“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

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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.

Nothing is now sacred

It no longer crosses my mind that the leaders of parties on the left are men and women of goodwill who are seeking the best for us all. I may misunderstand them, but little they do or say ever reminds me that their aim is anything other than political power at any price. The disgusting behaviour over the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a new low, which has only been achievable because of the astonishingly depraved attitudes of those who support the Democrats in the United States. It apparently costs the Democrats nothing to go all in to prevent an honest, decent and honourable judge from being confirmed. All this is brought together in a post by Conrad Black: Only the People Can End This Democratic Horror Show. You should read it all, but this is at the core:

There has already been ample reference to the fact that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) waited tactically to the last minute before raising this matter of Kavanaugh’s alleged drunken grope of a fellow high school student 36 years ago, of which the senator became aware in July. Neither in public nor private hearings nor in a private one-hour meeting did she bother to raise the subject. Kavanaugh denies it, no one corroborates it, no illegality is alleged, no subsequent claimants of like behavior have come forward, and scores of women who have known the judge for decades have attested to his irreproachable behavior and character.

It is nonsense; many men have done such a thing, and so have many women, and it absolutely does not, in itself, even if the incident happened, disqualify this nominee or anyone else, at this remove in time, from any office, even in the celibate clergy.

The supporting evidence is the notes, contradictory in places, of the complainant’s psychotherapist from a psychoanalytic session, 26 years ex post facto—i.e. the complainant herself a generation later from a psychiatric couch. This has as much probative value as Hillary Clinton’s citations from the Steele dossier, which she commissioned and paid for, and when exposed, described as “campaign information.” Where is the shame? Where does this demeaning idiocy stop? Obviously nothing is now sacred, but must every act and every public office, be profane?

The left continue to take an axe to our institutional structures that will with certainly be brought down if they are allowed to continue. Only a Republican majority in the Congressional elections in November might turn things around, but even that is uncertain. It may well be that it is darkest before the dawn, but there is no doubt that things are certainly going to get darker before things turn around, assuming they ever do. Dark Ages last a long time.

It’s only a teaching moment if it’s also a learning moment

The left are liars, swindlers and conmen (and conwomen too). Their dishonesty is astonishing since there is no evidence they ever believe anything they say, but act solely with the aim of achieving political power by any means necessary. I do not doubt that many of those who vote for parties of the left and support their philosophical wish for “fairness” and “justice” do so with sincerity. But those who lead these movements are not hypocritical. They understand perfectly well what they are up to.

How are people in general to be cured of their support for the left? No doubt a sizeable proportion are filled with envy and hatred at those who have achieved fame and fortune that they have not been able to achieve themselves. Envy is a terrible driver, but it drives many. There is also a large mass of supporters on the left who believe they will get something for nothing, and end up with more than they otherwise would have. There is another group, which may overlap with these, who are content to do worse themselves as long as those who have succeeded in life are brought down a peg or two, and the more pegs they are brought down, the better they feel. Socialism is the generic name for their beliefs, but the reality is that these are the most anti-social people to be found anywhere.

Is there even the slightest doubt that every politician on the left understood perfectly well that the woman who attempted to subvert the confirmation of Brent Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was a liar? They have attempted to pervert the political process by a pretence of standing up for some wronged woman from a vague accusation by an far-left loon that would never have led to conviction in a court of law since there was no evidence whatsoever – absolutely none at all – that what she had said was even remotely true. It was a scam that could never have occurred had the positions been reversed since no party of the right would ever attempt anything as remotely deceitful as this. They would not do it because they could not do it, since their hearts would never be in it.

On the left, the outcome is the only thing. Lying, cheating, theft and the politics of personal destruction are what they know and practise. There cannot be any doubt that this is the essence of what has taken place over the past week. The question is whether the Republicans will make the disgust felt by those who support them count. My fear is that far too many who run and are elected as Republicans are no different from the left, both in what they want and how they would be willing to achieve what they desire. The difference, and it is a powerful difference, is that those who elect Republicans believe in justice and a system based on fairness to all. No one on the left would entertain for a second any moral thoughts that interfered with the aims they have in mind. The right, however, does.

One can only hope that this is a teaching moment on the politics of our time. The certainty is that PDT understands all of this. The question is whether he will be able to explain this to others, or even whether he will be allowed to explain this to others. If you wish to preserve our cultural values and our way of life, these are lessons that are going to have to be learned, even if it means those who support the parties of the right have to accept that a large proportion of their fellow citizens are black-hearted scum.

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.

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.

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.


Anti-Semitism is now an integral feature of the left

Sometimes it is merely called anti-Zionism but there ought to be no mistaking what is taking place for what it is. First this from Caroline Glick.

As for the Palestinians’ supporters on US campuses, the Palestinian exception enabled them to wage a war against American Jews on campuses the likes of which the US has arguably never seen.

Over the years, as antisemitic assaults on Jewish students expanded under the headline of pro-Palestinian activism, Jewish students and groups repeatedly sought redress and corrective action from university authorities. In the many cases where those authorities refused to intervene to protect Jewish students, the students and Jewish advocacy groups turned to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for protection, but to little or no avail.

In one notable instance, in 2011 the Zionist Organization of America filed a complaint against Rutgers University for failing to protect the civil rights of Jewish students, and the Department of Education rejected their complaint by arguing that it couldn’t prove the assault in question was antisemitic.

That year, a student group named BAKA, (Belief Awareness Kindness Action) organized a campus event that was to be “free and open to the public.” It was titled, “Never Again for Anyone.”

The title of the event made clear that its intent was to compare Israel to Nazi Germany. That is, it was on its face designed to be an antisemitic event.

As the ZOA noted in a statement this week, “When the event organizers saw how many ‘Zionists’ (aka Jews) showed up at the event, they… selectively enforced an admission fee against students who were, or were perceived to be Jewish. Jewish students reported this outrageous and painful and hurtful antisemitic discrimination to the University, which failed to address it.”

Just one instance, you say. Well how about this: Democrats Need Anti-Semites to Win. You should read it all, but here’s a bit that gives you an idea of the whole.

Anti-Semitism does have a home in one of our major parties — the Democratic Party. Obama was the first major Democrat to openly express love and understanding of a blatant anti-Semite, his beloved mentor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.  Democratic voters showed they could care less. They desperately wanted Obama to win, to be good, to be great, so they pretended twenty years with an anti-Semitic mentor didn’t matter. It was a pivotal moment for the party. Let us hope, not for American history.

Flash forward, and the Democrats choose a Farrakhan man, Keith Ellison, as number 2 to lead the DNC.  Feminists marched on Washington under the leadership of notorious anti-Semites Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory. Obama did his work well. He is dedicating his very large fortune to training a million more like-minded community organizers.

Obama liked to boast that he had no need for white middle America voters — minority demographics would soon ensure Democrats a permanent one-party state. I recall this when I learn that kindergarten through college, anti-Semitic incidents are off the historical charts, and have been doubling yearly the last few years. Kindergarteners are obviously bringing this from home.

Rebellion comes with consequences

How a Social Justice Mob Fired a Tenured Professor is a common enough story that is almost no longer visible in the rush of other almost identical processes in campuses around the world. If you actually believe the world is run on ethics rather than my-gang-is-bigger-than-your-gang, you think you can be protected by the hypocritical nonsense they spout. But the reality is that the only rules are the rules of the ruling class and they are the ones who are happy to live in a world of masters and servants. You can enroll in the Master Class but they will discard you at a moment’s notice if you rock their boat. So what happened to tenured Professor Mehta. He took them at their word and so they turfed him out.

He described multiculturalism as a “scam.” Multiculturalism might be described as the official state religion of Canada, and Canadian universities as its schools of theology…. He is accused as well of “denying the wage gap between men and women and dismissing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a vehicle for ‘endless apologies and compensation.’” The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a body created in 2008 by the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to make things right with the native peoples of the country.

Nor was he some peripheral journeyman without a record of academic achievement.

Mehta taught at Acadia for fifteen years; his teaching included large-enrollment introductory courses; he won teaching awards twice; served on numerous committees; remained professionally active in his discipline at the national level, and served local community groups. He was by traditional standards, an exemplary professor.

All was well until:

Mehta’s troubles began, he says, between 2015 and 2017, when he came under the influence of fellow psychologist Jordan Peterson and started to take notice of “protests and cancellations of talks at universities.” In early 2017, his concerns came to a head when he wrote to the search committee that was engaged in looking for Acadia’s next president. He voiced his worry that then-candidate Dr. Ricketts had little to say about “critical thinking or listening to a diverse range of perspectives” and that Ricketts “planned to commit Acadia to social justice.”

Did he seriously think an incoming President would welcome an opportunity to debate his most cherished beliefs? He might have thought tenure would protect him and it should have, but one should never be astonished when it does not. The author of this report believes this is something new. It is the very opposite of new. It is the way of the world and will always be thus.