UPDATE – 9/24/18
OK – I wrote the below last week when we were just dealing with Ford allegations in re: Kavanaugh. And now, this morning we have the Ramirez allegations added. I just have a single response –
DO THEY THINK WE ARE STUPID?
No seriously – this is so obviously an attempt to delay the hearings until after the election in the hopes they can then control the Senate and kill the nomination. Kavanaugh got through hearings, they were setting a vote, and Bingo! up pops the Ford allegations. They come to an agreement with Ford to get her heard and a vote set and here comes Ramirez. The timing is too perfect. There is just enough information to require investigation (delay) but not enough to actually be actionable. What makes them think we are going to buy this?
More importantly, let’s talk about the real victimization here. We have now two women who have clearly been hurt in the past – and we have Democrat operatives manipulating them, making them subject to public, PUBLIC!, humiliation concerning their past pain for political gain. And once all this is over, do you think those same operatives are going to offer these women the kind of emotional support they will need after airing all this in front of the nation? I don’t. These women are going to be run through a Democrat/media grist mill and left ground up, reconstituted into nothing. There is a lot to be outraged about, but that is the most outrageous, that in the name of helping victims, they would victimize them.
And now back to the original post…
The host tweeted this morning:
As @HawleyMO just made clear, voters outside the Manhattan-Beltway media bubble are outraged the by Democratic drive-by on #JudgeKavanaugh, very willing to listen respectfully and at length to Dr. Ford, but revulsion at ambush real. #Backfire
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) September 19, 2018
He has that right – to a point. Number one, everybody is willing to assume that Dr. Ford has suffered some sort of injury and that it has festered in her life for a long time. Everybody is sympathetic and wants to help her. But I think he understates by simply saying people are “outraged,” this is beyond that. I think “Mad as hell,”might just cover it. Some people are dealing with their anger using humor, but honestly sometimes the resentment runs so deep that the humor just does not give it adequate ventilation.
If you think about it, the very election of Donald Trump is an expression of the outrage. People are so fed up with this kind of nonsense that they voted completely and totally outside-the-box. And yet the rest of Washington does not seem to have received the message and all that does is add frustration to people’s already existing outrage. Since people do not seem to be getting the message, I want to make a list of a few things that come to mind, I am sure you, the reader, have a few of your own.