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    Post  sinister_midget on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:38 am


    If Brett Kavanaugh were a hard Trumpian nominee, you could at least spin the feckless cowardice of Senator Flake, Senator Murkowski and the rest of the part-time Republicans as revenge on Trump or, at least, a rejection of an extremist nominee.

    Kavanaugh was picked by Justice Kennedy. A fairly reliable swing vote. George W. Bush is out there making phone calls for him.

    Senator Graham unleashed wrath and fury on Senate Democrats, whom he normally cultivates, precisely because picking Kavanaugh was a form of outreach to the Bush wing of the party, the self-proclaimed moderates and the liberals.

    It wasn't just that the Democrats used every dirty trick in the book to go after Kavanaugh. It's that the liberal Republicans who were supposed to have his back abandoned him. Not all of them. Graham is fighting. But Jeff Flake once again flaked.

    The less said about Kasich the better.

    This isn't principled opposition. It's cowardice. It's the Senate Never Trumpers showing that they have no allegiances, just a groveling fear of the media and the lefty political establishment. It's that they care about the opinions of anyone and everyone except their voters.

    Selling out Trump is one thing. It will be a cold day in hell when Flake doesn't sell out his own party's president to curry favor with CNN. But Senate RINOs are selling out party unity over a candidate backed by their side of the party. 

    Not only won't they stand up for Trump, or for conservatives, but they won't even stand up for themselves.

    It's only about party to win elections in the eyes of the Flakes, Collinses, Murkowskis, and even the formerly non-room-temperature John McStain. It's about party to get seats on committees and (for some) to be quoted by the fake media. When it's not election and committee appointment time, it's about party when it comes to sticking a thumb in the eye of the party. But when it comes to the real brass tacks, like representing voters or doing work that's good for the country or serving in a job of service rather than forcing your will on the nation, party affiliation has no place in their lives.

    They don't make the messes we have alone. But they're the enablers. We expect the left to be leftist. We don't - or shouldn't have to - expect those who pretend to be on the side we believe in to work against us and make our enemies more powerful.

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