• Before the Vote, What I Saw at the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

    October 2, 2018

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    Everyone knew the testimony would not clear anything up. You were expecting a Colonel Jessup moment from A Few Good Men? Instead, the Judiciary Committee vote, likely along party lines, is scheduled for Friday with basically the same information in front of members as they had yesterday.

    Along the way the world’s self-proclaimed greatest deliberative body soiled itself with partisan rancor – slut-shaming a woman not present, calling a sitting judge a drunk without evidence, and then labeling him a gang rapist, all in efforts to provide… advice and consent.

    Christine Blasey Ford is a serious, empathetic, and sincere woman. That does not alter that prior to her testimony today, Ford’s accusation as she repeated it in front of the Judiciary Committee had already been refuted by everyone she said was present at that party in 1982 where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her. Her “evidence” was she had told a similar story earlier to her husband (albeit without mentioning Kavanaugh by name), some “beach” friends in California recently, and her therapist (again without mentioning Kavanaugh by name), what most people in or out of a court would consider repetition, not corroboration. When asked about the possibility the assault took place but that she misremembered the assailant as Kavanaugh, Ford just said no and things were left there.

    There never could be any physical evidence nor was any suggested to exist to investigate. Ford admitted not remembering specifics that could have formed the basis of exculpation, including how she got home from the party, that driver being in a key position to assess Ford’s condition after the alleged assault and thus support or weaken her story. By not providing an exact date and location for the alleged assault, Ford did not allow for Kavanaugh to present an alibi, proof he was somewhere else. Ford in fact couldn’t say where they both were supposed to be to begin with, apart from “a suburban Maryland house.”

    The attorney speaking for the Republicans gently pointed out multiple inconsistencies and inaccuracies between Ford’s previous statements and today’s testimony, walking Ford back from assertions to assumptions. The questioning was consistent with what is done in sexual assault prosecutions to help evaluate the credibility of witnesses. Ford in the end presented a dramatic, heartfelt but ultimately general accusation, backed by the hashtag of #BelieveWomen that precluded any serious questioning of her key assertions, and nothing more.


    Brett Kavanaugh made clear from the initial reports right through the hearing Thursday none of what Ford (or his later accusers) said happened, had happened. He was unambiguous. He left no wiggle room. He could add no additional details to describe something that had not taken place. Clever lawyers created the appearance of a he said/she said. These are typically a case of two contradictory versions of a single event, as in date rape cases where sex is acknowledged by both parties who differ over the presence of consent. Kavanaugh’s situation is different; for the past four decades there was no “she said” until a handful of Democratic senators standing behind a victim they may have outed themselves forced Kavanaugh to deliver another round of “he said” denials today.

    Kavanaugh showed real emotion in today’s testimony, calling how he has been treated a political hit, revenge, the expression of left-over anger from the 2016 presidential election, a national disgrace, finally breaking into tears. He called out the media for slut-shaming one of his female friends based on a vague high school yearbook reference. Multiple Democrats returned to the same accusations later anyway.

    The outcome of all this hinges on a philosophy that believes people without discerning inquiry based on emotional responses and political expediency (i.e., a “credible accusation.”) So about the only real question left after today’s testimony was whether 99.99% or 100% of the people watching had already made up their minds in advance. Like any investigation that might have been launched, no clarity was possible under the circumstances. Ford was unable to prove the positive and Kavanaugh could never prove a negative.

    Truth became in the end extraneous to what was really going on. Ford was a prop used against Kavanaugh by Democrats seeking to shift from holding a confirmation hearing they would likely lose to a referendum on mistreatment of victims of sexual assault they might win.



    Democrats used their questioning time to make stump speechlets about the horrors of sexual violence, one going as far to say Ford had “inspired men to listen to women.” Nearly every Democrat ceremoniously entered thousands of letters of support for Ford “into the record.” To make sure everyone really, really got the point, Feinstein invited celebrity #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano to attend Thursday’s hearing (and speak with the media, of course.) Everyone cranked out plenty of campaign B-roll. This was theater.

    At times things seemed one step away from bringing in Handmaiden’s Tale cosplayers. The once great Senator Patrick Leahy engaged in an argument about the meaning of slang terms used in a 40 year old high school year book with a nominee to the Supreme Court, as if proof of immaturity was proof someone was a gang rapist. Another exchange focused on whether a word meant puke or fart. For every careful courtesy shown Dr. Ford during her testimony, Democrats treated Kavanaugh like a cheap punching bag.

    Sensing the confirmation might not go their way and needing someone to blame, Feinstein spent her question time trying to coerce Kavanaugh into requesting an FBI inquiry. Senator Durbin demanded Kavanaugh to turn to the White House Counsel present at that moment and demand an FBI investigation on live TV. When Chairperson Grassley cut that off, Durbin responded by telling Kavanaugh if he had nothing to hide, he had nothing to fear, a line often attributed to Joseph Goebbels. Senator Kobuchar played good cop, trying to persuade Kavanaugh to call for the FBI. Expect the demand for an investigation to be Maddow’s (and Wolf’s, and Twitter’s) talking point tonight, when everyone cries for the confirmation vote to be delayed. To call it all a circus is a disservice to real clowns.


    How did the very serious business of #MeToo end up a political tool?

    Only about ten days ago, without the votes to reject Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats started throwing stuff against the wall hoping something would stick. It started with Cory Booker’s failed Spartacus stunt. Kamala Harris, a fellow 2020 Democratic presidential aspirant, demanded more documents about well, something, we hardly knew then or remember now the issues from two administrations ago, brought forward likely in the hope there might be a perjury trapplet buried in those 100,000 pages for an intern to find.

    Kavanaugh was accused of having a gambling problem, and of being an alcoholic (Senators Hirano, Kobuchar, and Booker accused him of having a drinking problem again today, Kobuchar explaining she knew one when she saw one because her grandpa was in AA.) And how had he paid off his debts after buying baseball tickets for friends? A pattern emerged: the goal wasn’t to suggest Kavanaugh was unqualified as a jurist but to insist he was unqualified as a human being. In each instance Kavanaugh denied the accusations. He couldn’t add much more. He couldn’t prove a negative no matter how many times the Democrats and the media demanded he try. Until…


    Until a strategy ripe for 2018 finally emerged – he’s a witch! How do we know he’s a witch? Just see how vehemently he denies it! Well, maybe not a witch, that’s so 17th century. But a rapist is 2018, where a Resistance-charged mob can be convinced denial is proof of guilt. One can still credibly deny being a drinker, or a gambler, or stealing money in 2018, but one is no longer allowed to simply say no when accused of sexual assault.

    Democratic lawmakers went out of their way to gleefully proclaim this was a hearing (or “a job interview,” in Feinstein’s Constitution-contradicting words), not a trial, and so their plan was not going to be sidelined by fussy old stuff like a presumption of innocence. There was no question Ford’s testimony was really just an excuse to prosecute Kavanaugh. Senator Hirano, in basically announcing no holds were barred because this was not a trial, sounded more like she belonged in the Octagon than a Senate chamber. Cory Booker asked questions like a bad first year law student, stopping just short of demanding if Kavanaugh still beat his wife. A woman of lost virtue had been found by the Democrats, was willing to point her finger, and we was gonna have us a lynching. It might as well have all been set in a sweaty Alabama courtroom decorated to look like 1950.

    With all the theatrics, much of the context behind today’s main event was missed. Christine Blasey Ford’s path to the hearing has not been given much critical attention. She wrote to her local representative this July with a request for anonymity. The letter was sent to Dianne Feinstein, who sent it to the FBI. Ford as the victim was then outed publicly after all of the above gambits to derail Kavanaugh failed, dramatically just hours before his assured confirmation vote. Ford testified today she never gave anyone permission to release her letter or name to the public.

    The media, normally reluctant to splash victims of sexual assault across the front pages, went into spasm. Nobody seemed overly concerned about who, how, or why Ford’s name was leaked. No one seemed to include Feinstein’s sitting on the letter for weeks in their stories claiming Republicans weren’t giving the accusations enough time to be heard, though Chairman Chuck Grassley raised the point today.


    Ford was near-perfect for the Democrats’ purposes, the archetype Clinton voter, down to a photo circulating of her in her pink pussy hat. The hearings brought together everything anyone hated about Trump in a mediagenic bundle: mistreatment of women, fears over Roe, white male privilege, every tidbit of identity politics teed up. And when idea emerged really “credible” cases had multiple accusers, the always-reliable Rowan Farrow dug around until he found another. Michael Avenatti, the Fagin-like wrangler of Trump-era accusers, was unleashed. He did not disappoint, phoning The View the afternoon before Ford’s testimony to accept congratulations for finding a victim (again with no evidence or corroboration; 64 people who knew Kavanaugh well in high school say they have no idea who the accuser is) who upped the accusations against Kavanaugh to gang rape.

    Alongside, Politico called Kavanaugh a liar for claiming he was a virgin in high school (Kavanaugh re-confirmed his virginity as a senior today) and thus questioned his credibility on all things. A new witness appeared then disappeared. Two men claimed they were the ones who assaulted Ford. Third-party hearsay accusations made headlines. Rawstory libeled by association the attorney Republicans hired to question Ford. Mark Judge, a supposed witness to the Ford assault who actually exculpated Kavanaugh, was smeared as a drug and sex fiend. Yale was painted as Sodom.


    The counter-narrative that this was a Democratic set-up, with Ford as an unwitting victim of that, too, is all of this emerged organically and righteously, after decades, albeit right on time. The accusers were never compelled to speak up by civic duty during Kavanaugh’s years in the White House. Or when he worked with Special Counsel Ken Starr and was looked into by Bill’s Clinton’s supporters doing opposition research. Or during the confirmation hearings that seated him as a lifetime appointee on the Court of Appeals. Or during his original hearings a week or so ago, including by Dianne Feinstein, who already had the information from Ford literally in hand. And none of the assaults, including ten “gang rape” parties, ever resulted in even one complaint by a parent who noticed her child come home in the condition someone who was drugged and raped by multiple men would be in. And the FBI, which conducted six full background checks on Kavanaugh over his decades of government employment, just plain missed it all.

    In the end, everyone is going to believe what they want to believe. It is unclear a single mind was changed today, as it is equally likely not a single mind today was open to change. Something terrible happened to Christine Blasey Ford when she was in high school, there seems little doubt, but it is quite unclear that that also involved Brett Kavanaugh.

    Ford, despite her doctorate, came off as almost naive, claiming not to know what exculpatory evidence was, saying she didn’t understand why people encouraged her to hire a lawyer before going public, testifying she didn’t know why she took a polygraph test and had no idea who paid for it. She said she did not know how her lawyers, one a Democratic regular recommended to her by Feinstein, were paid. She appeared a bit mystified by the vast forces swirling around her, and seeming to believe, a modern-day Mr. Smith, the system would work and honorable people would empower her, not use her. As the day ends and we move into the nightly news cycle, no one in America will have the conversation they need to about whether the Democrats’ ends justify their means.


    The final question goes beyond what happens to Kavanaugh. Will the same strategy the Democrats ran and lost on in 2016 — Trump and his people are pigs, vote for someone else — serve them any better in November than it did this week?




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      10/2/18 4:53 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      The whole sexual assault thing is a spectacle and cannot be proven one way or another. However, Kavanaugh’s clear political bias was made painfully obvious during the hearing and should be a problem when considering appointment to the supposedly non-partisan Supreme Court.

      And this from your article:”Kamala Harris, a fellow 2020 Democratic presidential aspirant, demanded more documents about well, something, we hardly knew then or remember now the issues from two administrations ago, brought forward likely in the hope there might be a perjury trapplet buried in those 100,000 pages for an intern to find.”

      Seriously, Peter? You are talking about the torture issue as something we shouldn’t care about because it happened “two administrations” ago? WTF? This refusal to look back is how we got Madame Torturer, Gina Haspel, as the new head of the CIA. Kavanaugh’s opinions on torture, indefinite detention, the Patriot Act, etc. matter. A LOT. Oddly, you never suggested that Obama ought to be let off the hook for what he was doing by saying that he was “only” doing what Bush did before him or that “looking back” was pointless and who cares now, anyway? Quite the opposite; you always said that the fact that Obama was continuing the Bush policies was a black mark on Obama. [A point of view I agree with, BTW.]

      We now have a president who is on record as holding the view that more people should be sent to and held in Guantanamo and that the families of whomever we declare our enemies-de-jour should be tortured. And Trump has blocked access to the very records that would show how involved Kavanaugh was during the Bush administration in developing the policies that supported torture and indefinite detention. During the nomination hearings, Kavanaugh refused to state that he thought enhanced interrogation techniques violated the law.

      Kavanaugh was involved in the Elian Gonzalez case (he took the side that the boy should not be allowed to be returned to his natural father, and sole serving parent, in Cuba, but should be held in the US), he was also involved in the Terri Schiavo case, where he held that a terminally ill patient did not have the right to die with dignity. He represented Bush in the 2000 election recount issue, which ended up giving Bush the presidency.

      Kavanaugh does not believe a sitting president can be indicted.

      He is on the record praising mass surveillance by the NSA and supports it as “constitutional”. There are email exchanges that prove he wants to repeal the right to abortion for all women.

      He is anti-union and always supports corporate interests over workers and consumers.

      These are the reasons one might (I would say OUGHT to) use to object to Kavanaugh being on the SC; by defending him based solely on the notion that it isn’t fair for the Democrats to bring in Ford at the last minute is to leap headfirst into the muck both parties want us to jump into. Neither party wants to discuss the ultra rightwing opinions of Kavanaugh and instead they want us to focus on this last minute spectacle.

      If you are defending Kavanaugh just because you don’t like this bullshit maneuvering, you are doing the same thing as mindlessly defending Trump no matter what he does, just because you don’t like the media picking on him. On the other hand, if you agree with Kavanaugh’s positions on things like Roe or torture or NSA spying, well, then I think you ought to just say so, so we know where you stand on these more important issues.

      10/2/18 8:46 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Teri,

      Relax, Peter is just trolling you. He has to have an outlet since he lost his Tritter troll gig. Again, Peter mysteriously never mentions the deciding factor in the reign of Trump: Hillary.

      “Will the same strategy the Democrats ran and lost on in 2016 — Trump and his people are pigs, vote for someone else — serve them any better in November than it did this week?”

      But Hillary ain’t running in November. No matter how hard Trump and his Irish drunk goon triy to convince his angry white male base that it’s all about Hillary, the 2018 election for the Dumbocrats is all about the sex pervert in the White House. And the Irish drunk goon ain’t helping.

      10/2/18 10:12 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “In the end, everyone is going to believe what they want to believe. It is unclear a single mind was changed today, as it is equally likely not a single mind today was open to change.”

      Well, here’s change no one can believe in:

      AP: After President Trump was caught on camera telling a reporter she “never” thinks, the White House moved to retroactively alter the president’s attack at a Monday afternoon press conference by changing a word in the official transcript. While the president told ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega, “I know you’re not thinking. You never do,” the White House transcript reads, “I know you’re not thanking. You never do.”

      First, has anyone ever heard the term Thanking used like the orange clown did in a sentence?

      While Vega did thank the president for calling on her to ask a question before Trump made the remark, his comment prompted her to ask “I’m sorry?” before the president dismissed her. “No, go ahead. Go ahead,” the president said in response, urging her to move on and ask her question.

      Orwell must be thanking the Orange clown for the memories.

      10/2/18 11:01 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

      ― George Orwell, 1984

      10/2/18 11:06 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      1984 for Dummies

      “The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick.”

      – Orange clown, 2018

      10/2/18 11:17 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Teri- Neither Kavanaugh nor Ford were credible in their testimony in my opinion. Liberals and Democrats have proven themselves with the confirmation hearings as biased, partisan and dogmatic as Republicans and conservatives. I’m guessing you are a registered Democrat and not an Independent.

      10/2/18 12:25 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      John Poole,

      Your speculations about how I am registered to vote are incorrect. You should not make assumptions about people. For what it is worth, I did not vote for either Trump or Clinton and think both parties are nasty pieces of shit that don’t give one hoot about human life, even human life here in the USA. So you can stick your guessing where the sun don’t shine. Also, I did not say one word about believing either Kavanaugh or Ford; I said that whole thing was a spectacle and then went into what we should be talking about regarding Kavanaugh’s record. The sex thing is so much chaff to keep us from noticing who the guy is.

      I don’t like Kavanaugh for the reasons I listed, and think he has no place on the Court. I am pissed the Democrats aren’t using those very valid concerns instead of this ridiculous sex tribunal crap; not because I am a Democrat, but because they are technically the only ones who can argue about Kavanaugh’s merits against the Republicans who back him. There are, after all, only the two parties really, and one of these parties should be (but isn’t) pointing out the deficits that Kavanaugh presents as a nominee.

      Go back and read my objections to Kavanaugh. Are you okay with torture, indefinite detention, NSA spying, unlimited presidential power, political bias and all the rest that I mentioned? Is this who you want to sit on the Supreme Court?

      And I’ll add that I found both Kavanaugh and Ford to be remarkably dumb people for the “best and brightest” (they both went to the “good schools” and have higher degrees). Kavanaugh sounded like a boorish thug, and Ford acted like she couldn’t find her way home from the grocery store without getting lost. If these two represent the finest minds coming out of our elite schools, it says a remarkable thing about our educational system.

      10/2/18 2:11 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      John Poole,

      Your speculations about how I am registered to vote are incorrect. You should not make assumptions about people. For what it is worth, I did not vote for either Trump or Clinton and think both parties are nasty pieces of shit that don’t give one hoot about human life, even human life here in the USA. So you can stick your guessing where the sun don’t shine. Also, I did not say one word about believing either Kavanaugh or Ford; I said that whole thing was a spectacle and then went into what we should be talking about regarding Kavanaugh’s record. The sex thing is so much chaff to keep us from noticing who the guy is.

      I don’t like Kavanaugh for the reasons I listed, and think he has no place on the Court. I am pissed the Democrats aren’t using those very valid concerns instead of this ridiculous sex tribunal crap; not because I am a Democrat, but because they are technically the only ones who can argue about Kavanaugh’s merits against the Republicans who back him. There are, after all, only the two parties really, and one of these parties should be (but isn’t) pointing out the deficits that Kavanaugh presents as a nominee. Since the Republicans nominated him and support him, they are not going to bring up his record and opinions.

      Go back and read my objections to Kavanaugh. Are you okay with torture, indefinite detention, NSA spying, unlimited presidential power, political bias and all the rest that I mentioned? Is this who you want to sit on the Supreme Court?

      And I’ll add that I found both Kavanaugh and Ford to be remarkably dumb people for the “best and brightest” (they both went to the “good schools” and have higher degrees). Kavanaugh sounded like a boorish thug, and Ford acted like she couldn’t find her way home from the grocery store without getting lost. If these two represent the finest minds coming out of our elite schools, it says a remarkable thing about our educational system.

      10/2/18 2:15 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      Not sure why the commenting system posted my comment twice….

      10/2/18 2:17 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Teri,

      The system as artificial intelligence. It automatically recognized it should have been said twice.

      10/2/18 3:21 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Machines are smart, but the experts are fools.

      Remember the last time the “experts” at the Federal Reserve said the economy was great, just before it collapsed. Well, they’re back.

      “The Fed is predicting unemployment will remain below 4 percent through 2020 and that inflation will remain low – around 2 percent – during that time. This has never happened before in modern U.S. history. The last time unemployment was that low for several years, in the 1960s, it triggered high inflation, but the central bank and many outside forecasters don’t believe that will occur this time.

      “This historically rare pairing of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment is a testament to the fact we remain in extraordinary times,” Powell said at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics. “I was asked at last week’s news conference whether these forecasts are too good to be true – a reasonable question.”

      Yeah, it is too good to be true. This great economy is built upon debt that it can’t sustain. The stock market is nearing a top and the next time it collapses there is no PLAN to bail the banks out again for the cupboard is bare. SELL!

      10/2/18 3:33 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Debt bomb is the real threat

      Thanks to the recent budget-busting tax cuts and spending deal, the national debt is skyrocketing and on an unsustainable course. The debt interest is by far the fastest growing part of the budget, as interest payments will quadruple, topping $1 trillion per year in as little as a decade. That’s more than we will spend each year on the military or Medicaid, and as a share of the economy, it is the highest in history.

      As the country spends more and more to service our debt, it leaves less room to spend on everything else, from defense to education to infrastructure to new tax cuts.

      Over the next decade, we’ll spend around $7 trillion — $55,000 per household — just servicing our debt. That’s hardly the best use of our scarce tax revenue.

      Sadly, policymakers have spent the past year doing exactly the opposite. Between massive new tax cuts and massive spending hikes, Congress has added over $2 trillion to projected debt.

      SELL

      10/2/18 3:42 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Fools Russian

      U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said Washington was prepared to consider a Russian military strike if development of the medium-range system continued.

      “At that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a (Russian) missile that could hit any of our countries,” Hutchison told a news conference.

      “Counter measures (by the United States) would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty,” she added. “They are on notice.”

      SELL

      10/2/18 4:22 PM | Comment Link

    • J.L.Seagull said...

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      It looks very much like Peter fell for Kavanaugh’s proven lies. He writes that “Ford’s accusation as she repeated it in front of the Judiciary Committee had already been refuted by everyone she said was present at that party in 1982”. But this is not true — it was one of Kavanaugh’s self-perjuring lies, which was widely remarked on in the press. Did Peter look at any of the sources fact-checking Kavanaugh?

      10/3/18 12:45 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Teri- I foolishly voted for Stein like I foolishly voted for Obama (but just once), You’re seething about Kavanaugh possibly joining the high court whereas I say he is perfectly entitled to join his vile brethren regardless of his party. You seem to hold the Supreme Court in high regard. That makes no sense to me.

      10/3/18 8:37 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      One last comment about the Kavanaugh hearings.
      Ford has way too many gaps in her story AND where is her husband? Oh, the word is he had to stay back to care for the children. Surely they had a family and friends network to take the children so he could be there for her testimony and then fly right back. Why do I sense her marriage had failed just prior to her accusations. Just a wild speculation I know.

      10/3/18 8:55 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Presidense Scumbag proved once again in Mississippi last night what a scumbag he is. He needs the Irish drunk scumbag on the Supreme Court because he wants to be tried by a jury of his beer peer.

      10/3/18 10:17 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Alabama: Yeah, we got Roy Moore, but we ain’t Mississippi.

      10/3/18 10:49 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Teri- I sense that PVB is as exasperated as I am by the seething and self righteous determination of the press and Democrats to remove Trump from office earlier than the standard procedure of offering a victorious alternative in 2020. Their impatience to see him gone before then might end up assuring him a second term.

      10/3/18 5:34 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      JP,

      Maybe, IF the Dumbocrats run Biden, Warren or any of the old guard. The way to beat the sex pervert is nominate a young woman who has been sexually assaulted. Demented will attack her at his peril. But the Dumbocrats are experts at fucking up so…

      10/3/18 9:24 PM | Comment Link

    • Chuck Nasmith said...

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      Elana Kagan hired Kavanaugh at a college for course. Jan. 2019 class is canceled. What do the D’s think of her hire? Vote NOTA often!

      10/4/18 12:53 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Bauer: maybe running a black, handicapped, Jewish convert lesbian who has a certified sexual assault claim would be the trick for the Democrats. Who would dare oppose her?

      10/5/18 9:03 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      JP,

      Anyone not named Hillary, we’re good.

      10/5/18 9:13 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      What I saw in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

      Jeff Flake, born in Snowflake, melted in his opposition to the angry Irish drunk because he knows a storm is coming. Demented is already on thin ice with women and the Mueller plow is coming down Pennsylvania Avenue. So let Demented win his battle. Flake is planning for the women vote outrage to snowball.

      10/5/18 12:38 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      It’s only fair that Trump gets to put two male jerks on the high court. After all Obama got to put two strange female shaped objects on the high court. I AM entitled to an opinion remember. My guess is his choices came loaded with their own highly partisan biases and objectives.

      10/8/18 3:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      What we all saw at the angry Irish drunk confirmation hearing was a distraction while the UN dropped the news we are all going to die earlier than the experts thought, the Royal Saudi fuckers reportedly killed a WashPo journalist inside its consulate on 10-02, and Brazil Trump was sending his country back to a dictatorship. Yeah, the Irish drunk poses a threat to women’s rights and his confirmation is an another insult to Yale, just getting over the George W stain on its reputation. But in the big scheme of things, as Trump says, what does it matter when in the end we are all dead. Right on Ambassador Hutchison!

      10/9/18 9:57 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      UN Ambassador Haley: It’s curtains.

      10/9/18 10:15 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Kavanaugh: What goes around…

      Trump: The media is the enemy of the people.

      Saudi: Now where is that bone saw.

      And poof a journalist disappears in a Saudi consulate.

      Cut off from reality, the majority of Republicans agree with President Donald Trump’s assertion that the media is the enemy of the American people, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released on Tuesday.

      Who is next?

      10/10/18 10:29 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      What goes around…

      Turkey has identified 15 Saudis who flew in to takeout the journalist. 15 of the 9-11 terrorists who flew in were Saudis. Reportedly, US intel agencies knew what the Saudis were planning.

      …keeps going around.

      10/11/18 8:37 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      If the Trumpies do nothing about the Saudi death squad, pundits fear it will damage Trumps credibility.

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      10/11/18 3:50 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The Kavanaugh connection

      Assuming Ivanka was being held by the Saudis as their sex slave, imagine President Donald Trump responding to questions about Her highness disappearance by saying “I don’t like hearing about it, and hopefully that will sort itself out.” But then he began to sound much less confident in his defense of Saudi Arabia, the first foreign country he visited as president. He said that it was beginning to look as though his daughter was a sex slave, but worried that jobs would be at risk if arms sales to the country were halted. You’re on your own, babe.

      Kavanaugh called the Saudi accusations a bunch of lies perpetrated by the Clinton’s.

      10/11/18 4:26 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Trumpie: Well, he was just a resident.

      And you are just a piece of shit.

      10/11/18 10:13 PM | Comment Link

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