Borking, anything but boring

Today is pretty historic in the confirmation hearings of a potential U.S. Sepreme Court judge, Brett Kavanaugh.

I’ve heard the term “borking” more in the past few days than ever in my life. It was used by Mr. Kavanaugh in his opening statement today, so what does it mean?

In a nutshell, it means an attempt to take a nominee down by way of character assassination. It’s why there is a confirmation hearing to begin with.

I’m captivated watching this play out on TV today. It’s clearly a battle of Democrats vs. Republicans, and the prosecution of “an attacker” (and/or facts about the alleged attack) almost doesn’t even matter. Here’s the heart of the matter…

Democrats work from emotion. Republicans work from logic. The only wrong is when one uses all of one and none of the other.

-Out of the Wilderness

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