People on the left may not like Judge Brett Kavanaugh. They may disagree with him politically. They may think he'll single-handedly end a 44-year protection for the left's religious rite of aborting children in the womb. But what has Kavanaugh's wife Ashley done to deserve death threats?
Fox News reported Thursday some of the ugly and graphic threats she has gotten. I won't quote them here. They are vile and graphic.
Christrine Blasey Ford has also gotten death threats, as the New York Times reported. If there's any reason why Ford would decline to testify publicly, it's this. The favorable Times story portrayed Ford as a meticulous scientist, accustomed to dealing with facts. They kindly also favored Kavanaugh as a meticulous legal thinker. Neither of these people are monsters, though I do think that those who look at Ford as a non-political person are ignoring evidence to the contrary.
Neither Ford, nor Kavanaugh, and especially Kavanaugh's wife deserve to be hunted by evil people bent on having their political will expressed through violence.
We've already seen what political invective can do on the left: Rep. Steve Scalise and the Family Research Council "Chick-Fil-A shooting" have proved this. When someone like Ford can't make an accusation--political as it may be--without fearing for her life, and Kavanaugh's wife and family practically need to go into protective custody, that's a sign that our political climate has become too toxic.
There's only one issue capable of generating such poison. I would be willing to bet every penny I own that Ford is vehemently pro-choice (this is a matter of fact not opinion). This is simply the latest flashpoint in the culture war over people who believe unborn infants deserve the same protections as other human beings who have been born, versus those who cherish the "right" to kill them.