The dumbest of the GOP seems to want to insist that Kavanaugh is guilty.

A storm it is a’ coming

The Approaching Storm (photo by Jack Rusak)

It be amazing how many people in the GOP (both men and women) seem to have a death wish when it comes to this Kavanaugh nomination.

We are seeing on almost a daily basis one or more party members come out and effectively convict the nominee of attempted rape by justifying what Kavanaugh has alleged to have done as perfectly normal activity for teenage boys across the country.

Clearly these people are off message and doing great damage to Brett Kavanaugh and his reputation because they are in effect admitting that they themselves believe he is guilty of attempted rape as charged.

As the old saying goes “friends like that, you don’t need enemies”.

The fact is at this point in time there is no evidence that the charges brought by this woman against Brett Kavanaugh have any basis.

All we have is the say so without collaboration of a single individual. Even the people who have been named as Witnesses have either walked back their statements supporting the charges or denied the incident ever happened.

Given the reality of the situation only the most tender minded brain donor will adopt the tactic that we are seeing presented by so many right-wing American politicians today.

The better program would simply be to stick to the facts, and let the lack of evidence speak for itself.

Of course that is not without risk.

All the Accuser has to do is made public the transcripts of her therapy sessions where she claims to have named Brett Kavanaugh as a sex offender before he became a household name.

While not evidence that would stand up in a court of law most likely it would be sufficient in the court of public opinion and convince all unbiased and honorable citizens of the United States of America that the nominee is indeed guilty of the charges brought against him.

But this Observer would be very surprised if the woman did that.

However this plays out it is supreme idiocy by the right-wing community to continue to try to justify attempted rape on the basis that all young men are guilty and that it is commonplace and acceptable in our society.

Sexual disrespect of women might be of course be acceptable in the more hardcore population of those of the Donald Trump persuasion today but that is hardly the majority or even a significant minority of the American citizenry and it is a tactical mistake of the highest order to imply otherwise.

Contributed by JRF

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The MeToo movement is in danger of jumping the shark

The Voice of Reason (photo by Jack Rusak)
According to their social media pages, this is what the liberal community would have us believe
“All we need to know is that the dude is white, the dude is male, the dude is a conservative and a female made the accusation of sexual abuse.
It does not matter if Kavanaugh is guilty or not, it is incumbent upon Society to send a message that white males of a certain age will not be tolerated in political or for that matter public life.
That message must be sent loud and clear”.

Of course those marching orders only apply to men in public life of a conservative nature.

We all heard for example how the members of the liberal community today are all demanding we give Al Franken a pass for his sexual appetites.

And then we have that attorney general candidate from a certain state who happens to be a mover and shaker in the DNC and the movement remains strangely silent about him even though he is accused of doing something akin to what Kavanaugh is accused of and in his case some say, unlike the SCOTUS nominee, there might be evidence that dude actually committed the crime.

That kind of obvious double standard and hypocrisy would not help ANY social movement impress fair minded people.

Of course so far this campaign has been very effective when it comes to filling the tent with the “true believers” but the danger for MeToo is that sooner or later they may go an accusation too far and the reasonable and decent people of America may start to see the movement as one without credibility or honor as we have seen happen to so many movements so many times before.
 Contributed by JRF
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Dianne Feinstein has got them by the balls and Donald J. Trump knows it

Dianne knows the tactic of delaying the vote on Judge Kavanaugh will be the salvation of America and all it stands for.

Her battle plan is clearly to draw this out as long as possible, hopefully beyond  the midterms.

It would be a tactical error for the woman to testify now especially since it may ultimately turn out that Kavanaugh was innocent of her  charges.

After all, Kavanaugh’s accuser has presented no evidence to back her play and reasonable observers can surmise  she has none to present.

Of course what that the GOP SHOULD do in my estimation is to simply give the woman her hearing, listen politely to what she has to say,  let her have her time in the spotlight and get on with the damn vote.

But their blood is up and these tired old men will not do that, as correct as it might be from a tactical stand-point.

Right now Dianne Feinstein and the woman are playing this exactly right and they are playing it brilliantly.

 

Contributed by JRF

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