SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH SHOWS TRUE COLORS
So it’s almost impossible that you not know about the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings that started yesterday. Oh, really? Ok, Brett Kavanaugh is the (ultra) right-wing activist judge who Republicans are forcing on the American public. His confirmation hearings began yesterday and the protestors made their presence felt. But the protesters included both regular citizens as well as Democrats involved with the hearing. It even started off with a protest from Dems who are pissed (make that, even more pissed) that Republicans did a document dump of 40,000 documents just the night before. But all that fanfare may not be what defines the opening day. What was? The moment Fred Guttenberg, the father of a young woman killed in the Parkland school shooting, held out his hand to Kavanaugh to shake as the hearing broke for lunch. Kavanaugh refused to shake his hand, turned his back and walked away.
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KAVANAUGH REFUSED TO SHAKE HAND OF PARKLAND VICTIM’S FATHER
There’s a lot going on here with this Kavanaugh character. He almost literally could not be any more right-wing as a lawyer. He was a key player in the investigation into Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. He’s pretty much on the wrong side of most of Americans’ opinions (even most Republicans’ opinions, though they likely don’t know it). Abortion? Bye-bye. Unions? Hope you like welfare. Oh, wait! About that welfare…. Essentially any gains achieved by women, gays, minorities, workers -even spaghetti monsters- all of those are at risk of being overturned by this diamond pure right-wing activist. And guess what happens if he is confirmed and the Supreme Court has to decide on, say, whether President Trump can be charged with crimes while in office? Yeah, now you’re getting the idea.
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DESPITE REPUBLICANS’ HIDING KAVANAUGH HISTORY, WE CAN SEE WHO HE REALLY IS
But Republicans want to make sure we don’t get to see the full picture of Kavanaugh’s history of opinions. Somehow, Republicans are using Executive Privilege to keep things hidden. Even the Department of Justice is helping to hide Kavanaugh’s jurist history. This has never happened before! So who is Kavanaugh, really? We may never get to see the documentation until it’s too late. But this picture tells you EXACTLY who this man is. He is a father and public figure who aims to be a central player on the US Supreme Court. But he won’t shake the hand of a man whose daughter was blown away because we have no real laws to protect us from guns. This is a man who looks at that father with contempt, turns his back on him and walks away.
People keep saying it. But this is for real. Our Democracy is at stake. At least the Parkland survivors will continue to be a force politically.