- Aug 2010
- Welsh Marches
The extreme politicization is a relatively recent thing, and the Democrats have been largely responsible; Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who is just about a much a constructivist and leftist as it is possible to be was voted in 96 to 3 in the arly 90s. She herself said that the Kavanaugh hearings were the wrong way to do it and hers (or the earlier) way of conducting things was the right way. It look as if they were trying to discredit Kavanugh and thus the status of the court even if he should be voted in, as a sort of backstop. Purely political and utterly revolting at a human level. It will e very hard to draw back from this, and well qualified people might well hesitate to put themselves forward in future for fear of having their repuations smeared, That cannot be a good thing. (I am not an American and have no political bias in favour of Kavanaugh.) To decide the matter by public would make the situation even worse in view of the prevailing polarization general lack of responsibility in the American media, which is now beyond a joke.