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… Read the rest
Brilliant ‘guerrilla’ strategy by the Democrats here. They know they don’t have the votes to stop the nomination, so they turn to asymmetrical warfare tactics. First, have activists disrupt the hearings. Second, use the hearings as a pretext to call for postponement. Third, use the refusal to postpone as proof the hearings are a charade. Worst case outcome for the Left is Grassley shows strength and courage and ignores them, but that’s no worse than the reality already. Best case scenario, Grassley buckles and any victory they have increases their standing. When defeat is certain, even a simple delay is often an improvement.
Republicans and Catholics have a lot to learn from the enemy. Study and learn from their tactics (just not their character).
We still have two months to the elections, and I’ll stick by my prediction from six months ago that Republicans lose 20 seats, but if they do lose >24, impeachment is now guaranteed in the House. (Thank God for the Senate). The impeachment will work in Trump’s favor through 2020, and if he keeps us out of neo-con wars and the economy does not collapse, he’ll win re-election and the GOP will retake the House.
P.S. I’m also willing to predict Manafort’s sentence is commuted after the mid-terms
Uncomfortable questions to share with your friends who claim to be Christian and simultaneously boast of being “Never Trumper” but never bothered declaring themselves “NeverObama”.
Imagine if a right-wing version of Robert Mueller, backed by a properly pro-Trump legal team, had sent former President Barack Obama the same sort of questions that Mueller allegedly delivered this week to President Trump. The special counsel might dress them up in legalese, innuendo, and with perjury-trap IEDs, thereby casting suspicion with the mere nature of the questions.
If so, the interrogatories might run like the following—