TWO FOR THE SHOW

Christine Ford is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. The deal is not done. Her attorney is horrified that she will be questioned by a female attorney trained to investigate sex crimes. They want her to be questioned by Kamala Harris, who will sob with her about the shame of being sexually assaulted and ask questions like: “how difficult is this for you” or “what do you want to say to other women who were sexually assaulted?”  It will be her audition to be the Democratic candidate for President in 2020. They want a Ted Cruz to ask a pointed question, like: “how did you get home from that party.” Any honest question will do.  This will be showcased on all the networks as another insensitive white male who doesn’t get it.

Frankly, they would prefer she not testify at all, because so many people are already willing to believe her, without regard to any facts. Why on earth risk changing that by answering questions. So far, Republicans are not backing down. It would not surprise me if Christine Ford’s attorney demands another delay and refuses to show up for this biased and unfair hearing. They are already writing letters saying exactly that. Has anyone checked to see if she is actually driving from California to Washington, D.C.?

If she does testify, and is questioned by a qualified female attorney, her accusations are very unlikely to withstand scrutiny.  Her attorneys are probably training her non-stop to cry upon demand and avoid answering difficult questions with tears and dismay that people won’t believe her.  Democratic Senators are already practicing disrupting the testimony and demanding adjournment. The least likely thing is to just let her state her case in a rational setting. The challenge is she doesn’t appear to be a professionally trained actress, and this may be difficult to pull off convincingly.  That is particularly true if she is being questioned by a competent female attorney who knows how to deal with this. If Republicans stand firm on having her questioned by the right attorney, they probably win the day. If they allow Democrats to turn this into another circus, they lose.

Her attorneys know this is high risk, which is why odds are against her testifying at all. That will leave it up to a vote. If Susan Collins stays the course and votes to confirm Kavanaugh, it is over.  He will be confirmed. If she votes no, a couple of other Republicans are likely to join her. His confirmation will be in jeopardy. Sadly, this is probably going to come down to one vote by one person. She is under tremendous pressure by the liberal left to vote no. So far, she seems to be holding firm. It was Susan Collins who recommended her being interviewed by a competent female attorney, so refusing to accept that demand may cost liberals the one vote that really matters.

The good news is that the American people are weighing in and although RINO Republicans are famous for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, they can still count. They believe Rush Limbaugh when he says that if Republicans cave and fail to confirm Kavanaugh they will get hosed in the 2018 mid-term elections. He is right about that. If Republicans win this battle, they win the war. The Blue wave will crash and will be replaced by a Red Tide, if for no other reason than the fact that victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. If liberals lose this one, they will be in big trouble. But if Republican lose, it will be Democrats singing ‘Happy Days Are Here Again.” Somebody is going to win, and somebody is going to lose.

There are few times we realize our greatest hopes or worst fears. This is one of those times.  The clock is running out, for both sides. If Democrats can push this into extended overtime by lying and cheating with the loud support of the MSM they will win. If Republicans stay the course and refuse to play the game, they win. We may know as early as Thursday Night.

TDM

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