President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite Kavanaugh’s wishy-washy fence-sitting on the ACA’s constitutionality and his 65 page dissent (Seven-Sky v Holder) that paved the way for Chief Justice Roberts to declare Obamacare a “tax” and “constitutional”, as Trump passed over Amy Comey Barrett, who most conservatives recognized as the best choice. Although Kavanaugh is a highly qualified candidate, who was passed through to the federal court with flying colors, by Democrats and Republicans alike, today the Democrats are fighting his placement to the Supreme Court, tooth and nail, due to the fact that the Court is now viewed as though it were a second legislative body, by politicians on both sides of the political aisle. The nomination process has been politicized and weaponized, which was noted during the hearing, on September 27th, by an outraged and apoplectic Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
In what can only be described as a Democratic Party hit job and leftwing character assassination, Senator Dianne Feinstein sat on Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of an attempted rape committed against her by Kavanaugh, from July until mid-September, and revealed it only as a Hail Mary and an 11th hour act of desperation to motivate President Trump to remove Kavanaugh or make Kavanaugh withdraw himself from the nomination. Not long afterwards, two more women joined the attack. Not one of Kavanaugh’s accusers has a single shred of evidence to any assault, and, the “witnesses” they have named refute and deny their accusations.
Even the New York Times went out on a limb on September 23rd and cast suspicion on Debbie Ramirez’s accusation. They reported that “Ramirez … could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself”.
Something clearly happened to Ford and she certainly believes her story, which ebbed and flowed like a surreal nightmare, of which she had virtually no solid memory to support the events she supposedly experienced. A neutral interviewer, attorney Rachel Mitchell, exposed this fact during questioning, and Ford herself repeatedly contradicted herself, while claiming her memory was firm that Kavanaugh was her “attacker”. Mitchell’s masterfully exposed that Ford’s legal team, who paid for her polygraph test, was suggested by Senator Feinstein, and they misrepresented Ford’s fear of flying and the need for a delay.
If one doesn’t believe this is a hit job, how would anyone explain that Debra Katz, Ford’s lawyer, represented another Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, a decade ago, in a sexual harassment suit against New York Life? Coincidence? Hardly. It is also quite interesting to find that Swetnick has a history of making these sort of allegations.
Whether one sees Kavanaugh as a strong constitutionalist or not, America should not forget that he worked in Ken Starr’s investigation of Bill Clinton and the 2000 election recount; he was also a staff secretary for President George W. Bush and he was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2003. Curiously, none of his accusers chose to step forward at any of those times.
The Democrats don’t really want to find the truth. If they did, they would have raised this accusation from the start and investigated it quietly, without having Kavanaugh’s and Ford’s name dragged through the media mud. However, as noted by Andrew McCarthy, the Senate isn’t charged with solving crimes and psychoanalyzing witnesses. The Senate’s job is to advise and consent on the president’s nomination, and even if it were a trial, the case is so weak, it would be thrown out of court.
In the second half of the hearing, Brett Kavanaugh’s righteous anger was apparent, as he exclaimed: “This confirmation process has become a national disgrace. The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced ‘advise and consent’ with ‘search and destroy’. … You may defeat me in the final vote, but you will never get me to quit. Never.”
Whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty”?
In the ongoing testimony, Kavanaugh stated: “I’m here today to tell the truth. I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not in college, not ever. Sexual assault is horrific.”
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) essentially told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Kavanaugh doesn’t have the same presumption of innocence because of his conservative ideology. She inferred that he’s more likely to be guilty due to his conservatism. The Democrats don’t oppose him because they find the accusations credible. They find the accusations credible because they oppose him.
How surreal is it to see the admitted sexual molester, Senator Cory Booker, feigning outrage in his attempt to castigate the honorable Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale Graduate, who has had no less than 87 women rush to his defense?
Senator Lindsey Graham took all of this farce he could, until he finally unleashed a fury that not any single American ever knew him capable of reaching. Rising up in his seat several times, Senator Graham angrily castigated his Democrat counterparts: “Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham that you knew about and you held it. … What you want is you want to destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020. You’ve said that. Not me. … This is one of the most unethical shams I’ve seen in politics and if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you’ve done to [Kavanaugh] this guy.” Graham later added, “If this is the new norm, you better watch out for your [Democrats’] nominees.”
This is an all out political war for the Supreme Court and the future of America, and the Left wants to win by any means necessary, since their agenda in America is at stake. The Leftist illiberal Democratic Party needs the Court, a politicized Court, in order to continue redefining marriage and advancing sexual deviancy, abortions on demand, single-payer “healthcare” and other communistic systems and the assault on our borders and U.S. sovereignty. Much more is at stake than Brett Kavanaugh’s career. Both parties understand the shift that will take place, if a committed Constitutionalist replaces Justice Kennedy.
The rest of the Republican Party needs to take note and follow Senator Graham’s lead on this. Graham finally let his backbone show in outstanding fashion, as he delivered some harsh criticism of the Democrats and some damned straight talk, that Americans haven’t heard coming from the Republicans, in decades. He grew into the Lion of Congress with his passionate expose of the Democrats’ intent and his righteous indignation, and many Americans had tears in their eyes, as they finally saw a U.S. Senator making a hard stand for a fellow honorable American, for all Americans and for this country we love so well.
September 29, 2018
~ The Author ~
Justin O. Smith has lived in Tennessee off and on most of his adult life, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980, with a B.S. and a double major in International Relations and Cultural Geography – minors in Military Science and English, for what its worth. His real education started from that point on. Smith worked 8 years for the LaVergne Fire Deptartment – two years as their clean-up boy – and became a working fireman at age 16, working his way through college and subsequently joining the U.S. Army. Since then he primarily have contracted construction and traveled – spending quite a bit of time up and down the Columbia River Gorge, in the Puget Sound on Whidby Island and down around Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach. Justin currently writes a weekly column for The Rutherford Reader in Murfreesboro, TN, which he calls home, in addition to being a frequent contributor to the Federal Observer – and spend as much time as possible with his two beautiful and intelligent daughters and five grandchildren. Justin Love God, Family and Our Majestic and Wonderful America, and am a Son of Liberty.