Progressive Judge Legislates from the Bench

from IBD:

Anti-Trump, Far-Left California Judge Shows Why Judicial Nominations Matter

A federal judge in — where else? — California has ruled that the U.S. can’t send temporary refugees back to their countries because, basically, he doesn’t like President Trump. In doing so, he’s shown why both elections and judicial nominations matter.

Federal Judge Edward M. Chen is a classic President Obama appointee to the bench. A legal leftist from the University of California, Berkeley, his first years in practice were spent as a staff lawyer for the ACLU.

His credentials from then on out remained impeccably progressive, all the way until Obama named him to the federal bench.

This week, Chen ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to return 262,000 people back to Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Sudan who were here under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was somehow illegitimate because, in Chen’s opinion, Trump is racist. read more

We Were Warned of Murkowski Betrayal and Did Nothing

from Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review:

Complacent conservatives should learn the Murkowski lesson

Lisa Murkowski

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If we are so busy “owning the libs” that we ignore the libs festering within our own ranks to the point where “our party” agrees with 90 percent of what the libs want, isn’t it time we focused on cleaning our own house?

The biggest news of the day outside the Kavanaugh cloture vote in the Senate is that one Republican, Lisa Murkowski from the solid red state of Alaska, voted against him. Suddenly, conservative commentators, writers, fund-raisers, and noisemakers are appalled by her behavior and reminiscing about the 2010 primary, when Joe Miller successfully wrestled the GOP nomination away from Murkowski, only to lose to her in a write-in bid for the general election. Some have focused on GOP establishment figures helping Murkowski behind the scenes to win in the general election. But what everyone seems to miss is that there was another challenge in 2016, after six more years of betrayals from Murkowski, including voting for almost all of Obama’s judicial nominees. The fact that so many of these “professional” activists don’t even recall that election is itself problematic. read more

Liberal Commenter Insists the Left is NOT Out to Destroy Kavanaugh – Part Two

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The following is part two of a very lengthy comment someone sent me to a recent World Net Daily article I wrote.

I will not recap part one, although you may review it here.

Once again, my responses to the commenter are indented.

Commenter: Kavanaugh’s conservative views on abortion are not the only reason why the Democrats oppose him. He is an opponent of gay rights and a corporate shill who supports corporate greed over the rights of individual Americans.

Actually I’ve heard Kavanaugh speak of the Bill of Rights – of which he is a supporter. You know the Bill of Rights, which rather nicely delineates the rights of all Americans equally. It is the left who in fact specifies that we need special rights for “special” people or groups.

And yes, he supports corporate greed, as you put it, because he believes, like our silly Founding Fathers, that government should have little authority to regulate business … to death. read more

Liberal Commenter Insists the Left is NOT Out to Destroy Kavanaugh – Part One

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yesterday, I received a rather lengthy rebuttal to my World Net Daily Article entitled:
Religion Drives the Desire to Destroy Kavanaugh.”

It was comprehensive and quite revealing of the thinking of the left. So much so, that I thought I would post it, anonymously, as well as my responses to several of the commenter’s (talking) points.

Unfortunately, as it is so long, I must break it up into at least two, maybe more parts.

My responses are indented.

The commenter writes: “Sir: No one has set out to “destroy” Brett Kavanaugh. However, the accusations against him seem quite creditable. Only he knows whether he actually attempted to assault Dr. Ford sexually over 30 years ago. And Dr. Ford, unless her memory has been faulty.”

On this, we will have to agree to disagree. From everything I’ve heard, seen, and read, all there are are baseless accusations and convenient “memory” lapses from every accuser. Not a single person has come forth regarding any of them to corroborate the women’s stories. That is rather far-fetched, even with so much time past. And with a lack of any evidence or corroboration, any reasonable person must default to a presumption of innocence – in court or in life. read more

Religion Drives the Desire to Destroy Kavanaugh

I did not watch but did listen to some of the Thursday Senate hearing circus sideshow. Frankly, it’s worse than that – much worse. It could be the new season of FX Network’s series “American Horror Story.”

I say this not for just Brett Kavanaugh, but for all of us. What we see playing out on national television and internet streaming is an American Horror Story, as this tragic scenario can now be perpetrated upon any man the radical left disagrees with.

Kavanaugh is being called a predator – but I believe it’s high time for the gloves to come off and call these women, these accusers, what they really are. In fact they are the predators, not Judge Kavanaugh.

And if this stunt these false accusers are attempting to collectively pull off was not their idea, then they should be called something else, and deservedly so. That something else is prostitute, and the politicians, the media and leftist special-interest gangs are the pimps. read more

Video Podcast – Lindsey Graham Doesn’t Fall for Leftist Gotcha Setup

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Senator Lindsey Graham didn’t take the bait from a leftist activist who approached him.

She told him she was raped over a decade ago, didn’t remember the exact date, but asked if Senator Graham believed her anyway.

This was a setup by a leftist plant to evoke a reaction. It would then be used as ammunition to further attack Graham. Thankfully the Senator did not take the bait.

But these are the tactics of today’s despicable left. read more

No Matter the Outcome of the Kavanaugh Confirmation, the Dems Got What they Wanted

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Man am I getting tired of write and talking about Senate confirmation hearings, Brett Kavanaugh, and phony witnesses. But as I stated before, this saga is sucking the oxygen out of most everything else happening.

And – Yeah, I said it! In case you missed it, I’ll say it again! Phony witnesses.

At one point, just a few days ago, I thought that Ms. Ford might be telling the truth about being attacked at a party when she was a teenager. Not by Kavanaugh. I never believed that, but I thought she may have been traumatized by someone decades ago.

But now that it has turned entirely into a circus complete with a clown, played by smarmy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, I frankly don’t believe any of them, and won’t, even if the Queen Mother recalls being attacked by the judge.

This is sadly what the dems wanted. From the start, they’ve desired to make this process so painful that Kavanaugh would never go the distance. Unfortunately it looks like they chose the wrong guy to attempt to Bork. read more

If I were a Cynic, I Might not Believe the Kavanaugh Accuser

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I can’t believe I’m once again writing about this nonsense regarding judge Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blazey-Ford. But the situation has become so convoluted and so chaotic that it’s taken the air out of most everything else political.

I’m trying not to become cynical, but the more we learn, or don’t learn, the more suspicious this and she becomes.

Let me say that I have no idea what happened, or didn’t. And the fact is, unless someone comes forward and confesses, it can never be determined that the incident, as she described, happened at all, much less that Kavanaugh was the attacker.

The only thing I am sure of is that this is the chaos the democrats hoped for and thrive on.

I’ve listened to many women call in to various programs over the past few days, describing, in vivid detail, what had happened to them many decades earlier. There is a common thread which runs through all these assault victims’ stories. They remember every detail – the who, the when, the what, the how, the where – everything. read more

Video Podcast – Trump Worse than Hitler – Gay Federal Reserve – Feinstein October Surprise

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

An establishment Republican “strategist” went on MSNBC to decry president Trump by basically saying that if he had a time machine, he would rather travel back and change Trump rather than stop Adolf Hitler.

The Federal Reserve now has its first openly gay female bank head. Hooray for the Fed!

Senator Diane Feinstein is attempting to “October Surprise” Trump’s supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with a letter accusing him of sexual misconduct in high school. Better late than never, eh Di-Fi. read more

Defunct Ringling Bros. Circus Finds a New Home at the Senate Hearings

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yes, there were Elephants and Donkeys and an over abundance of clowns. And although I didn’t see a bearded lady, she may have been in the audience with the other rabble-rousers. However, today the bearded lady would more likely be classified as transgender – Grizzly Adams in a dress.

Those viewing this train wreck will learn little about supreme Court Candidate Brett Kavanaugh, beyond that he is the second coming of Darth Vader. The democrats will see to that. In other words this is an entirely scripted event, right down to the radical leftist protestors.

From what I understand, there was/is a long line of loud obnoxious protesters standing in the hallway adjacent to the hearing chamber just waiting for their turn to gain entrance and disrupt the supposed proceedings. When one gets hauled away, there is another to take their place. And all orchestrated by desperate democrats.

And I don’t know this for sure, but I’ll wager that some, if not all are paid protesters – bought and paid for by the usual suspects like, whom else but George Soros, through one of his many Open Society shell organizations. read more