Saturday, October 6, 2018

Failed Coup

Last week the desperate democrats in the U.S. Senate staged a coup and failed miserably.

It all started with President Trump nominating Brett Kavanaugh, a United States Circuit Judge, to the U.S. Supreme Court. We all know the democrats still cannot digest the fact that Trump won the Presidency in 2016. The moment Kavanaugh was nominated, democratic leaders vowed to stop Kavanaugh at any cost.

A lady by the name of Dr. Christine Ford wrote a letter to U.S.Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, Dianne Feinstein, on July 29, 2018, that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they both were in high school in 1982. (Both were 15/16 years of age at that time.)  Feinstein interviewed Kavanaugh 20 days later (in August 2018) and never brought up this subject.

Last week, when Kavanaugh’s hearing was completed and was about to go to the full Senate for a vote, Feinstein mentioned about this allegation and asked for an FBI investigation. The FBI had already investigated Kavanaugh’s background 6 times in the past.

Then Dr. Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee. She did not know in whose home this alleged attempted rape happened. She did not know how she went to the party, i.e. who drove her since she was only 15 and cannot drive. She did not know how she went back home. She also did not tell anyone about this incident for 30 years. She remembers only one thing. Kavanaugh tried to rape her. His friend Mark was in the room. In a sworn affidavit, under penalty of perjury, Mark has said this incident never happened.

Democrats and Dr. Ford put so many conditions for her testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Kavanaugh should not be in the room when she is testifying (Agreed)

All Republican committee members are old white male. They will be very hard on her during questioning. (Agreed. It was decided a lady lawyer will question her instead of these 11 old white male republicans.)

Kavanaugh should testify first. (Not Agreed because the accuser should first tell what happened. Then only the accused can defend himself.)

In replying, Kavanaugh came out swinging. Not as a calm and collected judge. But, as an angry son, an angry husband, and as an angry father.

Democrats wanted to delay the nomination process in the hope they will gain majority in the November election and thus stop Kavanaugh from being a Supreme Court judge.

The democrats demanded an FBI investigation regarding Dr. Ford’s allegations. Reluctantly, the republicans agreed for this.

FBI interviewed several people including Mark (Dr. Ford testified Mark was in the room when this incident happened.) Finally, FBI gave its report to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The FBI report did not find any corroborative evidence. Republicans are happy. Democrats complain that the FBI report is incomplete.

Democrats don’t want any investigation. They want to stall Kavanaugh’s nomination till January 2019 in the hope they will have a majority in the new Congress and stop Kavanaugh from becoming the US Supreme Court Judge.

After all this, Kavanaugh has been voted to become a Justice of the Supreme Count of the United States.

In my personal opinion, both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford are victims at the hands of the Democrats. They used both of them for their personal dirty politics.

My final thoughts. Kavanaugh is not God. He got angry at the Democrats during his hearing. He will probably at the Supreme Court for another 35 years. He is just a human being. What would be his ruling if any case sponsored/supported by the democrats comes before him? My sympathies to the democrats.

19 comments:

  1. I support Dr. Ford 100%. This is ridiculous!

    Regards,
    Anita Hill
    #MeToo

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    1. Thanks for your comments Anita. My sympathies are with you. The big mouth, Joe Biden, then Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, did nothing to stop unruly attacks on you when you were testifying.

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  2. I support Judge Kavanaugh 100%. This is ludicrous!

    Regards,
    Clarence Thomas
    #DejaVu

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    1. Thanks for your comments Clarence. Let us face the fact. Yiou were only marginally qualified. President Bush nominated you because you are black.

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  3. The most gripping and riveting news story of the past two weeks in the USA.
    A classic case of He said vs She said.
    And the country is divided by political party line.
    I feel bad for Ford. I feel bad for Kavanaugh.
    However, I do believe innocent until proven guilty.

    A vote for Kavanaugh is not a vote for rape.
    Supporting Kavanaugh does not mean we are supporting rape.
    People in this world are pro gun control, or pro life, or pro choice, or pro capital punishment, or pro equality, or pro something.

    Who in this world is pro rape? NOOOOOBODY!
    Show me the people who are marching down the streets with signs saying, “We are pro-rape. We need more rapes.”
    Give me a freaking break!
    Freaking is the ‘F-word’ I’ll use on your blog SG to keep it clean.
    Although that is not the F-word I had in mind.

    The Cagey Bee

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    1. Thanks for your comments The Cagey Bee. There is no point in shouting slogans and disrupting the Senate proceedings, These people have the best weapon in their hands. Their votes. Go to the polling booth on the Election Day and vote to make a change. If your candidate did not win, wait till the next election.

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  4. How can such a big appointment be stalled due to mere allegations?

    But, had the gentleman indeed made that rape attempt, he is getting his karma back with a huge interest!

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. Actually there was no evidence. NO one remembers such an incident except the woman who was alleging. The democrats used her for their dirty politics.

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  5. Definitely, this is not the first time such an allegation is being made against anyone by anyone. But surely this is the first time the allegation and the defence have been so contentious, so divisive, and more importantly so critical.

    An inherent problem with all such instances is that, it boils down to 'she said, he said,' with practically no foolproof evidence.

    To make things more complicated and worse, in this particular situation, both the allegation and the defence are extremely difficult to believe, since the issue has been badly politicised, wherein, very often, like in this case, it is a no holds barred battle, with no allowances made on both sides for qualities that make us all good human beings.

    Frankly, neither Ford nor Kavanaugh came out credible, during the testimony which I watched on CNN.

    If I had to vote, I would have abstained, because I can't decide who is telling the truth.

    At the end of it all, I don't think really anyone won here. Like you aptly titled the post, a 'failed coup', but, if I could add, with no winner!

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful analysis Pradeep as always. Your last sentence said it all. There are no winners.

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  6. Mr. K. Parthasarathi wrote the following comments. But for some reason not able to publish.

    "I think the country is divided on this issue on political lines under the garb of moral issue."

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mr. KP. Yes the country is divided.

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  7. Always the losers or the 'would be losers' will try to bring forth some allegations to freeze the attempt if not in their favour. Anyway it was not delayed and things rolled in proper direction.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sarala. I like the way you look at this issue.

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  8. Since I am not sure what really happened, I can't comment on this topic. It's possible that he really tried to rape her. After the recent influx of #metoo, I have become pessimistic.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Ash. Dr. Ford said, as her witness, there was one person in that watching this. That person made a sworn statement that such incident never happened. There is more politics involved in this than we can see.

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  9. Wow sometimes I wonder, does politics have no Humanity? would they do anything to achieve their goals? No wonder I don't like to read the news, I don't know whats the truth anymore.... ughhhh

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    1. Thanks for your comments Dee. It is all politics. Poor Dr. Ford. She was used by the Democrats for their purpose.

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