Gary Bauer / Sep. 18, 2019

Rekindling the Kavanaugh Controversy

Since the left has decided to rekindle the Kavanaugh controversy, I’d like to make a few observations.

Since the left has decided to rekindle the Kavanaugh controversy, I’d like to make a few observations. 

The New York Times was forced to retreat from its “bombshell accusation” lobbed at Justice Kavanaugh over the weekend. A correction was issued noting that the alleged victim does not recall any events like those described in the Times’s report. 

This was not new news. The Washington Post refused to publish these baseless allegations last year. But apparently The New York Times is now in the garbage recycling business. Even CNN blasted the Times fiasco as “the latest in a series of high-profile blunders.”

But the story had the desired effect. The Resistance is once again fired up. It promised when Kavanaugh was confirmed in 2018 that the battle was not over. Now it has its excuse to attack again.

Multiple progressive presidential candidates are demanding that Kavanaugh be kicked off the Supreme Court. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) filed articles of impeachment yesterday. Others are calling on Kavanaugh to resign.

Let’s be absolutely clear about this: None of the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were ever proven. Many were later recanted. 

So why is the left refighting this lost battle? 

Because it refuses to accept the results of the last election. It refuses to accept the legitimacy of a conservative Supreme Court. And apparently because it has nothing to lose by smearing and lying about Justice Kavanaugh. 

There is clear evidence of perjury … by Kavanaugh’s accusers. But the people who lied and who smeared Brett Kavanaugh have so far escaped justice. 

As I noted, many of the allegations against him were later recanted. False statements were filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee. There were referrals to the FBI. Yet to the best of my knowledge no one was ever prosecuted.

The failure to prosecute these lies and smears only encourages the left to lie and cheat again. And if progressives retake the Senate, they will try to take Kavanaugh out.

Lynching Leland

It is important to revisit what happened last year so that you fully understand what the left is willing to do to achieve power and what it will do once it has power.

We all remember Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s main accuser who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford claimed that a lifelong friend of hers, Leland Keyser, was at the party when Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her.

Keyser did not testify last year because she had no recollection of the party, but she believed that something happened to Ford. (Just think for a moment how differently things could have been if Keyser had corroborated Ford’s version of events.)

Well, Keyser now says she no longer believes Ford at all.

“I don’t have any confidence in the story,” Keyser told the New York Times reporters. “Those facts together I don’t recollect, and it just didn’t make any sense." 

But there’s more.

Keyser also told the reporters that there was a coordinated effort to smear her too because she wasn’t fully cooperating with the smear campaign against Kavanaugh. 

Keyser said she was pressured by multiple people, including Ford’s friend and former FBI agent Monica McLean, to change her story. One Ford associate described Keyser as "a major stumbling block." 

"I was told behind the scenes that certain things could spread about me if I didn’t comply,” Keyser said. 

That’s what the media should be talking about today — just how utterly despicable the left’s tactics are. 

Anybody who thinks that a “President Biden” wouldn’t be that bad, that the Resistance will calm down and that our politics would return to normal, needs to think again. 

How would a “President Biden” restrain the left? Key members of his administration would come from the socialist left. The radical progressives who smeared Kavanaugh and Keyser would be empowered! 

Republicans who don’t understand that are in denial about the enormous stakes in this battle.

Anti-Semitism & Anti-Americanism

Here’s some good news. The Women’s March has “fired” Linda Sarsour. The group also removed Tamika Mallory from its board of directors. As you may recall, Sarsour and Mallory were linked to “America’s leading anti-Semite,” Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and have expressed anti-Semitic views of their own.

Here’s the bad news. The Women’s March still has an anti-Semitism problem. It named radical CAIR activist Zahra Billoo to the board. Billoo has compared the U.S. military to Al Qaeda, denounced Israel as an “apartheid state,” and accused the FBI of recruiting for ISIS.

Speaking of radical Islamic activists, Rep. Ilhan Omar went on “Face The Nation” Sunday to defend her controversial comments that “some people did something” on 9/11. Here’s what she said:

It’s important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting the aftermath of 9/11, [when] many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them, and so what I was speaking to was that as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me as suspect.

What country is Congresswoman Omar talking about? Nobody lost their civil rights. But because of radical Islamists, Americans can no longer board a plane without invasive searches. 

I remember feeling physically sick when the president of the United States, just six days after the 9/11 attacks, felt compelled to go to a mosque in Washington, DC, to assure Islamic leaders that America was not at war with Islam. 

I was waiting for various Islamic leaders in Washington, DC, to drive to the White House to reassure the president and the American people that they were not at war with us. 

Here we are 18 years later. 

There are twice as many mosques in America today than there were in 1994. Some, who knows how many, are preaching hate.

Muslim immigration has soared since 9/11. According to the Pew Research Center, 56% of Muslim immigrants in the United States “have arrived since the year 2000." 

And our politically correct elites, including our last president, are aggressively proselytizing for Islam, while shunning Judeo-Christian values. 

If I didn’t know better, I would think we actually lost the war that started on 9/11.

Constitution Day

Yesterday was Constitution Day. On Sept. 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document that would become the "owner’s manual” of the American republic. In 2004, Congress passed a law recognizing Sept. 17th as a day to celebrate that great document and the vision of our Founding Fathers.

Sadly, our educational institutions are failing to teach the basics of the Constitution. Last year, one survey found that 40% of Americans were unable to name even one of the five rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.  

The Annenberg Public Policy Center reports that only 39% of Americans are able to name the three branches of government, while 22% couldn’t name any.

Moreover, much of the Constitution is under attack by the left, which is why the left is continuing to attack Brett Kavanaugh.

The left is terrified that Kavanaugh will join four other justices to point out the obvious — that nowhere in the Constitution is there a right to abort an innocent unborn child. The left is also afraid that he will uphold what the Second Amendment clearly does state — that we have an individual right to self-defense. 

Please take a moment to talk to your children and grandchildren about the Constitution. Tell them what they are not learning in school — that America is unique because we believe our rights come from God, not government, and that government was meant to be limited so that we could be free.

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