Skip to comments.The Newest, Lowest Bar for SCOTUS Candidates: Factual Doubts, Ancient Actions, and Suspicious Timing
Posted on 09/17/2018 5:46:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz
American politics have been roiled in the last 48 hours by a last-minute attempt by Democrats and political operatives to sink Brett Kavanaughs appointment to the United States Supreme Court.
After all public and private hearings were over, Sen. Feinstein revealed a letter she had in her possession since July of this year, accusing Judge Kavanaugh of some teenage, high-school groping of a girl at a party. This girl, now a woman in her 50s, has come forward and is willing to testify before the confirmation vote. Any reasonable person, not motivated by sheer partisan politics, might wonder about the following:
There is a reason that there are Statute of Limitation laws. Points of information are very hard to prove or disprove decades later, especially without report or recording of them. It is easy to convict (or exonerate) a person, if fuzzy facts from more than three decades ago are taken as Gospel.
Furthermore, this woman presumes to have only recently recalled these events. How odd! If it was such a debilitating blow, as she asserts, would not the event stand out clearly in her mind? Yet she cannot remember important data about it. She cannot remember with certainty the date, the locations address, and has even changed the number of alleged assailants from four to two.
Even if the facts are as she recites (which is highly questionable), Kavanaugh was a teenager at the time. Without question he was different then. All of us were. In fact, I defy anyone to say that they have not made foolish decisions as a teenager -- even in the sexual arena.
But is drunken teenage groping a crime? It is not. It is typical teenage behavior, especially in the 1980s. However, the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, is making increasingly serious charges. She makes them, without proof of any nature and with very questionable facts and recollections.
She says that she felt Kavanaugh was trying to remove her clothing. Yet, she admits he did not. She says she felt that Kavanaugh was trying to have intercourse with her. Yet, she admits he did not. She says she felt that Kavanaugh was trying to hurt her. Yet, she admits he did not.
So what shall be the standard of conviction, with the subsequent revocation of his nomination? Shall the standard be the feelings of a girl (who only remembered the event five years ago), or the facts she admits are true?
And how long into a persons past should a person be investigated? Are we to now consider every event from Kindergarten and on? Do we need to bring forth charges of bullying when a person swings a fist at another on a third-grade playground? Are we to discard all nominees for their act of swiping a candy bar from a drug store at the age of 7? Do we need to hold Congressional Hearings every time we hear that little Sammy dunked little Suzys pigtails in the inkwell?
This new set of trends are very troubling. I suggest that, in the spirit of the #MeToo Movement, that a new hashtag emerge: #BeenSmearedToo.
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They do it because they hate us. They want us dead.
All of us.
Deal with it and plan accordingly.
Why is he body politic and commentators so hesitant to label this exactly what it is.....A LIE.
The woman is a liar. Feinstein and Schumer are old liars. Rino losers like Flake....the irony of the name should never be left out....is a butthurt loser lame duck desperately seekng relevancy. Graham, is an ever emoting wuss.
Trump says screw them we are going in. Grassly says screw them, we are going in.
So screw them and go in.
dummocraps continue to challenge us to find new adjectives.
“Kavanaugh was a teenager at the time. Without question he was different then. All of us were.”
Personally, I include the early 20s in that measurement when enough time has passed.
You say we were all different. I say we were all stupid.
“Leftists lie. They do it because they hate us. They want us dead. All of us. Deal with it and plan accordingly.”
That’s a fact.
Wobbly Senators seeking political cover to vote against him need to be made to understand that this isn’t the fig leaf that they’re looking for, that they’ll pay a severe political price for playing that game.
Is Ford certain that she just didn’t dream all this. Perhaps she was smitten by Kavanaugh and he turned her down. Then she fantasized all this about him holding her down with other people watching (she sounds like a freak who likes it rough).
Heck, back in my day, girls thought you were gay if you didn’t make any moves on them. I even went out with a girl one time, repeat ONE TIME, who WANTED to be tied up. She was way too freaky for, even for me.
I think of times where I reached out to hold someone's hand, kissed them on a date, or even asked someone out on a date and been rebuffed. I suspect however innocent those moments were, they could be twisted like this is being done.
And 35 years ago! She can't remember details, no one else remembers. The two named people completely deny anything happened. She did not report anything then. Her family has history with his family. She has buried her history and activities, hidden her recent motives.
And Feinstein is below contempt in releasing this. She already shared it with the FBI and they investigated and dismissed it. She tried smear by anonymity, shameful. Will it work? What does she gain by this?
And Republicans? Silence. Deer caught in headlights.
We let them get away with smearing Judge Moore with this kind of cr@p. What did you expect? When you reward bad behavior, you are sure to get more of it.
I report, you decide
If it works, expect more of it - congress, governor, judges, university speaker, dog catcher. Dems will do this to anyone they hate, and they hate all us deplorables.
If it doesn’t work, expect Dems to try to figure out why it failed and test it again next chance they get. Truth does not matter to liberals - only “winning”. Even if it works because it’s true in one case they’ll be more than happy to use it again when it isn’t true.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Feinstein had her staff go through the yearbooks of those schools and track down everyone they could until they found the right candidate for the smear. I bet she’ll do quite well financially after this is all over. She’ll have lots of new leftist connections.
I hear you, but there are some important differences between Moore and Kavanaugh.
Moore admitted to the facts, but put forth a different interpretation. Kavanaugh categorically denies.
Moore had many such events, Kavanaugh is accused of only this one.... but if history is any guide, dozens more will be fabricated.
Moore had a greater-than-a-decade age difference, Kavanaugh only two years.
Moore was 30 when one of the most objectionable events occurred, Kavanaugh was 17.
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