Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Liz Warren ALL thought they would use their
questioning to campaign for President in 2020.It didn't work.
If anything, the dems LOST support for the upcoming midterms, and basically
ruined Booker's, Harris', and Warren's chances to be nominated
for anything resembling President.At this point; who is going to run
against Trump in 2020?
I also predict a Kavanaugh confirmation. However, didn't I see
Mr. Lee having a banal, almost stupid conversation with Kavanaugh on national
tv? Don't tell us the theatrics are all on the Democrats. We
may be stuck with Kavanaugh. We can get rid of lee and hatch. And we should.
@Steve C. Warren;Not sure if you were being sarcastic or not, since
Republicans never even gave Garland a hearing where questions could have been
asked...(p.s. thanks for your subsequent clarification).@Bobby joe;Why is forcing someone to spend 9 months of their life
as an incubator when they don't wish to be an incubator okay for
Republicans?@Alexander the Great;It is truly barbaric to
require of someone else what you're not willing to do yourself. It is
truly barbaric to require a child be born and then remove all support for the
family it is born into. Republicans have demonstrated that they certainly are
the party of barbarism.
Hatch should go away...he is the KING of political theatrics...and obstruction.
WgirlI dont think anyone would disagree that terminating a pregnancy
to save the life of the mother or in the case of rape or incest, however it is
statistically fact that 98% of abortions are elective without those
cicumstances. Basically people are having abortions as a form of birth control
and that is wrong.Rationalizing abortion based on political points
like "not assuming everyone is evil who wants an abortion", or we dont
have a right tell a woman what she can do with her body, that is between that
woman and her doctor. That is about as rediculous as saying we dont have a right
to tell someone who is mentally unstable they dont have a 2nd amendment right to
own a gun.As said poster stated, it is never right to kill.Said poster stated we need to do more to hold men accountable who father these
babies. Thats simple, its called marriage, any adult male or female engaging in
unprotected sex out of marriage doesnt have the right to kill their unborn baby,
they need to be held accountable to, but to continue abortion unfettered just
contributes to societal degridation. The moral thing to do is to use protection
or abstain until marriage.
@Bobby JoNope, not accusing anyone of being pro-gun.Just
making the point - we don't outlaw gun ownership because some people are
cruel and terrible and use them to kill. Killing is obviously wrong, but we
don't assume that everyone that owns a gun or is pro-gun is a person who
enjoys killing people.We should not outlaw abortion - a medical
procedure - because some people are cruel and irresponsible. Killing is
obviously wrong, but we can't assume that everyone that needs an abortion
or believes that the procedure should be legal, enjoys killing babies. I've never had one, but I've known women that have. It was always
their last option, always done in desperation, and in one case saved the life of
a young mother. There are ways we could reduce the abortion rate;
increase the availability of birth control - heck, give it away and cover any
birth control procedure, including vasectomies, %100 - free of cost for any
reason. Single women with children are the most impoverished group of people in
America, we need to increased accountability for the fathers of these babies and
increased aide - birth through college - for the moms and children.
We should all be embarrassed. Republican and Democrats it is disgusting how
they play games istead of solving problems.We need to vote them all out
every year. Maybe they would learn that we are sick of them never accomplishing
anything that we the people need.
The behavior of both parties is inexcusable. What the Republicans did to Merrick
Garland, who was a very competent and qualified judge was terrible - just to
spite the Dems and Obama. But, what the Dems are doing to take an even lower
road is inexcusable as well. Disgusted with both parties. We need other options.
Neither party even knows anymore what taking the higher road means or looks
like. Makes me so sad for our country.
@ wgirl I am with you when the life of mother is in danger. To me
that’s just common sense. But I think way too often, the life of mother
is not in danger.And the school shooting thing... yes that’s a
problem. It’s the person shooting that is the problem. They may be
republicans or Democrats that pull the trigger. It is a tragedy when there is
one. And before you might accuse me of pro gun.... I don’t even, nor have
never owned one.
@ ConservativeCommonTater - 'Lee asks why Democrats would go
to "such embarrassing" lengths to stop Kavanaugh.""Hatch wants to make sure Trump has a defense attorney on his side that is
also one of the Supremes to prevent Trump from being impeached."It's not surprising, and oh so embarrassing, that those who oppose Judge
kavanaugh, are also ignorant of the separation of powers, that make the
Constitution such a wonderful document. One only needs to read the Constitution
to know the judiciary does not and cannot impeach the President. They have
nothing to do with, nor any power whatsoever to impeach or convict the
President. I'm happy to know judge Kavanaugh is a
constitutional originalist. He is an expert, experienced, appellate judge,
exceptionally qualified to uphold the constitution, and to protect every
citizens liberty, soundly enshrined in the law.
What is sad is that grown adults who are in control of our government behave
like this, repub or dem, doesnt matter. We have a problematic govt
with so many seeking political power because wealth comes with it.We
have to get rid of the lobbying aspect of this govt, the only people who
actually have a say in politics are the people with the money, and to point out
why this is a problem its because the people with the money are not the
politicians and law makers. The politicians and law makers
who'm we duly elect are nothing but pawns used by the wealthy corporations
and individuals to make laws that benefit them, the american people is an after
thought.You have to ask yourself why the democrats said no to trump
when he offered a pathway to citizenship for daca recipients - the dems dont
want a resolution to the daca problem or the illegal alien problem because that
is what they run on to get elected, or else they would have solved it when they
had control of congress when Obama was in office.Having a
conservative scotus threatens the very political platform dems run on, if they
cant get elected they dont get rich off of lobbyist money.Its time
to wake up america.
@Bobby joe:"Why is abortion so good to Dems? Why do they like killing
the unborn? When is stopping a life from living a good thing?"It
takes a child maybe 18 years after being born to be old enough to vote.
Democrats need voter constituency right away. that's why they've
turned to supporting illegal immigration to build their voter base."We must be one of the most barbaric countries in the world."True... and especially when partial birth abortion is legal."Maybe if they ... choose not the behavior to begin with, that is their
choice..."You wanna take all the fun outta life?
@Bobby Jo asks: "Why is abortion so good to Dems? Why do they like killing
the unborn?"I'm not a Democrat, but I know quite a few, and
I can assure you that they don't think abortion is "good" and they
certainly don't "like" killing the unborn. They
don't like abortion any more than Republicans "like" school
shootings and like mass murdering people, just because they believe that people
should have a right to own a gun.There might be a few women out
there that just love having abortions...but I can assure you that for the vast
majority of women - an abortion is a devastating experience. It is almost always
done out of desperation. Do you think these women deserve to die?A
relative nearly died waiting for bureaucrats in Salt Lake to "approve"
of her aborting her pregnancy after it was discovered that she had a rare
complication that was killing her, and that her baby was not viable outside the
womb. She and her husband, with their Bishop and family, agreed it was better
for her to live than to leave her other children motherless. She had a
c-section, which medically speaking, was a late-term abortion. We
can't always judge the hearts of others. Why assume the worst?
Senator Lee is absolutely correct:". . . judges have become far
too willing to interpret the law based on their policy preferences, not what the
law actually says. We need judges that respect the founding principles of
federalism and separation of powers. Because if judges were to rediscover these
principles, then the Supreme Court would not be as powerful as it is today, and
our nation would be less divisive,"Judge Kavanaugh would be
such a judge, no wonder the far left freaks out know he will be confirmed.
Senator Lee...thank you for understanding the Constitution and being a bold
voice in defending it amongst all the circus that is congress. Senator
Hatch...thank you for your long overdue retirement.
Based on several responses, my previous post may have been a little too
tongue-in-cheek. When I praised Hatch and Lee for their behavior during the
Merrick Garland hearings, I knew that NO hearings were held for Garland and
that Hatch, Lee and other Senate Republicans were entirely to blame. In other
words, for Hatch and Lee to complain about the Democrats' behavior in the
Kavanaugh hearings is total hypocrisy.
@marxistA specious and unsubstantiated claim that Judge Kavanaugh
lied about the stolen emails.I would like to see you prove that.Thanks.
All politics is theatre. The senate's longest serving member knows that
better than most. He even celebrated a great friendship with one of that
body's greatest actors. The late Teddy Kennedy. What's ironic (and
sad) is senators like Hatch and Lee will praise an inarticulate bumbler like
Trump for playing a role, but then slam their more artful democratic colleagues
for doing the same thing. And Hatch shouldn't be knocking
Spartacus. His office tweeted yesterday that he knew the guy. But I suppose
it's just another sign of our times.
So, Hatch and Lee "predict" he will be confrimed. Since it only takes a
simple majority of a GOP controlled Senate, this isn't saying much.
So the same Republican senators that refused for 1 year to meet with Supreme
Court nominee Merrick Garland or to do their job and vote him up/down, and the
same Republican senators that took away the filibuster so that their narrow
51-vote group could appoint nominees unpalatable to the other side, now claim to
have rediscovered "principles" because Democrats so rudely pointed out
the ridiculousness of it all.Modern Republican morality is not the
Republican party of your childhood. Trump's Republican cheerleaders seem
happy to sit in silent support of a never-ending stream of awful new
"principles": payoffs to a constant parade of Playboy/porn stars,
corrupt emoluments payoffs from foreign governments, family-hiring nepotism,
deficit-exploding tax cuts for billionaires, dog-whistle racist or nativist
immigrant-bashing, and on & on.No principles, no morality, just
a hypocritical veneer is all we get from Republicans anymore. Merrick Garland
was a decent man, too, but Republicans including Hatch & Lee hardly showed
him the civility they suddenly expect for Kavanaugh.
Why is abortion so good to Dems? Why do they like killing the unborn? When is
stopping a life from living a good thing? We must be one of the most barbaric
countries in the world. Oh yeah, I get it now, it’s “women’s
rights” uh huh. Wow, Good try. Maybe if they (and men who assist for
abortions) choose not the behavior to begin with, that is their choice, not
killing and stopping the innocent life. Before you comment, I know I’ll be
labeled mean, judgmental, etc. blah blah blah. Actually, it’s you being
mean by stopping a life.
I may need to create a safe space in my house and at work to deal with his
At least Kavanaugh had a chance to be grilled.
'Lee asks why Democrats would go to "such embarrassing" lengths to
stop Kavanaugh."I would also ask why Republicans go to such
embarrassing lengths to support Kavanagh...oh yeah, Hatch wants to make sure the
Supremes say the president can't be forced to testify. Hatch wants to make
sure Trump has a defense attorney on his side that is also one of the Supremes
to prevent Trump from being impeached.Harris tried to pin down
Kavanaugh about a conversation she believed he had about the Mueller
investigation with a lawyer at Kasowitz Benson Torres, the law firm founded by
President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Kavanaugh said
he didn't talk to anyone at the firm about that.It's funny
how someone as intelligent as Kavanagh couldn't understand a simple yes or
no question about whether he ever spoke with anyone at Trump's personal
lawyer's office about the Mueller investigation. He bobbed and weaved, but
finally got pinned down to answering NO to the question. Now, if it turns out
that he didn't tell the truth, he would be lying under oath. We might be able to drain the swamp after all.
Asking intelligent questions and raising legitimate concerns about a nominee is
the duty of the senate. Making false claims and misstatements as many of the
Democratic senators did makes the senate look foolish. Thus far Sens. Feinstein,
Booker and Harris have only confirmed that Kavanaugh will bring a voice of
reason to the SCOTUS.
@Misseleer "Trump is guilty of nothing but exposing the communist who are
among us and have no respect for law and order or our Country. Treason by
citizens who think they can take a knee in protest are attacking freedom and
civil liberties that communist despise. " A very dangerous
comment. Trump thinks his staff leaker is a traitor. For Trump and his
followers (like you) anyone who opposes him is guilty of treason. The longer
Trump stays in power the more likely people like me who oppose him will face
imprisonment and even execution. The fascist beast is loose in this country.
We've seen this before.
Of course he will be confirmed but the Democrats are right to make a big deal
out of the questionable and unethical way the Republicans have handled this.
Kavanaugh will be a justice but, like Thomas, a justice with questionable
Senator Lee has no business ridiculing them! I watched him walk over and shake
Cory Bookers hand in support of his "Spartacus moment ". Lee is a big
part of the swamp and needs to be voted out!
Too bad Elizabeth Warren wasn't there to demonstrate that she, too, along
with Corey Booker and Kamala Harris are "unfit" to be President.No wonder Congress has such a low approval rating.
@Steven C Warren "... because neither Utah senator behaved this badly
during the hearings for Merrick Garland. "Huh? They didn't
grant him hearings, which behavior was high handed and despicable. Your remarks are a reflexive fabrication.
Well, since Kavanaugh is a shoe in while, like all potential justice
appointments, having avoided answering almost any and all questions, and Garland
should be but is not a justice, let's have some fun with it. The
process is sort of a mockery as it is at best. So, good senators, get off
your high horse. Yours is the party of trump, and you both seem OK with it.
The most recent documents revealing Kavanaugh (apparent) perjury about his
knowledge of stolen emails is something that should be looked at more
closely.Politicians lie all the time, but for any judge to be caught
(apparently) lying when solid proof contradicts them is a serious issue.For a Supreme Court justice to have been this careless with a basic,
discoverable fact is something I think even Republicans should be concerned
Judge Kavanaugh will be an outstanding justice of the supreme court. With a
majority of conservatives on the court it looks favorable for our 2nd Amendment
rights to be protected for a long time (i.e., our gun rights). I think there is
a possibility the court will at some point support states having their own right
to determine the status of Roe v. Wade (in other words each state can determine
if abortions are legal).Finally, the way most of the democrat
senators behaved in the hearing sounded a clarion call to Americans to vote for
more republicans. Who in their right mind would want our congress to be turned
over to a majority of those hooligans?
Writers on this post today forget, 'elections have consequences' --
this time the R's put forth an extremely qualified Jurist. However, both
sides of the committee had their theatrical moments, maybe the Spartacus moment
takes the cake. However, what we learned from Mr. Kavanaugh, for the most
part, was indeed nothing short of brilliance. Truly amazed at his recall,
articulation and emotional balance. One high-point, Mr. Kavanaugh's
repeated endorsement and praise for Judge Merritt Garlard. The political cycle
will repeat and hopefully we'll see Judge Garland again for a Supreme Court
nominee. In my opinion, the Supreme Court is solid--in good hands with all
current 8-Justices and soon to be 9. They are extremely qualified legal minds!
Let's set aside and move past the silly games and personalities from both
the Rs and Ds, including the strange antics coming from the WH.
Hatch and Lee. The Trump enablers. Today, they showed Hatch's theatrics
when he questioned Anita Hill. Most members of his own party were embarrassed
Re: "Hatch, Lee rip Democrats' 'theatrics,'"Democrats vs RepublicansTheatrics vs Corruption and TreasonGosh . . . Which is worse?--------------Hey
Harrison Bergeron -Re: "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of
sound and fury, signifying nothing."You're projecting again
Harrison. That quote best describes Fire-and-Fury Trump . . . Not Booker."I am the world's greatest person . . . " - DJTAnd in a few years, Trump will be the world's greatest person who ever
served a long prison sentence in a federal facility.Good times
Didn’t senators Hatch and Lee both disregard their constitutional duties
and deny a hearing for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick
Garland? They both seem to pick and choose what part of the
constitution they will abide by. Their man Trump is quickly destroying the
country and they worry about the democrat’s questions at a hearing.
Justice Kavanaugh is a good man with an impeccable record of morality, character
and integrity, rare in DC. In the past weeks, the Democrats have dug deep to
find anything from his past which they could expand on and twist..anything. They
came up with nothing.Before the hearing even began, Democrat plants
began a childlike choreographed disruption continuing only downhill over the
next four days. They turned the hearing into a circus, shamelessly embarrassing
their party.Booker and Harris heaped disgrace upon themselves and
upon their representative states, New Jersey and California and sadly, Cory
Booker's presidential aspirations went from hopeless to non existent. Democrats continue to believe average citizens are ignorant and empty
headed. That we don't recognize their hypocrisy. They were wrong in 2016
and they are wrong today. Both parties could benefit from jettisoning their
pride, self aggrandizement, and corruption and following the example of good men
like Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh will likely be a relatively decent Associate Justice. My concerns
about him are simple and despite Hatch and Lee's own theatrics easy to
understand.1. He will support a self pardon by Trump if it happens.
I do not believe that the intent of our nation's founders was that a
president could commit a crime then pardon himself. I also do not see the
Republican Party being willing to impeach Trump for any reason. He could, as he
said, literally shoot some one in Times Square in the middle of the day and
suffer no consequences. Party first is the viewpoint of both parties. Country
is a far distant 4th or 5th.2. Kavanaugh appears to have lied under
oath. This could hang over him for many years. If/when the Democrats return to
power they may out of retribution simply hold hearings, and impeach, then remove
Kavanaugh from office. It would be a disaster for the country and could well
provoke a constitutional crisis the likes of which we have never seen.
Demonstrated to me that Corey Booker and Kamala Harris are "unfit" for
the Presidency. If only Elizabeth Warren had been there.No wonder
Congress has such a low approval rating.🤗
And the Academy Award goes to.....................Corey Booker!
Libs number one concern is abortion. What kind of a country have we become!
Kavanagh will become a SC Justice because of precedents set by Biden, Schumer,
and Reid. It's really that simple and to call it unfair is risible. And yet
Democrats embarrass themselves once again by doing exactly that. Why am I not
During an interview, Ronald Reagan was asked a question similar to those asked
by these Democrats. “It is easy to criticize, tough to create”.
Shameful that our great country is being run by those without ideas for
improvement. The USA is the greatest country in the world, however,
it is being run by a bunch of bullies. If this were a high school class,
several of them would be spending time with the principal. We face
serious problems in the country. Our time could better be spent, solving
problems rather than beating them to death. Those who create, improve, think
outside the box should be commended not demeaned. As the song titled
“One of Us” (New Politics) portrays, work both sides of the aisle-we
are in this together. Involve each other to bring solutions. Another Reagan
quote “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”.
Each of us, black, white, brown, democrat or republican- work
together and address the burdens we all face. Federal deficit, increase in
suicides, relieving tax burdens, affordable healthcare, privatizing social
security (legalized ponzi scheme), etc. Do the job you campaigned for- more
action, less reaction.
Trump is not guilty of anything but destroying the Washington political machine
trying to control every branch of the government, Administrative, judicial, and
legislative branches. I for one can now see the reason our forefathers and
creators of this form of government and dividing its powers so the DOJ and FBI
cannot do what they have been doing. The democrats have infiltrated the
DOJ and FBI with spies and assassins to destroy any president who dares
challenge the democrat spy agency. Refuting Kavanaugh was just an
example of the democrat party's treason in trying to poison the hearing
with laws and court decisions on court policy's that have been ruled
corruptible and removed. Trump is guilty of nothing but exposing the communist
who are among us and have no respect for law and order or our Country. Treason
by citizens who think they can take a knee in protest are attacking freedom and
civil liberties that communist despise. Taking a knee and free speech is a right
but when free speech and actions contradict the Constitution and our government
its called treason, a crime publishable by death or expulsion from this country
losing citizenship forever.
Dennis and I watched different hearings -- or maybe we wore different glasses,
or we had our bread buttered in two different places. I certainly found less
merit in your Senators than has been expressed here.I saw Democrats
quite rightly poking at Kavanaugh to prove whether he was chosen because he
favors positions Trump and Pence need to keep their promises, or because he was
the best candidate. He certainly seemed mentally outclassed by Kamala Harris.
If you did not notice how carefully He avoided answering questions
by asking questions back, watch it again. This did not seem like a Supreme Court
Justice.Manners? I heard Mike Lee refer to Sen Harris as
"she" -- a complete violation of Senate Etiquette.
Steve, you're joking right? The reason they didn't ask Garland any
tough questions at his hearing is because the GOP, including Hatch and Lee,
refused to even hold one for over a YEAR. Now they have the audacity to talk
about theatrics? Give me a Break.
A never-ending story as always between the two major parties battling each
Steve C. Warren - WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, you said the following: "Hatch and
Lee have earned the right to criticize the Democrats because neither Utah
senator behaved this badly during the hearings for Merrick Garland. They did not
ask Garland a single question that could be deemed unfair or
hypocritical."You do know that there was never any hearings that
hatch and lee could have asked questions. You did your research about those
hearings that never happened didn't you? Like to see the transcript of
these supposed hearings? Can you provide a link to that please? They stalled and refused to have hearings, so your statement that they were
well behaved in Merrick's "hearings" is bogus.Hearings
never happened due to Hatch and Lee stalling. They are truly hypocrites in the
extreme. Hatch continues to embarrass his legacy with these easily researched
rants and raves that he has spewed out. I guess supporters and even Hatch forget
history, or make it up. Right?
BTW Kavanaugh lied about his exposure to the stolen demo documents.
Hey Steven c Warren our two senators along with rest of the Republican cabal
didn't ask ANY questions of Garland because they DENIED him a hearing.
Your observation is pure fabrication.
I'm not a fan of Hatch, but for once, he was right. And supposedly some of
these fools want to run for president. Well, they failed the audition.
Of course Kavanaugh will get elected to the US Supreme Court, as he deserves.
Now, all we need id for Ruth Bader Ginsberg to retire before Trump's term
in the White House is over. She's somewhere around 85 and should have
retired years ago.
The Democrat party have no real goals nor does it have anything to offer.
It's only goal is to obstruct everything.
The republicans have the votes... it’s a done dealTrump won...
its over Dems The court will reign in liberal excesses for the next
Hatch and Lee have earned the right to criticize the Democrats because neither
Utah senator behaved this badly during the hearings for Merrick Garland. They
did not ask Garland a single question that could be deemed unfair or
hypocritical. Utahns should be proud to have such noble men serving them, men
that are fair and who do not engage in hypocrisy. I am not wearing a shirt with
buttons at the moment, but if my shirt did have buttons, they would pop with
pride that these men represent me. Patriots.
Theatrics...For 8 years the republican theatrics never stopped.Now that there is an unindicted co-conspirator republican occupying the
WH, the theatrics continue unabated.hatch and lee should revisit the
republican theatrics 2008 through 2016 as well as the last 2 years before they
start lecturing anyone regarding theatrics.
Of course, nothing during the Kavanaugh hearings was nearly as theatrical as
Orrin Hatch’s refusal to consider Merrick Garland.
It was embarrassing watching some of Democratic questioning. There was anger in
the voice and stupidity in the issues, which mostly had nothing to do with
Kavanaugh’s qualifications. Sometimes it was like they were hunting for
his role in some great conspiracy. Other times they kept asking the same
question, to which he would answer, then they would tell him that wasn’t
the answer and answer for him. The worst was when they went on and on about a
political ax they wanted to grind, as if they were lecturing the nation, and
then with all this staging, ask him something not related to their boring
The left should not fear brains on the court, such as Roberts, Alito, Gorsuch
and soon to be Kavanaugh. Roberts upheld Affordable Care Act, as he should
have, because 5 justices should never overturn an election by the people, and
then when Mr. Obama was re-elected, Mr. Roberts and Kennedy again were brilliant
in supporting it and upholding it again, though Kennedy didn't the first
time in 2012. The above justices are the greatest help to the poor, and to
freedom and peace and happiness. Personal responsibility and community are
beautiful notions. Justice Ginsburg has said in last decade Roe V Wade should
have been allowed to be states issue at first, and not 5 justices pushing it
through at federal level. She supports it, just should have taken time and
patience to reach divisive issue. And of course, nobody is saying a lady
should go to jail for this, so again, the left should relax.
The theatrics and staged protests seemed to stoop to new lows. No wonder America
is getting fed up with politics in Washington.
Booker is never going to live down the "I am Spartacus!" moment.
Everyone in the room was wondering if the Capitol Police were going to come grab
him like the other rabble-rousers. I think Shakespeare, the master of theater
would have said about his performance: "It is a tale told by an idiot, full
of sound and fury, signifying nothing."