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Kavanaugh!!!!

President Trump must have been reading my blog!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Law

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  1. Trump is way smarter than typical Republicans.

    Moldbug was right

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • That’s setting the bar low.

      Anthony

      July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • It still takes some getting used to, the GOP (or at least its leader) NOT being the Stupid Party.

      snorlaxwp

      July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. Outstanding!

    sestamibi

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. Anne Coulter is happy, so I’m happy.

    Mike Street Station

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Trump follows her on Twitter. That’s pretty good.

      I pay more attention to her buddy Kaus. He gives out numbers and I called the white house comment line. Wonder of wonders, a white lady answered and took Kav’s name. Like she actually gave a shit. Amazing for DC.

      I just hope Kaus and Coulter are right because Kav did sound like the wimpiest liberal Catholic tonight.

      Mrs Stitch

      July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Certain he takes cues from her. In the long run he goes his own way, but in this case I do think she was influential.

      In the last few weeks he seems to have cut loose and become more himself. Wonder what is going on backstage?

      gothamette

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • Here’s another thing about Kavanaugh that’s good. Some stupid commenters on Sailer are sniping about Kav’s closeness to BushCo. I think that is completely irrelevant here. He is simply a conservative judge, that is all. He won’t make up crap as Kennedy did about the “mysteries of life” and all that mumbo-jumbo. He’ll be a damned jurist.

      That’s all we need. Jesus, the whackos on the alt-right! Nothing satisfies them. Truly, the culture of idiocracy critique!

      gothamette

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Yeah the Bush connection is totally irrelevant here. I bet a lot of those grumpy commenters voted for Bush.

        Mike Street Station

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Exactly! Buyer’s remorse.

        gothamette

        July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I don’t think Kavanaugh could help what sort of Republican administration was in place when he was at that point in his career, obviously shooting for the SC.

        Mrs Stitch

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • @Mrs. Stitch, of course not! They pick at him for going to Yale, for becoming a judge… What did they expect Trump to nominate, Todd Palin?

        gothamette

        July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. Trump delivers in the clinch once again.

    Polar Bear

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Shhhh you’re gonna make Gammavox cry

      driveallnight

      July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. I am very happy about this. I was dreading that he was going to pick the anti-abortion/anti-death penalty woman.

    Jay Fink

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • At Predict It there are many “conservatives” who are moaning about ACB – a Catholic, anti-abortion woman. Oh well, they lost, who cares. Let ’em weep.

      gothamette

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • They are on your side- why such a dismissive attitude?

        Lion o' the Turambar

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • He’s saving her to replace Ginsburg.

      cesqy

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

  6. Not my first choice but still a very significant improvement from Anthony Kennedy.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. Kavanaugh should get through. He only needs one or two vulnerable Senate Democrats to ensure he gets voted through while no Republican will vote against Kavanaugh because his record on the DC Circuit is too consistent and distinguished.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • The real fun begins if Ginsburg (or Breyer) keels over in the next year or two.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Don’t forget the wise Latina! She’s in bad health.

        gothamette

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • There’s a pretty good chance that one of Ginsburg, Breyer or Sotomayor won’t make it to 2025.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • I don’t see any way Ginsburg gets past January 20, 2025. She’s 85 and not in good health.

        Richard

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • I dont think any of them make it to 2025. Breyer seems underweight and that is not associated with longevity.

        Sotomayor has to be the worst judge in quite a while. Her opinions seem to be entirely based on emotions and empathy for the outcome.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Don’t forget the wise Latina!

        Modern medicine *should* be able to stretch her lifespan into her 70s. On the other hand, you never know how health problems will play with people this old.

        Sotomayor has to be the worst judge in quite a while. Her opinions seem to be entirely based on emotions and empathy for the outcome.

        If Trump gets to appoint another Justice, Sotomayor may quit on her own instead of putting up with constantly losing 6-3 decisions. And not only would she be losing, she wouldn’t be intellectually respected by the Republican Justices; none of whom take her opinions seriously now because their respective legal talents so clearly dwarf hers.

        There’s a pretty good chance that one of Ginsburg, Breyer or Sotomayor won’t make it to 2025.

        It’s more likely both Ginsburg and Breyer will be gone before 2025.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. MEH 0910

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. From The NY Times:

    “One of the things that set Judge Kavanaugh apart, aides to Mr. Trump said, was his Ivy League pedigree: He is a graduate of Yale and Yale Law School.”

    Indeed, in his announcement Trump went out of his way to mention Kavanaugh’s “Top 14” bona fides: Harvard, Yale, Georgetown.

    martinslag

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Trump technically has an Ivy League pedigree.

      Jokah Macpherson

      July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  10. Can’t wait to watch liberals all over the internet going apeshit. Gonna be like election night 2016 all over again.

    Hermes

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  11. I made $87 on Predict It by betting on Kavs. I would have made more because his stock went down, but I was cautious. I’m OK with it.

    gothamette

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  12. Leonard Leo seemed to be favoring Kavanaugh when I saw him interviewed, and he seems to have Trump’s ear on judicial appointments.

    Alex

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  13. Trump is the greatest conservative President in history, and he’s just getting started.

    B.T.D.T.

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  14. Ironically, Brazil-born steak chefs working at a Brazilian steakhouse seems like a reasonable exception to immigration restrictions. It’s the principle that matters, of course.

    We should found an “America First Originalist Society” to complement/compete with the Federalist Society. Maybe someone involved with this blog who is an attorney could be the Society’s founding president.

    Greg Pandatshang

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I don’t know a lot about Brazilian steak preparation, but it’s hard for me to believe that a competent American chef could not become a competent Brazilian steak preparer by taking a 2 or 3 week course in Porto Allegre. Perhaps it would cost $5k-$10k to send an American for such training.

      I also don’t know the specifics of the immigration law, but I don’t think it’s reasonable that an American business should be able to hire a foreign national to save $5 or $10k.

      fortaleza84

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Actual ethnics working at your ethnic restaurant seems like a reasonable way to enhance the ambience. All the upscale restaurant employees in the country together couldn’t shift the nation’s overall demographics very much. Although Democrats would probably find a way to make it a scam.

        Greg Pandatshang

        July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  15. President Trump must have been reading my blog!

    You know he actually might. Pretty clear that he and his staff read alt-Right sites.

    SJ, Esquire

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Maybe Stephen Miller-ish types but I don’t see Trump as the blog-reading type, no disrespect.

      Jokah Macpherson

      July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  16. Maybe harder to get confirmed than some open-borders cuck, but absolutely worth the try.
    And even if he’s voted down, probably the net effect will be a plus for the Stupid Party in the midterms.
    So, excellent choice!

    Calvin X Hobbes

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  17. Occasionally I hear someone complain that Trump is unpredictable. No. Trump is doing exactly what he promised, and exactly what you would expect from his history.

    Roger

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  18. Thank you for the recommendation Lion. MAGA!

    Donald J. Trump

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • On behalf of Lion, “you are welcome.”

      gothamette

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • Thanks for MAGA-ing Mr. President, one justice at a time. You should comment here more often.

      Jokah Macpherson

      July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  19. Lion, this winning streak is… weird.

    “The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Trump’s finest hour, his classiest move. ”

    It was in… The NY Times!

    gothamette

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Readers not happy. Sample comment “If Judge Kavanaugh is so good, why did Trump nominate him?”

      Frau Katze

      July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I didn’t read the comments. Actually some of the NY Times comments are good nowadays but I figured that on this, it would be like a Steve Sailer comment thread, in reverse.

        Some conservatives are not happy either. That blithering idiot, Rick Santorum, said Kavs was a “Washington insider.” What a dope!

        gothamette

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Scalia was also a Washington insider.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • And a Catholic!

        gothamette

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Seriously, Scalia worked for the Nixon and Ford administrations, and then was on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for 4 years, not to mention attending undergrad at Georgetown in DC. He was definitely a Washington insider.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Is Kavanaugh Catholic? The surname sounds Irish.

        chris

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

  20. Best wishes to all of you from a comrade thinker in Canada. Looks good!

    Frau Katze

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Congratulations Lion, you were right again! And more best wishes to all Conservatives on this blog from the UK. We desperately need our own President Trump instead of the feeble, timid and self-serving PM we have at the moment.

      lioncub

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • We here are interested in your take on British politics. Give us the scoop. Here in the US the Democratic party is slowly becoming Corbynized, while Trump asserts his power day by day in the Recucklican party.

        gothamette

        July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  21. Otis I need a report on the reset era Kavanaugh butthurt STAT

    driveallnight

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  22. That’s great

    Jane Austin

    July 10, 2018 at EDT am

  23. If Trump is reading your blog, then he needs to read this:

    https://www.thebillfold.com/2014/11/welcome-to-kingston-now-leave/

    Again, not one area in Meriprolestan outside the liberal enclaves offers a quality of life.

    Either there is underemployment or troublesome NAMs even in the most unsuspected, quaint areas of America.

    This is a tragedy and why much of this country needs to be razed to the ground so it could start afresh.

    JS

    July 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • Lol. Hipsters hating on other hipsters. But God forbid they move away from all the good eating and shopping.

      Mrs Stitch

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Hipster is a misnomer for a creative White urbanite who leans liberal.

        Any young whitey who lives in one of our city centers regardless of family background at least pretend to be righteous (as in liberal). Plenty of bigots, but they’ll come across a hypocrite to prove their point.

        JS

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • “Again, not one area in Meriprolestan outside the liberal enclaves offers a quality of life. “

      It’s the opposite. People don’t live in cities for the “quality of life”. They live there for the jobs and money. The only people for whom cities offer a higher quality of life are the very high earners. For everyone else it sucks.

      https://local.theonion.com/8-4-million-new-yorkers-suddenly-realize-new-york-city-1819571723

      destructure

      July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  24. Unimpressive, obsequious, but than what were the choices? What legal minds and talent is out there for Trump to tap into? So while Trump might have chosen the best of the bad lot he comes across as a phony.

    This is what this poor country needs. This is so very simple that I don’t know why I’m even saying it.

    Yakov

    July 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • Note that four (sic!) leaders of the junta spoke for less than 3 minutes said everything that needed to be said and said it in a beautiful manner.

      Yakov

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Proles in America are such slobs and you want a revolution leading to a dictatorship in order to cleanse the undesirable element.

        We are a wealthy country with many amenities so people have become soft and not move an inch.

        JS

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Yes, precisely. Razing the country to the ground is just venting your frustration. What I’m suggesting has been done and should be done when the country us falling apart. This is very simple. Watch my clip – it’s all in there. What was true for Chile in 1973 is true for this poor country right now.

        Yakov

        July 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Yeah right, phony Rooshan. That’s what the apes at Sailer were saying. They didn’t like his voice.

      What’s that about how women are superficial and judge by appearances?

      gothamette

      July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Judge Bork also had a weird voice, plus an extremely dorky demeanor. That definitely hurt him in the confirmation hearings.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Cat, you maybe approaching insanity. Who said anything about the voice?

        Yakov

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • ‘What’s that about how women are superficial and judge by appearances?,

        What do women have to do with anything? You are stark raving mad, cat! I’m telling this to you as a feminist. I mean, that I’m a feminist, obviously.

        Yakov

        July 10, 2018 at EDT am

  25. correct as usual, king friday.

    toomanymice

    July 10, 2018 at EDT am

  26. Amy Chua, the YLS professor, who wrote an interesting book about predatory minorities like hers (Chinese in south east Asia ) , has an interesting piece on Kavanaugh in WSJ. She says she placed 10 YLS cleris with him, 8 of wich are women, and they were thrilled by the guy human and professional qualities . Obviously they have a vested interest in promoting their judge, but it seems quite genuine.
    The advantage for the right is that being a Washington creature already , he shouldn’t drift too much, and will probably stay not a « country of 3D world migrants » believer …

    Bruno

    July 13, 2018 at EDT pm


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