In perhaps the most surprising news item of the week (which is quite the feat), Romney has apparently decided to grow a spine. Many feared that Romney would be the key crusader against Trump’s impending Supreme Court Justice pick, set to be announced on Saturday. However, Romney has startled everyone and enraged more than a few by openly stating he will not oppose or otherwise obstruct the Supreme Court Justice nomination process.
Well, in spite of Romney’s rather insistence reticence against the idea of Trump as President (either that, or an unwillingness to let go of clear envy), Romney has not gone as far as some would have hoped. Turns out that Romney grew a conscience and decided not to obstruct the Constitution in favor of his personal hatred against Trump.
In his statement, Romney said, “My decision regarding a Supreme Court nomination is not the result of a subjective test of ‘fairness’ which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It is based on the immutable fairness of following the law, which in this case is the Constitution and precedent. The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own.”
Romney continued, “I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications.” [Source: The Blaze]
Democrats, take note. In particular the crazed Pelosi, tantalizing no one but herself and her increasingly fewer followers by proclaiming that impeachment is one of the “arrows” in her decidedly unimpressive quiver. It would be fairly hilarious to see which grounds she would attempt to impeach Trump upon, considering he is following through with his constitutional duties that the Democrats seem so concerned about. However, it is important to recall that facts are not friends of the Democrats, particularly these days.
In fact, speaking of the fact-repellant Democrats, who typically always have the fake news media on their side, one of the fakest of fake news media outlets, also known as Newsweek, actually had to issue a retraction at the end of one of its absurd hit pieces on one of Trump’s rumored topic picks for the vacant SCOTUS seat.
Newsweek recently published a hit piece on Amy Coney Barrett, claiming that she was the inspiration for the dystopian, anti-female themes present in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” written by Margaret Atwood. The “evidence” used was flimsy at best, given that the only supposed “facts” presented were as follows: A Catholic group, in which Barrett belongs to, served as the inspiration for Atwood’s novel.
Even those facts were fake. In fact, they were so fake that Newsweek had to issue a disclaimer, conveniently placed at the end of the article, much in the same way that the fake news media buried the private settlement between Nick Sandmann and the various fake media publications that tried to smear him.
Since Atwood herself never openly stated any commentary regarding the specific that the group Barrett belongs to, People of Praise, did not inspire her novel, Newsweek found itself scrambling. In typically sloppy fake news fashion, instead of retracting the story, which is what any publication with any sort of moral compass would do, the article basically announced itself as totally fake news at the end:
“This article’s headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. The book’s author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work. A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.” [Source: Town Hall]
Yeah. “Regrets.” More like they “regret” being “fact checked.” Not to mention, Newsweek effectively admitted to inventing stories. Don’t the obsessive “fact checkers” ever learn to check their own “facts”?
Fortunately, Newsweek also had to change the article title from “How Amy Coney Barrett’s People of Praise group inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’” to “How Charismatic Catholic Groups Like Amy Coney Barrett’s People of Praise Inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’”
How terribly uncreative, not to mention terribly wordy. Maybe colleges should get back to teaching the real humanities, which include basic writing skills.
Fortunately for all American Patriots, Romney is smart enough to follow the Constitution rather than the fake news, which has undoubtedly enabled many to breathe a sigh of relief.
Now, the waiting game begins for the announcement on Saturday, and what a delicious wait it is!