Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
So it’s not the Clarence Thomas playbook after all, it’s the Roy Moore playbook. – The Campaign Update was wrong 10 days ago when it noted that the Democrats were going to give Brett Kavanaugh the Clarence Thomas treatment, and mount another “high-tech lynching” to gin up their demented voter base. Instead, as Sunday’s events clearly demonstrate, it’s the Roy Moore treatment instead.
Which makes sense when you think about it: The Democrat effort to kill the Clarence Thomas nomination by bringing forward a single accuser spinning tall tales was an abject failure at the end of the day. But the effort to kill Roy Moore and steal the Alabama senate seat he was seeking by digging up multiple women willing to accuse him of bad behavior more than 30 years ago was a resounding success.
The first new accuser came to us late Sunday afternoon via Ronan Farrow and some other fakenewser at The New Yorker, who give us the tall tale that Judge Kavanaugh “exposed himself” at some frat party in 1983. Very predictably, the accuser admits she was drunk, can’t remember key details (sound familiar?) and also admits that she had to “assess my memory” and “consult my lawyer” for no fewer than…wait for it…SIX DAYS before coming forward with her “story.” I swear I don’t make this stuff up – who could?
Even better, one has to read a full 1,000 words into the New Yorker story to find this admission that gives the lie to the entire piece:
So, you call yourself a journalist, you contact by your own admission “several dozen” people who were supposed to have been at the party in question, not one of them can confirm any aspect of the accuser’s story – not even the allegation that Kavanaugh was in fact at the party – and after all that epic failure to confirm your “story”, you just decide to throw it out there and pray nobody bothers to read past the first 999 words. In a sane world, where the concept of “journalistic integrity” was still actually a thing, The New Yorker would fire everyone involved in this story. But hey, it’s terrific clickbait, so they’ll probably all get bonuses.
Oh, but it gets even better. This yarn, spun by a rabid anti-Trump activist who claims to have attended Yale at the same time as Kavanaugh back in the dark ages of disco and punk rock, is so specious and obviously false that, before Farrow decided to run with it, it was turned down by the shameless fake news hacks at NBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post! This obvious hatchet job is a stain on the dead profession of journalism.
But, as the great Ron Popeil would say, “But that’s not all – there’s more!”
Admit it: You just knew the creepy porn lawyer would find some way to get his name involved in all of this, right? C’mon, sure you did.
That’s right, Michael Avenatti, who is trying to turn his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels into a Democrat presidential campaign – because, hey, these idiots voted for both Bill and Hillary Clinton, so why not a creepy porn lawyer, right? – claims he has a client who will blow the lid off of this entire circus, which quite honestly would be sort of a relief at this point.
Avenatti made his announcement on Twitter – because of course he did – claiming that he is “aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the early 1980s, during which Brett Kavanagh, Mark Judge and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.”
So think about this: Other than these rabid anti-Republican activist accusers, literally no one who can actually be shown to have known Judge Kavanaugh has anything bad to say about him at all, not even contemporaries who describe themselves as “life-long friends” of Christine Ford. But, under our brave new #MeToo rules, we as a society are supposed to just believe these accusers and their extremely expensive lawyers who are most certainly being paid by some shadowy activist group funded by George Soros and/or Tom Steyer, for the sole reason that they happen to be women. Oh, but, also under our brave new rules, we aren’t supposed to even call them “women” because that’s all gender-discriminatory or something.
It’s all so confusing. And evil.
Thankfully, we had despicable Dianne Feinstein to jump in and provide the day’s comic relief. The doddering, evil Senator from California first released a copy of a copy of what she claims to be the “unredacted” version of the letter she received from Christine Ford way back in July and then sat on for two months. In this “copy” of the original letter, the first sentence of the 2nd paragraph – which was blacked out in the original version Feinstein provided to the Judiciary Committee – is in a different font than the rest of the letter, and has obviously been altered.
That is the key sentence, which now reads: “Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980s.” There will of course be no word from Sen. Feinstein’s office on what the original letter actually said.
To make her day even more hysterically funny and utterly despicable, Senator Feinstein next issued a letter in response to the new allegations against Kavanaugh, in which she very predictably calls for the cancellation of the hearing scheduled for this Thursday. The third and final paragraph begins with this sentence: “It is time to set politics aside.”
Dianne Feinstein is a purely evil human being – there is simply no other way to assess the role she has played in this systematic destruction of a good man’s character for purely political gain.
Many – even some Republicans – are urging Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination in light of these new, obviously false accusations. But that won’t do him any good. What Kavanaugh and everyone else needs to recognize here is that the Democrats are a pack of rabid animals at this point. They smell blood and they are not going to be satisfied with simply keeping Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. They are out to literally destroy him as a judge and as a person.
These rabid pack animals will not stop until one of two things happens:
- Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Senate Republicans grow some huevos and put a stop to this nonsense by confirming this extremely well-qualified candidate to the Supreme Court; or
- Judge Kavanaugh pulls his nomination, resigns his appellate court seat and disappears entirely from public life.
If the latter happens, then there probably will be a huge “Blue Wave” at the ballot box in November, because the GOP base will surely not bother to turn out to vote for a bunch of cowardly weasels on Election Day. If the GOP can’t even confirm a Supreme Court nominee with a Senate majority, then what good are they?
This week determines the election, one way or another. The Democrats know this – that’s what this entire circus has been all about.
But it’s not just about the election – much, much more is at stake here. We are either going to remain a Constitutional republic in which the rules of evidence and presumption of innocence still apply, or we are going to completely give in to this dangerous #MeToo paradigm in which any man’s entire life can be destroyed by the simple fact of an accusation, unsupported by any actual facts at all, leveled by a person who possesses female genitalia.
Our nation’s entire future is at stake here, and that is not an overstatement. Sadly, there is no way to know if McConnell, Grassley or any other senate Republican has figured this out, or even gives a damn if they have.
That is all.
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