If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had cases of the flu that you’d rather live through again than revisit the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. But for those who sensed you weren’t getting the full story at the time, there’s a new book out by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino called “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court” that exposes a lot of things we didn’t hear at the time and shows just how deep into the partisan muck the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices has sunk.
Here are a couple of stories that might make you want to steel yourself and read the whole thing. In the first, an excerpt directly from the book, we learn that Kavanaugh’s self-righteous “feminist” critics had no problem with brutally smearing and threatening women, if they were women who stood in the way of their political agenda.
And in this one, we see some of the advance planning that went into setting the stage for the media and Democratic lawmakers to blindside Kavanaugh.
Must-See Meme! Stephen Green at Instapundit linked to a story comparing the damage to California from earthquakes and its leftist government (hint: it’s not even close) and illustrated it with a great meme composed of four photos: Detroit and Hiroshima, Japan, right after World War II, and the same cities today. Guess which one is more devastating to the future of a great city: decades of liberal Democratic leadership or an atomic bomb? Again, not even close.
If the Democrats really think they can get rid of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by backing a challenger for his Kentucky seat, Amy McGrath, then I sincerely hope that they sink an awful lot of their money into backing her. McGrath is already trying to spin some Trump Derangement Syndrome comments she made in 2017, when she compared learning of Trump’s victory to “the feeling I had after 9/11.” That was so over-the-top and offensive that even Jake Tapper at CNN called her out on it.
I would hope any American would be offended by that comparison, but it would probably go over especially badly in Kentucky, where voters backed Trump by a 62.5 percent landslide.
Also, having condemned Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court last year, McGrath told a Kentucky newspaper that she "probably" would have supported Kavanaugh's nomination because there was nothing to "disqualify" him. Then just a few hours later (probably after looking at her social media pages), she said she would not have voted to confirm him. This caused political buffs to declare that she had executed the rare “double flip-flop.”
That is impressive, but before this election season is over, I’m betting Joe Biden will set a new Olympic record for the first triple-axle, quadruple flip-flop.
Archeologists from Israel and Australia announced the results of a massive four-year excavation of an ancient site in central Israel. Their findings offer the latest in an ever-growing pile of evidence that the Bible is not merely an old book of fables and moral lessons but a record of actual history.
To quote Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby from “Robin and the 7 Hoods,” “You’ve either got or you haven’t got class…”
To be fair, she did manage to say, “Love more, hate less” without inserting any F-words, and to urge people to “listen more and talk less.” I would urge her to listen to her own advice.