In addition I find the idea that this is some sort of demoratic cover up absolutely insane. I mean listen to yourself. Democrats found some woman with a sort of link to Kavanaugh who was sexually assaulted and convinced her to say it was him? I mean there is literally zero evidence of this, and honestly if thats the plan I would hope they would pick a woman/situation in which they could prove Kavanaugh was there and pay up for some of the woman's friends to confirm her story. Because if this is a set up democratic operatives are doing a terrible job. Not to brag, but I feel like I could have done a better job setting Kavanaugh up.
Or accuse him of actual rape, or plant media stories that don't repeatedly, explicitly state all the issues with memory and corroboration.
One important thing to draw from discussions on this topic - it become very clear very fast who actually is opposed to making serious allegations without direct evidence and who's just kinda mouthing it when convenient.
Now all that being said I dont think with the current level of evidence against Kavanugh is enough to condemn him. Ford could simply be wrong about who or what happened 35 years ago, and in this country we still need evidence to prove guilt. Barring some additional evidence I think he gets confirmed, and I'm honestly not sure I would even hold it against the senators that vote for him. On the other-other hand I also don't blame woman who think that line of reasoning is terrible. Its a complicated situation.
Agree, except it's not a criminal proceeding, it's vetting someone for one of the most important jobs in the country that has a major qualification of having unimpeachable personal integrity. There's a much higher bar involved and the focus is on Kavanaugh clearing that bar, and with good reason.
But yeah, even with that bar Kavanaugh definitely shouldn't be treated as guilty with the amount of evidence currently available, which is very limited and has little corroboration. There should be a full investigation of the allegations and a report, by the FBI or whatever independent authority best fits the situation. Leave the politicians out of it for a minute and get the best info possible.
And as a side note, I do consider additional accusations as additonal avidence because I don't live in some delusional world where more people coming forward is somehow just further evidence of a democrat led conspiracy. Because, it might just mean mean that Kavanaugh is actually a bad person. And that possibility has to be allowed for.
Yup, two separate women have now blown up their lives to tell the country that they believe Kavanaugh's an abusive person. I have it on good authority that they're going to, like, get on Carpool Karaoke? I'm a little unclear on the details but there's apparently tons of money in it somehow, but regardless, this is why the public needs to take this very seriously and demand the best information possible to make the best judgment possible.
Great post btw, TP.