By Caroline C. Lewis, Patriot Post, Sept. 29, 2018
On Thursday, in Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony, the American people saw a man fighting for his reputation, his integrity and his family. His moving words felt less like a testimony and more like the last cries of an innocent animal before it is slaughtered.
This is what the confirmation process has become for the Democrats: a slaughtering of innocent people who obstruct the political goals of their party. Through intimidation, psychological warfare, character assassination, and public shaming, they behead their opponents and hang their remains on pikes at the city walls—as a barbaric example to all who seek public office.
For the Democrats, politics does not create better lives for the American people, but instead serves as a power-war justified in employing any tactic, at any time, anywhere. In their wake, the Democrats leave the bodies of defamed leaders, politicians and their traumatized families. This they cloak as “civic duty.”
In the Kavanaugh confirmation process, the Democrats have completed perhaps their most shameful and disgraceful public operation. Yet they claim they do so for “women” and representing #MeToo. In reality, they exploit women for political purposes, wrenching every last ounce of non-existent evidence from their victims. Their anti-male, sexist rhetoric alienates half of the country, who had no choice in being born male. They claim that “all women” deserve to be heard. They do. But men are human beings too. Men also deserve the presumption of innocence. Men also deserve to be treated with respect and decency. Men also deserve a fair trial.
In their pursuit to “support women,” Democrats attempt to destroy the fathers, husbands, brothers and sons of so many women across this country. For political purposes, they elevate woman as a super class, a protected class, a class of legal immunity. However, they only allow “useful” women to qualify for such status. The women assaulted by former president, Bill Clinton (Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Leslie Millwee) have been ignored and cast aside because they served no political purpose. This clearly debunks the Democratic claim that in “listening to women,” they are righting the wrongs of misogyny for all of history.
Our country’s leadership does listen to women. The Senate treated Dr. Ford with respect and honor. However, making an innocent man the scapegoat for 6,000 years of recorded history is wrong. Oppression and violence certainly have happened in human history. It was wrong then. It is wrong now. But replacing oppression of the past with discrimination against men in the present does not ameliorate the problem.
Senators Feinstein, Leahy and Durbin are wrong. American women don’t want to reconcile historical misogyny by destroying the life of an innocent man. American women want to see a Senate that has enough decency to support an innocent man and in so doing, restore due process, the presumption of innocence, and the rule of law in this country.
And lest you think that discrediting, intimidating and smearing is something new, view Justice Clarence Thomas’ response to the false Anita Hill allegations which took place during his senate confirmation in 1991.