Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America’s Ruling Class – VICE
Clearly, the fact that these people know each other doesn’t make any of them right about anything. The back-scratching op-eds written in Kavanaugh’s favor by his friends didn’t prove anything other than his friends’ connections at prominent publications. And the defenses of Kavanaugh, whether wild-eyed like Whelan’s or more measured, just show us how ready conservatives are to close ranks. “There’s a greater sense of solidarity and kinship between elite law school conservatives than elite law school centrists and liberals,” Hauser told me. “An attack on Kavanaugh really is an attack on all of them.”
Kavanaugh may still be confirmed in the coming days, as many Republican senators care more about creating a conservative majority on the Supreme Court than the accusations against him. At this point, the GOP is well practiced in ignoring or discounting allegations of sexual assault. But let’s not forget that the path Kavanaugh has walked to power is designed for people like him—privileged, white, connected, conservative. The system exists to promote his type and to excuse any blemish, past or present. We used to ask how the US got Donald Trump, but the answer seems obvious: We got him the same way we got all these other guys.