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Ret. Army Colonel Response to Kavanaugh Lynching Is Pure Gold

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There was plenty of blue-check-marked outrage from both sides of Twitter during the Kavanaugh hearings Thursday, but some of the most incisive came from Kurt Schlichter, the former Army colonel turned Townhall.com columnist and political pundit.

Schlichter doesn’t really do anything by halves, as those who have followed him over the years can attest to. So, when it came to the Kavanaugh hearing, he was definitely not displaying a lack of courage in his live-tweeting.

His best tweet of the day may have been in response to Maria Shriver, the niece of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, among an array of Kennedy siblings. It’s that last one that’s important here, however.

“Oh my god. This is every woman’s nightmare. This is a terrifying image,” Shriver tweeted, along with a picture of Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who delivered a fiery rebuke of the behavior of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee during Thursday’s hearing.

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Schlichter could think of something a good deal worse than that, actually.

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“Ever woman’s nightmare is slowly drowning while your fellow Kennedy seeks out his fixer to cover it all up,” he tweeted.

Schlichter also managed to work some very reasonable criticism of sanctuary cities into Democrats’ sudden outrage over the mere intimation that someone may have committed a crime (even if there was no corroboration or witnesses or evidence or anything like that, and it happened 35 years ago).

“Question: Can we agree that legal aliens should be deported if they did what Kavanaugh is alleged by the Democrats to do?” Schlichter asked.

The answer to that one, unfortunately, is no.

And then he had a wake-up call for a Twitter user who actually seemed to compare the hearings to the beginnings of the Civil War.

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“Gosh, if true, then it looks like your preferred side should have used the Second Amendment,” Schlichter responded.

Schlichter wasn’t just tweeting about the Kavanaugh lynching, either. Over at Townhall, he had a list of “45 Tough, Forbidden Questions A Normal Person Would Ask Christine Blasey Ford.”

Among the better ones:

    • “You traveled to Hawaii in your work and back east in August. So, when did that ‘fear of flying‘ we heard about start and stop?
    • “Do you find it odd that each person who you now say was present has stated that they have no idea what you are talking about?”
    • “Future Justice Kavanaugh was a big deal in 2012, and you say you mentioned his name, but it’s not in your therapist’s notes. It’s not even in there that your attacker is now a well-known judge. Your therapist sure got a lot wrong, didn’t she?”
    • “As a psychologist, isn’t it possible that someone might invent a claim of assault in order to get attention or achieve a political goal?”
    • “Did Future Justice Kavanaugh drive hammered and leave you to drown in an Oldsmobile?”

Pretty sensible stuff, I’d say — at least, if you’re a former Army colonel.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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