Kavanaugh, the Democrats and Say Anything

By Al Perrotta Published on September 18, 2018

UPDATE: Christine Blasey Ford is now refusing to testify until there has been an FBI investigation. Even if GOP goes along, how long would that take? Ford says she’s already recounted all she remembers, supposed witness Mark Judge doesn’t recall anything remotely like what she alleges happening and Brett Kavanaugh is vehemently denying the allegation. Plus she doesn’t know where or when it took place or who else was there. The investigation could be wrapped up by lunch.

When writing about the Brett Kavanaugh situation yesterday, I intended to do a follow-up from a more personal angle. I’ve got two grandnephews in high school and a grandniece who is about the same age as Christine Blasey Ford was at the time of the alleged attack.

So this saga is, to borrow a stale expression, a “teachable moment.” Time for some sage advice from old Uncle Albert. But ultimately all the words I had came down to something simple: “Avoid booze and bedrooms.”

I’ll add one more quick word of wisdom to Nolan and Garrett: It’s still better to be “one of the good guys,” even if 35 years later someone tries to destroy your life anyway. 

Growing More Cynical About the Story by the Hour

Yes, I’m growing more convinced with each passing moment that this is rotten to the core. Let’s run through a few items:

There’s still no confirmation Ford will bother testifying at Monday’s hearing. Chuck Grassley says efforts at contact have failed. What’s that about? “Sorry. I can’t take your call or defend my allegation because, dang it, I have the Fall Syllabus to hand out.” It does not work that way, professor. If you had time to scrub your social media, hire a lawyer, get a polygraph, you have time to talk to Grassley. 

And speaking of the polygraph, the WaPo notes the results “concluded that Ford was being truthful when she said a statement summarizing her allegations was accurate.” Odd wording, as many, including the Daily Caller News Foundation pointed out. It’s not saying the story itself is truthful. Only the statement summation was accurate.

We Don’t Need No Stinking Proof!

Ford’s lawyer Debra Katz is  saying it’s not up to Ford to corroborate her story. So we can all just go around accusing people of heinous crimes and walk away? 

Katz herself turns out to be top honcho at a Soros-funded effort to defeat Kavanaugh. The same George Soros who paid people to protest the Kavanaugh hearings. How far is that cash spreading? How far are they willing to go?

Katz is also elevating Ford’s allegations from what was in her letter or her Post interview. She’s now on national television calling it “attempted rape.”

The political posturing by Democrats is nauseating. Tell Keith Ellison’s ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan you really care about the abuse of women. The liberal activist said yesterday that her own Democratic Party doesn’t believe her abuse allegations against the Democratic congressman and #2 at the DNC. Monahan says that Dems have “smeared, threatened, isolated” her.

But for a conservative judge they’ve spent months examining with a fine-tooth comb, bring on the FBI! Now! Then hang him by his judicial robes.

Two things we can take to the bank:

  1. None of this would be happening to Kavanaugh if he were a liberal judge.
  2. You don’t need a Dream Team to get you off on serious allegations. Just a “D” by your name. 

Then there’s Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The Once Honorable Sen. Feinstein

I used to respect Sen. Feinstein when I lived in California. In fact, I voted for her in my Democrat days. Compared to the nutty, incompetent and mean-spirited Sen. Barbara Boxer, she was practically Margaret Thatcher. But that was long ago. Today’s she’s running for re-election, running on fumes and running with the weight of radical Californians on her back. 

Feinstein had this allegation for two months. Why’d she sit on it? Hoping it would hatch into a nest full of other allegations? She had Kavanaugh face-to-face behind closed doors and in open hearing. Not a peep about this. Was she being tactical? Cowardly? Or did the Old Honorable Gentlewoman from California realize garbage when she saw it and didn’t want to wreck a clearly decent man with it?

The latter may be the case. Fox News is quoting Feinstein as saying Ford “is a woman that has been, I think, profoundly impacted on this … I can’t say that everything is truthful. I don’t know.”  

A Quickie Hit Job?

Whatever the case, Feinstein is now upset that Republicans won’t take the time for a full investigation. She had Ford’s letter in her pocket and the FBI running around the country doing a background check for two months. FBI closed their books. Hearings came and went. Now she and the Democrats want an investigation into this? I call foul.

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Feinstein is also complaining that Republicans are only calling two witnesses to next Monday’s hearing: Kavanaugh and his accuser. However, Feinstein doesn’t see the disaster looming for her if she does. 

First, the one person Ford names as a witness, Mark Judge, says it didn’t happen. And Kavanaugh wasn’t into doing anything crazy and illegal. Sure, Feinstein can say Judge was lying or too drunk to remember … assuming she can be heard over Cory Booker yelling “I am Spartacus!”  But ultimately, you have a guy who admits to having had blackouts against someone who can’t even remember for sure the year the incident took place. 

But that’s not the real danger for Feinstein and the Democratic effort to destroy Kavanaugh if the witness list is expanded. The very last thing Feinstein wants is those five dozen women who knew Kavanaugh in high school to tell the world under oath that Kavanaugh was Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything.

Lloyd Dobler

Released just a few years after Kavanaugh’s high school days, Say Anything is the wonderful tale of a just-graduated senior Lloyd Dobler who — to the amazement of many — wins the heart of the brilliant and beautiful Diane Court. 

That the seemingly unattainable Diane would fall for Lloyd doesn’t surprise his many female friends, once they think about it for a second. Sure, he’s smart, athletic, and attractive. But more than that, he’s attentive, upbeat, supportive, respectful, protective. The kind of guy who would spend hours helping a drunk party-goer find his house; who’d guide Diane around some broken glass in the street; then help his sister raise her kid; who’d get in the grill of a guy toying with a female friend’s heart.

You know, the real deal.

When Diane is forced to break up with him, Lloyd decides there’s little point in being a gentleman. His female friends set him quickly straight. 

D.C.: Lloyd why do you have to be like this?

Lloyd: ‘Cause I’m a guy. I have pride.

Corey: You’re not a guy.

Lloyd: I am.

Corey: No. The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don’t be a guy.

According to the dozens of women he’s known since high school and the scores of women since, Kavanaugh was not “a guy.” He was one of the “good ones.” He was a Lloyd Dobler. 

And given a lot of those women ran in the same circles as Ford, watch out. If Lloyd thought kick-boxing was bloody, he never saw women protecting a good male from a female who means him harm.

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  • Chip Crawford

    You’ll be even more cynical when you hear the latest: Dr. Ford’s attorney advises she won’t testify until the FBI investigation is completed …

    • Nick Stuart

      As Dorothy Parker said “No matter how cynical I become, I just can’t keep up.”

    • Cody

      What a joke the FBI and the DOJ have been found to be colluding together against the President.

  • Howard Rosenbaum

    “Say Anything ” …
    Yeah, thats what differentiates Kavanaugh from Feinstein & the rest of those posers on the resistance side of the isle. One speaks w/demonstrable integrity & the others ..?
    Well, they will just “say anything” …!

  • Nick Stuart

    I think the accuser is flat-out lying about Kavanaugh having done this. We have numerous examples of where women have lied about things like this (Tawana Brawley, University of Virginia, and Duke Lacrosse to name several that quickly come to mind).

    I am deeply cynical about the motives of the accuser. The nature and timing of the allegation stinks to high heaven. I think she’s invented this story with just enough vagueness that she can fall back on the “sorry, can’t really remember all the details after all this time” defense when she’s called on her story. Why have her student evaluations and social media accounts been locked down so we can’t get a sense of her character? How does she respond to the rumor that she’s a hard-edged leftist who’ll do whatever it takes to derail Kavanaugh and throw a spanner in the works generally? I expect after this all blows over she’ll be able to make a tidy sum on the book and lecture circuit. I expect other “nice things” will come her way if Kavanaugh is in fact derailed.

    If the Democrats really cared about this they would have brought this out as soon as it came into their hands, or at least during the confirmation hearings. If they really cared about sexual assault of women they would believe Juanita Broaderick and Paula Jones, they wouldn’t lionize Teddy Kennedy who actually killed a woman when he was a grown adult.

    This is absolutely and entirely a political calculation. In fact, it follows an entirely predictable pattern straight from the Democrat’s playbook:
    Step 1: Hold back a show-stopping allegation until after the hearings and it becomes almost certain you’re other tactics have failed to prevent the nomination from going through
    Step 2: Leak out vague details to get the story into the media echo chamber
    Step 3: Have more details come out to keep the story going
    Step 4: More accusers come out of the woodwork
    Step 5: Feign outrage, demand the process stop.

    This is the play sequence that would have occurred no matter who Trump nominated. If the Democrats get away with this it will be very, very difficult to find anyone willing to accept an important nomination from any Republican president.

    • Chip Crawford

      I absolutely think the Democrats put this up, Soros paid or whatever – the Attorney that’s on TV for Ford is said to be involved in Soros projects in other matters. It’s absolutely a put-up job. They researched his high school crowd, found this lib in their camp and put it up. Very thinly. I mean, stupidly not having anything other than the attack story, so wickedly devoid of any factual features or clues or anything to work with. It is hard to believe that MeToo is really this controlling of this environment. Outrage upon outrage in this. Or this woman stepped up with the idea, but they have been working with her, set it all up. it’s entirely made up of whole cloth. There’s this power hold the Democrats have, their bold, brassy dominance and intimidation.

      Somebody is going to get enough of this and take a stand and stand there against them. Dribble, dribble along, eating away. That somebody in the near term just might be Judge Kavanaugh. He is a patient man and honorable. They are the type that have the moral authority to deliver indignation like no one else such that you won’t soon forget it. This deal is so rank, so obvious, so wicked … There must be an outcry that is heard down to the toenails at some point on this stuff. These treacherous, deceived, devil-inspired people cannot be allowed to bully our nation!

    • Maltus Flavius

      If the Democrats get away with this, it will be because the Republicans on the committee helped them to get away with it.

      • Cody

        That right we have to many republicans that hate trump they are week lazy and have no conviction as to what they believe I wish they would just do the right thing and go join the democrats that what they are anyway. Just look at Robert Mueller this liar also claims to be a republican. Compromise is the willingness to except what you don’t believe, because your not willing to fight for what you do believe, and sorry to say that is to many republicans.

    • Lisa

      Except more accusers are not coming out of the woodwork…which is another red flag.

      I liked that Say Anything movie…especially since. One can’t imagine a good guy ever forcing himself on a girl. The good guys I went to high school with were on the shy side and didn’t party hearty.

      • actlikealady110

        Sounds like the Professor was the victim of very bad parenting. They sent her off in a swimsuit to a ‘gathering’ of older boys in a house that clearly wasn’t supervised by adults. When she saw that those older boys were getting drunk she didn’t call her parents or leave the house, go next door and ask for help. Then when she felt her life was in danger and she’d been traumatized, she didn’t trust her parents enough to tell them and seek counseling, AND tell tne police the identity of her attacker. BTW, how did she meet older boys that didn’t go to her high school and score a party invite to hang out with them?

  • Hmmm…

    This woman cannot face him. Okay, they’ve played nice, great. That does NOT include being played. Let the Judge testify openly and simply on Monday – no grid iron again! Then take the vote. The Dems will bellyache no matter what. Just do the right thing, the strong thing Republican committee leaders. I hope he does have an oratorical moment and make them ashamed of themselves. Responsible Americans will take note and hopefully contact their senators. What is going on should be clear to anyone with a solid head on their shoulders. It is shameful use of an honest and vastly capable man.

  • Chip Crawford

    Republicans: RESIST THIS RESISTANCE — REBEL! Rise up! Do not fear!
    GET MAD! Ignore their restrictions and constrictions. Go for broke with this.

    • actlikealady110

      Speaking of Obama, he has his Composite Girlfriend. Professor Ford has her Composite Attacker. At some point, mentally stable people outgrow imaginary characters in their lives.
      Last week John Kerry said President Trump “is like an insecure high school girl”. Imagine how insulted Far Leftie Ford must be to share an identical trait–in Kerry’s opinion– as the President that has driven her off the edge!

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