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Should Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination Continue?

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Should Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination Continue?

Yes 53 47.32%
 
No 41 36.61%
 
Trump should pick a new canidate 18 16.07%
 
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dharh said:
Aura7541 said:
Kavanaugh is now a Supreme Court justice. Now, what will the Democrats do? Bitch and cry? Self-reflect?

Vote.

And how will the Democrats get the votes needed to win?



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Aura7541 said:
dharh said:

Vote.

And how will the Democrats get the votes needed to win?

Passion for the sham the rulers are imposing on the country.  If i'm wrong and the grip on power is solidified then i'll just have to go back to being the observer I have usually been and lament the decline of America that continues on.



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Confirmed. Great stuff. Glad to see it happen.



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dharh said:
Aura7541 said:

And how will the Democrats get the votes needed to win?

Passion for the sham the rulers are imposing on the country.  If i'm wrong and the grip on power is solidified then i'll just have to go back to being the observer I have usually been and lament the decline of America that continues on.

How do the Democrats exactly... "passion" their way to victory? The rest of your response is nothing more than aggrandizement.



What baffles me is why they didn't go with another, maybe even more conservative judge like Gorsuch after everything.
They just had to fight that one until the bitter end.



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the-pi-guy said: 

But he has not conducted himself the way a judge should.  This man is being given a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the country, and he should be held to the highest standard.  Despite the claims, it doesn't ruin his life if he doesn't get it.  

He was not conducting himself as a judge.  He was conducting himself as a man accused of a heinous crime.  He was conducting himself as a person whose reputation has been shredded, who would suffer professional repercussions regardless of the outcome of the vote, and whose wife and daughters are facing trauma.  The two are not the same thing and the expectations for impartiality are, obviously, not the same.

To state the obvious, Kavanaugh would never be a judge in his own trial, nor would he be asked to "exhibit a commitment to judicious inquiry" as a bunch of law professors demanded of him.  There is a legal mechanism for when a judge or any other legal official is compromised by personal involvement in a case.  They would simply recuse themselves.

Further, there's very troubling red-baiting aspect to the whole notion that the vigorously defending of oneself is itself disqualifying.



Glad he was confirmed, the whole sexual assault thing was nothing but a desperate 11th hour delay tactic by the Democrats.

Stay safe if you live in a big city, especially DC, I fear these protests might turn to riots.

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Aura7541 said:

And how will the Democrats get the votes needed to win?

Hopefully by putting forward likeable people.

NightlyPoe said:

He was not conducting himself as a judge.  He was conducting himself as a man accused of a heinous crime.  He was conducting himself as a person whose reputation has been shredded, who would suffer professional repercussions regardless of the outcome of the vote, and whose wife and daughters are facing trauma.  The two are not the same thing and the expectations for impartiality are, obviously, not the same.

To state the obvious, Kavanaugh would never be a judge in his own trial, nor would he be asked to "exhibit a commitment to judicious inquiry" as a bunch of law professors demanded of him.  There is a legal mechanism for when a judge or any other legal official is compromised by personal involvement in a case.  They would simply recuse themselves.

Further, there's very troubling red-baiting aspect to the whole notion that the vigorously defending of oneself is itself disqualifying.

That certainly explains the lies.



morenoingrato said:
What baffles me is why they didn't go with another, maybe even more conservative judge like Gorsuch after everything.
They just had to fight that one until the bitter end.

I mentioned earlier in the thread that it would create a Kavanaugh precedent.  It would set up a system whereby people, Republicans in particular, could be destroyed by unsubstantiated accusations.  Once that happens, getting the best and brightest to put their names forward becomes much more difficult.  Particularly if it becomes known that when the attacks come, the nominee will be thrown under the bus.

Personally, I would have moved on from Kavanaugh despite the precedent.  But I would have abolished judiciary hearings as punishment and given the next nominee an expedited floor vote.



the-pi-guy said:

That certainly explains the lies.

Despite the constant drumbeat, there's been no evidence that Kavanaugh lied about anything.