The Obstruction Zombie vs The Confirmation Swamp Creature

It seems Democrats have yet another tactic as part of their sink-Kavanaugh strategy. Use any story no matter how thin the sources as an excuse to call for a delay and a full FBI investigation. Deborah Ramirez’s Yale Tale seems to be the perfect excuse for opposition Senators to call for either a long delay and a very, very, very complete investigation or just to demand that Kavanaugh withdraw immediately, as Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley demanded.

Will Christine Ford now use the Ramirez story as an excuse to not appear at Thursday's scheduled hearing? Ramirez herself is reportedly refusing to speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her lawyer told them to read the New Yorker story if they want a statement, although he later said he had tried to negotiate something with them. Another delay tactic?

James Hohmann at his Washington Post's Daily 202 is reporting a "cryptic" yearbook reference in Kavanaugh's year. Something about being a member of a 'Renate Alumni.' Who seems to be a Renate Schroder that someone says he might have kissed on a date, but she insists he didn't and that another Georgetown alumni says they (Kavanaugh and his supposed friends) treated rudely. Hohmann goes on to suggest that this supposed lie means Kavanaugh can't be trusted with bigger things.

You follow the logic?

There's something silly and likely innocent written in a high school yearbook, and it has to mean that Kavanaugh is a liar and a predator. Courtesy of Hohmann who earlier this year was inundated with angry Democrat calls when he suggested the improving economy and tax cuts might appeal to some voters. I'm sure he doesn't have to worry about angry Democrat calls anymore.

But you know? There's something far more threatening to the Senate hearings on Thursday when both Ford and Kavanaugh are scheduled to appear.

Rod Rosenstein's meeting with President Trump.

What happens if Trump fires Rosenstein? What will the media do? Which way will they turn? The poor devils? Torn asunder.

Because if Trump does dismiss Rosenstein (I somehow suspect he won't at least not yet, but who really knows at this point?) then the Russia collusion zombie - the Obstruction Zombie that is with the football helmet, the shoulder pads, and the green skin - will thrust its moldy hand in a mean forearm shiver right up through the cemetery grass and haul itself back up into the sunlight and start heading for your flat screen TV.

All the while the MeToo confirmation will be raging over delayed appearances, demanded investigations, and silly long-forgotten high school gossip that somehow signifies sexual violence.

The Democrats have dragged the Kavanaugh hearings into the slimiest waters of the swamp. Next time it's their turn I hope they're ready for the Return of the Swamp Creature. Because return it will. There's no going back from these tactics for some time to come. The war continues.

Posted by Keeley at September 26, 2018 1:38 PM
Comments
Comment #431959

I agree Keeley with that last paragraph, I think the Democrats opened a can of worm that they will later regret.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 26, 2018 1:44 PM
Comment #431960

The right wing party are The American Psycho Party. They did it to themselves. Brat Kava Nought did it to himself. The incels love rapists. All the filth, including Georgetown Prep, should be sued and prosecuted.

Julie Swetnick
https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/users/user20/declaration_3.jpg

Posted by: ohrealy at September 26, 2018 2:46 PM
Comment #431961

Whit and wisdom from oh really. Democrats have Ellison with accusations of abuse Booker who admitted to grooping a teen as a teen in a column in the Stanford daily in 1991. Bill Clinton still running around loose after numerous PROVEN accounts of rape and $exual imposition. Ted Kennedy who walked away from a drowning women. Democrats turn a blind eye and deaf ear to the crimes of their own but go bat s××t crazy over anyone else outside their ideology.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 26, 2018 3:10 PM
Comment #431966

Democrats shall be recognized by the “fruit they bear.”

Hatred, moral decay, greed, lust, and decadence are all that remains from their harvest.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 26, 2018 6:18 PM
Comment #431975

“Hatred, moral decay, greed, lust, and decadence are all that remains from their harvest.”

Because nothing compares to the moral rectitude of Trump and the Deplorables.

Is this a good time to replay the Access Hollywood video? Or review the accusations of more than a dozen women about Trump s*xually harassing them?

Ooh, wait! How about Trump’s personal lawyer swearing under oath that Trump initiated and coordinated payments to a p*rn star and a playboy model in order to influence the 2016 election. Two felonies right there, not to mention the sheer moral depravity of conducting affairs while his 3rd wife was home with a four month old baby- his 5th by three different women.

Or the $25 million fraud settlement for Trump University?

Or the Trump Foundation lawsuit, which the judge has urged Trump to settle. It is an open and shut case, a paper trail that damns Trump. If it remains a civil suit, Trump can expect to pay a multi-million dollar fine and be barred from ever sitting on the board of any charity.

How about Trump’s endless name calling? Anyone think the father of ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Cruz participated in the JFK assassination, the way Trump suggested?

Yes, nothing demonstrates moral probity quite like a guy who brags about his wealth, but won’t release his taxes.

Or in 37 different tweets, insists the previous black president is not actually an American.

Hey, whatever happened to Roy Moore?

Posted by: phx8 at September 26, 2018 6:56 PM
Comment #431978

4th woman, Channel 9 Denver
From the Ken Starr days:

Per a transcript from a committee phone call with Kavanaugh dated Sept. 25, an anonymous letter was sent to Colorado’s Republican Senator Cory Gardner from a woman in Denver late last week. As detailed in the transcript, the letter states the woman’s daughter, from Boulder, saw Kavanaugh shove his date, a friend of the woman’s daughter, “very aggressively and sexually” against a wall in 1998 in Washington D.C.

The letter states the alleged victim contacted the witness last week, and they decided to remain anonymous - prompting this letter to Senator Gardner.

Posted by: ohrealy at September 26, 2018 8:28 PM
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In one of the more bizarre statements from today’s press conference, Trump said:

“George Washington, the Democrats would vote against him, just so you understand. And he may have had a bad past, who knows? Didn’t he have a couple of things in his past? George Washington would be voted against one hundred percent by Schumer and the con artists. One hundred percent, one hundred percent.”

This is a complete fabrication. George Washington was beyond reproach, both in terms of fidelity and fiscal probity, which is part of the reason he was chosen to be the first president in the first place. And suggesting Schumer and the “con artists” would vote against him is nonsense. Hard to believe this guy is president of the United States. Easy to understand why he is so widely despised.

Posted by: phx8 at September 26, 2018 8:33 PM
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Phx8 George Washington was a slave owner or did you forget. Also phx8 if Washington didn’t fit the liberal idolology you guys probably would find some way to keep him off the court.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 26, 2018 8:40 PM
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KAP,
You should read up on George Washington. Take a look at the recent Ron Chernow biography. It is long, it is massively researched, and admittedly some people will find it heavy going. But I found it fascinating, and incredibly educational when it comes to Washington.

It is true he owned slaves, like most Virginian land owners, but Washington was a relatively benign master. He was pretty much the only Founding Father who gave his slaves their freedom upon his death. His reputation was good when it came to the way he treated them, meaning he did not have children by them, a practice that was frowned upon but understood to happen. Washington even worked with his slaves to do hard, physical labor like putting up fences, and took care of them when they became too old or injured to work.

“… if Washington didn’t fit the liberal ideology you guys probably would find some way to keep him off the court.”

That is a ridiculous thing to say.

Posted by: phx8 at September 26, 2018 9:09 PM
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Orrin Hatch of the Senate Judiciary Committee is part of the slow moving right wing coup attempt:

https://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/17903-hatch-files-amicus-brief-in-supreme-court-case-that-could-hamper-mueller-s-investigation

Hatch filed the brief in Gamble v. United States, which challenges an exception to the Fifth Amendment’s double-jeopardy clause, allowing both state and federal courts to prosecute a person for the same crime. Hatch wants that loophole closed.
Posted by: ohrealy at September 26, 2018 9:22 PM
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Phx8 not long ago all you liberals tore down statues of civil war confederate soldiers and wanted to remove statues of presidents who were slave owners. Now you say Washington was a good slave owner. Do I see a little flip flopping here all because Trump mentioned Washington in His press conference? SMH!!!!

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 26, 2018 9:26 PM
Comment #431985

Civil War confederate soldiers were traitors. The slave owners among the early presidents were not traitors. Big difference.

The Founding Fathers established a country with principles which eventually evolved enough to free slaves, albeit after a horrendously bloody Civil War. The confederates seceded to found a short-lived country that intended to promulgate slavery indefinitely.

According to Wikipedia, the following presidents owned slaves while president: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Tyler, Polk, and Taylor. Among the early presidents, only Adams & Adams never owned slaves.

It is an interesting subject. US History is not always a pretty thing. As Vonnegut observed in “Breakfast of Champions,” Jefferson was “a slave owner who was also one of the world’s greatest theoreticians on the subject of human liberty.”

Posted by: phx8 at September 26, 2018 10:42 PM
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ohrealy,
It is hard to believe the current SCOTUS would ever undermine the judicial system to that degree, by considering prosecutions for similar crimes at the federal and state level cases of double jeopardy.

Then again, Trump supporters will be desperate to protect him from the Mueller & SDNY investigations (federal), and possible state of NY investigations. The concern of Trump supporters about double jeopardy will apply to money laundering crimes, which is where Trump, Manafort, Cohen, Kushner, DJ Jr., and others are most vulnerable. A Conviction for Obstruction of Justice is a heavy lift, even if it seems obvious. A conviction for financial crimes usually involves a traceable paper & electronic trail, which can be cumbersome yet end in a pretty much certain outcome, as Manafort and Cohen can attest.

Posted by: phx8 at September 26, 2018 10:54 PM
Comment #431987

To clarify, this involves Trump pardoning his cronies for federal crimes, and then doing away with the ability of states to prosecute. Like I said, hard to believe the SCOTUS would even entertain it.

Posted by: phx8 at September 26, 2018 10:58 PM
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Phx8, not long ago you and others wanted to get rid of ANYTHING that had to do with slavery including the early presidents. Now you are defending them because Trump mentioned Washington at a press conference and you wonder why nobody takes you seriously. Flip flop much.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 26, 2018 11:13 PM
Comment #431989

“Phx8, not long ago you and others wanted to get rid of ANYTHING that had to do with slavery including the early presidents.”

What on earth are you talking about?

Trump made up some baloney about George Washington having some bad things in his past. In fact, Washington’s past was as clean as it could be. He led the Continental Army through great hardship, and he consistently showed terrific leadership skills, through modeling as much as anything else.

His failures? When it came to battles, he lost most of them, but then, he did not have much to work with in the first place. He never had the kind of education or intellect some of the other Founding Fathers possessed. And he was unquestionably ambitious. What he did have was the wisdom to rely on Alexander Hamilton.

Seriously, learn about American history. Learn about Washington. He was an amazing leader. I strongly encourage it. If you do, your disrespect for Trump will achieve new heights, not only for today’s casual lie, but for Trump’s wholesale violation of the emoluments clause in the Constitution. Washington set the example. Trump is the first president to completely and utterly disregard it in order to enrich himself and his corrupt family and cronies.

You don’t even know what I’m talking about. Or do you?

Posted by: phx8 at September 27, 2018 12:16 AM
Comment #432000

Phx8 I agree Washington was an amazing leader. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t have skeletons. Kennedy and Clinton were amazing leaders but both were womanizers. I’ll even include FDR IN that scenario.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 27, 2018 8:09 AM
Comment #432005

LOL!
If George Washington was anti government funded abortion, against oppressive taxation, against special treatment for certain groups, and for freedom of religion, free speech and the Second Amendment, you leftists would be calling him an old white guy and claiming that the sister of Betsy Ross has a friend whose mother heard that he once touched the undergarments of some lady back in England.

Hopefully, those on the right will finally grow a pair and start standing up to the leftist hate and violence.

Posted by: kctim at September 27, 2018 8:40 AM
Comment #432007

Phx8, every famous person has skeletons except for 1, and he was killed for a crime he never committed by the most horrible way. We have had a lot of great presidents, judges, statesmen and others but each did something in their life they regreted.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 27, 2018 10:43 AM
Comment #432008
It is hard to believe the current SCOTUS would ever undermine the judicial system to that degree, by considering prosecutions for similar crimes at the federal and state level cases of double jeopardy. Posted by: phx8 at September 26, 2018 10:54 PM

I respectfully disagree. I never trust a right winger or believe anything they say, whether a troll on a website or a justice on the SCOTUS. They have an agenda, trying to keep a minority in control of a country where most people disagree with their agenda.

I said that Hatch filed the amicus brief, but of course, that was most likely done by someone who is pulling his strings while he removes his imaginary glasses. The same could be true on the SCOTUS, where partisan hacks like Brat K Nought could be providing the justices with their opinions. Students at Harvard are trying to get Nought excluded from teaching there.

In other news, Marriot has taken control of Tramp’s hotel in Panama City Panama after the POS’s lawyer tried to get the President of Panama to intervene on his behalf. The previous President, who was there when the project opened, is now in prison.

Posted by: ohrealy at September 27, 2018 12:30 PM
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Also phx8, Trump said if “He” nominated George Washington the liberals would muster up something to derail the nomination.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 27, 2018 1:08 PM
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Amazing (but predictable) how some on the left think “Guilty until proven innocent” is OK.

There is still no evidence against Kavanaugh.

And for Trump, there is also no evidence of Russian collusion, despite over 1 year of investigations.

But neither matter one tiny bit to some on the left.

Many on the left (especially Senator “Shut up and Step Up” Mazie Hirono , Diane Feinstein, Patrick Leahy, Dick Durbin, Chris Coons, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Dick Blumenthal, Cory Booker, and Sheldon Whitehouse), don’t have a clue “presumption of innocence” about:

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11, states: “Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.”.

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

  • And, in Winship, 397 U.S. 358 (1970), the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the presumption of innocence is a constitutional principle which is binding on the states, saying that “the Due Process clause protects the accused against conviction except upon proof beyond reasonable doubt of every fact necessary to …

It is unlikely that fact will go unnoticed by many Americans.

It will be interesting to see what the independent voters think about the disregard for “presumption of innocence” in the 2018 mid-terms.
Elections are decided by independents, because there are more independent voters than Democrats, and more independent voters than Republicans.
And it is quite possible that it will not go unnoticed by many independents that many on the left that:

  • think “Guilty until proven innocent” is OK, despite the lack of corroborating evidence;

  • leaked Christine Ford’s letter, despite her request to keep it private;

  • think it is OK to resort to all sorts of low, sneak, sleazy tricks; especially the leaking of Ford’s identity very late in the stages of the confirmation, and most likely to delay or derail the confirmation process;

It was also a special moment when Blumenthal (of Connecticut) talked about credibility, when Blumenthal lied, serving in Vietnam. Blumenthal never served in Vietnam. Records show that Blumenthal received at least 5 deferments from 1965 to 1970, allowing him to avoid going to war. On Blumenthal’s 5th deferment, Blumenthal landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which guaranteed and resulting in Blumenthal never being sent to Vietnam). In March 2008, Blumenthal said “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam, …”, but Blumenthal lied, because Blumenthal NEVER served in Vietnam. Blumenthal evidently thinks no one remembers his lies, but Blumenthal has the gall and arrogance to question anyone else’s credibility?!

It was also a special moment for Cory Booker, who calls for sexual responed, who wrote in 1992 of “groping” a high school friend (https://www.washingtonpost.com/).

And Dianne Feinstein might have some explaining to do?
Feinstein said: “I did not hide allegations” by Ford” and “I did not leak Ford’s letter”.
Nevermind that Feinstein apparently sat on Ford’s letter until the most opportune time to delay or derail the Supreme Court confirmation.
And who threw Christine Ford under the bus? Who leaked Ford’s identity?
Strange that no one on the left, nor Ford, seemed to care too much about who leaked Ford’s identity.
Strange, that the MeToo group is not outraged.
At first, Feinstein said she had not asked anyone in her group if they leaked Ford’s identity, but then said no one in her group leaked Ford’s letter.
Maybe it was Ford’s lawyers (who were working for free, and paid for Ford’s polygraph), who were recommended to Ford by Dianne Feinstein?

ohrealy wrote: I never trust a right winger or believe anything they say, whether a troll on a website or a justice on the SCOTUS. They have an agenda, trying to keep a minority in control of a country where most people disagree with their agenda.
At least you are honest about your bias.

“Minority? A very, very thin minority.
But, thank goodness for the Electoral College System, which prevents only one or two states (e.g. NY and CA) from deciding for ALL of the other 48 states. Trump received 307 (57.5%)electoral votes, versus Hillary’s 227 (42.5%) electoral votes. Hillary (supposedly) got 2,864,974(2.2%) more votes (62,979,636 (48.9%) for Trump, 65,844,610 (51.1%) for Hillary). Fortunately, other states get a very slight weighting for their voice and votes to be counted too.

Also, the total vote count is suspicious, due to voter fraud, which many on the left refuse to acknowledge (www.heritage.org/election-integrity/commentary/more-cases-voter-fraud-pile-liberals-look-the-other-way).
Non-U.S. citizens are voting in our elections.
Maybe it is not widespread, but in close elections, it might matter. So please don’t diluge a response with so-called evidence of minute voter fraud, when the fact is: no one knows how bad the problem is.
There is voter fraud (www.heritage.org/voterfraud), but no one knows exactly how much, and many on the left don’t want to know how much.
Many on the left don’t want any form of Voter-ID, no matter how much common-sense it makes.
However, there is also some proof of voter-fraud that benefited Republicans, so perhaps the left should be more concerned about voter fraud.
The Government Accountability Institute compared voting lists using an “extremely conservative matching approach that sought only to identify two votes cast in the same legal name.” It found that 8,471 votes in 2016 were “highly likely” duplicates.
Extrapolating this to all 50 states would likely produce, with “high-confidence,” around 45,000 duplicate votes.
To put this number of fraudulent votes in perspective, Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire by fewer than 3,000 votes out of over 700,000 cast. This number of duplicate votes alone has the power to swing state results and, in turn, elections. Unfortunately, New Hampshire refused to turn over its data for further study.
Still, many on the left don’t want any form of Voter-ID?
Why is that?
Perhaps because many on the left believe that voter fraud benefits the left the most?
In a sense, many on the left are openly pushing for foreign interference in our elections?
Perhaps that is why many on the left pander to illegal immigrants, and would like another shamnesty for millions of illegal immigrants (turn them into legal voters)?
Election integrity and public confidence in the election process are fundamental to preserving our democratic republic.
IF people of one political persuasion can cheat at the ballot box, so can others.

Posted by: d.a.n at September 28, 2018 9:47 AM
Comment #432035
Many on the left (especially Senator “Shut up and Step Up” Mazie Hirono , Diane Feinstein, Patrick Leahy, Dick Durbin, Chris Coons, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Dick Blumenthal, Cory Booker, and Sheldon Whitehouse), don’t have a clue “presumption of innocence” about:

And it seems many on the right don’t have a clue either D., unless of course the Senate panel is where penal cases are now conducted. The presumption of innocence when discussing a Senate committee not a court room is a red herring. Of course the repubs on the committee refused to give Kavanaugh a means to clear his name because they are rushing this appointment. But hey it’s the dems …right?

Also, the total vote count is suspicious, due to voter fraud, which many on the left refuse to acknowledge (www.heritage.org/election-integrity/commentary/more-cases-voter-fraud-pile-liberals-look-the-other-way).

How quickly the far right forgets. The Trumpster made the claim of 3 million illegal voters and commissioned Kobach and others to find them. It turned into a dismal failure for Trump. So whatever you think is suspicious really isn’t. The miniscule cases of voter fraud, that most if not all of the recent ALEX laws didn’t address, didn’t tip the scales as Trump would have us believe.

It was also a special moment when Blumenthal (of Connecticut) talked about credibility….

As if the repubs on the judicial committee have a shred of credibility after the miscarriage of justice after Scalia died.

Posted by: j2t2 at September 28, 2018 12:14 PM
Comment #432044

Please tell us why the Democrats on the Senate Judicial Committee are stalling over the Kavanaugh nomination j2t2.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 28, 2018 3:29 PM
Comment #432073

Royal, sure to protect America from the political operative Kavanaugh becoming a SCOTUS justice for life and returning us to the gilded age. Perhaps the real question should be why are the repubs running him through the process so quickly, not allowing for a thorough vetting of the man.

Were he to come before the Senate next year he might have been vetted completely including his days as a political operative in the GWB administration. Of course we don’t have the full story behind his temperament but seeing his actions yesterday it is easy to see he isn’t qualified to hold the job.

Trump has made a choice based upon saving his own a** when the Mueller investigation is complete and most Americans believe Trump has made so many bad choices in so little of a time frame he isn’t qualified to make choices, just look at his administration! The SCOTUS isn’t a political office yet Trump has chosen a political operative to do the job.

Posted by: j2t2 at September 29, 2018 12:14 AM
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j2t2 wrote: Trump has made so many bad choices in so little of a time frame he isn’t qualified to make choices, just look at his administration!
Right, look at the awful results so far:
  • the economy?
  • lower unemployment?
  • the push for fairer trade?
  • decimation of ISIS?
  • GDP over 4%?
  • stronger border security?
  • decreased illegal immigration?
  • etc.?
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