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GOP contempt for democracy on full display at Kavanaugh hearing

..."There is one final reason Democrats have every right to be outraged that Republicans are trying to sail Kavanaugh’s nomination through with the smallest amount of scrutiny possible. The only reason he will be able to move the court so dramatically to the right if he is confirmed is that Senate Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat, refusing to allow Judge Merrick Garland even to get a hearing, let alone a vote, when he was nominated by President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy in 2016.

So spare us their huffing and puffing about Democratic obstruction. Democrats could glue the doors to the Judiciary Committee’s hearing room shut and it would not be a fraction as offensive to democracy or the Constitution as that despicable act, which was supported by not just every Republican senator but by the entire Republican Party. If we lengthen Kavanaugh’s confirmation process by a day or a week so we can discuss the implications of his nomination in more detail, it will be well worth the trouble."

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/04/gop-contempt-for-democracy-on-full-display-at-kavanaugh-hearing/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=fb-denverpostopinion&utm_campaign=socialflow


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Sep 4, 2018, 08:13 PM (2 replies)

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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 3, 2018, 02:55 PM (1 replies)

Just a thought after

We have witnessed a remarkable moment. The cathedral was packed, the front rows occupied by the nation’s politically powerful, past and present. Throughout the service celebrating the life of John McCain, compelling pleas rang forth exhorting all of us, especially those in positions of power, to claim and bolster those ideals that are uniquely American. We were reminded that our strength resides in our commitment to doing the right thing, not the politically expedient thing.

Mitch McConnell sat front and center, and when the Senate next reconvenes, he will undoubtedly demonstrate that he heard not one word.

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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Sep 1, 2018, 02:22 PM (2 replies)
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