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Debris From Hurricane Or Dems?. . . Foes Want To Prolong Foul Weather For Judge Kavanaugh

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Two major hurricanes scattered their damage along the East Coast as mid-September passed — Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Hurricane Christine in Washington, D.C.
The Atlantic coast weathered many vicious swirling storms over the years despite their destructive force. Damaging sexual allegations against Republican nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court don’t have so long a history, but perhaps have a greater potential to change the nation’s course.
Excitable Democratic Party meteorologists did their part to imitate a Weather Channel TV reporter in North Carolina. He heightened the drama on September 14 by appearing to stagger against monstrous winds at that moment even though two young men in the background casually strolled past without bracing their muscles at all.
Meanwhile, Dem politicians on Capitol Hill tried to flex their biceps against federal appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh before any depredations at all by him were shown.
Social-media users quickly posted videos mocking the weather reporter and media fakery by posing as though they, too, were under ferocious assaults by, say, garden hoses and air blowers or swimming-pool water up to their waists.
Like the uncertain landfall of a hurricane’s path, the erratic arrival of sex allegations in D.C. raised speculation as to how widespread the destruction would be. Both disturbances’ disruptions might be concluded in a matter of days, but residual wreckage still had to be assessed.
Arguments were made that Democrats would benefit in November’s elections because a powerful “women’s issue” had been raised against Kavanaugh, President Trump’s choice to fill the seat of retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
A different viewpoint contended that Republican voters were being energized to turn out in November by scandalous Democratic attempts to destroy Kavanaugh, even before the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings on September 4.
Some commentators including The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway and the Chicago Tribune’s John Kass added there was even the wider question of what’s good for the nation.
After the Kavanaugh hearings concluded with no serious damage to the judge despite politicians’ theatrics and screaming protesters, a leak occurred. Pro-abortion fanatic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) had learned of an accusation weeks earlier but hadn’t whispered a word of it — until perhaps Dems needed to try yet another tactic to hurt the Catholic Kavanaugh.
The name of Christine Blasey Ford wasn’t even known in the news on September 14, but by September 17 it was suggested by partisans that her incomplete, unsubstantiated accusation dating to about 36 years ago should be sufficient to prevent Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
When they both were teen-agers in the 1980s, she said, Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her at a party, even to the extent of making Ford fear for her life. Yet for decades after this, Ford never attempted to warn any authorities of such a dangerous alleged predator.
Only when Kavanaugh might in 2018 become another pro-life vote on the High Court did she contact a California congresswoman, Democrat Anna Eshoo — not a police agency or the White House — who reportedly passed on the accusation to Feinstein, who simply sat on it.
In 2017, extremist Feinstein memorably had chastised law professor Amy Coney Barrett that Catholic “dogma lives loudly within you” during the professor’s successful confirmation hearing for the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Feinstein distinguished herself during Kavanaugh’s hearings by being sadly confused over how many women died from illegal abortions in the U.S. before Roe v. Wade. She took a wildly improbable figure of the total number of abortions performed annually — between 200,000 to 1.2 million — and made it even wilder by saying these were the number of women’s abortion deaths.
With the entire U.S. female population at the time north or south of 100 million, Feinstein was calculating perhaps one percent of them regularly not merely having but dying from abortion, an incomprehensible figure.
The Senate Judiciary Committee had been scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on September 13, then Democrats shoved that back to September 20. But by the 17th, Dems were hoping to postpone the date as far as possible.
At first Ford wanted to be anonymous, then she wanted to tell her story, then she didn’t want to tell it until the FBI completed an investigation. As if someone of Kavanaugh’s stature had never been under serious official scrutiny before.
Each day brought a change. Delay and desperation were tactics for Ford and her attorney, both of them Democrat activists. Democrats hoped to stall the confirmation even perhaps through the November elections, when they dreamed that voting results could spell an end to the nomination.
The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled testimony by Kavanaugh and Ford on the accusation for September 24, but as this article was written the evening of September 19, the day before this hardcopy issue of The Wanderer went to press, Ford hadn’t confirmed she would agree to appear then.
The Wanderer asked northern California conservative commentator Barbara Simpson if she thought Democrats would benefit in November from this “women’s issue,” or whether Republicans would come out ahead because of wild Dems threatening the civil order and conservatism.
Simpson replied on September 19: “One can only hope that right-minded women will see through the vindictiveness of the Democrats in their handling of this issue, and their willingness to destroy a man because they don’t like his politics.
“Conservative voters who are disgusted with these evil tactics may well show their wrath on election day — that’s one of the reasons Donald Trump is president,” Simpson continued. “If those voters stay home or vote for the Democrats, then the sanity and safety of this nation will be lost for decades, if not forever.”
Democrats “are out of control and scream she must be believed,” Simpson said, even though there’s “no proof of wrongdoing. A comment on the SteynOnline site hit the nail on the head, calling it a ‘gauntlet of hate’.”
Asked which party he thought would benefit electorally in November, conservative GOP political consultant Constantin Querard told The Wanderer on September 19:
“The GOP has to fight for Kavanaugh and ought to do so, for so long as they believe him to be innocent of the accusations. To date, there is no verifiable reason not to believe him. So if they cave in the absence of real proof, they will look terrible and terribly weak to the country and they’ll be punished for it in November.”
As for Democrats’ determination to try to stop Kavanaugh, Querard said: “It is worth remembering that the left is going to all of this trouble because they are desperately afraid they won’t be able to kill babies anymore. It is grotesque and it is wrong and if Monday (September 24) has come and gone without Ford testifying under oath, it will be an enormous embarrassment for the left in this country.”
With Kavanaugh looming as the potential fifth justice who could overturn the Roe v. Wade mandate from 1973, even some dedicated conservatives seemed to have trouble realizing how fanatically dedicated Democrats remained to it.
After Phoenix radio host James T. Harris on July 11 cited support for newly nominated Kavanaugh spreading among moderates, first-term Cong. Andy Biggs (R., Ariz.) replied, “I don’t think he’s going to get borked” — a verb denoting a fierce, unfair attack on a Supreme Court nominee.
But opinion columnist Jon Gabriel noted on September 15 in Arizona’s largest daily, The Arizona Republic, that for decades Republicans have been “smeared as racist, sexist, this-ist and that-ist. By the time those attacks were rolled out against Trump, they had lost their moral impact. The donkey cried wolf too many times.”
Although Trump has been worthier of receiving such epithets, Gabriel added, “GOPers know that any generic conservative would be called the same, deservedly or not. And the unhinged reaction to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is just more proof.”
On September 18 national radio talk host Laura Ingraham despaired of many Republican politicians’ initial response to Ford’s accusation. Ingraham said they’re not the kind of warriors you’d want in a foxhole. “These Republican men are afraid of their own shadows,” even though Democrats were “strafing” Kavanaugh, she said.
This timidity will depress GOP voter turnout in November, Ingraham said. “If Republicans don’t fight, will you fight for them in the midterms?”
The following morning, Ingraham interviewed former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova, who said that if Republicans don’t get Kavanaugh confirmed, the party will lose its Senate majority in November due to dispirited voters.
However, national radio talkmeister Rush Limbaugh was encouraged by the results of a special election for the Texas Senate on September 18, when the Republican candidate comfortably won a seat for a district where the GOP hadn’t triumphed since the 19th century.
With their opposition to Kavanaugh, Limbaugh said, Democrats don’t realize how they’re revving up Republican voters.
And it always must be remembered that the prime cause motivating national Democrats is their fierce devotion to slaughtering many millions more defenseless preborn babies. It’s not whether the minimum wage should be $13 or $13.50, or whether military spending is a bit too high.
Republicans should always be on the offensive over such a clear-cut issue, and constantly shaming these Democrats as reprobates and soulless renegades, to take a bit of the shine off Dems’ unjustifiably highly inflated self-regard.
Commentator Sohrab Ahmari posted in the New York Post on September 19 to ask why GOP High Court nominations bring out the worst in the left, going back decades.
“The short answer is that liberals fear their major cultural victories of the past half-century are democratically illegitimate. Not a single one was won at the ballot box, going back to the Supreme Court’s 1965 Griswold decision, which recognized a constitutional right to contraceptives,” Ahmari said.
“From abortion to gay marriage, plus a host of less titillating issues, modern liberalism has lived by the court. And liberals fear their cause will die by the court,” he said.
In the Washington Examiner, columnist Noemie Emery offered this provisional lesson to GOP men being strafed. “From now on, all nominees ought to be female. Justice Amy Barrett has a ring to it.”

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