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Tough Attacks On Kavanaugh Show . . . Catholics Still Get Slimed If They Don’t Toe The Line

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By DEXTER DUGGAN

Amid the conflicting claims made in the battle over confirming Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a Catholic, to the Supreme Court, the fact stood out, and will continue to do so, that U.S. Catholics still can be dragged through the slime like criminals when they’re not on the politically favored side.
For young girls to have to think their father was a serial rapist and drunkard, or part of a rape gang, is the price to be paid when upstart Catholics must be throttled into remembering how little they’ve advanced in the U.S. since the Irish-immigrant days if they don’t toe the line.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders pointed out that leading liberal Democrat senators turned the traditional American presumption of innocence on its head by saying Kavanaugh needed to disprove the serious last-minute allegations against him, not that his accusers must substantiate them.
Law scholar and civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz suggested performing a thought experiment in which President Hillary Clinton nominates the first Muslim-American to the High Court, but foes’ accusations range from his having attended a mosque where terrorism was advocated, to attending a terrorist training camp, to having planted a bomb.
The hypothetical Amir Hassan denies all of these charges. So what are we to think? Dershowitz provides what should be the obvious answer:
“Surely the ACLU would not be arguing, as they have in the Kavanaugh case, that doubts should be resolved in favor of guilt. Radicals would not be insisting that terrorism survivors must always be believed as to identification. My left-wing colleagues would not point to the anger displayed by the possibly falsely accused nominee as proof of his disqualifying injudicious temperament.”
A fair process of judgment and hard evidence must be the answers, Dershowitz said.
Accusation isn’t synonymous with conviction. That’s the point of administering a system of justice.
One might also note that the politically attuned U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has spent so many years identifying itself with the Democratic Party’s goals that the USCCB lacks the necessary vigor when a resounding rebuke is required against its pals.
Are bureaucrat-bishops sort of like the elderly Catholic still carrying his old missal to Mass who seems to think he’s living in the early days of the John F. Kennedy presidency, not the 2018 reality of Democrat Party platform degeneracy?
Northern California conservative commentator Barbara Simpson, a Catholic, told The Wanderer on October 3 that the Judiciary Committee’s process was mesmerizing and horrifying, a hit job put together by senators for baby-killing.
“Watching Brett Kavanaugh make his statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee was like watching someone slowly bleed to death,” Simpson said. “It was simultaneously mesmerizing and horrifying, a reaction made worse because it was the result of an intentional political hit job by duly elected U.S. senators who are motivated by baby-killing.
“Kavanaugh is being raked over the coals by the opposition party because they don’t like President Trump, and they don’t like Kavanaugh’s conservative politics and/or his religion,” she said.
“That fact hasn’t been ‘officially’ stated, but the underlying animosity for Kavanaugh is that he is Catholic, and Democrats and progressives are frightened to death that somewhere, somehow, a ‘Justice Brett Kavanaugh’ would rule against abortion.
“With Kavanaugh on the court, the balance between left and right will shift, and Democrats’ only concern is keeping abortion legal,” Simpson said. “Listen carefully. They’ll always bring up abortion or ‘women’s right to choose’ when discussing possible Kavanaugh High Court decisions — and for that, they’re more than willing to destroy a man’s life, career, and family. They are truly despicable.”
When left-wing Democrat Christine Blasey Ford suddenly accused Kavanaugh of having attempted to rape her decades ago when they both were high school students, she hadn’t made a believably corroborated accusation but instead one that was refuted by other people whose names she provided.
Moreover, various other claims she’d made, such as fearing to fly or having claustrophobia, fell apart upon examination.
Posting at The American Spectator site on October 1, political-science professor Paul Kengor wrote powerfully that many people cried when they heard Ford’s claims of what happened to her, but the feminist left — “Ford’s most ardent defenders and Kavanaugh’s most vociferous detractors” — demands the protection of abortion, which would leave people more than weeping if they heard a careful description of it.
“They’d be in agony,” Kengor wrote, “asking how a supposedly humane country and culture could continue to permit such mass injustice. Why do you think liberal newspaper editors refuse to show even a cartoon rendering of a partial-birth abortion?”
These pro-abortionists “seek to undermine Kavanaugh in order to maintain Roe,” Kengor added. “To borrow from Nancy Pelosi, this is ‘sacred ground.’ Abortion, abortion, abortion.”
It seemed strange that progressives who worship the Planned Parenthood mindset of creating your own morality would be so shaken over sex allegations. PP may not be ready to go on the record yet favoring sexual attacks, but long ago it got quite comfortable with energetically promoting massive fatal attacks on healthy, innocent preborn babies of healthy, confused mothers.
And making money off selling their specially ordered, cut-up body parts.
Who knows what the future may hold in the marching orders of an aggressive group that thinks barriers are puritanism, morality is whatever you prefer, and tearing down guardrails is a good way to drive forward against unbelievably reactionary religion?
Unlike spoken reporting, published journalism supposedly provides an extra level of safety by running a writer’s words through an editor’s filter before posting them for the public. But nothing was too wild to rush before readers’ eyes if it lambasted Kavanaugh, even though the public blowback subsequently may have embarrassed the media organ into retraction.

Admirable Adults

Quite apart from rape, actual or attempted, Kavanaugh was being blasted as a dissolute troublemaker whose distant past precluded him from the High Court now.
Rabbi Dov Fischer urged some caution on the part of those so ready to condemn rowdy students as having committed errors that must shadow the rest of their lives. In an October 4 post at The American Spectator, Fischer recalled his own Jewish boys’ school in Brooklyn whose students, despite their resemblance to being the “plagues” that befell ancient Egypt, became admirable adults.
No doubt Democrats still are angry that the Republican Senate majority didn’t allow a hearing to let Barack Obama put a third justice on the Supreme Court in the final year of his presidency, Federal Judge Merrick Garland. But why did the GOP have that majority? Obama’s Dems increasingly alienated themselves from voters. Obama’s own taunt, that “elections have consequences” after he took office as president, is a useful defense for victorious Republicans as well.
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) simply let the clock run out on Garland. He and other Republicans didn’t plot a brass-knuckles, gutter-scraping character assassination of that judge. That’s a frequent difference between morally unhinged Dems’ political tactics and other people’s methods.
If certain self-admitted questionable conduct of a young man — conduct which Kavanaugh has not admitted — renders him forever unfit to govern, what should that say about the words out of Obama’s own mouth that he didn’t take school seriously, that he fought, that he drank, and that he took illegal substances?
On the Laura Ingraham national radio talk program, Catholic commentator Raymond Arroyo recalled Obama’s notorious membership in the drugged-up “Choom Gang.” You might do a web search for the May 25, 2012, article in The Week, “‘The Choom Gang’: 9 juiciest details from Barack Obama’s days as a pothead.”
And did anyone feel a little doubt on September 28 when easily frightened Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) demanded yet another FBI investigation of Kavanaugh? The same highly politicized FBI whose leaders had conspired to spare Hillary Clinton a criminal indictment but planned to deny Donald Trump the presidency?
On October 3 radio talkmeister Rush Limbaugh recalled the FBI’s recent disreputable record, but, he said, “most of those people are gone” now.
As this article is written the night of October 3, the results of that FBI investigation reportedly haven’t yet been shown to senators, but a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh by the full Senate was expected shortly.
As for Trump’s next selection for the Supreme Court, a reader’s online reaction to still another attack on Kavanaugh suggested that the president choose Hillary Clinton. At least that way, you see, the FBI finally could get a tough look at Her Majesty’s nefarious activities.

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