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GOP’s hypocritical ‘outrage’

Republicans are currently full of manufactured moral outrage over the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination. It seems to me they have conveniently short memories over who started this partisan fire.

I still remember the over-the-top partisan exercises that masqueraded as investigations into both Bill and Hillary Clinton. Brett Kavanaugh worked for Kenneth Starr and had no compunction trying to use “search and destroy” tactics to smear the reputation of Bill Clinton. Lindsey Graham joined in too and seems to have forgotten his partisan role too.

Then there were the non-stop GOP Benghazi investigations into Hillary Clinton. They did manage to ruin her reputation (even when they found nothing wrong) and helped cost her the White House. Where was the GOP morality then?

Finally there is Merrick Garland, who was nominated to join the Supreme Court by President Obama. Merrick Garland did not get a hearing from the GOP-led Judicial Committee in NINE months. Result? They stole a SCOTUS seat from Democrats.

Anyone who believes that the current GOP moral outrage is legitimate is naive. Partisanship is ugly and it is destructive, but Democrats didn’t start this fire.

Doug Burr



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