Senate Democrats have a new fake outrage to spread around. Senator Chuck Schumer is leading the way with being upset about the availability of some information on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer and his every decreasing cast of supporters want Kavanaugh’s papers from the time Kavanaugh worked in the Bush White House. Why? Seriously, why?
Never mind any kind of discussion on executive privilege. We’ll save that for later. Let’s have a much more simple discussion on decision making.
We’ll describe things like this; Person A has already arrived at Decision B. Therefore Information C, D, and E are irrelevant because Person A has steadfastly promised to adhere to Decision B. No matter what, Person A has made up their mind. Ok. Conviction, in some cases, can be admirable.
Now let’s fill in the variables. Senator Schumer has already arrived at the decision to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination. Therefore any information regarding Kavanaugh’s days in the White House and any other information on Kavanaugh’s record are irrelevant because Schumer has steadfastly promised to adhere to his decision to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination. So, why does he claim to need more information? In this case, conviction yields to mindlessly resist anything from President Trump. That’s not admirable; that’s a senator refusing to do his well-paid job.
Another case in point comes from Senator Bob Casey. Before the nomination was announced Casey already arrived at his decision to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination. Therefore information on who that person actually would be was irrelevant because Casey had steadfastly promised to adhere to his decision to oppose whoever it was. So, why should Casey need any information on Kavanaugh? So, once again, conviction yields to mindlessly resist anything from President Trump. That’s not admirable; that’s a senator refusing to do his well-paid job.
Now add Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and several other Democrats to this formula and the result is the same.
Do you see the problem here?
Senate Democrats are turning the Supreme Court confirmation process into a preconceived political spectacle. And by doing so they have lost all credibility to cry foul at any part of the process.
Senate Democrats are showing the country that they clearly don’t care about considering specific qualifications. Whatever happened to a fair and honest dialogue? This whole mindless resist nonsense really makes me think that the 17th Amendment was a huge mistake. It killed the Republic by giving us an upper chamber of wealthy populists. The Constitution had it right with how to elect the Senate. We should never have even considered the 17th Amendment.
Anyway, we are stuck with political hacks like Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey and their disingenuous outrage over a confirmation process they refuse to properly participate in.