Saturday, September 22, 2018

op ed review 9/23


THIS WEEK’S NEWS
The woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a drunken assault when both were teenagers has now come forward publicly, but that should not deter Republicans from proceeding with their current confirmation-vote schedule. There is no way to confirm her story after 35 years, and to let it stop Mr. Kavanaugh’s confirmation would ratify what has all the earmarks of a calculated political ambush.
Bears “all the hallmarks of a set-up.”
After Democrats all but lose the prospect of derailing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, suddenly a new accuser with a 35-year-old charge of groping abuse comes out of the woodwork. Problem is, she doesn't want to tell us everything.
Reasons to be skeptical:
After telling no one her story about the alleged incident for decades, she suddenly remembered and spoke about it in couples' therapy in 2012, when leftists perceived the possibility that Mitt Romney, ahead in the polls, would win the presidency and appoint Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 
Two other witnesses named by accuser deny any knowledge of house party.
Kavanaugh accuser´s lawyer is Vice-Chair of a Soros funded organization; shown here wearing a radical socialist fist t-shirt at an anti-Trump rally.
As a researcher, Ford published eight studies about the “Abortion Pill” and works for the company that produces it.
Ford attended a girl’s prep school in Maryland. Her high school yearbooks have disappeared off the web because they show many photos and references to binge drinking, debauchery, “and the joy of not being able to remember any of it.”
Turns out Kavanaugh’s mother was the judge in Ford’s parents’ foreclosure case 1996.
All the attention on Kavanaugh obscures news that DNC Vice-Chair Ellison accuser releases 2017 medical document saying she feared 'retribution' over abuse allegations.

Dozens of female colleagues, classmates and friends of Brett Kavanaugh rallied in support of the embattled Supreme Court nominee on Friday, saying they don’t believe the sexual assault allegation against him.  The women, who last week wrote a letter of support for Kavanaugh, spoke at a Washington press conference in front of a banner that blared “#IStandWithBrett.”

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is facing accusations of hypocrisy over his calls to delay the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh since he once admitted groping a friend without her consent in high school.
Democrats’ smash and smear agenda reaches new heights:  “At this moment, Kavanaugh’s confirmation has gone from a slam dunk to a jump ball. That’s because of the second big thing to notice — some Republicans have a streak of French in them and surrendered before the first shots were fired.”

CNN Gives Virtually No Air Time to Pro-Kavanaugh Evidence
CNN Has Still Not Done A Story About Farzad Fazeli Who Attempted To Stab Republican Candidate

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in mid-September fell to a 49-year low.
US to slash refugee admissions to historic low of 30,000, Pompeo confirms
Offer by Poland’s president to host an American military base and call it “Fort Trump”
Massive lines for Trump rally in Las Vegas.
Two mile long line to get into Trump rally in Missouri, half of those waiting didn’t get in.

This is not good:  RNC poll finds GOP voters aren’t worried about midterms.
Another distressing RNC Poll: 'We've Lost the Messaging Battle' on Tax Cuts’

Across the U.S., Democratic campaign ads are telling voters a big lie. Dems are falsely claiming they're protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions and warning that Republicans will take that protection away. The ads would have you believe Obamacare is the only way to protect people with pre-existing conditions. That's false, and the outcome of the midterm elections could turn on this falsehood.

During a town hall event on Wednesday night, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) — running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Senate seat — told a black American who questioned his support of illegal immigration that illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico are today’s cotton pickers.

Historic GOP win in state Senate race dampens Democratic hopes for a 'blue wave' in Texas

Joe Biden calls Trump voters “dregs of society”.
Leaked video shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin comparing Trump voters to 'fascists' as he vows to thwart rise of populism in the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election

Deep blue California now leads the nation in poverty.

Rob Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing 'wire,' invoking 25th Amendment against Trump
Obama administration intelligence officials John Brennan and James Clapper must answer to the allegations that they blackmailed Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to get his vote for Obamacare in 2012.
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
John Hinderaker, Powerline Blog, 9/19

When I was 10 years old, I wrote Richard Nixon’s name in chalk up and down the sidewalk on my street. This was during the 1960 campaign. An elderly lady who lived next door asked what I was doing and when I explained, she said: “You can write his name all over my sidewalk!” I have been following politics ever since. I have seen a lot of stupidity, but I don’t think I have ever seen anything as dumb as the current controversy arising from Democratic Party activist Christine Ford’s 36-year-old, teenage allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Ford doesn’t know when the non-criminal incident happened, or where. She has identified one witness, who says her story is “nuts.” Ford went 36 years before mentioning the name of Brett Kavanaugh, whom, as far as we know, she has never met. If her fabricated allegation is enough to derail a nomination, then no Republican can ever again be nominated to a federal post without Democratic Party consent. The Democrats will have an absolute veto power, since there can hardly be a weaker obstacle to confirmation than the one raised by Ms. Ford’s 36-years-late teenage allegation.

The mystery is why Ms. Ford’s pitiful effort on behalf of her party has erected a roadblock to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Republicans ostensibly control the Senate, and Ford’s unsubstantiated claims are ridiculous. Why haven’t the Republicans simply moved ahead with Kavanaugh’s confirmation? Why are some Washington Republicans so fearful and so ineffective? Senate Republicans had better confirm Kavanaugh promptly, or a huge number of Republican activists–like me–will conclude that the DC version of the party is utterly worthless.


Republicans should not allow the hit on Kavanaugh to succeed.  “It is also relevant that she is a Democrat, a self-described “activist,” and professor of psychology at an overwhelmingly liberal institution. For coming forward, she will, undoubtedly, be hailed as a hero to the left for decades to come. And it seems strange that someone who claims she wanted to remain anonymous took a preemptive polygraph test.” Now is the time to hold fast, Republicans. If a decades-old allegation with no independent corroboration or evidence can be used to nuke the career of a man like Judge Kavanaugh, the same tactic can be used against anyone — and it will be.  If Kavanaugh’s confirmation is derailed, the precedent will be set. Whenever the stakes are high enough, the most sinister, underhanded forces of the left will manage to surface an unsubstantiated character-destroying allegation at the most opportune moment.  We can’t let that become the standard for those who wish to serve public life. Kavanaugh is a good man. He belongs on the Supreme Court. If Senate Republicans cave on this, it will be to their lasting dishonor.

Flashback:  “Not that long after Clarence Thomas’s nomination was very nearly defeated, and within easy memory of Bork’s character assassination, President Bill Clinton got to nominate two Supreme Court justices. How did Republicans react? They couldn’t leap on the confirmation bandwagon fast enough. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer were confirmed by the lopsided margins of 96–3 and 87–9, respectively.”

Do we really have to be here for this? By “we,” I mean America. And by “this,” I mean some form of forced group therapy session for adult women who cannot move past an ugly event from their teen years and feel the need to relitigate it in public nearly four decades later.
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FROM OTHER COLUMNS
“Even liberals should concede that in America one is innocent until proven guilty. Particularly with 36-year-old allegations that are impossible to corroborate.”
                   -Star Parker
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BOOKS, FILM
“Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein In the Administrative State”

New film focuses on anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson, who spent years working for Planned Parenthood before switching sides.

New film:  “Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer”, starring Dean Cain (Superman) as Detective James Wood.
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LEFTIST WATCH
Maxine Waters urges Resistance to “knock off” President Trump.

Antifa website calls for slaughter of border patrol agents.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s working class credentials are under scrutiny again after she was pictured wearing a $3,500 outfit for a photo-op with construction workers.

Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter President Trump’s Travel Ban.  Maybe they can use censored search technology Google is developing for China.

Ben and Jerry team up with MoveOn.org to create Democrat-inspired ice cream flavors
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ARTICLES
“It's hard to know what to make of the last-second charge against Judge Brett Kavanaugh about an event that allegedly occurred 36 years ago. What is crystal clear is the message Democrats are sending to conservatives. "We will do whatever it takes to destroy you."
“This event happened 36 years ago among adolescents. The victim and the villain were under the influence of alcohol and the former can’t remember half of the details — yet somehow recalls enough to ruin the latter’s career. The latter says it never happened. This is why we have the Sixth Amendment, folks.”
If Senate Democrats and their media allies manage to destroy Brett Kavanaugh, they will bring America one step closer to a new, liberal style of totalitarianism.
It's blatantly clear that this woman, Christine Blasey Ford, is the Democrats' "insurance policy" to keep Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. Senator Feinstein held this letter and kept the writer anonymous right up to the vote. The only other "witness," Mark Judge, categorically denies that it ever happened. And the woman can't even remember the exact date of this life-changing event.
Is Dianne Feinstein the Most Corrupt Senator in the United States?
Eviscerating Kavanaugh: “Sen. Feinstein, have you no sense of decency?”

Noemie Emery: “Do the Democrats keep a steady supply of female accusers, adjusted as to age, geography, and possible chance of having met the subject, ready and set to be called on as needed, depending on which nominee, from which part of the country, the Republicans happen to choose?  If they fail with Kavanaugh, will they try it again with the next male contender? if they succeed, surely they will try it over and over, until not a single male judge might be left.  Democrats lately have been naming women, and the Right ought to follow suit. From now on, all nominees ought to be female. Justice Amy Barrett has a ring to it.

Newt Gingrich: If Republicans want to defeat Democrats in 2018, they must do this…

“I once supported Ted Cruz over Donald Trump in the primaries, largely due to the fact that Trump seemed a bull who carried around his own china shop and campaigned like Sherman marching through Atlanta with matches.  But he won me over, and I repented my political sins and saw the method in his madness as he overturned the tables at which the elitist moneychangers sat along with the status quo they cherished. He has unleashed America's entrepreneurs, cut all our taxes, chopped off the strangling regulatory tentacles of big government, liberated American energy, rebuilt the military, ended "free" trade transfers of wealth to those who are not all our friends, fundamentally transformed the judiciary, and dared to step on the new third rail of American politics: illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. Sadly, some persist in their unbelief, most notably the #NeverTrumps over at the increasingly irrelevant National Review, who have published a piece taking the absurd position that the concept of birthright citizenship is not only constitutional, but an integral part of any originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution”
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WISE WORDS
“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
                  -George Santayana

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