Reaping the Lunatic Whirlwind

Outside the hearing: What was being criminalized. Twitter photo.

From the drama of the hearing - Dr. Christine Ford's steadfast calm, Frat Boy Kavanaugh's unglued, partisan, bullying, entitled male rage, the deranged shrieks of a handful of vile GOP relics - have come scraps of news. In an unprecedented step, the American Bar Association, whose once-unanimous, "well-qualified" rating Kavanaugh touted during one of his hissy fits, has rescinded their endorsement, arguing the proceedings should be halted until the FBI investigates. America Magazine, a major Catholic Jesuit publication, has called for Kavanaugh's nomination to be withdrawn. And Tennessee's Bob Corker, after witnessing that hysterical, self-righteous, obfuscating, mansplaining performance by a guy clearly too unstable to manage a Cinnabon, never mind sit on the Supreme Court, inconceivably said he's voting yes. For many of us, what lingers are the striking visuals of an ugly, surreal day when privilege met accountability and was some pissed, but America proved likely too broken to do right.

"Otherwise what you see is what you get. If this angry, aggressively maudlin guy accused of multiple sexual assaults can’t just adjudicate everything for ever, then what was even the point of the last 27 years? Who are we? Where is the justice? What was … How can … When is America?" - testimony from incoherent, alcoholic, self-pitying sexual predator and future Supreme Court Justice (sic) Brett Kavanaugh

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