WASHINGTON. Eleventh-hour accusations concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual shenanigans while in high school – yes, high school – have brought to the forefront once again the utter gutlessness of Republican squishes in Washington. Will these RINOs have the guts to power through the Democrats’ latest outrage, 2018’s Anita Hill 2.0, and confirm Judge Kavanaugh?
Flaking out on Kavanaugh
GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, for one, a never-Trump Republican, actually says he’s considering denying Kavanaugh his vote.
Flake, of course, has little to lose, as he’s chosen not to run for re-election this November. But if such spineless Republicans as Flake should go down to defeat this November, it will present Trump-friendly GOP voters an opportunity to remake the party in their image going forward.
Getting back to Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, a psychologist at Palo Alto University in California’s Silicon Valley, told the Washington Post that a drunken high school kid named Kavanaugh held her down and groped her while covering her mouth with his hand. But Ford didn’t help her credibility by gilding the lily:
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me.”
The charge is as hysterical and unbelievable as that made by former comedian Rosie O’Donnell:
“A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote to kill women.”
#MeToo meets Anita Hill
The latest attack against the Kavanaugh nomination clearly has the stench of Anita Hill about it. She’s the woman whose late-inning sexual harassment accusations against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas nearly scuttled his Senate confirmation.
None other than the man from Chappaquiddick, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy of Massachusetts, outlined the broader implications of the Thomas controversy in a speech before the John F. Kennedy School of Government:
“Some of the anger of recent days reflects the pain of a new idea still being born – the idea of a society where sex discrimination is ended and sexual harassment is unacceptable – the idea of an America where the majority who are women are truly and finally equal citizens.”
Drowned Democratic campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne never lived to see Kennedy’s dream of a harassment-free America fulfilled.
Clarence Thomas, the fighter
It’s at this point Brett Kavanaugh better take control of his own nomination process like Clarence Thomas did in 1991. Gutless Republicans, including President George H.W. Bush, did little to help him. And so, he helped himself using angry and brilliant rhetoric leveled at his Democratic detractors:
“The Supreme Court is not worth it. No job is worth it. I am not here for that. I am here for my name, my family, my life, and my integrity. I think something is dreadfully wrong with this country when any person, any person in this free country would be subjected to this… This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace.
“And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas. And it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the US Senate, rather than hung from a tree.”
Killing the old Democrat order
The same holds true for Kavanaugh. He deigns to think the words in the US Constitution mean what they say and no more. He believes that the Constitution affords the Congress and the States — not the courts — an amendment process to alter the document as needed.
No such process was employed when in 1973 the high court invented a right to abortion. The delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 never contemplated that right. The Roe vs. Wade ruling effectively amended the Constitution without the required ratification by two-thirds of the states. That’s because it’s unlikely such an amendment would ever win ratification.
What Clarence Thomas dubbed the Democrat’s “old order” is dying. That became clear the morning of November 9, 2016, when voters declared Donald J. Trump the winner over Hillary Clinton. It became clearer still when the new president’s first Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, won Senate confirmation. It was made clearer still with his second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
That old Democrat order is now under assault from the party’s ankle-biting, democratic-socialist fringe whose radical standard bearers – Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – sport wild and crazy eyes that offer windows into their dark, chaotic souls.
The GOP’s squishes and never-Trumpers will hang back. They will not come to Kavanaugh’s aid. It is up to Kavanaugh to strongly and angerly defend himself against the Democrats’ Anita Hill style smears.
In so doing, Kavanaugh will join Clarence Thomas in driving a steak through the heart of the old Democrat order.
Top Images: Brett Kavanaugh. Inset, Anita Hill. CBS News screen captures.