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Supreme Circus of the United States
Author: BobR    Date: 10/04/2018 14:29:00

The Kavanaugh/SCOTUS confirmation process just needs an emcee and a tent to completely become the absurd circus it already is. Nearly a week ago, the FBI was supposedly given instruction to do more of a background investigation. Initially, that seemed like good news, but it's apparent that it came with strings (or - more aptly - reins) attached. It seems they were only supposed to talk to those witnesses directly associated with the one night in question regarding the attack on Dr. Ford.

There are dozens of people who were ex-classmates of Kavanaugh whom the FBI never contacted. The FBI report won't be made public (unless a Dem leaks it), so we may never know how extensive it really is.

tRump made matters exponentially worse when he mocked Dr. Ford at one of his ego-stroking "rallies". This pissed off the "undecided three" (Collins, Murkowski, and cowardly fence-sitter Jeff Flake) Republicans, and caused yet another Republican senator to come down hard on tRump for his comments. That senator (Ben Sasse R-NE) had previously suggested tRump nominate a woman. So there's still no guarantee the Republicans will vote in unison when it gets to a floor vote.

You'd almost think tRump was purposely trying to derail the proceedings. It's certainly possible. He would probably rather withdraw the nomination than see his pick not get confirmed on votes.

Anyway - if you get beyond the "he said / they said" of Kavanaugh's unsavory (at best) past, there's the more important aspect of the here and now: his temperament, his partisan bias, and the very provable evidence that he deliberately lied to Congress in his testimony. This lengthy article enumerates numerous other instances (some a little dicey, but most are enough to warrant being charged with Lying to Congress).

With the ABA, Yale, and the Jesuits all chiming in their support for not confirming, this circus may actually burn the tent down. It's going to be a weird couple of days.

 

25 comments (Latest Comment: 10/04/2018 22:00:40 by Raine)
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Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2018 13:20:20
Morning

That sucker made good coffee too.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2018 13:46:41
Does any one think the yelling and talking to these cretins doing any good? What if we all just stopped and stared at them until they left, made them feel incredibly uncomfortable in a peaceful way until they feel the shame they should and leave.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 13:47:04
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

That sucker made good coffee too.

I am hoping the replacment does as well.

Comment by BobR on 10/04/2018 14:29:55
BLOG IS POSTED

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 14:35:58
the phuq?






Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 14:37:03
that report will come out. mark my words.

This is all so infuriating.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2018 15:07:33
This shitshow will have been just enough to push the moderates to vote for this as that, and I fear he will get on with either a 52-48 or 53-47 with the so-called moderates and DINO's falling in line.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2018 15:16:26
Quote by Raine:
that report will come out. mark my words.

This is all so infuriating.



Oh I'm sure it will.

In the mean time though they are using this whole thing like a rallying cry to get people to vote, and its working according so polls I heard this morning.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2018 15:26:19
Sorry, just really having a down day (year?). I'll bounce back, just need a moment.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 16:43:45
Quote by wickedpam:
Sorry, just really having a down day (year?). I'll bounce back, just need a moment.

That was me yesterday, Mala.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2018 16:46:08
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Sorry, just really having a down day (year?). I'll bounce back, just need a moment.

That was me yesterday, Mala.

I know that feeling myself. I am too often battling my own demons and this political climate is not helping.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2018 17:06:25
"you realize..." fu manslaining dick - shut up and get away from me.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2018 17:21:21
Quote by wickedpam:
"you realize..." fu manslaining dick - shut up and get away from me.

Who was this?

Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2018 17:24:39
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam:
"you realize..." fu manslaining dick - shut up and get away from me.

Who was this?



some guy in response to my FB comment on WTOP.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2018 18:09:34
omg idiot dude trying to tell me Senators have investigators and can do investigations themselves

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2018 18:17:26
Heitkamp has said she will vote now. So at best, he will have a 52-48 vote unless Manchin changes his mind since it looks like all the R's will vote in line.

Comment by BobR on 10/04/2018 18:26:55
Quote by livingonli:
Heitkamp has said she will vote now. So at best, he will have a 52-48 vote unless Manchin changes his mind since it looks like all the R's will vote in line.

I think you meant "no".

Collins and Flake have caved. Cowards.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 18:27:55
heidi Heitkamp is a no vote on kavanaugh.


Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 18:28:46
Quote by livingonli:
Heitkamp has said she will vote now. So at best, he will have a 52-48 vote unless Manchin changes his mind since it looks like all the R's will vote in line.

Sorry I didn't refresh liv, thanks for bringing this news over.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 18:29:15
Quote by wickedpam:
omg idiot dude trying to tell me Senators have investigators and can do investigations themselves

:FacePalm:

Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2018 18:29:51
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
omg idiot dude trying to tell me Senators have investigators and can do investigations themselves

:FacePalm:



Right? idiot.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 18:32:54
So, it seems as though our voter registrations have hit a glitch in the system.

They need our Drivers licenses -- and we haven't changed that yet, so tomorrow we are making a personal appearance at the BOE with all our house docs, bills etc., to show them we now live in Maryland.

It's not just Maryland, but I really have a problem with needing a drivers license to register to vote, and I sure as hell am going to ask about that tomorrow.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2018 18:57:48
Quote by Raine:
So, it seems as though our voter registrations have hit a glitch in the system.

They need our Drivers licenses -- and we haven't changed that yet, so tomorrow we are making a personal appearance at the BOE with all our house docs, bills etc., to show them we now live in Maryland.

It's not just Maryland, but I really have a problem with needing a drivers license to register to vote, and I sure as hell am going to ask about that tomorrow.

Isn't the whole drivers license as to how Republicans are trying to prove so-called "voter fraud". Since the GOP agenda is to make sure fewer people are able to vote, I think that is part of that strategy. Thank you, Kris Kobach and your voter purge scams.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 21:58:45




Comment by Raine on 10/04/2018 22:00:40
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
So, it seems as though our voter registrations have hit a glitch in the system.

They need our Drivers licenses -- and we haven't changed that yet, so tomorrow we are making a personal appearance at the BOE with all our house docs, bills etc., to show them we now live in Maryland.

It's not just Maryland, but I really have a problem with needing a drivers license to register to vote, and I sure as hell am going to ask about that tomorrow.

Isn't the whole drivers license as to how Republicans are trying to prove so-called "voter fraud". Since the GOP agenda is to make sure fewer people are able to vote, I think that is part of that strategy. Thank you, Kris Kobach and your voter purge scams.

Not sure about that here in Maryland. I am gonna look more into it WRT to the county we live in.

Out county has a majority of People of colour in Blue Maryland.