Skip to comments.Dear Senators Flake, Collins, and Murkowski
Posted on 09/30/2018 6:02:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
You dont know me, though Ive met both Collins and Murkowski when I worked for the late Montana Senator Conrad Burns. But my life, and the lives of everyone in this country, are hanging on what you do next in the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh.
I call it a battle rather than a process because it is a battle, a fight, even a war. I know each of you think youre doing your best to stave off that war, but youre only making it more likely.
Senator Flake, you were confronted on national television by two activists, both claiming to be rape survivors. Maria Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila gained national fame over the video of that confrontation, and both say theyve never spoken about their experiences before. The testimony of Christine Blasey Ford gave them the strength, they said, to come forward. But they havent, at least as far as Ive seen so far.
These women have an opportunity to tell their stories and hopefully get justice. I hope they do. And I hope journalists whove granted them hero status, follow up and air their stories so other women wont risk being victimized by their attackers.
But theyre also dedicated liberal activists. There is no investigation, no piece of evidence (or lack thereof) that will change their opposition to Kavanaugh. If Dr. Ford herself held a press conference saying shed had more memories recovered and she now realizes she was wrong about him, Archia and Gallagher will not then encourage you to vote your consciences.
The same people whove been threatening all of you and your staffs are the same people youre hoping to placate. There is no process that ends with anything other than what they want that will quell this angry mob.
I know you dont want to believe that, youd prefer to believe there is some magical path forward that will please everyone. That doesnt exist.
Hours after Senator Flake caused yet another FBI background check of Judge Kavanaugh, the official Twitter account the Womens March tweeted out his picture with the caption, Rape Apologist.
In fact, they called every single one of your colleagues on the Judiciary Committee a Rape Apologist, with each getting their own tweet and captioned photo. Do you believe your fellow Republican Senators are rape apologists? How do you find middle ground with that? What, short of total and complete capitulation, will be enough for them?
What will be enough for people who verbally attacked Senator Ted Cruz and his wife in a restaurant? Or Secretary Kristjen Neilson? Or anyone else with an (R) as their political affiliation whos been on the receiving end of the liberal mobs rage?
I understand your desire to look for the best in people, even people doing horrible things. But sometimes its not simply good people doing horrible things under extraordinary circumstances, sometimes theyre just horrible people being themselves.
One liberal activist from a prominent left-wing organization said, after the elevator confrontation, Tell me again why we shouldn't confront Republicans where they eat, where they sleep, and where they work until they stop being complicit in the destruction of our democracy.
Is that what you want, more of your colleagues confronted where they eat, where they sleep, where they work? If this tactic is rewarded, there will be no reason for more people to not use this tactic, on both sides. After all, Democrats eat, sleep, and work too.
Some of these liberal activists published the home addresses and phone numbers of Senators Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee, and Orrin Hatch this week with that very thought in mind. It was just last year that Congressman Steve Scalise was shot and nearly killed when one of these mob members set out to murder as many Republicans as possible on a baseball field over the health care debate. The left won that battle, yet the hate didnt subside. Not even a little.
Nothing will ever be enough.
The Democrats playbook is to keep people in an emotional frenzy over everything to prevent rational thought. Have you heard widespread condemnation of Republicans being confronted in public by Democratic leaders? Passive, yes, but consistent rebuking of each event? No, you have not.
I wrote a book on this very subject. Id send each of you copies, but I know how the Senate mail system works and how the radiation used to render any chemical or biological agents harmless destroys paper. But trust me, none of this is spontaneous, and none of this will end as long as there are people who stand in their way.
Brett Kavanaugh is not the monster they are portraying him as, any more than you are as they have and will continue to portray you to be. There is literally nothing to indicate there is truth in any of the allegation against him. People just dont grow out of being monsters, its either in them or its not.
Unless everyone named by Dr. Ford was, under penalty of felony, lying to you and the press, the FBI will return quickly with the same statements youve already read. Outside of Dr. Ford, who cant remember the only details of her story that would allow Judge Kavanaugh to clear his name the where and when there is no credible human being who can say he did anything inappropriate. No witnesses to an allegation at a crowded party at Yale, no memory from Dr. Fords friend who would have been abandoned by her at a party. If someone were abandoned at a party by their friend, leaving them the only female there, it would be remembered and it would be asked about the next time they saw each other. But that didnt happen.
As for the outrageous gang rape claims, theyre so absurd on their face that they arent worth a seconds thought.
Thursday, you heard testimony from a woman who is being used by activists and politicians to obtain a political goal. Dr. Fords lawyers said she was afraid to fly, which was why the hearing wasnt held sooner. Yet she testified that she is not afraid to fly. She testified she wished Senate investigators would have come to her privately. That was offered to her, repeatedly and publicly, but her team insisted on a public hearing. Someone is not telling the truth.
Activists wanted that hearing public, they needed that hearing public, no matter what Dr. Ford wanted. Her name and story were leaked, against her wishes, to start this process; and her team, suggested to her by Senator Feinstein, worked to make it happen. It was a ploy, used to delay, used to fundraise, and used to try to destroy a good man for the sin of existing wrong in the eyes of the political left. If you truly want to return some civility to our politics you need to make sure incivility doesnt work, that is fails.
Im a nobody and you have no reason to believe my words simply because I wrote them. However, you should believe everything youve seen, and everything youre seeing.
The past 2 weeks have seen Democrats and activists demanding an FBI investigation, which you now have facilitated. Once they got it, they demanded it not have any limits is time or scope. Just as the previous week saw a demand to hear Dr. Ford, then once immediately agreed to, demands for delay for reasons she testified were not true.
All the while, Judge Kavanaugh, who immediately pledged to cooperate with this latest FBI investigation, was declared a rapist, something no one has even alleged, by politicians, pundits, and journalists. USA Today said this man who loves coaching his daughters in basketball should stay off basketball courts for now when kids are around.
There is nothing remotely resembling proof of anything alleged, yet these partisan guttersnipes dont care, they want his head because they are terrified he reveres the Constitution. If it were not Brett Kavanaugh, these poison arrows would be sticking out someone elses back. Hes not under attack for what hes done, hes under attack for what he believes.
We need to be better than this as a nation. We can be better than this, but only by defeating it. And you three are the only ones who can defeat it. If you want a legacy, let it be that you stood up, in the face of extreme hatred and smears that, only a few years ago, would have been unthinkable, and said no more.
The fate of the future of our politics and our country literally hangs on your votes. I implore each of you: do not leave my children a world where these tactics work. No legislation youve introduced, no vote youve ever cast is as important as standing up for decency and justice now.
Alternate message: ESAD.
They keep dreaming that if they “do the right thing” the press and D’s will love them.
Still living in that dream world.
People are focused on a Supreme Court seat. They are loosing the big picture. Things have escalated to a point of almost no return, and the divide between Americans grows. The author correctly points out, that evidence of being incorrect about her claims, even evidence that it has been a staged hit job, WILL NOT CHANGE THE MINDS OF THE LIBERALS. I assure you that they will say that the it was a ‘necessary process’ to keep a Conservative from the bench and thwart the will of the people. Much like the voter fraud, money schemes, and illegal donors, political spying.
That’s the real ‘big picture’. The leftist media, Fake news, Hollywood, scamming non-profits, deep state, pedophiles, sexual deviants, criminals, and Communists/Socialists do not care about what is just. They want power over you, they want to tell you how to live, and they want your tax money. They already have no moral compass, they don’t care about the Republic of the United States or it’s Constitution. They want to destroy it all, seize power, and subjugate the ‘deplorables’. Yes, if your reading this on Free Republic, you are a deplorable.
The big picture is that the left has led to a path that will only end in Civil Conflict. Yes, I am talking about the kind of conflict that will bring horror not just to our homes and shores, but to the entire free world that the United States protects. We need to talk not about surviving the event, or winning the event, but how to minimize the bloodshed that the left and the illegal government is leading us to. Kavanaugh is small symptom of a very serious disease that will kill the republic.
SJW, Antifa, Communists, Fascists are united together, much like in the early 1930’s, poised to destroy a Republic. Hell will follow.
Minimize what they plan for US, and MAXIMIZE the ruin we bring on them.
We are at the Rubicon.
Lock and load.
Collins is ok. In an ideal world she would have run for Gov. and appointed LePage as her successor. We can dream. The others are red state RINOS. Blame the voters.
Even if the FBI fully exonerates Judge Kav, not one dem would change his or her vote to a yes. Don’t forget, their standard pap is Kav may cause the overturn of Wade vs. Roe. This whole pony show is to snag a few R votes into the No column. More precisely, it is to give the RINOs an excuse to vote No.
We may lose this judge and we may very lose in the elections next week. We need to start acting more on the local level and then we need to primary out the RINOs before they get to congress.
This is a very good summation of leftist democrat party tactics and embedded hostility to all things Republican. We know, as I believe Flake knows as well, that conceding to their unreasonable demands only results in their further resetting the boundaries to continue endlessly until stopped. I do not know how Sen Flake justifies his participation in this known MO of the democrats. Nor why Collins and Murkowski and other RINOS also are unreliable Republican supporters for their own party. I see and hear so many Republican supporters in the media cautiously speaking of accuser Ford as tho she is a victim because her letter was publicized contrary to her claimed desire to remain private. Why did she write it in the first place if not to be recognized as a star victim? I think Ford is a liar. We know virtually nothing about her background and Kavanaugh has been probed and investigated from birth on. This whole Ford thing is a scam and all involved know it.
By their actions Collins, Murkowski, and Flake are equally responsible for this character assassination and ruination of a good man, just so they can kill babies and show their hatred of Trump.
What treatment do these idiots think they will get from the democrats when Collins and Murkowski’s past histories as prostitutes and tax cheats and Flake’s record of embezzlement and pederasty are investigated?
Oh, I don’t have any proof of those accusations. I just heard about them and they all seemed credible to me so they must be believed.
Here is the bare, naked truth.
Flake was never going to vote for this guy. Flake is weak and a Stockholm syndrome creature of DC. So he was never going to vote for this guy either out of fear or out of anger at Trump, whatever.
Ok, he is what he is. That is what makes what he is doing so horrible. If he knows, and he does know, he will never vote for Kavanaugh, why drag the poor man and his family through another week? Just vote no.
ALL DEMOCRATS ARE VILE, EVIL, VICIOUS, LUING DESTROYERS OF GOOD PEOPLE!! SHUN THEM!!
We are NOT going to lose this judge!! We CANNOT let them WIN with all these LIES!!
Scientific Method, on the other hand, is a discipline designed to grant scientific justification for a hypothesis. Scientific Method questions the validity of the hypothesis, and then provides a rational process to validate it, review it, and duplicate it BEFORE it is accepted. Needless to say a “scientific consensus” would never pass the tests of Scientific Method and should have been rejected before it ever saw the light of day.
Applying that type of discipline to current events analysis is much too time consuming and/or expensive to ever be used by journalists or politicians before they write their articles or vote on legislation and, therefore, ignored in favor of consensus. The Law of Unintended Consequences is rife with examples of this lazy thinking.
Ann, it is an old cliche but once the die is cast (tossed), it is out of our hands. Kav’s fate now lies with the men and women in the senate with an R after their names. Maybe a third of them would be happy to vote with the dems but are afraid of losing their cushy jobs. If we have caused them to lose that fear, it is our fault.
Flake wants to destroy America. The other two are just ignorant.
The author is wasting his breath. Flake was a no before it began. The 2 tiered vote just gives him cover.
Maybe, someday, we will be rid of all of these meddling trouble making rino perps.
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