Politically Speaking – September 25, 2018
Let me make my feelings clear: The last thing I approve of is sexual, physical or mental abuse of any kind. However, there has to be substance to the facts, not just she said, he said. And in researching the facts, there’s no evidence in the alleged Kavanaugh case, and in my opinion, this is all about Roe v. Wade.
The headline last week on the Kavanaugh confirmation makes one’s head spin. Many are asking, what’s going on? In my opinion, that’s pretty simple to answer: The Democrats are trying to delay the confirmation. The same thing that happened to Clarence Thomas. Who remembers Anita Hill?
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has had background checks by the FBI six times and has been found to have an impeccable record. And at the final hour, Diane Feinstein steps up to save the day with a secret letter from an anonymous source that she’s had possession of since July. It makes me question her ethics, and especially her motivation.
Ms. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, had an obligation to turn the letter over immediately. She, in fact, upended confirmation protocol by not doing her job. And as well, while questioning the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about abortion during his confirmation hearing, Feinstein (D-CA) grossly misstated statistics about abortion deaths before Roe v. Wade.
Feinstein’s distortion of data clearly was proof of her agenda to drive this new discussion from the left to derail the Kavanaugh vote by any means necessary. Thus in comes the sudden emergence of Christine Blasey Ford and her claim that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when she was 15 and he was 17.
Feinstein was so moved by the letter that she buried the author and content for months. To make matters worse, she did not ask Kavanaugh about this in her interview before the hearings. Nor did she question him during the hearings.
So here’s what we have so far: Many have jumped through hoops to accommodate Dr. Ford, the accuser. One excuse she had is she’s afraid to fly, requiring more time. But she had no problem flying to participate in the Women’s March in New York. Other times “weren’t convenient,” so her lawyers said. So it was finally reported she will grace all with her presence this Thursday. We’ll see. Don’t be shocked if that doesn’t happen! Trust, something else will happen.
The reality is this case hinges heavily on first person accounts and character testimony (or should I say character assassination).
We have Ford and Kavanaugh’s own statements.
Ford didn’t talk to anyone about what happened until 2012 in a therapy session. That’s when she remembered. In those sessions, Kavanaugh’s name wasn’t mentioned. She said she was attacked by students of an elite boy’s school. Ford’s husband said she mentioned the attack to him in 2012 for the first time.
Dr. Ford has said there are key details she doesn’t remember. She believes the incident happened when she was 15, but she’s not clear on ownership or location of the house. She said everyone was drinking.
Mark Judge, said by accuser Ford to have been present during the attack, told the Senate, “I have no memory of any such thing,” and hasn’t a clue what she’s talking about. And last but not least, Dr. Ford’s fourth purported witness that she said was there claims no knowledge of what Ford’s talking about, the same thing the other three said. What party?
So on this kind of evidence there are those willing to ruin a man’s life. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
On the flip side of this issue, I realize there are women as well as men that have been treated unjustly and very unfairly. I just don’t subscribe to Ford’s account, and I believe this is another Clarence Thomas case.
But in the meantime, since the Democratic Party claims to be so interested in due process and protecting women, I recommend a good hard look at Keith Ellison, the high ranking Democrat and Deputy Chair of the DNC since 2017. He has been accused of physical and mental abuse by a girlfriend in 2016. Yet Kavanaugh protestors refuse to denounce Keith Ellison. The double standard is staggering.
And stepping back further, too bad the left wasn’t as determined to protect women’s rights with the likes of Ted Kennedy, Cory Booker, and Bill Clinton, the king of sexual abuse.
The final fact is both sides are very divided on the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, and both are very passionate.
One thing is for sure, this is a political football. So don’t be surprised if there isn’t more to come. So on Thursday, if Dr. Ford shows up, it should be the sideshow of the year, with the leftist and Me Too movement involved.