Controversy regarding Judge Kavanaugh during the past few weeks has exploded. Everyone is divided into their own sides of the aisle. The opinion of one high profile politician could sway public opinion in a different direction, though.
The Daily Caller reported,
“Former President George W. Bush still supports Brett Kavanaugh after the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on sexual assault accusations against the Supreme Court nominee. Politico asked Bush on Thursday if he still supports Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“Yes, he does,” Freddy Ford, Bush’s chief of staff, said. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified on Thursday that Kavanaugh groped her and held his hand over her mouth at a high school party in the summer of 1982. Kavanaugh categorically denied the allegation and accused Democrats of conducting a coordinated smear against him.
In addition to his on the record support, Bush is also reportedly whipping votes for Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have all received calls from Bush in recent days urging them to support Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh served as an associate counsel in the White House and then staff secretary during Bush’s presidency. When Kavanaugh was first accused of sexual misconduct by Ford, Bush said, “Laura [Bush] and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, and we stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated: ‘He is a fine husband, father, and friend — and a man of the highest integrity.’”
Business Insider reported,
“According to The Post, in recent days, Bush has contacted at least some of the senators seen as swing votes — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, and Lisa Murkowski — to discuss their votes as Kavanaugh faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Post’s report suggests Bush decided to contact the senators because they’re less likely to be swayed by President Donald Trump. The report indicates Bush called the senators before Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in the 1980s, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Flake announced on Friday that he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Shortly after releasing his statement, Flake was confronted by survivors of sexual assault as he headed to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kavanaugh worked for Bush during the 2000 presidential-election recount in Florida. Three years later, Bush nominated Kavanaugh into the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Kavanaugh was Bush’s White House staff secretary until 2006, while his confirmation to the court was delayed. Bush voiced his support for Kavanaugh in July when Trump tapped the judge as his choice for the Supreme Court seat.
“He is a fine husband, father, and friend — and a man of the highest integrity,” Bush said of Kavanaugh. “He will make a superb Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.” Bush reaffirmed his support of Kavanaugh after Ford’s allegation surfaced, saying he and his wife “stand by our comments.”
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday heard hours of emotional testimony from Ford and Kavanaugh. The Senate is expected to vote on his confirmation on Friday afternoon.”
Judge Kavanaugh’s history with the president goes way back. After he finished his clerkship in the Supreme Court he worked with Ken Starr in 1997 as Associate Counsel in the Office of the Independent Counsel. Some of his colleagues included the likes of Alex Azar and Rod Rosenstein.
While at the White House he dealt with many different types of constitutional and legal issues. He even partook in the investigation into the death of Vincent Foster. During this investigation, Kavanaugh was criticized for investing money that came from the federal government into investigations of so-called conspiracy theories that were partisan.
Several years later in December 2000, Judge Kavanaugh started working with President Bush regarding the ballot recount issues in Florida. Shortly thereafter, he was brought on as an associate by the White House Counsel, who at the time was Alberto Gonzales.
He worked on the scandal surrounding Enron, the nomination of now Supreme Couty Justice John Roberts, as well as the nomination process of Miguel Estrada which was ultimately unsuccessful. A few years later, he started serving as an Assistant to the President and the White House Staff Secretary. He had succeeded Harriet Miers.
President Bush eventually nominated Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. The vacancy was created by Judge Laurence Silberman. For over three years his nomination was stalled in the Senate. Senator Dick Durban called him the Forrest Gump of Republican politics and accused him of being too partisan. Not much has changed since then in that regard.
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Pelosi, Hoyer Take Impeachment Off The Table, Dems Crushed
Get used to it, Democrats. President Trump ain’t going anywhere. Your dreams are ruined!
The top two Democrats in the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer , have called a time out on impeaching President Donald Trump, crushing the dreams of thousands of progressive activists and many of their House colleagues.
Pelosi announced the decision to forgo instituting impeachment proceedings on a call with House leaders Tuesday morning telling 170 Democratic Members of Congress on an insane, 90-minute conference call, that the House will instead focus on investigating the President and let the American people decide what to believe in November of 2020.
Fox News reports that Pelosi told her colleagues that “we have to save our democracy.”
“This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about saving our democracy. If it is what we need to do to honor our responsibility to the Constitution – if that’s the place the facts take us, that’s the place we have to go,” she added, before claiming that the “facts” simply don’t point to removing the President from office quite yet — but that further investigation could lead there.
“We don’t have to go to articles of impeachment to obtain the facts, the presentation of facts.”
In a letter released ahead of the call, Pelosi got into greater detail.
“While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth,” Pelosi wrote to Democratic Members. “It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the president accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings.”
“Whether currently indictable or not,” she added, “it is clear that the president has, at a minimum, engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds.”
In other words, Pelosi plans on spending the next eighteen months directing multiple investigations into Trump, his finances, his businesses, and his White House, in the hopes that the public impact of such probes will seriously injure the President, giving Democrats an advantage in the 2020 election.
Dems reacted on Twitter:
Former Obama Administration speechwriter, Jon Favreau.
This is unbelievably disappointing. Even if you don't ultimately pursue impeachment proceedings, why on Earth would you say this today?
Part of the American people making a judgment in 2020 requires a full account of the President's criminality and abuse of power. https://t.co/DB634jA2Fq
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) April 18, 2019
The Steny Hoyer quote is just unreal.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 18, 2019
Left-leaning commentator Judd Legum.
What about the election that happened 6 months ago when people voted for Democrats on the promise they would hold Trump accountable? https://t.co/sll7sG6v3w
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 18, 2019
Unbelievable cowardice. https://t.co/niJUGbvp6e
— David Roberts (@drvox) April 18, 2019
So now political leaders get to break whatever laws they want in order to boost their power and it's all good b/c if the voters get mad they can vote against them afterwards.
If only there were hundreds of years of historical precedent on what happens right after that. https://t.co/lpJmky9LsL
— Hunter (@HunterDK) April 18, 2019
Hard disagree. https://t.co/R66I00MHmv
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) April 18, 2019
Read the full story via The Daily Wire
Like one patriot wrote:
“I say go for it Nancy. Go ahead, tie up our nation for another 18 months of completely baseless, ridiculous inquiries and accusations. Watch how the American people vote in 2020 when they get so sick of all of the Democratic Party antics. Let’s have another 18 months of keeping our country in a state of suspended animation waiting for the next asinine idea you idiots are going to come up with. Do it Nancy do it. More votes in 2020 for us.”
The majority of Americans are sick & tired of the Democrat party. Imagine how they are going to react when President Trump wins in 2020. I wonder how many liberals are going to kill themselves over this. They still can’t get over 2016… and they for sure won’t be able to deal with life after 2020.
Keep it up, Democrats. This ain’t going to help you in the end. Your party is going down faster than Bill Clinton’s pants.
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Elizabeth Warren Says Use Taxpayer Money To Pay Student Debt – $1.25 TRILLION Cost
If Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is a real economist, I’ll eat my hat. The woman is nothing more than an economically illiterate Marxist. She’s now proposing using taxpayer money to “cancel” hundreds of billions of dollars in student-loan debt and offer debt-free college for millions more, which would cost $1.25 trillion over the next decade.
I’m sure young people will mostly support this move, but ask yourself… where does the money come from to pay off these loans? If you said a wealth tax you get a cookie. She intends to rob the rich to pay off student loans. Economically speaking, that is moronic.
It is successful and rich business owners who provide jobs for everyone else. Your degree won’t mean much if you can’t find work. Margaret Thatcher once said that “The trouble with Socialism is that eventually, you run out of other people’s money.” She was more right than she ever knew.
Warren wrote a blog post on the leftist Medium site where she stated that the “huge student loan debt burden” is “crushing millions of families and acting as an anchor on our economy. It’s reducing homeownership rates. It’s leading fewer people to start businesses. It’s forcing students to drop out of school before getting a degree. It’s a problem for all of us.”
From The Daily Wire, here is some of Warren’s drivel:
“The first step in addressing this crisis is to deal head-on with the outstanding debt that is weighing down millions of families and should never have been required in the first place. That’s why I’m calling for something truly transformational — the cancellation of up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans.
“My plan for broad student debt cancellation will:
“Cancel debt for more than 95% of the nearly 45 million Americans with student loan debt;
“Wipeout student loan debt entirely for more than 75% of the Americans with that debt;
“Substantially increase wealth for Black and Latinx families and reduce both the Black-White and Latinx-White wealth gaps; and
“Provide an enormous middle-class stimulus that will boost economic growth, increase home purchases, and fuel a new wave of small business formation.”
Do I get a refund for having chosen a cheaper public university so I wouldn't be riddled with a ton of debt?
Seriously this is stupid – everyone knows what they're borrowing when they go through the process and I want no part in paying off everyone else's student loans. https://t.co/aAadWHUZ8i
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) April 22, 2019
This is money for nothing, chicks for free blather. It would destroy the middle-class and she knows it. You can’t afford to buy a home if all your income is going out in taxes to pay for other people’s education. I worked hard and paid off my loans and I don’t want to pay for others who want a free ride.
“Do I get a refund for having chosen a cheaper public university so I wouldn’t be riddled with a ton of debt?” wrote Josh Jordan. “Seriously this is stupid – everyone knows what they’re borrowing when they go through the process and I want no part in paying off everyone else’s student loans.”
“You better retro that and pay back all of us who diligently paid our loans back in full if you pull this bull—-,” wrote a Twitter user.
“Experts estimate my debt cancellation plan creates a one-time cost to the government of $640 billion. The Universal Free College program brings the total cost of the program to roughly $1.25 trillion over ten years,” Warren wrote. She would print money to cover the cost starting an economic domino effect that will leave us in a Weimer-esque Republic. The sheer idiocy of this proposal stuns me.
But I don't wanna pay for other people's college or their college debts. https://t.co/yvoK9eoU1E
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 22, 2019
Warren says “the actual costs of these new ideas are likely to be even less than that,” and claims “we can fully cover the cost of these ideas with revenue from my Ultra-Millionaire Tax on the wealthiest 75,000 families in the country — those with fortunes of $50 million or more.” She is insane. Stripping the wealth from Americans like that is a suicide march off a Marxist cliff.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the plan would entail “an annual 2% levy on wealth above $50 million and an additional 1% tax on wealth above $1 billion.” You do know that most of the wealthy would find a way around that theft, right? In the end, it would be the middle-class paying for all this and the burden would crush us.
Under her plan, borrowers with a household income under $100,000 would have $50,000 of their student debt canceled. Borrowers with an income between $150,000 and $250,000 would be eligible for some debt cancellation, though not the full $50,000, and borrowers earning $250,000 or more wouldn’t have any of their debt canceled.
Warren, who is running for president in 2020 and stands no chance of being elected, also proposes using $50 billion in taxpayer funds for historically black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs. She wants to “prohibit public colleges from considering citizenship status” when making admissions decisions. So throw the borders open and educate the world while stealing from Peter to pay Paul. Galt’s Gulch is looking better and better if the leftists come back into power.
In addition, Warren wants to phase out federal money that now goes to for-profit schools. “After an appropriate transition period, ban for-profit colleges from receiving any federal dollars (including military benefits and federal student loans), so they can no longer use taxpayer dollars to enrich themselves while targeting lower-income students, servicemembers, and students of color and leaving them saddled with debt,” she wrote. Instead, she will saddle all of America with debt and ‘news flash!’… we’re already beyond broke. This would also begin to bring all colleges under the purvue of the federal government. Not good.
Student loan debt has more than doubled over the last 10 years to $1.5 trillion, and some economic experts say that it is driving the declining homeownership rates among young adults. Get a job, pay off your debt and stop whining. If you can’t pay it off, don’t take the loans. Go into business for yourself. Start acting more like an entrepreneurial American and less like a European Marxist weenie.
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