Ka­vanaugh sur­vived Dem at­tacks, Trump’s big mouth

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Opinion - Michael Rea­gan

The Ka­vanaugh Night­mare is over. For al­most three weeks Judge Brett Ka­vanaugh - a good fa­ther, a good man, a bril­liant con­ser­va­tive le­gal ju­rist - had his rep­u­ta­tion per­ma­nently trashed and dragged through the mud by Democrats and their will­ing ac­com­plices in the lib­eral me­dia.

No po­lit­i­cal charge or fake al­le­ga­tion was too slimy for the Dem- ocrats, whowere never go­ing to vote to con­firm Judge Ka­vanaugh.

They were in­ter­ested only in de­stroy­ing his life and keep­ing the Supreme Court’s ninth seat open un­til they got back in power in the Se­nate.

The Democrats have pre­sented the whole coun­try with a prime­time ex­am­ple of how their pol­i­tics of per­sonal de­struc­tion works.

Any­thing wrong you ever said, wrote or did all the way back to grade school is now el­i­gi­ble for a pub­lic smear­ing by the Democrats and the lib­eral me­dia.

Af­ter what hap­pened to Ka­vanaugh, why would any con­ser­va­tive ever want to be ap­pointed to any­thing?

I’ve lied in my life­time. Is my life go­ing to be ru­ined?

I kissed Con­nie Frieberg in my back­yard. She was 8-years-old and I was 8-years-old.

What does that mean to­day un­der the Democrats’ new rules? Was that a sex­ual as­sault?

I also con­fess that I drank beer in high school, went to boy­girl par­ties and played drink­ing games in col­lege.

Those things have been a rite of pas­sage for Amer­i­can boys - and girls - for­ever.

But if you’re a Repub­li­can, the Democrats have now re­de­fined them as crimes or proof that deep-down you are a bad adult.

I feel very sorry for Judge Ka­vanaugh and his fam­ily and the hell the Democrats put them through.

It’s a shame­ful chap­ter in Amer­i­can pol­i­tics that made what hap­pened to Judge Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas look like a PTA meet­ing.

Democrats were morally and po­lit­i­cally wrong for smear­ing Ka­vanaugh as a se­rial rapist and a teen-age drunk.

But Pres­i­dent Trump was equally as wrong for mak­ing fun of Ka­vanaugh’s ac­cuser, pro­fes­sor Chris­tine Blasey Ford, at a rally in West Vir­ginia.

Whether or not Ford was telling the truth about be­ing sex­u­ally as­saulted by Ka­vanaugh in high school, it was not up to the pres­i­dent to pub­licly knock her. It was also not very smart. A lot of peo­ple in this world have been sex­u­ally as­saulted or raped, both male and fe­male, and many of them were of­fended when Pres­i­dent Trump mocked Ford. He doesn’t knowwhen to keep his mouth shut.

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