The Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, started with two Democrat senators demanding a delay and recess, and with 10 protesters being escorted from the room. The hearing has gone downhill since then, and it has all been on TV.
Even a reporter from the liberal CNN, legal analyst Joan Biskupic, who has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years and is the author of several books on the judiciary, said she had "never seen such a disruption" at a hearing like today's. Are the Democrats having their “Senator Joe McCarthy” moment on TV with their disrespectful and antagonistic behavior?
On June 9, 1954, during the televised Army-McCarthy hearings, the Army's chief legal representative, Joseph Nye Welch, challenged Senator McCarthy’s right hand man, Roy Cohn, to provide the U.S. Attorney General, Herbert Brownell Jr., with a list of the 130 supposed Communists or subversives employed in defense plants. Senator McCarthy replied to Welch to check with a Boston attorney who had once belonged to the liberal National Lawyers' Guild.
Welch immediately responded, "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness ..." When McCarthy resumed his attack, Welch interrupted him and said, "Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
But when McCarthy continued his attack, Welch cut him off and demanded that the chairman "call the next witness". At that point, the gallery erupted in applause and a recess was called.
Thanks to television and radio, the American people heard and saw the exchange and Senator McCarthy never recovered politically from the incident. The fear he had created under the guise of defending the country was gone because the people saw firsthand his abuse of power.
Could the same thing happen to Democrats and liberal groups as people watch their immature and disruptive behavior during the Kavanaugh hearing?
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee chairman, began his opening remarks at 10:47 a.m. ET today, more than an hour after the hearing was scheduled to start because of the Democrats’ appeals to adjourn and protesters who repeatedly interrupted the proceedings. To rephrase Welch’s 1954 statement, “Have Democrats and liberals no shame?”
Since the entire proceedings and circus are reported by TV, radio, and the rest of the national media, we should wonder how the liberal media will report, explain, or defend this behavior? Can the liberal media successfully spin what people view and hear firsthand?
It is apparent that Democrats’ and liberals’ behavior at this hearing will impact on the 2018 midterm election in November. It is one more example of how Democrats and liberals seem to have lost their collective minds and sense of proper, civilized behavior…and it has been seen on national TV.
Democrat candidate for U.S. senate from Texas, Robert Francis (Beto) O’Rourke, has score a major campaign victory according to the state and local press for his answer and position on the NFL-national-anthem controversy.
On Friday, Aug. 10, at a town hall event in Houston, a man who identified himself as a veteran from a family of veterans told O’Rouke that he was offended by football players’ protests during the "Star-Spangled Banner". He asked if O'Rourke agreed.
O’Rouke answered, "My short answer is no, I don't think it's disrespectful. Reasonable people can disagree on this issue…let's begin there. And it makes them no less American for them to come down on a different conclusion."
He compared their protest to the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr., noting that the NFL players and other major sports figures were focusing public attention on “police brutality involving unarmed black men, women and children.”
The Democrats reached yet another level of outrageous behavior when Tennessee Democrat congressman Steve Cohen strongly implied that a military coup is needed to save the United States from President Donald Trump. Cong. Cohen’s comments are dangerous because they come from an elected official who has sworn to protect and uphold the Constitution.
Cohen tweeted on Monday, July 16, that America’s “military folks” need to take action against Trump following his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He asked why military people haven’t taken some action against the president and claimed Trump was in the hands of the enemy. “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Cohen wrote on Twitter, using language that seems to suggest a military coup.
Former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is going to the Iowa State Fair to prepare for a possible run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. He has been laying the ground work and is now starting to make the rounds to get public attention, and Republicans and conservative should be aware.
Castro, a darling of south Texas Democrats, has been running a PAC, writing a book, and building a grass-roots network. He has also been helping 2018 candidates around the country get elected to get their support later. For example, last Wednesday, Aug. 8, in San Antonio, Castro spoke at a SA city council meeting in favor of the city forcing private businesses to provide sick leave to their employees. This shows his support for extreme socialist policies.
The Quiet Texas Democrats - Democrats across the nation have become more obstructionists, un-American, and unhinged in their behavior, but Texas Democrats seem to be very quiet in their rhetoric and behavior. Perhaps they are running away or hiding from their crazed Party leaders and supporters as a strategy in conservative Texas.
While Democrat leaders in D.C. declared their opposition against anyone President Trump nominated before anyone was even nominated, most Texas Democrats have been measured in their comments. They are being quiet and careful.
Non-Texan Democrats have visited the ICE detention centers and demand the abolition of ICE. But Texas Democrats, even those who represent the border communities like Congressman Filemon Vela and Congressman Henry Cuellar, have been careful in their criticism of ICE and border enforcement.