October 13, 2020

"How does it feel to be nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States?" — Lindsey Graham asked Amy Coney Barrett.

I got the feeling he resorted to this question — which sounded like the way athletes are interviewed after winning a game — because Barrett had given such short answers to his questions that he'd run out of substantive questions. But I think this is pretty interesting. I like her answer, and it leads Graham into opining that he and all of the Senators are insane. (Scroll to 1:21:56 if it doesn't automatically start in the right place.)

   

She says the process is "excruciating" and she had to question whether a sane person would go through with it. Her answer was: "Why should I say that someone else should do the difficulty if the difficulty is the only reason to say no? I should serve my country."

Graham: "A lot of people would say you've got to be insane to run for the Senate in this world. But good news for you: We've all chosen kind of crazy stuff to do."

101 comments:

Owen said...

“Why should I say that someone else should do the difficulty if the difficulty is the only reason to say no? I should serve my country."

What a great answer. Simple words, deeply true, self-aware yet selfless.

We’re done here. Vote her in.

mikee said...

I enjoy the comments where her name is given as ACB, a nod to her Court predecessor, Notorious RGB. Here's hoping Justice Barrett will earn a suitable initials-modifier during her upcoming decades of excellent work on the court. Perhaps "Honorable" this time.

Kevin said...

If Barrett were a Democrat, the process wouldn't be excruciating at all.

It would be a coronation.

mikee said...

OH YEAH! Future Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable ACB, just bitch slapped Durbin for his misreading of Heller v DC. The case was a narrow test case limited in scope to questioning the constitutionality of a ban on an entire calls of firearm ownership within a federal enclave. Perhaps the "cleanest" and simplest test case for gun rights imaginable. And Durbin regurgitated the lie that Scalia approved all other gun regulation in the Heller Decision. Comey explained the difference between dicta and the case's decision to him in two sentences.

I like her.

Dave Begley said...

Above the door leading to the field from the home locker room at Notre Dame Stadium is a sign that reads, "Play Like a Champion Today." The players touch the sign on the way out.

ACB playing like a champion today!

n.n said...

"Why should I say that someone else should do the difficulty if the difficulty is the only reason to say no? I should serve my country."

Wife, mother, and Judge soon to be Justice. A woman with the right priorities and principles: Pro-Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Thank you for your service to our nation, society, and humanity.

Joe Smith said...

Is she the first JILF?

: )

wendybar said...

She sounds sane, with a notebook with nothing written on it. She can answer to what ever they ask, and knows the laws they are talking about better than they do. She is a great addition. Democrats are fools if they keep up the hatefest.

Amexpat said...

I just watched a good chunk of the video of Barrett's hearing. She's very impressive. Her manner and speech is that of an ordinary middle class American. Her mind is extraordinary.

If a movie were ever made about her, Amy Adams would get the role.

Diamond said...

At the end of Durbin's spiel closed captions show him calling her a racist. I listened to it several times and but can't make it out. What did he really say? Guess I'll have to wait for the transcript.

AlbertAnonymous said...

I wish she could bitch slap them more with statements like:

“Well Senator, if the Supreme Court overturns the ACA because it’s NOT and NEVER was a TAX, you and your colleagues here can choose to write a better law, choose to make it a tax, and have it upheld. But you’re all too fucking cowardly to do that. You’re afraid you’ll be voted out of office and lose your “precious” power.

And:

“Well Senator Feinstein, if Roe and Casey are so valuable and important to so many women, then have the courage of your convictions and adopt a Federal statute that makes abortion legal. Then my decision on Roe and Casey is basically irrelevant. Do your job, have some balls!

Todd said...

She seems to have poise and grace, as well as intellect. I feel for her having to sit there being lectured at by boorish morons that are too blinded by their own unearned self importance to see that.

rhhardin said...

It feels like affirmative action.

Lyle said...

Didn't know she was from Louisiana.

Skeptical Voter said...

One must wonder what the value of this bear baiting process is for confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee? And yet honorable people have to hold their nose and plunge into and through the pit to get to the seat they deserve.

I can't think of many Supreme Court nominees in my lifetime who weren't at least well qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. Well Abe Fortas--corrupt. R. Clement Haynsworth--mediocre, although he did give occasion for Senator Roman Hruska to give one of the most unusual speeches ever put forth on the Senate floor "mediocre people deserve a seat on the Supreme Court". Maybe George W. Bush's putative nomination of Harriet Miers was not well considered. Other than that, if they've been nominated, they generally deserve a seat on that bench.

But having tasted blood with Bork, the Dems seem to have a bad case of rabies where Republican judicial nominations are concerned.

Skeptical Voter said...

One must wonder what the value of this bear baiting process is for confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee? And yet honorable people have to hold their nose and plunge into and through the pit to get to the seat they deserve.

I can't think of many Supreme Court nominees in my lifetime who weren't at least well qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. Well Abe Fortas--corrupt. R. Clement Haynsworth--mediocre, although he did give occasion for Senator Roman Hruska to give one of the most unusual speeches ever put forth on the Senate floor "mediocre people deserve a seat on the Supreme Court". Maybe George W. Bush's putative nomination of Harriet Miers was not well considered. Other than that, if they've been nominated, they generally deserve a seat on that bench.

But having tasted blood with Bork, the Dems seem to have a bad case of rabies where Republican judicial nominations are concerned.

rcocean said...

I heard her response to DiFi on a question regarding abortion, Scalia and precedence. Amy responded: "I can only agree with Justice Kagan, that wouldn't be productive for me to grade previous SCOTUS decisions".

Haha. Just keep quoting Ginsberg and Kagan and the dumb-shit D senators can't lay a glove on her.

Chris N said...

'Hundreds of women gathered on the National Mall Sunday, wearing costumes, holding candles, and chanting secular hymns.

The Women's Studies department at Upper Barrington University has cancelled all classes for the week, making the journey to Washington to watch the Coney-Barret hearing.

'She's too pretty' One said, 'That's patriarchy and if I can't have her no one will'

'We might have to bury one women to save all (W)omen' said another.

A few hobos were spotted in the wading pool, and locals say they've never seen so many stray cats.'

-Chase Weller-Wells

Climate Reporter/Women Specialist---The Human Pagoda

rcocean said...

I had the misfortune to tune in for two minutes while driving to work, and heard an R Senator (90% certain it was Sasse) droning on about "Packing the court" and how it would "delegitimize" the Court, and would hurt the Constitution. I was pretty sure it was Sasse, since it had that lofty, pompous, professorial wordiness that I expect from him. He even gave us a little history lesson about FDR's packing plan.

Imagine being being Barrett and having to listen to this crap and appear interested! I'm sure she's probably thinking "What's for dinner" as they're droning on.

Virgil Hilts said...

You watch that and then think - did she write this out and memorize it? If so, good for her - that's impressive.
If not, even more impressive.

Anthony said...

Kevin said...
If Barrett were a Democrat, the process wouldn't be excruciating at all.


That was my first thought. There needs to be a pop-up video kinda thing going where it keeps saying "For a Conservative" whenever she says how difficult the process was supposed to be.

Iman said...

Well, Sheldon Outhouse (D-RI) certainly convinced me!

Vote her in NOW.

Virgil Hilts said...

I posted my prior comments before I saw on Twitter that ACB was asked if she was reading from notes and she held up a blank pad. That's brilliant/hilarious.

Birkel said...

I wish the nominee could say to Senator Whitehouse "How do I subscribe to your conspiracy news letter?"

And to Senator Klobuchar "I am sorry this is happening to you."

MountainMan said...

During testimony this morning John Cornyn asked her to hold up the notes she was using for her testimony and show them to the committee. She held up the small, US Senate note pad on the desk in front of her, which is all that is on the desk. The notepad is blank.

Sally327 said...

Would he have asked a man that question?

I'm getting a Dylan vibe....how does it feel to be on your own with no direction home like a complete unknown like a rolling stone...

How does it feel?

Pachydermis2 said...

Very sharp. Very well prepared. And by all appearances (so far!) a very high quality person. I'll admit, and this does me no credit, that at first I found her voice a little off putting. But when you listen longer it grows on you. And after all, the SC justices mostly communicate by writing.

A clear thinking person in Washington DC....very refreshing.

P2

bagoh20 said...

You gotta read this Seattle teacher's rant to her students over zoom. It is probably the stupidest thing ever said by an adult. How does someone like this tie her shoes let alone get a teaching job?

Seattle Teacher Tells 8th Graders that Peace Is ‘Racist,’ Art History Is ‘White Supremacist’

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/10/13/seattle-teacher-tells-8th-graders-that-peace-is-racist-art-history-is-white-supremacist/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+breitbart+%28Breitbart+News%29

DavidUW said...

Because government adversely selects for power hungry narcissists and other insane people, we should make it as small as possible.

Narayanan said...

may i recommend this author

“I've always thought tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.”

― Lois McMaster Bujold, Shards of Honour

“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

“Aim high. You may still miss the target, but at least you won't shoot your foot off.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Miles in Love

“I don't want power. I just object to idiots having power over me.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Barrayar

“The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity

Ralph L said...

How did someone who grew up in New Orleans get vowels like hers?

Unknown said...

Former registered democrat, been a lurker for years, Scott's first campaign, he was so maligned by the media and D's. I have commented 2 or 3 times. each concerning the Obama Biden spying on Trump campaign and FIRST 20 months of office, followed by the shameful impeachment. Once ACB is confirmed by ONLY the GOP and 2 D's, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for #45

wendybar said...

I am so glad I have a nerf gun, because I am getting a lot of target practice today with the stupid questions the Democrats are asking. ACB is running circles around them. I am sick of the lying the Democrats are doing. It's sickening.

n.n said...

“The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.”

For the millions without a voice, who were denied a voice, the tell-tale hearts beat ever louder.

n.n said...

Because government adversely selects for power hungry narcissists and other insane people, we should make it as small as possible.

A majority or minority tyranny. Same result.

Religion (i.e. moral or behavioral philosophy in a universal frame of reference) to keep honest people honest. Competing interests to mitigate the progress of others running amuck.

FWBuff said...

She has an incredible ability to explain things clearly and thoughtfully. Her time as a professor coupled with her service as a judge on the Seventh Circuit are a powerful combo. The antagonistic senators are no match.

n.n said...

I'll admit, and this does me no credit, that at first I found her voice a little off putting. But when you listen longer it grows on you.

Color (i.e. low information attribute, say skin color, verbal inflection) bias is intrinsic. Prejudice is progressive.

Drago said...

Birkel: "And to Senator Klobuchar "I am sorry this is happening to you."

If the democratical Senators are acting this way during the Hearing and LLR-lefty NeverTrump is behaving this way publicly in their lefty-approved and lefty-funded FakeCon publications and on twitter, we can only imagine wailing and gnashing of teeth going on behind the scenes over ACB.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Wow-- she said all that from memory!No Notes! Impres...

No notes?!?! Even Kagan had notes, and she had no judicial experience!!
What kind of Justice goes to a hearing with no notes?!?!


OMG I'm like, literally shaking right now!
She'll set us back decades! Keep us barefoot & pregnant-- even the women!!

Bilwick said...

Scenes we'd like to see: "It feels good--probably not as good as a Kamala Harris BJ felt for Willie Brown, but good nonetheless."

n.n said...

'Hundreds of women gathered on the National Mall Sunday, wearing costumes, holding candles, and chanting secular hymns.

Ostensibly "secular"; but, in fact, Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, relativistic quasi-religious with a Twilight faith and mortal god and goddess philosophers. Let us bray.

I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs

The Sanger and Mengele feminist revival.

'She's too pretty' One said, 'That's patriarchy and if I can't have her no one will'

Rabid diversitists.

'We might have to bury one women to save all (W)omen' said another.

Approaching one hundred million girls and boys in America alone. However, unlike one-child, selective-child has been normalized.

Progress (i.e. unqualified monotonic change): one step forward, two steps backward.

Clyde said...

It is unfortunate for the Democrats that Judge Barrett seems to be the smartest person in the room. It is not unfortunate for America, however. I think that she will be a fine Supreme Court Justice.

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traditionalguy said...

Coons just put on the most perfect display of Mansplaining that I have ever seen.

Francisco D said...

What we are seeing now really doesn't matter. The hearing is mostly about making political points that have more to do with the election than with the ACB conformation.

Mollie Hemingway made the excellent point that the Democrat MO is to smear ACB after she is voted out of committee. Look to see WaPo, NYT, CNN and Politico smears that the rest of the media will use as talking points. Thus, the Democrats can avoid looking like total assholes.

However, it is impossible for Sheldon Whitehouse to avoid looking like a complete nut. Who do you think is dumber, Mazie Hirono or Shelly boy?

Iman said...

Dick "In Teh Shit" Blumenthal appears to have Parkinson's.

Agent Orange?

Dave64 said...

Klobuchar would like to be Queen, a benevolent Queen so things could be done. They really think they are better us, the dirt people.

Iman said...

When I look at shaky Dick "In Teh Shit" Blumenthal I'm reminded of the Jim Henson movie "Dark Crystal" that used to scare the heck out of our three young children.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Democratic politicians are at least two standard deviations to the left of their Republican counterparts

PM said...

She a steady bomb-sniffer. Follow her.

Scotty, beam me up... said...

What? No one asked ACB the go to Barbara Walters question (as spoken by Gilda Radner imitating Walters): If you were a twee, what kind of twee would you be?”.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Sally327 said...
Would he have asked a man that question?

He DID ask a man that question

Go back to Graham's rant at the Democrats during the seance Kavanaugh hearings. The one were he told the Democrats "I hop to God you never get power".

Listen to his brief conversation with Kavanaugh

Iman said...

Hirono nō ka ʻoi. The gift what keeps on giving...

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Klobuchar would like to be Queen, a benevolent Queen who only throws binders at her subjects when we really deserve it

FWBuff said...

Senator Hirono's questioning is nonsensical.

Jim at said...

Who do you think is dumber, Mazie Hirono or Shelly boy?

Patty Murray. And it's not even close.

mikee said...

Regarding the moment when Cornyn asked the Honorable ACB to hold up the blank notebook: I remember the Iran Contra hearings, wherein a Democrat Senator demanded Ollie North show the notebook he was using to answer questions. Ollie's lawyer just about ate that Senator whole for even asking, incidentally pointing out that lawyer-client work product was sacrosanct.

Bay Area Guy said...

1. Is she qualified?

Yes. Appellate Judge, 7th Circuit. Law Professor at Notre Dame for many years.

2. Does she have good character?

Yes. Mother of 7, married, nice Gal.

3. Does she have "proper judicial temperament?"

Vague, but Yes. Modern judges don't have to be old bearded white guys like Learned Hand or Oliver Wendell Holmes. ACB writes, speaks and carries herself like a Judge.

End of inquiry. Please confirm her now. Senate Dems on the Judiciary Committee can suck it.

Francisco D said...

Jim at said...
Who do you think is dumber, Mazie Hirono or Shelly boy?

Patty Murray. And it's not even close.

Point taken. Patty is the undisputed champ now that Barbara Boxer is retired.

n.n said...

Modern judges don't have to be old bearded white guys

or a Handmaid's tail barefoot, available, and taxable, a shell of a capable human being and woman. Wife, mother, Judge and soon to be Justice Barrett. The right choices.

Drago said...

Maisie Hirono goes Full readering/rv/gadfly and demands to know if ACB has ever raped anyone.

Democraticals/LLR-lefties are just real "smart" that way.

Not dumb.

Like everybody says.

But "smart", and darn it they want respect!

Drago said...

Iman: "Dick "In Teh Shit" Blumenthal appears to have Parkinson's.

Agent Orange?"

Be very cautious Iman. There is a former poster, and imposter, from Althouse blog, who also claimed to be some sort of a lawyer, who becomes dangerously triggered and violent whenever any criticism of Stolen Valor Dick "Da Nang" Blumenthal is offered up.

Just so you know.

n.n said...

Senate Dems on the Judiciary Committee can suck it.

Yes, the Democrats doth protest too much, they have brayed, brayed for 16 trimesters, held witch hunts, warlock trials, and protests, and still they bray, and hope and dream to pin the tail on yet another woman who doesn't share their faith, religion, and ideological bent. Fortunately, the protestors are not viable, and as with their stand against civil rights, they will be overridden.

BarrySanders20 said...

There are seven photographers with mega-zoom lenses crouched in front of her for the entire hearing. What action are they possibly going to capture that the video feed cannot? Useless, but it's the show, baby!

stevew said...

Suffered through a fair bit of Booker's interrogation. He lost. Bigly. Tried really hard to play the gotcha game by leading the witness down a path of easy yes questions only to be thwarted by her anticipation of his, clumsy, attempt to get her to opine on a case currently in the courts. He folded with the obligatory sob story about some constituent or another that is struggling with, something.

She schooled him as I imagine our host would do to a first year law student overconfident about his knowledge of the law, intellectual ability, and command of English.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

One thing's for certain after these two days. If Mitt can't bring himself to vote for this chick, he's never going to be able to show his face in Utah again.

Matt Sablan said...

Huh. I wonder if the standard "have you sexually assaulted anyone" question will still exist if Biden is appointing the judges.

BarrySanders20 said...

And now it's Harris the Clown with her black and orange just-in-time-for-Halloween outfit.

Mary Beth said...

rhhardin said...

It feels like affirmative action.

10/13/20, 11:34 AM


Several of the senators on the committee make me feel that way too.

Arashi said...

Stolan Valor Blumey was never, ever IN Vietnam. He is not a combat veteran, just a guy who was in uniform in the Vietnam era - nothing more. So if he is suffering the effects of agent orange, he was exposed stateside or in his dreams. Probably just a bit too old and suffering the usual decline with age.

Why Hirono is such a dimwit is anybodies guess. At some point she is going to forget how to breathe and the folks in Hawaii will have to find another really, really capable peson to send to the senate to embarass them on national TV.

Doug said...

Well done, Joe Smith.

FullMoon said...

She wept at vid of George Floyd and mentioned racism
Pence used the word murder and George Floyd in the same response to a question.

I believe many of the smartest people, and politicians are less aware of some facts than
average internet junkie.

Even, for awhile, assumed that Biden was actually ignorant of Trump's entire "fine people" comments

Spiros said...

Corey Booker asked Ms. Barrett if she "condemned White Supremacy." Enough already with this bullsh*t. We get it, the implicit assumption is that ACB and Trump and the rest of the deplorables are racist. These stupid, inflammatory questions are a good way to derail any rational debate.

Iman said...

Just anecdotal, but we have a daughter and a daughter-in-law who are both nurses here in Northern California and they’ve told us that they have been pleasantly surprised - amazed, actually - at the number of colleagues who have strongly expressed their intentions to vote for the Trump-Pence ticket. I wouldn’t have expected that, given their union pushing hard for the alternative.

I am stoked.

MAJMike said...

Blogger Drago said...
Iman: "Dick "In Teh Shit" Blumenthal appears to have Parkinson's.

Agent Orange?"

Nah. Dan Nang Dick never got closer than Japan to Indo-China, despite his lies to the contrary.

Michael K said...

We have avoided the hearings, mostly watching old football games, but I did see some of Harris' "questioning." She is really a sneering nasty piece of work.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

OT:

Nancy Pelosi is downright disgusting.

MikeD said...

If our hostess wished to accurately comment, she'd have used the question to Judge Barrett on what was on the notepad in front of her. And, horrors, comparing it to RI's douche in chief shuffling thru his staff prepared talking points.

Narayanan said...

if we can have early voting for general elections why not do same for circuses like this.
and not sorry for spoiling the plot.

Narayanan said...

Matt Sablan said...
Huh. I wonder if the standard "have you sexually assaulted anyone"
------------==========
for a married JILF to say my husband likes it anytime I do that would be appropriate

Drago said...

Arashi: "Why Hirono is such a dimwit is anybodies guess."

The moron grifter FakeCons at The Bulwark, along with so many of the other NeverTrump lefty-funded idiots, think Hirono is absolutely dreamy.

Paco Wové said...

"Corey Booker asked Ms. Barrett if she "condemned White Supremacy.""

What was the answer?

William said...

I watched some of the hearing. She had an impressive ability to look impassive and neutral during the harangues, both positive and negative, that were directed against her. I saw Sen. Kennedy's questioning. He has a courtly manner that managed to bring out her charm and humor...His questioning came right after that of Kamala Harris. This is kind of unfair to Harris, but you can't help thinking of how different are the lives of ACB and Harris and the different paths they chose to achieve success and distinction. Harris made the point that if ACB gets on the Supreme Court, lots of people, principally women and children of color, will die painful and unnecessary deaths. Lots more children will die in school shootings too. ACB looked impassive and respectful as Harris recited her indictment. Call it judicial temperament. It showed impressive composure. She wasn't like Kavanaugh who hot under the collar when the Senators accused him of being a drunken rapist

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Absolute Idiocy: Mazie Hirono Pretty Much Asked Amy Coney Barrett If She Raped Anyone

Democrats are a horror show.

Michael K said...

Blogger stevew said...
Suffered through a fair bit of Booker's interrogation.


I saw a bit of that. I wonder if he is adopted? His parents are very smart

Francisco D said...

Spiros said...Corey Booker asked Ms. Barrett if she "condemned White Supremacy."

It is the Leftist loyalty oath. It's not unlike BLM "protesters" demanding that diners raise the Black Power fist.

Beyond this election is the specter of maleducated children and malintentioned politicians turning our country into something that George Orwell warned us about.

Make Orwell Fiction Again

FWBuff said...

Sen. Harris said ‘undoubtably’ in her questioning.

The Godfather said...

I've really enjoyed watching ACB slam the ball over the net at the Democrat questioners, but I'd like to talk about something else. The BIG ISSUE is Roe v. Wade; that's what's really at stake here (sure and Casey, too). Ask yourself this: Suppose that in 1973 (47 years ago!) the Supreme Court had ruled that nothing in the Constitution prohibited States from regulating or even prohibiting abortions. Today, almost half a century later, most States would have laws that permit abortion under some circumstances, because political opinion would require them to do so. Politics would lead some States to allow abortions fairly freely, and other States might impose more stringent limits.

But what would not be the case is that the MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE in deciding who should sit on the Supreme Court is what the nominee believes about the "Constitutional Right to Abortion."

Mal said...

Kamala "questioning" Barrett is just about the most painful thing to watch:

https://youtu.be/j7hUb0uH6DM

Do. Not. Click.

Jon Burack said...

I wound up watching Kamala and thought to give up at that point. Fortunately, I kept going.

Having tasted of some of the hearings, the horrible (Kamala, Klobuhcar) as well as the sublime, I found Grassley good. However, VASTLY superior to all the rest of the ones I heard was Kennedy of Louisiana, with a close runner-up in Blackburn of Tennessee, both at the very end of the session. I have never seen as masterful and educational a Socratic dialogue as the one Kennedy conducted with ACB on originalism and textualism -- as well as on the absolutely vapid nonsense much of ACB's detractors on this committee tried to dump on her and trip her up with. What I loved was his down-home plain speaking which for the prejudiced may mask the impressive grasp of the issues he had to have to pulled of what he did.

And after seven hours or so, ACB's absolutely direct and to the point responses to every question from those two at that late time in the day proves what an astounding mind she does have. It is a great day for the republic that she will be on the Supreme Court.

n.n said...

"Corey Booker asked Ms. Barrett if she "condemned White Supremacy.""

What was the answer?


I reject diversity, certainly rabid diversity, and other class-based bigotry, in all of their colors.

Bunkypotatohead said...

If only we could get people like her into some of the elective positions in DC. It's so frustrating to see that our political "leaders" are essentially dumber than the average commenter to this blog.

Bay Area Guy said...

I hereby denounce white supremacy!

Now, go fuck yourself, Senator Spartacus.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Senator Booker I condemn all racism, not just the racists you don't like

Susan said...

I watch these things and wonder how our dear hostess would fare under this sort of scrutiny.

If nominated by a Democrat she would sail through the nomination process because her policy of cruel neutrality.

If nominated by a Republican, her every post would be scrutinized because of her policy of cruel neutrality. Neutrality is never allowed on the subject of progressive dogma.

However, our hostess would aquit herself very well. Of that I have no doubt. Unless she completely lost it while being questioned by such absolute morons.

I would understand how neutrality would only go so far when faced with such stupidity. Especially after years of experiencing it in the classroom.

GingerBeer said...

George Stephanopoulos must be horrified by the "...mansplaining going on..." at this hearing.

Todd said...

Mal said...

Kamala "questioning" Barrett is just about the most painful thing to watch:

https://youtu.be/j7hUb0uH6DM

Do. Not. Click.

10/13/20, 9:41 PM


Could not help myself...

Lucky for me I could skip ahead.

Out of the 31 minute video, she did not ask a question until about 10+ minutes in.

For someone that was a DA, she is not too bright. Her "gotcha" questions were just dumb. Also, don't you love when these mental midgets ask a question and then specifically say "just a yes or no answer". As Barrett correctly pointed out, she is under oath and if "just yes or no" does not properly answer the question, she can suffer consequences AND the MSM would jump all over it.

Harris is a walking ad for term limits and a qualification test for high office. She is mostly envious that Barrett didn't have to make it to the top on her knees.

stevew said...

One other thing that stood out for me when watching the Booker session: his presumed and desired judicial philosophy versus ACB's. Booker went to great lengths to say it is the judge's responsibility to focus on the outcome of judicial rulings, particularly negative outcomes, for people that would result from overturning laws such as Obamacare. She explained, several times, that judges are supposed to, obligated even, review the case as presented, read the law as written and in the context of the time it was passed, assess the application of any legal precedents, and determine if there is anything in the Constitution supporting or negating the law. Booker either didn't want to or didn't see the difference.

Left unsaid explicitly by ACB was this: if a law you like, Senator Booker, is struck down by the Court then you should write a better, constitutional, law. As a legislator you have that power.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

I love love love love Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz schools everyone what Citizens Untied was all about.

The left-wingers attempting to stomp on freedom of speech. Period.

Marc said...

Believe me, if Senator Merkley (of Portland) were on the Judiciary Committee he would be the most stupid member by far, so the Nation escapes that trial at least. He did a townhall meeting here in Eugene once and at one point spent ten minutes going on about 'Multnomah County this' and 'Multnomah County that' (Multnomah Co is Portland) until he eventually realised he was supposed to be saying 'Lane County'. And I will admit that he is nice.