According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), come Hell or high water, there will be a vote by Friday, October 5, either confirming or denying Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court. The normally monotonous McConnell was full on steaming as he pontificated from the floor, “The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close.”
Oh, what a snake-infested swamp stomp this process has been. What with all the theatrics, costume-sporting protestors, shadowy last-minute attempts from porn-star lawyers to produce Craigslist-style responder witnesses, and spy-coddling California senators rolling the dice with the law, how did the Senate Judiciary have time to question Kavanaugh?
It matters not at this point. Thanks to the double-dealings of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the Committee Circus is over, and the full vote from the floor is imminent.
Is Anybody Happy?
It appears that committee Democrats are gnashing their teeth at Flake for voting the carnival down the road to a full floor decision. The Republicans are counting the days they have yet to endure with Flakey-Flake. And the families of both Judge Kavanaugh and Blasey-Ford are still being put through an unnecessary, gut-wrenching wringer.
All for television ratings and the political assassination of a previously squeaky-clean, good guy.
Although Flake’s announcement in committee, on the heels of a huddle with Feinstein and a couple of threatening gals in an elevator, made the Democrats smirk like Stzrok, it was in reality, helpful to conservatives.
Whatever he had hoped to accomplish, he confused his newfound Democrat friends by mingling a new FBI investigation with a proposal in pushing the decision out of committee.
And women who hate conservative men are really incensed as witnesses are walking back testimony as well as Michael Jackson’s signature moonwalk. Need more than my pithy account? Liberty Nation’s Graham Noble, has the unraveling in morbid detail here.
What Can We Expect?
The FBI must complete their investigation into Blasey-Ford’s allegations by the end of the week. As the man has been vetted numerous times over during the course of a stellar career, it is assumed he will pass with flying colors and will be confirmed with a narrow margin.
There are two wildcards: Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are straddling the fence. And President Trump needs all the votes he can get – Republicans hold a skinny 51-49 majority. He can only lose one Republican vote – and we know not one Democrat has said, yet, that they will support the nomination.
But on we go. And half the fun is in embarrassing the sideshow participants as their evil plan disappears in a puff of whacky weed smoke.
McConnell is standing firm, finally, alongside the Republican Senators who are fed up with being the only adults in the room as the temper tantrum throwing children wreak havoc on a process that should at least, be completed with a sense of decorum.
In McConnell’s terse words, “Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination is out of committee. We’re considering it here on the floor and … we’ll be voting this week.”
You see, with all the hysteria, the conservatives are still in charge.