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The Kavanaugh sex scandals teach us that extremism is OK

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NEW YORK – What is wrong with us? Specifically: What is wrong with liberal Democrats?

Liberal Democrats are out to get Brett Kavanaugh. They are right to be; he is dangerous. Confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would lock in a right-wing majority for a generation. Abortion rights would be imperiled, true, but his rulings would also impact us in countless ways no one can predict: privacy, technology, balance of powers, corporate influence.

What’s weird is how the “Resistance” is going after the nominee: they’re #MeToo-ing him.

They’re only #MeToo-ing him.

One woman says he tried to rape her when she was 15 and he was 17. Another says that he pulled out his penis and shoved it in her face at a college party. A third alleges Kavanaugh and others in the early 1980s spiked the drinks of girls at high school parties to make it easier for them to be gang-raped. U-S-A! Best country ever!

If true these are — obviously, undeniably, absolutely — nasty acts. They prompt serious questions about whether Kavanaugh has the judgment — pun intended — required of the highest court. The fact that these charges date back decades, even to his childhood, does not change that. If he were up for a less important job, one could perhaps chalk them up to youthful douchebaggery. But he’s not applying for deputy undersecretary of agriculture.

What I don’t understand is: How did Kavanaugh’s candidacy get this far? How did his bid last long enough........

© The Japan Times