As many conservatives have believed from the beginning, Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh seem to be nothing more than a manufactured effort by the left to derail the judge’s confirmation. Now, we have evidence that the Democrats were plotting something all along.
Ever since Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) revealed that she had received a letter from Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape 36-years-ago, we have been asking why the allegations were not brought forward sooner. Why did Dr. Ford wait until Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump to make her claims? And why did Sen. Feinstein hold onto Ford’s letter for six weeks before making it public on the eve of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, when she had so many opportunities to address it before then?
Now, we have our answer.
In a July conference call to Democratic leaders, Ricki Seidman – a high-powered Democratic operative, former Clinton White House official, and current advisor to Christine Blasey Ford – laid out a strategy to defeat the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
“Over the coming days and weeks there will be a strategy that will emerge, and I think it’s possible that that strategy might ultimately defeat the nominee,” Seidman said on the call. This was at the same time as Christine Blasey Ford sent her letter accusing Kavanaugh of attempted rape to Sen. Diane Feinstein.
To truly understand the significance of Seidman’s ominous statement, you must first know a bit about her background. Seidman, currently an executive at a public relations company, has worked for the Dukakis, Mondale, and Clinton campaigns for president, according to The Daily Caller. She also served as Joe Biden’s communications director when he was named as Barack Obama’s running mate in the 2008 election, and managed the confirmation of Obama’s Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
Recently, Seidman served as the executive director of the liberal voter turnout group Rock the Vote. She also served in Bill Clinton’s campaign’s “war room” and as deputy communications director in the Clinton White House. But most importantly, she is no stranger to high-profile fights over nominations to the Supreme Court by a Republican president.
Seidman cut her teeth running attack ads against Robert Bork, a nomination that was eventually derailed. She then moved to Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy’s office, where she was instrumental in convincing Anita Hill to go public with her claim that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. Seidman was also instrumental in leaking the Hill story to the press when lawmakers didn’t take it seriously.
“As legal director for Norman Lear’s People for the American Way, she was responsible for the infamous attack-ad on the judicial record of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork,” reports The Weekly Standard. “She next moved to Senator Edward Kennedy’s office shortly after Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court, and she is credited with pressuring the reluctant Anita Hill to come out with her harassment story. When the Judiciary Committee failed to listen, according to David Brock’s The Real Anita Hill, Seidman helped leak the story to the press.”
The Democrats knew all along that there was no way for them to legitimately defeat Kavanaugh — if they wanted to derail his confirmation, they would have to resort to dirty tactics, much the same way they did with Anita Hill during Justice Clarence Thomas’ confirmation.
Sadly, this is nothing new. The Democrats are becoming like the boy who cried wolf, only, in this case, it’s more like “the random chick who cried sexual harassment at the eleventh hour.”