I have long had a deep contempt for senator Lindsey Graham. He is like the late John McCain, an extreme warmonger who pretends to be an independent person but when it comes to actions is an utterly dependable, extreme rightwing Republican party apparatchik. He is matched only by former senator Joe Lieberman in the ability to get favorable media attention by uttering sanctimonious pieties while advancing odious policies. No wonder the three of them were such close friends.
True to form, he has said that it does not matter what happens at the senate judiciary hearings on the charges brought by Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he will vote in favor of him. In giving his reasons why, he invokes legalities but in the process reveals the extreme sense of entitlement such people have.
“You can’t bring it in a criminal court, you would never sue civilly, you couldn’t even get a warrant,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace. “What am I supposed to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy’s life based on an accusation? I don’t know when it happened, I don’t know where it happened, and everybody named in regard to being there said it didn’t happen.”
Ruin his life? Graham is willing to risk placing a sexual abuser and attempted rapist on the nation’s highest court because to not do so would ‘ruin his life’? Kavanaugh is in no danger of going to prison. If he does not become a Supreme Court judge, he will still have a lifetime appointment to the Appeals Court. But for the people who belong to the entitled class, not getting their way is to be ruined.
You are, of course, correct.
I have no doubt, however, that—barring hundreds of thousands on the capital steps expressing their determination to vote every one of the bastards out of office—Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Shame has nothing on power and wealth.
Marcus Ranum says
Weasels aren’t so bad…
@Marcus, No. 2
Relative to the average congresscritter, you’re absolutely right. 🙂
No one goes through as many pearls as Lindsey.
deepak shetty says
Because of course the victim is lying slut whose life deserves to be ruined. They never ever ever care about the victims.
Rob Grigjanis says
Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines. That was a sign in my office years ago, aimed at managers.