In the interim between Justice Clarence Thomas’ appearance before the Judicial Committee in 1991 for his nomination to the Supreme Court and now, the Democrat Party have become even more power hungry. Before they were mendacious and conniving; now they are in some black hole devoid of any shred of decency. Perhaps Obama’s eight-year reign convinced them they’d never have to endure another level playing field.
Here is Judge Kavanaugh’s statement to the Judicial Committee. Bear in mind that he is standing in for slings and arrows they would otherwise hurl at Donald Trump. Had Kavanaugh been nominated first – instead of Justice Gorsuch – then Gorsuch would now be playing Job. The Dems don’t care about Kavanaugh; it’s all about power and preventing any more conservatives rising to the Supreme Court no matter what the cost.
They hope to skewer this man and defeat him before the mid-term elections, and further hope they can gain an edge in the Senate in November so they can continue to thwart and defy Trump.
It’s all about power: who has it, and who gets to keep it. If that means destroying a man’s character, ho-hum. Better that than a conservative on the Court.
The Dems let go a depth charge in the midst of these proceedings. They knew about this allegation of sexual assault against Judge Kavanaugh the whole time he was doing separate interviews with senators prior to his hearings, but they never said a word. It wasn’t until after he’d gone through the public hearings and the Republicans were pushing for a vote that Senator Feinstein from California suddenly came forward with a letter from a woman in California who claimed to have ‘recovered’ memories of being sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh…thirty-six years ago, though she couldn’t remember exactly where or when it happened. At the time, he was seventeen, she was fifteen.
You can bet that delayed the confirmation. Nothing would do but that we had to have this Fellini circus in front of the whole country. There was lots of pushing and shoving and even more lurid allegations from other women until finally, the Committee met to hear the assertions of Christine Ford and then listened to Justice Kavanaugh’s rebuttal.
Now he has spoken and was questioned by the Committee. At least one of the Democrats’ inquiries demanded that he ask the White House to open another FBI investigation…in other words, anything to slow down the vote. And if he demurred, it would prove his guilt somehow. Feinstein refused to acknowledge a reality of which she was well aware: that only the Judicial Committee may ask the FBI for anything since it is they who are in charge. His refusal to do as she asked – because he couldn’t do so – was designed to show him as uncooperative or ignorant of the procedural process. “Heads we win, tails you lose”.
Will all this posturing by the Dems delay the actual vote until after the elections? That’s their hope. But they’ve stepped on similar rakes before and been hit in the nose. They pontificate about long-term consequences, but all they can see is what they think is happening now. And even after the 2016 election, they still believe in polls.