My mother always tried to instill in me that old saying that goes: “If you don’t have anything nice to say (about someone), then don’t say anything at all.”
I guess it’s a good thing I never really listened to my mother. Or not.
Whatever, here I was yesterday (May 19), ready to write a piece about how, some differences I may have with her or not, it was probably time for all Maryland Republicans to rally around House Minority Whip and U.S. Senate candidate, Kathy Szeliga – because, you know, she’s running against Nancy Pelosi’s lap-bitch, Congressman Chris Van Hollen to take over for retiring dwarf, Senator Barbara Mikulski.
And, then, I read a story yesterday about how Kathy Szeliga is urging that the U.S. Senate take a vote on Borat Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, the “honorable” Merrick Garland. In her statement, Szeliga said:
“A Supreme Court nominee should be given a fair hearing and should either be approved or rejected based on their merits. An automatic rubber stamp of yes or no based on your political allegiance is not good governing,”
What the Hell?!
In a perfect world, maybe what Kathy Szeliga is calling for might make some sense. But this isn’t anywhere near being a perfect world. This is politics – which makes it about as far removed from being a perfect world as you can get.
So, at a time, when Ms. Szeliga should be highlighting the differences between herself and her opponent, Congressman Van Hollen, she agrees with him on something that is beyond a minor issue: Voting on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
Now, understand, IF the U.S. Senate were to vote on Borat’s nominee, Garland, he would very likely be voted down in the Republican-led Senate. But, that’s not the point of this article. The point of THIS article is WHY in The Hell would ANY Republican want to give the Socialists THAT wedge issue – of voting down a President’s nominee – going into a Presidential election year.
I guess Mrs. Szeliga is merely pandering to Maryland’s more…how shall I word this… “liberal” ideological bent, but at what cost? From what I can see, she can’t afford to be losing any Republican votes. And, yet, she goes and says this bullshit as quoted above.
I guess Kathy Szeliga is playing that old Bob Ehrlich game of thinking “Where ELSE are Republican voters going to go?” in this election year. Whatever game she’s playing, however, it sucks. This is one of those things that – even if she really does believe Merrick Garland deserves a vote – it’s better to simply keep your damned mouth shut.
At the MDOP convention last weekend, I got into a conversation about Kathy Szeliga – in which, a fellow attendee began it by saying, “Well, she’s not really a conservative, but Kathy Szeliga is all we’ve got…”
By saying she’s “all we’ve got,” he meant he was going to vote for her since she is the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate this year.
I agreed with him on both of his points.
That being said, despite our earlier differences on policy, I’d like to be able to vote for you, Kathy – but damn! Although there is no way in Hell I’d ever vote for Pelosi’s lap-bitch, you are making this one Hell of a lot more difficult than it needs to be.