CHARLOTTE, NC. Clarence Thomas had it tough being confirmed to the Supreme Court. But Brett Kavanaugh now is finding it even tougher. Considering the vicious, personally demeaning climate in Washington these days, why would individuals of high moral character like Thomas and Kavanaugh want to subject themselves to the flying dung flung by our corrupt politicians?
While we’re at it, whatever happened to the concept of “innocent until proven guilty”?
Another low blow engineered by partisan Democrats
Suddenly, out of nowhere, the Democrats hit both Kavanaugh and the American people with a distracting Hail Mary fusillade of ancient and unproven allegations from over 30 years ago. They are intended to derail once again the political bedrock our country was founded upon nearly two and a half centuries ago.
Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by our duly elected President to become a member of the Supreme Court. Whether or not he is qualified is of little consequence to the Trump haters, however. They will do anything to destroy his presidency. The Kavanaugh debate is not about the man seeking the position. It’s all about the occupant of the White House.
Perhaps the saddest commentary of the controversy is the fact that Democrats arguably created Donald Trump, assuring his election through the odious antics of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. They would never admit this, of course. But if you hate Mr. Trump, then thank the sloppy, misguided administration that came before his.
For eight years, Barack Obama, America’s first black president, had a golden opportunity to change the political face of the country. He squandered that opportunity. And, in the end, through his constant attacks on other racial groups, made us even more polarized than before.
If you dislike Trump, you deserved what you got. That’s the American way.
Borking triumphantly returns to The Swamp
Even someone as off the wall as comedian/commentator Bill Maher pointed out the absurdity of the latest surprise attack on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
“Now they’re coming at him (Kavanaugh) with this accusation from someone anonymous who said that he was at a party… but sexual assault in high school from an anonymous source, I think it makes us look bad.”
“Makes us look bad.” You think?
Of course, in the world of politics as it exists today, none of that matters. The Democrats need only to make the charge and let the slander play out in the media. Once again, we confront a “Guilty until proven innocent” situation that ignores constitutional intent.
Whether or not the accusation of sexual harassment against Brett Kavanaugh is true is actually of little consequence. The story is out there now, and it has a life of its own.
Brett Kavanaugh gets the Clarence Thomas treatment
The solution, of course, is simple but if it happens, it will play out over time as part of a delaying tactic, which is all the opposition to Kavanaugh wants in the first place. On a best case basis, Kavanaugh would have to serve his time on the bench with the burden of the current slander hanging around his neck. Justic Clarence Thomas has had to endure the same thing since his remarkably similar confirmation battle in the early 1990s.
All that needs to be done is to bring Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to testify in front of the committee. That brings this game to an end, one way or the other. The Senate dealt with the late-inning Anita Hill hit-job on Clarence Thomas in similar fashion. Of course, that solution could delay the upcoming confirmation vote, which is really what this is all about.
If there was once “something rotten in Denmark,” it is even “rottener” today in Washington.
Blasey Ford claims the alleged “sexual assault” incident allegedly involving Brett Kavanaugh took place 30 years ago when she and Kavanaugh attended different high schools.
Essential question: Why is that this and all such incidents come to the forefront decades after they occurred?
Allegedly, Matt Lauer used to pinch Katie Couric on the derrière almost on a daily basis. If Couric didn’t approve, why didn’t she come forward immediately rather than allow Lauer to believe it was a silly harmless inside gesture between them other what Couric claims it really was?
Was Lauer culpable? Sure.
Did Couric’s response allow it to continue? Absolutely.
In other words, not to dismiss Lauer’s actions, both individuals are to blame.
Where’s the proof? But, who needs it, right?
In Kavanaugh’s case, he categorically denies the alleged one-time incident and says he doesn’t even know who his accuser is. For the record, Ford cannot provide an address where the alleged incident took place and does not recollect the date it supposedly occurred. Other than Ford herself, no one else seems to recall whether she or Kavanaugh ever met.
No matter. Guilty until proven innocent.
Forget that no less than 65 women have signed a document attesting to Kavanaugh’s GOOD character at the time the so-called incident took place. All that matters in the eyes of The Swamp is a single, isolated accusation against a Supreme Court nominee by an unknown woman — a leftist professor, in fact — who crawled out of the woodwork three decades after it supposedly took place.
They say that “timing is everything.” Certainly the timing of this accusation is suspicious.
This latest fad phenomenon is a meme fashionably expressed as “Me Too” or “#MeToo.” Under this rubric, roughly 100 million Americans claim they know someone who has been affected by sexual violence.
Where do we draw the line on slanders and smears?
Clearly contemporary mores have dictated greater awareness of sexual harassment today. But in the latter part of the 20th century much of what is now coming into the limelight was chalked off to rampaging teenage hormones that were, for the most part, relatively harmless.
That is not to say any of these real or imagined incidents were or are acceptable behavior. But there is considerable difference between teenage hijinks and alleged assaults. Assuming you can even prove the veracity of such accusations.
Word is that Christine Blasey Ford will, indeed, have her day in court. Even Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway has said, “This woman should not be insulted and should not be ignored. The woman will be heard.”
That’s an excellent strategy, considering that the Trump side of the argument believes there is nothing to the accusations and only serves to prolong the Democrats’ stalling tactics.
It’s time to restore a sense of decency to our corrupt Federal institutions
Dirty tricks have been at the forefront of the Supreme Court confirmation process ever since the Democrats destroyed highly qualified nomination of Robert Bork for the position of Chief Justice back in the late 1980s. Nothing is too low to maintain the Deep State / left-wing Democrat power structure that currently dominates the Federal goverhnment in Washington.
Eventually, the current smear and slander festival will play out one way or another for Brett Kavanaugh. The same proved true for the rough ride endured by Clarence Thomas. But at the very least, the public, not media or political hacks, should have the right to determine innocence until proven guilty.
— Headline image: Cartoon by Branco. Reproduced with permission and by arrangement with Legal Insurrection.
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