Just some quick thoughts…
Posted June 9, 2016on:
It seems to have gone unnoticed, but Mitch McConnell continues blocking the confirmation of Merrick Garland. Judge Garland, by all accounts, is a magnificent judge. McConnell is blocking Judge Garland in order to allow Donald L’Orange Trump to appoint the next Supreme Court Justice. Think about that.
The same Trump who believes melanin precludes a judge from understanding what massive fraud looks like in terms of bilking unsuspecting poor people into crippling credit card debt for attending bogus real estate courses.
The same human/meerkat hybrid who thinks when he’s President he can just switch out Judges like he does groundskeepers on his golf courses.
So Sen. McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan have the dubious honor of supporting a “textbook racist” in order for him to appoint justices to the United States Supreme Court.
Does irony even register with these people? Before now, even racist-lite comments were an absolute bar to election. Now you have the Republican Party nominating a person hurling racist comments over a civil fraud case in which he, the candidate, is the defendant. When Trump says he wants to “Make America Great Again,” there is no doubt that is a typographical error meant to say, “Make America White Again.”
Trump’s stubby little fingers pointed toward a teaser in his scripted speech Tuesday night. Given his penchant for “fraud for profit” (most popular major at Trump U.), he’s going to traffic in lies and innuendo by using Peter Schweizer’s book, Clinton Cash as his source material for next week’s attack on Hillary.
Peter Schweizer is a piece of work. He’s has long toiled in the vineyards where the grapes of Clinton wrath are stored. He’s clever in his approach. He claims to only report the facts and allow the reader to draw their own conclusions. Here’s the rub: Factual errors, dribs and drabs of incomplete rumors are strung together, and rumors copied off the bathroom walls of filthy internet conspiracy sites are the currency of Schweizer’s work.
For future reference, here is a compendium of how reviewers have urinated on Clinton Cash.
If you want to have some fun, here is a Vice President generator. You can slice and dice potential candidates to your personal liking.
All too often we get all absorbed in the process of politics. The game of what sociological segment will react in which way resulting in a particular effect to the vote totals. This is little more than a strategic parlor game. That is the fun part.
Focusing on the game ignores the reality of governance. What’s more, it fails to appreciate the costs of ignoring that reality.
Here’s an article that brings home the reality. You probably haven’t seen it. It is from the Justice Harry Blackmun’s papers. It is entitled: The Day Roe v. Wade Was Overruled.
The recounted events are in April through June of 1992. The all-consuming central goal of Chief Justice Rehnquist was to overrule Roe before the election. He almost did. In fact, for a few days he had. If not for Justice Anthony Kennedy he would have ultimately succeeded.
This is worth the read. It is not the easiest read, but it reminds us of the reality as to what is at stake in real world terms.
Finally, there have been lots of things written about Hillary’s “herstoric” victory. Here are two articles, here and here, worthy of reading. The underlying premise of both, they both get to the same conclusion in different ways, are these two conclusive statements:
Hillary Clinton is a generationally talented politician — albeit across a different set of dimensions than men tend to be talented politicians.
Over the past 30 years, no American political figure has absorbed as many blows as Clinton. And none has responded with more tenacity and grit. Trump talks endlessly about strength. Clinton embodies it.
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