After President Trump nominated a relatively Conservative judge to the Supreme Court, Liberal Democrats went nuts. Some of their behavior has been silly. A certain senator’s pretentions to emulating Spartacus, who died leading a slave rebellion, has made him a laughingstock. Much of what the Democrats have done, however, has just been a disturbingly sick temper tantrum.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a sterling reputation. He has passed numerous security background investigations (which are a dreadfully painful nuisance), and he has to prove his innocence in response to a vague, decades old accusation of attempted rape? Seriously? Have we not seen this sort of muckraking before?
When devious people conspire to destroy a good man, who deserves our sympathy, our mercy? Is it the person being accused or an accuser who appears to be colluding with those who have declared themselves the enemies of the accused?
Justice is blind. It is about the facts of the case. Because it is so difficult to prove an accusation is not true, we assume the innocence of the accused. The accuser, not the accused, has the burden of proof. Yet too many Liberal Democrats don’t seem to understand that. They expect us to believe the woman just because she is a woman. Anyone (male or female) who loves their father, brothers, and male friends should be outraged by such blather.
Fortunately, the Republicans in the Senate appear to have found a little steel in their spine. So it appears they will move forward with nomination. See Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford demands ‘full investigation’ by FBI before testifying, in letter from her lawyers.