The closest Spartacus ever came to having a Cory Booker moment came in 73 BC when he was caught cheating on a test in Gladiator school. His friend Oenomaus called him out for cheating but Spartacus quoted Jesus saying “He who has not sinned can cast the first stone.”
Of course, he was quoting Jesus 73 years before His birth but it’s that type of Vulcan Mind Meld trickery that apparently passed down to Senator Booker. In an article the grandstanding senator wrote in 1992, he referenced an epiphany moment in 1984 when he was rebuffed trying to get to second base with a female friend. In it he references a quote from the movie Top Gun. The only problem is Top Gun was released in 1986 – two years after his moment.
It seems Senator Booker’s habitual lying was prevalent even back in college or it could be he was trying to connect the dots with the benefit of hindsight. He was writing the piece in 1992 and harkening back to his other moment not associated with Spartacus. Through the prism of time it is easy to associate lessons learned in one year with an event from another year. It’s also a good writing device.
My guess is somewhere in the next week either Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will suffer a similar instance. When you try to remember something from 30 years ago, chances are you are going to include things learned, felt, or believed throughout the 30 years and not necessarily at that specific point in time.
If Dr. Ford does it the media will be understanding, forgiving, and even serve as apologist. If Judge Kavanaugh does it the media will circle like sharks around blood.
Regardless of what is said or any surprise “proof” I’m sure Dr. Ford’s lawyers will suddenly find and not share with anyone until the hearing, this stall tactic will only be a he said/she said. The Democrats want to smear Judge Kavanaugh and are already talking possible impeachment if he gets confirmed. The Republicans want nothing more than to smear Dr. Ford but are hamstrung because they do not want to appear to be against the #Metoo movement.
It should be good theater but at the expense of the reputations of two individuals. Dr. Ford will forever have a legacy akin to Anita Hill. If she created her own mess than she cannot complain about her perception in history. If she is being used as a pawn than the ones making the moves deserve a special place in Hell. Personally, I do not think George Soros’ money is worth eternal damnation but that’s just me.
Unfortunately, for Dr. Ford there is no time, place, or witnesses to her story. That will not stop the Democrats from acting like each word she speaks is a smoking gun.
I am curious though. If the standard for the Democrats to destroy another human being’s life is a person’s word, then is having actual proof grounds for dismissal from the Congress? I ask because the woman who accused U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., of domestic abuse released a medical document from 2017 detailing how the congressman abused her. The Democrats, apparently unfamiliar with what proof looks like, yawned and ignored it.
Congressman Ellison is still in Congress able to abuse how many other women he pleases because it seems #Metoo only applies if the perpetrator is not a Democrat. The woman, Karen Monahan, claims the Democratic Party “smeared” her and threatened to isolate her over her allegations against the Ellison, who, by the way, happens to be the deputy of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
I’d decry the hypocrisy of politicians but we already know that a prerequisite to be a politician are lying, cheating, hypocrisy and arrogance. The only problem is this week they are destroying the lives of two Americans but the agenda driven media and politicians do not care about collateral damage.