A quick survey of Twitter following Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee makes one thing perfectly clear: he was in a lose/lose situation.
If he was quiet and reserved, he would have been accused of being cold and unfeeling — the kind of person who could easily lie about an attempted rape; but because he vigorously defended himself against a charge of attempted rape, his “rage” showed that he was the unhinged sort of person who could lose control and sexually assault a woman.
The Washington Post’s conservative columnist, Jennifer Rubin, was among those who saw Kavanaugh “screaming” at senators questioning him Thursday afternoon and could certainly see him taking out his rage on a woman.
with him screaming and interrupting senators I could imagine him putting his hand over someone's mouth.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) September 28, 2018
So if he’d sat quietly, then what would Rubin have damned him for?
This is vile. https://t.co/X0lmN00d7x
— Gregg Nunziata (@greggnunziata) September 28, 2018
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) September 28, 2018
Are you insane? https://t.co/UzWutfZW28
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 28, 2018
This might be the worst tweet by either side today. Gross https://t.co/Ywjdk4q9ga
— Mr. Miller (@JmeMiller1974) September 28, 2018
With all of the terrible takes and bad tweets (there were an extraordinary amount today, especially), I think we found the absolute worst one possible. https://t.co/AjLQLX1Kre
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) September 28, 2018
There are no words, Thursday version… https://t.co/pbgrvV4MjP
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 28, 2018
Jen please get help https://t.co/B93khyCHlA
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) September 28, 2018
The comment speaks for itself. https://t.co/ZKJTuyjpqm
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) September 28, 2018
The worst commentator in America. https://t.co/RnS7yskKFW
— Inglewood Jack (@Inglewoodjack99) September 28, 2018
Historic psychiatric case study continues to pad her stats.https://t.co/Hskf0H9rKs
— Langhorne (@_Langhorne) September 28, 2018
How does this person sleep at night? https://t.co/IAi8Fy4ioT
— Dick Hammer (@Ferraro41) September 28, 2018
You are vile. https://t.co/kGhKF1URoZ
— Robert Wargas (@RobertWargas) September 28, 2018
Goodness gracious, we should all pray for this woman, too. What is wrong with her? https://t.co/4vhE9HJqmZ
— CPAC 2019 (@CPAC) September 28, 2018
This is, quite simply, vile and unnecessary. There is something deeply wrong with our political media right now. https://t.co/bYFqeHDG6s
— Peter Cook (@_Peter_Cook) September 28, 2018
Really. I don't understand the point of this. There's no effort to make a political point, it's just snide and petty lashing out. Unbelievable. https://t.co/bYFqeHDG6s
— Peter Cook (@_Peter_Cook) September 28, 2018
This is "journalism" today. https://t.co/2GZvnrHLNB
— the real chris beck (@SubBeck) September 28, 2018
— Tracy Jeffords (@TracyJeffords) September 28, 2018
You're a ghoul.
You have no soul.
You have no conscience.
May God have mercy on you. https://t.co/SFe5wcGVuz
— Stephen (@sdp___) September 28, 2018
You’re disgusting https://t.co/0PgUwYol7t
— The H2 (@TheH2) September 28, 2018
This is like a middle-school bully. Treat someone like dirt, then try to make them feel ashamed when they get upset. https://t.co/7Fow5v9PA8
— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) September 28, 2018
Garbage human. Man tries to defend himself and this is the shit he gets. https://t.co/hhRcN87evE
— Tylar (@ThatRandomAlias) September 28, 2018
Garbage take by garbage blogger insinuating rape… seriously enjoying watching new and legacy media die at their own hands. https://t.co/sR2ULmioUj
— Jon Sobel (@jon_sobel) September 28, 2018
Of all the tweets I've read today, this one is easily the most horrific. Accuse an innocent man of gang rape, he should be angry.
Amazing how hatred of Trump destroys people's humanity and basic decency. Wonder if someday she'll reflect in horror at her descent into mad rage. https://t.co/51Nlvj8Wbg
— Lowbush Lightning (@docand2611) September 28, 2018
There was a time when you had thoughts to consider. https://t.co/Wkingx6yrs
— GoldWaterKid (@goldwaterkid65) September 28, 2018
And with you abandoning your belief in due process and the rule of law, I can imagine you eagerly burning witches at the stake.
See how this works, Jen? https://t.co/1YGCYPov5o
— Sister Toldjah 🤔 (@sistertoldjah) September 28, 2018
And I could totally imagine you drowning a toddler in a tub. https://t.co/nstHSG86cZ
— Ordy's Amish Pumpkin Spice Butter (@OrdyPackard) September 28, 2018
I mean, seriously, what the actual f*ck.
If you get too impassioned while defending your career and reputation while your family are under death threats and the commentariat are speculating on what your own daughters think of you, THAT'S supportive evidence now? Like hell. https://t.co/EHU66GEJ5e
— ᵀᴴᴱ ᴾᴿᴬᴳᴹᴬᵀᴼᴹᴱᵀᴱᴿ (@pragmatometer) September 28, 2018
Just stop- your disgusting behavior is an embarrassment to women and sexual abuse survivors everywhere. https://t.co/qCGwUQMekM
— meanJean (@meanjean28) September 28, 2018
That's like saying with the lies about her fear of flying, I can imagine her lying about this whole thing. Stop the insanity! https://t.co/UiAdwiAkPg
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) September 28, 2018
Remember when the SJC Dems started the hearings by screaming and interrupting? Same thing, no? https://t.co/hgD6TaWXjh
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) September 28, 2018
And this is the Washington Post’s idea of a conservative, who appears on MSNBC to give the conservative point of view.
All you need to know about the mainstream media: This unhinged, left wing lunatic is the Washington Post's version of a CONSERVATIVE. https://t.co/Ovs2A76CyF
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) September 28, 2018
How does anyone outside the extreme far left follow Jennifer Rubin? I'm on the left and find her bias offensive. And she's a "conservative"? I know I'm late to this party, but lol, phew. https://t.co/qrqiWmCDcJ
— Matt Jameson (@RogueNotary) September 28, 2018
Your "conservative" beard is kinda not working at this point
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) September 28, 2018
Hey @foxnews, wouldn't it be HILARIOUS if an obvious conservative partisan had a regular show and was relentlessly promoted, all daily evidence to the contrary, as being a progressive? Just throwing that idea out there. https://t.co/wNsWqPmSe7
— YelloPaddedCell (@YelloPaddedCell) September 28, 2018
Show me on the doll where limited government touched you. https://t.co/Ebm1GkSwIH
— Patrick (@StPatrick_TN) September 28, 2018
'THIS IS A CIRCUS!' Brett Kavanaugh BLISTERS Dems in opening statement https://t.co/MpUf9wb4QU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 27, 2018