Yesterday, the Band-Aid was ripped off: our Supreme Court is (and always has been) a political arm of the government. We somehow keep thinking that it is fair, and non-partisan as we discuss conservative justices versus liberal justices, and the odd swinger, and yet we somehow still try to believe that it is somehow above politics.
Then this man said this:
This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars and money from outside left-wing opposition groups. This is a circus. The consequences will extend long past my nomination. The consequences will be with us for decades. This grotesque and coordinated character assassination will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country, and as we all know, in the United States political system of the early 2000s, what goes around, comes around.
It’s absurd of course: buckets of money, dark money, poured into supporting Kavanaugh. I doubt that it was even distributed, as the Republicans have bigger donars who can buy bigger political wins.
No one could hear Kavanaugh’s wild conspiracy theories that a cabal of Clintons were trying to keep him off the court and at the same time believe that he’ll be fair and impartial about anything. Read that last line from the quote above, if you doubt me. He just threatened Bush v. Gore redux.
If Kavanaugh is confirmed his legacy will be the de-legitimizing of the court.