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  Posted 08 October 2018 - 09:16 AM

The Left’s Dark Turn




https://www.americanthinker.com
By Jack Cashill
October 8, 2018



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In October 1991, future Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano ushered in a bold new era in American political history. At the time a Democratic activist and an attorney in private practice, Napolitano was, for no good reason, monitoring the preliminary interview by Senate staffers of Susan Hoerchner. A California administrative judge, Hoerchner was the prime mover in the outing of Napolitano’s client, Anita Hill.

“OK. Were you living in Washington at the time you two had this phone conversation?” the staff attorney asked Hoerchner. The attorney was referring to the conversation during which Hill told Hoerchner that “her boss” had sexually harassed her on the job.

“Yes,” said Hoerchner.

“So it was prior to September of 1981?” asked the staffer.

“Oh, I see what you’re saying,” said Hoerchner.

At this point, although she had no official role in the proceedings, Napolitano objected and called for a recess. Hoerchner had just subverted the timeline on which the case against Clarence Thomas rested.

“I began working with Clarence Thomas in the early fall of 1981,” Hill had told the Judiciary Committee. “Early on, our working relationship was positive.” By Hill’s account, Thomas did not begin to pester her for roughly three months. At the earliest that would have been December 1981, three months after Hoerchner left for California, three months after she and Hoerchner stopped communicating.

Instead of calling the defamation plot off, Napolitano and Hoerchner -- and eventually Hill -- conspired to cover it up. After conferring with Napolitano, Hoerchner had a convenient change of memory. Now it was time for the friendly Democratic counsel to ask, “When you had the initial phone conversation with Anita Hill and she spoke for the first time about sexual harassment, do you recall where you were living -- what city?” Answered Hoerchner, “I don’t know for sure.”

Prodded by her allies on the left, the initially reluctant Hill proceeded to slander Clarence Thomas before the world. This calculation represented a dark turn in progressive history. Ever since the Soviet Comintern decided to make martyrs out of Sacco and Vanzetti more than sixty years prior, leftists had made a practice of declaring the guilty innocent. Now they and their media allies were prepared to declare the innocent guilty and, if need be, imprison them to prove their point. The left’s brief Atticus Finch phase was over.

Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, Leonard Peltier, Mumia-Abu Jamal, Hurricane Carter -- guilty to a man, but now history. Clarence Thomas, Duke Lacrosse, George Zimmerman, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Officer Darren Wilson, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump -- innocent, and now the future. There had been cases of the left punishing the innocent before Thomas, and many since, but the Thomas case was arguably the first in which the combined forces of the left knowingly defamed an innocent man on the main stage.

Although progressives have all but criminalized the skewering of their many sacred cows -- Islam, climate change, illegal aliens, LGBT, the poor -- no cows in their pantheon are as sacred as race and sex. They hit Thomas on sex. In 2006, they hit the Duke lacrosse team on the deadly trifecta of sex, race, and class.

The left’s “Oh, I see” moment should have come less than a month after the incident. The DNA test results came back, and they failed to connect any member of the lacrosse team to Crystal Mangum, the black stripper who had accused three of the players of rape. This hard evidence of the players’ innocence deterred none of their accusers in academia and few in the media.

The New York Times assumed the leadership of the media mob. Times columnist Selena Roberts spoke for many when she described the team as “a group of privileged players of fine pedigree entangled in a night that threatens to belie their social standing as human beings.”

Even as the case against the three accused players eroded, the Times stubbornly refused to acknowledge the damage. In August 2006, nearly six months after the incident, the Times ran a lengthy front-page story ("Files From Duke Rape Case Give Details but No Answers") about this “tangled American opera of race, sex, and privilege” that tried to shore up the case against the accused. It was too late. Within hours of its appearance online, bloggers had waded through the errors and omissions of the article and deconstructed it to its preposterous core.

As it turned out, there was no case. District Attorney Mike Nifong, an ambitious Democrat, built his prosecution of the three accused players on a foundation of suppressed evidence and outright lies. A year after the incident, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Hooper dropped all charges against the three players, declared them “innocent,” and described them as victims of a "tragic rush to accuse."

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:24 AM

Democrats did not just suddenly become corrupt they have been corrupt for over 100 years. Woodrow Wilson was corrupt and Teddy Roosevelt to a lesser extent as well. Their goal has been to erode Constitutional rule . What has changed over time is that their methods and actions have become more and more corrupt and rotten. At some point there has to be a reckoning. That reckoning started with the 2016 election of Donald Trump. Hopefully it will come to fruition at the ballot box but the degree of desperation now being shown by the democrats indicate it will become more and more violent.

Keep your powder dry !
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:49 PM

View PostCoach, on 08 October 2018 - 11:24 AM, said:

Democrats did not just suddenly become corrupt they have been corrupt for over 100 years. Woodrow Wilson was corrupt and Teddy Roosevelt to a lesser extent as well. Their goal has been to erode Constitutional rule . What has changed over time is that their methods and actions have become more and more corrupt and rotten. At some point there has to be a reckoning. That reckoning started with the 2016 election of Donald Trump. Hopefully it will come to fruition at the ballot box but the degree of desperation now being shown by the democrats indicate it will become more and more violent.

Keep your powder dry !

Agree...... "We must control the courts and they shall control the future society. In effect, they must rewrite the Constitution." ~ President Woodrow Wilson
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