Senate Judiciary Committee schedules vote

September 28, 2018

At this writing, the Senate Judiciary Committee has yet to vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.  That’s scheduled for 1:30 p.m. EST.  It’s not clear yet whether his testimony swayed enough fence-straddlers to put him over the top, but it’s looking more positive for him after members heard from both sides and gauged public reaction.  You can tell the Democrats sensed defeat because their attack went from “he’s a drunken sexual predator” to “he’s visibly angry at being falsely branded a drunken sexual predator so he doesn’t have the right temperament for the job.”  There were also some attempts online to denigrate him as weak for showing his emotions from the same people who’ve spent the past few years telling us that not showing emotions is a sign of “toxic masculinity.”  

The Kavanaugh haters are gonna hate, of course, but most fair-minded observers saw that while both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh gave moving, convincing testimony, and it’s only human to feel sympathy for Dr. Ford and what she says she’s gone through, only Kavanaugh offered any real evidence to support his claim of innocence.  Those hoping that Ford would present something new and convincing were disappointed that she still gave no details that might be useful in investigating her claims, and that several of her statements contradicted previous statements and sparked more questions.  

For those who kept insisting that we must believe the woman no matter what, I would point out that feminism has given us a term to describe people who believe someone with no evidence over someone with evidence, simply because we prefer the first person’s gender.  That term isn’t “enlightened” or “woke.”  It’s “sexist.“ 

The Democrats on the Committee did not help Dr. Ford’s case nor their own.  They overreached so much that they must have back strain today. I get the sense that they only made most of the public feel more sympathetic toward Kavanaugh with their attempts to imply that because he liked a few beers in high school, he must be a blackout drunk who just doesn’t remember that he’s a sexual predator.  

Let us all hope that we never again see a moment in our government as cringingly juvenile as a United States Senator pressing a Supreme Court nominee on what the dark, hidden meaning might be in a flatulence joke from his 36-year-old high school yearbook that he didn’t even write.  As Kavanaugh pointed out, in that era, the editors thought it was funny to emulate “Animal House,” "Caddyshack" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."  


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And I pray the Lord will spare me ever again having to endure watching Richard “Vietnam war hero” Blumenthal pass judgement on anyone else’s credibility.

By the time we got to Cory “Spartacus” Booker trying to rack up some Presidential campaign ad footage by repeatedly using the phrase “her truth” (he’d apparently surrendered completely on the judicial concept of trying to ascertain “THE truth”) and demanding to know if Kavanaugh wished Ford hadn’t made this accusation (well, duh!), the entire proceeding had degenerated from tragedy to farce to that really bad final sketch that runs at the end of every “Saturday Night Live.”  

What became abundantly clear through this sorry proceeding was the Democrats were true to their word: they would literally stop at nothing to prevent President Trump from appointing a Constitutionalist Justice to the Supreme Court.  If that meant character assassination, destroying the nominee’s life and reputation, endangering his family, traumatizing his wife and children, beclowning themselves, throwing their own alleged sexual assault victim/witness under the bus, and shredding due process rights and the presumption of innocence, then so be it. 

Lindsay Graham hit the nail on the head when he said it showed that they would do anything to stay in power, and it showed why they should not be in power.  Let’s hope that a lot of voters also got that message and will send it to the Democrats at the polls. 

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  • Eileen Gartner

    09/30/2018 07:33 PM

    Well said
    I am from Canada and have been a Trump supporter since he began campaigning for the office of the President.
    I can not believe how the Democrats say NO to everything that Trump pledged to do.
    This Brett Kavanaugh hearing was despicable, ruining the lives of both Kavauangh and Ford
    Should have been handled internally as soon as Senator Feinstein received letter
    I hope and pray that Kavanaugh gets confirmed.
    Your article was right on

  • Blaine Decker

    09/29/2018 03:33 PM

    Mike,

    Do you realize Ford testified she abandoned her best friend to be the only 15 year old girl left in a house with extremely drunk 17 year old football players, (two of whom had just attempted to rape her!)

    What 15 year old girl would abandon her best friend like that?

    After Ford escaped the house, she didn't call the police to rescue her friend or even tell the person who drove her 8 miles home, (unless we believe she walked 8 miles home after an attempted rape and can't remember the two hours it would have taken.)

    Ford testified she didn't drive. Did she ride a bike 8 miles to and from this alleged gathering or the country club?

    How did she normally get to the country club? How would she have normally gotten home? Would she have had to tell her mother if she was going someplace after the country club?

    Was it her mother's practice to let anyone she didn't know take her daughter to and from the country club or go to houses of people she didn't know?

    Getting back to the incident, don't you think a 15 year old girl, left all alone in a house with at least three 17 year old drunk football players, would remember being ditched by Ford? Then they never talked about it?

    Ford's best friend's testimony is she doesn't know Kavanaugh and was never at an unchaperoned drunken gathering like the one Ford described. It's exactly what you would expect Ford's best friend to say if Ford's story isn't true.

    It was astonishing Ford's story was never challenged during her congressional testimony.

    How many times had Ford spoken to Kavanaugh before this alleged incident occurred?

    How well did Ford really know Kavanaugh, given the age difference between them and the fact that her name doesn't appear in his calendar? Kavanaugh's friends don't remember Ford being at their parties. Could this have been a one time meeting with Kavanaugh?

    Did Ford consider Kavanaugh a friend before this alleged incident? How close a friend?

    Is Ford, as a psychologist, familiar with false memory cases where men have gone to prison only to be exonerated decades later by DNA evidence or confessions?

    Isn't it true that in some false allegation rape cases, there were women who were "100% certain" and could have easily passed a polygraph test because they weren't lying, they were just mistaken?

    Mike, please, please, please expose these holes in Ford's story.

    I am writing to you because you and your daughter are the most talented communicators I have ever seen.

    Ford says she doesn't remember so many details but she remembers clearly she only had one beer?

    If anyone can blow a hole in Ford's "credible" story, it's Sarah and you.

    Kavanaugh is a good man with a proven record of righteous service. He deserves to be exhonerated, not by destroying Ford, but by destroying her story as implausible on its face.

    Ford is a victim also. She's clearly troubled.

    Ford's story doesn't pass a common sense test when it is examined dispassionatly.

    God bless you.

    Blaine Decker

  • Blaine Decker

    09/29/2018 03:25 PM

    Mike,

    Do you realize Ford testified she abandoned her best friend to be the only 15 year old girl left in a house with extremely drunk 17 year old football players, (two of whom had just attempted to rape her!)

    What 15 year old girl would abandon her best friend like that?

    After Ford escaped the house, she didn't call the police to rescue her friend or even tell the person who drove her 8 miles home, (unless we believe she walked 8 miles home after an attempted rape and can't remember the two hours it would have taken.)

    Ford testified she didn't drive. Did she ride a bike 8 miles to and from this alleged gathering or the country club?

    How did she normally get to the country club? How would she have normally gotten home? Would she have had to tell her mother if she was going someplace after the country club?

    Was it her mother's practice to let anyone she didn't know take her daughter to and from the country club or go to houses of people she didn't know?

    Getting back to the incident, don't you think a 15 year old girl, left all alone in a house with at least three 17 year old drunk football players, would remember being ditched by Ford? Then they never talked about it?

    Ford's best friend's testimony is she doesn't know Kavanaugh and was never at an unchaperoned drunken gathering like the one Ford described. It's exactly what you would expect Ford's best friend to say if Ford's story isn't true.

    It was astonishing Ford's story was never challenged during her congressional testimony.

    How many times had Ford spoken to Kavanaugh before this alleged incident occurred?

    How well did Ford really know Kavanaugh, given the age difference between them and the fact that her name doesn't appear in his calendar? Kavanaugh's friends don't remember Ford being at their parties. Could this have been a one time meeting with Kavanaugh?

    Did Ford consider Kavanaugh a friend before this alleged incident? How close a friend?

    Is Ford, as a psychologist, familiar with false memory cases where men have gone to prison only to be exonerated decades later by DNA evidence or confessions?

    Isn't it true that in some false allegation rape cases, there were women who were "100% certain" and could have easily passed a polygraph test because they weren't lying, they were just mistaken?

    Mike, please, please, please expose these holes in Ford's story.

    I am writing to you because you and your daughter are the most talented communicators I have ever seen.

    Ford says she doesn't remember so many details but she remembers clearly she only had one beer?

    If anyone can blow a hole in Ford's "credible" story, it's Sarah and you.

    Kavanaugh is a good man with a proven record of righteous service. He deserves to be exhonerated, not by destroying Ford, but by destroying her story as implausible on its face.

    Ford is a victim also. She's clearly troubled.

    Ford's story doesn't pass a common sense test when it is examined dispassionatly.

    God bless you.

    Blaine Decker
    818 667-1447

  • Don Chenault

    09/28/2018 05:34 PM

    Pres Trump agrees with delay for peter struck to start another fbi investigation . Appears dimms have taken over and even Trump is on board..
    Feel sorry for Judge K and his family to be exposed to more dragging thru mud with NO ONE to stand for them except Lindsay Graham

  • John Parker

    09/28/2018 03:16 PM

    Trump just said that Dr. Ford was a compelling witness. He thought she looked like a fine Woman, a very fine Woman. Me thinks Kavanaugh is about to be thrown under the bus. REPENT NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

  • Jane Jacobsen

    09/28/2018 12:43 PM

    I watched as much as possible yesterday and was able to watch the entirety of Brett's testimony and then all the questioning of him. His responses, even when they pushed him to the point of exasperation, reinforced in my mind just what a solid and true man he is. Would they attack him more or less if he had never drunk a beer? Who knows. Probably more, right? Just because he would be too perfect. But his comebacks to their ridiculous antics showed me that he is exactly the person we need on the Supreme Court. He will see through smokescreens and trickery and he will DOGGEDLY stand up for Truth. We are praying for his precious wife and daughters. Is there any way we can send them a card?

  • Ginny Anderson

    09/28/2018 12:33 PM

    Kavanaugh should be proclaimed king after having to go through all this while keeping his stature.

  • Eric H Read

    09/28/2018 12:18 PM

    I sat through the entire episode (I can't come up with a better name) yesterday without missing a beat. The hypocrisy of the Democratic Senators appalls me. It is more than obvious that they are only stalling so that they can leave the open seat on the Supreme Court unfilled until the 2020 election cycle. They hope to have a Democrat back in the White House by then. They have destroyed a good man and his family as well. I loved what Senator Graham had to say yesterday and again this morning. The Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have made a mock of the Advise and Consent process of the US Senate. I hope that they don't regain control and completely ruin our country.