Pants-of-dog wrote:If you mean “would not have appointed him to SCOTUS” when you say “destroy a man’s life”, then yes.
Because as implausible as her story is, his is even more so.
How is Kavanaugh’s story implausible at all, much less more implausible than Ford’s? He says it didn’t happen, she can’t give a time or place that would allow an investigation to even start.
And yes, that rejection would have destroyed his life, because it would have been because of those unsubstantiated accusations and so would have been the Senate declaring him a sexual predator. That would have followed him for the rest of his life.
Ironically, even if Biden is forced to drop out because of Reade’s accusation he wouldn’t face the same problem, since he would be used as the poster child by those that want us to return to a sane definition of Rule of Law.
If you want to ignore the power dynamic that is the logical basis for making all of these dates almost statutory rape, go ahead. This is why I think I am more moral.
The power dynamics is why I find it creepy, and in retrospect at least some of the parents that gave permission agree. But like I said, there is no evidence that Moore was anything but a perfect gentleman on those dates, the parents had no problem with it at the time, and by all appearances he was looking for (and found) a wife rather than trolling for victims. Seeing how he’s been happily and faithfully married for thirty years plus, I don’t see how that’s relevant today.
You mean, like I have already done in this thread? Sure.
Would you like me to repeat it?
Just like no one should vote for Trump or should have ever voted for him.
Something we actually agree on—voters should reject Trump, and Democrats should reject Biden.
noemon wrote:You guys look really panicked by Biden, you must have realised that he has it in the bag and the only way for worthless Trump to win would be only if Biden dropped out.
I figure a lot of Republicans are making a point to Democrats—in the upcoming campaign Trump’s treatment of women is off-limits, any attempt to reference them will be met by fingers pointing at Biden and Reade. Others are probably hoping (and some fearing) that this will help return us to a sane understanding of due process and presumption of innocence.
I'm certain the majority of the American people are waiting from Biden to speak on TV to give them a reassurance of responsibility and adulthood, to make them feel secure again that adult men still exist and are ready to lead them again instead of that freak horror show with no personality and sense of responsibility.
Considering Biden’s performance on TV, I suspect a lot of Republicans are hoping
he shows up on live TV more often, and salivating over the upcoming debates.
The expert is more aristocratic than the aristocrat, because the aristocrat is only the man who lives well, while the expert is the man who knows better.
—G. K. Chesterton