I have given some thought to the comments I received on the previous post. In once sense, I do apologize. I shouldn't have discussed politics among friends.
I AM very political personally, but I usually keep that to some discussion boards dedicated to controversial subjects. And I would be wise to simply drop it now.
Well, who ever said I was wise? I do want to reply.
A commentor replied...
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice,” McConnell said in a statement released after Scalia’s death. “Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”.
And indeed many Republicans agreed. Some even said they should be quoted about that in the future if the situation came up again. It has. and they are reversing their positions for political convenience.
I don't care if a politician or individual is Republican or Democratic or Green or whatever in their views. We all have the right to our political views.
What I abhor is hypocrisy. If you support "A" today, you should support "A" tomorrow. Even if it is not convenient or beneficial. I do, and it is sometimes rather painful.
For example, Senator Mitt Romney declared that he supports Trump naming a new Supreme Court Justice now just weeks before the election. Well, he said the same thing when Obama wanted to name a Supreme Court Justice in an election year (though that was 10 months before). But that was basically consistent and honest.
The commentor also expressed (about the Kavanaugh Hearings) "If you don't think that was atrocious and vicious and senseless I don't know what I can say. I watch the hearings from gavel to gavel and it shames me how some people used politics and smearing lies on such a man with fine character."
The hearings focussed on contradictory statements made by Kavanough, not his character or "smearing lies".
Kananugh had written previously that “I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so.”
Yet he told the Senator hearings he considered Roe “settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court".
You can't say both. That was a hypocrisy.
My personal objections to Donald Trump are many. In an ordinary year, they would be about political views and programs. But he has gone beyond "political views and programs".
He has admitted he wants to become President-For Life. He is deliberately damaging voting systems by slowing down the US Mail and directing supporters to eliminate ballots, directing his supporters to vote once by mail and again at voting booths, suggesting armed supporters to intimidate voters, suggesting that he will not accept election results, and wants the courts and the Senate to overturn oting results.
The newest idea is that if he can delay voting results long enough, College Of Electors will be tossed out and State Legislatures will decide. Most of which are Republican-controlled. But that might cause even conservative Supreme Court Justices to gag.
That's why he wants a new Supreme Court Judge in place BEFORE Election Day. One more might go in his favor...
OK, I've said enough. But I felt a response was owed...