G for Guilty for Kavanaugh believes Sen. Gillibrand “given what we know” from Dr. Ford

 

Senator Gillibrand believes Kavanaugh Guilty based on next to nothing

G for Guilty for  Kavanaugh believes Sen.  Gillibrand.

An editorial comments this week on Ford v. Kavanaugh   in the Wall Street Journal 9/20/18.  The following quotes from  the WSJ editorial:

“Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, another 2020 presidential aspirant, said, “I believe it is disqualifying, given what we know.” In other words, what  Gillebrand  believes is based on next to nothing.  Written in the Wall Street Journal   9/22/18.  

“It  is still true: What begins as tragedy can end as farce. So it is with the case of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assaulting her when she was 15 and he was 17.

“As of the most recent available moment in this episode, Ms. Ford’s lawyer said her client would not appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee until there is a “full investigation by law-enforcement officials.” Like the Mueller excavations, that could run to the horizon, unable to find anything but unwilling to stop until it finds something.

“Let us posit that the one thing not at issue here is the truth. As a matter of law and fact, Ms. Ford’s accusation can be neither proved nor disproved. This is as obvious now as it must have been when Dianne Feinstein and the other Democrats came into possession of this incident.

“Surely someone pointed out that based on what was disclosed, this accusation could not be substantiated. To which the Democrats responded: So what? Its political value is that it cannot be disproved. They saw that six weeks before a crucial midterm election, the unresolvable case of Christine Blasey Ford would sit like a stalled hurricane over the entire Republican Party, drowning its candidates in a force they could not stop.

“In #MeToo, which began in the predations of Harvey Weinstein, Democrats and progressives finally have found a weapon against which there seems to be no defense. It can be used to exterminate political enemies. If one unprovable accusation doesn’t suffice, why not produce a second, or third? It’s a limitless standard.

“The Democrats’ broader strategy is: Delay the vote past the election; win the Senate by convincing suburban women that Republicans are implacably hostile to them; seize power; and—the point of it all—take down the Trump government.

“This is the “resistance.” This is what Democrats have become. Resistance is a word and strategy normally found in a revolutionary context, which is precisely the argument made by the left to justify its actions against this presidency since the evening of Nov. 8, 2016. Anything goes. Whatever it takes. Brett Kavanaugh is not much more than a casualty of war.

“Rather than try to argue or win public issues on substance, the Democrats have become a party that seems to think it can win with muscle alone. Environmentalism emerged in the 1970s as a worthwhile idea that attracted the interest and support of both parties. From Al Gore onward, it became a bludgeon to beat up the other party. Now sexual abuse, an issue originating in utmost seriousness, has been quickly captured and fashioned into a political weapon by the Democratic left.

“Politics as trench warfare has relieved the Democrats of the burden of thought. Extending the Pelosi Rule—we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it—we now have the Gillibrand Standard.

“Commenting this week on Ford v. Kavanaugh, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, another 2020 presidential aspirant, said, “I believe it is disqualifying, given what we know.” In other words, what she believes is based on next to nothing.

“Put on defense by these accusations, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley unsurprisingly agreed to a hearing in which Ms. Ford would tell her story and Judge Kavanaugh would speak. Then the senators would vote.

“Consider the spectacle: Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the embodiment of a modern rule of law, is being decided in the Senate by the medieval practice of trial by ordeal, such as surviving immersion in fire or ice. Trial by ordeal was outlawed by the Lateran Council in 1215.

Or worse, the standards of the mob in the Roman Colosseum, turning thumbs up or down on the combatants. Though unlike the Senate Democrats, the Roman mob at least had an open mind.

Incidentally, the standard trope that Donald Trump has degraded our politics? We don’t need to hear that anymore. Or about the moral certitudes of the religious right.

“Is there a sadder figure in the modern Democratic Party than Sen. Dianne Feinstein? Elected to the Senate in 1992, Mrs. Feinstein has produced a creditable career. Her above-it-all reputation was never quite deserved, but she has at least performed with dignity.

“Now, seeking re-election at 85, she is getting heat from the progressive-dominated Democratic Party in California, the world capital of identity-only politics. By withholding from the committee the accusatory Ford letter that came into her possession nearly two months ago, Sen. Feinstein ensured the nomination’s descent into such a hapless, cynical moment. This will be the most remembered event in Sen. Feinstein’s career.

“The Kavanaugh nomination, “given what we know,” has come down to an undiscoverable accusation. The defeat of a Supreme Court nominee on this basis would be a victory for a level of conscious political nullification not seen in the U.S. for a long time. Republicans in the Senate shouldn’t allow it, and voters in November should not affirm it.

Write henninger@wsj.com.

Appeared in the September 20, 2018, print edition.

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Aptos Psychologist opines:

Sen. Gillibrand’s brand?  G for Guilty believes  the Senator/ presidential aspirant in Kavanaugh v Dr. Ford based on “what we know” which is next to nothing

Is this Gillibrand’s brand?  G for Guilty.   Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh supposedly  guilty based on  something  that Dr. Ford says occurred 36 years ago (she has not yet  testified under oath) and New York Senator / Presidential aspirant  Gillibrand believes it?

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Dr. Ford – accuser of Kavanaugh – flunks basic decency standards including APA guidelines for psychologists

Psychologist  Blasey Ford  flunks basic professional  APA standards

Dr. Ford  — accuser of   Kavanaugh — flunks  basic  decency standards  including  APA guidelines for  psychologists.   That is, don’t exploit or harm others & avoid relationships that could reasonably impair their professional performance.

What about the legal standards of presumption of innocence and preponderance of evidence?   A research Ph.D. psychologist knows how to add up the overall picture of “facts” of her case. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s facts — best we know — are weak.

Ford, a  registered Democrat who signed a letter opposing Trump’s immigration  policies, joins other   Democrats & progressives  who turn  American due process upside down. See Presumption of Guilt published in the Wall Street Journal 9/22/18.

American Psychological Standards (APA)  standards for psychologists  are not put on  akin to a business suit for   the 8 to 5 day.

For many professionals what they do – whether  doctor, lawyer, psychologist  becomes interweaved with the essence of who they are as a person  and  how they interact  in general  with people.

Read in their entirety, APA ethical guidelines and standards  expect psychologists  to show care towards all persons equally  and to  provide options and ways for persons to  respond back.  The  thinking  that underlines guidelines for  psychologists and  doctors:    do no harm

Concerning  the APA  ethical guidelines:

  • Psychologist Ford failed to treat persons equally by a)  failing to notify  all parties  e., President Trump, Republicans, the Judiciary Committee.   Dr. Ford is a registered  Democrat who  only notified other Democrats.
  • Psychologist  Ford failed to provide the entirety of  her Therapist Notes for general inspection by neutral parties.  Her therapist notes state 4 boys   and Dr. Ford opines fewer.    No  names are included in the therapist notes.
  • No highly specific identifiable information is provided   i.e., what the boys looked like,  their clothing,  the color of  room, how Dr. Ford   got there or got home (as she did not drive)

Self-care by Psychologists is   is part and parcel to providing care towards others:

Dr. Ford states in her publications that mentoring future psychologists is her primary goal.  Dr. Ford presumably has professional /  clinical interactions with her students.    For trauma Dr. Ford states that  she  incurred sometime in 1983-85, Dr. Ford first  sought professional help roughly six years ago.

What were  the  Therapist  Treatment Goals related to the trauma Dr. Ford  says she  experienced 36  years ago?   Diagnosis is the flip side of treatment.     If you go to a MD and he/she determines that you have a torn ligament and not a broken leg then there’s one treatment and not another.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may have been the diagnosis?   If that was the diagnosis, what were the treatment goals and are they in the clinical notes  of the therapist Dr. Ford and husband  saw in 2012 or so  for couple’s therapy?   Those clinical  notes could and should be released by Dr.Ford.

Aptos Psychologist opines:

Dr. Ford  fails to meet basic  decency standards as well as  general APA  guidelines for  psychologists.   Do no harm, take care in all your interactions with people and provide multiple means for feedback are part and parcel of  APA guidelines and standards.

Dr. Ford is a research/ clinical  psychologist.  Psychologists measure — carefully –small differences  using standardized tests in conjunction with  behavioral observations and  other information.    Finding commonality  in all of  the information (standardized test data,   reports from different sources and  behavioral observations)   is the hallmark of what clinical / research psychologists do best.   It’s what psychologist  are particularly trained to do.

What  psychologists are trained to do best — fit together the “big picture” from all  available information — Dr. Ford fails to do.     I give Ford an F.

written by Cameron Jackson, Ph.D.   Monterey Bay Forum 

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Kavanaugh’s accuser psychologist Christine Blasey Ford flunks APA standards for psychologists?

Research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford,  Ph.D. flunks  basic  professional standards  for psychologists  –standards  related to fabricating data, deceptive statements and sharing research data for verification?  Take a look.

American Psychological Standards (APA)  standards for psychologists  are not put on  akin to a business suit for   the 8 to 5 day.

For many professionals what they do – whether  doctor, lawyer, psychologist  becomes interweaved with the essence of who they are as a person  and  how they interact  in general  with people.

Read in their entirety, professional standards:  expect  professionals to show care towards all persons equally  and to  provide options and ways for persons to  respond back.    That thinking  underlies   the  professional standards for all psychologists, and  all  medical doctors.   Summed up – do no harm

Concerning  the APA standard for sharing research data for verification:

  • Psychologist Christine Blasey. Ford failed to treat persons equally by a)  failing to notify  all parties  e., President Trump, Republicans, the Judiciary Committee.  She, a Democrat, who  only notified other Democrats.
  • Psychologist Blasey Ford failed to provide her Therapist Notes for general inspection by neutral parties.   Some stories floating around the Internet  say 4 boys  were involved and others refer to 2 boys. Most sources say no names are included in the therapist notes.
  • No highly specific identifiable information is provided i.e., what they looked like, clothing, color of room, how this 15 – 18 year old woman got there or got home (as she did not drive).

What was the  Therapist  Treatment Goals related to the trauma Blasey-Ford says she  supposed experienced 30+ years ago.  Diagnosis is the flip side of treatment.     If you go to a MD and he/she determines that you have a torn ligament and not a broken leg then there’s one treatment and not another.  So what was the diagnosis and   treatment goals – if any —  as stated in the therapist notes?

Aptos Psychologist opines:

This woman, research psychologist  Christine Blasey Ford, fails to meet basic  professional standards.  The standards that  all Ph.D. research psychologists are expected to meet. What standards?   Read the  American Psychological Association standards.  Do no harm, take care in all your interactions with people and provide multiple means for feedback are part and parcel of the thinking that underlies the   APA standards.  Read the specific  APA professional standards — and consider in general what they mean.

Research psychologist measure — carefully –small differences using standardized tests in conjunction with careful, thorough behavioral observations and other information.    Noticing small differences and recording them and  finding commonality  in all of  the information, i.e., how all the data (standardized test data,   various reports from various people, behavioral \observations) fits together.  That’s what clinical/ research psychologists excell at doing.  That’s what psychologists do best.

Research/ clinical psychologist Christine Blasley Ford, Ph.D. fails to meet basic professional standards.

written by Cameron Jackson, Ph.D.   Monterey Bay Forum

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Who is CA Senator Kamala Harris– described as a female Obama — who resists Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?

Kamala Harris “resists” Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court

CA Senator  Kamala Harris is an   ex- mistress of Willie Brown.  Then she moved on.

Among other accomplishments, she is a  former San Francisco District Attorney who — according to the San Francisco Examiner — knew of evidence tampering before the public or police chief knew of it.

Controversy

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office found itself under fire in early 2010 when it came to light that Deborah Madden, a drug lab technician for the city police, confessed to removing cocaine from evidence samples. Her admission resulted in the police lab’s testing unit closing and pending drug cases being dismissed. The police department also had to investigate cases already prosecuted due to Madden’s admission of evidence tampering.

Kamala Harris  is age 53 and grew up in Oakland, CA.  Her mother, a M.D. took her daughter  to Muslim temples to worship. Growing up, Harris  visited India various times.  Her father is  Black and was, not sure when,  employed as a professor at Stanford.  Harris after graduating from Howard University and then  Hastings College of Law was employed as a Deputy D.A. in Oakland.  She then moved on.

In Washington D.C.  today   Senator Kamara Harris vociferously resisted the confirmation hearing of Kavanaugh  today. She said,  “we cannot move forward”.

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