I don’t really like to comment publicly on abortion because I’m one of those evil, horrible people who thinks it should come down to the question of personhood and that abortion should ultimately be unregulated and de-stigmatized.
But something to think about: Suppose this is a coordinated troll on the part of the GOP designed to force the Supreme Court to rule on the question of at what point a fetus “should” be protected?
What these state legislatures are doing has the potential to greatly damage the GOP on the national level. And the GOP knows this. Bad Orange Man knows this.
So, yeah, I think they are trying to establish national abortion criteria that can’t be overturned by the whims of partisan legislatures.
I think it’ll come down to a ban on aborting “viable” fetuses, but how viability is ultimately defined (In terms of gestation? What if it’s an anencephalic or otherwise unable to survive outside the womb? What about quality of life considerations?) will likely become a separate battle altogether.
All right, everyone — listen up, because an astonishing number of you don’t seem to understand the overwhelming support behind Brett Kavanaugh, or how the SCOTUS confirmation process even works.
The President can nominate whomever he damn well pleases, and it’s up to the Senate whether or not to confirm. There isn’t an ideological litmus test, and it doesn’t matter how “mainstream” a nominee is, because the Supreme Court does not exist to represent YOUR interests OR mine. The only “interests” it represents are those of the United States Constitution. (Worth noting: Brett Kavanaugh is an utter caricature of Middle America.)
The only relevant concern is whether the nominee is capable of doing the job.
Think he lacks the experience to fill a seat? Fine. Think he doesn’t understand the Constitution, or how to properly apply it? That’s fine too. Have concerns about the candidate’s ethics, or do you otherwise question whether he can and will remain objective in his rulings? Then certainly, Senator, you should vote ‘no’.
But please, all of you screaming your heads off about Roe v. Wade — shut the fuck up already. You don’t actually believe Trump can be pressured into nominating someone who supports abortion; you’re just looking for an excuse to bitch about Trump.
If you had any serious concerns about Kavanaugh’s confirmation, you belonged taking them to your senator — not taking to the streets like savages or whining about it on social media.
(To anyone who contacted their senator’s office and THEN whined: 👍 But I hope they had the good sense to ignore you unless you actually had something constructive to say.)
I’m tired of all the mischaracterizations of Kavanaugh supporters, and of people reframing the issues around irrelevant topics instead of challenging our arguments directly.
This was NEVER about abortion — not for us. It was never about politics — not for us — and if you think this was a right-wing movement, you’re living in an echo chamber.
Standing With Brett was never about wanting him confirmed. It was never about the Patriot Act, or about Donald Trump, or the myth of male privilege, and we aren’t the ones seeking to politicize sexual assault.
Standing With Brett boiled down to three things:
(1) Upholding the integrity of the judicial nomination process.
(2) A reaffirmation of due process.
(3) A rejection of the #metoo movement and its underlying feminist ideology.
No matter where any one of us happens to stand politically, THESE were the three things we held in common.
Because he’s just that much of a badass. Can’t take full credit for these, because someone else did the shopping for me. (Kind soul!)
Things of beauty, are they not?
Glad you approve, sugar tits. 😘
Am I the only one who seems to recall that SCOTUS justices are not popularly elected? I mean, Brett Kavanaugh certainly wouldn’t have been my pick, but all of these arguments about whether he represents the interests of one group or another are patently absurd. He’s a member of the judiciary — soon to be one of the highest judges in the land. The only interests he represents are those of our Constitution.
A constructionist? Who, me? Finally, you’re catching on. 👌 But lest I find myself accused of being a conservative, here is some Internet proof to the contrary:
Dear Senator Graham:
I am neither a Republican nor a Conservative, and I disagree with you on a number of issues, including abortion. But damn, do we need more guys like you in politics! In truth, I would sooner see you in the White House than the Senate.
I was never particularly thrilled with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, though I realized that we as a nation could do far worse. Nevertheless, I and many others who felt the same have stood by him throughout these vicious, Neo-Stalinist attacks, and this point, I fear that failing to confirm Brett would present a crushing blow to the very framework of our society and the classical liberal values upon which it is based. The Constitution is more than a piece of paper, and if it burns, so do we.
Brett Kavanaugh has become a symbol to all of us who are sick to death of being oppressed (yes, oppressed) by the Regressive Left and the Marxist-Feminists indoctrinating them on college campuses. We are tired of their racism, their sexism, their caste system, and all the other forms of bigotry they have weaponized against us in their bid to seize power and convert America into the next soviet socialist republic.
That they scream the loudest, and that their screams are repackaged as “mainstream” by the left-wing media does not mean they speak for the majority of Americans. Most of us are simply too intimidated to stand up to them for fear of losing our friends, our jobs, and our reputations.
Which is why it is imperative we find someone like you to represent us.
The only way to fight their evil ideas is to confront them with better ones. Every inch you give in the name of “sensitivity” or “political correctness” is two more that they will take. I was involved with radical feminism in my late teens, so I have seen firsthand where their agenda lies. For a glimpse, you need look no further than Georgetown University’s Christine Fair.
Please keep fighting for Brett Kavanaugh, and please do not disregard my warnings about the Regressive Left.
(a pro-choice atheist and disabled single mother who supports gay marriage)
I would just like to point out that supporting a Lindsey Graham presidential run would not be inconsistent with supporting abortion rights and gay marriage, as the President has zero Constitutional authority to overturn either.
Which is not to say that I would vote for Lindsey Graham while he remains complicit in the systematic persecution of doctors who treat pain. Throw the abusers in prison for all I care (no, not really), but stay the fuck away from my healthcare.