If you know anything about the centuries old history of the Salem witch hunts in our nation you will know it was a ruse. While some very ignorant superstitious members of that society blamed everything bad that happened on other members of the society being witches holding evil powers over them, their health, their failed crops or dying livestock, the hunt soon turned to opportunists making accusations about their neighbors being witches in order to gain personally and politically. Recall the burden of proof at that time was on the accused to disprove the charges. Being too stupid and driven by their own supreme self-righteous religious arrogance to understand the reality of logic and reasoning that you cannot prove you didn’t do something, or prove a negative, these overlords then set up tests to decide if someone was or was not a witch. Always, if the person survived the water-dunking or stone crushing they were a witch and the test would continue until they confessed to such. If they died they were innocent. If they finally confessed that person would be imprisoned, starved, and eventually hanged, theirs and their family’s reputation ruined for generations.
For all the caterwauling by the democrats and the left in this country that putting Brett Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS bench means women will be forced to return to back alley abortion services, I would say we are currently in a bigger immediate danger of returning to a very dark corner of our legal history where the accused had no rights and the accuser used public opinion and mob rule. The even more terrifying aspect of this is that some of our own legislators are leading the charge with their dismissal and refusal to abide by jurisprudence, due process, innocent until proven guilty, and burden of proof. This should cause everyone in this republic to take a very long pause and recognize this. Sure, it might be somebody you don’t like today, in this instance it is a SCOTUS nominee, but in the future it could be someone you know that has a terrible accusation hurled at them. Do you really want the court of public opinion ruling on your loved one’s guilt or innocence? Would that be better than the system of law and justice this nation has depended on for the past couple centuries? Because that is exactly what certain factions in the democrat party and the MSM are demanding right now…
Joe Biden: Women’s Claims Of Sexual Assault Should Be Presumed To Be True – At a Washington event Monday, the former vice president reflected on the Anita Hill hearing as he weighed in on accusations facing Brett Kavanaugh.
No, Joe. That is NOT how this works. We thought you and the rest of the rabid democrats ditching our justice system are, well, lawyers who actually know the fucking law. These are the same assholes making laws that the rest of us are expected to abide by, or else. Yet, if, say, your name is Kennedy or Ellison or Clinton there is a completely separate and elite system of law for you.
The accused is presumed innocent, the burden of proof on the accuser to prove guilt. Both parties have the right to equal involvement in the justice system. The accused has the right to face his/her accuser and tell their side of the story and present facts and evidence. Well, not only is that being thrown under the bus right now in the case of Judge Kavanaugh, but anyone expecting this woman do what she is supposed to do as the accuser is “victimizing” her…
She had no problem(s) contacting the WaPo and talking to them for a published story.
Yeah, that wouldn’t hold up in court. But here’s the thing, Ford doesn’t have to show up and testify. But then that is not what this is about, is it? This whole thig was overplayed by the democrats. They believed in this putrid atmosphere of “Me Too” and “All women must be believed” this after-the-fact reveal of Ford’s letter (leaked by Feinstein, by the way) was meant to pressure the White House to withdraw Kavanaugh, or Kavanaugh withdraw himself from the SCOTUS nomination, and dems flailing now. They never expected a fight, and demands for, you know, actual following of due process.
The Me Too movement in this country right now is yet another arm of the SJW and anarchy movements. Everyone has rushed to believe this woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teens. She does not remember 99.99% of the details of the incident, but we are expected to deem her “credible” on that .01% she claims is fact … that it happened and it was Kavanaugh…
Twitchy: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says ‘forcing’ Christine Blasey Ford into a sham hearing is ‘silencing her’
Make no mistake. This is not about this Prof. Ford and her vague (at best) allegation, but it is the Me Too‘s and the rest of the democrat-socialist’s war on men, and right now it’s “white” men … and usually the biggest agitators are white women…
WashT: Kavanaugh nomination moves into bizarro male-bashing land
GWP: Another Racist Lib: Joy Behar Attacks All White Men over Accusations against Judge Kavanaugh
Over this past week of this Prof. Ford’s accusation against Judge Kavanaugh a lot has been thrown into the mix. A couple points of interest: Ford is reportedly a liberal democrat activist that allegedly took part in the women’s march in Washington DC after Pres. Trump’s inauguration, and other such protests (including against the proposed border wall). Just before Sen. Feinstein finally brought forward Ford’s letter to her regarding this alleged incident allegedly involving Kavanaugh, Ford scrubbed all her social media. And allegedly her high school yearbook has also been ‘scrubbed’ (don’t know how that’s done but…), as plastic straw grabbers against Kavanaugh insist his yearbooks are relevant and key evidence of his guilt, or something…
WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity
Archived in case.
I guess that explains why her yearbook is never cited in this.
Another report, that we are supposed to take as part of her ‘credibility’ is the claim she took a polygraph test prior to Feinstein’s reveal. Well, from what I am seeing Ford took the test in her lawyer’s office. And by the way, polygraph tests are not permissible in courts of law in this country. They are not as scientifically accurate at deciding somebody is being truthful or dishonest as some would have you believe. But still they persist, and even demand Kavanaugh take one.
And while we are on the subject, Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, has her own extreme activist background, and is tied to George Soros and the Clintons, to say the least. So, nah…. there is no agenda at work here except this poor Ford woman’s trauma from 36 years ago. And this:
Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser downplayed sexual misconduct allegations against Clinton, Franken
Twitchy: Wow, this looks BAD! Dr. Ford’s lawyer is all but DESTROYING her own client’s credibility (and case!)
Ford is refusing to show up, no matter how much Sen. Grassley and the republicans bend over backward to accommodate her and her precious feelings. Public. Private. In DC. In California. Anywhere she picks. Nope, Ford and her lawyer are refusing to talk with the senate panel to tell her side of this story and answer their questions. Which is really rather funny, given how we all can safely assume the democrat senators on the panel will fawn over her, coddle her, declare her the bravest woman ever to walk the Earth, and deify her while demonizing the mean and evil republicans and “rapist” Kavanaugh who are punishing her by forcing (their word) her to talk.
WashT: Chuck Grassley tells Christine Blasey Ford, Democrats to use scheduled hearing or lose opportunity – Kavanaugh accuser given Friday deadline to submit a written statement “if she intends to testify” on Monday
TAS: Christine Blasey Ford Won’t Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer – GOP senators are losing patience with Kavanaugh Accuser.
The Federalist: Whatever Happens To Kavanaugh, Feinstein Got Exactly What She Wanted – Dianne Feinstein, who rose to the Senate in the original ‘Year of the Woman,’ just pulled off a cynical political masterpiece.
Ford, via her lawyer, is demanding an FBI investigation. This is not the FBI’s jurisdiction. If she is so determined for actual law enforcement to get involved why doesn’t she go to whatever police department where the alleged sexual assault took place (if she can remember what city/town it was) and file an official police report and set in motion an actual police investigation into Kavanaugh and this allegation? And those citing the FBI’s involvement in the Anita Hill verses Clarence Thomas issue need to understand her allegations against him allegedly took place in a federal building, not somebody’s house.
David Bernstein @ Instapundit:
THEY HAVE DESCENDED TO THIS LEVEL: A friend who wishes to remain anonymous, but whom I trust, informs me that a reporter from Politico called her today seeking dirt on Brett Kavanaugh based on vague rumors from Kavanaugh’s days as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis. Then there is the request below, which rather tellingly asks for information on Kavanaugh, and not on the protagonist who actually attended Holton-Arms. The Senate needs to put an end to this farce as quickly as possible.
Ford, via her lawyer, insists more ‘witnesses’ be present at any hearing before she would even think of attending. Well, those whom she had also named in her letter to Feinstein have already put out their public statements that what she is alleging never happened, and that they will not participate any further. And it is not likely Ford has any actual ‘witnesses’ to back-up her allegation. But that doesn’t stop those who ride their personal feelings to drive them into the middle of this mess:
LZ: Ford Classmate Backtracks: ‘Had No Idea’ She’d Need ‘Specifics’ to ‘Defend’ Kavanaugh Assault Claim
New York Times Edits Article Claiming Kavanaugh’s Friend Said He Remembered The Alleged Incident
Twitchy: NBC News rewrote its article on Cristina King Miranda, but left out one important detail
Ace: Woman Who Claimed She’d Heard About Kavanaugh Attack Recants and Admits She Lied; Says She Felt “Empowered”
Yes, this is the problem. Rape accusations now put you at the top of the victim scoreboard and therefore give you more social currency than any achievement. Claiming to have information supporting someone else’s rape accusation gives you almost as much.
I don’t want to hear “Why would Ford lie about rape?” any longer. This idiot came forward out of the shadows to lie about rape. Ask her if you want to know why someone would lie about rape…
It seems like lying about rape can be “empowering” for some women.
So spare me further bullshit on this point.
Yes, men do rape. But women also do lie about rape. Both things happen. It is absurd that we are expected to take a woman’s testimony on a rape claim as absolutely determinative and that we are not even allowed to question her.
It’s even more absurd that we don’t even have her testimony, but we’re supposed to take a redacted letter she wrote to a partisan senator as determinative.
See what I mean?
Oh, important fact here: Just so we are clear, Kavanaugh did not rape her. Ford’s vague written account of what allegedly happened over three decades ago has her saying Kavanaugh did not rape her … and basically describes groping and clothing-tugging that she ‘thought/felt’ would lead to a rape (and even her death?!?) before the alleged incident ended without going any farther. However, the democrats and the liberals whose manufactured and fake outrage we are being deluged with, are insinuating there was a rape.
Here’s an interesting side fact: Sen. Corey “Spartacus” Booker who is on the Senate’s confirmation committee of Judge Kavanaugh, admitted to sexually assaulting a woman right about the same time this alleged Ford-Kavanaugh encounter. Hmmm, I just had a technicolor flashback of Teddy Kennedy sitting in indignant judgement over then SCOTUS nominee Clarence Thomas amid Anita Hill’s accusation of sexual harassment. As a matter of fact, all of this week’s bullshit smells pretty much like the bullshit from that Senate hearing.
Oh, and here is something that popped up late yesterday. Shows how fast and loose the democrats are playing this bullshit game…
The Hill: Grassley wants unredacted version of letter from Kavanaugh’s accuser
“My staff has made repeated requests for this document — which has become a significant piece of evidence in Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation process — but your staff has so far refused to provide a copy of the letter,” Grassley wrote. “I must review the unredacted letter that Dr. Ford sent to you, dated July 30, 2018. I ask that you send me a copy of the original, unredacted letter immediately.”
Justice is set up to be ‘blind’ in this republic. That is the way our justice system can run and rule as equally and fairly as possible. It is not perfect, but it is the best in the history of the world. People cannot be convicted simply on an accusation. Feelings and emotions are not to be considered in carrying out our justice system, hence Lady Justice’s blindfold.
If I have learned anything from these past several days it is that there are a whole Hell of a lot of people who should never be on a trial jury … and frighteningly, many of them are democrat US Congress members. As I said above, these people are writing laws for the rest of us to follow and obey. Think hard about that, because come November if voters allow the democrat-socialists to take over the House and the Senate this is exactly how they intend to continue the ‘fundamental transformation’ of our republic to their twisted and dangerous version of “democracy”.
CNS: Democratic Congressman Threatens ‘Judicial Impeachment’ of Kavanaugh
WSJ: Politicizing the FBI – Democrats want to turn agents into judges of nominee character.
If democrats thought this would be a great way to sway votes in November…
Twitchy: Charles C.W. Cooke points out 1 TEENSY TINY point that basically NUKES Ford’s case
Twitchy: Ben Shapiro TORCHES Valerie Jarrett for lecturing GOP on Ford and ‘doing the right thing’ for America
Hannity: Dems don’t want serious investigation of Kavanaugh – Democrats don’t even want a serious investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh; they just want Kavanaugh blocked. (VIDEO)
GWP: Christine Blasey Ford Published Eight studies about “Abortion Pill” and Works for Company that Produces It
The Federalist: Don’t Let The Kavanaugh Confirmation Turn Into A Title IX Kangaroo Court – Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, should realize that the far-left tactics of the campus tribunal aren’t going to work in the Senate.
Powerline: The Wall Street Journal nails it
TDW: BOMBSHELL: Ellison’s Accuser Releases Medical Records Documenting Alleged Abuse; Reveals How Democrats Have Treated Her
AT: Kavanaugh, Ellison, and the Presumption of Innocence