So let’s revisit the Brett Kavanaugh controversy.
I first mentioned Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, as I discussed the poor handling of the controversy by Reverend Franklin Graham.
And what was the controversy?
I’m glad you asked.
Judge Kavanaugh has been nominated by President Trump to the Supreme Court. The question of his confirmation was a no-brainer. The majority Republicans in the Senate would hand him an easy up vote and in he would go.
For the political left, this was unbearable. That would be two Supreme Court seats in a year filled by Republicans. I’m not sure what they think is going to happen.
Yes, I do.
They’ve binge-watched “The Handmaid’s Tale” so much that they harbor these dystopian society fantasies, with Republicans as the oppressive baddies in their scenarios.
Calm down, ladies. You’re all equally wretched.
Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein sought to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation by making the dramatic move of presenting a letter she’d been sitting on since July, allegedly, from a California professor by the name of Christine Blasey Ford.
It was a blatant act of partisan political hackery.
We all know by now the chaos that ensued.
Ford claimed to have been sexually victimized – terrified for her life, even – by a 17 year old Kavanaugh at a party in the 80s.
My problem with Reverend Graham’s comments is that he didn’t respond as a Christian leader to the situation. He responded in a way that could be painful to actual victims of sexual assault, by saying an alleged assault nearly 40 years ago was “irrelevant.”
That is an awful thing to say.
I also wanted to leave room for the possibility that this event happened just as Ford had claimed. In that event, I do feel it is possible for people who were awful kids to grow and mature into responsible, productive, decent human beings.
So what about the other possibility?
What if Professor Ford is nothing more than a political operative?
Well, I wasn’t there (and neither were you), so all we have to go on is Ford’s word, and the four witnesses she has said could vouch for her claims.
So about Ford’s word…
She’s changed details about the story, several times. Of that, I imagine you could give her a bit of leeway. It was back in the 80s, after all.
Given her shaky grasp of her own story facts, it’s a good thing she has four witnesses, right?
Yeah. About that…
So CNN is reporting on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s efforts to investigate Ford’s claims. The four witnesses named by Ford were Kavanaugh, himself, Mark Judge, Patrick J. (“PJ”) Smyth, and a longtime friend of Ford’s by the name of Leland Ingham Keyser.
Keyser, according to Ford, would have knowledge of the party and the assault.
Right off the bat, we know Kavanaugh has absolutely denied the incident ever happened.
What about the others?
“I have no memory of this alleged incident,” said Mark Judge in a September 18 letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He said he did not recall the party and never saw Brett Kavanaugh act in the matter Ford describes.
Ok. That’s two out of four down.
In addition, Patrick J. Smyth issued a statement. “I understand that I have been identified by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the person she remembers as ‘PJ’ who supposedly was present at the party she described in her statements to the Washington Post,” Smyth said in his statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh.”“Personally speaking, I have known Brett Kavanaugh since high school and I know him to be a person of great integrity, a great friend, and I have never witnessed any improper conduct by Brett Kavanaugh towards women. To safeguard my own privacy and anonymity, I respectfully request that the Committee accept this statement in response to any inquiry the Committee may have.”
Alright. Three out of four.
The simple solution to why nobody is willing to back up Ford’s story (including Ford, who keeps finding excuses not to tell her story to the Senate), is that as men, they’re part of the patriarchal rape culture.
Yes. To get to the truth, you need a woman.
Enter Ford’s friend, Leland Ingham Keyser:
On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee..
“Simply put,” Walsh said, “Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”
The lawyer acknowledged to CNN that Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford’s.
Keyser is the latest person alleged to be at the party to say she has no recollection of it.
I mean, it really looks like Ford just threw an accusation grenade into the center of the confirmation process, feeling herself comfortably out of the way of the fallout.
She claims she’s getting death threats, and that’s unfortunate. It shouldn’t happen, even if it turns out her motives were purely deceitful and politically motivated.
For that matter, however, neither should Kavanaugh, or his wife, who has nothing to do with any of this (Yes, that’s a thing that’s happening, apparently).
I get it. The #MeToo movement has been an empowering event for women, but just as it is with any big movement, the opportunity is there to exploit the good purpose for really bad things.
I’ve seen some feminists claim that innocent men will have to be ruined for the “cause.”
I can’t even begin to express how disheartening this is, but it’s part of the modern feminist delusion.
If you’re a woman, you’re absolutely to be believed, and even if your details are cloudy, your evidence scant or nonexistent, and your own named witnesses act as if you’re on crack, no one is allowed to question you. The truth is flexible and dependent on your whims.
(Disclaimer: The above rule is only for liberal women or Democrat operatives. Conservative women may as well be men.)
If you’re a man, you are a rapist. If you haven’t raped anyone yet, you will. And no, nothing you say will ever be truth.
(Disclaimer: The above rule does not apply to homosexual men or women who think they are men.)
Add a healthy dose of partisan idiocy to that, and it’s hard to see how we continue forward as a society. At some point, we will break.
Ford has been offered numerous opportunities to come forward and be heard. The next opportunity was offered for next Thursday.
How this new development plays into that remains to be seen.