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The Democrats Have Embarrassed Themselves

By Nick Hamilton | United States

Ever since Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, the Democrats in America have lost their cool. AntiFa, or the basement dwellers of America, has staged numerous violent protests over this past week around the nation. On Saturday, a mob of Democrats stormed the Supreme Court and tried to literally pry open the Supreme Court doors. We’ve never seen anything like it. The Democrats have become nothing short of an utter embarrassment.

In an interview on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee, urged the most un-American notion I’ve ever seen. She stressed that the Democrats cannot maintain civility with Republicans because they don’t represent their values. Not only that, but a former Attorney General under the Obama Administration, Eric Holder, said, “When they go low, we kick em.” This is frightening. Are we just going to meet everything we disagree with in this country with violence? Just imagine for a second that Donald Trump suggested that Republicans can’t remain civil with Democrats anymore because we disagree with them. The media would be all over the place on it. Now, if Trump said that, obviously I’d call him out on it, as would many other people, because it doesn’t truly represent American values. Why won’t the liberal media do the same when one of their members does it? That’s what we call hypocrisy at it’s finest.

However, the fun has just begun. On Wednesday night, the night before a key meeting between Kanye West and President Donald Trump, CNN’s Don Lemon (who was included in the Columbia Journalism Review’s list of “Worst Journalism” in 2014, you can view that entire list here) had a panel of guests on his show. They were discussing this meeting, and what came out of one of the anchor’s mouths what quite disturbing.

“He’s an attention whore, like the president. He’s all of a sudden now the model spokesperson. He’s the token negro of the Trump administration,” -CNN Contributor Tara Setmeyer

“Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read” -Former Congressman Bakari Sellers

This is where we’re at folks. The left, the party that claims to take a stand against racism and bigotry, the party that claims to be so “tolerant” decides to simultaneously throw out racial slurs to people who disagree with them. Sellers later put the clip on his Instagram and stated that he stood completely behind what he said on CNN. So the question has to be asked: Have the Democrats really changed that much since the 1960’s? Are the Democrats really this great party of acceptance and tolerance that they say they are? Does CNN have the moral right to really be calling anything racist from here on out? Keep in mind, their anchors pretended to have outrage when Trump made his Pocahontas joke at a ceremony, yet TWO of their contributors just decided to throw out a racial slur on live television.

While we’re on the subject of Don Lemon, how about those comments he made about Kanye’s mom Thursday night? He asserted in his show that Kanye’s mother was “rolling in her grave” concerning Kanye West’s meeting with the President. Seriously? We’re bringing people’s parents into this now? Why? Seriously, Don, only third graders make insensitive comments about people’s parents like that. However, it seems as if that may be an upgrade for CNN’s reporters.

To sum it all up, the left has had an embarrassing week. Actually, an embarrassing few weeks. All we’ve seen from them is their platform dying, which shouldn’t serve them well going into midterms in less than a month. I’ve stated before in an article how I feel about the Democrat running for Senate where I live, Beto O’Rourke, and quite frankly, he’s made even more of a fool out of himself since I wrote that article, saying that police officers are “the new Jim Crow” and that he would not have voted to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

Nevertheless, I firmly believe that Republicans will have a fantastic midterm season, and my prediction for midterms is that Republicans will maintain control of Congress, and, if anything, gain seats in the Senate. In North Dakota, you’ll definitely see the incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp get unseated. According to a poll conducted by Fox News, challenger Kevin Cramer was up 12 points, in a state where 62% of people approve of the job President Trump is doing. In Montana, we may see Jon Tester get unseated by challenger Matt Rosendale. Tester is holding slight leads in polls as of right now, with an average of 3 points. Perhaps the most important race in this midterm election season is the Missouri Senate election. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, and Josh Hawley, a Republican, are battling out one of the closest races this midterm season, with Hawley having an average lead in the polls of just .4 points. Many news organizations who have conducted polls on this race have found ties within this race, while some have found each candidate to be up by around three points. This race is an important one for the Republicans, and if the Republicans can win in Missouri, as well as in North Dakota and Montana, the Trump agenda and the Republican agenda will be looking very prominent for at least the next two years.

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Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court

By Atilla Sulker | United States

On Saturday, the Senate finally voted on and confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. The confirmation marks a historic turning point in the decision. The vote had been delayed since the Senate Judiciary Committee initially set September 20th as the date on which its members would vote. President Trump nominated Kavanaugh on July 9th, earlier this year.

The Senate was nearly equally divided on the vote, with 48 senators voting against Kavanaugh and 50 voting in his favor. This is certainly tighter than the 54–45 vote which occurred during Neil Gorsuch’s nomination.

Only one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, voted for Kavanaugh. Three Democrats joined the Republicans last year in voting for then-Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch’s confirmation. Senator Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican who did not vote in favor of Kavanaugh, instead voting “present”.

Around the beginning of the nomination process, Senator Rand Paul was seen as a possible swing vote among the other senators mentioned. Paul was concerned over Kavanaugh’s views on the Fourth Amendment but had later assured that after meeting with Kavanaugh, he had no more worries.

Trump immediately took to Twitter, stating: “I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court.”

The nomination process exemplifies a polarizing political landscape in America in which both sides no longer debate over ideology, but instead sling mud at each other. Personal attacks have become imminent, gradually undermining productive political discourse.

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The Kavanaugh Killing of Politics

By Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

The debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation has become the biggest case for political nihilism in 2018. The question of whether or not Kavanaugh should spend the rest of his life in the Supreme Court has turned into a game of political finger-pointing. Partisan lines now determine whether or not someone believes a rape accuser. The merits of Ford’s testimony do not define whether or not one thinks she is innocent. Rather, it is whether someone plans on voting Republican or Democrat come November that determines how much they believe Ford.

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Confirming Kavanaugh is Republicans’ Duty

Glenn Verasco | Thailand
I do not know who Casey Mattox is, but a June tweet of his popped up in my Twitter feed the other day:
I rate this a perfect tweet. It is both concise and evergreen.
The Supreme Court of the United States is supposed to be the clear third of three branches of the federal government. The Judicial Branch is not supposed to make laws or give orders of any kind. Courts are meant to determine the constitutional legality of disputed actions between individuals and groups. The legislature legislates, the executive executes, and the judiciary judges. It’s not a difficult concept. Unfortunately, bad-faith reading of the Constitution has resulted in a politicized court system in which many actually make the ridiculous argument that judges should conjecture what the consequences of a law will be, instead of simply reading the law itself, and rule based on those assumptions. SCOTUS Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor do not even try to hide their use of this method when writing decisions from the bench. As outraged as everyone should be with the state of liberal jurisprudence, Brett Kavanaugh is not my ideal Supreme Court justice either. As Judge Napolitano has eloquently explained, Kavanaugh’s understanding of the 4th Amendment is wrongheaded and dangerous. If this were the case being made against Kavanaugh, I would be all ears. Instead of criticizing the processes and actions of the federal government based on constitutionality, philosophy, and the individual human rights the United States of America was founded upon, hazy memories from many decades ago, that have conveniently resurfaced exclusively in their owners’ minds only as Kavanaugh’s illustrious career is set to culminate in the highest court in the land, are being used to railroad his confirmation. The accusations made against Kavanaugh are unverifiable and uncorroborated within themselves. They are also immaterial to the situation at hand. As someone who generally disagrees with but respects Ronan Farrow, I am shocked and disappointed that he agreed to publish something as salacious, hazy, and irrelevant as his September 24th story. Its publishing undermines the credibility of actual sexual assault victims and needlessly politicizes the #MeToo movement which the entire country, albeit to varying degrees, is generally supportive of. The point of view of the Democrats regarding this matter deserves no consideration from honest and thoughtful people. They decided to vote against Kavanaugh as soon as he was nominated and almost entirely forewent asking relevant questions during his confirmation hearings. Instead, they delayed the process on the basis of arcane technicalities and focused on creating sound bites and video clips throughout the duration of an agonizing and embarrassing process. They have since done their best to capitalize on allegations against Kavanaugh to delay his confirmation even further, certainly hoping that they can run out the clock through midterm elections or at least keep Kavanaugh from being confirmed before the Supreme Court begins their October session. GOP Senators now have a choice. They can allow the media and opposing political party to bully and shame them into submission, or they can grow a pair by taking a stand against a ballooning culture of hyperbole and hysteria. The GOP Senators will set a historical precedent either way. The former choice would make it clear that loosely-characterized sexual assault allegations from decades ago are a political weapon they will not fight back against. This will be the end of the current GOP and likely the end of textualist jurisprudence in the Supreme Court for decades. The latter choice would promote the dignity of the accused and take the wind out of bad-faith political actors’ sails, at least for the time being. I am not a Republican and have never voted for a Republican. I registered as a Democrat when I first became eligible to vote and will officially become a member of the Libertarian Party in 2019. If GOP Senators cave, they can bet that more and more of their constituents will join me in the LP or simply stay home and laugh as Democrats wipe the floor with them in November.


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Political Extremism: Kavanaugh Accusations

By Fritz Stephey | United States

When word filtered out in the news earlier this week that an anonymous letter was submitted to Senator Dianne Feinstein making allegations that a younger Brett Kavanaugh (when he was somewhere around age 17) had committed a rather vile act of sexual assault, I am honestly upset about my first thought on the matter.

I thought, “Well isn’t this convenient.”

I should have never thought that because that is a little more than belittling and demeaning to the accuser. Regardless of some of the extreme lengths we have seen during the Kavanaugh hearings, mostly from what I can tell were people wanting their 15-seconds of “Blue Wave 2018” fame, I should not be so pre-judgmental about a severe allegation.

It takes a lot to say that, in this day and age. People often do not come out and say “I was wrong.” We’ve seen that filter down from multiple politicians, pop culture icons, and even the average person who is convicted and sentenced to prison for a heinous crime.

Granted, I never tweeted that thought out, nor posted it on social media. I try to think twice about the initial response I have to one line of information before doing that anymore. My initial Twitter statement came after Christine Blasey Ford revealed herself to be the anonymous source: