that guy in AZ Wrote:
I've written about John Hawkins before. Here's a few more quick points:
Hawkins owns Linkiest and the conservative blog Right Wing News that "between 2013 and 2016", together with its affiliate pages "consistently saw more interaction on Facebook than the pages of many of the largest news media in the country: the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Fox News. Combined." Right Wing News was removed by Facebook on October 11, 2018.
His columns appear once a week at BizPac Review and have been published in various newspapers like Townhall.com, The Washington Times, Human Events, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The Huffington Post, Hot Air, PJ Media and National Review.. He has interviewed Ann Coulter, Donald Rumsfeld, Newt Gingrich, Milton Friedman, Ron Paul, Ben Shapiro and Andrew Breitbart among others.
Hawkins worked for the Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008, claimed to have been blackballed from the Republican Convention that year for criticizing John McCain] and was also the co-founder of "Not Mitt Romney.com" in 2012.] Additionally, Hawkins was also on Current TV's first King Con appeared on the first HuffPoLive live panel and was listed by Alternet as one of the 10 Young Right-Wingers Being Prepped to Take Over the Conservative Movement Hawkins is known for his anti-marijuana stance.
During the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings (see Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination), Hawkins raised more than $600,000 for him via a GoFundMe campaign. Kavanaugh declined the money and Hawkins requested it to be sent to a charity Kavanaugh supports, the Archdiocese of Washington.
I still get Townhall.com every day. Like Dutch, I keep shaking my old head.
I still get mail from my ex-congressman Paul Gosar. A few days ago, he was outraged that the media was not printing stories about the Hunter Biden laptop "scandal'.
To recap, Rudy Giuliani said that Biden flew with his laptops from Los Angeles to an Eastern city, where he then hopped another train that took him to another city, where the laptops were turned over to a blind Trump-supporting shop owner, whose security cameras were not working at the time.
Gee, why didn't the New York Times publish this story?
Gosar is about as right wing as you can get.
The comments on his website about Judge Barrett are as deranged as ever:
Here are the main points he made:
Yesterday’s announcement by President Trump to nominate Federal Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court is already being hailed by conservatives nationwide as a brilliant choice. Unlike her predecessor, a far left activist and occasional adherent to the Constitution, Judge Barrett is an accomplished jurist and principled legal scholar who has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to interpreting and upholding our beloved Constitution as written -- and not legislating from the bench. She adheres to the ideology of Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked. “His judicial philosophy is mine, too,” Barrett said of Justice Scalia. “A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they may hold.” President Trump has nominated an amazing person to fill this important seat who will faithfully interpret the Constitution.
The American people deserve a fully operational Supreme Court in order to ensure the functions of our government remain unimpeded as it enters into the Fall 2020 work schedule -- where the Court will prepare to take up issues such as Obamacare, the Second Amendment, the right to life, and possibly even the Presidential election itself.
There are cries from the Left that the American people should have a choice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice, demanding a delay in a confirmation until after the 2020 election.
To them I say two things:
1. The American people need not be lectured on decorum and respect for the Constitution by the Marxist Democrat Party that has spent the last four months shredding the Constitution, rioting, looting and setting American cities ablaze.
2. The American people already spoke in 2016 when they elected Donald J. Trump as President and a Republican majority in the Senate. The people further spoke when they expanded that majority in 2018.
Exit polling from the 2016 election shows that a majority of those who saw the President’s ability to nominate justices to the high court as the most important factor in their vote, backed Trump. Their voices deserve to be heard!
Unlike in 2016, the current makeup of the White House and the Senate are congruent and unambiguously reflect the wishes of the American people. We cannot be intimidated by the radical calls from the Left for a delay in the confirmation process. It is the President's duty to nominate Supreme Court Justices and the Senate's duty to advise and consent.
Hmmm, one wonders why the House of Representatives doesn’t reflect the wishes of the American people. Oh, well, just another RW asshat.
Even though it is written by a conservative, Tom Nichols, I recommend The Death of Expertise.