Now, in addition to the scarlet letter Christine Ford wrote to Senator Feinstein, there are new allegations of sexual misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh.
In a New Yorker article Deborah Ramirez, 53, claims that in the early 1980s when she was a freshman at Yale University, Kavanaugh “exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.”
And the accusations keep piling on. Michael Avenatti, the Trump-hating attorney for Stormy Daniels, claims that during the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and other men would ply women with alcohol or drugs at house parties in Washington, D.C. and then allow men to ‘gang rape’ them.
With all these accusations, Kavanaugh’s nomination is left circling the drain. Even if all of the accusations made by Ford, Ramirez and Avenatti are completely false, Kavanaugh looks like toast.
Kavanaugh vehemently denies all the accusations and vows to keep fighting for the nomination in spite of the ‘smears’ made against him. Trump continues to back his Supreme Court nominee. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises Kavanaugh will get an up-or-down vote by the Senate regardless of how the Judiciary Committee votes.
But the damage done by these accusations, even if false, will probably turn the Senate fence sitters against the nomination. The Democrats and his accusers have made Kavanaugh damaged goods. Despite his vow to stay the course, it would not surprise me one bit if Kavanaugh will withdraw his nomination.
If Kavanaugh is not confirmed by the Senate, Trump better pray that the Republicans retain control of the Senate in the midterm elections. If they don’t, Trump will be unable to seat a conservative Justice on the Supreme Court.
Kimmon Johnson says
Well, this is really profound.
Evan Lowe says
This is nonsense from top to bottom. GOP is well served to let this kabuki theater play out. Expose the leftists for the extremist lying slander merchants that they really are. The dems will have to choose to return to sanity and leave the freakshow behind, or alienate what sane democrats still exist. All this craziness also exposes that the democrats have no bench. There is no democrat candidate who can run against Trump in a national election.
Howie Katz says
“There is no democrat candidate who can run against Trump in a national election.” Hey Evan, stop smoking that stuff. Pot hasn’t been legalized in Texas yet the last time I checked.
Evan Lowe says
Name a credible democrat candidate for 2020. I will wait. I don’t even like Trump, but any democrat who can survive the democrat primary won’t stand up to any scrutiny in a national general election after the dems made complete fools of themselves for the entirety of trump’s first term.
When I read your synopsis on Kavanaugh I was curious if your were eating funny mushrooms in your back yard, or if you were just trolling to get clicks.
I wish to remain anonymous says
IMHO This charade is going to damage the democrats even further. Even here in liberal Austin most callers to the talk shows are livid over this nonsense now given not one person is backing their stories/lies.
Gary D says
Getting your sense of where the country is by listening to people who call up radio talk shows is the problem with most Republican candidates.
I wish to remain anonymous says
Go look at the comments on almost all forums eg yahoo etc., most people dont believe the accusers nor should they.
Trey Rusk says
Even liberal news outlets have disagreed with the New Yorker story.
Howie Katz says
Guys, I concur with most of what you say about the Democrats. But the problem in the Kavanaugh case is that in today’s internet world you can smear someone with completely false accusations and, yet. the smears will stick on the person being falsely smeared.
fat albert says
The smears only work to the extent that we allow them. If the Republicans in Washington have the slightest vestige of backbone left, they will ignore the media hyped slime-fest and go ahead and vote for Kavanaugh. At least have the vote. Then we can identify the quislings. If they won’t even vote, they are done.
Bob Walsh says
I still have modest hope that the Republicans, in the full senate if not the committee, will grow a spine. Remember, Clarence Thomas did not get a positive vote from the Judiciary Committee but still got the gig. This is clear, obvious, in-your-face political assassination. That does not mean it will be unsuccessful. If a couple of weak sister Republicans and the endangered Democraps in strong Trump states feel they have enough cover they may very well sink a very good man simply because they disagree with his politics, and the politics of the man who put his name forward. It is a damn shame. I still HOPE he will make it.
By the way, if I were Trump and this nomination fails, I would light a fire under Jeff Sessions ass to file charges against Bill and Hillary (especially Hillary) for their numerous and clear violations of federal law. Some people only understand force. If they kick you in the nuts, you need to kick them back, HARD.
Sort of correct. The first committee vote was tied 7-7. Thomas made his statement that accused the hearing of being a high tech lynching among other highlites and on the same day as the tie vote later voted 13-1 to forward his nomination to the full senate. He passed 52-48.
btw, Joe Biden and Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy voted in the affirmative to forward the nomination. 10 dems joined the 42 repubs in the final vote.
I believe honest folks can easily sort this crap out. When democrats tell you anybody can choose whatever gender they want to be but reject due process for 36 year old accusations of sexual assault we get this little dilemma:
How is a drunk college age girl at a party seeing a penis considered a crime when forcing adolescent girls to see the same in public restrooms tolerance?
Get a grip Howie. It’ll sort itself out. They lost an election. Two years ago. They have lost the conscious of the nation. Reality will be a hard taskmaster but it will triumph.