appointed, don’t even believe the stuff that spews from their mouths. Implied in their deception, however, is the assumption that we the public are foolish enough to believe them—especially when we have a news media that seems dedicated to spreading the lies, so long as they come from liberal Democrats.

Even so, as many times as I’ve joked about this clown show, there are some things that go so far beyond the pale that they stir up a vicious anger that resides deep inside me—an anger reserved for the evil and the unjust, who should be ostracized from society rather than being allowed anywhere near its levers of power.

Such is the case in what has been happening to Brett Kavanaugh—a good man by any objective measure, who has devoted his entire life and his considerable talents to serving his country. An originalist judge who has exercised his jurisprudence based on a very simple concept—that the Constitution of the United States means what it says—he is now being smeared by the Democrat Party and their allies in the media because they see him as a mortal threat to their preferred method of pushing radical change through the courts, rather than through the elected legislature. Not content with simply misrepresenting Kavanugh’s judicial philosophy, though, they are attempting to destroy the man personally with allegations of sexual misconduct that are not only unsubstantiated, but have been actively refuted by the supposed witnesses to it.

This represents the complete demolition of the constitutional and social norms that are absolutely necessary to the functioning of our republic. Gone is the most basic article of faith in our system of laws—that a person is innocent until proven guilty, and that the burden of proof lies with the accuser and not the accused. Gone is the implicit understanding that while power shifts back and forth between political parties, elections are sacred—and that those who win the majority of the people get to implement the will of the people. And, perhaps most ominously, gone are the basic standards of what used to constitute good journalism—establishing the facts, corroborating them with reliable witnesses, and not running with explosive stories that could ruin lives and alter the course of a nation with nothing but innuendo to back them up.

In short, the very institutions on which we, as Americans, depend—a free press, an independent judiciary, a Congress that carries out the will of the people—are burning themselves to the ground, all in an effort to keep one man off the Supreme Court. And for what? To deny a president they hate his prerogative under the Constitution? To scuttle a nominee they see as a threat to their precious Roe v. Wade? To prove that they can?

Is any of that worth the destruction of our republic? Because that’s the direction we’re all headed if this is allowed to stand.

Chuck Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee have already allowed this farce to go on far too long. Every moment they allow further delays to the confirmation vote, they allow the Democrats and the media time to launch even more specious attacks. For the sake of Brett Kavanaugh and his family—and for the good of the country—the committee needs to vote.

Now.

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esotericwy
esotericwy

J Goebbels decades ago summed up the Left with his infamous comment"If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself".

Democrat Party has become the Party of OUTRAGE. WHAT? else do they have? The OUTRAGE is born, gains speed and finally dies as a new OUTRAGE replaces it.

The Democrat Party, its Praetorian Guard Media (Mark Levin) and the legion of anti-Trumpers ALL have been infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome and its bastard child Trump Anxiety Disorder. They completely loose their ability to engage in Critical Thinking, apply Reasoning and use Logic. They see ONLY the tree (DonaldJ Trump) and miss the entire forest. They have embraced the Lie, Deceit and Misinformation as viable weapons to beat down and eventually destroy any opposition to their purpose. That purpose is the spreading of their myopic and delusional IDEOLOGY that deeply believes that it and it alone can and will create Paradise on Earth for everyone else.

Judge Kavanaugh is the latest OUTRAGE and the long knives have been pulled out, sharpened and in use. Therefore, no compromise, Common Ground or bi-partisanship is required. The target has been labelled allowing the "true believers" and fellow travelers to gear-up for WAR.

The Left has crossed the Rubicon and erased all Red Lines.

Rules of Engagement are flexible and defined based on the latest OUTRAGE by the Left. The Constitution becomes a living breathing document when it is needed to conform to the Lefts Wants and Needs. Sovereignty is redefined to mean Open Borders. Free Stuff comes with a $40,000,000,000,000 price tag, Democratic Socialism (oxymoron) becomes the new democracy, Elections are illegal when you don't win, Tax Cuts for Americans MUST be paid for by the same Americans and the latest is that Brett Kavanaugh is guilty and MUST prove his Innocence.

Welcome to Bizzaroworld where the Twilight Zoned Outer Limits become the new Reality.

WHEN? is enough ENOUGH?

"The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means, today, not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted." Antonin Scalia

The Preamble of the Constitution states "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of ..."

Does not the Left understand those declarative words?

AmericaFirst
AmericaFirst

Did Kavanaugh spend his youth in constant drunkeness? Did he brag about how he was glad nobody talks about what happened during his youth? If the answer to these 2 questions is yes, then Kavanaugh has nobody to blame but himself. People believe the accusations because they are believable according to how Kavanaugh spent his youth.

Also get back to me when someone on the left creates a list of 30 plus names and accuses someone of murdering them all, or saying they run a child sex slavery ring out of a pizza parlor. Or I know how about how they were an illegal president born in Africa. It's a little late to pretend you care about truth of decency. There is a living example in the white house which proves exactly how much Republicans care about those things.

Robert  Moore
Robert Moore

Now you're starting to get it.

After 20 months of thinking it's really funny when "the libs" complain about Trump destroying all of our democratic institutions and norms, perhaps this episode shows why the destruction of those norms hurts everybody.

After 20 months of thinking it doesn't matter that our president is a sleaze ball, as long as he signs conservative policy initiatives, we find that the opposition spreading that sleaze around to anybody they oppose for political reasons is child's play.

The Democrats didn't slime Kavanaugh, Trump did. If Jeb Bush were president, the Democrats would not have even tried this.

When House Republicans worship the ground Trump walks on, Americans become convinced that Congress is simply an extension of Trump's body.

In other words, the Senate Judiciary Committee is a group of 11 Donald Trumps, all defending a man accused of sexual scummary. Whatever the guy did or didn't do, he doesn't have a chance in that context.

The Republicans had a good ride with Trump in the last 20 months. It's over now.

meh130
meh130

I have been saying the same thing for at least a week. What we are seeing is nihilism. Nihilism as a means to an end. The problem is, the end stage of nihilism is ugly. Few actually want total, end-stage nihilism. The problem is, if your answer is to double-down on more nihilism, eventually you will reap what you sow.

And we can't just blame the left. When Republicans seek to weaken the First Amendment, that is a problem. When a Republican appointed SCOTUS justice votes to amend the 4th amendment, and weaken the concept of private property, that is a problem. And the left is even more aggressive. When the ACLU becomes selective in which civil liberties it deems defendable, that is a problem. When universities implement guilty until proven innocent, no ability to face the accuser, etc. under the authority and approval of Federal law, that is a problem.

It is as if the left is willing to risk end-stage nihilism, in order to get temporary gains. Do they think they can rebuild from the ashes?

I think the answer has to be yes. They want everything burned to ashes, because they think they will be in charge of what will be built to replace the ashes.

AmericanPatriot
AmericanPatriot

Amen. It won’t happen, four reasons. Collins, Murkowski, Flake and Corker, Trump hatering RINOs.