Millions Dead, Constitution Destroyed, And Other Ridiculous Predictions About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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This is going to be such great fun…….

Accountability: Even before President Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, predictions of doom and gloom were rampant. They’ll only get more dire as Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination battle proceeds. Will anyone hold these people accountable for their unfounded, irresponsible, uninformed scaremongering claims?

As a public service, we’ve been collecting some of the more fantastical forecasts about the hellscape that Judge Kavanaugh will unleash on the country should he make it to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, political leaders and the media can get away with such outlandish claims because nobody bothers to follow up. They just make a new round of dire predictions.

We think that needs to change. So we encourage readers to print and save this for future reference. See if any of them come to pass with Kavanaugh on the bench. Hold the scaremongers accountable.

Hemorrhaging rights

“If Kavanaugh is confirmed, we could see progress rolled back on many issues including the right of women to make their own medical decisions, voting rights, rights of workers to organize for better wages and working conditions, the principle of equal justice under the law & more.” — Sen. Corey Booker, D-N.J., who is another likely contender for the Democratic nomination.

“If confirmed, American citizens will hemorrhage basic rights, and corporations will have an open door for a hostile takeover.”— Tom Steyer, billionaire Democratic financier.

“If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court it will have a profoundly negative effect on workers’ rights, women’s rights and voting rights for decades to come.”— Sen. Bernie Sanders,Socialist-Vt.

“A woman’s right to choose is on the line, LGBTQ rights could be rolled back, affordable health care could be brought down, fair housing, consumer protections and environmental protections could all be decimated.”— JB Pritzker, Democratic candidate for Illinois governor.

“With Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, Roe v. Wade, affordable health care, labor unions, and civil rights will all be on the chopping block.”— Democratic National Committee.

Widespread destruction

@realDonaldTrump is using this nomination as a destructive tool on a generation of progress for workers, women, LGBTQ people, communities of color & families, and to radically reverse the course of American justice and democracy.”— House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

 Trump unchecked

“With a subservient Republican Congress and a far-right Supreme Court, there is a real risk that the worst impulses of the Trump presidency will go unchecked.” — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

“Kavanaugh was the right pick if Trump’s top priority was protecting himself from criminal investigation.”—’s Ezra Klein.

“Even CONSIDERING this nomination will cement the first American dictatorship.”— Joss Whedon, movie director.

Sharia law imposed

“OK Ladies and Gentlemen who care for and respect ladies, it is official. The move back to Medieval Values, Shariah Law even, where old, bitter men get to tell women what is best for their bodies, lives, and well being is as done a deal as this is Twitter. Unless we say NO! NO!” — Ron Perlman, movie actor who played “Hellboy.”

Gun safety destroyed

“Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. He believes assault weapon bans are unconstitutional, a position way out of the judicial mainstream, far to the right of even late Justice Scalia.”— Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s extreme outlier approach to the Second Amendment would put in jeopardy the full range of gun safety laws.”— Moms Demand Action, gun control advocacy group.

“Judge Kavanaugh’s dangerous views on the Second Amendment are far outside the mainstream of even conservative thought and stand in direct opposition to the values and priorities of the vast majority of Americans.”— Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona.

No more equal opportunity

“With a Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we could see reversals of hard-won gains securing equal opportunity in education, employment and housing. We could see further exclusion of communities of color from participation in our democracy. We could see racism continue to flourish within the criminal justice system. We could see the elimination of effective tools for proving discrimination.”— NAACP statement.

Freedom at risk

“Kavanaugh will only further threaten to erode our nation’s promise of freedom, justice and equality for all.”— Muslim Civil Rights Group

Health care chopped

 “In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, @realDonaldTrump has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block.”— Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Millions dead

“The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come and will morph our Supreme Court into a political arm of the right-wing Republican Party.”— Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

“If Brett Kavanaugh survives the confirmation process, he will rapidly advance a fringe right agenda on the court that will accelerate plutocratic control of our economy and politics, actively undermine the steps our country must take towards greater racial equity, and directly lead to the deaths of countless women with the dismantling of abortion rights.”— Jim Dean, chairman of Democracy for America.

 “Trump’s announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States.”— Statement by The Women’s March, which referred in the headline to “Donald Trump’s nomination of XX to the Supreme Court.”

White supremacists thrive

“Tonight ‘s announcement threatens to destroy decades of progress made by our nation’s most vulnerable communities, and it locks in a white supremacist agenda from Capitol to the White House to the halls of our nation’s highest courts.”— Maurice BP-Weeks, co-executive director, Action Center on Race and Economy.

Contraceptives denied

“When President Trump Monday nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, he probably doomed the right to abortion, same-sex marriage and maybe even contraception.”— Jay Michaelson, legal affairs columnist at the Daily Beast.

The Constitution destroyed

The winners for most hysterical forecasts, however, are Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for the taxpayer-funded National Public Radio, and presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Before Trump named Kavanaugh, here’s what Harris had to say on MSNBC:

“If Trump gets what he wants here what’s the court gonna look like the next 30 years? We’re looking at a destruction of the Constitution of the United States.”

And here’s how Totenberg described the impact of Trump’s replacing Justice Kennedy on NPR’s “All Things Considered”:

The end of the world

 “Roe v. Wade might be reversed. Lots of federal regulations might be thrown out, might be a different, more — less tolerant view of gun regulation and affirmative action. He was the fifth vote to uphold affirmative action in higher education. That could change, too  so as R.E.M. once put it, ‘the end of the world as we know it.’ ”

You can bet that none of these horror stories will come true if Kavanaugh makes it to the Supreme Court.

Unfortunately, it’s also a certainty that none of these politicians, opinion makers or celebrities will be held to account for their flagrant efforts to mislead the country and stir up anger and hostility.

(If readers find other examples of horrific predictions, feel free to text them to us at and we’ll try to add them to the list.)

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