Monday, October 01, 2018 by JD Heyes
By now, millions of Americans have seen the clip of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., forcefully and passionately defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a sham of a hearing on Thursday, in which the judge appeared to defend his well-earned good name against sexual assault allegations that have no corroboration.
We’ve seen a lot of political theater over the years, and much of it was just that – theater. Much of what passed for passion or outrage on Capitol Hill is manufactured because at the end of the day, most members of Congress still sit down with one another and socialize, no matter what side of the political aisle they are on.
If you missed it, here it is:
Graham’s defense of Kavanaugh and his anger at Democrats for what they’re trying to do to him was as genuine as it gets. Frankly, it was refreshing to see a conservative Republican backer of POTUS Donald Trump erupt in a manner befitting the grotesque nature of the Democrat’s attacks on Kavanaugh’s character, all without a shred of evidence to prove them.
Kavanaugh himself gave a great opening statement, where he, too, forcefully defended himself against allegations of sexual misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford, a Palo Alto University professor who swears that the nominee assaulted her 35-plus years ago at a high school gathering, though four witnesses she named all deny her charges and she herself has given conflicting information without corroboration.
He just as forcefully defended himself against Democrat allegations – that he is “evil,” that “people will die” if he’s appointed to the Supreme Court – as well as the millions of dollars spent in opposition to his nomination by Left-wing, Marxist groups financed by serial political meddler George Soros.
He forcefully defended his career, which is replete with successes, but which is conspicuously absent any claims or allegations of any sexual improprieties of any nature (more than 65 women who know and/or have worked with him through the decades as he rose through the ranks of government and the Judicial Branch have vouched for him).
Kavanaugh also lashed out at how baseless, uncorroborated allegations have put his wife and family at risk and under threat.
At times he was visibly angry, and he had no problem letting anyone on the Senate Judiciary Committee know it – especially Democratic members. And why shouldn’t he be angry? He’s been accused of some of the most horrific things (including facilitating gang rape); wouldn’t anyone who has been charged falsely be equally agitated? (Related: Christine Blasey Ford’s story falls apart; dishonest tactics to delay the Kavanaugh confirmation exposed.)
But for passionately defending himself and his family, Kavanaugh was even attacked for that.
The disgustingly dishonest New York Times turned Kavanaugh’s passionate defense of his own character into a racial thing in order to bash the president with this headline, “Kavanaugh Borrows From Trump’s Playbook on White Male Anger.” The takeaway here, of course, is that only white men who support POTUS approve of the nominee’s demeanor.
Some tried to equate his anger to Ford’s accusations – something along the lines of, ‘well, we can sure imagine him being an angry drunk taking it out on women…’ Right; just like we can imagine a dinosaur trashing Tokyo.
Other goofballs on the usual suspect cable networks – such as CNN and MSNBC– claimed Kavanaugh was “injudicious” in appearance, “unhinged,” and “scary.”
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham mocked the media’s criticism of Kavanaugh’s anger, noting that as a law student clerking for federal judges, she’s seen plenty of them get ‘vocal.’
But the point is lost that this man has been accused – without proof or evidence and with lots of denials from supposed witnesses – of doing horrific things. Why is he expected to meekly accept them?
Read more about how the White House is handling the Kavanaugh nomination at WhiteHouse.news.