The confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh were a brutal exercise. And even though he was successful and is now sitting on the Court, thanks to the persistence of most on the Republican side who stood for the truth and the presumption of innocence, the Democrats still dragged a good man’s name through the mud in an effort to prevent him from getting the seat.
And that’s what they wanted. Because even if they lost the seat, they wanted to put an ‘asterisk’ next to his name and use it to jazz up their base for the midterms.
And no tweet perhaps summed that up more than one from “Colbert Show” writer, Ariel Dumas.
“Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life,” she said.
Twitter let her have it.
Dumas later deleted the tweet and tried to offer an explanation for it.
She claimed that she was being ‘sarcastic,’ noting that he still was on the Supreme Court.
Right, because calling a man who had unblemished life and career a gang rapist, a drunk, a liar, instigating death threats against him and his family, walking through his whole life trying to dig up dirt no matter how small or ridiculous and leaving the false impression in millions of peoples minds is something he should just be delighted with, right? How dare anyone be upset with how they tried to destroy him!
From Fox News:
Dumas previously had quoted news analysis pieces criticizing Kavanaugh for saying the accusations had “destroyed” him, including a piece that observed, “the bar for a man’s ruin is, apparently, quite low.”
Reached for further comment by Fox News, CBS said Dumas’ apology spoke for itself. The network confirmed that Dumas currently works for Colbert’s show.
Translation: we’re done with this. Leave us alone.
Dumas’ account included several other anti-Kavanaugh tweets. “Brett Kavanaugh is 100% gonna ask Justice Sotomayor to fetch him coffee,” she wrote on Saturday. Dumas also criticized Kavanaugh for invoking his family in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, saying, “it is not automatically a moral achievement to be a son, a husband, a dad. It is biology, a legal decision, and biology again. Plenty of a–holes are all three.”
She previously had written that she was “emotionally shattered by the current state of affairs.”
Colbert’s show has mocked Kavanaugh repeatedly. In July, shortly after Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was announced, Colbert even criticized the then-nominee’s first name, saying it “sounds less like a Supreme Court justice and more like a waiter at a Ruby Tuesday’s.”
And Colbert mocked Kavanaugh’s anger at having his name dragged through the mud, saying “Save your indignation that finally someone is taking one woman’s sexual assault seriously.” Colbert also called his testimony a “well-coiffed head of steam.”
H/T Daily Wire