Thank you Senator Susan Collins for not caving in to the mob and upholding Constitutional core of presumption of innocence, due process, and equal protection. You did something most of the Dems didn't do. You actually read the Constitution.
Peggy Sue RIP
It's been 59 years since "The Day the Music Died," when Buddy Holly perished in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. And now, that early rock 'n' roll era really is passing into history, as Peggy Sue goes to see Buddy again. But the song she inspired remains immortal.
Senator Hatch's speech
Sen. Orrin Hatch pounds the last nail into the coffin of the Democrats' smear campaign against Brett Kavanaugh.
Brett Kavanaugh's Op-Ed
Brett Kavanaugh has written an op-ed apologizing for getting too emotional in his testimony (as if he didn’t have plenty of reason to) and saying things he shouldn’t have said (like calling it a partisan smear campaign by Democrats, which is like apologizing for saying the sky is blue), and promising that he will decide cases in a thoughtful, impartial way based on the Constitution and the law – just as he’d done for the past 12 years, earning him a sterling reputation for integrity until some Senate Democrats pulled a Hail Mary pass and tried to claim that he was a drunken gang rapist.
You can read the entire article at the link, but I think I both summarized it and annotated it pretty well in one sentence.
Remember, all of the angry protests and unhinged rhetoric you’re seeing and hearing over Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination is based on the premise that women never lie about sexual assault allegations. Tell that to this teenage boy, who I hope had no dreams of ever being on the Supreme Court 40 years from now.
Imagine how that boy's mother feels. Now imagine all the women who have sons, husbands, fathers and brothers who would be potential targets of the same kind of Salem Witch Trial justice that the left is trying to bring back to America if the Democrats win back Congress next month. Now you know why, despite claims that the Kananaugh story will spur women to rush to vote for Democrats, polls show a huge leap in motivation to vote among Republican women.
Here is an interesting op-ed by one of those women for whom the Kavanaugh hysteria has proved to be “the last straw,” and she’s now officially “done with feminism,” as least as it’s being distorted and used as a political weapon by today's left.
In a possibly related story, Rasmussen reports that President Trump’s approval rating among African-Americans has jumped from 23% this time last year to 35%. I imagine that’s mostly because of the improved economy and jobs, and a crackdown on illegal immigration, which hurts black workers more than any other demographic group. But I also can’t help wondering how well the Democrats’ embrace of the idea that an accusation alone is evidence enough to find someone guilty of rape is playing in the black community. It must sound scarily familiar (the Innocence Project reports that of wrongly-accused people they’ve freed from prison with DNA evidence, over 60% were African-American.)
SOP for Democrats
Here’s how not to instill confidence in voters that you’re competent at your job as a Senator: 1. Demand an FBI investigation of an allegation with no evidence. 2. Slam the investigation that you demanded as being “incomplete.” 3. Admit that you haven’t actually finished reading the FBI report yet.
At least it’s nice to know that in these divisive times, 75% of Americans across party lines can still find something to agree on: that Diane Feinstein doesn’t know how to do her job.
If we could only find gymnasts as flexible and able to twist and turn on a dime as liberals’ moral principles, America could sweep the Olympics.
From the “Everything You Know About The Environment Is Wrong” desk comes this:
Wind farms cause global warming. All those spinning wind turbine blades that are supposedly generating “green” energy slow down the air behind them, reducing atmospheric motion and causing temperatures to rise. Details at the link.
By the way, wind farms are also bird Cuisinarts.
More Lindsay Graham awesomeness
Graham seems to reached his Captain Kirk "I have had! Enough! Of YOU!" moment.
With Kavanaugh, Leftists show us what they really are
Calling all sane people. We have to stand up, draw the red line, make America sane again. Because the Left will never stop. Even after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed (at this writing, it seems likely to happen on Saturday), they will do anything they can to get him off the Court or delegitimize him. Since there is no corroboration whatsoever of any sexual misconduct on his part, they’ll try to impeach him on allegations of over-indulging in adult beverages when he was a teen and lying about it. That’s quite a stretch, because it seemed to me that he was quite forthcoming under oath about his great fondness for beer as a teenager –- maybe even going a little overboard on that point. But it doesn’t matter.
Or they’ll try to get him for his very understandable rant --- his "temperament" --- when he was called before the Judiciary Committee to defend himself against unsubstantiated allegations of attempted rape. (And, of course, he couldn't win. If he'd been calm, they'd be saying an innocent man would have been angry.) He has written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal explaining his “emotional” and “passionate” reaction to his youthful behavior being “ridiculously distorted” in front of his family and expressing the hope that he would be evaluated on the merits of his usual calm demeanor. Leftists are already ridiculing him for writing it. His usual calm demeanor doesn’t matter.
Or they’ll just keep screaming in elevators, even after Kavanaugh is confirmed. As long as George Soros’ money is flowing, and the leftist organizations he supports can be emotionally and financially prodded, the hysteria will continue. Even now, they’re trying to lecture women, specifically white women (yes, this is also about race –- didn’t you know?), about the evils of supporting Kavanaugh. The fact that the vote will have already been taken doesn’t matter.
Some have speculated that certain states will even ignore Court decisions in which Kavanaugh’s opinion was not to their liking. That is anarchy –- potentially the beginning of the end of federalism. But it doesn’t seen far-fetched, considering that California has already done something similar by declaring itself a “sanctuary state.” The fact that this signals a breakdown in our system of government doesn’t matter. (I'll go further to say that's exactly what they want!)
The ACLU (Anti-American Clueless Leftists Union) has done a “180” and said that, in Kavanaugh’s case, he should have to prove that he’s not guilty. It even ran a shocking ad likening him to Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby, who’ve been proven guilty of sexual misconduct and lying. The ACLU is over. It's actually saying that since “this isn’t a criminal trial,” basic principles such as individual rights and presumption of innocence don’t matter.
Tammy Bruce (who also happens to be sick of liberals lecturing women) made an excellent point to FOX News’ Tucker Carlson on Thursday, echoing what we’ve been saying here: “We [women] know what our lives have been, we know what we require, and we require a justice system that is fair. And we require due process. We do want to be taken seriously, but the only way we will be taken seriously is if the system can be trusted.” Are you listening, ACLU? Of course not, because conservative women don’t matter.
It’s clear now: NOTHING matters to these people other than getting their way. They don’t care how they do it. They’ll use whatever argument is useful to them at the moment, and they can turn on a dime and say the opposite thing if they need to. When the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee tried to drag out the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process forever by calling for an FBI investigation, they all followed certain talking points. (That’s just what they did when calling for a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign’s “collusion” with Russia, but I digress.) One of them was that the FBI represented the pinnacle of professionalism, independence and objectivity --- that if the investigation was left to them, they would do a better job than anyone else at getting to the truth. And Trump stepped back and gave them the go-ahead.
When experts tried to tell them that the FBI essentially just talks to people and takes notes, making no determination of guilt or innocence, it didn’t matter. (Only when then-FBI Director James Comey came to his own conclusions about not prosecuting Hillary Clinton did they depart from that policy, but I digress again.), They wanted the FBI. All the Democrats got the memo. Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, the whole crowd; it was all they could talk about. The fact that Kavanaugh had already undergone six FBI background checks in his career and qualified for the highest security clearance known to man didn’t matter.
And the Democrats got their way, of course. They got the FBI, and when the FBI didn’t reach the conclusion they demanded, the Bureau was condemned by the very people who had exalted it. Some even said it was conspiring with the Trump administration to cover up its findings. (Wow, that would be a switch.) They said they wouldn’t accept the results of the FBI investigation until they interrogated Dr. Elizabeth Blasey Ford. Of course, that was just another attempt at stalling; trust me, they do NOT want the FBI interrogating Dr. Ford. She has so many inconsistencies and fuzzy memories in her testimony that she barely made it through the Senate hearing. The more she talks, the worse it’s going to be for her case. Now that more people have been questioned for the record, she’s never going to be able to reconcile her testimony with what they’ve said. In fact, I think the Democrats realize this and wouldn’t be calling so loudly for her to be questioned if they thought there was even a remote possibility of that happening at this point.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, in a press conference following the announced wrap-up of the FBI investigation, called the process “a demolition derby.” He said “it really just about destroyed a good person...” We can’t allow this kind of thing to become standard for Supreme Court nominees.
Andrew C. McCarthy has an outstanding column in NATIONAL REVIEW about the complaints the Democrats have now about the FBI investigation. Of course, he correctly said at the start that this was all about delaying, nothing more. On the chance they might (shudder) win back the Senate at the midterm election, they’ve got to keep Kavanaugh from being confirmed for another month. So, of course, they want more time, but the FBI has done its job. McCarthy points out that the Senate has more information about Kavanaugh than it has ever had about any judicial nominee in history, and he goes into detail about that. It’s just exhaustive. As for Kavanaugh’s fitness for the job, that’s the Senate’s call, not the FBI’s.
The liberals we know who insist on lecturing us about why the Kavanaugh investigation wasn’t thorough and why it needs to be extended for “as long as it takes” (translation: at least one more month) should be pointed to McCarthy’s column. It refutes the objections point-by-point.
The time has come for us to draw the line. The Kavanaugh confirmation process has shown us what leftists really are, in High-Def, 3D, CinemaScope and Technicolor. We conservatives are the adults in the room, and we are tired of being dictated to by toddlers who can't stand not being in control. Their tantrums will continue, of course, until they start realizing their behavior is not working and is, in fact, working against them.
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