Updates to the Midterms:
mocking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during his Mississippi campaign
rally last Tuesday night, after acknowledging her compelling
testimony a week ago, parallels his lukewarm and aggressive
advocacy, in turn, for his SCOTUS nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
we go to press, it is not clear that the FBI is fully investigating
all leads and sworn documents that provide independent corroboration
about Kavanaugh’s drunken behavior, especially those from his
Yale classmates, close associates, and friends.
may be holding a “trump card” to get him onto SCOTUS in
that he, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director
Christopher Ray, and White House Counsel Don McGahn have been close
acquaintances for two decades as they have worked together in and
around the federal government in the D.C. area.
the classic 1994 movie Pulp Fiction, movie star Samuel L.
Jackson played the murderous gangster, Jules Winnfield, and was
nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His role
has recently been reprised on a widely viewed, spliced together
Instagram post where he briefly interrogates Brett Kavanaugh (BK) in
a slightly profane spoof while giving the back of his hand to Senator
Lindsey Graham, BK’s most bellicose defender during the
Ford-Kavanaugh hearing. Jackson’s Winnfield character whipped
both their behinds without breaking a sweat. As we reach the final
day of the additional week-long investigation of BK, the Democrats
could borrow some backbone from Sam Jackson’s character if they
hope to derail the BK SCOTUS train headed their way.
is robust evidence that BK is a lying, scheming, pu**y-grabbing, gang
raping, penis-in-the-face waving, sexual predator who is also a hard
liquor and beer drinking, belligerent, violent, and sloppy, blackout
drunk. And this information has come from his Yale University
friends and associates who solidly confirm the narrative carefully
laid out in the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. What more do
the Democrats need to secure two NO votes from several skittish
Republicans, while holding their caucus together? The nation and the
majority of women have already turned thumbs down on BK’s
nomination as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, and current Sens.
Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, did on their Senate colleagues’
arrogant attempt to overturn Obamacare in 2017 with no replacement.
what is noted above, BK’s Yale classmate, Kerry Berchem, a
partner in the prestigious D.C. law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &
Held, has produced text messages documenting the nefarious efforts of
BK and his support team (that is assisting him in in his effort to
secure the SCOTUS appointment). They have attempted to dissuade
attendees at the drunken Yale dorm party where Deborah Ramirez, BK’s
second accuser, has purported that BK thrusted his penis into her
face, to offer perjured testimony stating that the incident did not
occur. This and the aforementioned examples need to be packaged by
Democrats to show BK’s questionable character (lying under
oath, etc.) and crude behavior as he seeks a lifetime appointment to
the highest judicial body in America.
there is little coherent leadership to this effect. Democratic
Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, and
Elizabeth Warner appear to be consumed with using the Ford-BK hearing
as a platform to burnish their images as frontrunners for the 2020
Democratic presidential nomination. Perhaps unintentionally, they
are taking their eye off the ball in that a Justice BK would be the
key vote in reversing generations of slow but steady progress toward
a more equitable nation—most of it led by Democrats.
would deal a death blow to women’s reproductive rights (which
are already under siege) by being the kingpin in overturning Roe
v. Wade. BK could retard the voting rights of minorities at the
same time they are rapidly becoming the collective U.S. demographic
majority. That is one of the reasons the Republicans are pushing for
BK to be confirmed for the court term that began this week. He would
become the fifth vote in defeating the political gerrymandering
challenges from North Carolina, Wisconsin, and other states that are
currently on the SCOTUS docket.
troubling will be the adverse impact on K-12 public school teachers
and other public-sector workers, substantially populated by women,
who are already being victimized by low pay, decaying school
facilities, harsh working conditions, and a declining ability to
collectively bargain in their workplaces. The 2018 Janus v.
AFSCME decision is a major step in the latter direction. It is
instructive that last spring’s teachers’ strikes and
protests took place in Republican-controlled Red states (Arizona,
Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, West Virginia, etc.) which were a
staging ground for what is to come as shown by the evolving policies
of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
would also join the Supreme Court’s pro-religion crew, Alito,
Gorsuch, Roberts, and Thomas, who would move our nation toward a
theocracy, like Iran’s, replacing our existing democracy. This
view was affirmed by the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cake
decision which permitted a baker to refuse to bake a cake for a
same-sex couple’s wedding, affirming LGBTQ discrimination,
which seemingly contradicts SCOTUS’s 2015
same-sex marriage decision. BK will cement the Republican
firewall against racial and gender equality turning us into a
modern-day, apartheid political structure that previously prevailed
in South Africa.
are some of the reasons why his SCOTUS confirmation needs to be
scuttled. BK is a Trojan horse for the further diminution of
American democracy. They need to treat him with the decisive
pushback as Samuel L. Jackson’s Pulp Fiction character,
Jules Winnfield, did in the Instagram post. It is do or die time for
the future of the Democratic Party.