Brett Kavanaugh

For Kavanaugh fight, news media toss their standards in the trash

Editors, Washington Examiner

With a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court on the line and allegations of sexual assault rattling the nation’s capital, the truth really is more important now than on many other occasions. The one thing the media's reports and misleading tweets all have in common is that they cast Kavanaugh in a bad light. This is the greatest indicator yet that many in news media are less interested in facts and more interested in achieving a political end. Curious, considering the truth is supposed to be more important now than ever.

The Politicization of the Kavanaugh Sexual Abuse Allegations Damages #MeToo

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

What should the standard of proof, or even the standard of believability, be? We should all be able to agree that some standard beyond mere belief is required here — and we should all be willing to hear evidence that implicates our favorite political figures. But if we insist on applying a politically motivated double standard in the name of #MeToo, the support for #MeToo will crumble. Politics should not be allowed to override basic human decency. Yet again, that's what's happening.

Bombshell: Christine Blasey Ford’s Hidden High School Social Life

Does any of the wild partying and promiscuity documented in the hidden Holton Arms yearbooks excuse a sexual assault, as alleged by Dr. Blasey Ford? Of course not, but what it does do is to put into context the allegations of a privileged, and perhaps troubled young woman, whose relationship with alcohol casts a great deal of doubt on her memory and her claims of powerlessness.

It’s a Set-up

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The idea is to stock the courts with nothing but progressives and mediocrities willing to roll over for progressives. It is a disgrace that this should happen in this republic, and in connection with the courts, which are not supposed to be political forces, but which have been converted into an uber-political institution that progressives are desperate to control. The short-term goal is to delay Kavanaugh’s nomination. Democrats should not be allowed to get away with it. No more delay. It only rewards the mugging and encourages more of it.

Christine Blasey Ford Won’t Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer

David Catron, The American Spectator

Judge Kavanaugh has, of course, accepted the invitation and is anxious to deny under oath that he has ever done anything resembling the behavior described in Ford’s lurid tale. If his accuser fails to meet the deadline, or Feinstein continues to withhold the letter that launched this farce, the Monday hearing will be canceled and the Judiciary Committee will hold a vote the next day. Let the Democrats continue to bray. It’s time to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The Media and Kavanaugh's Kangaroo Court

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The media/Democrat message is that the Senate cannot have a vote until we get to the bottom of this horrible accusation. Is there anyone following this story who doesn't believe they are stalling until after the midterm elections, when they hope to gain one or two seats necessary to defeat Kavanaugh permanently? The calculation is as cold as the timing was transparent. So where are the media blowing that whistle? This does look a lot like the dirty trick that Democrats pulled on then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991.

The only question is did he do it?

Editors, Washington Examiner

Kavanaugh has repeatedly and categorically denied doing anything like what Ford says he did. If it turns out he did do it, or something like it, then he has flatly and publicly lied. If that's the case, the White House should withdraw his nomination. By all appearances, a majority of the Judiciary Committee and a majority of the Senate decided before this week that Brett Kavanaugh is qualified for the job. If he assaulted a woman years ago and lied about it this week, then that assessment must change. But that’s the only question. Anything else is academic.

The Steady Hand Of Chairman Chuck Grassley

In handling the Kavanaugh confirmation Chairman Chuck Grassley has displayed an incisive strategic mind at work, allowing the Democrats to, not only overplay their hands politically, but to have two of their presidential aspirants implode on national TV.

Democrats Go Full Stalin on Kavanaugh and Declassification

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

America has very different traditions from Russia or China. We are supposed to be immune to totalitarian government because of the magnificent democratic principles enshrined by our founders. But are we? Could it come in through the back door under the banner of people who say and even think they are doing the opposite, who think the other side is the fascist side? Or is it as simple as the fact that to some, the ends still justify the means, even though we have seen on multiple occasions the mass murder that leads to?

Kavanaugh confirmation: Four ways Democrats' plan to derail nomination could backfire

Curt Levey, Fox News

Failing to deliver might be a risk worth taking for Senate Democrats if they had a reasonable chance of preventing what they say they most fear – the replacement of Justice Anthony Kennedy with a solid conservative. Headlines suggest that if Democrats can delay confirmation then win control of the Senate on November 6, that goal could be realized. However, a close analysis of the ways in which the new Democratic strategy could play out says otherwise.

The march of the September Surprises

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is doing the right thing, arranging for the committee to hear out Mrs. Ford and to hear Judge Kavanaugh’s rebuttal. If the Democrats plead for more time, they’ll reveal their true game. How much time would hardworking senators need? Christine Blasey Ford may have been led to believe she could merely accuse and the Democrats would take care of the rest. But that’s not how it works. She may have a September Surprise coming herself.

Democrats’ smash and smear agenda reaches new heights

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Donald Trump, to 63 million Americans, was the antidote to both parties. Warts and all, he still is. Trump has created many of the dynamics that make him a lone ranger. He doesn’t always return loyalty and trusts no one as much as his own gut. Given his druthers, he would like to govern as a bipartisan president and cut deals like a Lyndon Johnson. Maybe in the next life. In this one, Trump is the only defense against the left’s smash and smear agenda. It’s either him or the deluge.

Democrats Have Nothing Left But Violence And Chaos To Defeat Brett Kavanaugh

Democrats, by their tactics in opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, have gone way beyond what has been, even for them, considered to be the base level of savagery and ruthlessness established in the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas hearings. After this, there is nothing left but violence and chaos to enforce their will upon a country that rejected them at the ballot box.

The Late Hit on Judge Kavanaugh

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Palpable here is the desperation of the left to derail Kavanaugh, lest his elevation to the high court imperil their agenda and the social revolution that the Warren Court and its progeny have been able to impose upon the nation. If Kavanaugh is elevated, the judicial dictatorship of decades past, going back to the salad days of Earl Warren, William Brennan, Hugo Black and "Wild Bill" Douglas, will have reached its end. A new era will have begun. That is what is at stake.

Let’s Hope Justice Kavanaugh Avenges This Disgusting Democrat Slander

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Luckily, the Republicans are getting woke to the okey-done, and recognize this as a Hail Satan play by Democrats who realize that the Brett Kavanaugh Express is rolling toward the confirmation station. Brett Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed. And when he is a justice on the Supreme Court, I hope he remembers what these people did to him. I hope he gives them the same kind of lesson in the power of payback that Clarence Thomas has delivered for nearly three decades.

Don't let Democrats recreate the Anita Hill circus for Kavanaugh

Editors, Washington Examiner

This questioning shouldn’t be in public, which would recreate the shameful circus of the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, which is what Democrats want, of course. It should be behind closed doors with no television cameras. The likes of Feinstein and Schumer, and Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, have shown how happy they are to smear and impugn Kavanaugh dishonestly for political points. Major media have shown themselves too credulous or keen on these theatrics.

Democrats Ruthlessly Destroy Brett Kavanaugh

Update: Democrats have refused to participate in a conference call with Judge Kavanaugh scheduled for today, forcing the Committee to postpone hearing from Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser until Monday, Sept. 25.  Anyone who thinks the next Democratic administration will be a benign era in American history should take a good look at what is happening to Brett Kavanaugh and recognize that the new Far Left Democratic Party’s impulse for power recognizes no limits in its ruthlessness. We urge CHQ readers to use the call list in this article to demand the prompt confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Opposition to Kavanaugh devolves into farce

J. Christian Adams, The Hill

Kavanaugh will be confirmed, and it will carry lessons for the next high court nomination that President Trump makes. Democrats would be wise to wrest control of the confirmation fight away from the crazies in their base. If that happens, Republicans might find a way to ensure that the farce that opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination enjoys a sequel. Picking a nominee that triggers them ought to do the trick.

No fourth branch of government

Editors, Washington Examiner

On this Constitution Day, it is worth reflecting that in recent years, the dangerous expansion of executive authority has taken two forms. The first covers various attempts by the executive to usurp congressional power, as when a president illegally declared war or claimed the right to make recess appointments without a Senate recess. The second is the attempt to install independent agency heads (as at the CFPB) who are unaccountable to the elected branches of government. If you fear an over-powerful executive, you should be afraid of Kavanaugh’s questioners, not of Kavanaugh himself.

A High-Tech Lynching Redux

It is not surprising to us that since July Democrats have been sitting on these uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct during Judge Brett Kavanaugh's high school years. Democrats tried the much the same kind of last minute "high-tech lynching" to derail Justice Clarence Thomas' nomination.