When President Bush nominated African-American jurist Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court in 1991, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee confronted Thomas with last-minute charges of sexual harassment, brought forth in explicit and uncorroborated detail by Anita Hill. A ‘he said, she said’ back and forth ensued, impossible to resolve to anyone’s satisfaction. It was an unconscionable tactic by Democrats, for it settled nothing and was never intended to.
Clarence Thomas was confirmed and is today the Supreme Court’s longest sitting current member (following Anthony Kennedy’s retirement earlier this year). The Democrats’ manuever, however, served their larger, cynical purpose—furthering a false narrative of Republicans as misogynistic, and providing a reason for Democrats, and anyone else fond of character assassination, to conjure an asterisk after Justice Thomas’ name. It was Clarence Thomas himself who poignantly described the attack on his character as a “high-tech lynching,” as a message to “uppity blacks” who dared to think for themselves and refuse to kowtow to an old order.
Those who attacked Clarence Thomas in 1991 did so with malicious intent, and with a fervor and zeal that can accurately be described as a mob mentality. The Democrats’ media-induced mob was not interested in justice or fairness of outcome. Rather, they wanted to destroy a good man’s reputation, to ruin his life—for political gain. Mob’s tend to behave that way. Once whipped into a frenzy, a mob has a will of its own. A mob doesn’t reason. It doesn’t feel. It doesn’t know empathy or sympathy. It wants a sacrifice.
Now Democrats and their allies in the Liberal Media Complex are whipping another mob into another frenzy. Again they’ve brought forth charges of sexual impropriety; charges from thirty-six years ago that are ill-defined and uncorroborated. Their target is Brett Kavanaugh, an eminently qualified jurist whose only ‘crime’ is being nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump.
Democrats and their liberal media allies want to delay judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, if not derail it entirely. At the very least, they intend to conjure another asterisk for yet one more Republican-nominated Supreme Court justice, to further their dishonest narrative of Republican misogyny, and to tell uppity conservative jurists that this type of abuse awaits them if they dare think for themselves and refuse to kowtow.
Democrats and the establishment Left are not concerned with justice or equity of outcome. Their mob has no empathy or sympathy. They want a sacrifice.