C’mon, people, leave Brett Kavanaugh alone! He’s had enough of the questioning of his morals and views on women and their bodies. This whole inquiry thing over a few sexual assaults prior to his life-time appointment to the highest court in the land should not be taking up so much time. Afterall, Kav was a virgin until very recently as he told you himself. Even then, he slipped into non-virginhood only under the strict but occasionally lapsing guidelines of the “sanctity of marriage” in which his two daughters were apparently conceived.
Really, what’s Kav ever threatened to do to you other than to suggest taking away the rights to your own body or tell you whom you can and cannot marry? He may even be a better judge than you are over what you want and don’t want when it comes to sex as in stifling your screams when a man is on top of you, attempting to rape you. Good ole Kav will be a great arbiter of truth and right and what is and is not moral under his authority, closely aligned, perhaps even understandably conflated, with the Almighty.
Okay, we will grant that your right to birth control—again, with the no control over your own body thing—Kav holds to the idea that birth control is really just “abortion-inducing” and that your employer has a “right to his religious beliefs” which happen to directly oppose your rights as a citizen to choose birth control. Under oath, during his confirmation hearings, Kav happened to refer to birth control as “contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs and devices.” Forget those pills, ladies, and those IUDs, and all that stuff that is “abortion-inducing.”
Just because Kav has decided in favor of religious organizations and corporations 100% of the time does not mean that he won’t someday, however unlikely, decide for the little guy or the woman in some future case in a far, far distant galaxy.
Kav simply has women’s best interest in mind, like that time he ruled against two women with intellectual disabilities who had their pregnancies terminated against their will. So, when an unattractive woman acts a certain way, Kav is actually pro-forced abortion. But when an immigrant teenager, who is raped in a U.S. detention facility, tries to have an abortion, Kav is as anti-abortion as they come, doing everything he could to stop the process of her legal abortion rights. Kav knows that bodily autonomy is best left up to men to decide.
Don’t start accusing him of hypocrisy and corruption, being in league with the money powers, just because he wrote a position paper in a law review titled “Separation of Powers During the Forty-Fourth Presidency and Beyond” in which he suggests that the President of the United States is immune from civil and criminal investigation and prosecution. He assures us this paper does not mean that he really holds the views he appears to hold in his own writings. We are, in fact, pretty certain he does not hold those views when a Democrat is in the office of the Presidency as was made clear in his statements while he served Ken Starr in attempting to bring down Bill Clinton. Certainly, Kav has little to hide in the thousands of White House-withheld documents in which Kav ruled or was part of the ruling. Trump seems just a tad desperate to have Kav and only Kav in our Highest Court right now before anything new breaks about the Russia/Trump scandal.
And who would deny that Kav is an intellectual who should serve on the Supreme Court? He has the best questions, like that time he recommended asking Bill Clinton during impeachment proceedings, “If Monica Lewinsky says that you inserted a cigar into her vagina while you were in the Oval Office area, would she be lying?” Kav was, after all, just offering a hypothetical. Let’s not castigate him for wondering out loud whether or not President Clinton had his cigar in Lewinsky’s vagina. Kav was a workhorse in helping Ken Starr’s team dig in the dirt to try to impeach Clinton, writing, “If we willingly ‘conspire’ with the President in an effort to conceal the true nature of his acts,” we would be doing the country a grave injustice.
Unless, of course, the president is Trump, in which case, Kav appears more than willing to conspire and obfuscate, cover up and bury any and all details into possible crimes and misdemeanors. Kav is nothing if not a man willing to learn and change according to the party in power.
In fact, Kav is nothing if not a virgin, a Boy Scout, a white, privileged male of the highest social order, so high in fact, that we might be excused for confusing him with GOD, at least the GOD prayed to by Trump/GOP/Evangelical voters.
But fear not, Kav has Trump in his corner. In response to other women coming forward with accusations that Kav sexually assaulted them and helped set up a gang rape, Trump poo-pooed all that talk by Democrats of investigations: “I think it is horrible what the Democrats have done [asked for investigations into the allegations against Kavanaugh]. “It’s a con game; they are really con artists,” said the most well-known conman and projectionist of our time, Donald J. Trump.
So, let’s get out there and rally for Kav. Call out the hypocrisy of the Democrats in asking for sexual assault victims to be heard. Call out anyone who has a bad word to say against Kav, one of the saintliest men in our storied history [mostly written by men]. Pay absolutely no attention to those professional women who have come forward at considerable risk to their professions, their families, and their lives to tell what Brett Kavanaugh did to them. Pay no mind to the trail of drunken parties Kav attended and his signature in yearbooks as “Renate Alumnius.”
“I’m not going anywhere,” Kav emphatically stated during his gentle Fox News, Bill Shine-approved, interview by Roger Ailes supporter and denier of women’s claims against their abusers, Martha MacCallum. Maybe, just maybe, this time, Kav is absolutely right.
Nancy Avery Dafoe