While wrapping up CBS News special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial Friday afternoon, Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell reported that violent threats were being made against several schools in the state of Maine as a sick attempt to pressure Republican Senator Susan Collins to convict President Trump. Amazingly, the anchor cited “anger on both sides” of the political divide while mentioning the clearly one-sided threats.
One could be forgiven for inferring from this morning’s CNN chyron that a conservative group was releasing attack ads against Senator Susan Collins (R-ME); after all, the chyron read: “Conservative Group Releases Ad Targeting GOP Sen. Collins.” But in reality, the “conservative group” in question is a PAC created by frequent CNN guest George Conway, and populated by formerly Republican never-Trumpers like Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt.
Liberal megadonors like Tom Steyer have spent millions to help Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives in 2018. Now major liberal megadonors appear to have set their eyes, and their resources, on helping Democrats retake control of the Senate.
One of the fiercest critics of the House Democrats' impeachment efforts to this point has been South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and as such he made himself a target for a self-righteous panel on Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports. The panel anti-Graham segment that eventually morphed into an anti-Senate Republican segment was an exercise in hypocrisy, contradiction, and historical revisionism.
With the midterms just three weeks away, the radical left have been lashing out more and more against GOP candidates and lawmakers as Election Day drew closer. In recent days, the left has taken to even physically assaulting people on the right. This rash of attacks and threats had gone largely unreported on the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). But during Wednesday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News anchor Trace Gallagher reported what the networks refused to.
In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her speech was measured in tone, substantive in content and delivered with conviction. Collins is no conservative. She has voted in favor of abortion and same-sex marriage while towing a more moderate line on economics. Her speech supporting Kavanaugh and denouncing the smears against him and the distortion of his judicial record was as good as any delivered by her more conservative colleagues.
On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley conducted a hostile interrogation of Republican Senator Susan Collins, aghast at her decision to support the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. At the same time, he treated Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp as a “rare” hero for voting against Kavanaugh.
Moments after Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins announced Friday afternoon that she’ll vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, liberal journalists were despondent. But for others decided to face the music and CNN’s David Chalian did so by admitting that this was “perhaps” Donald Trump’s “best week as President.”
During and after the cloture vote Friday morning to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, NBC’s Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell held out hope that unnamed Republican Senators could change their minds to oppose Kavanaugh and that, amidst the onslaught of pressure (read: verbal harassment from the left), voting against the Judge is thinking “beyond reelection.”
Creepy horror story writer Stephen King promised an electoral horror show for Maine's Republican Senator Susan Collins if she votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice. King's threat came in the form of a tweet he posted on Saturday. This comes as no real surprise since King has a track record of extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Ever since President Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh on July 9 to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left open by retiring “swing justice” Anthony Kennedy, those on the left and in the media have hammered the pick as everything from “controversial” to “cruelly regressive.” While some swore they’d do anything to prevent the Supreme Count from turning more conservative, Time magazine writer Abigail Simon asserted that Kavanaugh is almost certain to be approved, so liberals and Democrats must adapt to the situation until they regain control of the Senate, whenever that happens.
If Alexander Hamilton had been nominated for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court today, Democrats would likely oppose him. About the court, Hamilton said: “[A] limited Constitution ...can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing. ..To deny this would be to affirm...that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid...”