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Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:36 AM

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Another thing about Kavanaugh's meltdown/tantrum in front of the SJC today, that I can't stop thinking about: lost in the theatrics of his performance is the shocking reality, on full display, that he is not a neutral arbiter of the law. If you listen to the things he said and the specific language he used, it's undeniable that he is a right wing partisan who is not particularly different from the right wing activists we see masquerading as hosts on Fox News Channel.

The thing that's horrifying to me is the reality that he is as much of a lunatic (buying into Clinton conspiracy theories, for instance) who delivered a rant that would be right at home at the top of Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity, but this man has the tremendous power as a sitting Federal Appellate Judge to shape the laws of our nation in a way that makes people like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump happy. He isn't someone who will call balls and strikes, as Roberts claimed a SCOTUS justice should (Roberts lied about that). He's an activist who will consistently and for the rest of my life shape the laws that affect the most important things that confront Americans: should corporations have more rights than consumers? Should women be allowed to have autonomous control of their own bodies? Should presidents be allowed to rule as if they are above the law? Should Americans have the same access to healthcare as the citizens in every other first world country on the planet? Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry and have the same rights as opposite-sex couples?

These are significant and substantial questions, and today's tantrum/rant/meltdown from Kavanaugh shows that he has already decided what the answers to those questions are, and his answers are opposed by an overwhelming majority of Americans.

Everything about him is terrible. He's *clearly* a rich prep school kid who has never been told "no" in his life, and we saw today what happens whenever someone tries to tell him no. It wasn't particularly difficult to see this guy as a belligerent drunk who won't take no for an answer. You could clearly see it in his ranting and raving, his angry yelling at a female senator, and his overwhelming, palpable sense of entitlement.

He's clearly a liar, who probably lies because he believes that he's on a mission from his version of God, and that the ends justify the means. I don't believe he has any credibility, and I don't believe him when he denies the allegations against him.

I'm pretty sure that the GOP is going to push his confirmation through the Senate, because (among other things) it's *painfully* clear that the Republican Party hates women. He was a liar who perjured himself before today's hearing, and at today's hearing he demonstrated clearly that he is also an entitled, belligerent, arrogant, temperamentally-unfit candidate for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

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