Is the Nation Being Ripped Apart?

Well, some say that’s the case in light of the latest developments in the strange Supreme Court confirmation struggle of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

I don’t think so.

In fact, if you go diving into, which is where I always check to find out what people at least say they feel about something, things seem to be going in the right direction. President Trump is doing terribly, with about 60 percent of polling respondents saying he’s not their man.

And when it comes to Judge Kavanaugh, well, read these polling results.

If you dig down deep enough you find out that lots of people think he should not be confirmed because of the testimony before the Judiciary Committee from a woman who said he molested her decades ago.

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony will likely move those numbers even more. She was firm in her accusation and solid in her testimony. Kavanaugh, should he actually make it to the court, should just be thought of as the “blubbering justice,” because of his performance in response to her testimony.

Is that how you want your justices to behave?

The Beltway Media folks are going crazy with this story, so crazy that some of them are claiming its ripping the nation apart.

No, it’s not.

We’ve been through lots worse and survived, thrived as a matter of fact.

I know lots of people think President Trump made a terrible choice here, but my question for them is “And that is a surprise exactly how?”

He has made nothing but terrible choices for most of the past two years.

Why would this be any different?

It’s interesting to watch people, particularly women, become so incensed about this appointment and the hearing attached to it. I have ignored almost all of it. I didn’t sit in front of the TV all day to watch the California professor testify, or to watch Judge Kavanaugh embarrass all of us with his weepy denial.

I had better things to do. But for the angry women of America, I salute you and suggest you make sure everyone everywhere votes in November.

It’s the strongest message anyone can send to these awful Senate members (and awful House members, too.)

I knew the committee would approve his nomination and ship it to the Senate floor because of a simple mathematical reality. You have 21 votes and only 10 of them are dependable “no’s”. The Republicans muscled it through, just as they have muscled through about everything the past couple of years.

But the end of those days approaches.

Let’s assume the FBI finds absolutely nothing that will deter Mitch McConnell and the Republicans from confirming this liar and placing him on the high court.

Come January, I suspect, the Democrats might well be in a position to challenge that.

It will be the start of what I like to think of as “Impeachment Season,” and I am eager see that happen.

I know, not enough votes for conviction in the Senate.

But that doesn’t really matter to me.

I am much more interested in watching people undermine everything President Trump has tried, his appointments, his programs, his people.

He has to pay a big price for his dishonesty, for his indecency, for his abuse of a system that has been carefully constructed through two centuries of turmoil.

That’s the most important outcome of all.