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easyrider123
  • From:Norway

Date Posted:05-10-2018 07:00:05Copy HTML

Honestly, let's get real here................. people really need to get off this stupid partisan clown wagon. It's embarrassing and doesn't hold with what were once considered American Values.


Why Kavanaugh Shouldn't Be Confirmed

Regardless of what the FBI finds, he’s shown himself to be unfit

Throughout the day, Kavanaugh came across as defensive, entitled, angry, and evasive.  The fact that he refused to embrace an investigation that might clear him was particularly damning. (Photo: ANDREW HARNIK/Getty Images)

Throughout the day, Kavanaugh came across as defensive, entitled, angry, and evasive.  The fact that he refused to embrace an investigation that might clear him was particularly damning. (Photo: ANDREW HARNIK/Getty Images) 

The Republicans managed to make Thursday’s hearing a he said/she said debate, and they managed to make the standard for disqualifying Kavanaugh one of proving him guilty, “beyond a reasonable doubt” exactly as they wanted to do.

And by having only two witnesses, Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, it was a forgone conclusion that burden wouldn’t be met, although certainly Dr. Ford came across as far more credible than Judge Kavanaugh.

But as many have pointed out, the Senate’s advice and consent role is more like a job interview than a criminal trial.

The Democrats – and America -- won a small victory when Senator Flake, a Republican, made an FBI investigation a requirement for his support of Kavanaugh. But the White House’s limitations on the FBI’s investigation is likely to result in a they-said/he said conclusion.

Regardless of what the FBI does or does not discover, Kavanaugh must still pass the job interview, and on Thursday, he flunked it.  Badly. In fact, he flunked it a decade ago.

But the fact is, regardless of what the FBI does or does not discover, Kavanaugh must still pass the job interview, and on Thursday, he flunked it.  Badly. In fact, he flunked it a decade ago.

Senator Hirono framed what should have been the clear statement of the Committee’s purpose in her questioning, when she said, “There’s certainly no entitlement for you to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.” And when she went on to ask, “Are the credibility, character and candor of a nominee, things for us consider in your job interview?” Temperament is no doubt a part of character, but it could have been highlighted. 

Throughout the day, Kavanaugh came across as defensive, entitled, angry, and evasive. The fact that he refused to embrace an investigation that might clear him was particularly damning. This, despite his repeated assertions that his name and reputation had been ruined and his family harmed. One would think an innocent man facing such circumstances would demand further investigations and the opportunity to clear him that they would offer.  The clear inference is that Kavanaugh doesn’t believe an investigation would clear him – in fact, the anger and desperation he demonstrated suggested that he saw this hearing as nothing more than a threat to secure his coveted prize.

Those responses alone suggest there is legitimate cause for disqualifying Kavanaugh from consideration.  Again, no one is entitled to be a Supreme Court Justice, and no one who values the laws and constitutional principles that are the underpinnings of this country’s system of government could possibly object to further study of a candidate’s eligibility in the face of such allegations. That is the very minimum that the Senate’s advice and consent role requires.  So Kavanaugh’s ill-tempered and petulant attempts to dodge questions, suggests he lacks the character and temperament required for the job, and worse, that he has no respect for the laws, principles and processes underpinning our system of government. His entire demeanor reeks of an upper class, white male privilege, angry at being frustrated in what he feels should be his manifest destiny.

In fact, Judge Kavanaugh has a history of deception and outright lying that goes back some time. For example, he intentionally mislead the Senate in 2004 and 2006 while under oath when he claimed to he had not received any of the documents stolen from the Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee, when his own emails show he did.  He also claimed that he had no knowledge about warrantless wiretapping – again under oath – when his own emails show he was involved in the program.  Finally, his testimony claimed he had no knowledge of detention and torture of enemy combatants, when there are at least three cases where records show conclusively that he was involved and had knowledge.

There’s been a debate about whether these lies rise to the level of perjury, but here again, this isn’t the standard by which we should judge his fitness to be a Supreme Court Justice.  The mere fact that he is not a criminal does not qualify him to sit on the highest court in the land. And the fact that he attempted to dissemble and deceive, under oath, should have disqualified him.

But the biggest lie of all, may be his carefully crafted life story in which he portrays himself as a studious, religious young man and boy, absorbed in academics, sports and volunteering for good causes, too busy to be engaging in sex, drinking or partying. 

Kavanaugh’s choir boy performance fell apart when his friends came forward to refute it; when his calendar revealed he was interested in parties, drinking “skies” and a 100 kegs quest; and when his yearbook revealed him to be an entitled rich kid who thought rules and propriety were for others.    

 On the whole, I preferred the honesty of George Bush who said, “When I was young and stupid, I was young and stupid,” or Barack Obama who openly admitted to doing drugs in his youth.   The Democrats, in allowing the sexual allegations to be the focus of their objections, and in failing to drive home the fact that this was not a criminal trial with a heavy burden of proof, but rather a broader investigation of his fitness to serve on the nation’s highest court, have helped the Republicans to bypass the issue of character, candor and honesty.

It is quite possible the FBI investigation will not result in any conclusive findings.  With only four witnesses being interviewed – one a man who was Kavanaugh’s best friend and possible accomplice in a crime he’s accused of -- that’s a likely outcome.

The Republicans will then say the investigation exonerated Kavanaugh and move swiftly to approve him. The Democrats, in allowing the sexual allegations to be the focus of their objections, and in failing to drive home the fact that this was not a criminal trial with a heavy burden of proof, but rather a broader investigation of his fitness to serve on the nation’s highest court, have helped the Republicans to bypass the issue of character, candor and honesty.

The fact is, Kavanaugh should never have gotten this far, and by failing to confront his past lies and allowing the debate to be framed in a “guilty vs not guilty” context, Democrats may have failed to derail what is a monstrous threat to an essential institution.



THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 07:16:56Copy HTML

Throughout the day, Kavanaugh came across as defensive, entitled, angry, and evasive.


Gosh.  Do you suppose he might have been defensive, entitled, angry and 'evasive' on account of a baseless accusation from 36 years ago resulting in yet another leftwing lynch mob?


Actually, EZ, I clearly remember you sexually assaulting me at a party 38 years ago.  I'm crying now so clearly I'm telling the truth.


Now defend yourself.  And remember, by postmodern, neomarxist and 3rd wave feminist ideologies, you can't question my honesty.  Believe all men!

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 07:54:59Copy HTML

he was always always always gonna get approved. that's what happens when people support trump
In endlessly dragging debates over the nedia, the stupid opinion is treated with the same respect as the intelligent one, the misinformed may talk as long as the informed, and propaganda rides along with education, truth with falsehood. Herbert Marcuse
skrumpie Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #3
  • From:Argentina

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 08:00:21Copy HTML

I thought Susan Collins gave an incredible speech and she had really done her homework.  So she debunked a lot of the spin that has surrounded his decisions.


Of course, this isn't over.  Socialists do not lose well.

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
nateonthenet Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #4
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 08:16:27Copy HTML

I thought Susan Collins gave an incredible speech and she had really done her homework.  So she debunked a lot of the spin that has surrounded his decisions.


Of course, this isn't over.  Socialists do not lose well.


from your lips to God'd ears....


nothing will come of it tho

In endlessly dragging debates over the nedia, the stupid opinion is treated with the same respect as the intelligent one, the misinformed may talk as long as the informed, and propaganda rides along with education, truth with falsehood. Herbert Marcuse
skrumpie Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #5
  • From:Argentina

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 08:36:22Copy HTML

The socialists will just keep stirring the pot, because their end goal is to completely divide this country.


Support that, do ya?

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
nateonthenet Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #6
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 08:40:12Copy HTML

The socialists will just keep stirring the pot, because their end goal is to completely divide this country.


Support that, do ya?


you're so fucking funny.  trump divides every day,


I swear I will die a happy man if he goes to jail.  he is an immorak corrupt piece of shit.

In endlessly dragging debates over the nedia, the stupid opinion is treated with the same respect as the intelligent one, the misinformed may talk as long as the informed, and propaganda rides along with education, truth with falsehood. Herbert Marcuse
skrumpie Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #7
  • From:Argentina

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 08:49:45Copy HTML

He doesn't hold a candle to what socialists do.

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
FL_Freebird Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #8
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 09:43:07Copy HTML

Actually, EZ, I clearly remember you sexually assaulting me at a party 38 years ago.  I'm crying now so clearly I'm telling the truth.


And I'm sure your selective memory doesn't remember anything except it was 100% EZ who raped you. I would be a witness for you but I'm afraid of flying and I'm suffering from health issues that effect my memory. Besides I would need you teach me how to take polygraph.  

[MARQUEE]"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." -Margaret Thatcher[/MARQUEE]
easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #9
  • From:Norway

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 10:30:24Copy HTML

But the fact is, regardless of what the FBI does or does not discover, Kavanaugh must still pass the job interview, and on Thursday, he flunked it.  Badly. In fact, he flunked it.... a decade ago.   

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
skrumpie Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #10
  • From:Argentina

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 10:50:51Copy HTML

Mother Jones.  Seriously?

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #11
  • From:Norway

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 11:22:23Copy HTML

Five Times Brett Kavanaugh Appears to Have Lied to Congress While Under Oath

Pesky documents keep surfacing to contradict the nominee’s claims about his past.


THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #12
  • From:New_zealand

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:05-10-2018 11:45:07Copy HTML

"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
PavlovsDog Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #13
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 10:00:44Copy HTML

I thought Susan Collins gave an incredible speech and she had really done her homework.  So she debunked a lot of the spin that has surrounded his decisions.


Of course, this isn't over.  Socialists do not lose well.


from your lips to God'd ears....


nothing will come of it tho


LOL something will come of this circus. It further exposed just how low and unethical the Dems are. It will surely give Republicans an edge at the voting booth.

Unlike a Lie, the Truth requires no eloquence.
skrumpie Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #14
  • From:Argentina

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 01:04:16Copy HTML

I think, even though libs have seen their lead spiral downwards over the last week, they will not learn from this.


Nastiness, viciousness, vile, contemptible accusations, the politics of personal destruction is all they know.  It's all they've known for quite some time, and by golly, it used to work.  


Add that to what the hell are they going to run on, and they have no choice but to continue.

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #15
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 03:08:58Copy HTML

But the fact is, regardless of what the FBI does or does not discover, Kavanaugh must still pass the job interview, and on Thursday, he flunked it.  Badly. In fact, he flunked it.... a decade ago.   


According to your FABRICATED leftist standards and agenda

alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #16
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 04:32:55Copy HTML


LOL something will come of this circus. It further exposed just how low and unethical the Dems are. It will surely give Republicans an edge at the voting booth.



It does seem like there is significant backlash to this latest instance of leftwing lynching and likely to be more/  Given elections are next month, it may come to pass that the postmodern neomarxists and 3rd wave feminist types will manage to snatch another defeat from the jaws of victory.


Maybe they'll learn the lesson they failed to learn last time but I don't have much expectation of that.  Both The Obama and ms clinton continue to trash talk the US while touring abroad (when did that become a thing?) an neither seem willing or able to comprehend their defects and responsibility for the losses of their party throughout their entire reigns nor their contributions to the state of affairs we have today.

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
Bogus0Pomp Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #17
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 04:39:02Copy HTML

Looking forward to seeing collections of famous, historical quotes from justices of the US Supreme Court.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z "If you can read these 26 letters, there is nothing about the universe that you can't learn." -- Lambros D. Callimoahos
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #18
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 04:55:34Copy HTML

Why not this one?

In my view, the Government’s metadata collection program is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment ... The Government’s collection of telephony metadata from a third party such as a telecommunications service provider is not considered a search under the Fourth Amendment.

- Opinion in Klayman v. Obama, 2015


See, if the postmodern neomarxists and 3rd wave feminists had gone after him on that, or some other issue where he came out on the side of bigger, more intrusive, more tyrannical government, well then... we would have legitimately had something to talk about. 


But no.  A bunch of leftwing whack jobs decided to dig up an un-credible leftwing whack job to launch a lynch mob attack based upon, 'believe all women!'...


I swear, leftists are their own worst enemy.

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
_QZ_ Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #19
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 05:09:39Copy HTML


LOL something will come of this circus. It further exposed just how low and unethical the Dems are. It will surely give Republicans an edge at the voting booth.



It does seem like there is significant backlash to this latest instance of leftwing lynching and likely to be more/  Given elections are next month, it may come to pass that the postmodern neomarxists and 3rd wave feminist types will manage to snatch another defeat from the jaws of victory.


Maybe they'll learn the lesson they failed to learn last time but I don't have much expectation of that.  Both The Obama and ms clinton continue to trash talk the US while touring abroad (when did that become a thing?) an neither seem willing or able to comprehend their defects and responsibility for the losses of their party throughout their entire reigns nor their contributions to the state of affairs we have today.




I was reading a Twitter thread last night which began with bullet points of what Dems should do going forward.  One of the items was getting rid of the electoral college, which prompted a reminder that would take a Constitutional amendment.  It was then jokingly quipped that it was a bummer for that goal that Obama/Clinton legacy was to leave a sea of red all the way downticket making that goal even more improbable than usual.  I was also amused by people retweeting some of the insane shit they were saying with the comment "Trump is going to be president forever, isn't he?". 


I mean seriously...they are HELPING Trump look reasonable by comparison.  Good lord. 

_QZ_ Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #20
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 05:12:58Copy HTML

Looking forward to seeing collections of famous, historical quotes from justices of the US Supreme Court.



I'm looking forward to seeing your collection of quotes which were in response to being publically acused of being a drunkard and gang rapist during their confirmation process.

alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #21
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 05:38:59Copy HTML

EZ raped me 38 years ago.  


By the standards of postmodern neomarxists and 3rd wave feminists, my accusation is proof of EZ's guilt.  Plus, I'm crying so there's more proof.


Is that a world we want to live in?

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
cathymv Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #22
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 05:57:57Copy HTML


I am a woman... I want Kavanaugh appointed SCOTUS.  in accordance with the new leftist rules.... I am right... I am to be believed, my opinion supercedes yours - Appoint Kavanaugh... 



and to highlight the total 100% hypocrisy of the leftists: 



Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.....except for the election of Donald Trump.
easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #23
  • From:Norway

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 10:28:14Copy HTML

Fine cathy, now tell me why you want Kavanaugh confirmed............. 

What is it specifically that makes you say that?

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
ajt3362 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #24
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 10:38:16Copy HTML

Justice Kavanaugh will be a fine member of the US Supreme Court. He will follow the US Constitution in his ruling and not an try to impose is personal policy preferences on the country like most democrat party inclinde judges do.


A great day for America!!!

alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #25
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 11:12:25Copy HTML

He's supported unka sam's super snoopy scopes being aimed at everybody in klayman vs obama which suggests to me a gargauntuan disrepect for the 4th amendment but that appears to be the only red flag at the moment.



Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #26
  • From:New_zealand

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:06-10-2018 11:14:18Copy HTML

Peter Bromhead NZ Herald

"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
FL_Freebird Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #27
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:07-10-2018 05:22:49Copy HTML

Fine cathy, now tell me why you want Kavanaugh confirmed............. 

What is it specifically that makes you say that?


I don't want to put words in Cathy's mouth but I'm guessing she wants someone who would interpret the Constitution not try to re-write it from the bench. Personally that is all I want from any SCOTUS judge.

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wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #28
  • From:USA

Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:07-10-2018 04:46:22Copy HTML

Honestly, let's get real here................. people really need to get off this stupid partisan clown wagon. It's embarrassing and doesn't hold with what were once considered American Values.-SLEAZYRIDER



Throughout the day, Kavanaugh came across as defensive, entitled, angry, and evasive.  The fact that he refused to embrace an investigation that might clear him was particularly damning. (Photo: ANDREW HARNIK/Getty Images) 

The Republicans managed to make Thursday’s hearing a he said/she said debate, and they managed to make the standard for disqualifying Kavanaugh one of proving him guilty, “beyond a reasonable doubt” exactly as they wanted to do.

And by having only two witnesses, Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, it was a forgone conclusion that burden wouldn’t be met, although certainly Dr. Ford came across as far more credible than Judge Kavanaugh.

But as many have pointed out, the Senate’s advice and consent role is more like a job interview than a criminal trial.

The Democrats – and America -- won a small victory when Senator Flake, a Republican, made an FBI investigation a requirement for his support of Kavanaugh. But the White House’s limitations on the FBI’s investigation is likely to result in a they-said/he said conclusion.

Regardless of what the FBI does or does not discover, Kavanaugh must still pass the job interview, and on Thursday, he flunked it.  Badly. In fact, he flunked it a decade ago.

But the fact is, regardless of what the FBI does or does not discover, Kavanaugh must still pass the job interview, and on Thursday, he flunked it.  Badly. In fact, he flunked it a decade ago.

Senator Hirono framed what should have been the clear statement of the Committee’s purpose in her questioning, when she said, “There’s certainly no entitlement for you to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.” And when she went on to ask, “Are the credibility, character and candor of a nominee, things for us consider in your job interview?” Temperament is no doubt a part of character, but it could have been highlighted. 

Throughout the day, Kavanaugh came across as defensive, entitled, angry, and evasive. The fact that he refused to embrace an investigation that might clear him was particularly damning. This, despite his repeated assertions that his name and reputation had been ruined and his family harmed. One would think an innocent man facing such circumstances would demand further investigations and the opportunity to clear him that they would offer.  The clear inference is that Kavanaugh doesn’t believe an investigation would clear him – in fact, the anger and desperation he demonstrated suggested that he saw this hearing as nothing more than a threat to secure his coveted prize.

Those responses alone suggest there is legitimate cause for disqualifying Kavanaugh from consideration.  Again, no one is entitled to be a Supreme Court Justice, and no one who values the laws and constitutional principles that are the underpinnings of this country’s system of government could possibly object to further study of a candidate’s eligibility in the face of such allegations. That is the very minimum that the Senate’s advice and consent role requires.  So Kavanaugh’s ill-tempered and petulant attempts to dodge questions, suggests he lacks the character and temperament required for the job, and worse, that he has no respect for the laws, principles and processes underpinning our system of government. His entire demeanor reeks of an upper class, white male privilege, angry at being frustrated in what he feels should be his manifest destiny.

In fact, Judge Kavanaugh has a history of deception and outright lying that goes back some time. For example, he intentionally mislead the Senate in 2004 and 2006 while under oath when he claimed to he had not received any of the documents stolen from the Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee, when his own emails show he did.  He also claimed that he had no knowledge about warrantless wiretapping – again under oath – when his own emails show he was involved in the program.  Finally, his testimony claimed he had no knowledge of detention and torture of enemy combatants, when there are at least three cases where records show conclusively that he was involved and had knowledge.

There’s been a debate about whether these lies rise to the level of perjury, but here again, this isn’t the standard by which we should judge his fitness to be a Supreme Court Justice.  The mere fact that he is not a criminal does not qualify him to sit on the highest court in the land. And the fact that he attempted to dissemble and deceive, under oath, should have disqualified him.

But the biggest lie of all, may be his carefully crafted life story in which he portrays himself as a studious, religious young man and boy, absorbed in academics, sports and volunteering for good causes, too busy to be engaging in sex, drinking or partying. 

Kavanaugh’s choir boy performance fell apart when his friends came forward to refute it; when his calendar revealed he was interested in parties, drinking “skies” and a 100 kegs quest; and when his yearbook revealed him to be an entitled rich kid who thought rules and propriety were for others.    

 On the whole, I preferred the honesty of George Bush who said, “When I was young and stupid, I was young and stupid,” or Barack Obama who openly admitted to doing drugs in his youth.   The Democrats, in allowing the sexual allegations to be the focus of their objections, and in failing to drive home the fact that this was not a criminal trial with a heavy burden of proof, but rather a broader investigation of his fitness to serve on the nation’s highest court, have helped the Republicans to bypass the issue of character, candor and honesty.

It is quite possible the FBI investigation will not result in any conclusive findings.  With only four witnesses being interviewed – one a man who was Kavanaugh’s best friend and possible accomplice in a crime he’s accused of -- that’s a likely outcome.

The Republicans will then say the investigation exonerated Kavanaugh and move swiftly to approve him. The Democrats, in allowing the sexual allegations to be the focus of their objections, and in failing to drive home the fact that this was not a criminal trial with a heavy burden of proof, but rather a broader investigation of his fitness to serve on the nation’s highest court, have helped the Republicans to bypass the issue of character, candor and honesty.

The fact is, Kavanaugh should never have gotten this far, and by failing to confront his past lies and allowing the debate to be framed in a “guilty vs not guilty” context, Democrats may have failed to derail what is a monstrous threat to an essential institution.




I guess it takes ALL this and ALL these words to really show how much of buffoon you are , sleazyrider!

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Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:07-10-2018 04:47:15Copy HTML

he was always always always gonna get approved. that's what happens when people support trump


Another one smoking the bong continually. THIS is what happens when you LOSE elections, ha ha!

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Re:KAVANAUGH Should Never Have Gotten This Far!

Date Posted:07-10-2018 04:49:09Copy HTML

But the fact is, regardless of what the FBI does or does not discover, Kavanaugh must still pass the job interview, and on Thursday, he flunked it.  Badly. In fact, he flunked it.... a decade ago.   


That's ok, YOU flunk continually!






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