well, in the matter of brett kavanaugh's quest for a seat on the supreme court it has come down to a confrontation between kavanaugh and ford before a senate committee. i've read a bit of what ford has said about kavanaugh's behavior some 30 plus years ago, and i find it totally unremarkable in the ongoing conduct of sexual matters between men and women, or, in this matter, between boys and girls. perhaps not inconsequential in the context of current politics (in which nothing no matter how trivial is inconsequential), but not anything of any moment. a total yawn. and, yes, trivial.
update, this date: for a pretty good summary of how flimsy the ford case is, please see john funds article published september 18, 2018 at the fox news site. it is entitled "kavanqaugh and ford controversy--it's 1991 all over again and even some honest liberals are upset." ruth bader ginsburg for one, who thinks the whole hearing a travesty.
it's not likely to get better when ford tells her "story," and so far she hasn't indicated she will. however that develops, at this time she doesn't seem to remember where the incident occurred, what date it happened, or even what year it was. among other pertinent details. she has remained "on script" enough to direct her accusation again kavanaugh, and just in time to be of service to her party.
in that regard, to further indicate how partisan & flimsy all of this is, (and contrived for political purposes), she has lawyered up w/ an activist who has signed a letter for a soros funded front opposing kavanaugh's appointment, said lawyer also having received financial remuneration on other occasions from none other that george soros, himself. and, ford is a democrat activist of long standing, leftist variety.
this whole thing is nothing other than an attempt to delay the hearing until after the mid-term elections, when the demo's hope to take control of congress. it is beyond me how they hope to do this acting as buffoons. end update.
nonetheless, the demo's have pulled it out of their hats in a last gasp effort to block kavanaugh's ascent to the supreme court. sort of predictable on their parts, as they are desperate, and extremely stupid. for, depending upon kavanaugh's performance before the court of public opinion, they may very well have gone a considerable distance toward putting kavanaugh into the white house, as president of the united states. all by themselves.
it is a matter of law, that being, the law of unintended consequences.
as the matter stood before "blabs" feinstein honored ford's request for anonymity by turning her letter over to the press kavanaugh was pretty close to being a shoe in for the appointment. now, with ford amplifying her "anonymous" letter by further public statement, it apparently not such a sure thing that kavanaugh can afford to stay silent on the matter. he apparently feels he must speak.
there is risk to him, of course, in speaking with her present before the senate. she will cry, and she will snot herself before the senate regarding a matter which has ruined her life. you can bank on it. i anticipate it will be a three hanky performance, and a tough act to follow.
were i you, i wouldn't shed too many tears in advance for brett kavanaugh. he is not, and forgive the observation, strictly a virgin with regard to the conduct of politics, the way she is played. he is a judge, and he is a lawyer, and he was (and no doubt still is) a political operative with skills in close order combat. i expect no tears from him, no apologies, and i expect no observation of the marques of queensberry rules with regards to one's conduct with ladies.
i expect him to come out swinging, and pulling no punches. not in a smarmy "i did not have sex with that woman" clintonesque performance, but in a hard fought attack on her accusations. which will no doubt occasion more tears, and more snot.
again, there is risk in this. but, if kavanaugh performs as he is capable he may emerge from this nonsense* with a lock on the nomination, and something he has never really experienced, and that is public notoriety, and no small positive acclaim. there is a very good chance this will occur, depending upon his performance within the context of public attitudes. if he emerges as a bully, it will not be good for him. if, on the other had, he emerges as a 17 year old who did nothing not within the boundaries of decent adolescent sexual conduct, and who is being smeared by the demos indulging in their usual assholery of recent years, he will become a public figure of very substantial stature.
if he comes out of this really well, from his perspective, he will emerge from relative obscurity to become a leading contender for the republican nomination to run for president in the not too distant future.
even one capable of displacing donald trump who has never been forgiven by the "never trump" rino's for winning the presidency and showing what idiots/dullards the republican politicians are. and, one who could run for president head and shoulders above the limp dicked idiots the democrats could put up against him. (if the dems are reduced to having to bring the old warhorse hilary back into action, they had better choose a running mate carefully, because i don't think she'll live through another campaign....she's got too many blood vessels waiting to pop, if she has another blood pressure spike.)
so, there is risk for kavanaugh agreeing to participate in the dem's dog and pony show with the dem's weapon waiting in the wings to blubber herself.
but, in my estimation, there is much greater risk to the dem's eagerly awaiting further indulgence in their ill considered antics*, displaying for all their asinine & antic stupidity. if they don't carry this off with some measure of skill, they risk creating an unbeatable opponent in 2024, or perhaps as soon at 2020.
you think kavanaugh doesn't know a conservative judge or two, just waiting to get on the high court?
now, such an outcome for kavanaugh is not fore-ordained, but neither is it far fetched. something to give the dem's some consideration, before they lunge into further disaster under schumer and crew. i am fully confident that they given it not one moment of thought...they are not built that way.
john jay @ 09.18.2018
***ruth bader ginsburg knows washington d.c. several times now she has told the democrats in congress that their behavior in the conformation process is ill advised, self serving, and not calculated to serve the public good. in her latest observation, she notes that she was confirmed by a vote of 96-3, in spite of her very well known advocacy for liberal causes while a lawyer and law professor. in short, whatever opposition her nomination engendered, it did not arouse the clownish behavior displayed by the democrats, and clownish it has been.
to my mind/opinion, she is simply saying, that the liberal judges on the court can live and work with kavanaugh. a pity that the democrats are not listening. this epic "fail" is just another serious breach of good sense under the schumer/obama/clinton approach to things, which while generating lots of head lines with the idiot press has given trump pretty much free rein to accomplish his objectives, regarding which, he has taken admirable advantage.
wail away dem's, and remember, stupid is, as stupid does.