Brett Kavanaugh

The Bizarre World Of Christine Blasey Ford

The past ten days of ritual defamation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh revealed the depth and sophistication of the Far-Left Democrats’ smear machine, but yesterday’s hearing revealed the truly bizarre world of Christine Blasey Ford, the high priestess of the ritual.

Who Really Believes Kavanaugh Is a Rapist?

David Catron, The American Spectator

Christine Blasey Ford is scheduled to appear today so she can finally make her accusations against Judge Kavanaugh under oath. Her written testimony states that she is not happy to find herself testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, “I am terrified.” And well she should be. It’s one thing to make wild claims in the presence of activist lawyers and partisan editors. It’s quite another to repeat them under oath before Congress and the public. If she actually shows up, and makes a false claim today, she will be guilty of a felony crime.

A Judicial Confirmation Hearing Is Not a Trial

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

In the first 150 years of constitutional governance, nominees did not appear at confirmation hearings. After all, their public records were more than sufficient for lawmakers to appraise their suitability, and they could not ethically answer the questions of real interest — how they would decide various kinds of cases. It was better back then. It was particularly better than what hearings became in the 1980s, when television and “borking” made them hyper-politicized — theater that was as much about celebrity senators as judicial nominees.

If they can't prove the charges, senators must confirm Kavanaugh

Editors, Washington Examiner

If Kavanaugh isn’t convincingly proven to be a sexual predator, but the Democrats win anyway — just because they made the whole situation so ugly that no one had stomach for the fight — just imagine the long-term consequences. Imagine what every Republican nominee for a century will be subject to. Even this week, Democratic senators were lending credence to absurd accusations by Michael Avenatti. Then, imagine how Republicans will retaliate. Politics today look toxic. If Democrats defeat Kavanaugh simply by lobbing uncorroborated accusations, Washington politics will become hell.

The Kavanaugh Standard

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

The Kavanaugh Standard will hold that any decision requiring a deliberative consideration of contested positions can and should be decided on just one thing: belief. Belief is sufficient. Nothing else matters. Ultimately, this drama comes down to the choices about to be made by Republican Sens. Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. The question is whether the Senate’s advice and consent for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court should be reduced to simple secular belief. More important is that the entire country is watching now, and we’ll find out soon what the American system of law is going to look like for the next 25 years.

The Vast Anti-Kavanaugh Conspiracy

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Even as the newspapers and the networks acknowledged this story was unproven junk, they kept reporting it and talking about it, speculating about all the political fallout. Worst of all, they asserted that all this unproven junk would put an "asterisk" on Brett Kavanaugh's record. Only if the asterisk led to this explanation: "During his confirmation, liberals shoved aside all their principles about due process and proving a story before printing it."

Democrats use Kavanaugh as stand-in for all perpetrators of sexual violence

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Remember — Democrats and leftists, the people trying to disrupt this nation socially and politically, continue to encourage public harassment of conservatives. The behavior of the Democrats in the Senate and their representatives on the Judiciary Committee have embraced Maxine Waters' call and are modeling it to the nation with their harassment and attempt to destroy Judge Kavanaugh. These are the people who think conservatives won’t care enough to go to the polls in November. They were wrong in 2016, and now it’s time to prove them wrong again.

New Poll: Smears Of Kavanaugh Motivating Voters Against “radical and unscrupulous” Democrats

A large majority of 91.4% of conservatives responding to the recent FedUp PAC poll said that campaigning in support of Kavanaugh allows the GOP to highlight how “radical and unscrupulous” the Democrats have become.  The Democrats’ willingness to use any smear to prevent a pro-Constitution majority on the Court may prove to be the decisive issue in many Senate races this fall.

A puff or two of smoke, but no fire

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Once the hearings are over Mrs. Ford will be forgotten and she can return to her couples therapy and continue to put her troubled marriage together. The judge should understand that there was noting personal in the Democratic destruction of his reputation, the humiliation of his wife and the breaking of the hearts of his two little girls. Collateral damage, and all that. Win or lose Mrs. Feinstein will go home a heroine in San Francisco, where the streets in the sanctuary by the Bay are paved with human excrement. (If you live there you have to get used to excrement of all kinds.)

The Smearing Of Brett Kavanaugh Is Truly Evil

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

Thank God that Republicans didn’t kill the Garland nomination by tearing down the man and spending months trying to find high school classmates to claim attempted rape and near-death experiences. At some point one must consider whether evil means are justified for progressive ends. The bottom line is that this media-enabled Democratic smear campaign simply can’t be the standard by which we destroy people. Watching this miscarriage of justice is radicalizing those who care about rule of law and political processes that have a semblance of sanity.

Was There a Cabal Plotting Against the President?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Thursday is shaping up to be the Trump presidency's "Gunfight at O.K. Corral." That day, the fates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and much else, may be decided. We are often told that the moment we are in has historic significance and will be long remembered. Yet, how many can still recall what the "resister" in the Trump White House or Cabinet wrote in his or her anonymous op-ed in The New York Times? How Kavanaugh conducts himself Thursday, however, and whether he is elevated to the court, could decide the fate of constitutional conservatism and the Republican Congress in 2018.

Stop This Idiocy And Confirm Him

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

What’s the rule? You can slap around your spouse as an adult, and you get a pass? Credible rape claims as an adult, and hail to the chief? Leave a woman to drown, as an adult, a senator, and you’re the Lion of the Senate? Booze it up and hit the gas – as an adult – but who cares? That seems incongruous. Gosh, what’s the common thread between all these malefactors? Adults, Democrats, up to kill babies. Gee, I’m seeing a pattern. But minor, Republican, not wanting to kill babies – unforgiveable!

Republicans Have A Simple Choice: Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh Or Get Slaughtered In November

Sean Davis, The Federalist

If GOP lawmakers show that they do have a spine and are no longer willing to let the other side get away with reputation murder, they might actually keep both their House and Senate majorities in November. As Trump has shown, even discouraged Republican voters are willing to stand behind somebody who’s willing to stand up for them. If Republicans do the right thing, they will be rewarded at the polls. If they continue to cower and allow themselves to be bullied by tinpot totalitarians like Chuck Schumer and Mazie Hirono, then they’re going to deserve everything that’s coming to them in November.

Kavanaugh Interview Explains Why Feminist Left Hates Him

Contrast Brett Kavanaugh’s description of himself in high school and college, and that of the women who dated him and knew him well, with the feminist hatred of “the patriarchy” and “white male privilege” and the sexually commoditized alcohol-fueled party scene described in Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks from Holton Arms and you see the perfect target for feminist fury.

The Real Victims of the Kavanaugh Smear

David Catron, The American Spectator

Anyone who believes that the way to punish RINOs is to give Congress back to the Democrats needs to stop skipping her medication. The sane strategy for getting rid of weak Republicans is to replace them with strong Republicans. What we are seeing now is nothing compared to the crimes against democracy the Democrats will commit if they capture a majority in either house of Congress. The only way to stop them is show up at the polls in November and crush them like the insects they are.

Senator Hirono Didn’t Always Tell Men to ‘Shut Up’ and Believe Accusers

John Fund, National Review

Spare us the hyper-moralizing speeches, the condemnation of half the human species simply because they are male, and the insistence that women who say they’ve suffered sexual assault must automatically be believed. Senator Mazie Hirono today poses as a brave feminist cultural warrior, but when it really counted in her own backyard in Hawaii, she was AWOL. The same holds true when Bill Clinton’s predations were in the news in the late 1990s.

Christine Blasey Ford: Female Suicide Bomber

This isn’t about Brett Kavanaugh's abstract qualifications; his intellect, his knowledge of the law and the quality of his judicial product. This is a religious war over abortion and it is time to recognize Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations for what they are – the Far Left’s first female suicide bombing.

For Kavanaugh fight, news media toss their standards in the trash

Editors, Washington Examiner

With a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court on the line and allegations of sexual assault rattling the nation’s capital, the truth really is more important now than on many other occasions. The one thing the media's reports and misleading tweets all have in common is that they cast Kavanaugh in a bad light. This is the greatest indicator yet that many in news media are less interested in facts and more interested in achieving a political end. Curious, considering the truth is supposed to be more important now than ever.

The Politicization of the Kavanaugh Sexual Abuse Allegations Damages #MeToo

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

What should the standard of proof, or even the standard of believability, be? We should all be able to agree that some standard beyond mere belief is required here — and we should all be willing to hear evidence that implicates our favorite political figures. But if we insist on applying a politically motivated double standard in the name of #MeToo, the support for #MeToo will crumble. Politics should not be allowed to override basic human decency. Yet again, that's what's happening.

Bombshell: Christine Blasey Ford’s Hidden High School Social Life

Does any of the wild partying and promiscuity documented in the hidden Holton Arms yearbooks excuse a sexual assault, as alleged by Dr. Blasey Ford? Of course not, but what it does do is to put into context the allegations of a privileged, and perhaps troubled young woman, whose relationship with alcohol casts a great deal of doubt on her memory and her claims of powerlessness.