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The Party of Trump, All the Way Down

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When Republican elites tell you what they are, believe them:

This metaphor brought to you by the print house organ of the Republican Establishment. What can you say?

Speaking of the Republican Establishment:

On Friday, Senator Susan Collins, in a 43-minute speech, announced she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. “He has been an exemplary public servant, judge, teacher, coach, husband, and father,” she said.

In a nauseating, long-winded speech, Collins stressed that Kavanaugh—despite all evidence to the contrary—has the “judicial temperament” to serve on the highest court of the land.

As for the future of abortion rights, Collins argued that Kavanaugh promised her that he would respect Roe v. Wade as settled precedent. This, despite her noting that precedent has been overturned in the past and Kavanaugh’s own writings on the issue. She then went on to call concerns over Kavanaugh’s record on abortion and other issues alarmist. (“Suffice it to say, prominent advocacy groups have been wrong,” she said.)

If Brett Kavanaugh turns out to be more reactionary than David Souter, she owes you a coke! And her treatment of Blasey Ford was the most revolting part of Collins’s cavalcade of disingenuous smarm.

Also speaking of the Republican establishment, I still want to hear from Anthony Kennedy about the undermining of American democracy about as much as I want to hear from Bernie Maddoff about the importance on integrity in your financial dealings.

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