Thank you for this post – which refuses to accept the unacceptable –
Some unacceptable stuff from the article …
If Kavanaugh is to be confirmed, Republicans can’t afford to lose a single vote if the Democratic caucus unites against him. But uniting the Democratic caucus has been a difficult task, as several so-called moderates—including Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.)—are considering voting for Kavanaugh.
While progressive organizations like MoveOn, Indivisible, NARAL, and countless others have been forcefully mobilizing against Kavanaugh for weeks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has indicated—despite intense backlash—that he won’t play “hardball” with the several centrist Democrats who are considering backing the right-wing judge.
And so Schumer has already made known his readiness to surrender on this issue …
Possibly because he wants to signal to his handlers that YES, he will serve them – have no fear?
Here’s some further nonsense I just got from an ACLU mailing – which also makes clear it is sticking with the Democratic/Koch Party no matter the past betrayals …
As Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing approaches, my colleagues and I have been digging deep into his record. But we’ve run into a problem: Some of the most important records on Kavanaugh’s policy experience aren’t available to the public – and the Senate Judiciary Committee hasn’t even requested them for vetting.
The Senate seems to be willfully ignoring a key fact: Supreme Court justices don’t just follow precedent, they establish it – and this lays down the foundation for new policy. That’s why I sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the panel to demand and fully review all records of Kavanaugh’s highly relevant role in shaping federal policy.
But it’s going to take more than one letter. All of us need to pressure the Senate to ensure full transparency – especially those of us who have senators on the committee**. Send your message to Senator Booker right now: No confirmation hearing should even begin without the full examination of Kavanaugh’s policy record.**
The Senate has yet to request records of Kavanaugh’s most significant policy role: Staff Secretary under President Bush. From 2003 to 2006, Kavanaugh guided policy decisions on major issues – such as the so-called partial birth abortion ban and an attempt to craft an amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples. He controlled the range of views the president was exposed to and decided who in the administration got to weigh in on policy debates. Kavanaugh even played a role in formulating legislation and executive orders.
This is beyond nonsense – it is the ACLU hiding from reality which claiming they are organizing for resistance and revolution – and they will likely drag many Americans along with them to once again support a party which is in collusion with the GOP/Trump for benefit of Elites/wealthy
ACLU is “willfully ignoring” the reality that the Senate not only doesn’t want to know Kavanaugh’s actual history, they want to bury it so that they can approve him for the SC.
And, they certainly don’t want the public to have any access or info in regard to Kavanaugh’s past.
This doesn’t happen by accident or coincidence – we have an ACLU which doesn’t want to face reality and we should be asking why would this organization be so naïve? They’re lawyers!
Not sure about just who is heading up this organization right now – but I’d question the leadership and what they’re actually doing versus what they should be doing.