Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein reached into her infamous bag of dirty tricks and once again went with one of the Marxist Democrats favorites. Poisoning the Well.
Poisoning the well (or attempting to poison the well) is a type of informal logical fallacy where irrelevant adverse information about a target is preemptively presented to an audience, with the intention of discrediting or ridiculing something that the target person is about to say. Poisoning the well can be a special case of argumentum ad hominem, and the term was first used with this sense by John Henry Newman in his work Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1864). The origin of the term lies in well poisoning, an ancient wartime practice of pouring poison into sources of fresh water before an invading army, to diminish the attacking army’s strength.
The target, in this particular case is President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. We will discuss his accuser in a moment, but first let us dispense with a popular, but incorrect public assumption or two.
Neither Senator Dianne Feinstein, nor anyone else in the Democrat Party even remotely cares or is frightened that Christine Blasey-Ford’s accusations will prove to be false or unsubstantiated. They do not even remotely care that she might be discredited, as it has zero bearing on why Feinstein brought this accusation into the public sphere.
Senator Feinstein and the entire Democrat Party Leadership withheld this information until the last possible second for one reason and one reason only. Their whole plan is to delay the conformation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh until after the Mid-term elections in the hopes that the Democrats might pick up a senate seat or two and thus be able to stop the conformation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. That is it, all stop, period.
Feinstein and her Democrat partners in crime know for a fact, that regardless of the veracity of Christine Blasey-Ford’s accusations, the Mainstream Media will publish those accusations as if they have been proven to be factual and accurate as determined by a Court of Law. This is a willful and with full forethought of Malice action taken by both Feinstein, the Democrat Leadership and the Mainstream Media in an attempt to prevent Justice Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the SCOTUS through the used of the tactic of Poisoning the Well.
That Christine Blasey-Ford is a extreme left wing political activist who has admitted to being highly promiscuous in high school (so much so that she required therapy as an adult) is irrelevant. That her redacted therapy notes do not match the accusations they are purported to support is also irrelevant. Likewise the fact that Judge Kavanugh’s mother presided over the foreclosure of Blasey-Fords parents home thus providing a conflict of interest in her accusations is irrelevant.
All of these facts which show that Christine Blasey-Ford is anything but a creditable witness are irrelevant. They are irrelevant because proving that Judge Brett Kavanaugh engaged in what under Maryland State Law would have been at best deemed Misdemeanor Sexual misconduct was never the point of the accusations. The point of the accusations is and always was, to delay Kavanaugh’s conformation with the hopes that a change in the makeup of the United States Senate would permit the Democrats to prevent his conformation.
The only question that is relevant here is, will this Poisoning of the Well tactic work as Feinstein and her Democrat colleagues hope it will. Given the number of corrupt Republican Senators more than happy to be bought off by the Democrats, its actually a 50/50 shot.