Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #88
EDITORIAL | 10/4/2018, midnight
With decorum and credibility hot button words in the age of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, it was interesting to hear his mentor take back the spotlight during a news conference at the Rose Garden Monday.
After Ceclia Vega, a White House reporter for ABC News, was called on by Trump, he suggested she was shocked to be recognized. “She’s, like, in a state of shock,” he cracked.
Vega responded that she was not in a state of shock, maintaining her poise even after Trump, mishearing her response of thank you as “thinking,” snapped, “I know you’re not thinking. You never do.”
We heard that same kind of retort from Kavanaugh when Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota asked him about a possible blackout during one of his alleged drinking bouts. “You’re asking about blackout. I don’t know, have you?” Kavanaugh responded.
Disrespect to a white woman journalist and a senator, whether you’re the president or a Supreme Court hopeful, epitomizes the dire straits the nation is in when it comes to the treatment of women.
There is nothing new about Trump’s deficiencies when it comes to dealing with women, as he is an unindicted predator, but to witness this aggressive attack from a nominee to the nation’s highest court was as stunning to us as it was to Sen. Klobuchar.
From our prospective, these incidents, essentially unprovoked outbursts from angry white men in power, fuels the theory that they are worried about the continuance of their authority and privilege.
The resentment spewed by Trump on his predecessor in the Oval Office was particularly opprobrious and uncalled for. His personal accusations and invectives went far beyond the usual differences expressed by a member of the opposing party.
Kavanaugh seems to possess an unyielding resentment against his accusers, and his behavior and responses stood in contrast to what is usually displayed by folks innocent of charges against them, according to some psychologists.
Whatever the outcome of the FBI investigation—and we feel it will, as in the Clarence Thomas case, clear the path to nomination—Kavanaugh will be even more vindictive once he has arrived at the pinnacle of power and judgment.
If so, Trump has once again forced an iniquity down the populace throat, and while we still have the power to scream: Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go!