Originally posted by @whodey
Er....um.....it's not a trial Suzy. Nothing will be proven and no one goes to jail. It's call smear the poor bastard as best you can.
The Dims have said long ago they would stop the Kav nomination, and then in the next breath say we need an investigation for him?
Interesting, isn't it?
Even children are smarter than this. The least they could to is pretend to be undecided until whatever investigation they want is done.
Let's say these women hate Trump, the GOP and conservatives with all their hearts and souls. Let's say that if Kavanaugh were a Democrat, these women would've chosen not come forward. And let's even say that the main motivation for these allegations are to stop a Trump appointee from being on the Supreme Court.
This still wouldn't change the fact that if Kavanaugh is guilty of what he's accused of, that he is wholly unfit for the highest court in the United States. As long as evidence is put forward, that's what matters. The women's possible political motives shouldn't be ignored; but their motivations don't invalid reasonable evidence for their claims.
Put it this way: if I assault you, the fact that your political beliefs oppose mine shouldn't stop you from your right to due process the right to be heard.
I do agree that accusations alone should never be enough punish or hold back a person from goals. This case doesn't merely have allegations; evidence has been put forward: a passed polygraph, notes from therapist about the rape from a few years ago, a yearbook evidently showing Kavanaugh had a binge drinking problem around the same time of the alleged incident, and two more accusers have come forward.
Dispute the evidence if you like. But there's no reason why these women shouldn't at least be heard and given fair consideration for their claims.