Posts Tagged ‘Senate Confirmations’

Rush Limbaugh’s Brilliant Suggestion and Why We Must Listen

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Another Nominee, Another Circus?

On Monday, the 21st of September, Rush Limbaugh suggested that Republicans in the US Senate should broom confirmation hearings in order to avoid another Bork/Thomas/Kavanaugh spectacle, in which Democrats use the opportunity of the hearings to wreck the nominee, either to stop them, or to damage them so that even once confirmed, the new justice will feel duress to rule in certain ways in order to avoid severe criticisms.  The other fundamental problem is the complete unfairness of demolishing a person, imputing all sorts of nefarious behaviors and character flaws without the least bit of evidence.  Rush suggested this was the way to avoid all of that.  President Trump retweeted a Hill piece discussing this suggestion:


On Tuesday, the discussion from callers to Limbaugh’s show came to be about why a hearing should go forward.  The theory they expressed was roughly that this would give the so-called “suburban women” a chance to see Democrats at their vile best.  While true, Limbaugh asked in response: If they haven’t seen it by now, what makes you think this would make any difference. Callers implied that the reason is because the nominee is likely to be a woman. For those of you inclined to agree with these callers, thinking that a female nominee’s mistreatment at the hands of Senate Democrats would damage Democrats, I have two words for you: Sarah Palin.

Yes, you can name any number of conservative or at least Republican women who were nominated to various positions in government who have been mistreated by Democrats. You can also list a large number of women who were destroyed by Democrats’ political ambitions, aims, and deceit.  Watching how Betsy DeVos has been treated gives you an inkling. Whatever I may think of her views on foreign policy, Condoleeza Rice has been repeatedly attacked by the Democrats.  The way the left goes after Melania Trump should serves as some clue to their despicable nature.  The manner in which Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and a long litany of women who Bill Clinton infamously abused to one degree or another should remind you how Democrats will treat relatively powerless women.  In point of fact, there’s no shortage of women who Democrats have gleefully accosted, when those women, either by inclination or circumstance, stood in the path of Democrats’ political aims.  Among all the women the Democrats sought most thoroughly to destroy, none fell under more unrelenting, vicious attacks than 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Governor Sarah Palin(R-AK.) Even since then, their attacks on Sarah Palin have never really relented, especially any time she ventures into even vaguely political territory.  Here was an accomplished woman who had genuinely reformed her state’s government, removing corruption, canceling stupid government programs, and enlarging the treasury of the State of Alaska.

She was a unique, genuine American character, a patriot, and a woman of many talents, but both her political inclination and her circumstance as a Republican Vice-Presidential nominee meant that the whole of the media, and all of the popular culture, never mind the political establishment of Washington DC would set out to destroy her. Even when she made speeches after it was clear she would not seek the Presidency in 2012, still the media vermin descended upon her like locusts.  The popular culture continued to mock her, and to this very day, there are people who believe she said “I can see Russia from my House.” This was, of course, a quote from Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live, in a spoof of what Gov. Palin actually said in an interview on ABC with Charles Gibson. Asked about Russia, she remarked:

“They’re our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska”

To this day, half or more of the country believes she said “I can see Russia from my House.” This is the devastating nature of the popular culture, controlled by elitists from the coasts, who are able to propagandize the American people so effectively.

This was scarcely the only instance of their war against Sarah Palin. It went on and on, and they were not satisfied even after the McCain/Palin ticket went down to defeat.  They pursued her to Alaska where she continued in her gubernatorial capacity until the entire left-wing and DC establishment had made it impossible for her to continue. Using ridiculous legal filings, they harassed her from office, because she could not afford to fend off all of the insane legal goings-on against her.  She could not be permitted to merely go back to governing Alaska. That might lead to a day upon which she might rise up to run for President on her own.  That was unconscionable to the left, and therefore, her complete and utter destruction was mandatory.  I want to know what naive Republican or conservative believes that any nominee to the Supreme Court put forward by President Trump will be spared any of that.  I want to know what demon on our own side knows the sort of campaign of destruction that will be waged against the President’s nominee, but sees this as an opportunity to “expose the monstrous nature of the Democrats.” So we’re willing to throw a nominee onto the bonfire of the Democrats’ political vengeance machine in the hope that it will become a funeral pyre?  Are such people mad?  Are they willing to sacrifice another American to the Democrats’ endless campaign of personal destruction?  Why? Have we become so vile as the Democrats and the whole DC establishment that we are willing to subject yet another person to this demonic behavior?

Ladies and gentlemen, we will never get the sort of country we desire so long as we’re willing to go along with this sort of thing.  There is no requirement for hearings.  We already know how Democrats will treat the nominee.  We already know the sorts of lies and smears that will be levied against the nominee, and we already know its purpose: To either harass the nominee or the White House into a withdrawal of the nomination, or to so thoroughly damage the nominee or her legitimacy that she is permanently damaged in at least some part of the broader culture.  It’s beyond unfair.  It’s monstrous, and we must say so.  More to the point, the probable nominees in question have already been through recent hearings, and their background checks have been conducted repeatedly.  There’s no point to gin it up again just to give Democrats an opportunity to create a circus and a freak show.

I’m calling on my Senators, Cornyn and Cruz, to move to dispense with any hearings, and I strongly suggest you contact your Senators to do the same.  Rush is right: There is no purpose to these hearings except to give the Democrats an opportunity to demolish and/or denigrate a future Supreme Court justice. It’s time to clear our midst of the sort of people who think of this in terms of a supposed political advantage. We mustn’t submit to that sort of behavior, and we mustn’t suffer our fellow Americans to be the unjust target of such despicable attacks. Whomever the President nominates, let us have a straight up-or-down vote.  We have enough circuses.  There’s no need to do this to another American. To this day, I hold the media and establishment villains in the highest contempt for what they did to Sarah Palin, and to this very day, I’d leap at the chance to vote for her for President.

I believe in Justice. I cannot bear to watch the Democrats immolate another good person as yet one more sacrifice to the political demons they worship.

 

 

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One-Half of One-Third of the People Screwing Us [Again]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Boehner and the Boys

There must be something in the water in Washington DC, and I think it’s about 80 proof.  Speaker John Boehner has led the abandonment of principle once again, and I can’t believe these are allegedly our guys.  This evening, the rotten Republican leadership sent down the word that Republicans ought to support a bill that eliminates Senate confirmation for an additional 169 Executive branch positions, meaning that they just let Barack Obama have his way with 169 more positions he can fill, unchecked by Congress, and able to appoint the most maniacal leftists he can dig up.  Thankfully, it was a roll-call vote, and you can look to see how your Representative voted.  My own Representative voted “Aye” on this hogwash, and before this evening is over, his office is going to hear about it, and tomorrow, his offices both in the district and in DC are going to hear about it.  The purpose of confirmations is that there should be Congressional oversight on these appointments so no President can become too powerful.  Boehner and the boys just voted to reduce their own power but according to Mark Levin’s sources, there’s a reason they did so:  Mitt Romney told them to do it on the basis that he would like it if he were to become President.  What?!?

The purpose of this collection of elected jack-wagons is not to dispense with the Constitution, or to weaken the legislative branch on the basis that somebody from their party might become President at some date in the future.  It is their job to protect and defend the constitution, and that means to uphold its intent, which includes the Congressional responsibility of oversight over Presidential appointments.  Who in the world do these people think they are?  It’s not their job to “remove obstructions” to the process.  For the love of Pete, why don’t Boehner and McConnell just get together with Obama and give him all power of Congress, since Mitt Romney might want to be dictator someday?  This is preposterous.  It truly is disheartening, but more than that, it’s a bit more evidence that we cannot salvage the Republican party.  It’s broken.  It doesn’t represent us in many cases, and it certainly doesn’t represent our interests when our elected Republican majority throws we and our constitution under the bus in the name of expedience.

Others may take a somewhat less terse approach, but I no longer give a damn about holding back “for the sake of party unity.”    When they sell us out, I am going to scream it.  What party unity?  The only “unity” I see in this matter is that between John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Hussein Obama: They’re united against us!  I heard part of Mark Levin’s commentary on this, so I’ve decided to share it with you.

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Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to know what’s wrong with the Republican party, look nowhere beyond this instance of dire stupidity.  Or is it something else?  Barack Obama is a dangerous thug wearing the office of President like the robes of a king, and yet the Republican leadership in the House just gave him a pass on 169 appointments.  Their excuse is that Romney wanted it?  What if Romney doesn’t win???

Even if Romney does, do we want him filling those jobs without Congressional oversight, or the ability of the American people to call their Senators to object to appointments?  What happens when Romney begins filling these jobs with RINOs?  What happens when he fills them with more of his friends, in payment for their support?  What are we to do then?  I’ll tell you:  We should thank John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and all the other all-star losers in the Republican party who voted for this garbage.

Your voice as a check on the power of the Presidency is being stolen from you, but the they’re not finished.  They intend to bypass the confirmation process for up to an additional 270 positions.  That’s 440 total possible instances in which some President will have no need to worry that he’s appointing a louse, whether it’s the current jerk, or some future occupant of that office.  Do you not see what they are doing to us?  Do you not realize it?  They are systematically converting the courts and the Congress into a mechanical auto-pen for the office of the President.  In short, they’re building a dictatorship, and I don’t much care whether the dictator has a “D” or an “R” behind the name.  It matters not one whit to our liberty what party a tyrant might claim.

The Republican establishment is a part of the disease in Washington DC, and with incidents like this, it’s becoming apparent that they’re the larger part.  Obama and the Democrats can only get away with this because guys like Romney, Boehner, and McConnell let them, and this sell-out is a prime example.

We pay the price, every time.

This isn’t about Mitt Romney.  This is about the separation of powers under our constitution, and the role of the Senate in confirming Presidential appointees.  It doesn’t matter that Mitt Romney may become President.  It doesn’t matter if Ronald Reagan were to rise and somehow become President again.  This is a bad idea, no matter who the President is, and the fact is that at present, the occupant of that office is Barack Obama, and it may just be him again.  Defending the separation of powers is something our Congress ought to do, and on Tuesday evening, the Republican “leadership” in Washington DC failed us again.