Friday, September 28, 2018

Brace yourselves & grab the grandkids: the McConnell Court is in view

The Senate's master technician's masterpiece is a horror movie. Sound track by "Access Hollywood."

If Brett ("I like beer") Kavanaugh is made a US Supreme Court Justice, Trump will no doubt take immediate possession of Kavanaugh as 'my Justice,' a la 'my African-American...' and whomever else can satisfy this egomaniac's penchant for self-generated validation.

But the truth is we'll all be living with the Mitch McConnell court - - not the Trump court or the John Roberts court, or anyone else's court.

Because it was McConnell as GOP Senate Majority leader

Mitch McConnell portrait 2016.jpg
who, after failing to make Obama a one-term President, effectively compensated for having let down all those GOP donors by denying Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland the courtesy of a hearing, let alone an up or down vote.

That unprecedented obstruction paved the way for Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation a year later.

Bringing us to the cusp of yet another odiously partisan push engineered by the now six-term Senator McConnell to make Kavanaugh the fifth ultra-conservative in a solid 5-4 right-wing, corporatist high court majority.

Kavanaugh's ascension to the Supreme Court from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit would be a final stick in Garland's eye, as he is the Chief Judge of that court and outranks the more junior and juvenile Judge Kavanaugh.

There is a chance that GOP Senators alleged to be moderates like Jeff Flake, or Lisa Murkowski or Susan Collins could miraculously grow spines and stop McConnell from adding the ruination of the Supreme Court to his trashing of the Senate on display today as McConnell lieutenants, like Lindsey Graham and Orrin Hatch and Chuck Grassley managed to make the Judiciary Committee look even worse than its iteration which slimed Anita Hill twenty-seven years ago.

The odds are against any 11th hour Resurrection of Reasonable Republicans, and I feel like we are trapped in a theater showing over and over again on a loop the same horror movie starring Trump and Putin with the "Access Hollywood" soundtrack.

I would love to be proven wrong - - though no doubt Mitch and Trump would simply write a payback sequel even scarier.


Anonymous said...

Repugs are so repulsive. Walker has blanketed the airwaves in Wisconsin with porn. At the national level, their presidential debates degenerated into pissing contests about the size on their penis and the campaign itself was about grabbing women by the pussy.

Andd now we have a SCOTUS nominee that is a drunked pervert that makes Wisconsin's Choke-A-Palooza (In)Justice David Prosser look like a Zenmaster.

Shameless pigs, the whole lot of them.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the stories about Kavanaugh screaming that RBG is a bitch. This is tRump's America. And remember, he vot the playbook from Scott Walker who was such a drooling oron that the national media could not promote him 24/7 like they did trump.

Walker's shameful first-to-worst 90 day campaign stunt should be the end of his bid for a 3rd term, but Wisconsin's media is still in the tank for him and every objective negative fact about Scott Walker and his many failures have been sanitized and then ushed down the memory hole. He lied to us in 2014 about planning on finishing his term just like he is lying about this now should an opportunity for 2020 present itself.

Wisconsin's news is a fact-free zone.