Jennifer Rubin’s descent into madness appears to be picking up steam:
Bush admin docs are warm-up for main event:info as to how Kavanaugh got on the Federalist Society’s list, what interviews or questionnaires he filled out, records of any meetings and any financial contributions from the to Trump https://t.co/Chb3OXLhOZ
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) July 30, 2018
The Main Event, you guys.
? ominous music ? https://t.co/p5NMGeWKT3
— Just Brad (@bradcundiff) July 31, 2018
While the issue of the documents from the George W. Bush administration is serious, it is merely a warm-up for what could be the main event: the demand for information as to how Kavanaugh got on the Federalist Society’s approved list, what interviews or questionnaires he filled out, records of any meetings with Federalist Society members and — here’s the big one — records of any financial contributions from the Federalist Society leaders to Trump, the Trump campaign and the Trump inauguration. Not to put too fine a point on things, but an anonymous $1 million donation to Trump’s inauguration was facilitated by right-wing legal activists, including Federalist Society executive vice president Leonard Leo. Just what did the still-unknown donor(s) hope to influence?
The entire process of outsourcing the vetting process to a nontransparent third-party group is troubling. That group can ask questions that would be inappropriate for the White House to raise. That group can, with winks and nods, get assurances on issues of importance, ranging from guns to antitrust to abortion, without revealing the group’s funders. Imagine if the shoe were on the other foot. Let’s say a group funded by George Soros compiled a list of solid progressive judges, gave massive amounts of money to a Democratic president and got the president to restrict his selection to the names that Soros’s group had given its seal of approval to. Republicans would have a meltdown — and rightly so.
What we are talking about is the potential corruption of the Supreme Court — literally allowing nontransparent and unaccountable outside interests to pick the most critical justice in a generation. That does not past the smell test. For Democrats and Republicans like Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) who have bemoaned the attacks on democratic norms and institutions, this is a make-or-break moment.
Speaking of break, Rubin appears to be suffering from one of the psychotic variety.
"Right Turn" https://t.co/PMcsi7zavq
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) July 31, 2018
Please change the title of your column.
— Jim Wilke (@JimWilke) July 31, 2018
“Circling the Drain” has a nice ring to it.
— Bailey melvin (@bailey_melvin) July 31, 2018
Holy Hell you've gone crazy.
— Cuddlin'Chloë (@IH8JeffreyMaier) July 31, 2018
You're a god damned lunatic. https://t.co/LyBpeIVvCN
— RBe (@RBPundit) July 31, 2018
What is she even talking about?
— Douglas Lukasik (@DouglasLukasik) July 31, 2018
FFS, you've lost your mind
— Chris McAllister ❌ (@themanfronUNCLE) July 31, 2018
Honestly, we’re becoming less and less sure she ever had it to begin with.