Some Thoughts on Kavanaugh

I watched Ford’s statement and then the questioning (well, a good portion of it, anyways; did have some work around the yard to get done today). Her statement added nothing to what we know. She contradicted earlier statements. It was let slide by everyone, but she says she gave a friendly hello to Judge (you know: one of her attackers) 6-8 weeks after the alleged attack. She was clearly working from a script, repeatedly had to refer to her notes to answer basic questions about recent events and gave (to me, at least) a cringe-worthy attempt at coming off as an outraged victim. I ended up being nauseated by it all.

And then Kavanaugh happened: Democrats immediately (on social media) went ballistic about it, but that is an indicator of how effective it was. He was genuinely outraged. The contrast between his real, raw emotions on display with Ford was astonishing. On the questioning, Kavanaugh did well, but had a few weak moments (the answer to “why don’t you ask for an FBI investigation?” is “because there’s no point: it’d just give you guys time to dredge up some more ridiculous accusations”) – until Graham came on. Wow! He’s a Conservative hero, now. And the thing is, it is people like Graham whom the Democrats had to convince…but all they did was anger him. And that is what is key about this: the Democrats have made everyone non-Democrat very, very mad.

Short term, this may very well cost the Democrats a lot in November. But, long term, is foreshadows a worsening political situation in the United States. We’re very nearly at each other’s throats. And the Left won’t dial is back and we on the Right can’t back down. The next few years may end up getting very rough.

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50 thoughts on “Some Thoughts on Kavanaugh

  1. Cluster September 27, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Kavanaugh won without question ….. he was detailed in his memory and authentically and viscerally upset at the baseless charges. That was clearly evident. While Ms. Ford came across as a confused pawn and I feel sorry for her. She was used.

  2. Retired Spook September 27, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    We’re very nearly at each other’s throats. And the Left won’t dial is back and we on the Right can’t back down.

    I’ll reiterate what I’ve said before — we’re rapidly approaching the point where the only option left will be violence. Over the last half century the Left has owned violence as a political strategy, but to be honest, I think part of the Dem strategy is to goad Conservatives into firing the first shot. So far we have not fallen into their trap. Let’s hope that continues.

    • Jeremiah September 27, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      Yes, for their sake, let’s hope they don’t start something that they cannot. Just warn them that they are playing with a very unhealthy kind of danger.

      In my opinion, however, I believe that allowing Democrats to run over the rule of law and the country is more dangerous than having a civil war, because in so doing we relieve ourselves of the threats to our Constitutional republic.

      Thomas Jefferson wrote “the tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood patriots and tyrants, it is its natural manure”

      He wrote that in November 13, 1787.

      Manure is like fertilizer to plants and trees. The nutrients feeds the tree, and it grows stronger, greener, and bears more fruitful.

      Freedom needs the same thing, if you don’t nurture it, prune all of the dead and none bearing limbs, and remove invaders then it will be choked out and it will die. Then someone comes along, cuts the tree down and carves in the dead stump: Freedom July 4, 1787 – January 20, 2024. (Just example date)

  3. Cluster September 28, 2018 / 7:32 am

    It seems that the entire country is incapable of saying the truth – Dr. Ford is lying. She can’t remember basic details, people that she names as witness’s refute her claims, and there is zero physical evidence.

    Women do lie and it’s ok to acknowledge that. But of course the liberal media narrative is …. “what’s the rush” …. well I will tell you what the “rush” is. The rush now follows a ten day delay manufactured completely by the Democrats who had ample time to investigate but refused too. Additionally, there is nothing to investigate. All witnesses refute the claim and the challenged Ms. Ford can provide no other specific details. So actually the rush is simply to take this sh*t sandwich and shove it right down progressive throats.

    Congratulations Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

  4. Cluster September 28, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Democrats sure do like to subscribe a lot of power to SC Justices. Jon Meecham just said that Kavanaugh is “nominated to have an impact on all of our lives”. Of course when the people reject your agenda, the courts are all you have which is why Democrats are in such an uproar, but Kavanaugh will be just one of nine people Jon, whose job will be to determine the Constitutionally of legislation that is sent for review ….. that’s all. He has no power to create laws or abolish them. I thought you might have learned that in school but ……….

  5. Cluster September 28, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Democrat logic – Kavanaugh is guilty because he will not call for an FBI investigation.

    First of all, he has no standing to call for an FBI investigation and secondly, why didn’t the Democrats call for an FBI investigation on July 30?

    Let’s put Kavanaugh on the bench and get ready for the next fight. This is just starting.

  6. Cluster September 28, 2018 / 8:18 am

    For your morning enjoyment:

    • Retired Spook September 28, 2018 / 10:54 am

      If it weren’t for the fact that Leftists are such despicable creatures, you’d almost have to admire the fact that they NEVER QUIT. I think at this point, though, they have reached the point of diminishing returns WRT the amount of sleaze they’ve heaped on the political environment. I do hope they keep it up, because from here on out they’re going to lose the majority of those whose votes they need for their blue wave. The one thing that seems to escape Democrats is that those in the middle are not rabid partisans, and they’re not attracted by rabid partisan tactics.

      • Cluster September 28, 2018 / 12:10 pm

        I sincerely believe that following the mid terms which will see more Dem losses due to their unhinged heresy, that that party will be forced to purge the radical progressive left or risk losing elections for the foreseeable future. Their antics on the judiciary committee and their deep state efforts to unseat Trump are now widely known and they will suffer at the ballot box as a result.

        Simply put – real Americans don’t want people like Chuck Schumer, Sen. Hirono or Hillary Clinton in power.

  7. Cluster September 28, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Great article:

    Compactly contained within one day witnessed by millions, we saw Democrat behavior so unhinged and repulsive that Republicans finally came out of their shells and called them on it. It was glorious.

    The confirmation of Kavanaugh is now a moral necessity—so that a good man’s reputation can be restored, rules of basic decency upheld, and viciously craven political tactics dealt the death blow they deserve.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/markdavis/2018/09/28/untitled-n2523392

  8. Retired Spook September 28, 2018 / 11:51 am

    Something I missed a couple days ago that casts even more doubt on Christine Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

    The letters appeared within days of Christine Blasey Ford’s name becoming public. One was from her high school classmates. One was from her colleagues at Stanford University. Her Palo Alto neighbors wrote another letter. Groups of attorneys, statisticians and teenagers wrote, too. Then came a letter that began, “As members of Christine Blasey Ford’s family . . .”

    It was signed by a dozen people. But none of them were related to Ford by blood. The letter was from the relatives of her husband, Russell Ford. (emphasis mine)

    Christine’s own parents and siblings — the Blaseys — have not released any similar statement of support.

    This is from the Washington Post, so not exactly a right-wing rag.

  9. Retired Spook September 28, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Another laughable moment this morning — Senator Chris Coons (D – Delaware) invoking comments from Joe Biden to the effect that one should never question another Senator’s motives. LMAO!!

    • Cluster September 28, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      The Dems are being called out for how dishonest and hypocritical they are, and they don’t like it. They are not use to Republicans with back bones ……..

  10. Retired Spook September 28, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    As a caller to Rush just noted, pro-Kavanaugh forces missed a golden nugget yesterday by failing to bring up Ford’s scrubbing of her social media accounts when the allegations came to light.

    • jdge1 September 28, 2018 / 1:59 pm

      Perhaps, but do you think it would make a difference? I tend to think most minds were already made up well before the vote.

      • Retired Spook September 28, 2018 / 2:13 pm

        No, I don’t think it would make any difference in the Judiciary Committee or in the full Senate, but I think it could translate into votes in November. I’d bet the vast majority of undecided voters don’t know that Ford scrubbed her social media accounts, which essentially amounts to destruction of evidence.

  11. Retired Spook September 28, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Looks like Senator Flake may make, as one of the last actions of his senate career, giving his party the finger one more time.

  12. Retired Spook September 28, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    It’s looking more and more like the squishes on the GOP side (Flake & Murkowski) may force a one week delay in the final Senate floor vote on Kavanaugh in exchange for an FBI investigation. This could end up being one of those be-careful-what-you-wish-for moments for the Dems. Assuming the FBI does a final investigation of all the allegations against Kavanaugh, they will remind EVERY person they interview that, lying to the FBI is a felony, and, should it be discovered that any of them lied, they will be prosecuted. I guess we’ll see if anyone is willing to throw themselves under the bus and take that chance. The Dems also risk the chance that someone will come forward and tell the FBI that they were paid by (fill-in-the-blank Democrat operative) to lie. Discovering a money trail leading back to influential Democrats would be a marvelous bit of karma.

    • fieldingclaymore September 28, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Or they discover she is the credible one and Kavanaugh is not.

    • fieldingclaymore September 28, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      The FBI investigates and finds noting credible (which is likely) and Kavanaugh gets voted in with 54 votes.

    • Cluster September 28, 2018 / 3:43 pm

      I am curious as to how anyone who can not be sure of the location, time and date of a crime, or how she got to the location or back home, and can be found credible?

      Please explain that to me.

      • fieldingclaymore September 28, 2018 / 4:22 pm

        I can’t but what she did remember didn’t seem fake. Trump said she was a credible witness. She wanted an FBI investigation and Kavanaugh did not. That to me is a big tell.

      • Cluster September 28, 2018 / 5:21 pm

        What is the FBI going to investigate??? They don’t know the date, time, location and named witness’s refute the allegation.

        So again, what will the FBI investigate?

      • Cluster September 28, 2018 / 5:23 pm

        The local police department wouldn’t even pick this up, let alone the FBI.

        Why is everyone so afraid to say the truth???

        NOTHING HAPPENED. SHE’S A LIAR !!!!

      • fieldingclaymore September 28, 2018 / 5:38 pm

        They can talk to Mark Judge. They can question BK about the entry of July 1, 1982 “Ski’s with Judge …”. Why are you afraid of them looking into it?

      • Cluster September 28, 2018 / 5:48 pm

        Afraid? Let’s dispense with the immature talking points ok?

        The FBI can investigate all they want, as has the Senate Judicial investigators been investigating all along and Mark Judge has already submitted a sworn statement under penalty of felony. Do you really think that testimony will change? And are you really confused about ‘skis? It means beer son ….. brewskis.

        This has nothing to do with the truth and everything to do with delaying, derailing, and obstructing. It won’t work. We are a different breed of conservatives and we will shove shit down your throat in a heartbeat…… you may as well get use to that. Not to mention that conservative men are hardly the pajama boy Obama liberal types. Oh and God Bless Lindsay Graham…..he earned his man card back.

  13. Cluster September 28, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Oh and I would like to remind everyone that we find ourselves in this position with the SC thanks to Harry Reid. The Democrats are simply throwing a childish temper tantrum because their fascist tendencies of eliminating the filibuster when it was good for them, is now biting them on the ass HARD.

    Tough shit ……

    • fieldingclaymore September 28, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      Like McConnell wouldn’t do the same if it the tables were turned. PUHLEASE.

      You and BK seem afraid of the FBI asking questions. Why?

      • Cluster September 28, 2018 / 5:50 pm

        McConnell frustrates me because he is a strict parliamentarian so no, I don’t think McConnell would have done it.

      • Retired Spook September 28, 2018 / 6:47 pm

        I hope the FBI ask many questions of Christine Ford, particularly about entries in HER yearbook, about why she scrubbed her social media accounts, about her drinking and partying habits in high school. There’s got to be a reason neither her parents nor her siblings have shown any public support for her.

    • fieldingclaymore September 28, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      If she is a liar as BK and you say then this good for him, no?

      • Cluster September 28, 2018 / 5:56 pm

        Let’s for the sake of argument assume that everything Dr. Ford said is true. It still would not be prosecuted even by the local police department because there is no corroborating witness or witness’s, their is no physical evidence and the date and time are uncertain.

        What don’t you understand about that?

        Secondly, if true, it doesn’t rise to the level of sexual assault. Misdemeanor assault maybe, but there was no contact with private parts, no kissing, etc. Simple misdemeanor assault again if true. Considering he was a minor, it wouldn’t have been on his record.

        But honestly you have to be a little mentally retarded to take this allegation seriously.

  14. Cluster September 28, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    And Fielding I will explain why time, date, location, and transportation are important. Details like these are easy to investigate and provable and conveniently she does not remember provable details. What she does remember in detail are unprovable. Accusations that are uncorroborated by named witness’s……….SO without the other details, this investigation goes no where. Now, don’t you find it odd that she can remember in DETAIL with 100% certainty what happened in the bedroom with Kavanaugh, but can not remember anything about important provable details. Yet this traumatized her throughout her life.

    Doesn’t pass the smell test.

  15. Frank Lee (@trumpcowboy) September 28, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    “In a fiery exchange, Kavanaugh refused to agree to an FBI investigation.” This is simply a lie. And easily proved to be a lie. Anyone referencing it clearly isn’t interested in the truth.

    Kavanaugh not only has agreed to plenty of FBI investigations into his past over decades, including for this appointment, he also very clearly stated to Diane Feinstein that he had no problem with the committee ordering another one. What he did say, which I found very powerful, was “I’m wanted to answer questions immediately after the accusation was made.” A guilty person doesn’t want to do that. A guilty person wants to delay questions until they can get their story straight. (Exactly what Ford did.)

    Kavanaugh also reminded Feinstein that he was “here now” to answer questions. She had none for him about the actual facts, except the completely bogus question about why he wouldn’t want an FBI investigation. Which he answered clearly: he’s fine with it.

    As to why he didn’t “demand an FBI investigation” on his own, like the many he’s already had, perhaps the best answer is he stated he doesn’t wish Ford any ill will.

    A real FBI investigation into the truth will either expose Ford as a complete liar, or as a dupe with a false memory being used by Democrats and encouraged to selectively lie (like about not flying). Either will damage her a lot more in the future than Kavanaugh (whose already been as damaged as he could be). Ford could have walked away and lived out her life as another Anita Hill, who failed but at least retained a shred of credibility. A real FBI investigation will likely completely destroy even the shadow of a doubt that Ford’s accusations are totally false and she was manipulated or worse. Those pushing for it not clearly don’t care if her life is destroyed.

    But guess what, this isn’t about truth, this is about politics. So odds are, the FBI will do an investigation and politely indicate that she’s wrong, without going into depth about all the people who said she’s crazy, unstable, a serial liar, or other false accusations in her past, or exposing her most ugly secrets and the Democratic machine that controlled her. They’ll just kind of say, “nothing there” so Kavanaugh can be confirmed.

    And you know why the FBI won’t go out for blood (like they would have if Obama had been president and wanted someone destroyed)?

    Because Trump is in charge and he is basically a very decent and nice guy.

  16. Jeremiah September 28, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Don’t know if y’all have seen this or not, but Dana Loesch talks about Kavanaugh, and about the way liberals are shaming men and women. This should make people so boiling mad the way liberals are destroying our country. We should want to cut them all down.

  17. Cluster September 29, 2018 / 8:51 am

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday attacked Republicans as “despicable” in a misleading fundraising email for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), House Democrats’ campaign arm.

    Pelosi claimed to be “shaking with anger” and asked for donations “to defeat every last despicable Republican” in the email, which the DCCC sent out under her name Friday afternoon.

    BRING IT BITCH

    I think every conservative in the country wants to destroy Pelosi

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/28/pelosi-fundraising-email-calls-republicans-despicable/

    • Retired Spook September 29, 2018 / 9:10 am

      It never ceases to amaze me how well Democrats do projection.

      • Cluster September 29, 2018 / 10:26 am

        Isn’t this whole thing amazing? I have to think the Democrats have hurt themselves immeasurably. Common sense and decent Americans, of which are the VAST majority, both Democrat and Republican, are looking at this cast of circus clowns from Kamala Harris to Dr. Ford’s attorneys and repelling in disgust.

      • Retired Spook September 29, 2018 / 10:58 am

        I think the Dems, certainly the most vocal ones on the national scene, both elected and pundits, honestly believe they represent majority thinking in this country. If they do, then we’re in deep sh*t. One way or another we should find out in 38 days. Anyone who fears what the Left will do if given power and doesn’t vote has only themselves to blame when things go south.

  18. Cluster September 29, 2018 / 11:11 am

    I think the other question that needs answered …. why doesn’t Dr. Ford ask for investigation:

    The police department that has jurisdiction over the area where Christine Blasey Ford claims Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her says it has not opened an investigation into the matter because Ford has not requested one, among other reasons.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/28/montgomery-county-police-kavanaugh/

    • Retired Spook September 29, 2018 / 11:34 am

      Several people on Twitter, including Molly Hemingway and former White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer, have asked why Ford would have run out and left her best friend alone in a house with 2 drunk and sexually aggressive boys.

      • Cluster September 29, 2018 / 12:00 pm

        Maybe FieldingClaymore could shed some light on that?

      • Retired Spook September 29, 2018 / 12:29 pm

        I’m utterly amazed at how many people from both sides of the political spectrum describe Ford’s testimony as ‘credible.” Emotionally compelling maybe, but credibility can only come with evidence, and she has NO evidence other than her word that what she describes actually happened. In fact all of the evidence supports Kavanaugh.

        A couple days ago Glenn Beck played the statement of a woman who was 100% sure of her identification of her rapist, who was convicted and spent 11 years in prison before DNA exonerated him, and her actual rapist was arrested. She described how she had memorized every feature of his face as he was raping her, and she was devastated that her 100% positive ID cost an innocent man 11 years of his life.

      • Cluster September 29, 2018 / 12:59 pm

        Exactly. Credible she was not BUT everyone has to pretend that ALL women are credible and to say otherwise is not allowed.

        How about the Duke LaCrosse Team? Now the media narrative is that since Kavanaugh was so angry, he must be guilty, which just demonstrates again how Democrats have no idea what real people are like.

        And one other thing – when the FBI investigates an issue, they investigate EVERYONE including Dr. Ford. I don’t think this turns out well for her.

  19. Cluster September 29, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    What’s funny about all of this is that the Dems are setting yet another new standard which WILL come back and bite them in the ass. Just like ending the filibuster is now working against them, this new charade of theirs will also be used against them ……. can’t wait for baseless allegations to start taking down Democrats.

    Lord knows they scream the loudest.

  20. Cluster September 29, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    Alyssa Milano

    I couldn’t see his face. All I could see was him pouring water and his back moving up and down as he breathed really deeply, almost like an animal.

    But I could hear him—his anger and his rage. And I could feel it.

    Kavanaugh was so volatile and emotional. I was just sitting there thinking to myself, If a woman had acted like this during a line of questioning, she would be considered totally unhinged or hormonal or accused of having a meltdown, or worse, of being a bitch. So watching him, I just felt like, this guy does not have the temperament to be on the Supreme Court, regardless of the allegations.

    Do you mean like this Alyssa?

  21. Cluster September 29, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    I honestly think the biggest problem we have in this country is Democrat Women. The Democrat men are too weak to stand up to them (I am looking at you Casper) so they feel more and more emboldened to make the most outrageous claims possible and take the mantle as the most aggrieved group in America

  22. Retired Spook September 29, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    Something else about this that doesn’t make sense is the house in which the assault allegedly took place. Not only does Ms. Ford not remember where it was, but also doesn’t identify anyone at the party who lived in that house. Surely with all the publicity this fiasco has generated, if this actually happened, someone would have come forward and said, this sounds a lot like our house. The son or daughter of whoever owned the house would have to have been a friend of someone at the party, unless 5 teenagers just randomly broke into someone’s house while they weren’t home.

  23. Retired Spook September 29, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Christine Ford came across as an emotionally damaged individual. It’ll be interesting to see if the FBI investigation extends to her yearbook, as well as her partying, drinking, drug use and sexual activity both before and after the alleged assault. If this is going to be the standard going forward of turning an accused person’s life inside out, then the same ought to apply to the accuser, ESPECIALLY when there is no corroborating evidence.

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