Open thread—The Ford / Kavanaugh hearing

Open thread—The Ford / Kavanaugh hearing

Not much to say today, except that the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee keep on their suicide mission to install Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. So much so, that their “investigators” turned up not one, but TWO men who claim they may have assaulted Christine Ford at that infamous party. Just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous, they do.

I’m not expecting Christine Ford to melt the hearts of the likes of Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch. They’re old, about to die, and beyond redemption. No, what this hearing will do is continue the march of progress in the wider culture. Even Fox’s Chris Wallace related stories that his daughters told him about the “boys will be boys” culture rampant in high school, stories which shocked him. It would be nice if Dr. Ford’s testimony scuppered Kavanaugh’s nomination, but this has gone beyond any one political battle. The accusations by Ford and Ramirez and Swetnick are now part of that larger culture war, the one we have to win in order to effect change in the political sphere.



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Open thread—The denouement

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