[M]ost Democratic senators have made clear they have no intention of giving Kavanaugh fair consideration. Eager to show they are part of the anti-Trump “resistance,” Senate Democrats are resorting to absurd, outrageous and shameful behavior in a desperate attempt to keep President Trump’s nominee off the high court.
Hans A. von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation.
Hans, Hans – did you write this with a straight face? Substitute Merrick Garland for Brett Kavanaugh, Obama for Trump and Republicans for Democrats and this quote might have the ring of truth to it.
“Mr. Cohen is not interested in being dirtied by a pardon from such a man.”
Lanny Davis, attorney for Michael Cohen, rejecting the idea of a presidential pardon from Trumph – The Insult Comic President™.
In case you hadn’t noticed, things are getting ugly.
“I truly hate disloyal people.” Eric Trump
Does the son of a father who cheated his workers and contractors, filed multiple bankruptcies, withheld medical benefits from his critically ill nephew, cheated on son’s mother with his second wife, cheated on second wife with third wife, cheated on third wife with porn star and playmate, turned on the people who got him elected, ever actually think about what he is saying?
“The most important shot in golf is the next one.” Ben Hogan
Red was at the Colonial Country Club last week and paid a visit to the Hogan Shrine. For golf, Red’s corollary is that it is never the one bad shot that hurts you – it is the two or three in a row – caused by the inability to forget the first bad one – that kills the round.
The above quote applies to so many facets of life. The last shot may have been into the water hazard and at that point all that matters is what you do next. And Red has hit lots of balls into the water both on and off the course.
“I might even end up having a good relationship, but they’re going, ‘Will President Trump be prepared? You know, President Putin is KGB and this and that.’ You know what? Putin’s fine. He’s fine.”
And for those of you who want to check out exactly how “fine” Trump’s good buddy Vlad actually is – you can look at the State Department’s 2017 Russia Human Rights Report. If it doesn’t turn your stomach, then there is something wrong with you. And just what are the odds that Trump brings up any of the egregious human rights violations documented by the State Department during their mano-a-mano in Helsinki? Can Red get a – “No chance in hell?” Thank you.
“After all, the devil fights under great disadvantages, and has to carry weights in all his races which are almost unfair. He lies as a matter of course, believing thoroughly in lies, thinking that it is by lies chiefly that he must make his running good: and yet every lie he tells, after it has been told and used, remains as an additional weight to be carried. When you have used your lie gracefully and successfully, it is hard to bury it and get it well out of sight. It crops up here and there against you, requiring more lies; and at last, too often, has to be admitted as a lie, most usually so admitted in silence, but still admitted, -to be forgiven or not, according to the circumstances of the case. The most perfect forgiveness is that which is extended to him who is known to lie in everything. That man has to be taken, lies and all, as a man is taken with a squint, or a harelip, or a bad temper. He has an uphill game to fight, but when once well known, he does not fall into the difficulty of being believed.”
Anthony Trollope, Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
Trump and his lawyers, Cohen and Giuliani, for all their many faults, at least no longer have to worry about falling into the difficulty of being believed.
“I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction.”
Katherine Anne Porter
Sadly, even an attempt at telling the truth seems to have fallen out of fashion.