In my never-ending effort to expose Trump and the GOP as conniving con-artists dedicated to crushing conservatives while simultaneously pretending to protect and defend our values, I’m always on the lookout for their latest lies.
As the 2020 election draws near, Republicans are already repeating the lies and broken promises from past elections to hide their failures and beg for your money and your vote. In addition, we’ve been fed us a steady diet of the evils of socialism as Mitch McConnell promises to be the “Grim Reaper” for socialism, and he’s given his word that Republicans will be a “fire wall” protecting the Constitution, but only if we let them keep their Senate majority.
Lately, Mickey has been touting his non-existent success at transforming the judiciary by filling the courts with “strict constructionists,” and he’s been repeating this lie in his appeals for donations for his campaign. In an email I received yesterday, he said in part:
“President Trump has not wasted a single moment nominating pro-Constitution judges to serve our country.
“He has nominated two superb Supreme Court nominees, Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch, and over 100 pro-Constitution judges to serve in lower courts across America. And your Republican Senate Majority has confirmed them at the fastest clip in history.”
Ah yes. Justice Kavanaugh. Perhaps the greatest example so far of McConnell’s lie.
Beginning with one of his first decisions where he rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas, states that were seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, Kavanaugh has become a solid ally of the leftist wing of the court — a trend that even had Trumpist Rush Limbaugh scratching his head. Don’t worry Trump cult, El Rushbo still defended him.
Kavanaugh’s nomination to replace Justice Kennedy was a bad deal for conservatives and the Constitution from the very beginning, and I opposed his confirmation for several reasons:
- His nomination was part of a secret deal between Trump and Kennedy
- His opinion that a sitting US President is above the law
- His track record of rulings against the Fourth Amendment
- His testimony before the Senate that Roe v. Wade is “settled law”
Amazingly, but not surprisingly, even with these concerns, Fellowship of the Pharisees member Robert Jeffress called Kavanaugh’s nomination “a clash between good and evil — between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness,” and he praised Trumps pick because Trump is God’s man.
The nomination also garnered the adulation of evangelicals across the country along with so-called conservative groups.
McConnell also stated in his email:
“I’m up for re-election, and you can bet that Chuck Schumer and his Washington Democrat allies will do everything in their power to beat me. They want to pack the courts with progressive activist judges who will legislate from the bench instead of following our Constitution. The only thing standing in their way is me. As long as I am the Senate Majority Leader, that won’t happen.”
I think when Mickey said he’s the only thing standing stand in the way of Democrats, he really meant he’s the one plowing the way for them.
Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.
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