Politically Speaking – September 24, 2019
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is going through more injustice at the hands of the Democratic Party after the New York Times reported on yet another sexual allegation against him. The problem is the alleged victim has no memory of the incident and friends say she absolutely does not recall any sexual abuse by Kavanaugh. The New York Times was forced to walk back the story. They also deleted and apologized for the offensive tweet and story on Kavanaugh. But in the meantime, every major Democratic Presidential candidate called for his impeachment, even after the retraction and apology from the New York Times.
What I find the most disturbing is this has become the M.O. of the new Democratic Congress. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? What happened to justice?
Brett Kavanaugh and his family have gone through quite enough. In my opinion, this whole thing is insane. As a mother of sons, as a grandmother of grandsons, as a wife, as a friend to many men, I hate to imagine what it would be like if men we loved were wrongfully charged with these offenses as Kavanaugh has been.
But the fact remains, the Congressional Senate and House Democrats are like a dog with a bone. They won’t turn it loose until they beat it to death.
What is really the issue is the five to four balance in the Supreme Court. The Democrats and the media will do anything short of killing to make it four to four. So are the other four Republican-leaning candidates the next targets? Perhaps Chief Justice John Roberts? Only time will tell.
The bottom line is there are three branches of government: Executive, judicial and legislative. Today the legislative branch is so busy trying to control the other two branches’ authority that they aren’t getting anything done themselves.
Seems like 85 percent of Congress’ time is investigative and 15 percent is legislative. Maybe that’s why bills aren’t getting passed. They don’t have the time to work on them. They fail to realize this is what Americans hate. A do-nothing Congress with a less than 20 percent approval rating as reported by the Washington Times.
And who have they investigated since Trump was elected, besides our President who has been under constant investigation?
A partial list includes former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, former EPA Director Scott Pruitt, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Imagine that!
But, looking on the flip side, the number of Democratic leaders and officeholders that have been investigated since 2017 that I can find is ZERO.
On to National Security Advisor John Bolton, better known as the Hawk (war hawk). Trump’s potential war in Iran might have been Bolton’s undoing. It’s no secret that many believe that last week’s destruction of some of Saudi Arabia’s oil fields was at the hands of Iran in retaliation for U.S. sanctions to raise the cost of gas. The fact is Bolton, the former U.N. Ambassador under George W. Bush, wants to talk loudly and hit everything with a big stick. He would have been for immediate retaliation against Iran, where Trump is not so quick to chance war with Iran or anyone else.
In Bolton’s place, Trump named State Department official Robert O’Brien as National Security Advisor. This position does not require Senate confirmation. In selecting O’Brien, Trump said, “I have worked so long and hard with Robert. He will do a great job!” I hope that will be the case.
At presstime it was reported President Trump sent defensive support troops (primarily air and missile) to Saudi Arabia, sending a message to Iran.
Until next week.