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Kavanaugh update

Evidence that the accusation is bogus, the woman now refuses to testify until after there’s an “FBI investigation,” which of course isn’t going to happen because the FBI doesn’t investigate non-federal crimes for which the statute of limitations has long since passed. It’s clear that the real purpose of this tactic is to delay the vote until after the election so Democrats can take over the Senate.

Even Republicuck Jeff Flake has had enough. He says that if Ford doesn’t show up on Monday, then he will support Republicans pushing forward with a vote.

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1. No contemporaneous account of the incident. Ford never told anyone about this until 2012, 30 years after it allegedly happened.

2. Ford is a liberal college professor from California, she surely hates Trump and is motivated to come up with this story for political reasons rather than good faith. (Unlike Juanita Broaddrick who was a Democratic campaign worker and on Clinton’s side before he raped her.)

3. Democrats knew about this since July but held onto it until the last possible minute. Bad faith by the Democrats. Looks more like a ploy to delay a nomination until after the election, rather than genuine concern about Kavanaugh having allegedly assaulted some girl 36 years ago.

4. Now Ford refuses to testify in front of Congress until after an FBI investigation. Once again, looks like a ploy to delay a nomination until after the election.

5. If Republicucks give in to this, it would just reward this type of behavior which would happen again and again. Democrats would just keep coming up with unprovable last-minute claims of sexual misconduct. They will probably keep doing that anyway. Even if Democrats lose this vote, they still win; they’ve motivated their supporters and permanently tainted Kavanaugh. As long as the fakestream media is allied with Democrats and imposes no penalty on them for dirty tricks like this, they will keep doing it.

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Meanwhile, Democrats don’t care about and don’t believe that Keith Ellison threatened and committed domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, even though, compared with Kavanaugh, there is a much larger pool of evidence that the events really happened and that Ellison is lying about it. Which isn’t necessarily rock-solid proof that the ex-girlfriend isn’t the one who’s lying, but Democrats say they believe all women. Except when the woman says one of their own did something wrong, in that case then Democrats don’t believe the woman.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 19, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Politics

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  1. High tech lynching repeats itself.

    MoreSigmasThanYou

    September 19, 2018 at EST am

    • It’s all about female virtue and their interpretation of the “living” constitution. All sex play should be forceless and frictionless. If it’s not, they should have veto power

      cesqy

      September 19, 2018 at EST pm

  2. Not that I want the Dems to be allowed to set this precedent, but if it did somehow happen, Republicans could start using the same tactics against them, and derail every Democrat nominee/candidate by getting some female Republican operative who can credibly claim to have crossed paths with him 30 years ago to claim that he groped her. But of course it never occurs to them to do this type of thing, because they’re the Stupid Party.

    Hermes

    September 19, 2018 at EST am

    • The Democrats control all the institutions, so accusations against Democrats will just be ignored. The Lion gives the example of Keith Ellison, and we all remember Slick Willie,

      Gozo

      September 19, 2018 at EST pm

      • True, but Slick Willie was over 20 years ago now. With the MeToo movement, we’ve seen the left start to eat some of their own, like Harvey Weinstein and Leslie Moonves. And Keith Ellison is black and a Muslim, putting him very high on the liberal victim hierarchy, even if his accuser is nonwhite, which I can’t tell whether she is (looks mixed, but could pass for Italian.) But unless she’s Muslim too, he’s higher on the victim hierarchy than she is.

        Hermes

        September 19, 2018 at EST pm

      • Ted Kennedy drowned a pregnant girl in his car and got away with it.

        Oswald Spengler

        September 19, 2018 at EST pm

      • Or Sarah Jeong the racist NYT opinion writer.

        chris

        September 20, 2018 at EST am

      • In SJW land, sex crimes (at least when committed by a white man against a woman) are worse than murder!

        Hermes

        September 20, 2018 at EST am

    • What about Al Franken?

      Vince

      September 19, 2018 at EST pm

  3. “5. If Republicucks give in to this, it would just reward this type of behavior which would happen again and again. Democrats would just keep coming up with unprovable last-minute claims of sexual misconduct. They will probably keep doing that anyway. Even if Democrats lose this vote, they still win; they’ve motivated their supporters and permanently tainted Kavanaugh. As long as the fakestream media is allied with Democrats and imposes no penalty on them for dirty tricks like this, they will keep doing it.”

    If I remember correctly, just a week before the election, the DNC came out with 8 or so sexual misconduct allegations against Trump. Just in time to hurt him at the voting booth but not enough time to thoroughly refute them before USA went to the voting booth. And sure enough, we haven’t heard about those allegations since.

    chris

    September 19, 2018 at EST am

  4. If Republicucks give in to this, it would just reward this type of behavior which would happen again and again.

    See Roy Moore

    everybodyhatesscott

    September 19, 2018 at EST am

  5. I don’t think the Democrats ever expected to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination. They probably have some internal polling that suggests a lack of enthusiasm within their base going into the midterms, so they needed to do something to get their voters foaming at the mouth. Shouting “white male” and “Roe v. Wade” at the post-menopausal cat ladies does the trick for some reason.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    September 19, 2018 at EST am

    • Shouting “Roe v. Wade” at the post-menopausal cat ladies does the trick for some reason.

      Ironically enough, the voters who are least likely to need an abortion are those that are most passionate about keeping abortion unrestricted.

      Oswald Spengler

      September 19, 2018 at EST pm

      • Woman are highly risk-averse and cautious — just plagued by insecurity. Not quite related, but still funny: Natasha Leggero had a joke, “Why is it that your ugliest friend is the most afraid of getting raped?”

        Vince

        September 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • Nah, Post-menopausal puzzyhat cat ladies were already fired up for the 2018 midterms. At least some Diversity Party voters are men and women of normal sexuality who remember their awkward high school sexual adventures and certainly have empathy for future Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh.

        I believe Ms. Ford, her description has the ring of truth, even if many details are fuzzy. Teenage Brett Kavanaugh made his move, Ford resisted, so Brett got the message and let her go — he got rejected! Embarrassing drunken teenage groping doesn’t disqualify a man from appointment to the SC. In fact my respect for Kavanaugh has increased since Ford’s disclosures — he sounds like a normal bro who will make good decisions that protect men’s rights.

        hard9bf

        September 20, 2018 at EST pm

  6. Plus, the details she told her therapist in 2012 don’t even match what she’s saying now. I think the whole thing’s fake, probably a fantasy she worked on when her marriage went south.

    Richard

    September 19, 2018 at EST am

    • There isn’t enough info to definitely say it’s fake or not, there’s just a lot of red flags.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      September 19, 2018 at EST pm

      • Leftists are perpetually bad faith. I think it’s pretty safe to say any accusation coming from them is false.

        chris

        September 19, 2018 at EST pm

      • She’s mentioned two people who were there, and both say that they have no recollection of that event.

        Half Canadian

        September 19, 2018 at EST pm

  7. “Democrats would just keep coming up with unprovable last-minute claims of sexual misconduct. They will probably keep doing that anyway.”

    They absolutely will keep doing it. They did it to Roy Moore just last year. Republicucks fell over themselves to impugn Moore, he lost the election, and then then the bogus accusation was completely forgotten about with no cost born by the false accuser.

    It is an outrage to anyone that cares about the functioning of our govt and it being able to get good people of good character interested in public service.

    Portlander

    September 19, 2018 at EST pm

  8. It’s been many decades since Anita Hill’s testimony, but I still check diligently my soda cans for pubic hairs before drinking.

    cesqy

    September 19, 2018 at EST pm

  9. The point of this is that if the Dems take back the House-Senate-Presidency in 2020 or 2024 or 2028, they can then vote to increase the Supreme Court to 11 or 15 or whatever, and they’ll cite Kavanaugh “circumstances”, Merrick Garland and Clarence Thomas “circumstances” (If he is still there).

    GMR

    September 19, 2018 at EST pm

    • They’ve been threatening to do it since FDR. Its inevitable one day they’ll do it.

      Two in the Bush

      September 19, 2018 at EST pm

  10. 1. No contemporaneous account of the incident. Ford never told anyone about this until 2012, 30 years after it allegedly happened.

    So are we going to just ignore that she told someone six full years before Kavanaugh was nominated to the court? And during last year’s #metoo she told someone on Facebook (from what I’ve read) that her attacker was a federal judge.

    2. Ford is a liberal college professor from California, she surely hates Trump and is motivated to come up with this story for political reasons rather than good faith.

    Let’s be clear that this is an ad hominem. If she’s acting in bad faith, why did she insist on keeping things on the down-low? A more plausible explanation is that Democratic politicians went against her wishes, exposing her to the media onslaught in order to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination. (See your third point.)

    4. Now Ford refuses to testify in front of Congress until after an FBI investigation. Once again, looks like a ploy to delay a nomination until after the election.

    This is kind of funny. Is there a ploy by Republicans to get this done as quickly as possible? I know, I know, the court has had a vacancy for nearly two months. We must absolutely get this lifetime appointment through as quickly as possible. It’s not like Republicans sat on Garland’s nomination.

    Here’s the thing that’s gnawing at me. It seems very odd that if she were to fabricate a story that she would not only invent a third party witness, but make him an unwitting hero and a friend of Kavanaugh’s. Plus, she remembers his name. Why not just simplify the story and say they were alone in the room so that it’s he said-she said? But of course she’s just completely making it all up, so details such as this demonstrate she’s quite cunning indeed.

    Vince

    September 19, 2018 at EST pm

    • “I know, the court has had a vacancy for nearly two months. We must absolutely get this lifetime appointment through as quickly as possible. ”

      Two months are not as quickly as possible, it’s two months. Actually two and a half months.

      If Republicans wait until the election, they would be MORONS. If Democrats take over the Senate, they will NEVER approve anyone.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      September 20, 2018 at EST am

    • “So are we going to just ignore that she told someone six full years before Kavanaugh was nominated to the court?”

      Assuming this is true, my answer is “yes.” Nobody should have the power to damage another person’s reputation or career by means of a stale accusation of misbehavior with no corroborating evidence. Yes, this means that some wrongdoers will escape justice, but this is a reasonable price to pay to avoid the kind of abuse which would inevitably result if accusations like these are taken seriously.

      “If she’s acting in bad faith, why did she insist on keeping things on the down-low?”

      The obvious answer is that she is afraid of facing difficult questions.

      ” Is there a ploy by Republicans to get this done as quickly as possible? ”

      I would hope so, because if the Democrats get control of the Senate, you can bet they will block any nomination.

      “It seems very odd that if she were to fabricate a story that she would not only invent a third party witness, but make him an unwitting hero and a friend of Kavanaugh’s”

      I would guess it’s because the story is based in part on actual memories, perhaps involving Kavanaugh and perhaps not.

      fortaleza84

      September 20, 2018 at EST am

      • “It seems very odd that if she were to fabricate a story that she would not only invent a third party witness, but make him an unwitting hero and a friend of Kavanaugh’s”

        My guess is back in the day she was a thot who has gotten her identities mixed up.

        chris

        September 20, 2018 at EST am

      • The obvious answer is that she is afraid of facing difficult questions.

        I think it’s entirely reasonable someone would be reluctant to face difficult questions, much less difficult questions from members of Congress. The witnesses supporting Kavanaugh do not want to testify.

        would guess it’s because the story is based in part on actual memories, perhaps involving Kavanaugh and perhaps not.

        And that’s what chris says below as well. If she was at a gathering with random boys, someone attacked her, and then later “learned”/came to believe it was Kavanaugh, I’d say it’s much more likely that she’s mistaken. The fact is that memories are constructed, not recorded. There are things that I “recall” vividly, but there’s no doubt some of those memories are mistaken. When it comes to experiencing a traumatic event, it’s not likely that someone will forget, but it’s entirely possible s/he will get some of the details wrong.

        Vince

        September 20, 2018 at EST pm

      • The fact is that memories are constructed, not recorded. There are things that I “recall” vividly, but there’s no doubt some of those memories are mistaken. When it comes to experiencing a traumatic event, it’s not likely that someone will forget, but it’s entirely possible s/he will get some of the details wrong.

        And you’re willing to destroy a man’s life and brand him a rapist because of someone’s “constructed” memory, refuted by other evidence and lacking corroboration. This is why you’re not being taken seriously.

        Richard

        September 20, 2018 at EST pm

    • “Here’s the thing that’s gnawing at me. It seems very odd that if she were to fabricate a story that she would not only invent a third party witness, but make him an unwitting hero and a friend of Kavanaugh’s.”

      You make a lot of good points. I also believe Ford. Kavanaugh still merits his seat on the SC.

      I also believe that future Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh doesn’t remember the encounter. Everyone who’s spoken about the incident is honest in their recollections. Appoint him.

      hard9bf

      September 20, 2018 at EST pm


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