Judge Kavanaugh Professor Ford & a Party Long Ago

There’s this photograph in the Washington Times of AG Sessions and Deputy AG Rosenstein seated together on some stage somewhere, one presumes, at some meeting of legal minds, one presumes. It’s delightfully conspiratorial, with Rosenstein whispering at Sessions whose eyes are narrowed in a flinty smirk, as both men avoid each other’s gaze to focus instead on the whispered words they are exchanging.

The article in fact is about how if Trump does indeed fire Sessions and perhaps Rosenstein as well, he'll be faced with a DOJ run by precisely the so-called Deep State he has so railed against. And the article is not wrong: many government officials who in fact form the administrative state are hostile to Trump's administration and many of President Trump's goals.

But never mind. Why bother dealing with the implications of the article and the relationship of the administration to the bureaucracies they supposedly manage, when we can all slobber and salivate over the possibility of a sequel to that classic: The Clarence Thomas Hearings?

I well remember staring at much of that process on CNN or even C-Span almost 30 years ago. And now we get to do it all over again, with both Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor of clinical psychology in California, set to testify this coming Monday before the Senate.

Unfortunately, there's no avoiding this. Either Ford or Kavanaugh are lying or very confused. Because there seems to be no common ground between their separate statements on the alleged and attempted sexual assault by a 17-year-old Kavanaugh at a drunken high-school party for well-off preppies in Maryland.

Kavanaugh says he wasn't even at the party, as does his life-long friend Mark Judge. Ford in 2012 apparently told her therapist (it apparently was during a couple's therapy session with her spouse) that there had been four young men involved. She now says, according to the article in the Washington Post a few days ago, that there were two, Kavanaugh and Judge. That's an important difference. There may be further confusion about the date or even the year of the supposed party.

Could Ford still be telling the truth despite the inconsistencies?

Of course she could. And we'll have to see if any further details emerge. But this is being seen as another #MeToo event, finally coming to light. I mean you even have Ronan Farrow writing a detailed article in the New Yorker. But never mind Farrow, Mark Judge's out-of-print novels about the alcohol-drenched life of kids at an all-boys boarding school are being dredged up from the deep and extracts published in sites as diverse as the UK's Daily Mail and at Vox on this side of the pond.

And that's all progressives anxious about Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood will need to scream for Kavanaugh's head on a platter. He's white and male and he used to get drunk in high school. And now he's a rapist they will shout and scream. How could he be fit to be a Justice, they will wail.

The Kavanaugh hearings are about to become (Thomas v Hill)² and the left will do all they can to sabotage his confirmation. In the middle of the circus, we will have to try and ascertain if Ford's story is credible. As David French writes in National Review, sexual predators tend to reveal a pattern of abuse. Once one woman comes forward, others start quickly emerging. This does not seem to be the case with Judge Kavanaugh, but we will have to plow through the following days (hopefully not weeks but who knows?) and wait to see what comes out.

Remember, this is a political process, not a legal one. A legal proceeding would require a much higher standard of evidence, whereas the political trial that Judge Kavanaugh is now being forced to undergo only needs sufficient doubt on the part of a few moderate GOP and conservative Democrat Senators. What should have been an easy confirmation may now, tragically, be in doubt.

Posted by Keeley at September 18, 2018 2:19 PM
Comments
Comment #431576

Keeley asks; “Could Ford still be telling the truth despite the inconsistencies?”

As of this moment Keeley, there has been no response by Ford to the committee invitation to attend a hearing.

I will venture a guess. She will be sick that day.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 18, 2018 4:26 PM
Comment #431582

Anita Hill wasn’t sick. She had a good coach! Did you see how she answered the questions presented to her? She had all the answers memorized.

Ford is Anita Hill in white face. It’s the same thing, different time. Clarence Thomas is on the SC. Kavanaugh will also be on the SC.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 18, 2018 8:30 PM
Comment #431583

Through her lawyer, Ford has made it clear she will not accept the invitation to testify until the FBI completes an investigation. This is absolutely, 100% the right way to go. That is how the process is supposed to work. If anything is going to happen, it should only be after the FBI completes its background check.

In a non-partisan environment, that is what would happen. Unfortunately, the salacious nature of the accusation draws attention away from the process.

Democrats are complaining that the GOP is rushing. The GOP is accusing the Democrats of stalling. There is a right way to do things, and in this case, that means a background check.

IF there is something to go on after the check, THEN there should be testimony given by relevant parties- Ford, Kavanaugh, Judge, and anyone else who has something relevant to say. Until then, gather facts, if there are any that are relevant. It’s disappointing for anyone who wants a circus, but it is the right thing to do.

Posted by: phx8 at September 18, 2018 9:24 PM
Comment #431588

phx8, this confirmation has been a democrat circus from the beginning. The FBI will not investigate this case because for starters can’t even remember the day, the time or the exact house this alleged BULLS**T happened. Most rape or attempted rape victims can remember in vivid detail the incident years after the fact. Kavanaugh and Judge say it never happened and the only one left is Ford. I don’t know if this is fact or not but Kavanaugh’s mother was the presiding judge at a foreclosure hearing for Ford’s parents. If this is true this might just be a a false accusation for revenge.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 18, 2018 11:39 PM
Comment #431612
the salacious nature of the accusation draws attention away from the process. Posted by: phx8 at September 18, 2018 9:24 PM

I don’t see any salt at all. The attempted rape of a fifteen year old girl, the endless impeachable lies, and Brat Kava Nought’s character would be exclusionary if the right wing party was not desperate to get this done before the election on behalf of another rapist, impeachable liar of similar character. This is their brand now. The only nominees that should ever be under consideration for the SCOTUS for the rest of this term are Merrick Garland, Anita Hill, and Barack Obama.

Posted by: ohrealy at September 19, 2018 7:16 AM
Comment #431617

I feel bad for whoever the victim is here (I assume that Ford is telling the truth, but this is essentially he-said/she-said for now). But in the end, this is a political process and the Republican Senate leadership is going to need to decide the ramifications of however they decide to handle this. Handle it roughly and insensitively, and risk the loss of a handful of Republican/Democrat confirmation votes. Handle it roughly and insensitively, and risk the further wrath of many women voters in the mid-terms.

I don’t have much sympathy for calls of “Circus!” or “Politically Motivated!”. Politics is hardball. I don’t know the answer to how to improve our polarized political climate, but Democratic leadership unilaterally disarming is probably not a winning strategy. I won’t hold my breath that McConnell will apply his prior principle of waiting until after the mid-terms before proceeding with the SCOTUS process.

Posted by: Stalking Horse at September 19, 2018 8:23 AM
Comment #431627

My question is if democrats want the FBI to investigate the Ford/Kavanaugh case doesn’t the victim have to give them a somewhat accurate account of time, place and year? The victim cannot remember the year, the place, how she got there or how she left. Please tell me how the FBI or even local law enforcement is to investigate a crime if the so called victim can’t even remember what year it happened Or where.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 19, 2018 9:58 AM
Comment #431634

The tactics being employed by the Democrats in delaying the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh are politically advantageous to every Republican running for national office.

In full view of the public, Democrats have debased the Constitutional process of choosing a Supreme Court judge. The United States Senate, and no one else, is charged with advise and consent.

Senator Feinstein withheld the accusation letter for many weeks before revealing it to other members of the judicial committee. We all know why. If all other delaying tactics failed, the letter would be produced. Shameful.

Today, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) stated that men have no say in the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She said that the men in this country should “just shut up and step up”.

This is reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s infamous statement about Republicans and Conservatives being “deplorable”.

Men and women voters around the country are watching the Democrats explode and implode. It is an ugly sight; one which will be remembered at the polls come November.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 19, 2018 4:40 PM
Comment #431670

Having fun with the Kavanaugh nomination yet?

Polls show him as the most unpopular nominee since Bork. Just to put that into perspective, Bork gave a deathbed confessions- he fired a special prosecutor in exchange for the promise of a Supreme Court nomination. Kavanaugh is even more unpopular than Harriet Mier!

Oh, but wait. Polls don’t count for WB conservatives. Neither do economic statistics. Or the national debt. Or annual deficits. Nope.

Ah, but nothing makes a better picture than 12 old white men on the Senate Judiciary Committee pushing through the nomination of another white guy. Great optics. The MSM is having fun showing clips of Grassley and Hatch praising the FBI investigation of Anita Hill & Clarence Thomas back in the day. The GOP would be out of its mind to proceed with Kavanaugh without an FBI background check and a resolution to this, but maybe they will be stupid enough to do it. Better make some popcorn!

Posted by: phx8 at September 20, 2018 1:06 PM
Comment #431671

phx8, Your side isn’t quite the Angels you make them out to be. The young Black guy on that committee did the thing Kavanaugh is accused of doing while he was a teenager. You left leaning folk must not believe the “INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY” rule of law. As I said earlier Ford don’t even remember the year, where it happened, and who was in the room. She even admitted to being an alcoholic at the time and told a friend she regrets all the partners she had during that time. FBI will not investigate, and how can they if the so called victim can’t remember the year it happened or the house the party was in.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 1:35 PM
Comment #431673

KAP,
Innocent until proven guilty is not the standard here. Even if the accusation against Kavanaugh could be proven, it would not matter, because of a statute of limitations. It would be more accurate to compare this to a job interview. Kavanaugh is a terrible nominee, not even counting the accusation receiving all the attention. He is a Republican shill who worked for Ken Starr and pushed to ask Clinton questions about m*sterbation, but when Bush became president, suddenly Kavanaugh thought no president should be answerable to a special prosecutor. There are three years of documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush administration that are so bad, no one is being allowed to see them.

Ford wants an FBI investigation. Btw, she passed a lie detector test.

The witness, Judge, does NOT want to talk to the FBI because that would put him under oath. The GOP does not want an FBI investigation either, even though the FBI investigation of Hill & Thomas was praised by people like Grassley and Hatch.

The FBI investigation may or may not be able to piece together basic facts surrounding an event from 36 years ago. That is the whole point of the background check. Let non-partisan professionals look at the facts, interview Kavanaugh, Ford, Judge, the therapist, and others who might have relevant information.

There may be very little. It would take as little as two days, or as much as a week, which seems like a reasonable delay considering the nomination is for a lifetime position. The consequences of not conducting this background check could be absolutely disastrous for the GOP, and there should be very little downside.

The fact that Ford wants the FBI involved, and the GOP does not, speaks volumes.

Posted by: phx8 at September 20, 2018 2:12 PM
Comment #431675

Phx8, the reason the FBI won’t get involved is because it is out of their jurisdiction. IT IS A LOCAL MATTER NOT A FEDERAL ONE! I’ll agree with you why the witnesses for both sides do not want to testify is because they will be put under oath including Ford. Ford is being given ample opportunities to testify. If she declines shame on her. Kavanaugh has been investigated by the FBI numerous times already. Finestein’s sitting on that letter and not letting republicans see it prior to the hearings also speaks mega volumes about democrats and their agenda.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 3:06 PM
Comment #431676

“Kavanaugh is a terrible nominee…”

Really phx8. Would you like me to post all the favorable remarks made about Judge Kavanaugh by people who worked with him, his peers, and nearly everyone that doesn’t have a political agenda?

“Ford wants an FBI investigation. Btw, she passed a lie detector test.” Good grief Dude…Kavanaugh has passed six FBI background investigations. Who could possibly care about any lie detector test? In what court, in what circumstances does that mean anything?

Please take your politically crippled mind and comments to a Liberal blog where it can be appreciated.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 20, 2018 3:09 PM
Comment #431678

phx8 seems to have insider information. We ask him to tell us why Senator Feinstein did not share this letter with the committee when she first received it. And, why was the letter not brought up during the senate confirmation hearings?

So simple for phx8 to answer.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 20, 2018 3:13 PM
Comment #431679

In other words, what Phx8 and the left are saying is that since there is nothing they can legally do to prevent a very qualified nominee from being sworn in, they are going to try and destroy him, his family and his life, in order to make him appear guilty in the court of public opinion. They hope this will peal off moderates like Collins and Flake.
All because he isn’t some pro-abortion social justice warrior nut-job who would legislate from the bench for them. Pretty freaking pathetic.

Posted by: kctim at September 20, 2018 3:23 PM
Comment #431680

I suggest that phx8 read these questions posed by Senator Lindsey Graham.

“If Ms. Ford really did not want to come forward, never intended to come forward … why did she pay for a polygraph in August, and why did she hire a lawyer in August? And who paid for it?”

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 20, 2018 4:04 PM
Comment #431681

phx8 also stated that “Innocent until proven guilty is NOT a standard in this case” so by his standards anyone can be accused of rape or attempted rape and is guilty until proven innocent. I suggest phx8 reads our laws before he makes idiotic comments like this one.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 4:39 PM
Comment #431682
Innocent until proven guilty is not the standard here. Posted by: phx8 at September 20, 2018 2:12 PM

He ruined a young girl’s life. Turnabout is fair play. Hopefully, this won’t stand in the era after 13 Reasons. If she testifies, she should demand an apology for Anita Hill or not answer any questions from Grassley or Hatch.

I don’t know why the right wing is hanging on to Brat Kava Nought. I’m sure they can find someone even worse, but without the perjuries, that even Collins and Murkowski will vote to confirm.

Posted by: ohrealy at September 20, 2018 4:57 PM
Comment #431683

Finally, the definitive definition of “racist”.

Snoop Dogg says all Trump supporters — including Kanye West — are ‘motherf—king racist’

It seems that Snoop Dogg’s “racists” and Hillary’s “deplorable’s” are winning all the elections.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 20, 2018 5:24 PM
Comment #431685

So ohrealy and phx8 believe that accusations of rape and attempted rape the person accused is guilty before even a trial. Maybe if they were to be accused of the same thing they would be singing a different tune. I wonder if they have the same outrage for Ellison and Booker? Or the congresspersons who had to pay out $17,000,000.00 of tax payer money for their s*xual harassment claims? It amazes me all the misplaced anger those 2 have.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 5:33 PM
Comment #431686

It amazes me all the misplaced anger those 2 have.
Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 5:33 PM

Rich, I believe they passed the “anger” barrier some time ago. They are now in full-blown mania.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 20, 2018 5:38 PM
Comment #431687

Also if Christine Blasey Ford testifies, she should stipulate that Brat Kava Nought’s daughters have to be there to hear what she has to say about their father.

Posted by: ohrealy at September 20, 2018 5:43 PM
Comment #431688

By ohrealy’s last comment I’m afraid you are right Royal.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 5:45 PM
Comment #431689

Yup Rich…truly a very “sick” puppy. I believe I saw his photo in the post office.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 20, 2018 5:48 PM
Comment #431690

What amazes me even more Royal is that they will go out of there way to down play one of their owns misdeeds.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 5:56 PM
Comment #431691

Hypocrisy is a trademark of many Liberals, Socialist, and Communists Rich.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Comment #431692

KAP,
“phx8 also stated that “Innocent until proven guilty is NOT a standard in this case” so by his standards anyone can be accused of rape or attempted rape and is guilty until proven innocent. I suggest phx8 reads our laws before he makes idiotic comments like this one.”

Why do you do that? Is it the anonymity of the internet that encourages you to say things like that? You engage in name-calling and then make a silly comment about standards and the law. Do yourself a big favor. Don’t do that.

The Kavanaugh hearing is NOT a trial. There is no standard of ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ There is no charge, and no assumption of guilt or innocence. The only logical approach is to let the FBI do its background check, assess the facts, and either knock down the story once and for all, or withdraw the nomination.

Btw, attempted rate does not have a stature of limitations in the state of Maryland, which is where this occurred.

You shouldn’t listen to Limbaugh and Hannity and that ilk when they say no one knows the date, or location, etc. The Republicans on the judiciary already have two witnesses lined up, which means they know all that. In addition, Kavanaugh lined up 65 women from those years to attest to his good character. Obviously he this would come up.

RF,
““If Ms. Ford really did not want to come forward, never intended to come forward … why did she pay for a polygraph in August, and why did she hire a lawyer in August? And who paid for it?”

She wrote the letter to Feinstein in July.

I don’t know if she paid for for her lawyer herself. Who paid for Kavanaugh’s $200,000 credit card debt? That’s a lot of debt, even for a guy making $220,000 on the bench. He says he racked it up buying baseball tickets and home improvements. His house is worth $1.2 million. Pretty nice for a public servant with a huge amount of debt. They also spend about $10k/yr on private schools, and over $70k/yr on their country club membership. Do the math. His finances do not add up. The last thing we need is another grossly corrupt justice like Scalia on the court.

kctim,
You write “In other words…”

No. I did not write other words. I wrote exactly the ones you see in these comments. Please refer to them, and stop pretending I wrote something else. Bad habit. Stop.

Posted by: phx8 at September 20, 2018 9:05 PM
Comment #431693

Phx8 please explain how the FBI is going to investigate something that the victim can’t even give a year that it happened, Or even the house it happened in? You have to give the FBI something to go on so they can investigate. She said she didn’t tell anyone anything about the incident and the only witness by the name of Judge says it never happened. By the way I don’t listen to either Limbaugh or Hannity.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 9:34 PM
Comment #431694

By the way phx8 a prominent Democrat once said “You can’t get rich being a politician” I suggest you do the math on your own parties electorate.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 9:38 PM
Comment #431695
attempted rate does not have a stature of limitations in the state of Maryland, which is where this occurred….Kavanaugh lined up 65 women from those years to attest to his good character. Obviously he this would come up. Posted by: phx8 at September 20, 2018 9:05 PM

He could be charged in Montgomery county any time Christine Blasy Ford and her lawyers want to press charges, now, or at any time in the future. The 65 women apparently didn’t know why they were signing. His mother was a state court judge in MD. His father was also a lawyer and advisor to the perfume industry. Born on third base, at Yale he met the people who helped him into a clerkship in the 3rd circuit (NJ, PA, DE,), and then the 9th circuit (CA, AZ, AK), where he clerked for Kosinski(resigned for sexual conduct and abuse). Then he went to work for Ken Starr and later clerked for Anthony Kennedy, and then went back to work for Ken Starr on “the Arkansas project”. Then on to work for W, and got an appointment to start his career in perjury. He went to high school with Gorsuch, another swamp creature. He has previously worked with Rod Rosenstein. His wife was a personal secretary to W, as president and assistant previously in TX. He is an extremely dogmatic Catholic,

Posted by: ohrealy at September 20, 2018 9:42 PM
Comment #431696

Also phx8 as long as he is paying his bills I could care less what his debt is. If that is how you gage politicians and judges we are in deep s××t in this country. Besides the guy liked baseball and I also read he was being paid back by his friends for their share and he quit buying season tickets.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 9:49 PM
Comment #431697

Well your right phx8 there is no statute of limitations in Maryland for rape or attempted rape but Ford has to file a police report and they are going to have to be specific on time, date, place, witnesses, and other factors for the locals to start an investigation. I doubt Trump will allow federal resources for anything that happened within state jurisdiction.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 10:10 PM
Comment #431698


One thing is obvious. Someone is paying Kavanaugh’s bills.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/09/the-many-mysteries-of-brett-kavanaughs-finances/

Posted by: phx8 at September 20, 2018 10:20 PM
Comment #431699
One thing is obvious. Someone is paying Kavanaugh’s bills. Posted by: phx8 at September 20, 2018 10:20 PM

McGahn is his patron, as far as the nomination goes. His family are politically active in NJ, especially Atlantic City.
I’m not really willing to do more research on this turd. They should be dropping him soon, if they have any common sense. McConnell never wanted him because they all already knew all this shite. Gorsuch’s connection to Anschutz is more disturbing to me.

BTW, KAC’s grandfather was a mobster, so she fits right in.

Posted by: ohrealy at September 20, 2018 11:12 PM
Comment #431700

Phx8, I wish someone would pay my bills. Do you really think he is the only one in D.C. who has bills? You have 535 congress people and 9 scouts who make about the same or slightly less that probably have ridiculous finances. If that’s all we have to have politicians on and judges like I said in a previous comment We are in deep s××t.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 11:16 PM
Comment #431701

Could be mommy and daddy paying his bills or helping him phx8.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2018 11:29 PM
Comment #431702
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As office boy I made such a mark
That they gave me the post of a junior clerk.
I served the writs with a smile so bland,
And I copied all the letters in a big round hand —
I copied all the letters in a hand so free,
That now I am the Ruler of the Queen’s Navee!

In serving writs I made such a name
That an articled clerk I soon became;
I wore clean collars and a brand-new suit
For the pass examination at the Institute,
And that pass examination did so well for me,
That now I am the Ruler of the Queen’s Navee!

Of legal knowledge I acquired such a grip
That they took me into the partnership.
And that junior partnership, I ween,
Was the only ship that I ever had seen.
But that kind of ship so suited me,
That now I am the Ruler of the Queen’s Navee!

I grew so rich that I was sent
By a pocket borough into Parliament.
I always voted at my party’s call,
And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
I thought so little, they rewarded me
By making me the Ruler of the Queen’s Navee!

Now landsmen all, whoever you may be,
If you want to rise to the top of the tree,
If your soul isn’t fettered to an office stool,
Be careful to be guided by this golden rule —
Stick close to your desks and never go to sea,
And you all may be rulers of the Queen’s Navee!

Posted by: ohrealy at September 20, 2018 11:50 PM
Comment #431738

Phx8,

“No. I did not write other words. I wrote exactly the ones you see in these comments.”

Those comments have been nothing but blind partisan nonsense that one would expect to come from a cowardly troll like Ohrealy.
I find it more interesting to discuss why someone of your intellect would feel the need to resort to such ridiculousness. Why you would take partisan based accusations from 37 years ago as gospel, but dismiss or ignore more current and more detailed claims? Why you would spin and twist yourself into a pretzel trying to defend one person against the facts, then turn right around and condemn another person without any facts.
The only answer is that you all are willing to sacrifice your principles and your country, for the leftist policies you desire.

Drop the blatant hypocrisy and start using facts and some common sense.

Posted by: kctim at September 21, 2018 8:41 AM
Comment #431739
He ruined a young girl’s life.

That’s your uneducated opinion, ohrealy. A stupid comment considering she didn’t even remember this incident until 2012 when she was in counseling.

What was she in counseling for, ohrealy? Answer that.


Posted by: Weary Willie at September 21, 2018 9:19 AM
Comment #431740

Comedians have to write new jokes to stay employed. Singers have to write new songs to make money. For some reason Democratics think they can trot out the same slander time and again, Bork, Thomas, now Kavanaugh and then wonder why people don’t take them seriously!

If we voted for people for originality the Democratics would never get elected.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 21, 2018 9:25 AM
Comment #431742

The comments by the right are disappointing, but unfortunately not surprising. The accusations and appearance of Ford doesn’t appear to be politically motivated. She evidently had an experience that has caused her to interject herself in the nomination proceedings. The timing of her appearance is due to her reluctance to go public with her accusation. With the comments displayed here and threats from the right, who could blame her.

There is no indication that Anita Hill’s accusation were politically motivated, even decades after those proceedings took place. Conversely Clarence Thomas hasn’t embarrassed himself or the United States that I am aware of, since becoming a Supreme Court Judge. Is this relevant here, I don’t know. I guess it depends on what qualifications we expect for a nominee.

Senator Feinstein handled this accusation appropriately, even not revealing them until the “victim” was willing to come forward publicly. Feinstein could have reported this issue earlier, without revealing the name of the accuser. I’m sure the right would have had a conniption with another anonymous accusation.

Had the Senator that was approached been a Republican, would we have expected them to proceed differently? Would the right “hope” the accusation would have been buried by a Republican Senator, to protect the Kavanaugh nomination?

If this is so, then it is pathetic. The party of religion, morality, has demonstrated again that is only true, when it is politically convenient.

Posted by: Cube at September 21, 2018 1:30 PM
Comment #431743

kctim,
“Why you would take partisan based accusations from 37 years ago as gospel, but dismiss or ignore more current and more detailed claims?”

I have no idea what you are talking about.

As for Kavanaugh & Ford, I will withhold judgment on that until the FBI does its background check and both present their stories. I did not want Kavanaugh confirmed in the first place and I doubt any of this will matter. Most likely the GOP Senate will approve him anyway.

Posted by: phx8 at September 21, 2018 1:44 PM
Comment #431744

Phx8 how about Ellison and Booker, Ellison for his abuse to his x girlfriend and Booker’s 1992 column about him as a teen grooping a teen girl. What about the $17 million tax payers funded for congresspersons $exual harassment claims

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 21, 2018 2:07 PM
Comment #431745

Cube I refer you to comment 431744 to you to.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 21, 2018 2:11 PM
Comment #431746

Typical right wing diversion. What does Ellison and Booker have to do with Kavanaugh, which this post is about? Or are you saying that they are or maybe guilty of some sexual misdeed, so Kavanaugh should be allowed one too? If not, then are you saying that Ellison, Booker and Kavanaugh should all be denied an elected/appointed position?

If you aren’t agreeing to one of the last two statements, then why are you diverting the conversation?

Posted by: Cube at September 21, 2018 3:15 PM
Comment #431747

If this is so, then it is pathetic. The party of religion, morality, has demonstrated again that is only true, when it is politically convenient.
Posted by: Cube at September 21, 2018 1:30 PM

OH, MY…does anyone else notice the hypocrisy in this comment. Our Pal Cube goes from a “supposition” to a “fact” in one sentence.

Again I will predict that the illogical oafishness on display by the Democrat senators on the judicial committee will cause many of the Democrat electorate to vote against Democrats in November.

Who could possibly vote for anyone so paralyzed by politics that they would destroy both themselves and our constitution over a letter?

My best guess is that only Judge Kavanaugh will show up to defend himself. Ms. Ford will not appear.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 21, 2018 3:20 PM
Comment #431748

Cube, Booker grooped a teen girl while he was a teen in 1992 and wrote a column about it and is on the Judiciary committee yet is going to question Kavanaugh for the same thing he is accused of while he was a teen. Elison abused his x girlfriend yet in his Home State is on the ballot for the position of Attorney General. Do I see a little selective anger here.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 21, 2018 3:37 PM
Comment #431749

The Democrats on the senate judicial committee failed in their attempt to smear Judge Kavanaugh, or in any way disparage his outstanding judicial record, during the hearings.

Much in the same way as they plotted to force Trump to resign should he be elected, the Dems came up with a desperate last minute stand against Kavanaugh.

They found a woman who could be manipulated into writing a letter charging the Judge with sexual abuse. Senator Feinstein would hold the letter until the last moment and then advise the woman to contact the media.

The Dems knew that this woman would never be allowed to appear before the committee to testify as she has no facts and no one to back up her story. The idea was to get Republicans angry enough that they would strike out against the accuser in public. This would be enough to call any vote a sham and travesty, and the committee would not have the necessary votes to bring the nomination to the full senate for confirmation.

It was expected that President Trump would join the Republican senators in verbally maligning this woman and thus, she could never get fair treatment by the Republicans on the committee. Fait accompli.

This was a huge gamble by Feinstein and company. If it failed, they would look vindictive, stupid, and boorish.

Not falling for this blatantly obvious ploy, the Republicans, including the president, acted in a manner of respect and accommodation towards this poor woman.

It should all fall apart soon and the Democrats can try to mend the rift they have created among their own constituents.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 21, 2018 3:39 PM
Comment #431785

“As for Kavanaugh & Ford, I will withhold judgment on that until the FBI does its background check”


Already been done many times over when he was nominated. This is nothing more than a delay tactic. Even if it hadn’t been, it’s not in the FBIs jurisdiction. It is a state matter. No proof just a radical leftist professor trying to help derail a SC nominee she doesn’t like. The left sees their gun control legacy being destroyed by this pick, and they are in panic mode.

Posted by: dbs at September 23, 2018 6:34 AM
Comment #431786

“Trump Asks Why Kavanaugh Accuser Didn’t Just Immediately Request Hush Money”
The Onion

dbs,
You write: “Already been done many times over when he was nominated.”
Obviously the FBI missed something. Why were previous investigations ok, but this one considered a delaying tactic? It would only take a couple of days.

“… it’s not in the FBIs jurisdiction.”
Of course it is. They did previous checks. And there is precedent. They did it for the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas investigation. Furthermore, it is the Federal Bureau of INVESTIGATION.

“No proof just a radical leftist professor trying to help derail a SC nominee she doesn’t like.”
Maybe. Maybe not. That is why there should be a background investigation. Knock the story down, or prove it correct, if possible.

Remember, as much as anything, this is a job interview, and based on polling, the misleading answers under oath (and that’s putting it kindly), the fact that three years on his record are so bad, no one is even allowed to see anything related to them-

That should be a deal breaker right there-

Maybe they’re withholding everything to do with Kavanaugh because he is so awesome, letting anyone see it would overwhelm the American public with awesomeness.

Oh! And participating in the Clinton impeachment and suggesting in an e-mail to Ken Starr that Clinton be asked under oath about m*asterbation, and when a Republican became president, SWITCHING his opinions under Bush, to say a president can not be held accountable to the law with indictments, subpoenas, and so on- there is NO WAY this guy should ever be allowed on the court.

There is a good reason he has the lowest approval ratings of any nominee to the court in the history of polling.

“It is a state matter.”
That only applies if this were a trial.

dbs, you’ve swallowed every discredited talking point out there. Did you fall for Ed Whelan’s conspiracy theory, i.e., lie, about how Blasey mistook Kavenaugh for someone else? The CT didn’t last long, but based on this previous comment, you would make the perfect target.

Posted by: phx8 at September 23, 2018 9:49 AM
Comment #431788

Yes she just happened to remember this, and waited until the last second, only after the democrats attempts to derail his nomination had failed. SMFH. Just a hail Mary by the left. Will it work we’ll see. He should be confirmed, and she should be forced to prove her accusations. Remember he’s innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. If she can’t prove it, she should face a defamation suit.

Posted by: dbs at September 23, 2018 3:11 PM
Comment #431789

Not only her face a defamation suit, dbs, but every democrat in congress who talked smack about him. They have him guilty before he even faces an investigation. Brings back the time Democrats had a group of Marines guilty before trial for the Hadathia incident. I wonder why they don’t hold their own to the same standards?

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 23, 2018 3:34 PM
Comment #431791
there is NO WAY this guy should ever be allowed on the court. Posted by: phx8 at September 23, 2018 9:49 AM

Highly recommend the October issue of The Atlantic:
Is Democracy Dying

Anne Applebaum, A warning from Europe:

As Hannah Arendt wrote back in the 1940s, the worst kind of one party state “invariably replaces all first-rate talents, regardless of their sympathies, with those crackpots and fools whose lack of intelligence and creativity is still the best guaranty of their loyalty”

“law and Justice” party in Poland:
The decision to put a conspiracy theory at the heart of government policy was the source of the authoritarian actions that followed.

Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party in Hungary:
A ruling party that has politicized its courts and suppressed the media is a party that finds it much easier to steal.


Kompramat on Orban, he was filmed taking bribes from putain

State capture follows regulatory capture.

Frederick Douglass 1866
Whatever may be tolerated in monarchies and despotic governments, no republic is safe that tolerates a priviledged class, or denies to its citizens equal rights and equal means to maintain them.

Posted by: ohrealy at September 23, 2018 4:00 PM
Comment #431793

People are forgetting this was never an issue. It didn’t affect Ford’s entire life! She is very successful in her field. When she finally, after finding Kavanaugh was nominated, decided to make it public, she did it on the expectation her identity would remain a secret!

Who finds the will to face something like this with the expectation no one will find out about it? How many people expect anonymity after sending the story to a newspaper tip line? That is an unrealistic expectation. To me, it casts doubt on her wanting to personally come to grips with an incident. That and along with her political involvement, I place this claim in the politically motivated fabrication column.

Ford, Eshoo, and Feinstein all insist Ford’s identity were to remain secret for fear of reprisal, but Ford herself alerted the Washington Post via. a tip line the same time she gave the letter to Eshoo. That goes against her claiming she wanted this to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. She eventually came forward, but she had every intention of coming forward as indicated by her tip line revelation to the WPost.

“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities,”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

This is hard to understand. If she honored Ford’s request to not come forward, why did she make the letter public? The statute of limitations makes this NOT a crime. There is nothing for the FBI to investigate! They investigate things they can prosecute! They can’t prosecute this because it’s almost 40 years old! This statement makes me believe Feinstein may have orchestrated this from the beginning in one of their planting seeds campaigns. It’s a “we won’t use it unless as a last resort” type of fiction. It’s the loaded gun in the nightstand story. You know, just in case.

Feinstein probably felt she had no other choice and pulled the trigger, but it looks like she’s not as good at this as the FBI and the CIA are. She seems to have forgot about loose ends. The yearbook that was late getting scrubbed, the over abundance of women willing to stand up for Kavanaugh’s character, six previous background checks, oh my!

Again Democratics think we’re stupid. Believe me, the METOO movement is shedding it’s credibility by the day. The only thing Democratics have left is character assassination, and we’re on to it. It couldn’t have been withstood without Trump’s fierce determination. Thanks Trump. I’m not tired of winning yet.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 23, 2018 5:01 PM
Comment #431795

dbs,
“Remember he’s innocent until proven guilty…”

Again, no. This is not a criminal case. The legal standard does not apply, other than the fact he will testify under oath. This is essentially a job interview, and the standard will be the court of public opinion, and more importantly, the votes of 11 old white men.

The GOP brought this upon itself with the War on Women. Thanks to the relentless attacks on women’s rights- the right to abortion, the right to birth control, the right to equal pay, the right to sue for s*x discrimination- thanks to all those, the GOP will look about as bad as it is possible to look when confronting Blasey. Not only are there NO female Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee, there has not been one Republican woman on the Judiciary Committee in its entire history.

Think about that. Think about what it takes, in 2018, to have a political party with @ 47 males and just 4 females. The chickens are coming home to roost, and it looks like the roosters will be on the chopping block.

No wonder the Republican Senate Judiciary Committee members are so desperate to hire a female counsel to interrogate Blasey! The party of misogyny, the party of the War on
Women, does not want to be exposed on national tv.

Posted by: phx8 at September 23, 2018 5:11 PM
Comment #431796

Those aren’t rights, they’re wants. Women can get an abortion if they want it. The right to brag about getting abortion, the right to sue someone else to pay for their abortion, No. I can’t see those as a rights. Go get an abortion, just don’t tell me about it. Like all of you say, it’s none of my business.

Let’s include abstinence in that birth control description, phx8. That would go a long way with Republicans.

Equal pay for equal work? I’m all for it. Suing an employer because the you disagree with the job description? No. Get another job.

Your entire comment is subterfuge. It’s a distraction. You bring it up because you cannot fault Kavanaugh’s personal character, you have to throw up boogie men to scare the natives.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 23, 2018 5:44 PM
Comment #431797

Phx8, he is being accused of a crime which still makes him innocent until proven guilty.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 23, 2018 5:55 PM
Comment #431799

phx8, all you have to do is look to Sarah Palin and you can see why Republican women stay out of politics.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 23, 2018 6:05 PM
Comment #431801

Republican women actually have their babies. They also try to hang on to the fathers of those babies. Republican women teach their children the value of a dollar and respect for their neighbors and taking responsibility for their actions.

They contribute more to this country doing that than any woman would do in Washington D.C. politics.


Posted by: Weary Willie at September 23, 2018 7:01 PM
Comment #431802

I see that a second woman has claimed Kavanaugh at a party where there was heavy drinking exposed himself to her. I guess the Democrats aren’t really sure Ford’s testimony was going to hold up so they got another to lie.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 23, 2018 8:21 PM
Comment #431811

People in Washington D.C. must be the most gullible people in the country. The story remains the same. There’s probably some guy who looks like Kavanaugh laughing his freakin’ head off right about now!

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 23, 2018 10:35 PM
Comment #431826

“Again, no. This is not a criminal case. The legal standard does not apply,”

This is what democrats would demand if it were one of their nominees. The democrats are out to destroy anyone who threatens their marxist agenda. These unverifiable accusations from 35 years ago are meant to muddy the water, and destroy this nominee. Slander, and libel is all we have here. His comments about the second amendment scared the hell out of democrats, all their gun control laws gone…..poof ! This will happen to every strict constitutional judge Trump nominates to the supreme court. Democrats, nothing but traitorous douchebags.

Posted by: dbs at September 24, 2018 6:33 AM
Comment #431862

“This is essentially a job interview, and the standard will be the court of public opinion, and more importantly, the votes of 11 old white men.”

phx8 seems to be denigrating “old white men” for some reason. Hmmm…does he classify them further? Are they Christian? Are they military veterans or military haters? Muslim? Jewish or…? Are they gun toters or gun haters? Are they married, single, divorced, gay or…? Have you identified who they hate…women, children, the low income, the unemployed, blacks, Mexicans, Asians, or…? Are they deplorable according to the standards set by a person known as Hillary?

“Job interview”, “standard”, “court of public opinion?” Couldn’t you find a few more cliches phx8? What nonsense, what drivel. Not a single original thought in his entire post.

I find phx8 guilty of plagiarism.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 24, 2018 3:46 PM
Comment #431866

Some Republican Senators voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act. Six of them are on the Senate Judiciary Committee: Cornyn, Graham, Grassley, Hatch, Lee, and Cruz.

The Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are desperately trying to arrange for a woman to interrogate Blasey on Thursday- a staffer, outside counsel, doesn’t matter- as long as its not those old white men.

But this problem was a long time in the making. There has NEVER been a Republican female Senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Not one. And there are only a total 4 Republican female Senators in the entire Senate. 47 males. 4 females.

Posted by: phx8 at September 24, 2018 4:48 PM
Comment #431870

As I stated before phx8, the way Republican women are treated by the liberal media and most democrats I can understand why there are so few in the senate. I refer to the way Sarah Palin was treated while McCain’s running mate.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 24, 2018 5:27 PM
Comment #431871

Hmmm…what point is phx8 making? If a senator did not vote for the VAWA, that senator is not qualified to vote for a supreme court justice?

Please tell us from where you get your opinion phx8? What other votes should these senators be denied because of their vote on VAWA?

We wonder if phx8 bothered to examine the reasons given by these senators for their “no” vote.

BTW…I watched the debate between Ted Cruz and his challenger Bebo “Buy me a beer” O’Rourke. No contest…Cruz won hands down.

Cruz asked specific questions that Bebo couldn’t…or wouldn’t answer.

Bebo tried desperately to change the topic when it came to financing health care, finding cops guilty before charges even filed, eliminating nearly all laws on illegal drug use, freeing prisoners convicted of drug crimes, keeping recent corporate and individual tax cuts in place, and protecting our children from predators in school bathrooms and showers.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 24, 2018 5:30 PM
Comment #431872

Judge Kavanaugh’s 307 judicial opinions as a judge on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals were described as “racist” by Democrat senator Cory Booker.

Booker had charts to prove how bias Kavanaugh was. The proof was that the court did not rule evenly when it came to Liberal versus Conservative positions on the law.

Booker apparently expected the court to ignore the constitution and use a simple system that ruled equally regardless of the law. Half the time the court should rule as Liberal and half the time the court should rule as Conservative.

Booker is simply an embarrassment to the dignity of the United States senate.

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