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Re: Trump to GOP: Study 'Democrats Playbook' on Kavanaugh
I don't think Trump gets it - the GOP doesn't need to study the Dem's playbook, they know the Dem's playbook. It's just that they refuse to play by the Dem's rulebook because it's fighting dirty and the GOP would rather lose with their principles and dignity intact than win by getting their soft little gentlemanly hands dirty. And that's how we got Trump, Trump fights back.
Just compare the current waffling over Kavanaugh's nomination absent a "fair and thorough investigation of the questions being raised" with Pelosi's "we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it" regarding cramming Obamacare down our throats. If the GOP were playing by the rules the Left has instituted, Kavanaugh would have been confirmed within 24 hours of his nomination.
They actually have no problem with the Dem's playbook and are glad they are using it. The Koch-sucking Rove Republican swill have no interest in getting Kavanaugh confirmed. They would much rather have another Ginsburg or Sotomayor or Roberts.
What amazes me is there was no opposition to Kagan, who is one of the most unqualified nominees to ever sit on the Supreme Court. No legal experience as a lawyer except 1 1/2 years as a junior associate. Had never even been in a courtroom before Obama nominated her for Solicitor General, the highest advocate for the U.S. in federal court, botched the one or two appearances she then made, and next thing you know she's on the Supreme Court. She got in as part of the Harvard Law School mafia (and playing her gender), not because she had any legal qualifications. As for Sotomayor, I may not agree with her politics but she was qualified to sit on the Court.
re: UK ENDORSES E-CIGS: There IS some sanity left in the British Isles! The anecdotal evidence is clear. E-cigs are the best quit method available.
A little scientific back-up would be nice, but of course we have to pander to Big Tobaccy so all the politicians get a payday.
I will believe that liberals want justice for all women when they demand that Bill Clinton is locked up for his crimes. Until then, just admit that you are a hypocrite if you think that we shouldn't all get due process.
This farce is not AT ALL about justice. It is about blocking a SC justice that they don't want.