22 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-3-18

  1. The Kavanaugh protests are paid astroturfers, nothing more.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/anti-kavanaugh-protesters-accosting-senators-have-ties-to-soros

    ““How many stories of sexual violence do you need to hear in order to believe woman,” one of the woman asked McConnell during Monday’s incident. Video shows McConnell looking straight ahead.

    Seemingly organic, powerful protests. But in both instances, the women involved came from a nonprofit called Center for Popular Democracy that has received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros, records show.

    Ana Maria Archila, who confronted Flake is the group’s co-executive director.

    Tracey Corder, who according to reports, confronted McConnell, is the group’s racial justice campaign director.

    Corder also confronted another Republican senator, Bob Corker of Tennessee at the airport Monday.

    “I know this is enjoyable to y’all,” Corker said, according to The Huffington Post. “Thank you so much. I appreciate it.”

    The news outlet and other media reported that video showed Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., being confronted at Reagan by three women, including Center for Popular Democracy co-executive director Jennifer Epps-Addison.

    Soros donated $1.5 million to Center for Popular Democracy in 2016 and 2017 through his philanthropy organization Open Society Foundations, the records show.

    He also donated in the past two years another $1.2 million to the nonprofit’s sister organization Center for Popular Democracy Action, which helped organize protests at the Kavanaugh hearings in early September that resulted in more than 200 arrests.”
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    Don’t believe it?

    Let’s go to the tape….

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/09/04/texas_doctor_i_saw_people_handing_out_cash_to_protesters_in_the_line_for_kavanaugh_hearing.html

    “Author and commentator Adam W. Schindler interviews three Texas doctors who traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. While waiting on line, they say they witnessed protesters being paid in cash to cause trouble in the hearing and in the public line to get in, Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

    Transcript:

    ADAM W. SCHINDLER: We are here in the line for the public tickets at the Supreme Court hearing in Washington D.C…. day one… there has been a little bit of chaos here, some interesting things were going on on the line… These are not random protests, and we’ve got some eyewitnesses here to tell you what happened in line this morning in D.C.

    TOM SCHLUETER, TEXAS: Hello, I’m Dr. Tom Schlueter from Texas, we came here to participate in the hearings, to get in the line. They told us to be here at 8:00, 8:30 at the latest, to get in line to go inside and hear the hearings. We got here at about 8:15 and there was already 100 people in line, and most of them would be probably classified by me as ‘opposing everything going on with Judge Kavanaugh,’ and so we began to see a process of things unfolding as we were standing in line that kept the line from going ahead.

    One thing was there were people who had come along… who had a bag of money, and people would hand them a piece of paper, and then they would give them money. So we know money was exchanged for some of the people to be here, just to protest.

    There was no depth to what their understanding, they were just here to be a disruption, protesters. They were actually told, we heard them say this, ‘when you go in, we want you to yell, to scream, and even possibly to get arrested.’ So that was some of the processes we saw happening…”

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  2. Well we know she lied under oath about the 2 front doors situation. And now it appears she’s caught lying again.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/10/grassley-judiciary-comm-has-evidence-of-christine-blasey-ford-coaching-a-friend-on-polygraph-examinations/#more-261603

    “Grassley: Judiciary Comm has evidence of Christine Blasey Ford “coaching a friend on polygraph examinations””

    “Chuck Grassley, Republican Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer requesting better cooperation.

    Grassley again requests access to Fort’s therapy records already partially shared with The Washington Post, as well as all written, audiovisual or electronic evidence to support her claims.

    But in what can fairly be described as a bombshell, Grassley suggests that Ford may have lied about her experience with polygraph testing.

    The results of the polygraph Ford took have been used by the media, Democrats and Ford to bolster her account of the alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.

    Here’s the relevant part of the letter (emphasis added):

    Second, I renew my request for copies of all audio or video recordings produced during the course of Mr. Hanafin’s polygraph examination of Dr. Ford, as well as all polygraph charts and other data that Mr. Hanafin relied upon in preparing his report. I made these requests both before and during the hearing, but I have yet to receive them. Dr. Ford cited the results of this polygraph examination to support her allegations. It’s unfair to rely on the results of a polygraph examination while withholding the materials necessary to assess the accuracy of the results.

    The full details of Dr. Ford’s polygraph are particularly important because the Senate Judiciary Committee has received a sworn statement from a longtime boyfriend of Dr. Ford’s, stating that he personally witnessed Dr. Ford coaching a friend on polygraph examinations. When asked under oath in the hearing whether she’d ever given any tips or advice to someone who was planning on taking a polygraph, Dr. Ford replied, “Never.” This statement raises specific concerns about the reliability of her polygraph examination results. The Senate therefore needs this information.

    Grassley’s letter does not attach the statement received regarding Ford’s coaching a friend on polygraph examinations. John Roberts’ of Fox News has obtained a statement, which does not appear to be sworn, which reads in part;

    I first met Christine Blasey (now Dr. Christine Blasey Ford) in 1989 or 1990 in California. From 1990-91, I was just friends with Ford. From approximately 1992 10 1998. I was in a relationship with Dr. Ford. I found her truthful and maintain no animus towards her.

    During our time dating, Dr. Ford never brought up anything regarding her experience as a victim of sexual assault, harassment, or misconduct. Dr. Ford never mentioned Brett Kavanaugh.

    During some of the time we were dating. Dr. Ford lived with Monica L. McLean, who I understood to be her life-long best friend. During that time, it was my understanding that McLean was interviewing for jobs with the FBI and lhc US Attorney’s Office. I witnessed Dr. Ford help McLean prepare for a potential polygraph exam. Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked and helped McLean become familiar and less nervous about the exam. Dr. Ford was able to help because of her background in psychology.”

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  3. Here’s the relevant testimony.

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  4. And in other news….. 🙂

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/02/us-markets-fed-remarks-and-trade-deal-in-focus.html

    “Dow jumps more than 100 points to all-time high, rallies for a second day to start fourth quarter”

    “The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high on Tuesday as it rallied for a second day, boosted by gains in Intel and optimism around global trade.

    The 30-stock index closed 122.73 points higher to 26,773.94 for its first record close since Sept. 21. Intel climbed more than 3.5 percent, while Boeing soared to an all-time high. These gains added to the 192-point pop in the Dow on Monday to start the fourth quarter.

    The S&P 500, closed flat, however, at 2,923.43 while the Nasdaq Composite fell half a percent to 7,999.55 as large-cap tech names fell more than 1 percent.

    Amazon shares dropped 1.6 after the company announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all U.S. employees. Facebook, meanwhile, dropped nearly 2 percent.

    Stocks were coming off strong gains from the previous session after Canada joined the U.S. and Mexico in a new trade deal.

    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or “USMCA” for short, will see all three countries compromise on certain trade aspects. More market access will be granted to U.S. dairy farmers, while Canada has agreed to effectively cap automobile exports to the States.

    “The market reaction suggests investors are less worried about a trade war,” said Jennifer Ellison, principal at BOS. “It’s more of a sigh of relief.”

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    Trump 2020.

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  5. They won’t learn until you bust some coconuts. Make them earn their Soros money.

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/senate-judiciary-members-escorted-through-protests-by-police

    “A number of Republican senators received police escorts Tuesday afternoon to get them past demonstrators gathered in the basement of the Russell Building near the terminus of the Senate subway.

    Among them were Republican members of the Judiciary Committee Sens. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

    In addition to uniformed Capitol Police, Graham was accompanied by the deputy sergeant at arms James Morhard.”

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  6. Creepy porn lawyer and his creepy client are gonna have to answer for their lies.

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    https://freebeacon.com/politics/gop-senator-criminal-referral-swetnicks-apparently-false-affidavit-submitted-avenatti/

    “Swetnick’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, provided the Senate with her sworn statement in which she alleged Kavanaugh was complicit in “gang rape” parties in the 1980s. Swetnick, however, appeared to backtrack on some of her initial claims in an interview with NBC on Monday night.”

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  7. Meanwhile, the whitewash s under way for the Democrat accused of abusing his ex.

    I guess #BelieveHer only applies to cases with no evidence against the accused.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/the-devastating-ellison-report.php

    “Lukas Mikellonis reports for FOX News that “Lawyer who cleared Ellison of domestic abuse allegations is partner at firm that donated $500G to Dems.” The lawyer is Susan Ellingstad. Her report on the abuse allegation against Ellison summarily concludes that the allegation is “unsubstantiated,” but the report in total is full of evidence that makes a devastating case supporting the charge. Read it for yourself below, which Mikellonis shows no evidence of having done. I summarize the relevant findings in this nearby post.

    FOX News to the contrary notwithstanding, the report does not “clear Ellison.” Although Susan’s conclusion spares the DFL — her client — the immediate inconvenience of having to remove Ellison from the ticket, Susan’s investigation was not a sham and the report is not a whitewash. The abuse allegation against Ellison is supported by substantial evidence. Indeed, it is supported by more evidence than is Ellison’s denial.

    Compared to the evidence supporting the claim of Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Kavanaugh — i.e., none — the evidence supporting Monahan’s claim is overwhelming. FOX News could perform a public service by summarizing the investigation and asking representatives of the Democratic National Committee — of which Ellison is deputy chairman — whether Ellison has passed muster with them in the face of the evidence summarized in Ellingstad’s report.”
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    Click the link and read it for yourself.

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  8. No, not one. Otherwise they’d be speaking out about this travesty.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/10/is_there_even_a_single_decent_democrat_in_congress.html

    “Now we know for sure. There is not a single decent person among the Democrats in Congress.

    Because not one Democrat has had the fortitude to stand up and admit that what they are doing to Judge Brett Kavanaugh is obscene and grossly indecent, we must admit that there is not one of them with the moral sense to know that destroying a man for politics is wrong. It’s not only wrong, but depraved. Not one Democrat member of the Senate, not one in the House. Those on the Judiciary Committee are particularly venal.

    Not one among the 95% of the leftist media has come to Kavanaugh’s defense. Instead, they too are on a mission to ruin his life and keep him off the Supreme Court. They do not report the many inconsistencies in Christine Blasey Ford’s vague account of her alleged encounter that effectively render it a lie. NBC never even mentioned Rachel Mitchell’s report because it so seriously undermines Ford’s narrative. It is doubtful there ever was such an incident.

    The very worst aspect of all this is that the Democrats in Congress all surely know that Kavanaugh is innocent of Blasey Ford’s ridiculous accusation. They know, and they do not care. Perhaps Kavanaugh’s life has been so exemplary, so successful, that he offends them. They loathe those of us who live by the traditional values they have long sought to upend. We are the deplorables who are mocked nightly by comedians who are not at all funny.

    The Democratic Party has ignored or protected the many actual abusers of women among their party: Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Keith Ellison, to name just a few. Hillary Clinton, the most self-unaware person on the planet, has a lot of nerve speaking out against Kavanaugh. She was in charge of Bill’s “bimbo eruptions.”

    Wouldn’t we all like to know the names of those members of Congress for whom the taxpayers have paid a total of $17M to accusers of harassment and abuse far worse than anything Kavanaugh ever did?

    That the people of Connecticut keep electing Richard Blumenthal is a mystery. He lied for years about his service in Vietnam when he actually had five deferments. He is worth $70M but earns $174K a year.

    Booker, Harris, Whitehouse, Leahy, Durbin, and the rest of them are not fit to shine Kavanaugh’s shoes, and at some level in their little pea brains, they know it.

    As the many lies and inconsistencies in Blasey Ford’s story emerge, the Democrats are ramping up their “concerns” over Kavanaugh’s beer consumption and the fact that he once threw ice at someone while in college. Oh, the horror. By these standards, not one person now in Congress could take office. As for Kavanaugh, he was number one in his class in high school and college, so it is safe to say he was no drunk. He was an extraordinarily well rounded young man – hard-working, disciplined, and brilliant, and he knew how to have fun.

    Bottom line? The Democrats in Congress are the most hypocritical bunch of pols to gather in one place. While they are attacking Kavanaugh over ridiculous accusations by obviously disturbed women, they are excusing Keith Ellison and dismissing his accuser for lack of evidence even though she actually has some: texts and a contemporaneous medical report.”

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  9. “What I’ve found is that polarization has been steadily getting worse since the early 1970s,” he explains in a university release. “Today, we’ve hit the ceiling on polarization. At these levels, it will be difficult to make any progress on social or economic policies.”

    https://www.studyfinds.org/political-divide-america-worst-ever/

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    No Kidding: Political Divide In America The Worst It’s Ever Been

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — It may not be so hard to believe during this murky political landscape, but a new study finds the divide between Democrats and Republicans is the worst it’s ever been, more so than many people may even think.

    The research, conducted by Zachary Neal, an associate professor of psychology and global urban studies at Michigan State University, is among the first to measure polarization not only by examining the frequency of parties working together, but also by demonstrating how they’ve grown more distant than any other time in modern history.

    Neal points out that neither side is to blame for the growing rift. Regardless of the party that holds the majority in Congress or controls the White House, the political divide has widened all the same. …

    If you think things couldn’t possibly grow any worse, Neal contends they probably will, particularly if the margin between the majority and minority remains thin. Of course, we saw this in full play with the Affordable Care Act that passed as Democrats barely held the majority — only to be amended when Republicans took charge, after several attempts to repeal it.

    “This study raises new questions about the future of Congressional politics,” he says. “In truth, the only thing that is bi-partisan in Congress is the trend toward greater polarization.”

    Neal suggests electing more centrists to Congress could be one solution, but Americans typically stick to the candidates that wholly represent their party affiliation. Thus our democracy, Neal argues, will continue fall victim to this continued political impasse. …
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  10. Thank The Flake.

    That clown is the reason we have this circus.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/brett-kavanaugh-perjury-allegations-farce/

    “Taking advantage of the pause forced by Jeff Flake’s change of heart last week, opponents of Brett Kavanaugh have shifted their focus from the original charge of sexual assault to the allegation that he repeatedly perjured himself before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s certainly true that Kavanaugh tried to minimize the least admirable aspects of his adolescence — understandably, given the withering fire he was under and the basic irrelevance of the matters under discussion — but there is no evidence he lied.

    Much of the focus is on his drinking. There are two main lines of argument here. The first: Kavanaugh has misleadingly portrayed himself as a “squeaky clean” “choir boy,” but there is plenty of evidence that he was a heavy drinker. This begins from a false premise. Kavanaugh has said he was pious and hardworking in high school and college, but he also said in his Senate testimony that he drank excessively on occasion: “I drank beer with my friends. Almost everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. Sometimes others did.” Drinking in high school and college is obviously compatible with attending church or participating in community service.

    The more relevant question is not whether Kavanaugh drank to excess, but whether he drank to the point of blacking out. Democrats want to establish that if he blacked out once, he may have blacked out at the alleged party with Ford and assaulted her while having no memory of it. This itself is a stretch and obviously a way to try to make up for the fact that there is no corroborating evidence of the assault.

    The media have pointed to testimony from high-school and college classmates who say they saw him “belligerently” or “incoherently” drunk, phrases in his high-school yearbook page that appear to imply lapses in memory (“Who won that game, anyway?”), and passages from his friend Mark Judge’s memoir involving a character named “Bart O’Kavanaugh.” None of this establishes that Kavanaugh blacked out, though, only that he drank to excess, which, again, he admitted.

    The most ridiculous tranche of perjury allegations have to do with Kavanaugh’s yearbook entry. Our own Jim Geraghty christens the people obsessed with his entry “the boof sleuths,” after one of the slang terms that appears, “boof.” Also, at issue: the terms “Devil’s Triangle” and “Renate Alumnius.” It doesn’t require stepping back very far to realize how preposterous it is that teenage tomfoolery in a high-school yearbook is now deemed relevant to the ascension of a D.C. Circuit judge to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Kavanaugh told the Senate that “Judge — Have You Boofed Yet?” refers to flatulence, and that “Devil’s Triangle” refers to a drinking game. His critics insist that the former means anal sex and the latter three-way sex. Since slang by its nature is informal and ever-changing, this stupid dispute is never going to be settled to anyone’s satisfaction.

    As for “Renate Alumnius,” Renate Dolphin, the woman to whom it refers, has gone on record taking offense at the comment, and a plausible reading of it is that it was innuendo. Kavanaugh called the phrase a “clumsy” way to “show affection” and denied that they ever had sexual relations. But he expressed regret over the phrase and in general said he was embarrassed by his yearbook, calling it a “disaster” and noting that it was an “absurdity” meant to conjure the movies Animal House, Caddyshack, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

    None of this comes close to rising to the level of perjury. And none of it, despite the hopes of his enemies, substitutes for the weakness of Christine Blasey Ford’s original charge.”

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  11. The goal is/was to inflict as much character and political damage as possible on the nominee. And amid all the noise and uproar, it’s a strategy that could prove successful in the end. The next few days will tell us if that has worked or not.

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  12. And, should some of *that* not quite stick enough, and Kavanaugh is confirmed, there’s this:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/the-left-declares-total-war.php

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    from Harold Meyerson of The American Prospect

    The Back-Up Way of Defeating Kavanaugh. Assume the worst: Let’s posit that within a week, despite the evidence of his abuses when young, his temperament when middle-aged, and his unyieldingly troglodytic beliefs at all times, Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. That, of course, would create the first hard-right majority on the Court since 1937—a majority dead-set against modernity, equal rights for women and minorities, and any rights at all for workers. What to do then? …

    First, additional revelations from a House investigation might compel Kavanaugh to resign. Second, were he to stay on the court, the Senate would have to hold a trial (unless, if the Republicans still control the Senate, they refuse to, which would lead to a constitutional impasse that would doubtless have to be decided by, yep, the Supreme Court). Third, whether Kavanaugh could continue to hear and rule on cases while all this was proceeding would be hotly disputed and, again, a matter that the Court would have to decide since there would be no one else who could decide it. Fourth, if after all this Kavanaugh remains on the Court, the legitimacy of its rulings would be questioned as never before in our history, laying the groundwork for the addition of at least two justices to the current nine should the Democrats control the White House and Congress following the 2020 election.
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  13. So since they couldn’t beat Trump and R’s they’ll just change the rules and get more justices?

    Yeah, that’ll work… 🙄

    Plus the idea that they’ll find something they missed later, after already having FBI background checks no less than 6 times, plus the ones for SC confirmation, is ridiculous. Laughable even.

    There’s no there, there.

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  14. ““This Is Why We Need An FBI Investigation””

    No. But it does demonstrate why we need term limits you hack.

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  15. That’s not how this works you clueless, unqualified, excuse for a candidate.

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  16. Do it.

    And of course he declined to do so willingly, because he knows he’s been lying.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/comey-subpoena-considered-by-republicans-on-capitol-hill

    “House Republicans are mulling whether to issue a subpoena to compel former FBI Director James Comey to testify on Capitol Hill about the bureau’s actions before the 2016 election.

    A Republican House Judiciary Committee aide said the committee invited Comey to come in for a closed-door transcribed interview but Comey declined the invitation. Republicans are now prepared to issue a subpoena to compel his appearance, the aide told Fox News.

    Comey’s lawyer, David Kelley, had sent a letter to the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees this week refusing a closed door deposition but saying the former director was open to public testimony.

    “Mr. Comey respectfully declines your request for a private interview,” Kelley said in the letter. “He would, however, welcome the opportunity to testify at a public hearing.””
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    That’s fine, give him his 15 minutes of fame, as long as it’s under oath.

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  17. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goldberg-brett-kavanaugh-white-male-entitlement-20181002-story.html

    Jonah Goldberg
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    Why is Brett Kavanaugh so upset?

    It’s a question few ask because so many already think they know the answer.

    The most common explanation, the hot take so hot it melted the conventional wisdom and forged a new concrete group think, is that Kavanaugh was so angry because he represents White Male Entitlement.

    The WME explanation is a form of allegory, not argument. In allegories, the characters aren’t real people so much as metaphors for certain ideas. For instance, in “The Pilgrim’s Progress” (1678), the main character is named Christian, and on his trek he encounters other abstractions in human form, such as Mr. Worldly Wiseman.

    Brett Kavanaugh is now Mr. White Male Entitlement, and as such, he is by definition wrong because that is his assigned role. …

    …. This is all emblematic of one of the chief problems with our politics today, on the left and the right. We follow politics as if it were a movie, or, in this case, an allegory, in which characters are denied human agency and assigned the task of merely personifying an idea or theme. Thus Christine Blasey Ford isn’t a specific human being making specific charges, but an avatar for an idea about all women at a moment when “all women” must be believed.

    I do not deny that Brett Kavanaugh believes he is entitled to certain things. He may even at some deep psychological level think some of his entitlement stems from the fact that he is male or even white, though there is no evidence for that explanation. It has simply been asserted over and over until it has become a kind of dogma.

    But couldn’t the more plausible explanation be that he feels entitled to the job because, by all accounts, he is one of most qualified judges in America and has spent a dozen years on the second-highest court in the country? …

    Appeals to historical grievances, highbrow theories of the male psyche and pent-up resentments — as interesting or as emotionally powerful as they may be — are not all that relevant here. This isn’t an allegory. It’s the real world.
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  18. Or maybe he’s just righteously angry, as he has a right to be given his unfair treatment.

    Turns out a lot of people are pretty ticked about it. Democrats have overplayed their losing hand.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/02/lefts-treatment-kavanaugh-fills-millions-americans-rage/

    “And then Kavanaugh spoke. It was, perhaps, the most powerful speech I have ever heard in real time. Kavanaugh was amazing. Spectacular. Incredible. Kavanaugh did the impossible: he actually demonstrated, against all odds, in a setting stacked against him in every way, that there is persuasive contrary evidence.

    He turned it all around. He united any wavering Republicans out here, in the real world, under his banner. He finally let the Democrats know that they won’t cow him. Hours later, I told someone that I felt privileged to have heard his speech.

    Far too many of our flaky congressional Republicans let the Democrats win the narrative, and Kavanaugh finally punched back. Yes, Kavanaugh was enraged at the Democrats, and so was I! So were tens of millions of us Republicans who suffer quietly, our voices silenced by the PC police and the leftist sycophantic media. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Richard Blumenthal could badger him for hours with idiotic questions about high school yearbooks, or why he won’t ask for an FBI investigation of himself, and they still couldn’t rattle him.

    I shake with fury when I think about how, in the Democrats’ dishonest and despicable rhetoric, a man of the highest integrity is already an all-but-proven rapist—they barely bother with the “alleged.” After all, there are “serious allegations” out there that he was part of a heinous gang that drugged and raped women on numerous occasions, all while in high school. And the same women (or just one woman?) kept coming back, over and over, to the drug-and-rape parties inspired and led by the 17-year-old Kavanaugh?”
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    “The next step in the progressive hate parade is straightforward: Kavanaugh is a serial rapist and killer who buries his victims in his back yard. (Pardon me, an alleged serial rapist and killer—he hasn’t been convicted yet, which is a minor inconvenience for the left, but only a minor one.) But worry not. Stormy Daniels and her reptiloid lawyer are on the case.

    I shake with fury when I think about how Democrats are using Ford, a woman with memory and documented psychological issues, in a calculated vicious campaign of obstruction, character assassination, and destruction of one of our finest judges. If they can do this to him, they can do it to anyone. And we all know they will do it to anyone. We all know this is the new normal: weaponizing sexual misconduct allegations, however uncorroborated, however improbable, however lurid or bizarre, against Republican nominees. Everyone is vulnerable. Everyone.

    I shake with fury when I think about Sen. Jeff Flake, and the idiotic one-week delay stunt that the Judas of the Republican Party agreed to at the urging of the duplicitous Democrats. If ever there was a man whose last name embodied his spiritual essence, it surely is him. If he ever shows up at a Republican gathering anywhere, he should surely be tarred and feathered.

    I shake with fury when I think of how this farcical confirmation process is symptomatic of what Democrats are doing to our country, from workplaces to universities, from old media to new media, from schools to kindergardens. Everyone is now vulnerable to the wildest accusations of sexual impropriety, with no proof needed, since the charges are inherently unprovable, and one must always believe the victim.

    I shudder to think of what it’s like to be a young man today, in this environment. It used to be that the worst that could happen is that a woman said, “Sorry, I have other plans for tonight.” Now men must make sure they have their lawyer’s number on speed dial, because every date, regardless of whether she says “yes” or “no,” is a potential sexual misconduct complaint, a criminal charge, or a lawsuit.

    I have followed politics for years, but have never been active, aside from voting. This year, I have volunteered to help Republican candidates.”

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  19. Note how they trap him and then yell “don’t push me” when he tries to escape, as if they and not he, were the victim here.

    And can you imagine the outrage had R activists pursued Feinstein into the restroom?

    Pathetic.

    Perdue called them on it from the Senate floor.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/10/03/protesters-shout-down-gop-senator-david-perdue-while-hes-in-the-bathroom/

    “Perdue responded to the onslaught from the Senate floor on Wednesday.

    “I’m very troubled today by the extreme measures that we see being made right now about a case that my colleagues across the aisle are trying to make today, I’m outraged actually,” Perdue said. “After a personal incident that involved my wife and myself this week, we have seen firsthand the length to which members of the other side of this aisle will go to distract us away from the truth.”

    “I believe my democratic colleagues have gone one tick too far this time. When paid activists who support you attack my wife, you have gone too far,” the Georgia senator continued. “The American people will know that on both sides … You are inciting this disrespect of our law.”

    Perdue called out multiple Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Reps. Maxine Water and Nancy Pelosi, both of California. He addressed the liberal hysteria by reading specific quotes from his Democratic counterparts that incite harassment toward Republicans.”
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  20. The end of the witch hunt is nigh.

    https://apnews.com/6266617d4617435f8573babae4c651a7

    “Special counsel Robert Mueller is trimming more attorneys from his office, another sign his team of prosecutors is winding down parts of their investigation into potential ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign.

    Two prosecutors detailed to the Russia investigation for the past year are returning to their duties in other parts of the Justice Department. They join two other attorneys who left the team over the summer.”

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