Washington Post columnist Monica Hesse, who writes about gender and society, has offered up her take on the “new” allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh following that New York Times book adaptation/smear piece, and she’s upset that Kavanaugh chose to defend himself by insisting that the allegations leveled against him were false. He should have just said he was young and dumb and drunk at the time.
It’s important to remember that Kavanaugh’s defense all along was never, “I was young and dumb and drunk.” His defense was “It never happened. Everyone else is lying."
What a missed opportunity. What a waste. What a lingering wound, for the entire country. https://t.co/qTfkVG9B3Q
— Monica Hesse (@MonicaHesse) September 17, 2019
Progressives have done nothing since Hillary Clinton lost the election than open lingering wounds that have divided the entire country. Gee, what reason could Kavanaugh have had for denying the (flimsy and uncorroborated) allegations against him?
You utterly exclude the possibility that he was innocent of the dubious, unsupported, uncorroborated, and frankly ludicrous accusations made against him. pic.twitter.com/kKzgE7E0Ev
— Victor Tango Kilo (@GenghisKhet) September 18, 2019
Maybe, just maybe, progressives were so desperate not to have another conservative justice on the Supreme Court, especially one they assumed would join with the others to overturn Roe v. Wade the second he got the chance, they tried to scuttle his nomination with baseless charges.
What a load of crock from a WaPo columnist.
— Horst von Horstmann (@Kaboom1776) September 18, 2019
We make shit up, you have to agree to it. Is this the game you are playing? Sorry, not happening for any of us.
— Peasant H (@c_gt1982) September 18, 2019
Sorry it didn't work out the way you had been told to hope. Go away.
— Emily Wellman (@ElectaWing) September 18, 2019
Yeah he should def just admit something that never happened so that "proggressives" have a higher likelihood of dismantling the nation piece by piece. Makes sense.
— Donald R. DeCicco (@DonaldRDeCicco2) September 18, 2019
Or, he is, in fact, innocent.
— Robert BorkBorkBork (@R_BorkBorkBork) September 18, 2019
That’s because it never happened and people are in fact lying. https://t.co/4kpXqVH4dK
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 18, 2019
Also relevant: It never happened and everyone was lying.
— alrightythen (@jeeezelouise) September 18, 2019
He was exactly right. A woman who made an allegation and isn’t sure when or where. To top that off, her witnesses said they had no idea what she was talking about.
— Charlton (@charlton_ar) September 18, 2019
But aside from that …
We are to believe a <checks bio> gender columnist ?????? will write a fair piece on Brett Kavanaugh? Like so much that comes from your publication, this deserves to be tossed on the trash heap of history.
— Helen Wheels (@txtiger1) September 18, 2019
Babe, Justice Kavanaugh clearly testified that it didn’t happen. There’s no credible evidence to the contrary. His accuser’s motive and credibility is very much in question. Time for you to move on…
— Chad (@Typhus369) September 18, 2019
What a concept that a man tells the truth and defends himself with no proof to the contrary other than political wants and wishes
— Stable Genius (@GolferGuy62) September 18, 2019
Narrator – because he didn't do anything.
— Brian ❌ (@NCBrianRinehart) September 18, 2019
So you know it happened? How, pray tell?
— Adso of Melk (@PalimpsestMan) September 18, 2019
Do you routinely admit to and apologize for things you've never done? Because that's a very bad precedent to set.
— Patsy Jones (@pjones59) September 18, 2019
And that was the Hail Mary after Kavanaugh refused to drop out; his outright anger at being accused of sexual assault and not contrition obviously meant he didn’t have the proper temperament to be a Supreme Court justice. He should have just sat there calmly as he was slandered.
You clown. No evidence. Contradictory testimony. A "victim" who said it never happened. A "witness" who was an adversary in the Clinton scandal. A "journalist" who attended Yale at the same time. And you want his life destroyed. Gfy.
— Name cannot be blank (@DavidIn67688664) September 18, 2019
No victim, no witnesses, no crime. Suggest you go down to Anacostia and work on fixing "missed opportunities", in order to heal the country.
Ginsburg must be doing worse than the PR. The next Justice will be accused of stealing lunch money by witnesses who remain anonymous.
— Radical Radials (@EchelonRight) September 18, 2019
Could that be because… it never happened? ?
— Turd "Beto" Ferguson (@billsorn) September 18, 2019
Look, some of us have functioning bullshit detectors.
The accusations against Kavanaugh were *clearly* bullshit. Your entire team just made themselves look like the Stalinistic show-trial havers that they are.
The message – "we will fk you up, and we DON'T care about truth".
— Clinically Sane (@Tweetsintoabyss) September 18, 2019
Not one corroborating witness came forth. Even the accusers witnesses said it never happened. Truth won out over narratives.
— TXCobrak (@TXCobrak) September 18, 2019
The missed opportunity is for the mob to admit they smeared an innocent man with no proof and with no due process. Do facts and rights matter anymore?
— Purple State Peon (@archiopoli2) September 18, 2019
What an absolute horseshit article. You can't possibly be this either delusional or biased.
Newsflash Monica THE ARTICLE LEFT OUT THE FACT THE "VICTIM" SAID IT DIDNT HAPPEN!
you come out with this AFTER they have been discredited??
— I Shame Liberals (@NotAPajamaBoy) September 18, 2019
Yeah, how awful for you and the rest of the unhinged, insane left that you didn't get away with destroying a man you disagree with based on no evidence whatsoever.
— Mr Right (@ThenRighty) September 18, 2019
I'm sorry this is happening to you
— #MeThree (@_Me_Three) September 18, 2019
"We totally would have supported Kavanaugh if he would have just confessed to these heinous things he denied ever doing."
I'm not sure I believe you.
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) September 18, 2019
Reread what you just wrote. Are you this stupid? Of course that is his defense because it didn't happen you idiot
— just a banned guy (@A_NONYMOUSgamer) September 18, 2019
‘OMG, just give it up’! Robin Pogrebin chose quite possibly the worst blurb to pimp her hit job on Brett Kavanaugh https://t.co/AxHspKScGw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 18, 2019