John Oliver asks all the right questions. For example, why are the Republicans so desperate to put Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court? Couldn’t they find someone who is a little less of an asshole?
The interesting thing to me when I watch video of Kavanaugh is that he seems to be acting. I don’t get any feeling that he actually believes much of anything he is saying. He went from appearing on Fox News pretending to be a meek and innocent choir boy, to being spitting angry and insulting to senators (well, at least Democratic ones). I get the sense that he is just doing and saying what he has been told to do and say. It doesn’t matter if his marching orders are coming from the Federalist Society or from Donald Trump, he will be a good little conservative soldier doing their bidding (almost certainly including making sure that Donald Trump never has to answer for any crimes he may have committed).
If you don’t believe me, go back to Kavanaugh’s bizarre acceptance speech when he was nominated to the court. The first thing he said was this: “No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination.” That is absolutely unbelievable. Trump (who never vets anyone very well) picked Kavanaugh from a list given to him by the Federalist Society. And even if it were true, why would Kavanaugh say something like this, unless it was to let Donald Trump know that he would do anything to please his masters?
And there were numerous lies and refusing to answer direct questions during Kavanaugh’s questioning by the Senate committee this week.
It seems like Kavanaugh was always this way, all the way back to when he was in high school, drinking hard (even though it was illegal) to prove that he was cool. Or bragging about his sexual conquests, even though he how claims he never had sex, even during college. Seriously?
If Americans buy this crap, they are bigger suckers than anyone thought.
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