America IS Lindsay Graham & Senator Flake lives up to his name

America IS Lindsay Graham & Senator Flake lives up to his name

Never thought I would utter such words of praise for Senator Graham. But I have known for years that Senator Flake lacks the discernment, intelligence, gravity, and clarity of thought to serve in the Senate.  Flake never knows what time it is. He has no idea how thoroughly he is being played for a fool by his fellow Democrat senators.


When Senator Lindsay Graham took his turn questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary committee hearing on September 27th, 2018, he spoke for millions of Americans. Literally.


Americans have watched with sadness, outrage, shock, and visceral disdain as the lynch mob otherwise known as the Senate Democrats, attacked and vilified this nominee without a hint of regard for fairness, due process, integrity, truth, or even rationality. They withheld evidence until the hearing was almost over, conducted their advice and consent role as a search and destroy mission, and encouraged the accuser to hire an attorney who is a radical anti-American leftist who almost certainly withheld from this accuser the fact that the GOP had offered to come to California to take her statement. ALL of this was designed to try to crush this and all future nomination hearings for Supreme Court candidates nominated by President Trump.


Lindsay Graham’s fiery questioning and statements captured the outrage Americans feel. Graham called out the Democrats’ handling of this Supreme Court nomination, including “If you wanted an FBI investigation, you could have come to us. What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020. You’ve said that!”  “This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics. And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you did to this guy!”


Despite this extraordinarily contemptible charade of a hearing the Democrats orchestrated, Brett Kavanagh was confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Voters were almost ready to exhale in relief when Senator Flake spoke up demanding that the vote on the floor of the Senate should be delayed pending an FBI investigation into the latest salacious allegations. Flake won’t support the Kavanaugh nomination without this further investigation.


Flake does not realize many things that millions of Americans figured out weeks (or years!) ago.


One is that for Democrats, this nomination hearing has nothing at all to do with the qualifications of Brett Kavanaugh. Nothing. It was always and only about destroying this nomination because they desperately do not want the Supreme Court to have a solid conservative majority. A constitutionalist on the Court will not go along with “make-up-stuff” faction of the court that finds rights where none exist, and passes laws instead of judging them from the bench. The idea of a Supreme Court that follows the constitution terrifies Democrats.


Another truth Flake cannot fathom is that Democrats are not pushing for an FBI investigation into allegations of conduct 36 years ago, or last week, or anytime, to find truth. Dems sought this extended investigation solely and only to give themselves more time to dig up something, anything, to destroy the Kavanaugh nomination and the ability of the duly elected President of the United States to nominate a Supreme Court justice. Flake was played for a fool by the Democrats who earnestly pleaded with him in the anteroom off of the Judiciary Committee meeting room to “just give us time to investigate,” when they meant “just give us time to find a way to destroy this nominee.”


There is another huge truth Flake cannot discern. There is no such thing as reasoning with today’s Democrat Party. There is no such thing as compromise, no such thing as honest negotiation. The Democrats are on a mission to destroy President Trump and the idea of a constitutional form of government where courts follow the rule of law, and they will do so by any means necessary. They do not care what Kavanaugh did in high school or last week; they care only about destroying him. Flake got royally played, to the detriment of the Supreme Court and of the American people.


Majority Leader Senator McConnell will decide when to hold the floor vote, and will make that decision based on whether he has the votes on the floor to confirm without the investigation. Senators Flake and now Murkowski have said they support the further investigation, making it almost certain to occur. By the time that investigation is over, the Democrats will have sullied and muddied the waters with new (almost certainly false) allegations or whiffs of stories, fed by the mainstream media’s relentless anti-Trump frenzy.


This entire episode is a scream-level example of why GOP voters are sick to death of spineless, feckless, clueless, GOP representation in Washington. Senator Grassley’s leadership on the Judiciary Committee was commendable, but he got out-Flaked on this one. If there ever was a time to learn the lesson that the GOP needs strong leaders and not clueless centrists, this is it.