by Carol Rushton
Remember the good old days, when Bill Clinton was in the oval office and a president sexually attacking and harassing women was dismissed by Democrats as “just sex”?
The multiple sex charges against Bill Clinton by Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Monica Lewinsky, and others (in the case of Broaddrick, she accused Clinton of brutally raping her twice) didn’t bother the Democrats or liberal media outlets one bit. Clinton’s accusers were dismissed and discredited as liars and psychos. Even after the affair with Lewinsky became public, Democrats insisted that a president of the United States rolling around on the floor of the oval office with someone other than his wife did not affect his job performance so it was no big deal.
Consider the affairs and mistresses of FDR, JFK, Robert Kennedy, LBJ, Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton. According to Democrats, these men were all so great, what harm is there in having some fun once in a while and letting off a little steam? After all, boys will be boys.
The latest Democrat to become involved in a similar scandal is Keith Ellison, a divorced Muslim congressman from Minnesota and deputy chair of the Democrat Party. Ellison is facing domestic abuse charges by his ex-girlfriend – and she has pictures. The response from Democrats? One big, collective-progressive yawn.
It has been hard to watch the hypocrisy of the left in their accusations against President Trump as they have charged him with sexual scandal after sexual scandal after sexual scandal, viscously attacking him for immoral acts the president vigorously denies, the same immoral acts that the Democrats have condoned by their own party members time after time. The same Democrats who loudly protested Clinton’s numerous peccadillos as “it’s just sex” now passionately proclaim their new-found righteous indignation when porn stars and prostitutes allege numerous trysts with our current president. Hardly a day goes by that some new charge against President Trump, usually of a sexual nature, is blazoned on websites across the political spectrum.
Isn’t it remarkable that in the last 20 years, the Democrats and liberal media have become very concerned about moral issues? At least where Republicans are concerned.
Not content to try to destroy the president, his marriage, and his family, Democrats have now turned their sights to Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. At the eleventh hour, they have revealed a charge of sexual harassment from at least 35 years ago when Kavanaugh, and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, were in high school. Democrats who refused to consider seriously the women who related sexual affairs or attacks by Bill Clinton have no problem believing Ford and tarring Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh has already been vetted by the FBI six times because of his past positions in government service, including as senior associate counsel to President George W. Bush. When the FBI investigates you for a position in the federal government, you have to provide the agency with every address at which you have ever lived, every school you ever attended, every job you have ever held, names of family members, friends, acquaintances, teachers, classmates, employers, etc. You have to fill out pages and pages of documents, enough to give the old phone books a run for their money. The rigorous investigation a person has to endure to serve in the federal government is enough to deter most people from serving in public office. It’s inconceivable that an incident like this could have happened sometime in Kavanaugh’s past and the FBI not discover it.
How far back in someone’s past is the FBI supposed to investigate to find criminal behavior? Elementary school? Kindergarten? Preschool? The womb?
Christine Ford’s lack of recall of important details of the incident is very troubling. She can’t recall the time or place or specific details about the incident. She has also changed her story over time. She told a therapist some years ago about a sexual attack but there were four boys she recalled at that time. She never mentioned names. Now she says there were two, and Brett Kavanaugh was one of them. The other man she names, Mark Judge, says he has no recollection of the incident at all.
Kavanaugh says the incident never happened and is willing to testify in an open hearing before Congress. Not Ford. She and her lawyer are insisting the FBI conduct a full investigation into an incident that happened 35 years ago BEFORE she testifies. Debra Katz, Ford’s extremely leftist lawyer, says Ford should not have to testify in front of Congress so soon. Not so fast, her defense team demurs. What’s the hurry? We’ve just come out with this charge after only 35 years. Our client should have more time to prepare for a hearing, and under certain conditions. After all, since Ford is the victim, she gets to set the terms.
First of all, it is absolutely ludicrous to expect the FBI to investigate a 35-year-plus incident when the accuser can only give a vague narrative of what happened and cannot provide essential details necessary to the case. How in the world can the FBI determine what actually happened when the alleged victim bringing the charge can’t remember important details? What evidence proving Ford’s charges against Kavanaugh could possibly be presented after all this time? On these two counts alone, the FBI has been wise to reject Ford’s and the Democrats’ pleas.
Secondly, if Ford is telling the truth, wouldn’t she welcome the opportunity to present her case before Congress as soon as possible and not take any chances that a sexual predator would soon be serving on the country’s highest court?
Kavanaugh should have the right to face his accuser and have the chance to publicly defend himself. The fact that Ford wants to charge someone with sexually attacking them after 35 years but then coyly refuse to appear in public to present evidence and facts supporting that charge undermines her believability and credibility as the alleged victim. The over 100 women who have known and worked with Kavanaugh through the years and who have publicly signed letters supporting him publicly should also be taken into consideration.
Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is right in refusing to buckle to Ford’s and her lawyers’ ludicrous demands to drag this out for who knows how long. He correctly recognizes this as an attempt to sabotage Kavanaugh’s appointment and nothing more. It is Grassley, Kavanaugh, and the Republicans who are being bullied by Ford and her defense team, not the other way around.
Thirdly, President Trump added Kavanaugh to his list of possible Supreme Court nominees in 2017. If Ford was so concerned about him being on the Supreme Court, as she claims, why didn’t she say something then? Why did she wait until now? Why didn’t she say something before Kavanaugh was appointed to DC Court of Appeals by Bush in 2006? Bush nominated him in 2003. Ford had three years to bring up a sexual assault charge before he ascended to the appeals’ bench and 12 years since that time. Why did she keep silent?
Last of all, one of the main principles in our country is that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. This is to guard against mob rule and vigilantes. It is to protect innocent people from being punished unjustly based on emotion and not facts and evidence. It is to prevent an overbearing, tyrannical government from throwing innocent people in prison without a trial. The Democrats are trying to eradicate hundreds of years of one of the main pillars of Western civilization. It is one of the precepts that separate us from barbaric regimes like China, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran.
Ford cries that she shouldn’t have to remember certain facts and details about the attack. “I’ve been trying to forget this all my life and now I’m supposed to remember every little detail,” Ford whined.
A sexual attack is a deeply traumatizing experience for a woman. The details are seared in her memory forever. You never forget what happened. You never forget the details. You can’t. I know, because I was sexually molested when I was 16.
I remember when it happened, where it happened, how it happened, the circumstances surrounding the incident, and every horrifying detail to this very day. I remember what happened before and what happened afterward. I can never forget it, even though it happened decades ago. Woman after woman who has called in to conservative talk shows over the past week who have been raped or sexually attacked corroborate what I have said. They also can never forget.
Ford’s not remembering the details ring hollow. The witnesses she claims were there at the party where the sexual attack occurred do not back her account. They claim it didn’t happen, further undermining Ford’s story. At this point, it is hard to ascribe to her any credibility at all. We also have to consider Ford’s political leanings, which are very liberal. Kavanaugh’s mother was the presiding judge that resulted in Ford’s parents losing their home in a foreclosure suit. These facts certainly could be two powerful motives for wanting to derail Kavanuagh’s nomination.
The second accuser who – surprise! – has her own story to tell about a sexual attack by Kavanaugh is not any more credible than Ford. Deborah Ramirez admits to be being drunk at the party where she alleges the incident with Kavanaugh took place. A woman who claims she was Ramirez’s best friend for years says Ramirez never once mentioned this story to her.
Since the Democrats don’t have the votes to deny Kavanaugh from being appointed, they are willing to crush him and his family to sabotage his nomination, no matter who it hurts in the process. To try to deliberately destroy someone, whether it is our president, Judge Kavanaugh, or anyone else simply because you disagree with them politically is absolutely despicable.
If you’re going to bring a charge about something that happened 30-40 years ago, you better have facts and very good ones to support your case if you expect people to believe you. The reason people tend to believe the accusers in the cases of Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, and Bill Cosby is the preponderance of the numbers of women who have come forward and the similar circumstances of the incidents among the scores of the victims involved. It’s hard to dismiss 30 to 40 women who tell pretty much the same story in each case.
Do not be fooled. The Democrats will produce as many women as they have to in order to ensure Brett Kavanaugh will never serve on the Supreme Court.