Liberals spent the past week shouting down any potential Supreme Court pick from President Donald Trump. The fake anger and tears is pretty much standard playbook stuff from the opposing side, but this fight may be the nastiest of all.
But don’t let them fool you… they aren’t really upset at all. As a matter of fact, behind closed doors they’re ALL smiles for one green reason.
It wouldn’t have mattered: President Trump could’ve nominated Mahatma Gandhi and the Left still would have screeched.
Who Trump picked mattered so little to the Left that they literally started without him. Long before Trump strode into the White House East Room on Monday night to name Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee, the Women’s March put out this release: “In response to Donald Trump’s nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Women’s March released the following statement….” That’s right: They just put a couple of Xs in there as placeholders.
At noon on Monday — nine hours before Trump’s announcement — Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) put out a statement announcing he would oppose the nomination. No, Casey would not carefully weigh the selection, as voters had elected him to do. He wouldn’t hear Kavanaugh out, ask probing questions, then make a considered judgment. Quoting Lincoln, Casey said he “was not elected to genuflect to the hard Right, who are funded by corporate America.” Ah, corporate America, that evil entity that employs 90% of Americans. What scum.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, charged with helping the party win back the Senate, joined the fray. “Kavanaugh is a far-right conservative who is known to be hostile to women’s rights and prioritizes corporations over people,” the group said in an email.
And the DSCC wanted one thing: Money. “Chip in $1 to help elect Senate Democrats,” said the email.
Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, wanted a bit more.
“Chip in $3 to help Democrats regain a majority in the Senate this November. The only way it will be possible is if we work together — starting right now,” he wrote. “You better believe that with Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, Roe v. Wade, affordable health care, labor unions, and civil rights will all be on the chopping block,” he said.
For his part, Kavanaugh said he’d do just what he was nominated to do: Uphold the Constitution.
“A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law,” Kavanaugh said at the White House with his family by his side. “A judge must interpret statutes as written. And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.”
He added: “Tomorrow, I begin meeting with members of the Senate, which plays an essential role in this process. I will tell each senator that I revere the Constitution. I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case and I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”