A few years ago, the answer to this question from both sides of the political divide would have been the same. We had different truths – our news sources have divided us even by what we accept as true, and decry as false – but we generally agreed that we should embrace the truth, and people who spoke the truth. No more.
In a stunningly short period of time, a large portion of our population has decided that the truth doesn’t matter. This President, who lies on a daily basis about a staggering array of subjects, has drawn his followers and the politicians who support him down a path of dishonesty and dissembling. Because he does it, it is acceptable and even expected. And so it is no surprise that we are on the verge of appointing to the highest Court of the land a man who has shown, time and again, that he has no fealty to the truth. This article details one example. In 2004, Judge Kavanaugh claimed under oath that he could not possibly have known that emails he received while working on judicial confirmations for the Bush White House had been stolen. He testified that he surely would have reported this information had he known. But as this article demonstrates, his testimony almost certainly was false. The information he had received obviously was stolen. And his testimony this week – in which it seems clear that he lied repeatedly – only serves to confirm the suspicions from 2004. Judge Kavanaugh is willing to lie under oath if he thinks it will serve his ambitions. Yet, GOP Senators appear poised to confirm him to a position that should require honesty as a bare minimum.
Tom McClintock claims to revere truth and honesty, but actions speak louder than words. He has yet to even acknowledge the President’s dishonesty or the harm it does to our system of government. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.