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James Shott / Oct. 2, 2018

Fraud and Circuses: The Political Trashing of Brett Kavanaugh

Perhaps the only thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on concerning the ongoing saga of Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court is that it has not closed the divide between the sides, but has driven them further apart.

Perhaps the only thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on concerning the ongoing saga of Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court is that it has not closed the divide between the sides, rather is has driven them further apart.

Picking up where they left off after Borking a nominee in 1987 and conducting a high-tech lynching of another four years later, Democrats on the committee have a new theme: obfuscate, assassinate, dance to the music. So far, they are 1-for-2 in this disgraceful game.

On the claim of one woman about a tragic event she said was perpetrated on her by the nominee 36 years ago, but who was unable to identify the exact time or place of the event and had zero supporting evidence, committee Democrats undertook to use this allegation to oppose the nomination.

Kavanaugh is a man who has served in some high-profile positions in our government, including 12 years on the bench of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, all of which required him passing an FBI background check — six, to be exact. None of them turned up even the faint odor of bad behavior, which agrees with the scores of people who attested to his high character.

This horribly flawed process obviously had horrible effects on the nominee and his beautiful family, but it also did great harm to the star witness, who apparently originally sought anonymity but whose identity Democrats revealed.

This most recent ploy in this Delayocrat circus illustrates dramatically the high level of desperation over the possible seating of Kavanaugh on the High Court. He is an originalist, and he will tilt the Court toward actually following the Constitution and laws as they were written and intended.

The Left understands all too well that its plan to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” cannot be achieved, or will certainly be much more difficult and take much longer, if the judiciary follows the intent of the governing document of the nation and its laws.

It hoped to delay confirmation until the midterm election is over, after which it may take control of the Senate and will sack the nominee and not confirm anyone except additional activist justices.

Or better yet, trash his character to the point he may withdraw as the nominee, President Donald Trump may withdraw the nomination, or the Senate will reject him.

People who have been assaulted should be heard, of course. If their story is credible, it should be investigated.

Credibility, however, involves not only presenting one’s self in a strong, sincere manner but also having some supporting material.

In this case, Christine Blasey Ford’s statement, while compelling, was weak on facts. She didn’t know when or where the assault occurred, didn’t know how she got there or got home after, and lacked corroboration, evidence, and proof. There were no witnesses provided, and those cited to support her story denied having been there or knowing anything about it.

Furthermore, there are inconsistencies, such as this world traveler claims she is afraid to fly.

People believe Ford because she was compelling, convincing. Have you ever gone to a movie or a play? Those folks are compelling, too. A compelling story isn’t proof; it is just a compelling story. Whether someone did or did not do something must be based on facts, not emotion.

All of which doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, but the claim is not supported, and certainly does not justify denying Kavanaugh this seat on the Supreme Court or trashing his reputation and his family.

Democrats know this — the whole world knows this — but they will not be dissuaded by reality. Politics is more important to them.

In America, people are not punished for unsubstantiated accusations against them. This is the stuff of Third World hellholes.

In America, we believe in the presumption of innocence. Some Democrats on the Judiciary Committee actually stated that this applies in court activities, but not in this hearing. Which is, of course, absurd and stupid.

Any senator who actually believes this or who pretends to believe it for political purposes is not fit for the office and should be removed.

It ought to scare the daylights out of every real American to realize that people serving on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate do not understand or believe in this fundamental principle.

Are these the people we want in important positions in our government?

The Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats have totally redefined the idea of “rock bottom.” Their desperation is palpable. Kavanaugh must be stopped. Integrity be damned. The ends justify the means. Anything goes, even character assassination and unproved accusations.

In the meantime, the third in this series of gutter behavior has forever damaged the nomination process. Who, facing a similar slanderous and defamatory spectacle that makes the Salem Witch Trials look like a kindergarten exercise, will be willing to endure having their life turned upside down for a judicial position?

Brett Kavanaugh’s excellent credentials mean that he should be unanimously confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. Immediately.

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