Political perspicacity

And, of course, there was the approval of Brett Kavanaugh. Even if he never committed a crime, that a person so deeply misogynist could be confirmed as a member of the US Supreme Court on the basis of a strictly partisan vote shows a break down in all the norms of decency that underpin representative democracy as the price of loyalty to a party that has lost touch with the most basic of respect for large parts of the population, and women in particular.

What is depressing is that this does not even seem like an accident. It appears very deliberate. And that to me stinks.

But it also suggests something else: it suggests that breakdowns such as this, grim as they are, can and, I think will, be the catalyst for the changes that are coming closer.

Of course I can misread mood, and I am under no illusion about the fact that the Republicans and populists in general have significant support, but what I think will happen is that a moment will arrive when anger will spillover and people will simply declare that they have had enough of being abused.

There is a chance that will be brutally suppressed.

Entirely missing why Trump/Brexit happened, which was “a break down in all the norms of decency that underpin representative democracy as the price of loyalty to a party that has lost touch with the most basic of respect for large parts of the population”. You know, the progressives deriding 90% of the population as hicks and rubes?

48 comments on “Political perspicacity

  1. “Even if he never committed a crime, that a person so deeply misogynist could be confirmed as a member of the US Supreme Court…”

    Now even being falsely accused of a crime that you didn’t do is enough to be branded a misogynist.

  2. Indeed, Mal. It seems the accusation is sufficient proof by itself.

    Now, where have we heard that before? Take your pick…

  3. a moment will arrive when anger will spillover and people will simply declare that they have had enough of being abused and will vote for Trump, Brexit or some other “populist” option.

  4. “a person so deeply misogynist”: eh? He seemed to me to be a bog-standard member of the Swamp, specifically its Republican wing. A dull dog, I’d think.

    But instead of interrogating him properly the Dems went for the delusions-and-lies option. Twats.

  5. a person so deeply misogynist

    He provides sufficient evidence for this statement, yes?

    There is a chance that will be brutally suppressed

    You can often determine the Left’s deepest fantasies by what they claim will happen.

    Anyway, given that the Tuber has, on at least two occasions, made bizarre claims of handbags being useless fripperies, I reckon Kavanaugh is less of a misogynist than Murphy.

  6. Unfortunately some even more overt overtures being made by the rotund Prof to the SNP in his recent blog comments and hints he might even want to settle up here and dispense his economics wisdom to us thick Jocks.

    Might even be worth me investigating that permanent move to Norfolk.

  7. So a man who claimed he was inspired by his mother who was herself a judge and has a record of supporting women in the legal profession in part because of that female inspiration and is the first supreme justice to have an all female team of law clerks (very prestigious position) is a misogynist?
    I agree he looks like a standard swamp dweller and was the party choice, so I wonder what Trump got out of the deal?

  8. BniC.
    Trump appointed an establishment republican, with an impeccable personal record who had been vetted six times for previous appointments. Thus getting support from establishment republicans.
    As a bonus the dems decided on an all out character assassination attempt which failed in its purpose (hence the choice of a candidate with an impeccable personal record over others with other assets) and riled up all republicans. Their chances in the midterms appear to be correspondingly improved.
    Of course Trump couldn’t have known what the opposition would do, but given their past it was a good bet.

  9. ” . . . on the basis of a strictly-partisan vote . . . . ”

    Patently untrue. On the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, one Democrat voted in favour, and one Republican abstained (voted ‘present’.)

    Is there any matter of fact he can’t get wrong?

    llater,

    llamas

  10. I recall that one of the suggested shortlist was a woman, would have been interesting to see what they would have done to go after her.
    Given it was reported she’s a catholic with a few kids there would likely have been a complete meltdown

  11. Indeed BniC, I suspect she’s being saved up to replace Ginsberg. Got to maintain gender balance you know.

  12. @Noel Soper

    I see that Murphy has denied that his comments were sexist. “Quite the opposite”, he now claims. It was all a media invention. Presumably so was Ellie Mae’s statement. Including her saying that he apologised to her. Never happened says Murphy now.

    If Ellie Mae O’Hagan is the Ellie Mae O’Hagan who is a freelance journalist with her own twitter account, I think Murphy’s version of events should be put to her. Anyone on Twitter?

  13. Even if he never committed a crime, that a person so deeply misogynist could be confirmed as a member of the US Supreme Court on the basis of a strictly partisan vote shows a break down in all the norms of decency that underpin representative democracy as the price of loyalty to a party that has lost touch with the most basic of respect for large parts of the population, and women in particular.

    Good to see Murphy knows as much about politics as he does about economics, taxation and accounting.

    The vote wasn’t along strict partisan lines. One Democratic senator (Manchin of West Virginia) voted to confirm.

    Good job, Ritchie. You’re still the dumbest motherfucker on the block.

  14. I recall that one of the suggested shortlist was a woman, would have been interesting to see what they would have done to go after her. Given it was reported she’s a catholic with a few kids there would likely have been a complete meltdown.

    Oh course they would have gone after her. They’d have gone after Jesus himself if he’d been nominated.

    When several conservative Republican senators asked President Trump why he was nominating Brett Kavanaugh, when Kavanaugh wasn’t really anyone’s first choice, he replied “He’s the one we know.”

    Donald Trump knew what was coming, so he picked the guy who had been the subject of 6 FBI background checks dating back to the days of George W. Bush and whose record was as clean as a whistle. Trump knew what was coming…

    Just because Washington Establishment types sometimes act better (and by that I mean ‘in a more socially acceptable manner’) than Donald Trump doesn’t mean they actually are better than Donald Trump.

    Maybe Trump is a scumbag, but one of the things that makes him so formidable is the fact that he never forgets that most, if not all, of the Washington Establishment is as well.

  15. “They’d have gone after Jesus himself if he’d been nominated.”

    Jesus has pulled out of politics. He’s playing professional golf under the pseudonym ‘Tommy Fleetwood’.

  16. Rob said:
    “the Tuber has, on at least two occasions, made bizarre claims of handbags being useless fripperies”

    Wasn’t that when he was separating from his second wife? I did wonder whether his objection to the cost of handbags was connected with the maintenance negotiations?

  17. To my mind, this shows the folly of supposing that democratic control of everything is necessarily a good thing.

  18. Wasn’t that when he was separating from his second wife? I did wonder whether his objection to the cost of handbags was connected with the maintenance negotiations?

    I don’t know when that was, but his comments were the standard rant about useless conspicuous consumption VICH MUST BE TAXED JA and on two occasions that I remember handbags were mentioned as examples (and not in a long list). Seems a bit fucking sexist to me.

  19. I’ll bet 100s if not 1000s of Dem lawyers and activists have been through every judgement, opinion, dissent, learned article and speech that Kavanugh ever put his name to and not one example of misogyny has been found. Yet at the last minute the process is inundated with accusations from 30+ years ago that just have to be believed.

    I’m not sure I like the guy but was glad he got nominated, you can’t derail a process because of feelz.

  20. It’s interesting, though, to observe how much the modern Left is motivated by class and race hatred.

    The Guardian’s Brexit coverage, for example, often devolves into the sort of bitter vituperation about the white working classes that would get you arrested if you replaced the word “gammon” with “Muslim”.

    Over in the US of States, the Left’s inability to destroy Brett Kavanaugh with ham-fisted rape claims has provoked the New York Times to descend to the sort of raw, atavistic race-hate last seen with the murder of Tsar Nichols and his family, informing us that white women are “gender traitors” who are in a sinister “blood pact” with that Eternal Kulak, the white man.

    What happens to a society when it’s no longer possible to reach a reasonable compromise with the other side?

  21. “But instead of interrogating him properly the Dems went for the delusions-and-lies option. Twats.”

    Exactly correct.

    The Dems now say they will impeach Kav when they are elected.

    If Gamecock were president, he’d have a press conference where he would show Dems making this claim.

    “Therefore, I am asking Congress to impeach Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. If the Dems want to play this shit, we can play it too.”

  22. by’eck Richie is a fan of HRC and subscribes to the revolution narrative that’s emerging eh?

    I see HRC’s on tour and trying to whip up assorted sentiment

    Hillary Clinton rejects calls for civility in an interview with @CNN:

    “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for”

    – and goes on to attack the Tories in Oxford yesterday…

    I wonder if Tony & Cherie might do a New Labour revival tour along the lines of the Hil & Bill Roadshow that’s setting out across the USA soon – will Open Society buy + fill the seats?

    It’s billed as “An Evening with The Clintons”

  23. Ho Ho.

    Murphy is now claiming he apologised to Ellie Mae O’Hagan even those he is also claiming that his remarks were actually the opposite of sexist.

    He reveals what a cunt he is even when he controls the arena he talks in.

    There was one of those murder crime programmes on last night where the accused had done everything to prove his guilt short of wearing a T-Shirt with “it was me what did it” printed on it. Yet he took the stand and tried to argue against every damning bit of evidence against him. The cop they interviewed said the accused genuinely believed he was smarter than everyone else and could talk his way out of it, when he was in fact just dumb. That seems to be Murphy’s psychology. He genuinely believes that the shyte he spouts is convincing and clever rhetoric.

  24. To be a bit of a pendant, I think the USA isn’t a representative democracy, it’s a constitutional republic. So I’m sure we can get Murphy on a technicality.

  25. The Guardian’s Brexit coverage, for example, often devolves into the sort of bitter vituperation about the white working classes that would get you arrested if you replaced the word “gammon” with “Muslim”.

    It would get you arrested if it came from the mouth of a Tory MP, with or without the word replacement. The “party of the working class” clearly and publicly despises the working class, or at least the white English part, yet never gets called out on it.

    But, as has been said elsewhere, this is what happens when you have possession of the Megaphone.

  26. Oh course they would have gone after her. They’d have gone after Jesus himself if he’d been nominated.

    But they wouldn’t have gone after Mohammed, even though he was “deeply misogynist” (sic), as well as having a few other character flaws.

  27. And an astronaut who quoted Churchill attacked for representing a ‘racist’ who committed ‘atrocities’
    Now I well remember the intense hatred my grandfather and others had over him sending in the troops to break up a miners strike, but even he would, grudgingly, acknowledge his overall contribution

  28. Shouldn’t Murphy be careful. You can call a public figure in the US whatever you want and be fine.

    Be Murphy’s not in the US. He claims to be staying facts way in advance of evidence and Ford would be crushed (as in end up in jail) in a court case.

    In jail because her accounts are all different.

  29. “I see HRC’s on tour and trying to whip up assorted sentiment

    Hillary Clinton rejects calls for civility in an interview with @CNN:

    “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for”

    I wouldn’t worry about Hillary; that bitch will be in Gitmo before long….

  30. These people have been part of The Establishment for so long, few of them are accepting there’s a change in the air that has to be seriously addressed.

    It’s like black cab drivers with Uber. They really seem to think they can win a war against a technology that is crushing them. The lefties likewise assume everything is broken because of Trump and Brexit, when really, it’s just the system changing, The internet allows a whole load of opinions to spread that didn’t in the old world.

  31. I looked up BK on Wikipedia to see how many times the misogynist had been divorced, only to find that the article had been written by a Clinton SPAD.

    If you don’t hire women employees, you’re a misogynist. If you do hire women, you only do it so you can rape them.

    As ever with the left, it doesn’t matter what you do or say, it’s who you are.

    So, leaving aside the hiring of women as proof that clears him of the misogyny charge, because it only shows that he’s a rapist, I do find it strange that someone is convicted of misogyny by a man who has had two women leave him while BK’s score is 0.

  32. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for”

    If only the Republicans had been saying this for the past decade.

    BoM4:

    The internet allows a whole load of opinions to spread that didn’t in the old world.

    Not for much longer.

  33. @Pat:

    ” Of course Trump couldn’t have known what the opposition would do, but given their past it was a good bet.”

    Never bet against President Trump. He knew there was a very good chance that leftists would overreact in exactly the way they did; thus revealing their insanity to normal Americans and giving extra motivation to Republicans to turn out and vote next month.

  34. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for” Hilary Clinton

    This is the mistake that May and Tories like her are making. They think you can reason with, placate and explain and persuade the Left.

    The Left are wrapped in their own cloak of righteousness and hate. The jaw dropping hypocrisy of Clinton’s comment is about par for the course for the Left in the UK today. They have no interest in debate or discussion.

  35. “BoM4:

    The internet allows a whole load of opinions to spread that didn’t in the old world”

    The Left confidently expected those opinions would support them. Because their belief in their own righteousness is so absolute that they cannot countenance different opinions.

    They then react with fury.

    As they do towards the working class who don’t lap up their ideology as they think it should.

  36. Steve

    The ever great Steve

    ‘What happens to a society when it’s no longer possible to reach a reasonable compromise with the other side?’

    A Carthaginian peace – and let’s be clear that the myriad aggressive sexual deviants and radical feminists will not hesitate to impose that on the ‘eternal kulaks’. A pre-emptive deportation to NK and Venezuela may be the only humane option and even that might be considered merely delaying the inevitable.

  37. Trump should give a presidential talk about how most people who vote democrat are normal, everyday folk; “our workmates, friends and family”, etc. Make a distinction between voters and the party. This would be seen to be cooling the situation, as well as contrasting with the “deplorables” approach.

  38. What happens to a society when it’s no longer possible to reach a reasonable compromise with the other side?

    You elect a Donald Trump and concentrate on winning, rather than compromising.

  39. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” – Mr Ecks?

    No. Frau Hillary.

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