By the conclusion of this coming weekend, we will know the burning question the mainstream media has breathlessly been presenting us – whether or not Brett Kavanaugh will be either confirmed or denied a seat on the Supreme Court.
It was a week ago today when the country was riveted to the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh in rebuttal. While the hours of hearings produced a few interesting moments, it turned into the partisan “pie fight” everybody more or less expected, Much like the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas hearing of a similar nature 27 years this month ago (although that spoke more to a behavior of sexual harassment, and not of a sexual assault), no one is going to come out a winner here – but most will survive the ordeal.
I didn’t find Dr. Ford all that credible, but I guess that’s the “white male privilege” in me. She spoke of a fear of flying, but yet she had no problems doing so when asked to do it. She took a polygraph right around the time of the death of her grandmother when taking such tests at times of bereavement aren’t encouraged. It has since come out from a former boyfriend that she seemed to have some expertise at how to get through a polygraph test.
Meanwhile, the argument against Kavanaugh, besides the illogical argument regarding his temperament – is that he drinks too much and that the inference is that he’s a mean drunk. Of course, if you disqualify everyone from office who drinks from Capitol Hill – it’d be a much quieter place, I suppose.
I feel bad for the #MeToo movement. They are ill-served here by the Democrats, generally. You can’t have accusers and abusers in the same political tent – logically, it just doesn’t work. I certainly believe sexual harassment is a real problem, but I don’t think one party has less blame than the other parties. I’m no shrink, but I think it’s some form of mental illness boys and men have – probably women and girls as well on a much smaller scale.
If I were in charge of #MeToo, I would form my own political party – but then again, the Democrats AND Republicans would team up to pour cold water on that idea. By the way, why is that? Other democracies in the world do well with several political parties, but yet we seem to be stuck with two. Small wonder a lot of people in this country, Democrat and Republican, get discouraged with the process.
I’ll be glad when this is all over with – no one came out of this looking good.