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The '''Kavanaugh smear''' of 2018 is an unsubstantiated slander against Judge [[Brett Kavanaugh]] made by [[liberal]]s and anti-[[Originalism|originalists]] upset of the prospect of losing the [[U.S. Supreme Court]] for the first time since 1934.
 
The '''Kavanaugh smear''' of 2018 is an unsubstantiated slander against Judge [[Brett Kavanaugh]] made by [[liberal]]s and anti-[[Originalism|originalists]] upset of the prospect of losing the [[U.S. Supreme Court]] for the first time since 1934.
  
The strategy was first mapped out in July 2018 by Ricki Seidman, who orchestrated the 1991 [[Clarence Thomas]] smear: {{quotebox|"Over the coming days and weeks there will be a strategy that will emerge, and I think it’s possible that that strategy might ultimately defeat the nominee."<ref>[https://youtu.be/zRttpJxj59A Begins at 3:20.]</ref>}} Like the attack on Justice Thomas, outrageous last minute personal smears were intended to force extended, controversial, divisive, and unresolved  hearings leading up to the [[2018 Midterm elections]].
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The strategy was first mapped out in July 2018 by Ricki Seidman, who orchestrated the 1991 [[Clarence_Thomas#Smear_campaign|Clarence Thomas smear]]: {{quotebox|"Over the coming days and weeks there will be a strategy that will emerge, and I think it’s possible that that strategy might ultimately defeat the nominee."<ref>[https://youtu.be/zRttpJxj59A Begins at 3:20.]</ref>}} Like the attack on Justice Thomas, outrageous last minute personal smears were intended to force extended, controversial, divisive, and unresolved  hearings leading up to the [[2018 Midterm elections]].
  
 
==First allegation==
 
==First allegation==

Revision as of 08:19, 24 September 2018

The Kavanaugh smear of 2018 is an unsubstantiated slander against Judge Brett Kavanaugh made by liberals and anti-originalists upset of the prospect of losing the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time since 1934.

The strategy was first mapped out in July 2018 by Ricki Seidman, who orchestrated the 1991 Clarence Thomas smear:
"Over the coming days and weeks there will be a strategy that will emerge, and I think it’s possible that that strategy might ultimately defeat the nominee."[1]
Like the attack on Justice Thomas, outrageous last minute personal smears were intended to force extended, controversial, divisive, and unresolved hearings leading up to the 2018 Midterm elections.

First allegation

The first allegation is a claim that Kavanaugh tried to assault Christine Blasey Ford, who would later go on to become a far-left[2] university professor in California. Ford never told anyone about her allegation until soon after The New Yorker published in March 2012 that Kavanaugh was most likely the next nominee if a Republican were to win the upcoming presidential election.[3] Within a few months, Ford for the first time allegedly told her therapist an attempted assault occurred at a drinking party when she was in high school. The therapist did not include names of the boys in notes from the sessions. The notes are said to allege there were four boys present. However, an anonymous letter to the Washington Post in 2018 said there were only 2 boys present in a room. The following day Blasey Ford identified herself as the accuser.

The other allegations were predictable, considering the intense opposition to the nomination by liberals and anti-Trumpers. Rather than being interested in the facts, liberals are trying to destroy the nomination of an originalist jurist even if it means destroying the life of the judge and his family. Democrats have other methods of destroying the nomination if the subsequent unsubstantiated allegations fail to gain traction.[4]

Several factors point to Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh being false:

  • Despite knowing of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh for several weeks and having the opportunity to get to the truth during the regular hearings, Senate Democrats stayed silent about them until the last possible moment.[5] Afterward, they refused to hold a fair hearing, opting instead to abandon due process and consider Kavanaugh guilty with no evidence[6] – some of them cited his pro-Constitution judicial philosophy as for why he was supposedly guilty.[7] Many liberals even suggested Kavanaugh and the GOP, in general, were guilty because of being "white men."[8][9] Democrats ignored[10] the numerous threats made against Kavanaugh and his family,[11][12] and some Democrats mocked the threats made against swing-vote Senators.[13] They even considered impeaching Kavanaugh in the event of him being confirmed.[14] Predictably, some mainstream media outlets did not devote any airtime to the large amount of evidence supporting Kavanaugh.[15] Some Democrats fundraised off the allegations.[16]
  • Dozens of women who knew Kavanaugh well as early as his time in high schools have attested to him being very respectful toward women.[17] Every alleged witness that Ford named affirmed that the event did not happen or that they had no knowledge of it, including Ford's left-wing friends.[18] Meanwhile, despite Democrats obsessing over the allegations, they defended people useful to their cause such as Bill Clinton,[19] Harvey Weinstein, Cory Booker,[20] and Keith Ellison,[21] as well as taking money from woman-abusers[22] (see also: Left-wing war on women). Real victims of rape, such as Juanita Broaddrick, disputed Ford's account.[23]
  • Despite claiming to want to testify, Ford balked when Senate Republicans actually tried to find a time for her to come, and then she demanded outrageous and unprecedented conditions in order to attend.[24] This was in order to delay any votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation as far into the future as possible.[25] Ford's lawyers also refused to cooperate with the Senate judiciary committee, missed deadlines to respond, and kept asking for more time.[26][27] This was despite the fact that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley was extremely generous in trying to accommodate Ford.[28]
  • Ford hired prominent Democrat operative Ricki Seidman – who worked for Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Barack Obama – to advise her after the allegation was made public.[29] Earlier, Seidman publically stated that she and other Democrats were plotting to destroy Kavanaugh's nomination once it was announced in July 2018.[30] Additionally, two of Ford's attorneys agreed after the allegations became public to headline a fundraiser for Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin, though they canceled it once their plans became known to the public.[31] One of the main attorneys – Debra Katz, a Democrat donor who defended Bill Clinton and Al Franken[32] – representing Ford publically made statements opposing President Trump earlier in his term.[33]
  • Ford and Senate Democrats demanded that the FBI investigate her allegations – however, the allegation did not involve a federal crime,[34] was too vague and far into the past for an FBI investigation to be of any value, and Congress traditionally investigates such matters.
  • Ford and her lawyers refused to reveal who paid for the polygraph test – a notoriously unreliable method of determining whether one is telling the truth – she allegedly took and how it was conducted – essential questions to determine how seriously to take its findings.[35]
  • Ford's yearbooks show that she and her friends willingly supported the promiscuous, drunken, and racist culture at her school.[36]
  • Ford admitted to not knowing many details of the alleged incident, even including how many people were involved.[37] Even after she went public about the allegations, important details of the alleged incident changed.[38]
  • The Kavanaugh allegations were first reported on by The Washington Post, a left-wing newspaper which published similar accusations against conservative such as Donald Trump in 2016 and Roy Moore in 2017.

Second Allegation

A second allegation – also completely denied – was first reported in the New Yorker during the period in which the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed their vote. The allegation was brought by a classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale who majored in sociology and psychology and who then worked in the often-liberal field of domestic violence. "After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney," she claims that at a party in which she herself was drinking, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her.[39] The allegation had several problems, though that did not matter to Democrats, bent on destroying Kavanaugh and originalism in general.[40] The New Yorker wrote:
"The magazine contacted several dozen classmates of Ramirez and Kavanaugh regarding the incident...The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party."
The accuser did give the New Yorker six names to support her claim. Six witnesses Deborah Ramirez stated could substantiate her accusation. And when the New Yorker interviewed them, all six said it never happened, 100% of the evidence discovered by the New Yorker refuted the claim, yet the New Yorker still published the article. Not only were the allegations unsubstantiated, but Ramirez's classmates denied the story.[41][42] The New York Times did its own investigation and could not corroborate the story.[43][44]

Third allegation

See also: Michael Avenatti

See also

References

  1. Begins at 3:20.
  2. Binder, John (September 16, 2018). Kavanaugh Accuser Signed Letter Fighting Trump Border Enforcement. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  3. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/03/26/holding-court
  4. Pollak, Joel B. (September 23, 2018). 5 More Dirty Tricks Democrats Could Still Try to Derail Brett Kavanaugh. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  5. Klukowski, Ken (September 17, 2018). Senate Judiciary Committee: Suspicious Timing of Feinstein Attack on Kavanaugh. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  6. Multiple references: Left-wing op-eds supporting this un-American notion: See also:
  7. Re, Gregg (September 23, 2018). Top Democrat cites Kavanaugh's 'outcome-driven' legal philosophy as reason to deny him due process. Fox News. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  8. Scarry, Eddie (September 22, 2018). Media convict Brett Kavanaugh and GOP on grounds of being white males. Washington Examiner. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  9. Kavanaugh allegation sends liberal rhetoric over the top. Fox News Video. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  10. Re, Gregg (September 20, 2018). Senate Dems urge FBI to probe threats against Ford; those against Kavanaugh and kin unmentioned. Fox News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  11. Caplan, Joshua (September 20, 2018). U.S. Marshals Probe Threats Against Kavanaugh Family: ‘F*** YOU AND YOUR RAPIST HUSBAND’. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  12. Mason, Ian (September 21, 2018). Watch: Close Friend ‘Heartbroken’ over How Kavanaugh Family Has Been Treated. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  13. Multiple references:
  14. Shaw, Adam (September 22, 2018). Democrats float more Kavanaugh investigations, impeachment even if he is confirmed. Fox News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  15. Noyes, Rich (September 19, 2018). CNN Gives Virtually No Air Time to Pro-Kavanaugh Evidence. NewsBusters. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  16. Bedard, Paul (September 23, 2018). Hirono fundraises off Kavanaugh, ‘he knows he is guilty’. Washington Examiner'. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  17. Multiple references:
  18. Multiple references: See also:
  19. Richardson, Valerie (September 22, 2018). Dems were okay with putting 'sexual predator/rapist' in White House says Clinton accuser Broaddrick. The Washington Times. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  20. Berry, Susan (September 22, 2018). Sen. Cory Booker Admitted to ‘Groping’ Female Friend at 15. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  21. Kirkwood, R. Cort (September 20, 2018). Ellison Accuser: #MeToo Democrats Don’t Believe Me. The New American. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  22. Mikelionis, Lukas (September 21, 2018). Anti-Kavanaugh voices Hirono, Feinstein took campaign cash from Dem colleague who admitted hitting his wife. Fox News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  23. Kirkwood, R. Cort (September 19, 2018). Clinton Accuser Broaddrick Doubts Allegation Against Kavanaugh. The New American. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  24. Multiple references:
  25. Pollak, Joel B. (September 21, 2018). Pollak: Christine Blasey Ford Wants Thursday Hearing to Stop Brett Kavanaugh from Joining Supreme Court Oct. 1. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  26. Mason, Ian (September 21, 2018). Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley’s Final Deadline for Setting Up Monday Vote. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  27. Moons, Michelle (September 22, 2018). Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Proposes Further Negotiation to Accept Testifying Next Week. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  28. Multiple references:
  29. Multiple references:
  30. Hoft, Jim (September 21, 2018). IT WAS ALL A DEMOCRAT PLOT: Christine Ford Adviser Told Democrats in July Call About Plot to Take Down Kavanaugh (AUDIO). The Gateway Pundit. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  31. Multiple references:
  32. Starr, Penny (September 18, 2018). Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer Longtime Dem Donor, Defended Clinton, Franken. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  33. Athey, Amber (September 21, 2018). Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Caught on Camera: 'We are Going to Resist'. The Daily Caller. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  34. Nolte, John (September 18, 2018). FBI: Brett Kavanaugh ‘Allegation Does Not Involve Any Potential Federal Crime’. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  35. Re, Gregg (September 19, 2018). Polygraph exam taken by Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford comes under scrutiny. Fox News. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  36. WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity. Cult of the 1st Amendment. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  37. Pappas, Alex (September 19, 2018). Inconsistencies emerge in Kavanaugh accusations, with hearing in doubt. Fox News. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  38. Re, Gregg (September 23, 2018). Kavanaugh accuser's details have changed, but she remains certain about abuse. Fox News. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  39. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/senate-democrats-investigate-a-new-allegation-of-sexual-misconduct-from-the-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaughs-college-years-deborah-ramirez
  40. Adams, Becket (September 23, 2018). New Brett Kavanaugh accusation has a bunch of flaws, but Democrats already using it against him anyway. Washington Examiner. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  41. DeMarche, Edmund; Chamberlain, Samuel; Pergram, Chad (September 24, 2018). Kavanaugh buffeted by more uncorroborated charges as Dems seek to derail nomination. Fox News. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  42. Klukowski, Ken (September 23, 2018). Ramirez’s Yale Classmates Reject Kavanaugh Allegations, White House Stands by Nominee. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  43. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-testify.html
  44. Erickson, Erick (September 24, 2018). New York Times Refused to Run the Latest Kavanaugh Accuser's Story. TheMaven.net. Retrieved September 24, 2018.