Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Some people on the right seem let down by President Trump's Supreme Court pick. Fox's Judge Nap, for instance:
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday he was "disappointed" in President Trump nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, calling the 53-year-old federal appeals court judge "the heart and soul of the D.C. establishment.” ...

"I’m disappointed in the president because this is not the type of person that he said he would pick. Justice [Neil] Gorsuch was," Napolitano, a former judge, said on "Fox & Friends" when asked by co-host Pete Hesgeth if Kavanaugh was a so-called "swamp pick."

"This person is at the heart and soul of the D.C. establishment against whom the president railed," he added.
And Tony Perkins, speaking on Fox:
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was critical of President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, calling the pick "safe." ...

"I'm actually a little surprised," Perkins said on "Fox News @ Night." "I thought the president would want a bigger fight."

Trump and his administration have done a great job of choosing people who abide by the Constitution, Perkins said, but added that he hoped Trump would "go a little stronger" with a choice like Amy Coney Barrett.
Rick Santorum is deeply disappointed:
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a social conservative and strong pro-life advocate, expressed a similar sentiment on CNN after Trump's announcement Monday night, arguing that Trump has not energized his base with the selection.

"He is from Washington. He is the establishment pick. He is the Bush pick," Santorum told host Chris Cuomo, adding he does not see the nomination as a "game changer."

"It just seems like Trump, in this case, just bowed to the elite in Washington, and I think that's going to rub a lot of people the wrong way."
As is this guy:
Conservative legal strategist Matthew Laroisere on Tuesday referred to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as "milquetoast."

“We’re hearing a lot of talk, a lot of saber rattling saying this is an extremely conservative pick that is the second most conservative judge on the bench. It’s actually not true. The guy’s pretty milquetoast. He’s pretty average in terms of a conservative judge,” Laroisere, who is a legal associate at the Cato Institute, told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on “Rising.”
Is this disgust real or fake? Maybe it's the latter:

Are they trying to fool us into believing that they see him as less than ideal so we won't fight him very hard? Maybe. But I think they have a taste for blood, and they were hoping for more.

Donald Trump's aggressive campaign against all governing norms -- and Mitch McConnell's as well -- have led right-wingers to believe that every confrontation can lead to the maximum amount of liberal ownage. Here was a golden opportunity to inflict maximum pain on the libs, and Trump went for ... only a moderate amount of pain. It's not fair!

They're going to get everything they want from Kavanaugh -- but they wanted it to feel like a beatdown right now. So disappointing.

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