“This is not a man that deserves this”

For someone who spent his life in business, the American President has the surest touch of any politician I have ever witnessed. If you ask me, he thinks Kavanaugh’s accuser is a liar and he is convinced that the process will make that evident to all. You should read this from end to end. It is a lesson on politics the like of which I have seldom seen before: Trump hints that he could DUMP Kavanaugh if accuser is ‘credible’ as he piles pressure on her to testify on Monday. The heading is accurate in its own way but also makes it seem that the President is distancing himself from support for his nominee. This gets closer to it:

Trump again said that he feels terribly for Kavanaugh and his family and pounced on Democrats for suppressing the negative information for weeks until it was nearly time to vote on the appointment.

Trump said Tuesday a news conference that a sex attack allegation against Kavanaugh is ‘shame’ and referred to the judge whose nomination is hanging on by a thread as a ‘great gentleman.’

‘I feel so badly for him that he’s going through this be honest with you. I feel so badly for him. This is not a man that deserves this,’ Trump told journalists.

The president pinned the blame for the 11th-hour chaos on Democrats, who he accused of resisting and obstructing his every move. He said he’d support an FBI prove into Kavanaugh’s accuser’s charge, except the law enforcement agency has said ‘that’s not what they do.’

The stakes are high, with the massive downside for the Democrats if she either refuses to testify or if she does demonstrates beyond argument that she had made it up out of whole cloth. A major potential teaching moment that will be lost on no one.

AND NOW THIS TO ADD TO ALL THE REST: A comment from an earlier thread.

BOOM

https://cultofthe1st.blogspot.com/2018/09/why-christine-blasey-fords-high-school_19.html?showComment=1537409523569&m=1#c2260053581059665674

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity

On Monday Sept. 17th, Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks suddenly disappeared from the web. I read them days before, knew they would be scrubbed, and saved them. Why did I know they would be scrubbed? Because if roles were reversed, and Christine Blasey Ford had been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump, the headline by the resistance would be this:

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND THE DRUNKEN WHITE PRIVILEGED RACIST PLAYGIRLS OF HOLTON-ARMS.

Absurd would be the least of it

From Instapundit.

WELL, THIS IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Doubts over Kavanaugh hearing as his accuser may not appear.

UPDATE: Heh.

 

IT’S COME TO THIS:

I’m not seeing much sensitivity toward even the possibility of a man’s pain at being falsely accused.

AND NOW THIS:

Unmasking the deep state to an indifferent world

At the link:

Project Veritas has released the first installment in an undercover video series unmasking the deep state. The video features a State Department employee, Stuart Karaffa, engaged in radical socialist political activity on the taxpayer’s dime, while advocating for government resistance. Stuart Karaffa is also a ranking member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (Metro DC DSA.)

Stuart Karaffa is just the first federal government employee that Project Veritas has filmed in an undercover series unmasking the deep state. More video reports are to be released soon.

Today’s news: nothing happened

I’m not sure I understand why it would matter even if it had happened, but in any case it is a certainly that nothing of the kind ever took place. And for any of you who ask, how can you know for sure, common sense cannot be counted as among your most important personal characteristics. Might as well accept the truth of alien abductions.

American politics remains the oddest place in the world. Donald Trump is a small dot of sanity in the midst of it all. It is his common sense and willingness to fight things out that makes him so formidable. Meanwhile….

WILL SHE, WON’T SHE?
DEM FBI PLOY
FEINSTEIN FLUBS: CAN’T SAY EVERYTHING TRUTHFUL

SUPREME DRAMA INTENSIFIES...
'Other man in room' won't testify...
Senator Wants Men to 'Just Shut Up'...
Soros-Backed Activists Slip Cash to Protesters... 

 

Where’s Senator Roy Moore when you need him?

It’s at times like this it would have been nice to have Roy Moore in the Senate for a number of reasons, including the example his election would have meant for this kind of sleaze. Are the Repubicans this stupid and lacking in purpose? We shall see soon enough. The stories are gleaned from Lucianne except for the last one from The Wall Street Journal.

Corrupt Media Reported on Kavanaugh Accuser 100 Times More than Ellison Accusers Who Actually Filed Police Report
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
The liberal mainstream media continues to lose the trust of the American people. And they have no one to blame but themselves. (Photo) As reported in August Rep. Keith Ellison’s former lover Karen Monahan hurled scurrilous accusations at the current Deputy Chairman of the Democrat Party. Karen’s son accused Democrat Party Deputy Chair Keith Ellison of physically and mentally abusing his mother while they were in a relationship. Austin Monahan described seeing video of HORRIFIC abuse by Keith Ellison. Fellow Democrat and Minnesotan running against Ellison in the AG primary, Debra Hilstrom, shared the viral Facebook post and demanded that

Now Is the Time to Stop Jurisprudence From Being the Plaything of Politics
American Greatness, by Stephen B. Presser    Original Article
 
The “intergalactic freak show,” as Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) so splendidly called it, continues. For the third time, the progressives have used a last-resort accusation of sexual misconduct to seek to besmear the reputation of a good man and force him to withdraw from the public stage. It worked with Roy Moore, it failed with Clarence Thomas, and it must not be allowed to succeed with Brett Kavanaugh. In the case of Judge Kavanaugh, this is more than the usual “he said,” “she said,” as we had, for example, with Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill.
The Charges Against Judge Kavanaugh Should Be Ignored
American Greatness, by Dennis Prager    Original Article
 
It is almost impossible to overstate the damage done to America’s moral compass by taking the charges leveled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously. It undermines foundational moral principles of any decent society. Those who claim the charges against Judge Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford are important and worth investigating, and that they ultimately, if believed, invalidate his candidacy for the U.S. Supreme Court are stating that: a) What a middle-aged adult did in high school is all we need to need to know to evaluate an individual’s character—even when his entire adult life has been impeccable.

Team Trump: If We Ditch Kavanaugh, We’re Signing Our Own ‘Death Warrant’
Daily Beast, by Lachlan Markay*    Original Article
 
For Donald Trump’s White House, Brett Kavanaugh is increasingly irrelevant to the politics of his own Supreme Court nomination. Instead, those close to the president view the next few days as a virtual X-ray on the backbone of their party and a litmus test for the future of Trump’s presidency. Those are the stakes that Team Trump has embraced as it and Kavanaugh respond to allegations that the federal appeals court judge sexually assaulted a fellow high-school student—allegations he strenuously denies. There has been no talk within the ranks about pulling the nomination and going with an equally conservative—if not
The Late Hit on Judge Kavanaugh
Taki’s Magazine, by Patrick J. Buchanan    Original Article
 
Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation, and possibly his career on the nation’s second highest court. And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or forced to withdraw, the Republican Party and conservative movement could lose their last best hope for recapturing the high court for constitutionalism. No new nominee could be vetted and approved in six weeks. And the November election could bring in a Democratic Senate, an insuperable obstacle to the elevation of a new strict constructionist like Kavanaugh.

And So It Begins: Three Republican
Senators Side With Democrats To Delay Kavanaugh Supreme Court Vote
DCWhispers, by Staff    Original Article
 
Yesterday D.C. Whispers warned its readers the bogus allegations against Trump Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, would be front and center this week as Democrats hoped to intimidate enough Republican senators that Kavanaugh’s appointment might be delayed and possibly derailed entirely. That attempt is now happening and proving successful as Republican senators Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins, all indicated they were open to delaying the Kavanaugh vote. To add fuel to the fire, the ever-manipulative Senator Chuck Schumer called for an FBI investigation into the allegations – allegations that Kavanagh rubbed up against someone when he was a teenager.
The Legal Advisor for Kavanaugh’s
Accuser Is a Big Time Democratic Donor, Thinks People Who Work for Trump Are ´Miscreants´
Townhall, by Timothy Meads    Original Article
 
The Washington Post reported this afternoon that Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford is the woman behind the confidential letter given to Sen. Dianne Feinstein accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault as a teenager. (Snip)she thought it was her duty to come forward on the record after the advice of Washington lawyer Debra Katz. Katz, however, has a long history of dismissing sexual assault allegations against liberal politicians, donating to left-wing causes, and even publicly demonizing all Trump advisors as “miscreants” who are worse than deplorables.

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser downplayed sexual misconduct allegations against Clinton, Franken
Fox News, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
 
Attorney Debra Katz made the rounds Monday on morning television to argue her client’s sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be taken seriously, an appeal accepted even by the White House. (Snip) “Paula Jones´ suit is very, very, very weak,” Katz said on CNN’s “Talkback Live” in March 1998 in a discussion about Jones’ claims against Clinton, according to a show transcript. “She´s alleged one incident that took place in a hotel room that, by her own testimony, lasted 10 to 12 minutes.

Dianne Feinstein´s Mind-Boggling Decision

American Thinker, by Elad Hakim

During a recent television interview on MSNBC, Elie Mystal opined that “if Kavanaugh succeeds, it is a moral failing of the process.” Mystal is right in one respect: there was a moral failure. However, it has nothing to do with Judge Kavanaugh or the Republicans. Rather, the “moral” failure is solely attributable to Dianne Feinstein. During Judge Kavanaugh´s confirmation hearing, some Senate Democrats complained that they were not given numerous documents regarding Judge Kavanaugh (i.e., the entire record). They asked to delay the hearing until such time as the records were produced. However, at the same time

Kavanaugh Accuser´s Lawyer: It´s Not her Job To Corroborate Her Story

Daily Caller, by Amber Athey        

Debra Katz, the attorney for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said that it is not her client’s job to corroborate her claims. WATCH: (Video) Katz said on CNN on Monday that investigators should be responsible for proving Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh held her down and drunkenly groped her while at a party in high school. During the interview, Katz revealed that there was another girl present at the party, which allegedly took place in 1982 while Kavanaugh was attending Georgetown Prep. Ford previously told the Washington Post

Last-Minute Attack On Kavanaugh Is Meant As Warning To All Conservatives

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

Dirty Politics: 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.” Based on what we know at the moment, the claim made by Christine Blasey Ford is troubling, but not necessarily because of what she alleges happened when she was a high school sophomore. First, there´s the timing.

There is finally also this from The Wall Street Journal: The #MeToo Kavanaugh Ambush.

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.

Dealing with the highest standards of political madness

This is the accusation: that the nominee for the Supreme Court, when he was 17, that is, thirty or so years ago, did the following:

One summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.

While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

Ford said she was able to escape when Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them, sending all three tumbling. She said she ran from the room, briefly locked herself in a bathroom and then fled the house.

Ford said she told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband. The therapist’s notes, portions of which were provided by Ford and reviewed by The Washington Post, do not mention Kavanaugh’s name but say she reported that she was attacked by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.” The notes say four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist’s part. Ford said there were four boys at the party but only two in the room.

Notes from an individual therapy session the following year, when she was being treated for what she says have been long-term effects of the incident, show Ford described a “rape attempt” in her late teens.

In an interview, her husband, Russell Ford, said that in the 2012 sessions, she recounted being trapped in a room with two drunken boys, one of whom pinned her to a bed, molested her and prevented her from screaming. He said he recalled that his wife used Kavanaugh’s last name and voiced concern that Kavanaugh — then a federal judge — might one day be nominated to the Supreme Court.

On Sunday, the White House sent The Post a statement Kavanaugh issued last week, when the outlines of Ford’s account became public: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

Through a White House spokesman, Kavanaugh declined to comment further on Ford’s allegation and did not respond to questions about whether he knew her during high school. The White House had no additional comment.

It’s from the Washington Post so you cannot get more authoritative than that. More here.


'I thought he might inadvertently kill me'...
WHEN THEY WERE TEENS...
Anti-Trump Activist?
Lawyer History of Dismissing Claims Against Liberals, Defended Franken...
Dems call on Senate to postpone vote...
Republicans join...
Feinstein urges FBI probe...

What truly gets me is that everyone takes it seriously. These are the people we are depending on to defend our way of life. Is there really anyone based on this story who would change their vote if Kavanaugh were confirmed without further investigation? There truly are idiots everywhere.

Recollections of youth while examining a judge

This is the Instapundit post which already has more than 1300 comments. If the right is going to fold every time some woman makes an accusation from decades before, they are not only sensationally vulnerable but fantastically stupid. Not one Democrat believes any of it, but they know some Republicans will or will at least pretend to.

ANITA HILL, REDUX: Kavanaugh Accuser Breaks Anonymity, Is Liberal Professor.

UPDATE: “Here’s what we know”: Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley reacts to new Kavanaugh allegation report. (Bumped).

MORE: Sen. Jeff Flake wants to postpone vote on Brett Kavanaugh; Update: Statement from Sen. Collins.

Plus: Thread: “IF you wanted to detonate an 11th-hr, unfalsifiable smear & strategically leak it for max impact, this is how you’d do it.”

STILL MORE: Thread.


Republicans, and the right in general, lack the will to fight it out

Here’s a para from a particularly repulsive online article in which Trump is being accused of jeopardising the House and Senate races in November. Its title: There’s No Escaping Trump.

I write at a particularly bad moment for the Trump presidency. His approval has taken a hit from Omarosa, Cohen, Manafort, the McCain funeral, Bob Woodward, and “Anonymous” of the New York Times. Because Trump’s numbers are like a water balloon—they tend always to reflate to the low- to mid-40s—there is the real possibility that he recovers his position by Election Day and the GOP is able to stave off the worst. He pulled it together in the final days of election 2016, barnstorming the country with verve, stamina, and humor. He could do so again.

And just who among the Republicans has defended the president against “Omarosa, Cohen, Manafort, the McCain funeral, Bob Woodward, and ‘Anonymous’ of the New York Times”? These are not scandals. The president has not done something that is hard to defend against. These are nothing but attacks on the president by his enemies. Each of these should be straightforward opportunities to stand up against stupidity and malevolence and to defend Donald Trump.

Any “Republican” who finds these kinds of things hard to oppose in public are closet leftists who found a sinecure in a party on the right but have no understanding of what is required if our way of life is to survive. Here’s a shortlist of what it requires to be on the right in today’s political world:

  • strongest imaginable support for closed borders to self-selected migrants
  • defence of Western culture and our way of life
  • deep scepticism on man-made global warming that is accompanied by the strongest opposition to all efforts to ruin one’s own economy to fix this non-existent problem
  • full and unequivocal support for free enterprise and opposition to crony capitalist ventures funded by governments
  • support for a strengthening of national defence against foreign aggression with a focus on keeping international sea lanes open.

If you are not signed up in full to all of these you are a sellout to the left. All of these are part of PDT’s own agenda. Anyone who calls themselves a Republican for whom these are not part of their agenda needs to explain why.

Frank H. Buckley and the Republican Workers’ Party

About Canada and NAFTA but lessons for Australia as well.

About Canada: Justin Trudeau “is the world’s laughing stock”. “It should be embarrassing for Canadians.”

CF Mexico: “quietly got the deal” on NAFTA.

His new book: The Republican Workers Party.

The Republican Workers Party is the future of American presidential politics, says F.H. Buckley. It’s a socially conservative but economically middle-of-the-road party, offering a way back to the land of opportunity where our children will have it better than we did. That is the American Dream, and Donald Trump’s promise to restore it is what brought him to the White House.

As a Trump speechwriter and key transition advisor, Buckley has an inside view on what “Make America Great Again” really means–how it represents a program to restore the American Dream as well as a defense of nationalism rooted in a sense of fraternity with all fellow Americans.

The call to greatness was a repudiation of the cruel hypocrisy of America’s New Class, the dominant 10 percent who deploy the language of egalitarianism while jealously guarding their own privileges. The New Class talks like Jacobins but behaves like Bourbons. Its members claim to support equality and social mobility, but resist the very policies that promote mobility and equality: a choice of good schools for everyone’s children, not just the well-to-do; a sensible immigration policy that doesn’t benefit elites at the expense of average Americans; and regulatory reform to trim back the impediments that frustrate competitive enterprise. It isn’t complicated. What’s been lacking is political will.

This book pulls no punches in describing how liberals and conservatives had become indifferent to those left behind. On the left, identity politics offered an excuse to hate an ideological enemy. On the right, a tired conservatism defined itself through policies that callously ignored the welfare of the bottom 90 percent. Trump told us that both Left and Right had betrayed the American people, and his Republican Workers Party promises to renew the American Dream. Buckley shows how it will do so.

What’s wrong with these people?

Here’s the conclusion to: Is Chaos an Impeachable Offense?

So we are left only with “Trump did it,” and therefore he should be impeached, declared insane, sued, forced to resign, or face an intervention from “loyal” patriot aides because of his impulsiveness and lack of “first principles” that had given us the above status quo. Even the recent anonymous New York Times op-ed author offered no real explanations of what exactly Trump has done wrong that would warrant anti-democratic removal other than to concede that Trump has done things that most felt were long overdue. And he made changes in a rude and uncouth manner that the establishment did not like — just as a nude emperor in invisible clothes does not like it when an outsider observes that he is naked.

You can read it all but you know most of it already. What no one knows is how the other half can be made to work with us in achieving the kinds of outcomes you would have thought they would want as much as we do.