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Doug Casey on Brett Kavanaugh

Doug Casey doesn’t like Brett Kavanaugh, but not for anything he did as a 17-year-old. From Casey at caseyresearch.com:

Justin’s note: Today, Casey Research founder Doug Casey and I discuss the biggest story in America right now.

I’m of course talking about the Brett Kavanaugh scandal. Now, I realize you might be sick of hearing about this. But I guarantee you haven’t heard anyone speak as unapologetically on this topic as you’re about to…

Justin: Doug, what do you make of the media circus surrounding Kavanaugh?

Doug: Disgusting and degrading. First of all, nobody knows who’s lying. My gut feeling? Christine Ford is either lying or deluded. The other accusers are shameless publicity seekers, at best.

How can any reasonable person even dream of bringing up what may or may not have happened at an alcohol-fueled party 36 years ago? The supposed witnesses can provide zero relevant corroboration. Her testimony, outside discussions and records, were inconsistent. Her sham fear of flying says she had serious second thoughts. Her timing in making the accusation at the last minute is highly suspicious. Especially when she doesn’t remember who invited her, where the party was, when it was, how she got there, how she got home from the party (she was too young to drive), or any other common sense, practical details.

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We Are All Deplorables Now, by Patrick J. Buchanan

The Kavanaugh confirmation battle will awaken many more people to the tactics and morals of the Beltway elite. From Patrick Buchanan at buchanan.org:

Four days after he described Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a “very credible witness,” President Donald Trump could no longer contain his feelings or constrain his instincts.

With the fate of his Supreme Court nominee in the balance, Trump let his “Make America Great Again” rally attendees in Mississippi know what he really thought of Ford’s testimony.

“‘Thirty-six years ago this happened. I had one beer.’ ‘Right?’ ‘I had one beer.’ ‘Well, you think it was (one beer)?’ ‘Nope, it was one beer.’ ‘Oh, good. How did you get home?’”

‘I don’t remember.’ ‘How did you get there?’ ‘I don’t remember.’ ‘Where is the place?’ ‘I don’t remember.’ ‘How many years ago was it?’ ‘I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.’”

By now the Mississippi MAGA crowd was cheering and laughing.

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Is the White Male Victimizer or Victim? by Paul Craig Roberts

White males are now tainted with original sin because of their sex and skin color, and on college campuses, presumed guilty when accused. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:

In my October 2 column I pointed out the disparity in treatment of the male football coach at the University of Massachusetts and a radical feminist professor at Georgetown University. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/10/02/the-white-heterosexual-male-has-been-renditioned-to-the-punishment-hole/

The disparity is amazingly extreme. The football coach had no intention of offending anyone when he used the word “rape” to express his opinion that his players had lost the game due to home team officiating. However, the Georgetown feminist professor had every intention of offending the male members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Supreme Court nominee when she said:

“Look at this chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement. 
All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.”

There is no evidence whatsoever that Kavanaugh is a “serial rapist.” By calling him one, she is guilty of libel. Kavanaugh should sue her for damages.

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Kavanaugh The Swamp Creature, by Luis P. Almeida

Kavanaugh, as his supporters endlessly point out, is well within the judicial mainstream. What that means is that he’s comfortable ensconced in the cohort that has read the Constitution out of the Constitution and has given carte blanche to the swamp dwellers. From Luis P. Almeida at lewrockwell.com:

Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice perhaps as soon as the end of this week. The Republicans have the votes and it is highly likely that at least two Democratic Senators from Red states will cross the aisle and vote in favor of confirming him. All of the antics we witnessed in Washington D.C. over the past few weeks have been nothing but political mise en scene, the Republicans always had the votes and it should have been evident to everyone that the Democrats were simply delaying the inevitable in an effort to rally their base.

It is quite a shame that the country was torn apart during the process around allegations that happened three decades ago when the nation could have been debating topics of real substance. Topics that actually reflect on how Kavanaugh will perform his duties on the nation’s highest court. Information such as the fact that he leaked information regarding Grand Jury proceedings during the Vince Foster investigation and that he in effect helped cover up Vince Foster’s murder. Leaking information on a secret judicial process or aiding and abetting criminals is infinitely more relevant than his high school drinking habits, yet we heard almost nothing about it over the past few weeks.

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How Jeff Flake’s One-Week Delay Helped Clear Brett Kavanaugh’s Name, by John McCormack

The odds on Kavanaugh’s confirmation are higher now than they were before the delay. From John McCormack at weeklystandard.com:

Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing

Let us count the ways.

When Arizona Republican senator Jeff Flake insisted on an additional one-week delay of the Kavanaugh confirmation vote in order to allow the FBI to conduct a supplemental background-check investigation into allegations of sexual assault, many Republicans feared that it would accomplish nothing other than provide time for more people to smear Kavanaugh with new false allegations.

In fact, the delay has actually helped clear Kavanaugh’s name.

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Whatever It Takes, by Ann Coulter

The case against Brett Kavanaugh is falling apart. From Ann Coulter at anncoulter.com:

The Democrats’ current position on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is: We cannot have someone addicted to beer on our highest court! What if a foreign power were to ply him with this nectar in a can? Talk about taking control of our government! Suppose they throw in a case of Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier?

A bitter college roommate is going whole hog, wailing, He lied about being a beeraholic.

By the media’s account, Kavanaugh was a bounder, a brawler and a drunk. And yet he still managed to graduate at the top of his class, go to Yale, then to Yale Law and work in the highest positions in government.

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The Problem With #BelieveSurvivors, by Emily Yoffe

What a radical proposition: there’s at least two sides to every story. From Emily Yoffe at theatlantic.com:

It’s important to listen to those who come forward—and also to those accused.

We are now in a time of chronic national convulsions, and the latest, over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, has resulted in the wrenching public and private testimony of women who have been sexually assaulted and who have never before spoken about it. Of course, this outpouring has a hashtag: #BelieveSurvivors. Women who tell their stories should have the support, and belief, of loved ones, friends, and a therapeutic community.

But when a woman, in telling her story, makes an allegation against a specific man, a different set of obligations kick in.

Even as we must treat accusers with seriousness and dignity, we must hear out the accused fairly and respectfully, and recognize the potential lifetime consequences that such an allegation can bring. If believing the woman is the beginning and the end of a search for the truth, then we have left the realm of justice for religion.

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Christine Ford vs. Brett Kavanaugh: Two Definitions of “Credibility”, by Jack Kerwick

How can Christine Ford be considered credible? From Jack Kerwick at lewrockwell.com:

To hear numerous GOP and GOP-friendly (“conservative”) commentators tell it, both Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh are highly “credible.”

Of course, none of these pundits claim to believe that Ford was telling the truth when she claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh.  What they claim to believe is that she was indeed sexually abused—but by someone else.

Aristotle, the Father of Western logic, identified numerous fallacies. One of these is the fallacy of equivocation.

This is the fallacy of which those of Kavanaugh’s defenders who simultaneously find Ford “credible” stand convicted.

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My sinister battle with Brett Kavanaugh over the truth, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Brett Kavanaugh may have something substantially more evil than alleged 17-year-old gropings in his adult past. From Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at yahoo.com:

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is International Business Editor of The Daily Telegraph. He has covered world politics and economics for 30 years, based in Europe, the US, and Latin America. He joined the Telegraph in 1991, serving as Washington correspondent and later Europe correspondent in Brussels.

Twenty-three years ago I crossed swords with a younger Brett Kavanaugh in one of the weirdest and most disturbing episodes of my career as a journalist.

What happened leaves me in no doubt that he lacks judicial character and is unfit to serve on the US Supreme Court for the next thirty years or more, whatever his political ideology.

He was not a teenager. It related to his duties in the mid-1990s as Assistant Independent Council for the Starr investigation, then probing Bill and Hillary Clinton in the most sensitive case in the country. Continue reading

The Real Reasons to Oppose Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, by Brittany Hunter

One can oppose the Brett Kavanaugh kangaroo court and dismiss the accusations against him, but still have serious misgivings about his confirmation. He’s got a record with some serious holes and he’s well within the judicial mainstream that has read the Constitution out of the Constitution. From Brittany Hunter at theantimedia.org:

This is not the constitutionalist you’re looking for.

After two days of political theater, the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to delay the vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court for a week. In that time, the FBI will conduct an investigation surrounding the allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford.

By now, no one is a stranger to the claims of sexual assault that have been levied against Judge Kavanaugh. In fact, the entire country has been so wrapped up in this case, it is hard to determine what is fact and what is simply partisan politics rearing its ugly head. And between Cory Booker’s lengthy monologue that sounded more like a campaign stump speech than anything else and Lindsey Graham’s unexpected passionate rant, it is clear that both sides are putting way too much stake on the outcome of these hearings. And the real losers, unfortunately, are the American people, who are being diligently distracted from Kavanaugh’s actual policy record.

To be sure, claims of sexual misconduct should certainly be brought to the public’s attention, especially when they involve a nominee for a position as powerful as a Supreme Court Justice. And in the #metoo era, failing to take these allegations seriously would be most unwise. But losing ourselves in this political circus and the subsequent media frenzy surrounding Kavanaugh’s sexual past glosses over another aspect of his profession.

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