It seems the one thing in significantly short supply in Washington, D.C. is backbone. A country is not destroyed by the wicked. It is not necessary that people be wicked, merely that they be spineless. Such appears to be the fate that awaits America due to the cowardice of the Republican party.
President Donald Trump was advised to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh, rather than Judge Amy Barrett because many Republicans expressed significant concern that Barrett’s social conservatism might “upset” many more left-leaning members of Congress and members of the Democratic Party. Yet neither the left nor the Democrats hold power in Congress currently, so frankly, what gets their knickers in a knot is frankly irrelevant. Yet Republicans continue to acquiesce anyway in the holds that a milder more palatable choice would avoid any potential nasty altercations with the powerless opposition party of “resistance.”
For reasons many Republicans fail to understand, the Democrats will be nasty regardless. It is irrelevant whether it is a person or policy they once supported themselves. Every single measure, piece of GOP legislation, or appointment will be treated as though the sky is falling forthwith and all of human civilization as we know it will be ending. The left is permanently stuck on DEFCON 1 with panic and pandemonium the only options. It seems that if they are going to throw tantrums complete with wailing and gnashing of teeth anyway, why not give them something to throw a tantrum about?
"It's very difficult to have these conversations with your children, which we've had to have." —Ashley Kavanaugh
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
It truly does not matter if the Democrats do panic. Republicans are in power and with that power comes the ability to shove whatever they like down the throat of the Democratic Party. But it appears that cowardice continues to rule the day when Republicans continue to compromise, even when there is no reason to do so. The GOP seems to be content to pander, despite the fact that the opposition will settle for nothing but complete and total surrender.
Republican cowardice has made the current Kavanaugh debacle possible and that same cowardice has sustained it. Democrats complain that GOP leadership is “bullying” Kavanaugh accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, yet the facts clearly show that to not be the case. After spending the last week groveling at the feet of Blasey Ford, making concession after concession, either pleading with her to come to Congress and tell her unsubstantiated and unverified story of supposed misconduct. A story with so many holes one could drive a truck through it.
In a clear lack of bad faith, the Democrats continue to stall with their wild and salacious accusations rooting through Kavanaugh’s closet for any skeleton, real or imagined to use against him in an effort to prevent or even just delay his confirmation until after the 2018 midterm elections to be held in November 2018.
Brett Kavanaugh: "I've never sexually assaulted anyone – not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect." #TheStory https://t.co/ZexbiQZjf2 pic.twitter.com/t8tiVt5EMC
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
Republicans could choose to put an end to every bit of this but for reasons only they understand that is not the case. They could have confirmed him last week. They could confirm him today. Yet they have chosen not to when there is actually nothing to be gained by this unless the utter and complete decimation of Kavanaugh’s professional reputation is what they hope to achieve? For Democrats that is a win, as it sets a precedent for things to come making Kavanaugh a cautionary tale to other conservative judges. Do not bother running. We will simply destroy you instead and Republicans are are allowing this to happen.
If Democrats take down Kavanaugh on the basis of these charges, they will have achieved the miraculous by stopping a Supreme Court nominee with two unproven and probably unprovable charges, in a smashing victory for garbage-pail politics.
Kavanaugh is an excellent jurist and brilliant legal mind with a stellar reputation after decades of public service. If his reputation is to be shredded and his career left in tatters, at least let it be for legitimate reasons, not just from vicious rumors spread by fear-mongering over the fear that their ability to continue to murder their offspring with impunity would be the best option.
Kavanaugh himself chose to break his silence on Fox News in an interview with Martha MacCallum. Appearing alongside his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh stated that he will “not be intimidated into withdrawing” his Supreme Court nomination and staunchly denying the accusations. He referred to them a “grotesque and obvious character assassination” and “a coordinated effort” to drive him out on the nomination.
Kavanaugh stated – “We’re talking about allegations of sexual misconduct. I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone. I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter. And the girls from the schools I went to and I were friends.”
“So you’re saying through all these years that you were in question you were a virgin?” asks MacCallum.
The judge responds, “That’s correct.”
The Fox News host follows up with another question, stating – “Never had sexual intercourse with anyone in high school?”
“That’s correct,” Kavanaugh responds.
“And through what years in college, since we’re probing through your personal life here?” MacCallum asks.
“Many years, many years after,” he responds. “I’ll leave it at that, many years after. I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity, and I know I’m telling the truth. I know my lifelong record and I’m not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process…I have faith in God and I have faith in the fairness of the American people.”
Ashley Estes Kavanaugh: "This process is incredibly difficult – harder than we imagined, and we imagined it might be hard. But at the end of the day our faith is strong and we know that we're on the right path." #TheStory https://t.co/ZexbiQZjf2 pic.twitter.com/KjUBtQJARh
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
Kavanaugh then added that he was “not questioning and has not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some place but what I do know is I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.”
His wife then spoke for the first time publically regarding the allegations against her husband and how their two daughters are dealing with this very difficult time for their family, stating – “It’s very difficult to have these conversations with your children, which we’ve had to have. “They know Brett and they know the truth and we told them at the very beginning of this process that this will be not fun sometimes, just remember, you know your dad.”
“This process is incredibly difficult – harder than we imagined, and we imagined it might be hard. But at the end of the day, our faith is strong and we know that we’re on the right path,” she added.
Mrs. Kavanaugh has received multiple threats, some of them violent and some have even been sent to her work email account. The threats have risen to such a level that all of her emails are currently being investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.
One email sent to her work reads – “Please tell your rapist, lying, cheating, corrupt bitch of a husband to put a bullet in his ugly fucking skull.”
Another email states – “My condolences to you for being married to a rapist. Although you probably deserve it.”
An email with a subject line reading – “Did you know your husband is a rapist?????” with the body of the email stating – “Hey bitch, did you know your husband was a rapist before you married him? Fuck you and your fucking family.”
Yet another email tells Mrs. Kavanaugh to “eat shit.” It goes on to read – “Fuck you, rape enabling c**t. Your husband is a liar, thief, rapist, and probably a pedophile. Burn in hell you worthless fucking c**t. May you, your husband and your kids burn in hell you fucking pieces of trash.”