HUD Secretary Ben Carson claims Kavanaugh allegations are part of a centuries-old socialist plot

HUD Secretary Ben Carson claims Kavanaugh allegations are part of a centuries-old socialist plot

Oh, those wacky socialists! They are so picky about which right-wing judge Trump will get onto the Supreme Court!

Actually, I suppose the libs are playing a long game. It’s not just about rejecting Kavanaugh for yet another conservative Trump nominee.  If they can keep Trump from getting any nomination approved before the mid-terms, there is an outside chance (about 1 in 3, per 538) that they can take over the majority status in the Senate. If that happens, they may be able to keep a Trump nominee out of SCOTUS forever, by playing the Mitch McConnell game and waiting for Trump’s term to expire. And then they need to take the White House in 2020, although their current roster of candidates is not looking that strong.

And they have to hope that Mitch McConnell won’t play hardball if Kavanaugh fails, by rounding up his 51 votes before the next Congress is seated, then rushing the next nominee through the process with only perfunctory consideration. And McConnell, that wily fox, has historically been more than willing to play hardball!

The vague hope for that whole concatenation of circumstances (delay, avoid getting railroaded, take the Senate, take the White House) is really a long shot, but without it … hey, they got nothin’.

3 thoughts on “HUD Secretary Ben Carson claims Kavanaugh allegations are part of a centuries-old socialist plot

  1. Correction: the Democrats need to take the White House in 2020. I don’t think they need to, since I like low taxes, jobs, economic growth, secure borders, crushing ISIS, deporting criminal illegal aliens and First and Second Amendment and due process rights, rather than the exact opposite. I’m just correcting the date.

    BTW, the idea that they’ve been holding something in reserve to sink Kavanaugh for years is hardly far-fetched. He was on Mitt Romney’s short list of SCOTUS nominees over five years ago, and we know they play the long game and are constantly trying to dig up any dirt they can to destroy anyone who poses a potential threat. I wouldn’t at all surprised if they’ve been sitting on this for years as a last ditch “Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch” solution if they couldn’t stop him any other way.

  2. If you think Trump or the Republicans care about YOUR taxes, you are sadly mistaken unless you are a billionaire.

    If you think they care about about the First Amendment, you have not been paying attention.

    If you think they really care about the Second Amendment, you are as deluded as the people who think they really care about abortion. With both of those things, they just need them as an issue to pull in votes from single-issue voters. Their actual level of concern is near zero, with the occasional minor concession to keep the extremists happy. If the Republicans or the people they represent (billionaires) ever feel the least bit threatened by public ownership of guns, they will gut the Second Amendment in a heartbeat.

    Crush ISIS? Secure borders? It is too laugh. Trump’s idea of securing borders somehow results in putting toddlers in prison. If you want to live in that kind of America…well, then you sound like a delightful human being.

    And due process rights? You just threw that in to sound good. Tell me about Bush the Younger and Guantanamo and “enhanced interrogation techniques” and then tell me what due process problem you are complaining about. Failure to recognize your rights as a “sovereign citizen”, maybe? That sounds like the road you’re about 5 miles down.;

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