Dick Durbin’s non-apology is a perfect example of Washington at its worst, for what Durbin is claiming is that he was misunderstood, not acknowledging he said something wrong. “I sincerely regret if what I said caused anyone to misunderstand my true feelings,” he said, which is to say, he regrets nothing except that he got himself into a pickle. And this from a man who one day compares U.S. military personnel to Nazis and the Khmer Rouge to claim the next that his “true feelings” are that “our soldiers around the world and their families at home deserve our respect, admiration and total support.” Yeah, there’s no support like being called a Nazi. Right now, there’s nobody lower, tawdrier or scummier in American politics than Dick Durbin (more fulmination on the subject here).
Will this be the week? With bated breath, we wait to find out whether we’ve reached the moment, after the Labor Day end of summer, just as the critical midterm races heat up, when President Trump will follow through on his threat to declassify and publicize key FISA-gate documents — in particular, the ... Read More
The allegations against Brett Kavanaugh — outlined now on the record in the Washington Post by Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford — are substantial and serious. She claims that Kavanaugh knocked her down, groped her, and attempted to remove her clothes. Here’s the core of her ... Read More
The 27-year-old “Anita Hill” strategy of digging for dirt on a Supreme Court nominee didn’t work with Clarence Thomas back in 1991. But desperate times for liberals call for desperate measures. Just as with Anita Hill, no doubt it took a concentrated effort of importuning by a host of liberal Senate ... Read More
NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE There’s a Bob Newhart sketch you probably know: A woman walks into a therapist’s office and says that her life is being spoiled because she spends all of her time obsessing over the fearful possibility that she will be buried alive in a box. His ... Read More
So now what? We have a name and an accusation, which is an improvement over the status quo ante. If you’re going to make an allegation of misconduct, this is how you do it: publicly, and attached to as much information as you have. Eternal shame on those who made specific calls before they knew what was being ... Read More