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The Left Responds to Kavanaugh Confirmation With Identity Politics

The Left Responds to Kavanaugh Confirmation With Identity Politics
In this handout photo provided by the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired) administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as his wife holds the Bible while joined by their daughters, in the Justices Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building on October 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Fred Schilling/Supreme Court of the United States via Getty Images)

Michael Dorstewitz By Monday, 08 October 2018 04:48 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

The Senate’s confirmation Saturday of Brett M. Kavanaugh as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 114th justice ignited a firestorm of criticism from Democrats and the left, all of whom ignored the principles of fundamental fairness and due process.

Before the ink had dried on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats pounced.

"Today is a profoundly heart-breaking day for women, girls and families across America," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

"This day is the saddest and angriest of my time in the Senate,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. "The Republicans have succeeded in confirming a dangerous and deeply flawed nominee only by breaking all the rules and norms. The damage done today will be enduring — to the United States Supreme Court and to our country."

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., referred directly to the uncorroborated assault claims lodged by Christine Blasey Ford in a statement she released, before she reached this conclusion:

“The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land,” she said. “His own partisan, evasive, dishonest, and aggressive testimony demonstrates that we cannot trust him to be a fair and unbiased jurist, she continued. “He is simply unfit. The Senate should have put partisanship aside and demanded better.”

But even worse that the politicians were the columnists, many of whom blasted Republican women for allegedly acting against their own best interests.

“For weeks, President Donald Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans and women like Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway have repeatedly sought new and inventive ways to defend the indefensible, moving heaven and earth to protect white privilege and patriarchy,” wrote Sophia A. Nelson for NBC News.

She also went after Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, for delivering a well-reasoned argument on the Senate floor, detailing why Kavanaugh was qualified to serve as an associate justice and why the assault claims failed to meet any standard of proof.

“[I]t is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy,” Collins concluded, in what may have been her finest moment.

In response, Nelson called the GOP “a party run by white men, for white men, with the tacit support of a certain kind of white woman.”

But that depiction of Republican female lawmakers was pablum when compared to the raw, red meat offered by Alexis Grenell in her New York Times opinion headlined “White Women, Come Get Your People.”

“These women are gender traitors, to borrow a term from the dystopian TV series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” she wrote. “They’ve made standing by the patriarchy a full-time job. The women who support them show up at the Capitol wearing ‘Women for Kavanaugh’ T-shirts, but also probably tell their daughters to put on less revealing clothes when they go out.”

Rather than offer an actual argument against Kavanaugh’s confirmation based on logic, reasoning, and evidence, Grenell used one of the left’s most divisive weapons — identity politics — to excoriate white women throughout her piece.

It’s us versus them, she argued, and those on her side are the righteous ones.

Kavanaugh’s critics all ignore that he is imminently qualified for his new position.

They ignore that not a single shred of verifiable evidence of wrongdoing was presented against him.

And they finally ignore something else, even more hypocritical.

While blasting Kavanaugh for vague, unsubstantiated claims of sexual abuse, congressional lawmakers’ own real, verifiable misconduct have been hidden from view.

Late last year, Congress reported that it paid $17.2 million in taxpayer funds to settle claims congressional staffers lodged against their bosses — many alleging sexual misconduct.

"The swamp is so corrupt, you know there's not much that's going to happen," David Horowitz, founder of The David Horowitz Freedom Center, told Newsmax TV. "Congress has spent $17 million, there are 280 abused women, women abused by sitting congressmen over the years.”

So far, the names of those lawmakers, who aren’t required to reimburse the taxpayers, have been kept under wraps.

Kavanaugh’s name, meanwhile, has been dragged through the mud by a nonstop character assassination over allegations that change from one telling to the next, wholly lack evidence, and were unreported for over 30 years.

It’s about politics: Had Kavanaugh been a pro-choice liberal in the image of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Democrats would have sung his praises.

But he’s not. He’s an originalist, who believes the Constitution means exactly what it says — nothing more, nothing less.

The final hypocrisy is that while the left claims to support women, the innocent victims in this mess are all female — Kavanaugh’s wife and daughters.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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The Senate’s confirmation Saturday of Brett M. Kavanaugh as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 114th justice ignited a firestorm of criticism from Democrats and the left, all of whom ignored the principles of fundamental fairness and due process.
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Monday, 08 October 2018 04:48 PM
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