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If you want to truly understand what is going on with the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court you have to put aside any real concern about the type or quality of the allegations and keep in mind that what is being contested here is not Kavanaugh’s ability or character–both are beyond question and reproach, at least by sane people–the prize is a seat on the high court and with that seat the ability to shape the future of the progressive agenda.

A little earlier today the vile, bigoted misandrist senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono was on Jake Tapper’s State of the Union and naturally, Kavanaugh was the main topic of discussion. Hirono is a stereotypical SJW type who is an avowed hater of men. In her worldview, men are liars and rapists and need to be disregarded.

TAPPER: So, four people said to be at the party Ford described have denied knowledge of the incident, Brett Kavanaugh, obviously, Mark Judge, who she says was in the room, P.J. Smith, and even Ford’s longtime friend Leland Keyser.

So there hasn’t been a law enforcement investigation, but there are these statements from the four people she remembers being there who don’t remember the incident or don’t even remember being at the party in question, according to her friend Leland Keyser, who says she believes her…

HIRONO: Yes.

TAPPER: … but doesn’t have any memory of it.

HIRONO: Yes.

TAPPER: Doesn’t Kavanaugh have the same presumption of innocence as anyone else in America?

HIRONO: I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases.

[09:20:02]

As I said, his credibility is already very questionable in my mind and in the minds of a lot of my fellow Judiciary Committee members, the Democrats.

So he comes, and — when I say that he’s very outcome-driven, he has an ideological agenda, is very outcome-driven. And I can sit here and talk to you about some of the cases that exemplifies his, in my view, inability to be fair in the cases that come before him.

This is a person that is going to be sitting on our Supreme Court, making decisions that will impact women’s reproductive choice. He has a — he very much is against women’s reproductive choice.

TAPPER: Mm-hmm.

HIRONO: And I can tell you two very important cases in which he applied the same standard, but came to totally different results to make it much harder for women to get this kind of coverage.

So there’s — there are so many indications of his own lack of credibility. And I put that in a context.

Think about that for a second. Hirono says that she evaluates his credibility on the basis of his politics. And their objective is not only to block him from the Supreme Court but to so dirty him that he’s forced to resign from the DC Circuit.

Like it or not we are engaged in a war for the nature of the country our children will inherit. You can piss and moan about tribalism all you want to, but it comes down to this. You have to choose a side. If you are interested in finding common ground or reaching across the aisle, please stay far away from me. What is happening is much too important for me to ally myself with “sunshine soldiers and summer patriots.” We must push Brett Kavanaugh onto the court because what is happening to him is unjust and because what is happening has nothing to do with his conduct and everything to do with his politics. If you think Kavanaugh being removed from consideration is the endgame here, you are sadly mistaken.

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