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Senator Susan Collins slays the Democrat Dragon of Resistance

Written By | Oct 5, 2018

St. George killing the Dragon – Vittore Carpaccio , one of the painters par excellence of the Venetian Republic , working in the 1400s,

WASHINGTON, DC: Senator Susan Collins spoke power to truth. Your truth, her truth, and my truth. And Brett Kavanaugh’s truth. The process of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to confirmation vote is been painful.  The actions of Senate Democrats and the Soros funded resistance group members screaming at Senators Flake, McConnell, Cruz and Hatch has been an embarrassment for the United States on a national stage. They are the Democrat Dragon with their scorching firebreath.

And while it would be hard to find anyone who enjoyed the last few weeks of the Senatorial process, the process has been important.  The result is that the Republic is strong. That the founders have created a system that still stands.  And that even when it seems impossible, Republicans will do everything they can to ensure that democracy prevails.

As Senator Collins says in her speech before announcing her vote on the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh:

“Today we have come to the conclusion of a confirmation process that has become so dysfunctional, it looks more like a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign than a solemn occasion.”
The resistance speaks within minutes of the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

The Democrat Dragon of Resistance was inflamed by Senator Chuck Schumer within minutes of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. It was first about the Democrat Liberals fear over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Roe v. Wade, and any number of other liberal issues.  It was about a deep hate for Donald J. Trump. And anger over the loss of Hillary Clinton.

It was enough to make them start screaming at Senators. Or at the sky or in the atrium of the Senate Hart Building where some 600 were arrested.

It was enough for Senator Chuck’s cousin, Amy Schumer, to leave liberal LaLa Land to join the cleavaged Alyssa Milano in a photo op.

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Senator Collins reveals the hypocrisy of the Democrats Dragon of Resistance
The president nominated Brett Kavanaugh on July 9th. Within moments of that announcement, special interest groups raced to be the first to oppose him, including one organization that didn’t even bother to fill in the judge’s name on its prewritten press release. They simply wrote that they opposed Donald Trump’s nomination of “XX” to the Supreme Court of the United States. A number of senators joined the race to announce their opposition, but they were beaten to the punch by one of our colleagues who actually announced opposition before the nominee’s identity was even known.
The allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh

The testimony of Christine Blasey Ford was heartfelt, even if you feel she was wrong. However, as ‘watchers” we have to accept that she believes her statements.  That said, her inability to offer any corroboration, much less consistent memory, coupled with the allegations by the “creepy porn lawyer” Avenetti’s client Sweetnik, had reasonable people questioning her credibility.

“For instance, since these allegations have become public, Professor Ford testified that not a single person has contacted her to say I was at the party that night. Furthermore, the professor testified that although she does not remember how she got home that evening, she knew that because of the distance she would have needed a ride, yet not a single person has come forward to say that they were the one who drove her home or were in the car with her that night. And Professor Ford also indicated that, even though she left that small gathering of six or so people abruptly and without saying good-bye, and distraught, none of them called her the next day or ever to ask why she left, is she okay, not even her closest friend Ms. Keyser. 

That the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee took these allegations to the floor of the Senate is remarkable. That Democrat Senators and media gleefully repeated the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh was irresponsible. That Senator Diane Feinstein did not uphold her judicial duties and bring the letter to Chairman Grassley is obstructionist.

That Judge Kavanaugh, an otherwise balanced, proud even-tempered man, found his emotions on display for all to mock was nothing short of disgusting and uncomfortable for all.



“This outlandish allegation was put forth without any credible supporting evidence and simply parroted public statements of others. That such an allegation can find its way into the Supreme Court confirmation process is a stark reminder about why the presumption of innocence is so ingrained in our American consciousness,” Collins said in a Senate floor speech before declaring that she would vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The Democrats moving goal posts

The analogy of moving goals posts refers to that it is impossible to score the game-winning goal. The Democrats did their best to make sure that confirming Judge Kavanaugh as Justice Kavanaugh was never realized.  But they failed.  Like flaming space junk plummeting to the center of the ocean to land with sizzle, they failed.

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Senator Collins explains her decision to support the nominee

“The confirmation process now involves evaluating whether or not Judge Kavanaugh committed sexual assault and lied about it to the Judiciary Committee. Some argue that, because this is a lifetime appointment to our highest courts, public interest requires that doubts be resolved against the nominee. Others see the public interest as abiding to our longest tradition of affording to those accused of misconduct a presumption of innocence. In cases in which the facts are unclear, they would argue that the question should be resolved in favor of the nominee.”

The importance of the Senate protecting the presumption of innocence

The importance of the presumption of innocence cannot be overstated.  Yes, it means that some guilty persons will go free. It’s purpose, however, is to ensure that an innocent man is not found guilty.  Unfortunately, it does not always work the way it should.

The Democrat claim is that the Kavanaugh did not deserve the presumption of innocence because he was not under trial, but in a “job interview.”  However, Democrats demanding that Kavanaugh was guilty, without proof of any sort, fail to recognize that their hysteria caused Kavanaugh to lose his teaching position at Harvard, threatened his role as a basketball coach, and destroyed his personal and public reputation.

Says Senator Collins:

“Some of the allegations levied against Judge Kavanaugh illustrate why the presumption of innocence is so important. I am thinking in particular not of the allegations raised by Professor Ford, but of the allegation that when he was a teenager, Judge Kavanaugh drugged multiple girls and used their weakened state to facilitate gang rape.
This outlandish allegation was put forth without any credible supporting evidence and simply parroted public statements of others. That such an allegation can find its way into the Supreme Court confirmation process is a stark reminder about why the presumption of innocence is so ingrained in our American consciousness.”
Senator Susan Collins Slaying the Dragon

One of the most often heard statements from watchers, the media, around the office water cooler, and on the street is what has happened to our August body.  What has happened to a rule of law?  Civility?  Basic common sense?  Why did the Republicans allow the Democrats to proceed in their campaign of terror?

The answer is simple. Senator Grassley was pushed into one of those “damned if you do or don’t” situations. He had no choice once Democrats leaked the name and allegations of Christine Blasey Ford to the media.

Democrats, and Ms. Ford, felt that because “she said so”, despite the outrageous inconsistencies of her story. Many of which could be, but won’t be, called perjury, that no other evidence was necessary to destroy Brett Kavanaugh and his family. Grassley had no choice but to give Ms. Ford her voice.

Since that time we have seen special-interest groups whip their followers into a frenzy by spreading misrepresentations and outright falsehoods about Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record. Over-the-top rhetoric and distortions of his record and testimonies at his first hearing produced short-lived headlines, which although debunked hours later, continued to live on and be spread through social media. Interest groups have also spent an unprecedented amount of dark money opposing this nomination. Our Supreme Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than 30 years. One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom.
The Democrat’s fire-breathing dragon of destruction is dead

Senator Collins brought a long needed sense of gravitas and reason to what has been an embarrassingly traumatic process. Traumatic for the Senate, for Brett Kavanaugh, and the nation. Her enunciation of each detail of his eminent qualifications, and her disgust at the tactics used to smear him, laid the groundwork for an American epiphany.

Her calm dismantling of the smears against Kavanaugh gave hope and promise that not everyone in Washington in intimidated by mob rule. Not everyone would lose sight of decency on their way to a mob lynching.

But today we have come to the conclusion of a confirmation process that has become so dysfunctional, it looks more like a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign than a solemn occasion. The president nominated Brett Kavanaugh on July 9th. Within moments of that announcement, special interest groups raced to be the first to oppose him, including one organization that didn’t even bother to fill in the judge’s name on its prewritten press release.
They simply wrote that they opposed Donald Trump’s nomination of “XX” to the Supreme Court of the United States. A number of senators joined the race to announce their opposition, but they were beaten to the punch by one of our colleagues who actually announced opposition before the nominee’s identity was even known.
Decency and Honor prevails

Democrats seem to want to put Kavanaugh in a bag, throw him in a river, and see if he could float. This would be the proof they need that he is a witch before burning him at the stake. Only now Democrats are being exposed as the McCarthyite smear merchants that they are.

Susan Collins sense of purpose, decency, and commitment to the principles of rule of law are to be thankful for. That fairness, and the concept of innocent until proven guilty, count as rights.

Democrats openly reject 200 years of a Constitutional due process in favor of a lynching. Democrats favored mob rule at any cost.

All that remains is for voters to deliver the final coup de gras to Democrat hopes for regaining the House or Senate by soundly rejecting their candidates. All that remains is for the great silent majority in America, that knows the difference between decency and fairness and smears and character assassination when they see it, to rise up and deliver a mighty blow for the Trump agenda.

Democrats will rap the whirlwind this November

Independents have been turned off by the vile Democrat attacks and overt disinformation.  Women in America will not be swindled into accepting the smearing of their fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons.

Only the pink-pussy hatted left will agree with the Democrat smear merchants. The majority of women in this country know injustice when they see it.  Fooling them is not easy.

Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake have done a great service to America.  By bringing this horrific process to a close. For tuning Judge Kavanaugh into Justice Kavanaugh.

Senator Collins spoke for all of us when she said this process was beyond reprehensible. By unequivocally holding the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee responsible.

Voters will do the same this November.

 

 

Jacquie Kubin

Jacquie Kubin is an award-winning writer and wanderer. She turns her thoughts to an eclectic mix of stories - from politics to sports. Restless by nature and anxious to experience new things, both in the real world and online, Jacquie mostly shares travel and culinary highlights, introduces readers to the chefs and creative people she meets and shares the tips, life and travel information people want to read.