Beyond The Rhetoric: So Much Hate, So Little Tolerance

Harry C. Alford | 10/19/2018, 6 a.m.
Sadly, since the latest federal election something has happened to our current state of minds. The political sides— Democrats and ...

selects for nomination, the Democratic wing of Congress is going to oppose it in a fanatical matter. Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh seems to have an impeccable record since becoming a judge.

His over 300 judicial decisions are mainstream and without question illustrate good juris prudence. However, he is a Trump nominee and thus, must be stopped by any means necessary, according to the Democratic side of Congress. They have not “thrown the kitchen sink” yet, but just about every trick, ethical, unethical or even illegal, is being tried.

One example is encouraging a mentally challenged individual to place a formal complaint of sexual assault against nominee Kavanaugh. An alleged act that happened over 36 years ago. She requested discretion about the handling of this. What did they do? They leaked her accusation to the national press and paraded her on national television and gave her a questionable legal representative. They have put an “accuser” who needs medical help and privacy in a position of traumatic exposure. You must feel sorry for her.

If that is not enough, they have two more “accusers” who claim either sexual indiscretion or down right gang rape. Yes, they are trying to paint a sleezy, criminal picture on a human being who has played by the rules and has lived a great, impressive American life. Hopefully, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will settle this matter soon. He has already successfully completed six previous FBI investigations covering the same period of time. However, it would not be too surprising if they try some more shenanigans, moral or immoral, legal or illegal to stop this nomination from going through.

The Democratic Congress is going through a mental crisis at the expense of our normal political process. Somehow, I hope this will straighten itself out through the next elections that are coming up. Dear Lord, may our voters and elected officials come to their senses and end this hatred and lack of tolerance.

Harry Alford is the Co-Founder, President/CEO, of the National Black Chamber of Commerce®. For more information, visit: www.nationalbcc.org and to contact him, email: halford@nationalbcc.org