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Women are Angry About the Assaults on Kavanaugh, and Getting Angrier

Today’s Campaign Update – Mid-day Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[I received an email from a long-time friend this morning containing the text below.  If you don’t think many, many women are angered by the Democrats’ shameless, depraved assault on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, you might want to think again after reading this.]

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I stopped in to a local Chinese restaurant yesterday evening to grab an early dinner. I had been running some late afternoon errands after a busy day of work calls, and my husband was out of town. I was looking forward to a quiet, easy dinner alone with my iPhone, catching up on the news of the day.

A guy close to my age (mid-50s) came in with an older gentleman. I couldn’t tell if it was his father, an elderly uncle, or perhaps a neighbor, but it was clear that this man was kindly taking this older man out for dinner and some conversation, which I thought seemed like a lovely thing to do. The restaurant was busy but not too crowded, and people at the tables around me were having quiet conversations, none of which were loud or disruptive. It seemed like everyone was, like I was, just interested in a quiet and relaxing Tuesday evening dinner.

Until this man says to his older friend, loudly, “Well! It’s certainly going to be an interesting week of news with all of this Kavanaugh stuff!” Now, I’m not sure if he was speaking so loudly because the older man had a hearing problem, or whether he could barely contain his smug glee, but loud it was, impossible to ignore.

The older man said he didn’t know what the guy was talking about. “Wow, I guess you haven’t been paying attention to your old favorite, Fox News. There is a lot going on and I think the Democrats really have the Republicans on the ropes with this guy. What a terrible pick!”

The older man leaned in and wanted to know more.

“Well, it seems like this guy Kavanaugh was a real party animal in high school and college. Lots of excessive drinking. All of his classmates are coming forward and saying that he was a real wild man. Last week, a girl he knew in high school came forward. Apparently Kavanaugh jumped on top of her at a party, grabbed her boob, and put his hand over her mouth and said he was going to kill her if she didn’t let him have sex with her! Can you believe it???”

My blood pressure started to rise. I felt like I was going through a decision tree in my head, if I do this, then this. Or if I do this other thing, then this will happen. Or maybe I should just let it go. That’s where I had landed, until the guy, chortling gleefully, continued.

“THEN another woman, this time from college, has come forward and says that he was the leader of a rape gang! And his college roommate is saying that it’s all true! Can you believe it? So the other night Kavanaugh goes on TV with his wife, and tells Fox that none of this stuff could have ever happened, because he was a virgin in high school and well into his college years. Can you imagine? What a ridiculous story!” He was almost at a guffaw now. “This is going to absolutely KILL the Republicans once and for all. They are probably going to railroad him in there, but I don’t think the Republicans will ever get another woman to vote for them again.”

The older man seemed horrified. He said, “really, there is more than one person saying this? One in high school and then another in college?” “Yep!” his friend replied, with the same excited gleeful tone that I get when I talk about, say, really good homemade flour tortillas or salted caramel chocolate sauce. “Well, then, if there’s more than one it must be true,” the older man said, shaking his head rather woefully.

I was wrapping up my dinner and they were just getting started. I wanted to say something, but fresh from watching the footage of the raging mob attack Ted Cruz and his wife at a restaurant the night before, I thought better of it. Instead, I took my receipt and wrote the following note on the back:

“I have been assaulted once and subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace for most of my career.I persevered. And, to this day, I remember every detail of each instance and I would need ZERO time to prepare of gather courage to tell my story. You will be SHOCKED if you think that “all women” will vote as a monolith. We are furious. As a victim. As a woman. As a wife, a mother, and a sister. I DETEST what is being done to this man. You should, too. I think I recognize you. That’s all it takes, right?”

I then turned it over and said “I thought about shrieking this at you and making a scene, like they did to Cruz last night. But we are better than that. We just vote.”

I took it to my server, a young woman in her twenties. I asked if she would take it to this man after I walked out of the restaurant. She read it over, smiling and nodding (which surprised me.) She looked up after reading it and gave me a high five, and said “Yes, I sure will. Have a good evening. And thank you.”

Where we get our news matters. This man was so clearly in a bubble of one-sided accounts and like-minded people. It never dawned on him that anyone who might overhear the conversation would be offended, much less that they wouldn’t see things exactly the same way he did or know the same “facts” he did. There was not one iota of “what if these allegations aren’t true?”

And then I came home and looked up when early voting starts, just to make sure. I shared a photo of my note with several female friends, on both sides of the aisle, so to speak. The feedback was uniformly positive. This whole debacle has been demeaning to women, particularly to women who have lived through the evolution of women’s’ opportunities and roles in the workplace. It feels like we have taken all the real progress made over the past 40 years all the way back to the stone age.

But, more important than that, we are women who love the men in our lives. We can see how ominous this kind of mob rule in the public square, where an allegation is enough to sink a ship, actually is. I pray that the Republicans stand strong and vote to confirm this man.

And then, we need rise up and demand that the consequences for anyone making false sexual assault accusations, or any person or entity who is complicit in the perpetuation of them, are so brutal that we never allow this sort of thing to happen to any innocent American man ever again.

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That is all.

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13 thoughts on “Women are Angry About the Assaults on Kavanaugh, and Getting Angrier

  1. Jonesy - September 26, 2018

    Good for this woman that she was able to respond and push back (in her own way) against the gentlemen running his pie hole on this debacle. It’s very tempting to use the same tactics as the left but cooler heads should (and usually do) prevail. That said, I wish conservatives as a group were a bit more vocal about defending our principles and values in public.

    2 more days, and maybe the oxygen is sucked out of the room over this whole mess. It will take the Republicans finding their collective spines and standing firm – hearing tomorrow, vote on Friday.

  2. Tarheelpup - September 26, 2018

    Let us hope that, for once, the people we have elected to lead us actually do our will. Because we’ve opened our gate and let this braying pack of wild dogs in. Now instead of loudly barking they’ve begun to bite. If we keep feeding them they’ll only become more and more brazen until we are overrun.

  3. E. Tilley - September 26, 2018

    When I finished reading this, I stood up, applauded, and yelled, “Woo-HOOOOO! YES!!!”

    My dog woke up and stared at me. When I explained it to him, he grinned, because he’s an intelligent and fair fellow.

  4. El Toro - September 26, 2018

    Antifa wears ugly, dingy black… We look better in all ways possible.

    AND ARE BETTER!

  5. marty lopez - September 26, 2018

    If women are upset they can vote in Nov just like we men. We share this country with the Walking Dead . they are the Democrats and I think soon we will have to treat them exactly as they treat the Walking Dead on Television. I think it would go a long way to taking much of the stress out of my daily life.

    1. Lionel Mandrake - September 26, 2018

      Yeah. U R right. I can’t wait for the civil war to begin as well.

  6. Michelle Palmateer - September 26, 2018

    I believe everyone who isn’t corrupt in one way or another feels the same as the person who emailed you. It is obvious that it is a setup and only moral lowlifes would find ANY type of glee in this disgusting fiasco.

  7. mechman29 - September 27, 2018

    “It never dawned on him that anyone who might overhear the conversation would be offended, ”

    Out of the entire article, which I found entertaining and agree with mostly. The only thing I have to say about the article is the above quote. Two points. 1. Yes he did know it would “offend” some one, and he didn’t care, which is his right. 2. So what if it did “offend” someone? 1st amendment to the Constitution is a right to free speech, which he was exercising, even though he was completely blind and in a political ideological bubble.

    You being offended is your problem, not his. Stop being a sheep and pushing the “offended” snowflake liberal B.S.

    1. David Blackmon - September 27, 2018

      Ok, so, in mechman29’s mind, it’s the man’s right to offend anyone he wants in a restaurant filled with people just trying to have a quiet meal, but those people don’t have a right to be offended. Good to know.

      1. mechman29 - September 27, 2018

        I never said that. I said, you being offended is your problem, not his. You can be offended all you want. Just like he can be a major liberal idiot. He has every right in the world to say whatever he wants. Are you one of those that believes he doesn’t have a right to free speech, because it doesn’t align with your views? Good to know.

        Don’t be so offended by the truth bud…. Free speech means you are free to be offended by others speech. Maybe you should look into it a bit. Your opinion is no more valid than anyone else, even if that person is a liberal. And we know where liberals get their opinions from… Facts are different, but liberals, like the guy in the story, do not rely on facts. They rely on their “feels”. Facts hurt sometimes… And the fact is, he can spew his liberal opinion that is totally dumb and wrong and spread BS about this all he wants. Even if that hurts your “feels”…

        Have a good day bud!!

        1. David Blackmon - September 27, 2018

          Good lord, you’re the guy attacking someone here, not me. Yes, the guy has every right to make an ass of himself in public, just like you do here. But my friend also has every right to call him out on it – you just seem to be offended that she did so in a way that did not disturb anyone else in the restaurant. I’m guessing you’re a ton of fun at dinner parties. Go away.

          1. mechman29 - September 27, 2018

            Look bud, you need to reread what I wrote, fool. I never said she shouldn’t call him out. NEVER did I say that. I said STOP being offended like a freaking liberal you dolt. You go away and suck up to your liberal friends and find a safe space to cry in.

            Typical sheep.

          2. mechman29 - September 27, 2018

            In fact, here is quote from my reply, “Out of the entire article, which I found entertaining and agree with mostly….”

            See what that says?? I AGREE with the author. Do you need glasses? Might want to go and check.

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