Final thoughts on the Kavanaugh appointment

Republicans look at Collins vote with admiration, I look at it with her self preservation trait coming out strongly.


Merrick Garland concurring with most of Kavanaugh's rulings, proves how partisan the Republicans are.  McConnell kept the Senate from a vote, even though there almost a year left in President Obama's term.  It's telling to me that it wasn't Garland's lack of qualifications but that President Obama nominated him.


As for Schumer and Feinstein being able to secure 48 of the 49 Democrat/Independent votes that's what they are suppose to do. Didn't McConnell do the same thing on the Republican side? Only Murkowski voted No then Present while only Machin defected to the Republican side. Machin's vote didn't mean anything since Collins vote meant that the Democrats could only get a 50-50 vote at best . If hat happened Pence would have cast the deciding vote.


Collins speech will be used against her in 2020, Over $2 million has already been donated to a campaign fund for whomever is her opponent.  Hillary was leading in them until Comey release his memo. That's history and is meaningless now. 


Lindsay Wheeler Added Oct 9, 2018 - 9:21pm
You are wrong about it being about our past Muslim leader. It was because of the Joe Biden Rule! Senator Mitch McConnell referenced the Joe Biden rule! Scalia died and Senator Mitch McConnell wanted to keep the seat in line with Scalia. 
If you want to blame somebody----Blame Joe Biden---DEMONRAT.
Thomas Sutrina Added Oct 9, 2018 - 11:04pm
Bill P., how about a little supreme court and senate history.
On May 26, 2009, Obama announced Second Circuit of appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor as his choice and confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 2009, by a vote of 68–31.   He appointed her like this year the run up campaigning period before the mid-term election.  The Senate was controlled by the Democrats.
On May 10, 2010, Obama nominated Elena Kagan, the Solicitor General as his choice and confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 2010.  The Senate was controlled by a Democrats.
On March 16, 2016, Obama nominated DC Court of Appeals Chief Judge Merrick Garland.  February 23, 2016, the 11 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee signed a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stating their intention to withhold consent on any nominee made by President Obama.  He nominated him in the last year of his second term and in the run up campaigning  year before the presidential election.   
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. argued when he was a Senator from the controlling party of the Senate and chairman of the Judiciary Committee said that President George Bush should delay filling a Supreme Court vacancy, should one arise, until the presidential election was over, and that it was “essential” that the Senate refuse to confirm a nominee to the court until then.   This was in 1992 the run up year to a second term presidential election that statistically elect the incumbent president. 
Bill P. as consent is very much effected by the party in control of the Senate and as we see both parties agree that they should as Biden said, "refuse to confirm a nominee to the court" in a presidential election year.     Just the way it is.