In the Brett Kavanaugh Senate hearings regarding his appointment as a Supreme Court Justice, two Jews — Diane Feinstein and Richard Blumenthal — led the character assassination of Judge Kavanaugh. The attack was to a certain extent religiously motivated. As a Catholic, Judge Kavanaugh is opposed to abortion, although he has refused to say whether he would try to overturn Roe v. Wade. The two Jewish senators are pro-choice, and want to retain the ability to have abortions, protected by Roe v. Wade. Thus, religion is at the heart of the animosity.
The Democratic attack on Judge Kavanaugh has been about as filthy, underhanded, and dishonest as possible. Senator Feinstein had long advance knowledge about the allegations of sexual assault made by Christine Blasey Ford, but she didn’t reveal them until the last minute. Feinstein’s goal was character assassination, which she did rather well with a thoroughly coached and prepped Blasey Ford. No one in the media was concerned that there was no concrete evidence to back up her testimony. She seems to have a weak personality, and it seems likely that something happened to her, and she has been mentally unable to cope with it, which may well have led to her making up a version of events that absolve her of any blame. What was she, a 15-year old girl, doing drinking at an unsupervised party with older boys, and then going up to the bedroom? Did she plan to lose her virginity and then lost her nerve instead? Was the boy really Bret Kavanaugh? Did she latch on to his name in her revised memory because he had become famous and powerful? Has she unknowingly changed her memory to make herself less guilty in her own mind?
While Feinstein and Blumenthal may have been the only two Jews on the Democratic side, they were joined in their cries of “Crucify him!” by their other Democratic collogues. I guess the American public is crying “Give us Barabbas!” a different, worse nominee to the Court.
The Democrats may win, but they have soured much of the nation on Washington. The hatred, the emphasis on sex and filth, that the Senate displayed was disgusting, and much of the public will be disgusted. Certainly some of it rubbed off on Kavanaugh, who will never be the same. It will be difficult to find any decent lawyer who will be willing to risk the personal attacks that now are part of any hearing on a Supreme Court nominee. As a result, we will get much worse candidates, men and women who are willing to face the possibility of all kinds of shame in order to get a prestigious seat on the Supreme Court. It will lower the caliber of the Court forever.