I never expected to write another post about the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. Then something unexpected happened. A compromise was reached.
Unlike many, I deliberately didn’t watch yesterday’s testimony. By all accounts, the accuser did well. Even President Trump had kind words for her. It looked to me that Kavanaugh would not be confirmed. It had nothing to do with what did or did not happen years ago. This gave Democrats political cover not to vote against him. Republicans could only afford to lose one vote and I expected them to lose two or three.
Several of those on the fence met. Out of that came the agreement to have the FBI do a brief investigation and report back in a week. Some Republicans are criticizing this because they don’t want to concede an inch of ground to the Democrats. Their object is not to win a political battle; it’s to get Kavanaugh confirmed. This will give political cover to vote for him. No matter what happens, Democrats will scream for further delays. It may take more than a week, but I expect he will be sworn in soon.
If my prediction comes true, it will be a real pleasure to see something work as it is supposed to. Government is all about compromise. That’s the only reason we have a country in the first place. Today, both parties are more interested in fighting each other than doing what is good for the country. That’s why I am an independent.