Accidental fit of honesty
During Brett Kavanaugh’s powerful opening statement at Thursday’s hearing, he said that all of what’s going on has little-to-nothing to do with the truth about Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations and everything to do with pure foaming-at-the-mouth partisan politics. If you missed it, here it is:
Fast-forward the tape to Friday. Sen. Chris Murphy, responding after the Judiciary Committee voted to forward Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate along with Jeff Flake’s insistence that a week is taken for the FBI to check out the accuser’s allegations, confirmed that it’s all about politics:
Translated: There is nothing that will make Dems keep trying to delay the confirmation process. If a few Republicans keep playing along the whole party will be paying the price for the whooping they’ll get in November.
If you tried, you couldn’t write a parody of Hollywood condescension like what’s taking place (again) this election season. Fortunately, celebs haven’t learned the lesson that their input is counterproductive, and here’s the latest evidence. Proceed with caution:
Do you feel adequately looked down upon yet? It’ll only get worse in the coming weeks.
Self-awareness fail of the week
Former first lady Michelle Obama this week took aim at the “nastiness” that has permeated the political discourse in the country:
She’s absolutely right, but to a great degree not in the way she wants that to be taken.
Remember “argue with your neighbors” and “get in their face”?
Apparently Michelle Obama hasn’t met her husband.
Remember Hillary calling millions of Americans “deplorables”?
Or when Hillary called Republicans her #1 enemy:
Remember mobs of angry lefties chasing people like Sarah Sanders, Pam Bondi and Ted Cruz out of restaurants? Remember the angry rhetoric that led a deranged lunatic to try and assassinate a bunch of Republicans at a baseball practice?
And just for kicks, let’s not forget Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono saying Brett Kavanaugh is basically guilty of attempted rape based only on the fact that he’s a right-leaning judge and not a lockstep lib:
The Dem with the most appropriate first name in the Senate, Dick Blumenthal, agreed with Hirono, by the way.
The list could go on forever, but basically what I’m trying to say is Michelle Obama is totally correct about the nastiness in politics, just not in the way she thinks she is.
Lefties have officially lost their minds over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, but few have gone more batsh*t crazy than Jennifer Granholm, who now claims — for this one instance at least — that witnesses who can’t remember seeing anything that’s been alleged corroborate the accuser’s story:
JAKE TAPPER: We now have four individuals who have come forward who were named by Professor Ford who were at that party. And all four: Kavanaugh, Judge, Smyth, and her friend, Leland Keyser, have all said they don’t remember anything like this ever happened. And Leland Keyser, who says she believes Ford, says that doesn’t even remember being at a party where Kavanaugh was present.
JENNIFER GRANHOLM: Right. And that actually corroborates Ford’s story. Which is that she was so horrified by this that she kind of snuck out or slunk out of this apartment in a way that no one would no what happened because she was so utterly mortified.
This loon was the governor of my state for eight years.
In case anybody’s wondering what it would take to make the left think the accuser’s story was falling apart, the answer is “nothing would make them believe that.”
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on what your definition of “witnesses” is:
Another person claimed by Christine Blasey Ford to have attended a gathering decades ago during which, Ford claims, she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied any recollection of having attended the party.
In an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday, Leland Ingham Keyser, a former classmate of Ford’s at the Holton-Arms all-girls school in Maryland, said she doesn’t know Kavanaugh or remember being at the party with him.
“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” lawyer Howard J. Walsh III of Bethesda, Md., conveyed in an email to the committee that was obtained by Fox News.
Keyser’s denial brings to four the number of witnesses, including Kavanaugh, who’ve all said they have no memory of the party or the incident.
Other denials were issued earlier this week by Mark Judge and Patrick “PJ” Smith.
That’s a full “crash & burn” for the accuser’s side.
So far the witnesses named by Kavanaugh’s accuser’s lawyer have been like those two airmen in “A Few Good Men” who were brought in for bluff purposes and would have testified that they didn’t witness anything.
But Ford’s lawyer had that covered in the most ridiculous way possible:
“It’s not surprising that Ms. Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it,” Katz said. “It’s also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her. Dr. Ford of course will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there.”
Ha! I’m sure Ford’s alleged “best friend” really appreciates the attorney responded to her claim that she didn’t witness anything by basically saying “well of course YOU don’t remember anything because nobody tried to rape YOU that night!”
So what happened to her was so awful that she never told anybody but people she knew are supposed to be considered witnesses because they would have known if Ford would have told them? I’m confused.
The Republicans need to bring this three-ring circus to a close and just hold the vote. Ford, her attorney, and the Senate Democrats obviously have no intention of testifying and will drag this out until next year if the GOP allows it.
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” opened yesterday at 1,719 theaters and barely made over $1 million. Even people as bad at math as I am know that’s a pretty weak haul, even for a documentary. Bombs away!
Gee, it’s almost like people are sick of the anti-Trump theatrics. Moore was hoping to re-create 2004’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” and instead might have ended up making the political documentary equivalent of Waterworld.
Knowing Moore, he’ll use that low box office haul as evidence that Trump’s lying about the great economy.
Here’s the updated soundtrack to “Fahrenheit 11/9”:
Shameless Democrats who defended Bill Clinton, supported his wife who helped smear her husband’s accusers in the early 1990s and were pals with people like Harvey Weinstein are now aghast at claims of sexual assault, as long as it’s against somebody who’s not an ideological fellow traveler. Here’s Chuck Schumer:
Juanita Broaddrick’s not letting him get away with that:
Unfortunately that’s one call the Dems REFUSE to answer.
Dianne Feinstein also walked into a hornet’s nest of hypocrisy after this claim that was responded to by Broaddrick:
Glad you brought it up, senator!
None of what we’re seeing from Dems in DC right now about Kavanaugh and his accuser have a damn thing to do with getting to the truth. This is all about revenge for Merrick Garland, regardless of who has to be smeared in the process.
Need more proof that up is down, down is up and two plus two equals whatever Dems say it does? Check out this liberal lunacy:
“Giving her a chance to say what’s on her mind in an open or closed hearing at the location of her choice is keeping her quiet.” This is how stupid it’s gotten.
I take that back — this is how stupid it’s gotten:
“Want to prevent rape? Cave into every Democrat demand!
These people are impossible to parody.
Out: Innocent until proven guilty.
In: Guilty if a progressive moron wants it to be that way:
“Probably guilty”? There are few people on TV dumber than Behar — possibly nobody. She sets the gold standard for liberal stupidity.
Time once again to play “one of these things is not like the other.”
Rep. Adam Schiff on declassifying documents about the Russia investigation when Trump’s president:
But here’s Rep. Adam Schiff on declassifying documents about the Russia investigation when Obama was president.
I should no longer be stunned by this guy’s level of hypocrisy, and yet he keeps out-doing himself.
(h/t me, except at Twitchy earlier)