Thoughts on moving goalposts
Rachel Mitchell’s professional dissection of Catharine Blasey Ford’s testimony was not widely reported.
Mitchell concluded, “A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them.”
She added, “For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.”
•Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of when the alleged assault happened.
•Dr. Ford has struggled to identify Judge Kavanaugh as the assailant by name.
•When speaking with her husband, Dr. Ford changed her description of the incident to become less specific.
•Dr. Ford has no memory of key details of the night in question—details that could help corroborate her account.
•Dr. Ford’s account of the alleged assault has not been corroborated by anyone she identified as having attended—including her lifelong friend.
•Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of the alleged assault. Her account of who was at the party has been inconsistent.
•Dr. Ford has struggled to recall important recent events relating to her allegations, and her testimony regarding recent events raises further questions about her memory.
•Dr. Ford’s description of the psychological impact of the event raises questions.
When Kavanaugh survived the hearing, the Left started moving goalposts.
Two protesters screamed at Sen. Jeff Flake prior to him deciding to recommend a time-limited FBI investigation of known accusers. The NY Post reports the protesters were associated with the Center for Popular Democracy, a George Soros-funded operation.
What a coincidence. The Washington Times reports Ford’s attorney, Deborah Katz, “is vice chair of the Project on Government Oversight, an organization that has been directly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundation.”
That fits in with Mitchell’s conclusion, “The activities of congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account.”
Ford’s attorneys, recommended by Senate Democrats, may not have informed her that the Senate committee offered to send investigators to interview her in California and may have leaked confidential information.
In the last few days, the goalposts have moved from unproven accusations of sexual misconduct to rape, gang rape, serial gang rape, lack of judicial temperament, excessive drinking in college, lack of honesty, violent alcoholic, college bar fights, and — believe it or not — throwing ice cubes.
In George Washington’s time, character was a role the young played until they grew into it. Kavanaugh’s long judicial record shows he grew into character.
Many Senate Democrats never grew beyond role-playing: Feinstein dissembles, Booker admitted to untoward advances on women, Blumenthal lied about military service. Democrat double standards are legendary — look up the waitress sandwich senators Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd were alleged to have participated in at La Brasserie in 1985.
Democrats don’t want an investigation; they gaslight to stall, and they don’t care the shambles they make of due process or who they ruin along the way.