Is The Stupid Party Growing A Spine?

North Carolina Thom Tillis is recommending an investigation into Christine Blasey-Ford, the Palo Alto university “professor” who tried to smear Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination. Apparently, the GOP is now “considering” investigations for people who lie under oath. What a concept!

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis said a new investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be appropriate in light of a new book suggesting she had political motives.

“This does seem to undermine what we all believed was a legitimate traumatic experience in her life,” Tillis said. “We’ll just let the process play out. But clearly, a misrepresentation before a Senate committee is a very serious offense. Hopefully, we can get past that.”

“We have to always make sure that when people come and give sworn testimony before any congressional committee that it’s truthful and accurate,” Tillis added.

Now see, Tillis is way off base with this reasoning. It’s not like Blasey-Ford drummed up a provably false story for political reasons…

Speaking at the University of Baltimore in April, Ford lawyer Debra Katz said questions as to Kavanaugh’s legitimacy will linger far into the future. Diminishing Kavanaugh’s reputation is part of what motivated Ford to come forward, Katz said. News of her remarks first appeared in the new book “Search and Destroy: Inside the Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh” by the National Law Journal’s Ryan Lovelace.

Oh. Look, I’m sure nothing will come of this, especially since it took the GOP nearly a year to even suggest it, but it’s a step in the right direction. At this pace, the Republicans will have their Shiite together by 2096.

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End. This. Now.

Editor’s Note: This post will be chock full of “sentence enhancers,” because I an truly fed up with this bullshit. Alleged victim Christine Blasey Ford has rejected the Senate’s request to testify Monday, and is being allowed to dictate her own terms, at the expense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The GOP has been told that Ford does not want to fly from her California home to Washington, according to the Republican senator, which means she may need to drive across the country to make the hearing. Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in confined spaces, indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane.

She doesn’t want to fly? Are you fucking kidding me? Someone check the airline rolls to see when the last time this lying scrunt was on a plane. I’d wager she’s flown at least once in 2018. Hey Christine, Amtrak can get you from Los Angeles to Washington in less than three days. Get your fat ass on the rails.

The party is assenting to two of the terms Ford’s lawyers laid out in a Thursday evening call with staff from both parties, the senator said: limiting the hearing to one camera and ensuring that Kavanaugh is not in the same room as her.

So members of the Senate have denied Judge Kavanaugh his Sixth Amendment rights? Did America transform into a banana republic while I was asleep? This is utter and complete bullshit.

There is also a rumor going around they will force Kavanaugh to testify first, before Blasey-Ford’s rebuttal. When the fuck did this become the standard? SHE accused HIM! The burden of proof is on the prosecution, not the defense, which is why defendants never speak first. You fucking assholes are mostly lawyers besides politicians; have you paid no attention to the law?

And before you ask, no this is not a criminal hearing, per se, but it is a political trial. There is testimony, witnesses, and a de facto jury of senators, so there is no reason to deny the accused his constitutional rights, nor force him to testify first. How the fuck can he address the charges if they have not been formally read into the record?

This is fucking bullshit, and nothing more than the Democrats’ attempt to destroy an honorable man, all because they lost an election. If you still think the November midterms aren’t important, you are simply not paying attention.

Hold the vote, and get Judge Kavanaugh confirmed. The fucking Democrats aren’t going to vote for him, and the media will continue to destroy Kavanaugh’s reputation whether they hold the vote or not. Show some fucking balls for a change, you useless GOP dickheads.

Shenanigans, Chicanery, And Tomfoolery

The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford has announced her client will not appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee until the FBI has run a complete and thorough investigation into a 36-year old alleged groping incident.

The woman who accused Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault back when they were in high school wants a law enforcement investigation of the incident before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to her lawyer. Kavanaugh is expected to testify Monday.

“Any talk of a hearing on Monday frankly is premature because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago. And since that time, she has been dealing with hate mail, harassment, death threats. So she’s been spending her time trying to figure out how to put her life back together, how to protect herself and her family. And there hasn’t been an investigation and these are serious allegations,” Lisa Banks, Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer, said.

Where to begin? First, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducts background checks on judicial nominees, not criminal investigations. Second, even if they did conduct these investigations on nominees, Blasey Ford’s accusation is not a federal crime. Third, the FBI already stated they would not be investigating Blasey Ford’s claim, and they did so almost immediately, so Banks – the attorney – already knew this before spouting her ridiculous demand.

As far as Banks’ claims Blasey Ford is receiving hate mail, harassment, and death threats, I find that highly dubious. For the most part, people on the left are far more likely to harass and threaten those who disagree with them. It happens on the right, but not nearly as often. People on the right couldn’t care less about Blasey Ford’s accusations, because we know they are most likely bullshit.

The woman has changed or modified her story more than a few times in the past week, and cannot even remember the year – let alone the day – this alleged assault occurred. Why would anyone threaten or harass someone who’s doing a good job of destroying her own credibility?

While I was never really on board with Blasey Ford’s story, I am now thoroughly convinced this incident never occurred. Dianne Feinstein held the letter for two months, Blasey Ford has changed her story many times, and now – given the chance to tell her story – Blasey Ford and her lawyer are refusing to cooperate.

Blasey Ford is scheduled to appear before the committee Monday. If she refuses to appear, the Senate needs to hold the vote Tuesday afternoon. Period.

Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward

Christine Blasey Ford, a California college professor, has come forward with her claim Judge Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her in 1982. Democrats are now demanding Kavanaugh’s nomination vote be postponed.

The writer of a confidential letter alleging Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party identified herself in an interview with The Washington Post published Sunday.

Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, says Kavanaugh and a friend accosted her at a house party in Montgomery County, Maryland, one summer in the early 1980s.

Blasey Ford is a registered Democrat, contributed to Democrat politicians, and held on to this story for nearly four decades. Those facts neither prove nor disprove her accusations, but certainly raise a few red flags. Note also: to date, no other witnesses have come forward, or backed up Blasey Ford’s claim.

I did enjoy Feinstein handing over the information to the FBI; as if they would investigate an alleged crime decades after the statute of limitations expired.

Feinstein, who has known of Ford’s allegations since July, did not raise the issue during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing earlier this month. Nor did the matter come up during a closed session where sensitive information was discussed, according to a Judiciary Committee spokesperson.

Feinstein could have protected Blasey Ford’s identity while also notifying Senator Grassley of the accusations weeks ago. Instead, Feinstein kept the story to herself until the week before Kavanaugh’s nomination. Another red flag.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, took issue with with Feinstein’s withholding of the allegations.

“It’s disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote after Democrats sat on them since July,” the Iowa Republican said, adding that “it raises a lot of questions about Democrats’ tactics and motives.”

Earlier today, Kurt Schlichter tweeted out more information about the accuser. Apparently, her parents’ home was up for foreclosure in 1996. Brett Kavanaugh’s mother was the presiding judge.

Again, none of these facts mean Blasey Ford is lying, but even a cursory examination of the evidence reveals more questions than answers. Speaking from a law enforcement perspective, this is little more than a case of he said-she said, and no district attorney would ever approve an arrest affidavit containing so few facts.

In my opinion, Grassley is right to continue with Thursday’s vote. The Democrats were going to vote against Kavanaugh, anyway.