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Friday, September 14, 2018

Kavanaugh—Part 3

Way back in 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court to replace a retiring Justice Thurgood Marshall. Thomas was a conservative, and Democrats told us that Roe v. Wade would be nullified, that our democracy was in jeopardy, that ... you know the litany of hysterical claims. Thomas, who is African American did not pass the ideology test, was viewed as inauthentically black, according to Democrats. In what Thomas himself properly characterized as "a high-tech lynching," the Dems trotted out Anita Hill, who made tawdry claims about Thomas from years past. The Dems' performance was despicable, and their viciousness wasn't questioned or investigated by their trained hamsters in the media. They did not succeed.

Just yesterday, it appears the Dems have dusted off their old playbook. The Wall Street Journal reports:
The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination next week, so get ready for the late hits and last-ditch smears. The latest came Thursday when ranking committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein announced that she has “information” . . .

Of course she does. Some Democrat was bound to have something. Mr. Kavanaugh had come through his confirmation hearing last week without a dent, and Democrats had made themselves look bad by editing his quotes and spreading innuendo unrelated to his judicial views. Meanwhile, the political left is demanding that Democrats do something, anything, to stop the highly qualified jurist from joining the High Court.

Enter DiFi. “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Ms. Feinstein said in a statement. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”
The Dems have serious trouble winning rational, substantive debates on the issues, so they rely on innuendo, personal attacks, and character destruction. It is as predictable as it is repugnant. It also smacks of a desperation.

They will not succeed.


I fully understand that national politics isn't beanbag, but dredging up an anonymous allegation that is 40 years old (!!), that dovetails perfectly with the current MeToo hysteria, and that sullies the reputation of a well-respected jurist, is beyond the pale should make every Democrat feel uneasy. Shame!


This from Scott McKay describes the situation nicely:
If this is all they have on Brett Kavanaugh, it’s time for the Democrats to admit they’re beaten on this nomination.

What an embarrassment to a major political party that 11th-hour surprises involving behavior as a high school student that was never brought to the attention of the police, and for which the statute of limitations would certainly have run even in the event a crime was committed, are where we are.

And for Dianne Feinstein to be trafficking in this, after surviving — thanks to the atrocious refusal of the legacy media to report it — a major scandal involving her employment of an aide who was a Chinese spy as a staffer for some 20 years is nothing short of shameful. One would think Feinstein would lie low after the disclosure of such careless and incompetent mismanagement of her office — but we already know that Democrats don’t take their responsibilities seriously where information is concerned. We know that thanks to the Hillary Clinton email scandal, we know it after the House Pakistani IT fiasco, we know it from the OMB hack, the DNC email leak, and countless other examples where corruption, incompetence, and disrespect for the law, our state secrets, and the American people have surfaced.