Want a reason for Trump voters to go to the polls n November? Look no further than the torrent of trash-talk aimed at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing from Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris, Richard Blumenthal, Sheldon Whitehouse, Mazie Hirono, Cory Booker and Dick Durbin.
“Unbearable,” writes Danniel Henninger in the WSJ.
Through all of the hysterics, insults, and interruptions rained upon him, Bret Kavanaugh looked on without reacting, Kyle Sammin notes in The Federalist.
(Kavanaugh) even managed to appear interested and to consider the import of all the calumny poured down on him from the senators’ dais.
It isn’t easy to be insulted to your face for hours with no opportunity to defend yourself, but that level of decorum and composure is what we should hope for from a nominee to the nation’s highest court. His calmness should serve, too, as an example for the residents of the festering swamps at both extremes of the political spectrum.
When asked to explain Donald Trump to Europeans recently, Daniel Henninger opined that there are two Trumps. The first is the Twitter Trump “to whom one can attach 20 adjectives and nouns along a scale from obnoxious idiot to unappreciated genius.”
The second Trump is the Trump presidency, which consists of hundreds of individuals appointed to execute his policies. In President Trump’s first year, those policies included the immigrant travel ban, news of which spread throughout the world. But with the help of a Republican Congress, his policies also included the reversal of the Obama era’s multitudinous economic regulations and in December a 40% reduction in the corporate-tax rate, to 21% from 35%.
In the six months between December and everyone’s summer vacation, the U.S. economy achieved full employment. We now have a labor shortage. Unemployment rates for blacks and Hispanics are at historic lows. After eight years of suppression, a still-powerful U.S. economy has been liberated.
And if that is not enough, there is this: Voters concerned about the courts will be relieved to hear that last week Mitch McConnell’s Senate confirmed Mr. Trump’s 60th judicial nominee.