When the Kavanaugh hearings began on Sep 4, I told you what the Democrats would do. They hijacked the hearings at the very outset with guerrilla tactics. They played their latest dirty trick this weekend with a four decade old unsubstantiated allegation; she claims that when they were both 17, Kavanaugh got drunk and tried to take her clothes off.
Kavanaugh unequivocally denied it and 65 women who knew him in high school went public in his defense, defending his character and conduct at the time, and since. Dozens of other women who have worked with and for him in the intervening decades have come forward defending him. It might not be enough.
The accuser could have come forward and testified (but that would have involved cross examination), and the Democrats could have shared what they knew in July (but that would have undermined the strategy).
They’re not interested in justice, let alone truth. I hope the GOP digs deep to find a backbone and slam this through on a 51-50 vote. If they fail, I hope Trump nominates some firebrand like Amy Coney Barrett who will terrorize the Left with glee for four decades.
The reporting from the Washington Post
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I didn’t watch the Cruz speech, but I have now read it, and I cannot see what the outrage is about. He congratulated The Donald, praised fallen law enforcement and their families, criticized Obama and Hillary, responded with graciousness to the NY delegates’ heckling, talked about core conservative values, and told people to vote their conscience.
I understand that he didn’t endorse Trump, and that he had promised to support the nominee, but surely any reasonable person can understand that all bets are off when you attack someone’s wife and father. Or has The Party replaced family as the central unit of society? Some of you will understand that reference.
Cruz will easily win re-election to his Senate seat if he wishes, and if his prediction proves accurate (that Trump will lose badly), then Cruz looks like a wise prophet. If Trump wins, but governs badly, Cruz also looks good. The only way Cruz comes out the loser on this whole strategy is if Trump wins AND governs well.
I understand the Cruz strategy; there was no way he was going to support a man he finds despicable and whose commitment to conservative causes he doubts, so he went ‘all in’. Only time will tell if it was a good bet. You all already know what I think will happen.
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