Praise to Collins!

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY OCTOBER 9, 2018

         IT ISN’T OFTEN I FIND REASON TO PRAISE REPUBLICAN SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS OF MAINE. SHE FAVORS ABORTION, SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.  BUT HER REASONED AND SUBSTANTIVE SPEECH LAST FRIDAY IN WHICH SHE ANNOUNCED HER SUPPORT FOR BRETT KAVANAUGH DESERVES PRAISE.

         AMONG OTHER THINGS SHE DECRIED THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST KAVANAUGH AND HIS JUDICIAL RECORD. “WE HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION OF A CONFIRMATION PROCESS THAT HAS BECOME SO DYSFUNCTIONAL IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A CARICATURE OF A GUTTER-LEVEL POLITICAL CAMPAIGN THAN A SOLEMN OCCASION.”

         COLLINS CHASTIZED LEFT-WING ACTIVISTS FOR DISTORTING THE JUDGE’S RECORD AND SMEARING HIS CHARACTER. SHE MIGHT HAVE INDICTED THE MAJOR MEDIA FOR HELPING TO FEED THE FRENZY BY NEVER ONCE CHALLENGING THE CLAIMS OF THE LEFT.

         AND THEN COLLINS SAID THIS: “OUR SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATION PROCESS HAS BEEN IN STEADY DECLINE FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. ONE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THE KAVANAUGH NOMINATION IS WHERE THE PROCESS HAS FINALLY HIT ROCK BOTTOM.”

            GIVEN THE NASTINESS OF THE LEFT, I DOUBT IT. READ THE ENTIRE SPEECH. KAVANAUGH IS ON THE SUPREME COURT LARGELY BECAUSE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LISA MURKOWSKI OF ALASKA, REPUBLICANS STUCK TOGETHER. I’M CAL THOMAS.