The day we’ve been waiting for all week finally arrived, and it did not disappoint.
It was a day for the good guys; one we’ll all be looking back on years from now as a shining moment of patriotic courage. It’s one I’ll be showing my daughter as an example of never giving up, no matter how many are against you or how nasty they become. Today was a great day for America.
Let’s break it down.
The Ford Testimony:
People from all sides of the political spectrum agree on one thing: the day did not start of well for Republicans.
Before Dr. Ford spoke, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley opened the hearing with a list of complaints about the timing of her allegation — specifically how the story just happened to break the same week that the committee was planning to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. What a coinky-dink! He ticked off his committee’s failed attempts to corroborate Ford’s allegation. He listed four people the panel interviewed who were alleged to be at the party and said: “All, under penalty of felony, denied the events described.” It was actually really effective. Grassley directed most of his ire at Dims, but #VeryFake cable news split screens showed Grassley questioning Ford’s account on one side with a terrified-looking Ford on the other, obviously meant to create the optics of the big old mean white man attacking the poor rape survivor.
Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona “sex crimes prosecutor” who was brought in to question Dr. Ford lest OMG WHITE MEN have to question an OMG SURVIVOR on national television, was decidedly ineffective, as she was only allowed to question for 5 minutes at a time per committee rules, which made it impossible to make a compelling case.
When she did have time, she often droned on about details that didn’t land much of a punch, though admittedly that wasn’t her job. Though to be fair to Mrs. Mitchell, the details she sought were important and did paint a picture of a woman with serious gaps in her memory and inconsistencies in her testimony that would surely sink the prosecution were this an actual court case. But this was the kangaroo court in the U.S. Senate, and fireworks were all that mattered. And on that front, she fell abysmally short.
That being what it is, she hit on some pretty key points. Here is a list of items touched on during the testimony that defy credibility:
After claiming that she had no idea who paid for her ever convenient polygraph last month, Ford’s Clinton-appointed lawyers finally acknowledged to paying for it. Additionally, Ford’s polygraph letter contradicts the letter she sent to Sen. Feinstein. The polygraph letter says “4 boys and a couple of girls” were at party, whereas the letter to Feinstein says “me and four others.” There’s no way to reconcile the two—irrespective of whether she’s counting herself in polygraph letter.
Additionally, Ford said she “couldn’t remember” if she had taken the polygraph on the day of her grandmother’s funeral. If you took a polygraph regarding a SCOTUS nominee sexually assaulting you on the day your grandmother was buried, wouldn’t you remember it? I’m fairly certain I would. Dims said the “core of the hearing” was about credibility. Well, there you go.
Perhaps the most telling part of questioning in terms of exposing Ford’s game dealt with her claims about fear of flying. If you’ll recall, Ford’s legal team said she couldn’t come to the hearing this past Monday due to a fear of flying, brought on by the evil Brett Kavanaugh no less. There’s one problem with that: she flies a whole lot.
Feinstein’s Final Shame:
During the hearing, soulless wench Dianne Feinstein became visibly uncomfortable when hit with questioning regarding the initial leak of Dr. Ford’s accusation to the press, which reports indicate came from Feinstein’s staff.
After going back and forth as to whether she ever even asked her staff about the leak, Feinstein ultimately placed the blame for the leak on……drumroll please…… Dr. Ford! How dare she victim-blame.
“Mr. Chairman, let me be clear. I did not hide Dr. Ford’s allegations. I did not leak her story,” she said to Chuck Grassley. “She asked me to hold it confidential and I kept it confidential as she asked. She apparently was stalked by the press, felt that what happened, she was forced to come forward, and her greatest fear was realized,” Feinstein added.
“I was given some information by a woman who was very much afraid that asked that it be held confidential, and I held it confidential until she decided that she would come forward,” she concluded, also saying her staff members did not leak the letter.
D.C. bureau chief for The Intercept Ryan Grim, whose publication took a break from printing sensitive classified information to receive the letter, tweeted, “Feinstein’s staff did not leak the letter to The Intercept.”
Ford initially submitted a letter detailing her rape allegations to Feinstein and her representative, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) in late July outlining the allegations. The letter was leaked earlier this month.
Asked by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) if her staff leaked Ford’s letter to the press, the exchange between Feinstein and Cornyn began as follows:
Feinstein: I don’t believe my staff would leak it. I have not asked that question directly, but I do not believe they would.
Cornyn: Do you know that? I mean, how in the world would that get in the hands of the press –?
Feinstein: The answer is no. The staff said that they did not.
Cornyn: Have you asked your staff, or other staffers of the Judiciary Committee?
Feinstein: I just did. … Jennifer reminds me I’ve asked her before about it. And that’s true.
Cornyn: Well, somebody leaked it if it wasn’t you.
Feinstein: Well, I’m telling you it was not — I did not. I was asked to keep it confidential. And I was criticized for that, too.
Ok, so if neither Feinstein or her staff leaked the letter’s content, who did and why? If these were Ford’s ‘friends’ they certainly don’t seem to be very good ones, since Ford’s camp is adamant that she wanted to remain confidential.
Or perhaps it was “people at the beach,” since that’s who Dr. Ford is now saying she talked to about the assault and Kavanaugh this summer. It was the beach people, she says, who encouraged her to go to the media. An odd choice of destination for someone just looking for justice, Previously, Ford said she only told the story to her therapist and her husband. Another major discrepancy.
Orrrrr maybe, just maybe, Clinton lawyer Debbie Katz, who was suggested to Ford by Feinstein herself, orchestrated the leak. It was Katz, after all, who was all too happy to selectively leak parts of the polygraph examination as well as old therapist notes to the failing Washington Post. And oh yeah by the way, neither of those items were provided to the committee today.
Well isn’t that odd. Maybe it’s because they’d have to turn them over in whole, and it wouldn’t pack the same punch as the selective lines leaked to the Fake News.
Call it a hunch.
The Kavanaugh Testimony:
Judge Kavanaugh was backed into a corner by the testimony of Christine Ford, but he would not collapse under the pressure. Rather, the stress built up from weeks of slander, libel and death threats culminated in one of the most compelling congressional testimonies ever rendered in the upper chamber. He sat in the same chair about an hour after his accuser vacated it, and with one clear mission: To fight back, just like the man who nominated him, Donald J. Trump.
Kavanaugh wasted no time in an opening statement he wrote himself yesterday, ripping into Dim Senate Judiciary Committee members in a way perhaps no high court nominee ever has since Clarence Thomas, although I’m sure that even Justice Thomas would concede that he’s got nothing on Kavanaugh. In fact, it’s not hyperbole to say Kavanaugh’s gloves-off approach could change the judicial confirmation process forever.
“This confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” Kavanaugh said, channeling his inner Justice Thomas. “The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy.”
What a powerful line.
Kavanaugh wasted no time setting the tone for the start, and most would agree that he almost single-handedly saved his own nomination. Let’s examine some key takeaways.
Kavanaugh the Fighter:
Television cameras picked up Kavanaugh walking down a hallway to the Dirksen Office Building hearing room with a stern expression on his face. Beside him was his wife, Ashley. She was dressed in all black, presumably to mourn the loss of Cory Booker’s and Kamala Harris’s presidential ambitions.
“The behavior of several of the Democratic members of this committee at my hearing a few weeks ago was an embarrassment, but at least it was a good old-fashioned attempt at Borking. Those efforts didn’t work,” Kavanaugh said in that remarkable opening statement. “When I did at least okay enough at the hearings that it looked like I might actually get confirmed, a new tactic was needed. Some of you were lying in wait and had it ready.”
The fiery opening statement had a visible effect on Dianne Feinstein, who sank into her chair apparently taken aback by his demeanor. Perhaps his public shaming of her antics in this ordeal got to her conscience. Or maybe she was just mortified. Either way, Kavanaugh absolutely took Feinstein and her colleagues to the cleaners, and they deserved every bit of it. She could only say his frustration and anger were “understandable” before moving into her questioning.
OMG DRINKING GAMES:
Dim member after Dim member tried to use Kavanaugh’s own words in a friggin high school yearbook to paint him as a heavy drinker — sometimes to excess or passing out. He denied ever passing out due to drinking.
“I drank beer with my friends. Almost everyone did,” Kavanaugh said of his high school years. “Sometimes I had too many beers. Sometimes others did. I liked beer. I still like beer, but I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out and I never sexually assaulted anyone.”
The judge became so flustered with this idiotic line of questioning that at one point during a particularly tense back-and-forth with Dim Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Kavanaugh defiantly asked him: “What do you like to drink, senator?”
He received no answer, of course, because Dims don’t do anything like drink or party, especially when they’re young. Dims are actually direct descendants of Puritans and are genetically disallowed from any sinful activity, hence why it’s been so tough for them to stomach such a hardened criminal like Brett Kavanaugh.
Twinkletoes Had Enough:
Republican senators had mostly sat silent, allowing prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle their questioning. That is, until an exchange with Senate Minority Whip Dick Turban.
The Illinois Dim repeatedly pressed Kavanaugh on why he did not immediately call for a FBI investigation after Ford went public on Sept. 16, as if that was his job. The two sparred, with Kavanaugh eventually getting tired of his nonsense and raising his voice.
That’s when Lindsey Graham decided to kick his pumps off and give folks a piece of his mind:
“What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020,” Graham shouted. “God, y’all want power and I hope you never get it. These have been my friends, but when it comes to this, if you’re looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time.”
Graham blasted Dims for painting Kavanaugh as a serial rapist. Moments later, Sen. Cornyn also used his time to speak, sending this message to on-the-fence RINO senators who have never known anything. but caving to Dims since they’ve been in office.
“To my Republican colleagues, if you vote ‘no’, you’re legitimizing the most despicable thing that I have seen in my time in politics.”
Fact check: Absolutely true.
If this sham is allowed to succeed, it will become standard operating procedure. An enemy will always continue a tactic until it ceases to work. This tactic can’t be allowed to succeed or no decent person will put him/herself through this type of gauntlet to serve the country.
It’s absolutely shameful that Dims refuse to even acknowledge the precedent they’re attempting to set, but that’s par for the course in the ends-justify-the-means scorched Earth strategy adopted by the Left since PDT was elected.
They’ll gladly sacrifice the future of the Republic in order to gain power now, and that cannot be allowed to win the day.
Thank you, Sen. Graham. I’ll lay off the nicknames for a while. Now secure the damn border you globalist RINO. Cooter McCain isn’t here anymore; you’re free to be a Republican.
Kavanaugh vs. The Clintons:
The Clintons don’t like Brett Kavanaugh and Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t like the Clintons. It’s been that way since the 90’s and the next few decades aren’t looking good, either.
The good judge made more headlines today with his opening statement, wherein he suggested that the allegations levied against him were a part of revenge campaign led by the Clintonian Left:
“Fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups. This is a circus,” he continued.
While the Fake News wasted no time putting out their usual “Kavanaugh is a conspiracy theorist” headlines, a sober reading in context makes it fairly obvious that he was referring to sour grapes about the previous election.
But it is absolutely true that Kavanaugh is wary of the Clinton dynasty and what they do behind the scenes, as he is known in DC for re-opening the investigation into the Vince Foster suicide due to deeply held belief that something didn’t add up.
His reference to “well-funded outside leftist groups” is also notable, as he’s almost certainly referring to Clinton hatchet man Brian Fallon’s new operation to destroy his name and nomination, as well as all the Soros money that has inundated the process from the beginning, as it always does.
They hate Judge Kavanaugh because he has their number, and while they may think his view of the Clintons is kooky, the truth is millions of Americans agree with him fully. I’m one of them.
And now I see why Ann Coulter was so high on him from the start. Well, that and immigration.
A Game-Changing Moment:
One of the most regrettable aspects of the modern era, in my opinion, is the presence of cameras in the halls of Congress and the need they create to make “YouTube moments.” In a time of instant gratification, social media news and competing soundbites, it’s important to have statements that go viral; that appeal to people in a way that transcends party.
To say that Judge Kavanaugh had such a moment would be an understatement.
During his testimony, he broke into tears recalling his daughter Liza praying for Dr. Ford. This one moment was more heartbreaking than Ford’s testimony — and she’s the supposed victim.
After declaring unequivocally, “I am innocent of this charge,” Kavanaugh recalled his daughter’s prayer.
“I intend no ill will to Dr. Ford and her family. The other night, Ashley and my daughter Liza said their prayers, and little Liza, all of ten years old, said to Ashley, we should pray for the woman,” the judge recalled. “That’s a lot of wisdom from a ten-year-old. We mean no ill will.”
Indeed it is, and many of us adults could take a lesson from young Liza. I’ll gladly acknowledge that it brought a tear to my eye, and I’m not someone who becomes emotional that easily. If it did that to me, I can only imagine the effect it had on others throughout the nation.
If there was one moment that turned the tide for Judge Kavanaugh, that was it.
This was more than a great day for the conservative movement; it was a historic one.
The leftist mob has been the unspoken leader of Washington, D.C. for decades. RINOs are terrified of being the target of their ire, while others will do anything just to be invited to their cocktail parties. The loser in this scenario has always been the American people, as we’ve had little to show for elected representation since this writer can remember.
Today, Brett Kavanaugh said enough. Or as Michael Avenatti might call it, #Basta.
He walked down the hall toward the chamber on the war path. He was not going to leave until his name had been redeemed and those who had dragged it through the mud properly scolded. He was Donald Trump in the form of an Ivy League intellectual, and the U.S. Senate has no earthly clue how to handle that type of monster; fairly ironic considering it’s a monster of their own creation.
Perhaps the most shameful advise and consent process in the history of the U.S. Senate was laid bare for the country to see, along with the shameless actions of the leftist mob who have driven the operation. There were tears and laughs; posturing and platitudes; moments of serenity and fits of rage.
But most of all, there was redemption.
Judge Kavanaugh gave possibly the most sterling performance in Supreme Court nomination history, perhaps because he’s been through the most brutal gauntlet. Whatever its genesis, his defiant brand of righteousness echoed the sentiments of millions of good, decent Americans who are sick to death of the never-ending depths to which our political foes sink.
Judge Kavanaugh did more to preserve liberty in a few hours today than any politician of the last 30 years. What he did was stand defiantly on his honor and say no, the mob will not win today. No matter where things lead, they would NOT intimidate him into leaving the stage. The man who was nominated for his strict adherence to the Constitution showed that he would fight for it in or out of the courtroom, and God help you if he has to take it outside.
The political battle of our country is no longer Democrats vs Republicans, Conservatives vs. Liberals or any other false dichotomy that’s been force-fed to us since birth. It’s Patriots vs. The Mob.
Patriots have seen the Mob win time after time, no matter how many civic duties we fulfill. Not today. Not with Brett Kavanaugh, and not with Donald J. Trump.
Today filled me with hope that I haven’t felt since November 9. 2016.
This country isn’t dead yet. There are good men who will stand up when it matters most. The fighting is long from over, and God know it’s going to get even uglier. But we’re not letting go of this Republic without a fight.
Let the word go forth.
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