Connect with us

Democrats

Precedents Democrats are setting during Kavanaugh’s confirmation are disastrous for the republic

Published

on

Precedents Democrats are setting during Kavanaughs confirmation are disastrous for the republic

Decorum is dead in the Senate. This was supposed to be the last bastion of good taste in federal government, the lone holdout of traditions and politeness during even the most heated moments. It’s gone now. Today’s U.S. Senate is a shell of its former self.

That aspect of American politics has been deteriorating for a while, but the way it has manifested during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation embodies the kill shot that will put the Senate down for good. It’s coming from both sides, though most heavily from the Democrats who are so bent on stopping confirmation that they’re willing to use any tactic imaginable.

Let’s set aside the details of the last-minute bombshell Dianne Feinstein dropped on the confirmation. A former high school acquaintance of Kavanaugh’s claims he sexually assaulted her. Whether her allegations are true or not are now in the court of public opinion; any hopes of proving or disproving the allegations are pointless. What’s truly important here is the timing. Doing it now for maximum effect is 100% political. She first learned of the allegations in July. To drop them now is the most disgusting use of political maneuvering I’ve seen from Feinstein.

However, that’s not even the most important failure by the Senate during the hearings, the lead up to them, and the aftermath. Democrats have acted like petulant brats from the outset. They’ve turn the confirmation process into a mockery, a venue through which some can propel their presidential aspirations, and a way to score political points through their outbursts.

Take, for example, the questions they sent to Kavanaugh. To say the sheer number of them is unprecedented is a gigantic understatement. The previous 163 Supreme Court nominees have had 1247 total questions submitted to them over the centuries by the Senate. Kavanaugh has had 1278.

Let that sink in. Then ask yourself about the reason they’ve submitted so many. Would the answers have swayed any of them? Most declared they were not going to vote in favor of Kavanaugh well before the hearings even started. If they weren’t going to change their minds based upon the answers, why ask them?

Democrats are acting like wounded dogs backed into a corner. They aren’t; if they played their cards right they could take the House and Senate this year. However, they either don’t recognize the position of potential strength they’re in or they lack the strategic intellect to handle the situation properly.

It could also be a matter of the hammer and the nail. They’ve wielded the victim card so adeptly for decades. It’s their hammer. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Through their tantrums, they’re destroying an important aspect of our republic. The Supreme Court is supposed to be the apolitical branch of government. It is not supposed to be weaponized for political gains and should never be the vehicle on which other branches ride to their political aspirations. The Democrats’ behaviors during this confirmation have set an unfortunate precedent. They are driven by fear and using this as their opportunity to lead the resistance. Unfortunately, they’re treading on the one component of national government that is supposed to be insulated from such activities.

If Kavanaugh was unqualified or demonstrated perspectives that ran contrary to the Constitutional mandate given to the Supreme Court, I could understand taking such drastic measures. He is very qualified and seems to be the most Constitution-friendly potential Justice since Clarence Thomas. The Democrats choose to ignore these things because of who nominated him and the potential for control of the Senate in a few months.

It’s a precedent that could turn all future Supreme Court nominations into circuses. That’s not what this nation needs now or ever.

While Republicans are not completely innocent in their handling of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats have been absolutely rotten, incorrigible, and childish. Their desperation is pitiful and should be remembered on election day.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Democrats

Who is the current moneyline favorite for the Democratic nomination?

Published

on

Who is the current moneyline favorite for the Democratic nomination

An interesting metric to analyze politics is viewing the moneyline. In fact, online bookies are more accurate at predicting major elections than the partisan hack, Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight, who incorrectly guessed every tight Senate race except for the shady Arizona race. But the odd makers spend their time doing their analysis because there is money to be lost if they do poorly. So let’s take a look at one key metric and explore the reasoning as to why.

The lowest tier are the candidates so far out, that they don’t have a moneyline, even when speculated names do. This tier includes Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, and Wayne Messam. Safe to assume that this metric gives these people less of a chance than candidates who have confirmed they aren’t running.

The second lowest tier are the longshots. These candidates range from John Hickenlooper through Corey Booker. These candidates are either not big faces in the Democratic spotlight or are at a serious disadvantage because they have been crowded out of their base. The same could be said about Elizabeth Warren, but she has a devoted core and the potential to make gains when the debates are in full swing.

The next tier are the vultures. Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and Amy Klobachar need death to survive, metaphorically speaking. The vultures have their sights on a clear target: Joe Biden. If they can feast on his corpse, they’ll survive. But perhaps its Bernie’s corpse they should be gazing upon instead. In truth, I think Yang is more dark horse than vulture, but both appear dark on the outside.

Alas, we have our favorites. Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris, our current frontrunner by this metric. These candidates have the most money, intersectionality points in the case of Harris, ability to win superdelegates as it currently stands, and name recognition. It’s obvious why, at a glance one would rank these names at the top. Under the surface, they also have the most stable base within the Democrat party. Don’t rely too much on polling which will fluctuate like the wind. Kamala Harris could win black vote in the south while the three other white male favorites vie for the northern swathes of the country. And the odds are almost a year out. They too will fluctuate, but I believe the moneyline accurately gives us a picture of our current frontrunners.

Will you help revive the American Conservative Movement?

 


NOQ Report Needs Your Help

Continue Reading

Democrats

Even in New York, more people favor President Trump than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Published

on

Even in New York more people favor President Trump than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

She’s a media darling. She’s the leader of the hyper-leftist new Democratic revolution. She’s a creation of one of the most powerful and dangerous political organizations in America. And now, she’s having trouble getting people to like her.

According to a new Sienna College poll in New York, a mere 31% of respondents view Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez favorably. Her numbers are worse than other New York politicians, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Governor Andrew Cuomo. Compared to the President, her net difference numbers are better at -13 compared to -24 for the President, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that more people know and like the President with 36% viewing him favorably.

My Take

There’s no reason for her to be getting the attention she’s getting. Being a freshman Congresswoman means she has very little say in what actually happens in DC. But it’s not her status or her votes that matter. What makes her dangerous is the way she’s molding the minds of the impressionable leftists who refuse to pick up a calculator or put pen to paper about her outrageous proposals.

She’s the worst type of politician, one who works with the spotlight instead of focusing on educating people about what she’s doing on their behalf and how they can help. I remember when the biggest plea by those in Congress was for their constituents to help them convince their Senators to do the right thing. Now, it’s all about me, me, me; the narcissism of this new breed of politicians is striking.

The more the nation learns about AOC and her insane ideas, the less they’ll like her. We need this to happen. We need Americans to wake up to the truckloads of manure she’s trying to shovel our way. Socialism needs to be stopped immediately.

Will you help revive the American Conservative Movement?

 


NOQ Report Needs Your Help

Continue Reading

Democrats

Glenn Greenwald: ‘Why would you leave in place somebody controlled by the Kremlin for two years if you really believed it?’

Published

on

Glenn Greenwald Why would you leave in place somebody controlled by the Kremlin for two years if you

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi knows there was no collusion between Russia and President Trump. The entire Democratic Party in Washington DC (with the exception of loony Maxine Waters) knows Robert Mueller’s investigation and future Congressional investigations into the Trump campaign and Russia will result in nothing substantial. Nevertheless, that’s the narrative they’ve been playing for the last two years and they’re not ready to back down just yet.

The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald joined Laura Ingraham on the Ingraham Angle last night to discuss whether or not it was worth it for the Democratic Party to keep hammering on the Russia angle. Greenwald pointed out multiple inconsistencies in the way they’ve handled the situation, including during the midterm elections when individual candidates refused to even discuss it. Public sentiment for the Mueller investigation is falling which means the appetite for a repetitive Congressional investigation is going to be low.

What does Congress believe they’ll find that Mueller’s professional team of investigators could not?

If the best all of these investigations yield is testimony from Michael Cohen that pretty much all of America has disregarded or forgotten by now, then Democrats will have to explain why they pressed such a wasteful and counterproductive series of actions.

Will you help revive the American Conservative Movement?

 


NOQ Report Needs Your Help

Continue Reading

Facebook

Trending

Copyright © 2019 NOQ Report