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The Attack on Brett Kavanaugh Has Nothing to Do With Him and Everything to Do With the Future of the Supreme Court

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At first blush, the New York Times hit on Brett Kavanaugh seems rather senseless. It covers the same ground that was covered by an intensive FBI investigation during the course of the confirmation hearing and it doesn’t find anything new or interesting. The one new factoid the article claims to find,

resulted it a major correction to the story

My colleague, Bonchie, has all the details in Here’s Just How Much Of A Dumpster Fire That New Kavanaugh Hit Piece Is.

What is significant here is that the writers of the piece are also the authors of the book upon which the piece is based. One has to wonder how the key piece of information, about the the alleged victim in the story having no recollection of the even ever happening, was omitted if one excludes maliciousness as a reason. (I also have questions about how “friends” pushed Kavnaugh’s penis into someones hand because that is an impressive act of penis steering.) And the same can be said of the New York Times recycling the debunked allegation:

And, even after the correction, the Washington Post’s E. J. Dionne, admittedly not the sharpest knife in any drawer, was still pushing it:

The costs of this approach were underscored this weekend by a New York Times report that offers new corroboration for charges by Deborah Ramirez that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when both were undergraduates at Yale. In denying the charge, Kavanaugh told the Senate that had it been true, the incident would have been “the talk of the campus.” Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly — drawing on their new book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation” — write tellingly: “Our reporting suggests that it was.”

More than that, they report on an entirely separate incident involving Kavanaugh that Max Stier, a classmate of Ramirez’s, brought to the attention of the Senate and the FBI at the time of the hearings. It involved, they write, “a different drunken dorm party” where, according to the allegation, Kavanaugh had a different inappropriate encounter with a female student. Stier is president of the thoroughly bipartisan and widely respected Partnership for Public Service. From my experience, he is the last person who would want to get into the middle of an ideological fight — unless his conscience required him to.

Being well aware of the aphorism about never attributing to malice what can be explained by stupidity, I think we are well beyond the realm of stupidity here and we should consider possible motives for the New York Times acting in this manner.

In my view, the New York Times has completed its travel from newspaper to an activist propaganda organ determined to set the narratives that will control US policy. Here is Andrew Sullivan discoursing on the infamous 1619 series relentlessly flogged by the New York Times. This is a series of essays, which will be coming to your kid’s classroom, which asserts against all evidence that the entire history of the United States is built upon slavery:

But the NYT chose a neo-Marxist rather than liberal path to make a very specific claim: that slavery is not one of many things that describe America’s founding and culture, it is the definitive one. Arguing that the “true founding” was the arrival of African slaves on the continent, period, is a bitter rebuke to the actual founders and Lincoln. America is not a messy, evolving, multicultural, religiously infused, Enlightenment-based, racist, liberating, wealth-generating kaleidoscope of a society. It’s white supremacy, which started in 1619, and that’s the key to understand all of it. America’s only virtue, in this telling, belongs to those who have attempted and still attempt to end this malign manifestation of white supremacy.

I don’t believe most African-Americans believe this, outside the elites. They’re much less doctrinaire than elite white leftists on a whole range of subjects. I don’t buy it either — alongside, I suspect, most immigrants, including most immigrants of color. Who would ever want to immigrate to such a vile and oppressive place? But it is extremely telling that this is not merely aired in the paper of record (as it should be), but that it is aggressively presented as objective reality. That’s propaganda, directed, as we now know, from the very top — and now being marched through the entire educational system to achieve a specific end. To present a truth as the truth is, in fact, a deception. And it is hard to trust a paper engaged in trying to deceive its readers in order for its radical reporters and weak editors to transform the world.

If we take this as a basis for analysis, then we have two clear motives.

First, everyone know Chief Justice John Roberts is a weak sister who lays awake at night worrying about what the New York Times and its fellow travelers think about the Supreme Court. If you look at Roberts’s recent voting history, he has clearly slipped to the left on issues where the editorial page of the New York Times had a strong point of view. For instance, he not only saved ObamaCare but he was the deciding vote in killing the ability of the Census to enumerate the number of US citizens. Reportedly, he literally changed his vote. Roberts’s concerns about the Supreme Court being a political branch really came to the forefront when President Trump criticized a decision imposing an injunction on his administration’s asylum policy as being from an “Obama judge.” Roberts immediately replied with this nonsense:

We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.

Clearly, the New York Times and he left are aiming at the very legitimacy of the court in this attack.

No moderately sane person believes that this bullsh** is going to result in the impeachment of a Supreme Court justice. But I do’t think that is the objective. In the upcoming session, the Supreme Court will hear critical cases on gun rights, on DACA, on religious freedom, on whether federal sex discrimination statutes extend to the sexual perversion or your choice rather than mere gender. Hammering Kavanaugh may make a weak and fearful Roberts vote the way the NYT editorial page wants so he can say, “even though we have a conservative majority, because one of our members has been accused of sexual misconduct and because we’re illegitimately appointed we’ll bend federal law and the constitution to show you that we’re actually very nice fellows.”

The second target is obviously the US Senate. Why? Because Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not in good health. She’s had three run-ins with cancer in addition to having already beaten all the actuarial tables. It is a safe bet that her health status is a lot more dicey than the official announcements let on. This opens the door to an ugly confirmation hearing in the midst of a presidential election. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski were very weak votes for Kavanaugh. They took a lot of abuse for their votes because they are weak and the progressives understood that they could be bullied, if not this time, then the next. The overwhelming favorite to replace Ginsburg is Seventh Circuit appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett. Her nomination represents an existential crisis for the left because a Catholic woman (“the dogma is loudly within you”) with seven children is not going to be able to plausibly say that she doesn’t have some strong opinions on Roe v. Wade, and all of her protestations that she will be bound by precedent are going to be viewed through the lens of Catholic-Mom-of-seven. While Collins and Murkowski might have been willing to rebuff the worst excesses of the #MeToo madness, whether they will want to go on record as the vote that overturned Roe is unclear.

So, I think we have to look beyond the superficiality of blaming media bias for this late and seemingly stupid hit on Kavanaugh. This isn’t a media hit, it is a propaganda campaign with Kavanaugh as its prop. It is designed to both influence the actions of the Chief Justice in regards to cases that the Supreme Court will hear and to fire a warning shot at some very weak Republican senators about what is expected of them should there be a new Supreme Court nomination to consider.

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DCCC polling shows voters think Democratic Party is too focused on impeachment

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Polling carried out last month by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) shows a majority of registered voters believe the Democratic Party is focused on impeachment, though only a small percentage of voters believe that is a priority. At the same time, moderate Democrats have told Speaker Pelosi they are not pleased with the party’s current focus and have warned that it could cost them in 2020:

“It’s very frustrating for me — someone coming from a district that was one of the districts that helped get us into the majority — having so much focus on things like impeachment or other issues that are divisive,” [Rep. Anthony] Brindisi said in an interview, adding that he’s been talking to fellow swing-district freshmen who have similar concerns with the fall agenda. “We should be focusing on the kitchen table issues.”

In the same meeting, another moderate in the room, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), pointed to alarming polling from the Democrats’ campaign arm, which showed that voters think the party is “prioritizing impeachment over other issues,” according to an internal summary obtained by POLITICO.

Rep. Murphy was referring to a DCCC poll conducted last month which found 54 percent of registered voters believe investigating Trump is the Democratic Party’s top priority in Congress, even though only 10 percent of voters believe that should be a priority:

Voters’ top tier priorities for Congress are healthcare costs (35%) and immigration (36%), followed by gun violence (21%), climate change (21%), and government corruption (20%). Just 10% said investigating Trump should be a top priority for Congress, but 54% said that they believe it’s the top priority of Democrats in Congress. Roughly one-third said gun violence (33%) and health care costs (27%) are top priorities of congressional Democrats.

Here’s a graphic produced by the DCCC. Notice that the boxes below the bar graph separate out Democratic voters. Those voters say their #1 and #2 priorities are healthcare and a tie between climate change and guns. But in the second column, it appears it is undecided voters who see investigating Trump as the party’s top priority.

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In other words, the voters the Democratic Party still needs to persuade are the ones most convinced the party has its priorities out of whack. Last week, moderate Rep. Max Rose wrote an op-ed warning that Democrats were making a mistake:

…there’s far too much work left to be done and we are in danger of losing the trust of the American people if we choose partisan warfare over improving the lives of hardworking families. I made a promise to my constituents to focus on making their lives better, and I won’t break it.

…pursuing a partisan impeachment process won’t address any of those serious issues. The truth is impeachment will only tear our country further apart and we will see no progress on the enormous challenges we face as a nation. Impeachment will not fix our roads and bridges or lower the costs of drugs. Impeachment will not keep our kids safe from gun violence or end the opioid epidemic. Impeachment will not improve the lives of the hardworking Staten Islanders and South Brooklynites that I fight for every day.

But it’s clear that most House Democrats aren’t listening to Rep. Rose or the DCCC polling. Here’s hoping AOC and Jerry Nadler keep driving the entire party into a ditch.

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New Book Reveals Christine Blasey Ford’s Witness Was Threatened Into Cooperation

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Christine Blasey Ford listens to her attorney Michael Bromwich as she testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

I touched on this earlier in a previous article, but I think this deserves to be talked about in its own piece.

Leland Keyser was one of the figures closely associated with Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who Ford labeled as a witness to her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party long ago. Keyser initially was hesitant to give any real answer, but in the end, could not corroborate Ford’s claim against Kavanaugh.

(READ: New Book Reveals Christine Blasey Ford’s Witness Had No Confidence In Her Story And The Media Has Gone Silent)

However, as the new book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” shows us, Keyser’s witness account was brought about under less than virtuous means. A single line in the book stands out.

“I was told behind the scenes that certain things could be spread about me if I didn’t comply,” Keyser told the authors.

The book moves on from there with the book’s authors declaring that despite Keyser’s inability to back up Ford’s claim despite being a supposed key witness, their gut feeling is still that Ford is telling the truth.

And that’s it. A single line that reveals a bombshell of a factoid that doesn’t get much discussion after that.

The fact is that Keyser was threatened to cooperate from those supporting Blasey Ford seems to just skate right by everyone, including the media. As of this writing, it’s mostly right-leaning news outlets that are reporting this.

Keyser’s inability to back up Ford’s claims have indeed seemed to damage her life. Her son even started a GoFundMe to help alleviate some of the damage done to her Keyser’s personal life and states that the entire debacle put both a financial and emotional strain on his mother according to the Daily Wire:

According to Alex Beckel, the son of Mrs. Keyser and her ex-husband, former Fox News personality and ardent Democrat Bob Beckel, Keyser was pressured by Blasey Ford allies to lie during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings about the incident.

“Nearly a year after Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, most have moved on. But for one of the key players in that fight, Leland Keyser, the struggle continues,” a GoFundMe account set up for Mrs. Keyser by her son reads.

“Despite her lifelong friendship with Christine Blasey Ford and her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Keyser resisted immense personal pressure and courageously came forward with the truth, putting everything in her life at risk,” the GoFundMe post continues. “As a result, she faces great personal hardship. The harsh glare of the public eye has taken a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll on her.”

“Leland stood up and did what was right when she had everything to lose and nothing to gain,” the post added.

That Ford’s people threatened her should be mainstream news. It should not only cast Ford’s testimony even further into the garbage heap, but it should put the entire case against Kavanaugh under suspicion. It should make the Ford team look like villains in the public eye.

Here it is. The real bad guys exposed. Here’s how far Democrats are willing to go in order to make sure they maintain power. They’ll destroy the lives of innocents and call it collateral damage, all in their quest to destroy the life of another innocent person. Facts mean nothing and threats are on the table.

It should outrage the world that this happened. This should be a damning black mark on the media that they would focus on an easily debunked story about another false witness over highlighting something as appalling as an innocent being threatened to lie about something that never happened in order to stop a Republican from appointing a Supreme Court Justice.

 

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Trump Gets to the Heart of Why Dems Continue to Target Kavanaugh, Urges the SCOTUS Justice to Sue for Libel

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President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The coordinated mainstream media/Democratic party smear attempts at getting then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh disqualified from consideration for the Supreme Court failed in a big way last year. But even though the left lost that battle, they made clear that the fight against a potential vote against Roe v. Wade was not over.

Back in May, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) – who was a presidential candidate at the time, made clear that “action” should be taken against Justices Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch in the event they voted to overturn the 1973 abortion ruling. Here’s what she said at the time:

“That is the law of the land, and I think both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh lied to the Judiciary Committee when they said they would uphold precedent. And if they then go back on this — this statement they made during their confirmation hearings — I think we should look towards what we will do to address it, because we need far more oversight and accountability over these Supreme Court Justices, and if they lied in their hearings, then we should take action.”

In a nutshell, Gillibrand was advocating the impeachment of either or both of the Justices if they struck down the left’s most precious of all SCOTUS rulings. It was a clear attempt at intimidating the Justices to vote a certain way or else. That idea is not off the table just because she’s dropped out of the presidential race.

Around the same time Gillibrand was making this argument in May, other presidential candidates who are still in the race as of this writing like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA), Kamala Haris (CA), former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg advocated for expanding the Supreme Court as a way of nullifying the votes of Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.

The messages these former and current Democratic presidential candidates were sending to Kavanaugh and Gorsuch was clear: You better not rock the boat at the Supreme Court on our signature issues, or you’ll be sorry.

The left’s/media’s latest attempt at a smear came courtesy of the New York Times over the weekend in a clear hit piece designed to make an old, discredited sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh become new and relevant again. In response to the story, the Usual Democratic Suspects lined up to call for an investigation and his impeachment.

Unfortunately for them, the New York Times had to issue an embarrassing correction to the story – namely that Deborah Ramirez, the woman who was allegedly assaulted by Kavanaugh – reportedly does not recall the alleged incident.

President Trump responded to the Times’ reporting on Sunday by suggesting Kavanaugh start suing for libel:

While it’s highly unlikely for a variety of reasons that Kavanaugh will take such advice, the bigger point Trump was getting at in his tweets is that Democrats in Washington, DC and those who work for national news outlets under the guise of objectivity are using bogus stories like this one in order to try to influence Kavanaugh into voting their way on future high profile cases in hopes that they’ll finally leave him alone.

Democrats and the mainstream media alike know that their loudly-voiced hypocritical complaints about the politicization of the Supreme Court have likely influenced Chief Justice John Roberts to vote with the court’s liberal Justices, so why not try it on Kavanaugh, too?

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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No Apology? Hollywood Suddenly Goes Quiet On Kavanaugh After the NYT Hit Piece Was Debunked

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The moment, and I mean the moment, the New York Times even remotely insinuated that a new witness had popped up to corroborate the story of Deborah Ramirez that Brett Kavanaugh exposed his Kavanaughty to her at a party, Hollywood’s elite squad of activists began calling for his removal from the Supreme Court.

Everyone from the usual suspects like Debra Messing and Rosie O’Donnell, to John Leguizamo and Jeffrey Wright were calling for Kavanaugh’s resignation or ousting from the court.

As my colleague Bonchie detailed, the hit piece made by the New York Times was all partisan nonsense with the “witness” who saw Kavanaugh expose himself being a Clinton defense attorney. The NYT conveniently left that out in the telling of their story. What’s more, the female Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted hasn’t come forward with the story and her own friend say that she doesn’t even recall the incident.

Quicksand is sturdier than these claims.

But that matters little. What matters is that we have a Supreme Court justice that tips the scales on the Supreme Court to the right and, horror of horrors, he was appointed by President Donald Trump. As such, we now have every prog in the nation holding aloft their moral compass and expressing outrage that Kavanaugh is where he is.

This includes Hollywood, who couldn’t wait to voice their outrage and call for Kavanaugh’s removal from the Supreme Court.

Now that this story has been thoroughly debunked, however, perhaps we can now expect to see Hollywood apologize for jumping to conclusions and further damaging the already demolished reputation of a good and innocent man?

Not according to their Twitter feeds.

Reiner, despite people correcting the story in his mentions, has conveniently switched topics to Trump being a liar who may take us to war with Iran.

Messing, after retweeting fellow actors and tweets calling Kavanaugh and Trump rapists, has gone strangely quiet. Wright is following much of the same route as Reiner, with a sudden shift into how horrible Trump is.

O’Donnell has continued to attack Kavanaugh as if nothing has changed.

Hollywood attacked an innocent man over something he never did, and walking it back or apologizing either hasn’t occurred to them or they flat out refuse to do it. I would like to say that perhaps they just haven’t seen the news yet, but again, the corrections have appeared in their own mentions from Twitter users who have read up on the story.

They know the updates, and they haven’t acted.

For some reason, Hollywood takes itself very seriously when it comes to activism and wants us to take them seriously as well. The problem is that it’s hard to take the glitterati seriously when their aims are less than virtuous, and as I wrote earlier on Monday, attacking Kavanaugh after everything points to the fact that he’s likely the most virtuous guy in any given room he steps into doesn’t make you one of the good guys.

(Read: If You Believe The Accusations About Brett Kavanaugh And Cheer Attacks On Him, You’re Not The Good Guy)

If they have any integrity, they’ll apologize, but I’m not holding my breath.

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New Book Reveals Christine Blasey Ford’s Witness Had No Confidence In Her Story and the Media Has Gone Silent

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Christine Blasey Ford listens to her attorney Michael Bromwich as she testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

The media sure did spend an inordinate amount of time focusing on a New York Time story that claims a witness to confirm a story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh exposing himself at a party during college, but conveniently left out that the “witness” was a Clinton attorney and the woman whom Kavanaugh sexually harassed doesn’t even recall the incident.

But what is also being conveniently not discussed much is the fact that one of the witnesses of Kavanaugh’s most popular accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has zero confidence in her story.

According to Mollie Hemmingway at The Federalist, a new book investigating the Kavanaugh debacle revealed that Ford’s lifelong friend Leland Keyser thought the story was false from the get-go as they both attended the same party where Kavanaugh had allegedly attacked her. Regardless, the authors considered her statement true:

Buried at the end of their new book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” reporters Robin Pogebrin and Kate Kelly quietly admit that Christine Blasey Ford’s lifelong friend Leland Keyser did not believe her friend’s tale of a sexual assault at a party they both supposedly attended. Keyser was named by Ford as a witness, one of four who denied any knowledge of the event in question.

The book offers no evidence in support of the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford, but, they write, their “gut reaction” was that her allegations “rang true.”

Their “gut” instinct was based on the fact that Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh grew up in the same rough area and she had dated one of his friends. Further, Leland Keyser had gone out on a date — maybe even two dates, they’re not sure — with a friend of Kavanaugh’s. “None of that means that Ford was, in fact, assaulted by Kavanaugh,” they write, “But it does mean that she has a baseline level of credibility as an accuser.” It is unclear what they mean.

Keyser was one of the four witnesses who Ford said could back up her claim and was subsequently one of the four witnesses who could do no such thing. What’s more, Keyser was threatened with her own reputation being tarnished if she didn’t help out according to Hemmingway’s report:

“I was told behind the scenes that certain things could be spread about me if I didn’t comply,” Keyser told the reporters, a stunning admission of the pressure to which she was subjected to by Blasey Ford’s allies.

Oddly enough, very little of this is being discussed, and what’s worse, the authors of the book seem to take all of this information into account and still come out with Ford’s testimony being somewhere between fact and gospel. Their “gut” tells them Ford is being truthful, and if their feelings are saying that Ford is being honest, then facts be damned.

Who cares if Keyser was threatened? Believe women. Not Keyser, but yeah, believe women.

That this isn’t being plastered on every working television screen and headlining articles from mainstream sources is one more testament to the fact that the media is about as trustworthy as a nail made out of a wet noodle. The mainstream media should be not only reporting this in detail but apologizing to Brett Kavanaugh and removing the dark cloud they’ve cast over his head.

But the collapse of an innocent man’s reputation means nothing in the name of politics, I guess.

 

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New York Times Corrects its Kavanaugh Hit Piece and Exposes the Orchestrated Hit By the Democrats and Media

 

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Ironically, as the press ignores a lack of proof, there is ample evidence of Dem/Media collusion today

Sunday the news nets and social media were all aflame with the “news” of breaking Brett Kavanaugh information. The New York Times released excerpts from an upcoming book written by its reporters on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation affair, and it was a napalm blast that ignited a firestorm of conjecture. It was also completely unfounded, but unfounded speculation has never stopped the media before, and this latest is just an example of ongoing media malpractice.

The new revelation was that a former classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale recalled seeing a rather graphic episode involving forcing the genitalia of Kavanaugh on an unsuspecting and unwilling female victim. There were a number of issues with this revelation, beginning with the fact that it took decades to arrive. Additionally this charge was not lodged by the woman in question, but by a man who claims to have seen the incident, Max Stier. That Stier worked as a lawyer in the Bill Clinton impeachment process is a side note; that he has never said anything about this incident in the past few decades is notable.

The first sign of trouble for the New York Times was pulling down its tweet Saturday night about the penis-thrusting incident.

This of course did little to stem the wave of outrage from our thought leaders. The amazing thing to watch was how many in the press were insisting this was a new revelation, and it somehow cast ALL of the prior speculation into a new light, when instead it was a charge against Kavanaugh that was as baseless as any of the others that have been tossed aside due to lack of evidence. Somehow a claim from a Clinton operative, not the victim, that was never previously reported is now being held as “proof” by journalists. Those are some loosely held ethics.

Then, as the press was in loud concert in declaring “credible” new evidence has been revealed, the Times relied on its now-common practice — the Quiet Correction. All of a sudden, in the middle of all of the tumult, a small detail was revealed by The Paper of Record regarding this new and blazingly significant revelation in its upcoming book: the supposed victim of the Kavanaugh sex crime has no recollection of this event.

Consider the significance of what has taken place now. This means we have the New York Times promoting items from its own book as revelatory and potentially scandalous, that have been completely disproven — by items inside of the very same book. The Times knew this was the case, and yet it pumped out the allegation, allowed the mainstream media to bleat and screech over this, and then subtly corrects itself with a “by the way”-level correction that it had been in possession of the entire time.

And many in the press have gone on screaming about cover-up of the Kavanaugh details, and how the administration has forced through a “guilty” Supreme Court nominee. To further illustrate the coordination look through this list of Democrat politicians and media players who have all come out with a tellingly similar read on the hearing and investigation into the Kavanaugh charges.

Note how many have jumped on board with calling the FBI investigation into the accusers here was all a “Sham”: Sen. Mazie HironoSen. Amy KlobucharHarry Reid’s COS Adam JentlesonRobert Reich — as well as a number of journalists and reporters, and even an actress. All echo the same “sham” messaging.

There is something even more revealing. Note that all of these vaunted names who are energetically lambasting the Federal Bureau of Investigations are in fact violating one of their own previous coordinated outrages. Recall that it was not too long ago the thought of President Trump being critical of the FBI was an affront to our very democracy?

Ah, those shifting moral standards on the left. Who would dare think that their current outrage would be in direct opposition to their past outrages?! Well…anyone who is paying attention.

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Beto O’Rourke Lashes Out After Mayor Pete Adds His Name to Chorus of Dems Criticizing His Gun Grabbing Plan

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Beto O’Rourke has been on a mission since the El Paso mass shooting to convince the American people that his gun confiscation plan is the only way to stop mass shootings.

He amplified his position during last week’s Democratic debate when he said “Hell yes” in response to ABC News debate moderator David Muir’s question about whether or not he was going to take away people’s guns:

MUIR: Some of the stage have suggested a voluntary buy-back for guns in this country. You have gone further. You said, quote, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government, all of them. You know that critics call this confiscation. Are you proposing taking away their guns and how would this work?

BETO O’ROURKE: I am, if it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high impact, high velocity, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was designed to do that so you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers. When we see that being used against children and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15 and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa, there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time. Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.

Since the debate, a growing number of Democrats have criticized O’Rourke’s remarks, suggesting that 1) it’s not doable and 2) they will hurt Democrats for years to come.

Sen. Chris Coons (DE) is one of several Democrats speaking out against O’Rourke’s debate comments. South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, also a presidential candidate, is another:

Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and agreed with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., saying the clip of the former O’Rourke’s statement about AR-15s and AK-47s “will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying Democrats are coming for your guns.”

Buttigieg said, “Look, right now we have an amazing moment on our hands. We have agreement among the American people not just for universal backgrounds checks, but we have a majority in favor of red-flag laws, high-capacity magazines, banning the new sale of assault weapons. This is a golden moment to finally do something.”

Buttigieg went on to say, “When even this president and even [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell are at least are pretending to be open to reforms, we know that we have a moment on our hand. Let’s make the most of it and get these things done.”

Watch:

Here’s how O’Rourke responded:

The general consensus I get from moderate liberal commentators and even the Democrats who have criticized Beto’s plan and remarks is that what happened in his hometown of El Paso last month is motivating him to take action and be bold, and that his plan and remarks come from a place of emotion and frustration.

That’s precisely why he belongs nowhere near the White House. Because no matter how passionate, emotional, and personal an issue may be to a candidate, an unconstitutional plan is still unconstitutional.

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If You Believe the Accusations About Brett Kavanaugh and Cheer Attacks On Him, You’re Not the Good Guy

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President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh back in the crosshairs of the Democratic party, you once again have concerned crusaders against rape and sexual assault charing to the front in some glorified attempt to restore our society to goodness and reinforce the protection of women.

And those that truly think they’re doing good here are playing themselves. In fact, they’re not the good guys, they’re the bad guys. What’s more, I think too many of them know it and put on the show under the full realization that what they’re doing is dishonest and downright evil, but pardon it in the name of politics.

Let’s go over some facts.

I think at this point it’s safe to say Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh never raped anyone, nor did he facilitate rape, nor did he do anything lewd during his high school days. In fact, judging by his character witnesses, his own testimony, and a literal calendar he kept of his every day, he was a model youth.

To this day, every accuser that has come forth has had absolutely nothing in the way of proof to show for it, and even the people who they say can back up their claim have said they have zero idea as to what the accuser is talking about.

Even the most popular accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was found to be pretty fraudulent after her own lawyer admitted that her quest to have Kavanaugh denied his seat on the Supreme Court was about fighting for abortion. Ford’s own father seems to disbelieve his daughter as he was seen telling Kavanaugh’s father that he’s glad his son got to the Supreme Court.

It was a circus that tore Kavanaugh and this nation apart. The underhanded actions of the Democratic party haunted them well into the 2018 elections and will continue to haunt them into 2020. While Kavanaugh reached the Supreme Court, his life and the life of his family has been damaged forever. Like fellow Justice Clarence Thomas, these accusations will follow him around all his life.

As we can see, the mainstream media has zero problems reawakening these accusations as the New York Times recently demonstrated. The accusation by one Deborah Ramirez was reawakened, which claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself near her face at a party. No one can corroborate the story, and wouldn’t you know it? It took Democrat attorneys to remind her that it was Kavanaugh after all these decades!

But the NYT published an article about a book surrounding Kavanaugh that states it found a witness that did see Kavanaugh do lewd things and published the article, reigniting a firestorm and giving the 2020 candidates another reason to make headlines by calling for his resignation.

Only it wasn’t real, and to everyone’s complete shock and surprise, the NYT didn’t publish the full context of the tale which states that this “witness” refused to be interviewed and whose friends confirm that she doesn’t even remember it happening.

Suddenly, the story dried up and mainstream outlets are now relatively quiet about it.

But people aren’t. For the populace, this little factoid isn’t paid much attention to. The fact that the press is quietly slinking away from the story is lost on those who now have solid proof that Kavanaugh is the monster they knew he was all along. The damage is done.

Twitter has been on fire with Kavanaugh talk, with many people getting on their soapboxes and showing us that their moral compass is currently pointed due north while we’re told everyone else supports rape culture. It’s been in my own mentions.

I want to make it clear to these people. You’re not the good guy, and everything that I listed above is the reason why. In fact, you’re the villain in this story.

Remember firstly that the motivations behind the attacks on Kavanaugh were political. The left wanted to protect abortion and the Supreme Court, which is now tilted right after Kavanaugh’s confirmation. What’s more, it’s a Justice that was appointed by President Donald Trump which makes it sting all the more.

Furthermore, all the accusations against Kavanaugh have all the substance and weight of shadows. Every accusation has come up empty in terms of evidence and witnesses. In fact, every witness who knew Kavanaugh completely demolished these claims, and even witnesses called on by accusers seem to lend to Kavanaugh’s goodness.

The man is innocent.

If you’re still pushing the idea that he’s a rapist, then you’re doing so in spite of the evidence. You’re not standing bravely in the way of “rape culture,” you’re just one more member of the mob conducting a witch hunt. You’re not helping women who face sexual assault, you’re making their claims seem less weighty. You’re not standing up for justice, you’re promoting social death by the court of public opinion where lack of evidence doesn’t mean a thing.

I pray that you or your loved ones never wind up in a situation where a false accusation causes so much upheaval in your lives that you never come back from it. However, if you support the figurative crucifixion of an innocent man because his politics differ from yours then you’re making that scenario all the more likely.

No matter what you say or do, you won’t be able to stop it. No matter what evidence you put forth, it won’t mean a thing. You’ve been deemed guilty and so you are.

And should that day come, you can reflect back to when you yourself cheering on as it happened to someone else.

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Here’s Just How Much of a Dumpster Fire That New Kavanaugh Hit Piece Is

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As you’ve probably heard over the weekend, The New York Times covered itself in glory and released excerpts from a supposed well-researched book focused on destroying Brett Kavanaugh. The “revelations” have led to major Democrats rushing to social media to proclaim the current Supreme Court Justice should be impeached. On what grounds? There are none, but they just know it should be done.

The problem is that this hit piece is a dumpster fire of terrible journalism and partisan garbage.

First, The New York Times put this tweet out, embarrassing themselves and later having to delete it.

But the issues go beyond badly worded tweets for the media and Democrats pushing this.

The main “witness” of this new allegation is a man named Max Stier. The hit piece itself offers no background about who Stier is, and once you find out, it’s obvious why.

We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. Ramirez’s allegation. A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly. We corroborated the story with two officials who have communicated with Mr. Stier; the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say she does not recall the episode.

So who is Stier? He just happens to be Bill Clinton’s former lawyer, who defended him from accusations of sexual misconduct in the Paula Jones case.

The idea that Stier is a reliable, unbiased source is laughable. Yet, the media are running with his accusation without even disclosing who he is. It’s extremely relevant that he has direct ties to the Clintons and that he’s ensconced in Democratic party politics. This would be like Trump’s personal lawyer coming out and saying he saw Joe Biden sexually assault someone. Anyone think the media wouldn’t question his motive and story? Of course they would.

Mollie Hemingway, who wrote a best selling book on the Kavanaugh attacks, takes this apart in a new piece at The Federalist.

The reporters, who describe Democrats in glowing terms and Republicans otherwise, say that Stier is a “respected thought leader” in the defense of the federal bureaucracy. They don’t mention his history of working for the Clintons.

Remember when Kavanaugh said the allegations against him were revenge on behalf of the Clintons? This was likely the allegation he was citing. It was actually known about at the time by Kavanaugh and the Congressional committee investigating. In the end, it was not pursued.

But if that’s all there was, perhaps you could brush it aside. Being partisan doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lying right?

Well, it actually gets much, much worse for the Times.

As for the victim? They say she “has refused to discuss the incident, though several of her friends said she does not recall it.”

To repeat: Several of her friends said she does not recall it.

So to summarize, the only new claim in the new book is that a Democratic attorney told two senators that he saw an incident where a third party allegedly did something to Kavanaugh and the young woman. In their book, the authors are upset that this claim didn’t lead to a massive FBI investigation, although they don’t explain why they think it should have.

Pogebrin and Kelly left the victim’s denial out of their New York Times story. It is unclear why the reporters and editors allowed the story to be published without this salient fact that they conceded, albeit briefly, in their own book.

The supposed victim herself hasn’t gone on record to confirm this happened. Her friends say she doesn’t even recall the incident. In short, what we have here is a highly partisan actor in Stier making a claim which holds up to no scrutiny at all.

Despite all that, The New York Times published a piece from a biased, unreliable book which left out key details, including who Stier was and the position of the actual alleged victim, who appears to have not been a victim at all.

Let’s get a hand clap for journalism.

Let the clean up begin.

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