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Nelson leads Scott in Two Polls in FL, Sinema Leads by 3% in AZ, Tester Leads by 4% in MT

Earlier this morning, Quinnipiac University released a new poll for the US Senate race in Florida that shows one of the largest leads ever for Democrat Bill Nelson in his bid for another term.

US SENATE – FLORIDA (Quinnipiac)
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 53%
Rick Scott (R) 46%

This poll was done September 21-24 among 888 likely voters. Meanwhile this evening, Marist College’s latest poll has the race for the US Senate a little bit closer.

GOVERNOR – FLORIDA (Marist)
Andrew Gillum (D) 48%
Ron DeSanits (R) 43%

US SENATE – FLORIDA (Marist)
Bill Nelson (D-inc) 48%
Rick Scott (R) 45%

This poll was done September 16-20 among likely voters. This morning, Marist College also released a poll for the US Senate race in Arizona that gives the Democratic candidate the same 3% lead.

US SENATE – ARIZONA (Marist)
Kyrsten Sinema (D) 48%
Martha McSally (R) 45%

This poll was done also done September 16-20 among likely voters. In another race Republicans are hoping to pick off a US Senate seat, Gravis Marketing shows the Republicans trailing in the state of Montana.

US SENATE – MONTANA (Gravis)
Jon Tester (D-inc) 49%
Matt Rosendale (R) 45%

This poll was done September 15-22 among 710 likely voters.

Posted by Dave at 5:58 pm
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1,517 Responses to “Nelson leads Scott in Two Polls in FL, Sinema Leads by 3% in AZ, Tester Leads by 4% in MT”

  1. Diamond Jim says:

    C/C

  2. Waingro says:

    Well these polls are kind of brutal.

  3. Phil says:

    Why SHOULD Ramirez testify? She’s made her accusation in the press. According to the MSM the burden of proof is on the accused. What do you think this is? America?

  4. Hugh says:

    If Kavanaugh gets in we will win all of these.

  5. Wes says:

    Wes says:
    September 25, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    mnw says:
    September 25, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    Murkowski is really more ominous by far than Collins.

    In a CNN interview, Murk was asked if she would like to see “a full FBI investigation” of Ford’s accusation?” She answered, “It sure would clear up a lot of unanswered questions, wouldn’t it?”

    I still shake my head in wonder that AK sent THIS to the Senate

    Maybe Miller should have been a better candidate.

  6. gameboy says:

    #6

    Agreed. It’s not Rocket science. If the Trump voters show up in November we win!!!!! These agenda driven polls don’t include the 5% or so hidden Trump vote that for sure won’t be there if Kavanaugh gets KOd.

  7. Hugh says:

    Murk. Is going to vote yes if she has an old nice of political sense.

  8. Phil says:

    I wonder how anyone would believe the FBI would be able to determine a he said she said teenage romp where the accuser can’t even say when or where? How exactly does she think the FBI or any law enforcement is supposed to clarify anything? Total BS.

  9. Phil says:

    …..and 35 years ago. Yep, the FBI is going to get right to the bottom of things alright. LOL

  10. Hugh says:

    It’s nothing but posturing. For dems to delay. For a very few republicans to look like they are bending over backwards to look reasonable and to gets concessions from Mitch to vote yes.

  11. dblaikie says:

    I will not even bother with the marist poll, but this quinnipiac poll is so off it isn’t even funny. The 20+ gap with hispanics is bogus and so is the 16 point gap with independents. Garbage in garbage out. To get that result with hispanics they probably called the Puerto Rican folks 90% of the time. But go ahead and believe it. But not me.

  12. GPO says:

    Sorry if posted on previous thread but don’t feel like looking. Sure sounds like trying to get one of Murkowski or Flake

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1044634379484639232

  13. Waingro says:

    This is fantastic. Mark Levin just put this out there on his show. Hope it spreads.

    “A Message from Joe Biden — FBI investigation not worth anything”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htvr9XR1qGE

  14. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #13- dk
    You are so right! Catch this:

    So the Quinnipiac Florida Senate Poll shows Nelson(D) going from a 45/45 tie earlier this month to a seven point lead. Let’s fisk it:
    1) Scott(R) leads by 8 pts. with Whites whereas he was +11 earlier this month.
    2)With AA’s, Scott went from 5% earlier this month to 10% in today’s poll.
    3) I hope you are sitting down for the Hispanic analysis. Scoot was up a net 20 pts. with Hispanics earlier this month and is now down a net 30 in today’s poll. THIS IS A 50PT. swing with a group which comrrises about 15% of the Florida vote.
    This is polling malpractice! Quinnipiac is the new PPP-D!

  15. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    To quote Mat Vespa:

    “It’s Wartime, Republicans. Act Like It…Because You Have A Lot To Lose If You Cave On Kavanaugh”

    Vote on the nomination! If it fails, then take it to the voters in the Senate races in red states.

  16. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The fact that Scott leads heavily among Hispanics in Florida (especially Cubans) in my opinion will be decisive. Likewise, see McFall also winning. Montana is a horse race.

    Remember the polls posted on the top of threads in 2016 predicted gloom and doom also.

  17. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Committee vote on Kavanaugh scheduled for Friday. We’re off to the races! This is it!

    https://twitter.com/nielslesniewski/status/1044711612719009793

  18. Waingro says:

    #19, not so fast

    ChuckGrassley
    ?Verified account @ChuckGrassley

    Judic Cmte noticed POTENTIAL exec mtg for Friday. Still taking this 1 step at a time. After hrg Dr Ford & Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony- if we‘re ready to vote, we will vote. If we aren’t ready, we won’t. Cmte rules normally require 3 days notice so we‘re following regular order

  19. Phil says:

    Not fair. We haven’t heard porn star attorney’s witness yet. You know, the rape trains set up by Kavanaugh. Must have an FBI investigation on that one as well. Vote is too soon. Unfair!

    Seriously, expect Democrats to drop another accuser on everyone no later than tomorrow evening to further delay this and throw things into more chaos. I guarantee it will happen. You heard it here first, folks. Anyone doubt me?

  20. Mr.Vito says:

    It is possible no one else will come forward after these last two have so spectacularly backfired.

  21. lisab says:

    beto denounces harassment of cruz

    the dems are not playing well in flyover country

  22. Cash Cow TM says:

    Dr. ford’s theme song:

    “I’m Sexy and I Know It…”

    Scratch that.
    should be:

    “I’m Cra-Cra and You Know It”

  23. Phil says:

    Yes. Expect another accuser to step forward. I don’t think Democrats believe this has backfired at all. They already have delayed the committee vote a week and a half. What makes you think they won’t continue to run the same playbook?

  24. Cash Cow TM says:

    “spectacularly backfired.”

    I was out eating the wet grass and cut loose with a big CowFart.

    Walt said I “spectacularly backfired.”

  25. Tina says:

    Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    16m
    Grassley to Feinstein’s request to postpone Thurs hrng: “I am not going to silence Dr. Ford after I promised and assured her that I would provide her a safe, comfortable, and dignified opportunity to testify.”
    View

    Good cop, bad cop.

  26. Phil says:

    Beto is such a fake.

  27. Tina says:

    https://m.imgur.com/hzb57eJ?r

    And here is a picture of the “3rd Accuser”.

  28. Tina says:

    Liz Ruskin
    @lruskin
    Follow
    Murkowski told me her response to CNN was “perhaps somewhat flip” and she’s not calling for the FBI to investigate. She says the committee is investigating and she wishes Sen. Grassley released more info about that. twitter.com/jaketapper/sta…
    3:13 PM – 25 Sep 2018

    Seems like Sen Planned Parenthood has modified her position

  29. Cash Cow TM says:

    Considering there are 150 million women in the U.S,
    you can bet the ranch that at least one more nut job will come forth with some bizarro story.

    After all, this is the country where men falsely declare they are women, white women falsely declare they are Black, non-American Indians falsely claim they are Indians, some woman falsely claimed they were raped by the whole lacrosse team down there in VA, many women in divorce cases falsely declare physical abuse when there was none, elected Democrats falsely claim that they care about poor people and fairness and tolerance, some men falsely claim that they are Vietnam vets, etc., etc.

  30. Cash Cow TM says:

    False accusation of rape – Wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_accusation_of_rape
    A false accusation of rape is the reporting of a rape where no rape has occurred. It is difficult to assess the true prevalence of false rape allegations, but it is generally agreed that, for about 2% to 10% of rape allegations, a thorough investigation establishes that no crime was committed or attempted.
    ________________
    Crying rape falsely: rare or common? | Straight Statistics
    straightstatistics.fullfact.org/…/crying-rape-falsely-rare-or-common
    Thw US Air Force study found that of the 556 charges of rape made by servicewomen 27% admitted the allegation was false either before or after being confroned with a polygrpah test. See “False Allegations,” in Forensic Science Digest, Vol. 11, no. 4, Dec. 1985, p.
    ___________________
    Study: 1 in 5 campus rape reports are false
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-1-in-5-campus-rape...
    Harvard University released its sexual assault statistics as part of federal regulations, and it turns out 18.1 percent of reported rapes on campus are “unfounded.
    ____________________

  31. John says:

    Mr. Scott, the man that couldn’t say anything regarding Marco Rubio/Donald Trump in the 2016 primary election has now come down to this…either hide from President Trump and get what may or try to embrace President Trump and get a better chance of winning.
    ?

  32. SoHope says:

    When black men were being lynched for raping white women Democrats “always believed survivors”…some things never change.

  33. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “32. After all, this is the country where men falsely declare they are women, white women falsely declare they are Black, non-American Indians falsely claim they are Indians, some woman falsely claimed they were raped by the whole lacrosse team down there in VA, many women in divorce cases falsely declare physical abuse when there was none, elected Democrats falsely claim that they care about poor people and fairness and tolerance, some men falsely claim that they are Vietnam vets, etc., etc.”

    You forgot to mention the people who falsely claim they are farm yard animals.

  34. BayernFan says:

    I think she’ll show up

  35. mnw says:

    Tina 30

    Very funny!

    In The Sopranos, Tony’s dad (Junior?) famously said, “the feds are so far up my ass, I can smell the Brylcream.”

    The reason that weak GOP Senators like Murkowski & Flake keep getting off the reservation on K, & then walking it back? Read above but substitute “my GOP constituents” for “feds.”

  36. mnw says:

    39 sb “Brylcreem”

  37. lisab says:

    Sweden rules the “distracted boyfriend meme” sexist!

  38. lisab says:

    GOP Senators Reportedly Told To Expect a Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote This Weekend

  39. Bitterlaw says:

    I saw in 459 on the last thread that jason still can’t come to terms with the fact that in 2016 I used my vote to help stop Hillary.

    Considering that jason did as much as Robbie and Corey to stop Hillary, I can understand his angst.

  40. BayernFan says:

    I would have hoped that Trump would have taught the GOP to be more fearless in attacking those that attack them.

  41. mnw says:

    Anyone here who DIDN’T use their vote to stop HRC made a sad mistake & has a defective risk calculus. That goes esp for the McMullin voters. Why not just man up & vote for Hillary?

    One of my best friends, who knew full well how I felt about HRC, said, “OK, we’re not asking you to vote for HER! Just don’t vote for Trump!”

    My mother had no children that stupid.

  42. GPO says:

    From a political standpoint, wouldn’t a vote for Kavanaugh guarantee Murkowski reelection forever, whereas a vote against would guarantee bruising primaries in perpetuity with her potentially having to do a write in campaign again?

  43. mnw says:

    The McMullin voters I know think how they voted was SOOOO amusing!

    Tee f’n hee.

  44. jason says:

    saw in 459 on the last thread that jason still can’t come to terms with the fact that in 2016 I used my vote to help stop Hillary.”

    You voted FOR Trump.

    If it bothers you that much, tough sh-t.

    The against Hillary is a crock of crap, you know it, I know it, everyone knows.

    On the ballot you could have voted for Trump, for Hillary, for Gary Johnson, etc.

    GFY.

  45. Phil says:

    After watching McMullin in action over the last two years it’s hard for me to see what the attraction was to the guy. He was supposed to be some sort of conservative? I never saw it.

  46. jason says:

    Anyone here who DIDN’T use their vote to stop HRC made a sad mistake & has a defective risk calculus.”

    Zzzzz….

    You have been supporting deadenders for years, I think you have made a lot more sad mistakes than I have.

    Stop HRC my ass. A vote for Trump was a vote for Trump.

    If I could have voted for “stop HRC” I would have done it.

    I would have voted for Daffy Duck. Since that was complicated I just didn’t vote for the top of the ticket.

    I don’t blame you for voting for Trump, we all had a decision to make. I respect yours, if you don’t respect mine then GFY too.

  47. jason says:

    Considering that jason did as much as Robbie and Corey to stop Hillary, I can understand his angst.”

    Zzzzz.. there were many other here that didn’t vote for Trump.

    SoHope, San Diego, Walt, wes are just a few I can think of.

    None of would ever consider voting for Hillary. Everyone has to follow his conscience.

    Mine is clear.

    You are the one still whining about your vote. Man up and admit you voted for Trump and stop making excuses.

  48. Bitterlaw says:

    Hit a nerve, jason? It’s ok. I know that you, Corey and Robbie did what you thought was right to allow Hillary to win. I chose a different path and helped stop her. You’re still my A-hole.

  49. jason says:

    Hit a nerve, jason? ”

    Yeah, I am tired of your dishonet cop-out.

    Man-up. You voted for Trump.

    Fine with me. I never criticized your decision, just the “against Hillary” BS.

    If you can’t admit it at this late date, maybe see a shrink.

  50. mnw says:

    “none of us would ever consider voting for Hillary”? — self-delusions are the best kind!

    “Every one of you” DID vote for Hillary! If there were more like you, she’d be appointing SCOTUS justices right now.

  51. jason says:

    did what you thought was right to allow Hillary to win.”

    Wow, how dishonest is that?

    Nobody was more anti-Hillary here than me.

    Nobody was clearer about what a Hillary presidency would mean than I was, including making clear that Corey’s theory that Hillary was some sort of moderate and non-ideological compromiser was a complete fantasy.

    If lying about my positions makes your vote for Trump easier to justify, I guess I can accommodate the angst of a fellow A-hole. Go ahead.

  52. jason says:

    “Every one of you” DID vote for Hillary!”

    I never voted for Hillary.

    You on the other hand, have helped elect a bunch of flaming liberals to Congress.

    GFY again.

  53. mnw says:

    jason is absolutely right. He did EVERYTHING to stop Hillary– except the only thing that mattered.

  54. Bitterlaw says:

    My vote helped stop Hillary from winning PA and the White House. Jason’s vote did not. He never understood that only one could win. Jason, Robbie and Corey stood aside to let her pass.

    To be fair, Jason did not want Hillary to win. He just balked at stopping her. We all made difficult decisions.

  55. jason says:

    f there were more like you, she’d be appointing SCOTUS justices right now.”

    And if there were more like you, the Democrats would control the Senate and none of Trump’s picks would go through.

  56. jason says:

    Jason, Robbie and Corey stood aside to let her pass.”

    Funny how Bitter lumps me with Corey and Amoral Scumbag and attacks my motives, but doesn’t mention all the other people here that didn’t vote for Trump.

  57. GF says:

    Well, I suppose that Bitter voted FOR Trump to Stop Hillary (and thus he also voted AGAINST her); both halves of that statement are true when taken in the total context.

    However, I was only inducted as an honorary A-Hole due to GI issues and colon cancer having likely compromised my own A-Hole, so I will not take a formal position in the A-Hole argy-bargy.

  58. jason says:

    “We all made difficult decisions”

    Yeah, I can live with mine, while you seem to have a lot of difficulty living with yours.

    Sounds like I am a lot more at peace with my conscience than you are with yours.

  59. mnw says:

    “you helped elect a bunch of flaming liberals to Congress”

    This from jason!! — who wants Laura Kelly (D) to be the next Governor of Kansas! And jason thinks I’M the deadender, not HIM? Tell me when I refused to support the GOP nominee for any office, pls, jason?

    crickets

    jason has all the self-awareness of a housecoat.

  60. jason says:

    “My vote helped stop Hillary from winning PA and the White House.”

    Your vote FOR Trump helped Trump win PA and the Presidency.

    My non-vote didn’t help Trump win PA and didn’t help Hillary win PA.

  61. mnw says:

    63 sb “housecat”

  62. jason says:

    ell me when I refused to support the GOP nominee for any office, pls, jason?”

    Zzzzzz…. what a bunch of horse crap, complete falsehood.

    You supported a whole slew of unqualified deadender losers that lost winnable elections, electing liberal Democrats.

  63. Bitterlaw says:

    If Jason is at peace, why is he acting like Wes?

    GF – it’s ok. Sometimes there are fissures in the A-holes.

  64. jason says:

    ho wants Laura Kelly (D) to be the next Governor of Kansas”

    I never said that.

    However, if she wins, it will be due to people like you supporting horrendous candidates like Kobach.

    Let’s see if you own up to it.

    The guy he beat by 200 votes would have won by 30 points.

  65. jason says:

    I understand why mnw is unhinged, the candidate “he admired”, “Dr” Chemtrail Ward, a deadender with the brain the size of a peanut, isn’t delivering the AZ senate seat to the Democrats by 20 points.

    THAT is upsetting to him.

  66. jason says:

    No free lunch here.

    Whenever I hear the “against Hillary” canard, I will be here to tag it as BS.

  67. Mr.Vito says:

    I voted against Hillary.

  68. jason says:

    Pravda was unavailable?

    “Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers have asked senators to limit the press who will be allowed in the room to cover Thursday’s hearing with her and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sought to dictate at least some of the outlets.

    Coverage is one of a number of issues Ms. Blasey Ford’s lawyers are negotiating with Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Michael Bromwich said in emails sent Tuesday afternoon that he was requesting access for three “robocams,” three specific wire services, photographers from the Associated Press, Reuters and one unspecified service, and a pool reporter for newspapers and magazines. In a follow-up email he specified that the robocams should be operated by “the CSPAN TV pool,” and said he also wanted space for a radio reporter.

  69. jason says:

    I voted against Hillary.”

    Unless that was on the ballot in FL, you voted FOR Trump.

  70. jason says:

    Well, I suppose that Bitter voted FOR Trump to Stop Hillary (and thus he also voted AGAINST her); both halves of that statement are true when taken in the total context.”

    He voted to elect Trump President, that half is certainly true.

    You can have many reasons on why you vote FOR somebody, and I am sure Bitter’s reasons were all legitimate and well thought out.

  71. Hugh says:

    And Grassley should say GFY

  72. Mr.Vito says:

    “Unless that was on the ballot in FL, you voted FOR Trump.”

    I voted against Hillary.

  73. jason says:

    That articles makes me think she will testify, if they are talking about media coverage.

  74. jason says:

    Drudge says vote scheduled for Friday.

  75. jason says:

    “Unless that was on the ballot in FL, you voted FOR Trump.”

    I voted against Hillary.”

    I already expressed my view on this fantasy tonight.

    Try another day, I am sure I will be willing to address it again.

  76. Mr.Vito says:

    But next time, I will probably vote for Trump.

  77. Mr.Vito says:

    The entire polling industry shares the fantasy… that’s why they ask whether your vote was for someone or against the other person every election.

  78. mnw says:

    Number of GOP nominees I’ve ever refused to support in the GE? ZERO.

    Number of GOP nominees jason has ADMITTED to refusing to support in the GE? TWO (Trump & Kobach)

    And probably lots of other GOP nominees as well, I suspect.

    But jason is no “deadender”! No sirree! He just can not connect the dots between “refusing to support the GOP nominee in the GE” and “enabling the DEM nominee to win.”

  79. Mr.Vito says:

    Beto gets four pinocchios for saying he didn’t try to flee the scene.

  80. jason says:

    The entire polling industry shares the fantasy…”

    Polling is one thing. An election is another.

    You have a ballot. You pick a candidate. You don’t vote “against anyone” that is a crock of crap.

  81. jason says:

    Number of GOP nominees jason has ADMITTED to refusing to support in the GE? TWO (Trump & Kobach)”

    Huh, I live in PA. I couldn’t vote for Kobach if I wanted to.

  82. Senators Buck, Miller, COD, Akin, and Mourdock says:

    We definitely agree mnw supported us.

    Senators McDaniel and Moore join us in thanking him.

  83. mnw says:

    Vito

    He also condemned the protesters who ran Cruz & his wife out of the restaurant.

  84. jason says:

    He also condemned the protesters who ran Cruz & his wife out of the restaurant.”

    I guess he didn’t think that went over well in TX.

  85. Mr.Vito says:

    I voted against Hillary.

    Only about 17% of the electorate said they voted for Trump because they strongly favored him.

    So what is it to you?

  86. Mr.Vito says:

    I know for a fact mnw did not support Akin in the primary, and I’m fairly certain he did not support some others of those as well.

  87. jason says:

    He just can not connect the dots between “refusing to support the GOP nominee in the GE” and “enabling the DEM nominee to win.”

    mnw, on the other hand, can’t connect the dots that when you nominate deadender candidates for the senate, you are enabling liberal Dems to win.

    Somehow he think “supporting them in the GE” makes up for nominating certain losers.

    Brilliant!

  88. Mr.Vito says:

    “I couldn’t vote for Kobach if I wanted to.”

    mnw couldn’t vote for for any of the ones you named, other than Akin… and he did not support him.

    So, you sort of just blew your whole argument.

  89. jason says:

    Only about 17% of the electorate said they voted for Trump because they strongly favored him.”

    Let me correct that for you.

    Only 17% of the electorate that VOTED FOR TRUMP voted for him because they strongly favored him.

  90. Mr.Vito says:

    “Let me correct that for you.”

    Actually, you just made it horribly wrong.

  91. jason says:

    mnw couldn’t vote for for any of the ones you named, other than Akin… and he did not support him.

    So, you sort of just blew your whole argument.”

    Not at all.

    Number of GOP nominees jason has ADMITTED to refusing to support in the GE? TWO (Trump & Kobach)”

    He supported a lot of those deadenders in the primaries and wiggles out of it by saying he supported them in the GE. I didn’t say he voted for them.

  92. Mr.Vito says:

    “He supported a lot of those deadenders in the primaries and wiggles out of it by saying he supported them in the GE. I didn’t say he voted for them.”

    He didn’t say you won’t vote for Kobach, but that was your way of wiggling out of it.

  93. jason says:

    Only 17% of the electorate that VOTED FOR TRUMP voted for him because they strongly favored him.”

    This is horribly wrong?

    LOL

  94. Mr.Vito says:

    Oh, and I voted against Hillary.

    Why does that trouble you so?

  95. jason says:

    He didn’t say you won’t vote for Kobach, but that was your way of wiggling out of it.”

    You are a little late to the party, I already said I wouldn’t vote for Kobach.

    He said that makes me a deadender. So be it.

  96. Mr.Vito says:

    “This is horribly wrong?”

    Yes, or maybe you don’t understand how that works?

    The 17% number included people who voted for Clinton, or someone else. So now you’ve made the statement totally incorrect.

  97. jason says:

    Oh, and I voted against Hillary.

    Why does that trouble you so?”

    No, you voted for Trump, why does that trouble you so?

  98. mnw says:

    jason is the king of straw men. I never gave a dime to any of those people that he always mentions. (Nor voted for them, of course– except Akin in the GE only)

    He does not relate to this simple concept that most people grasp: “We settle our differences in the GOP primary, & then we all unite behind the winner.”

    Just doesn’t work for our jason.

  99. Mr.Vito says:

    “No, you voted for Trump, why does that trouble you so?”

    That’s easy… because it isn’t the truth.

    So why does it trouble you so?

  100. Bitterlaw says:

    A-hole fight!

  101. Mr.Vito says:

    “We settle our differences in the GOP primary, & then we all unite behind the winner.”

    jason isn’t a republican anymore, so you don’t have to worry about it

  102. Mr.Vito says:

    “A-hole fight!”

    I guess… I certainly didn’t try to diminish jason for not voting… don’t know why he thinks I should be called a liar or crock.

  103. mnw says:

    jason has characterized his objections to Kobach & Ward as being “because they’re stupid.”

    The law professor and the pediatrician are obviously not “stupid.” His real problem, I believe, is that they are hardliners on immigration. He once posted that that was his objection to Kobach.

    “stupid” is anyone jason disagrees with on immigration.

  104. jason says:

    he 17% number included people who voted for Clinton, or someone else.”

    Ok, I misunderstood.

    I thought it meant only 17% of Trump voters voted for him because they strongly favored him. My bad. I should have caught it because I think a lot more of Trump’s voters strongly favored him.

    Still doesn’t change there was no “against Hillary” on the ballot. You either voted FOR Trump, FOR another candidate, or didn’t vote.

    No other choices.

  105. Mr.Vito says:

    Especially on an idea that is as universally accepted as to whether you voted for one thing because you wanted it or voted against the other because you knew you didn’t want that…

  106. jason says:

    We settle our differences in the GOP primary, & then we all unite behind the winner.”

    Translation: let’s nominate certain loser deadender candidates, then let’s “support” them in the GE, and when the liberal Democrat wins, we move on and do the same thing again.

  107. Mr.Vito says:

    Everyone wants to know voter intention.

  108. Tom says:

    So I had an uber liberal democrat school me years ago. It was during Clinton’s second term. I was appalled that this dirtbag could be President. I still naively thought that the President should be someone we should be able to look up to. I asked the uber liberal democrat how he could vote for such a slime ball and he said “people don’t matter, parties do”. So anyone who calls themselves a conservative who doesn’t show up to vote in November, and vote Republican, is delusional. If it means voting for Roy Moore, hold your nose, STFU, and do it.

  109. jason says:

    His real problem, I believe, is that they are hardliners on immigration. He once posted that that was his objection to Kobach”

    I don’t think I ever called Kobach stupid, Ward is a dingbat.

    I do disagree with them on immigration, but my objection is that Ward is a 100% certain loser and Kobach is not a sure thing in ruby red KS.

  110. Mr.Vito says:

    I’m sure there are other reasons to call Ward a dingbat, but the Chemtrail thing was already debunked with another four pinocchios.

  111. jason says:

    Especially on an idea that is as universally accepted as to whether you voted for one thing because you wanted it or voted against the other because you knew you didn’t want that”

    Those are reasons on why you would vote for Trump. You don’t like the other candidate can be one of them. But you are still voting FOR Trump.

  112. Mr.Vito says:

    Maybe you can pass a law that says the four hundred million who understand the concept are no longer allowed to say it that way… but until then, I still voted against Hillary.

  113. Mr.Vito says:

    WASHINGTON – Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell has emerged as Senate Republicans’ choice to question Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, according to two people familiar with the decision.

  114. jason says:

    I’m sure there are other reasons to call Ward a dingbat”

    Absolutely. I never implied there was only one reason.

    However, what was untrue was that she endorsed the ridiculous theory. It’s true she held a hearing on this ridiculous theory.

  115. jason says:

    but until then, I still voted against Hillary.”

    You can say what you want, and I say you voted for Trump.

    I don’t need a law to call your “vote against Hillary” a crock of crap.

  116. jason says:

    I always love it when someone says their opinion is the one “universally accepted”.

    Okayyy…..

  117. Bitterlaw says:

    Putting the electronic X next to Trump’s name was the only real world way to stop Hillary. I did it. Mr. Vito did it. Jason did not.

  118. Mr.Vito says:

    “I don’t need a law to call your “vote against Hillary” a crock of crap.”

    No, you just need to be stubborn and willing to look kind of foolish.

  119. Mr.Vito says:

    “…their opinion is the one “universally accepted.”

    Well, when it is polled across the nation, in several languages, and everyone understands, I think it kind of leaves you on an island if you don’t.

  120. jason says:

    Especially on an idea that is as universally accepted as to whether you voted for one thing…

    All I have to do is insert Trump instead of “one thing” and…drum roll… voilá…. we are all on the same page.

  121. jason says:

    Well, when it is polled across the nation, in several languages, and everyone understands, I think it kind of leaves you on an island if you don’t.”

    A polling question is not the same as the ballot.

    You can ask a million questions in a poll, you still only have a limited number of choices on a ballot.

  122. Mr.Vito says:

    “… we are all on the same page.”

    You will still be on page one. The rest of us are on the second volume.

  123. jason says:

    The Hill says “Republicans are more confident on Kavanaugh”

    I read the article, I still see a lot of caveats, but…

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408424-gop-confidence-grows-on-kavanaugh

  124. Mr.Vito says:

    I guess jason now doesn’t understand that voting for one thing or against the other is polled as one question.

  125. Mr.Vito says:

    Maybe it is a problem with Quechua.

  126. jason says:

    “Putting the electronic X next to Trump’s name”

    Very good, very good… baby steps.

    Now all we have to admit it that “putting an X next to Trump”s name” means you are voting FOR TRUMP and we are there.

    I knew eventually we would get there… very close now.

  127. jason says:

    polled as one question.”

    Vito is still talking about polling.

    I am talking about voting.

  128. jason says:

    It it wasn’t an A-hole thing to say, I would say the prosecutor is the frumpiest woman I ever saw.

  129. Mr.Vito says:

    “I am talking about voting.”

    No, you are talking about what is acceptable for me to say about my vote. Not sure why it makes you blue in the face for me to say it, but apparently it does.

  130. Mr.Vito says:

    I voted against Hillary.*

    *My apologies to the one person in the USA that doesn’t understand what that means.

  131. Bitterlaw says:

    NO DEAL, A-hole. FOR implies full on endorsement of everything Trump supports and all his many flaws and transgressions. That was not my motivation so you can GFY.

    While you were an excellent vocal critic of Hillary, your impact on the election was no different than that of Corey and Robbie. Own it.

  132. Mr.Vito says:

    There. All fixed.

  133. jason says:

    If you guys will admit you voted for Trump, I will admit wanting to keep Hillary out of the Oval Office was a good reason to do it.

  134. jason says:

    Not sure why it makes you blue in the face for me to say it,”

    What makes you blue in the face is the fact you voted for Trump.

    Now why is that?

  135. Mr.Vito says:

    “If you guys will admit you voted for Trump, I will admit wanting to keep Hillary out of the Oval Office was a good reason to do it.”

    So you already know that is exactly what we mean by voting against Hillary… you are just being a jackass.

    Got it now.

  136. jason says:

    “FOR implies full on endorsement of everything Trump supports”

    What?

    No it doesn’t. I doubt I ever voted for anyone where I supported everything the candidate stood for, not one.

  137. jason says:

    hat we mean by voting against Hillary”

    Zzzzz.. you never voted against Hillary.

    You voted FOR TRUMP. Own it.

  138. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason moved the goalposts. FOR is now for. I will consider the proposal and respond before 11/1/2020.

  139. jason says:

    It is universally understood that Mr. Vito and Bitter voted FOR Trump.

  140. jason says:

    Jason moved the goalposts. FOR is now for.”

    There is no difference. I never implied FOR meant endorsing everything Trump is for.

    You know I would never think you endorsed everything Trump did or stood for.

  141. Mr.Vito says:

    Why would it bother me to say I checked a box for Trump? It doesn’t bother me at all.

    Everyone knows I did; that isn’t even in dispute. You are making no sense.

    The only thing that matters is why I did it. Why does it bother you for people to say they “voted against Hillary” instead of “I only voted for Trump because I didn’t want Hillary to win” when everyone (except maybe you) knows they mean the same?

  142. jason says:

    If that was your concern, that saying you voted for Trump meant fully endorsing him on everything, rest assured I never meant that.

  143. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason never voted against Hillary. Now he feels bad.

    At least we can all agree that slavery (including today) is evil. Except for Wes.

  144. jason says:

    hy does it bother you for people to say they “voted against Hillary”

    When I see a crock of crap I call it a crock of crap.

    It doesn’t mean it “bothers me”.

    I call BS when I see it. Always have.

    I can use the same logic and ask why does it bother you to say you voted for Trump, since that is what you did.

    Oh wait, you just said you didn’t vote for him, you just put an X next to his name.

  145. Mr.Vito says:

    “…saying you voted for Trump meant fully endorsing him on everything, rest assured I never meant that.”

    Because that is the difference between saying you are for something versus against the other thing.

    How could you not know this?

  146. Bitterlaw says:

    I sense that the A-holes are getting softer. Group hug.

  147. jason says:

    Jason never voted against Hillary.”

    This is true.

    But I don’t feel bad, maybe I would by now if she won.

    And as Mr. Vito says, I might vote for Trump. next time around.

  148. Mr.Vito says:

    “Oh wait, you just said you didn’t vote for him, you just put an X next to his name.”

    Apparently the subtleties of the English language escape jason.

  149. NYCmike says:

    BOOM!

    “But jason is no “deadender”! No sirree! He just can not connect the dots between “refusing to support the GOP nominee in the GE” and “enabling the DEM nominee to win.””

    -Ok, it wasn’t really a boom, mnw was just mocking what everyone knows to be true…….jason is the KING of DEADENDERS!

  150. Mr.Vito says:

    “When I see a crock of crap I call it a crock of crap.”

    Then at least we’ve established you need to have your eyeglass prescription rechecked.

  151. jason says:

    Because that is the difference between saying you are for something versus against the other thing.”

    Nice red herring but that dog won’t hunt.

    We already agree we can “say” anything.

    But again, I am talking about voting. You can vote FOR someone or the ballot. Or not.

    We can argue for decades but it doesn’t change the fact that on the ballot you vote FOR someone.

    The reasons can be many. Hating all the other names is one of them.

  152. Mr.Vito says:

    “We already agree we can “say” anything.”

    You’ve established that. It doesn’t even have to make sense.

  153. jason says:

    .jason is the KING of DEADENDERS!”

    I knew if I hung around long enough some moron would show up to get me some points.

    Suck it, Bitter.

  154. jason says:

    King of Deadenders is great.

    Goes well with La Raza Pimp.

  155. Mr.Vito says:

    We’ve established that if I come on here and say I voted against Hillary, and everyone knows what that means, including you, you’ll call it a crock anyway and pretend it means something else.

    Congrats.

  156. jason says:

    What we have established is that you have a problem admitting you voted for Trump.

    What we haven’t really established is why it;’s such a problem for you.

    Trump has been a pretty good President.

  157. jason says:

    We’ve established that if I come on here and say I voted against Hillary, and everyone knows what that means, including you”

    I know what it means. It’s a crock of crap.

    Talk about “blue in the face”, you keep repeating the same thing over and over expecting me to stop calling you on the BS?

    Won’t happen, feel free to keep trying.

  158. mnw says:

    jason most certainly DID post that Kobach was “stupid” & that he disagreed with Kobach on immigration, i.e., not because he has a low IQ.

    But don’t mistake that for wanting the DEMs to flip KS GOV though!

  159. jason says:

    Are you sure I called Kobach stupid? Or did I say his immigration stance was stupid?

    There is a difference you know. I think a lot of Trump’s ideas are stupid, but I argued with Corey earlier that I thought he was pretty smart.

  160. Mr.Vito says:

    “What we have established is that you have a problem admitting you voted for Trump.”

    Bitter and I both said we voted for Trump in the sense of putting the box next to the name. We don’t have any problem admitting that… I said I was proud to do it.

    You swore that’s all it meant, and you didn’t mean to imply anything else.

    So what is it?

  161. jason says:

    But don’t mistake that for wanting the DEMs to flip KS GOV though!”

    Worried huh?

    Why would THAT be, after all KS is a ruby red state.

    Did it occur to you that the reason Kobach is risking flipping KS to the Dems is that he is a bad candidate?

    Nahhhhhh…..

  162. Mr.Vito says:

    I really don’t understand why you shred your credibility like that. What are you trying to prove?

  163. jason says:

    Bitter and I both said we voted for Trump in the sense ”

    Ahhh, we are making progress here.

    We have gone from “voted against Hillary” to “voted for Trump in the sense that….”

    We are getting there.

  164. jason says:

    I really don’t understand why you shred your credibility like that.”

    Awwwww.. that is sweet.

    Vito is concerned about my credibility.

    The A-holes stand together.

  165. Mr.Vito says:

    “Ahhh, we are making progress here.”

    What else is there? You swore it did not imply anything else.

    So, I take it that was a lie, and Bitter was correct. I will keep saying I voted against Hillary, because everyone knows what that conveys including you, which is why I said it like that to begin with. And when you call it a crock, you diminish no one but yourself.

  166. jason says:

    Bitter and I both said we voted for Trump in the sense of putting the box next to the name.”

    Let me fix that.

    Bitter and I both said we voted for Trump.

    Now how hard is that?

    Don’t you feel liberated?

  167. Mr.Vito says:

    Sorry. You already blew this charade in plain view.

  168. jason says:

    “And when you call it a crock, you diminish no one but yourself.”

    And when you pretend you didn’t really vote for Trump, you just put an X next to his name, you are making an ass of nobody but yourself.

  169. jason says:

    I think going from “I voted against Hillary” to “voted for Trump in the sense I put an X next to his name” is great progress for tonight.

    We can keep moving forward slowly at another opportunity.

    We don’t want to move too fast on this.

  170. Mr.Vito says:

    Whatever makes you feel better about your lies, I guess.

  171. MichiganGuy says:

    For the record. I voted for Trump. I’m glad I did and will vote for him again in 2020.

  172. jason says:

    Whatever makes you feel better about your lies, I guess.”

    Oooooh… now I’m lying.

    And we were making so much progress too….

  173. Mr.Vito says:

    “I voted for Trump.”

    We know. But did you do it because you didn’t like Hillary or because you supported Trump.*

    *Just kidding, we know what you meant by that

  174. jason says:

    I will give Vito credit for the best zinger of the night, however.

    “When I see a crock of crap I call it a crock of crap.”

    Then at least we’ve established you need to have your eyeglass prescription rechecked.”

    Not bad…

  175. Mr.Vito says:

    “Oooooh… now I’m lying.”

    No, turns out you were lying pretty much the whole time… not just now.

  176. jason says:

    We know. But did you do it because you didn’t like Hillary or because you supported Trump.*

    This is actually progress too.

    It implies Vito now understands the difference between voting and the reasons for voting.

    Btw, I just opened a Troeg’s (local) Dream Weaver wheat beer. Excellent.

  177. jason says:

    No, turns out you were lying pretty much the whole time”

    What about, exactly?

    When you just throw out gratuitous insults not based on the subject at hand you are losing the argument.

  178. jason says:

    Well, like I said, I think we have made enough progress for one night.

    I’ll be happy to continue this next time the “voted against Hillary” crock comes up.

  179. jason says:

    I still don’t like it. But….

    “Mitchell, the sex crimes bureau chief for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, will query the two at Thursday’s highly anticipated Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. A registered Republican, Mitchell has worked for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for 26 years.”

  180. Mr.Vito says:

    “What about, exactly?”

    I asked you almost a half hour ago in 164 and thereafter. You chose to change the subject and not to respond.

    That says all anyone needed to know.

  181. Mr.Vito says:

    I voted against Hillary. It was great.

    Too bad everyone couldn’t share in it. Some people think it’s a crock of crap, but it turns out they just stepped in it.

  182. jason says:

    You can have the last word on it, you have made good progress for tonight.

  183. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Here is a new Marist National Poll. In sum:
    a) Trump’s approval/ disapproval(RV)- 22/49
    b) Generic Congressional Ballot- Dem. +7
    c) Lots of Kavanaugh data(Pretty Even)

    http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NPR_PBS-NewsHour_Marist-Poll_USA-NOS-and-Tables_1809251359.pdf#page=3

  184. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #188
    Correction- Approval/ Disapproval- 44/49

  185. DW says:

    BOOM

    CA_21

    SUSA

    Cox (D) 39%
    Valadao (R) 50%

    This is one of those remaining seats that didn’t have a poll, so the toupees were all trying to ‘herd’ it into a tossup, by dropping the ranking to Likely R, then just Lean R. No one had quite gotten to Tossup yet, but that was next.

  186. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    In the latest Reuters/Ipsos Poll of Likely Voters Kavanaugh is +3 in support over oppose.

    http://polling.reuters.com/#!response/TM1519Y18/type/smallest/filters/LIKELY:1/dates/20180801-20180925/collapsed/true

    Second Correction to #188 & 189
    The PID of the Marist Pollis Dem. +9

  187. DW says:

    For those too lazy to click the link, here are the 8 big problems.

    1) For starters, Ford still can’t recall basic details of what she says was the most traumatic event in her life. Not where the “assault” took place — she’s not sure whose house it was, or even what street it was on. Nor when — she’s not even sure of the year, let alone the day and month.
    Ford’s not certain how old she was or what grade she was in when she says an older student violently molested her. (But she doesn’t plead inebriation: She described having just “one beer” at the party.)

    2) Ford concedes she told no one what happened to her at the time, not even her best friend or mother. That means she can rely on no contemporaneous witness to corroborate her story.

    3) Worse, the four other people she identified as attending the party, including Kavanaugh, all deny knowledge of the gathering in question, including Leland Ingham Keyser, who she calls a “lifelong friend.”
    Keyser’s lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee: “Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with or without Dr. Ford.”
    The other two potential witnesses — Mark Judge and Patrick “P.J.” Smyth — also deny any recollection of attending such a party. The committee took their sworn statements “under penalty of perjury.” “These witnesses directly contradict Professor Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley advised Ford’s attorneys last week.

    In her original letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Ford claimed that Kavanaugh talked to Keyser and Smyth right after he assaulted her. Yet neither shares her memory.
    This is, to say the least, highly problematic for her case. No witness corroborates any part of her story.

    4) Her own immediate family doesn’t appear to be backing her up, either. Her mother, father and two siblings are all conspicuously absent from a letter of support released by a dozen relatives, mostly on her husband’s side of the family.
    The letter attests to her honesty and integrity. “Why didn’t her parents and brothers sign the letter?” a congressional source familiar with the investigation wondered.

    5) This summer, Ford tried to reach out to old friends from high school and college to jog her memory. They couldn’t help her. “I’ve been trying to forget this all my life, and now I’m supposed to remember every little detail,” Ford complained to one friend in July, according to an account in The San Jose Mercury News.

    6) Yet she still pushed forward with her bombshell charge, contacting The Washington Post tip line and Democratic lawmakers, while hiring a Democratic activist lawyer. Ford is also a Democrat, as well as an anti-Trump marcher, raising questions about the motive and timing of the allegations along with their veracity.

    7) Ford contends that notes her therapist took in 2012 corroborate her account. But they don’t mention Kavanaugh.
    They also point up inconsistencies in her story. For instance, her shrink noted that Ford told her there were “four boys” in the bedroom, not two as she now says. The notes also indicate Ford said she was in her “late teens” when she was assaulted. But Ford now says she may have been only 15.

    8) In another inconsistency, Ford told The Washington Post she was upset when Trump won in 2016, because Kavanaugh was mentioned as a Supreme Court pick. But Kavanaugh wasn’t added to Trump’s list of possibles until November 2017, a full year later.

    On top of all that, Kavanaugh “unequivocally denied Dr. Ford’s allegations .?.?. under penalty of perjury” during a Sept. 17 interview with committee lawyers, Grassley said, adding he was “forthright and emphatic in his testimony” and “fully answered all questions.”

  188. mnw says:

    She wouldn’t have sent in the 4 statements if she didn’t plan to show up tomorrow.

  189. DW says:

    The Phillies collapse almost complete, headed now to finishing the season with a losing record. I had warned them against taking the best hitter from the jinxed Mets, but they didn’t listen.

  190. Wobbles says:

    Marist has Trump at 44?

    What was that Suicide Hotline number again?

    Anyway, forget what I said about Rs holding the House with Trump at 45.

    Let’s go with the D +7.

    If that falls, let’s go with the historical data.

    Thanks.

  191. jason says:

    The strategy of not coming up with a time, date and place is obvious.

    It keeps Kavanaugh from presenting an alibi for that date, or for the owners of the house to say there was no party on that date.

  192. jason says:

    “I had warned them against taking the best hitter from the jinxed Mets, but they didn’t listen.”

    This only proves that anybody here that ignores DW’s advice does so at his/her own risk.

  193. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #195- mnw
    Dr. Ford will become very ill sometime today! That will be the new stall.

  194. DW says:

    “The strategy of not coming up with a time, date and place is obvious.”

    She doesn’t know where, when, what house, who was there, or any of that….BUT she does know she had only ONE beer.

    okaaaay….

  195. Chicon says:

    DW – the Cubs are limping to the line, trying to hold off the hard-charging Brew Crew. Watch out for Milwaukee in the playoffs – they’re cooking.

  196. Bitterlaw says:

    DW – You we’re right. The Phillies have the money to sign Harper and Machado. I defer to you on whether they should go for it.

  197. DW says:

    “I had warned them against taking the best hitter from the jinxed Mets, but they didn’t listen.”

    And further proof of the jinx connection, as of today, the Mets and the Phillies have each scored 666 runs as a team this year. Each team has also allowed exactly 698 runs.

  198. DW says:

    The Mets have, for years, tried the strategy of spending HUGE amounts of money to pick up sluggers beyond the peak of their careers and it has failed over and over.

    This means the same strategy should work elsewhere. If the Phillies could get Harper they should get him.

  199. Ron N says:

    So Dr Ford team won’t turn over her doctors notes about the indecent or polygraph info why?

  200. mnw says:

    200 Sheep

    You know, that really could happen. It would give the DEMs something to primal scream about if the GOP steamrolls a poor sick victim.

  201. DW says:

    The Mets’ season is magnificently simple to summarize.

    They were 17-9 at the end of April.

    Then they went 22-46 up until the All Star break.

    Since the break they have been 34-38.

    I am convinced that part of the payment the Mets had to make in 1986 to win that World Series was to receive from the Red Sox, in exchange, the curse of the Bambino. They have twice been back to the World Series but have come up short.

    This year the curse was applied May 1st, and was more or less lifted again at the All-Star break.

  202. DW says:

    206 – but she doesn’t recall what year it was. See how it works? But she remembers exactly ONE beer. So she was sober.

  203. jason says:

    Watch the MSM give credence to statements by her husband and 3 “friends” and ignore the statements of the people she alleged were there.

  204. mnw says:

    47/51

    But RAS GCB NARROWED to DEM +3– 46D-43R.

  205. Wobbles says:

    “More than two-thirds of the nation believe the media are biased, and among Republicans, a huge 86 percent believe reporters favor one side, presumably not theirs, according to a new survey.

    The Pew Research Center reported Tuesday that 68 percent of a huge poll of over 5,000 sees bias.”

    This poll is wrong.

    Conservative Rs like me who believe the MSM is unbiased are more than 14%.

  206. Cash Cow TM says:

    NEWS IN NUMBERS (GOVERNING.COM)

    Every 48 seconds
    SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
    Frequency of marijuana arrests, which increased last year, largely because of a rise in consumption busts. Arrests for distribution dropped.
    Source: Forbes

    17
    SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
    States — up from 15 last year — that could not weather a moderate economic downturn without resorting to budget cuts, according to Moody’s Analytics.
    Source: Governing

    50 out of 93
    SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
    State or local candidates endorsed by Democratic Socialists and advancing to the general election.
    Source: Governing

    64%
    SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
    Increase in Democratic primary turnout from the 2014 midterms to this year. Republican turnout, by comparison, is up 22 percent.
    Source: Governing

    18
    SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
    States where coal was the most common energy source last year. That’s down from 28 a decade earlier.
    Source: Tribune News Service

    16 out of 61
    SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
    Women running for governor this year who won primaries, which represents a 26 percent success rate. That’s roughly half the success rate of female candidates for Congress this year. Georgia, Maine and South Dakota could elect their first female governor in November.
    Source: CNN

    7.5 million
    SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
    People living in poverty in California alone. The state ties Florida and Louisiana for the highest poverty rate — 19 percent.
    Source: Tribune News Service

    $386,000
    SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
    Campaign cash held by Democratic nominee for Maryland governor Ben Jealous late last month. His GOP opponent, Gov. Larry Hogan, has $9.4 million. Jealous is one of several progressive gubernatorial candidates lagging behind in fundraising.
    Source: Governing

    $10 million
    SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
    Campaign spending by three progressive groups, between now and Election Day, on digital ads to help 75 state legislative candidates in places that will play a big role in redistricting.
    Source: The Washington Post

    4,600
    SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
    Medicaid recipients in Arkansas who have lost their health insurance for the rest of this year after failing to meet the state’s new work requirements. Arkansas is the first state to implement this policy.
    Source: CNN

    3.6%
    SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
    Expected increase, on average, in health premiums on the insurance exchanges next year. That represents a major drop from this year when the average increase was 30 percent.
    Source: AP/ABC News

  207. JeffP says:

    212…great news for sure.

    So now collaboration has been redefined by the media and liberals…these people are sicker than I thought. They cannot have power back in their hands. Trump is right on it calling them out as cons.

  208. jason says:

    Amazing trend of self destruction.

    The MSM thinks they can survive being the mouthpiece for the Democrats.

    The only way the can do that is if they are successful in shutting conservatives out of social media, which they are desperate to do.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/pew-68-say-the-media-are-biased-just-21-trust-a-lot

  209. mnw says:

    3.5 million
    SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
    Decline in number of food stamp recipients since Trump’s inauguration.
    Source: USDOA

  210. jason says:

    Breaking news. Siren.

    Ford’s husband declares she is not a liar.

  211. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #212
    This week’s Economist/ You Gov Poll shows a Dem. +8 in the Congressional Generic Ballot, up from +4 last week. Why you ask? The PID is Dem. +10.

  212. jason says:

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think when most reporters write or talk about Kavanaugh, they are trying to defeat his confirmation. Just eight percent (8%) think most reporters are trying to help Kavanaugh win the Senate confirmation, while 37% think most reporters are simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner. (To see survey question wording”

    8% think reporters are trying to help Kavanaugh?

    I wish I had names and addresses, I could make a fortune selling them gold mines in the Andes.

  213. Hugh says:

    Under penalty of divorce the hubby says he believes her.

  214. jason says:

    $386,000
    SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
    Campaign cash held by Democratic nominee for Maryland governor Ben Jealous late last month.”

    Hey, Messy, I read where Jealous is within striking distance of Hogan if only he had more money.

    Please send him a check before it’s too late.

  215. jason says:

    I hear there will be a ticker tape parade as Ford’s motorcade makes its way to the Capitol.

  216. jason says:

    For security purposes her open car will have a transparent bullet proof dome so the crowd can see her but right wing snipers will not be able to target her.

  217. jason says:

    After the hearing she will be interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and PBS. She will give exclusives to the NYT, Huff Post, New Yorker, LA Times and WAPO. She will then tape all the late night shows before heading to a reception offered by the DC mayor where he will give her a key to the city. The following day she will have a guided tour of battered women’s shelter before heading back to CA on a private jet chartered by the DNC.

    Schedule subject to change.

  218. mnw says:

    I can’t imagine a HS kid keeping a calendar– during the summer break, no less. I can’t imagine anybody keeping such a calendar for 40 yrs, either. That’s why he’s headed to SCOTUS while I’m eating Fancy Feast, I suppose.

    At ABC News, where the calendar is available for your viewing pleasure, the comments 1) posit that it is a forgery (“seems awfully convenient!”), and 2) “he wants us to believe his calendar would say, ‘get hammered and go to party.'”

  219. paul says:

    First rule of Keg Club is you don’t put Keg Club on the calendar.

  220. Paul says:

    Kavanaugh was treasurer of Keg City Club. They should request a full accounting of his books.

  221. DW says:

    mnw–I have some of that data from my youth. It just stuff that collects. Its not like I read it every day, just never got thrown out.

  222. mnw says:

    DW 229

    hmmm… chicks are scared of hoarders, you know.

  223. Phil says:

    Hmmm. Doesn’t remember when or where the event took place but DOES remember she had exactly one beer.

    Got it.

  224. Redmen4ever says:

    1 beer = remember

    2 or more beers = only remember the first

  225. Robbie says:

    If you believe state polling lags the national polling, we’re probably seeing the affects of the polling dip Trump had after the McCain funeral. None of this is good, though. There’s an iceberg ahead. Is there enough time to miss it?

  226. Robbie says:

    So Avenatti’s claim went from Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman to claiming Kavanaugh was present at a party when a woman claims was sexually assaulted. Give me a break.

    Again, this nonsense that continues to come out is precisely why I said it was a mistake for Republicans to negotiate and placate the initial accuser. She never should have been given a hearing since she has offered no corroborating evidence other than telling a murky story 30 years later.

    Right now, I continue to feel Kavanaugh is walking into a trap. I don’t think Collins and Murkowski want to vote for him and they’re hoping the show trial tomorrow gives them a reason to be against Kavanaugh.

  227. mnw says:

    GFY, Vichey.

  228. Phil says:

    Glad you’re back, Robbie. Yesterday I missed not hearing your usual pessimism over Republican election prospects and Kavanaugh confirmation chances.

  229. Robbie says:

    mnw says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:17 am
    GFY, Vichey.

    – You first you worthless Trump ball licking sack of crap.

    Please tell me more about how Newt says we can save this election, you stupid idiot.

  230. DW says:

    Here are the sort of quality comments you can get on RRH:

    Lucas Black
    September 26, 2018 at 11:17 am
    So what’s the feeling on this gang rape stuff? I tend to not believe it, but if any part of this happens to be true, Kavanaugh needs to have his ass kicked across the country for not withdrawing long ago.

  231. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:26 am
    Glad you’re back, Robbie. Yesterday I missed not hearing your usual pessimism over Republican election prospects and Kavanaugh confirmation chances.

    – Sorry to learn you’ve become that person who can’t handle a view that doesn’t match the conservative echo chamber.

    I think you’re slipping. I figured you would have claimed I heard this on Morning Joe.

  232. NYCmike says:

    “– You first you worthless Trump ball licking sack of crap.”

    -No wonder the Catholic Church is crumbling…..look at what the kids are being taught these days!

  233. NYCmike says:

    “I think you’re slipping. I figured you would have claimed I heard this on Morning Joe.”

    -And Maddow, and Matthews, and CNN, and ABC, and CBS…..

  234. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:29 am
    “– You first you worthless Trump ball licking sack of crap.”
    -No wonder the Catholic Church is crumbling…..look at what the kids are being taught these days!

    – No wonder the Republican Party is in trouble. Tea Party supporters like NYCmike supported a whole bunch of candidates who lost unlosable races.

    Remember a few weeks ago when NYCmike said it was good news for Republicans that I was pessimistic? How’s that working out?

  235. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:30 am
    “I think you’re slipping. I figured you would have claimed I heard this on Morning Joe.”
    -And Maddow, and Matthews, and CNN, and ABC, and CBS…..

    – No. I worship the ground Michelle Malkin, Jim Hoft, Jack Posobiec, and Tammy Bruce walk on. they’ve never been wrong except all of the times they’ve been wrong.

  236. Phil says:

    Oh, I can handle it fine. Speaking of Morning Joe, just how were the love birds this morning? What’s Joy saying on the View right now?

  237. Todd McCain says:

    RIGHT! The Avenatti accuser isn’t even saying she was assaulted by Kavanaugh, but that he was “present” when she was…..RIDICULOUS.

  238. DW says:

    VA_02 and AZ_02 up next by Siena

  239. jason says:

    FWIW…

    “The Brett Kavanaugh market has caught a bid. The odds that Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court are shortening on the PredictIt prediction market, as Washington, Wall Street and just about everyone else awaits the hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

    A “yes” share now costs 63 cents compared to 39 cents for a “no” bet as of 9 a.m. in New York. A correct wager pays out $1 per share.”

  240. DW says:

    Walt was present when David violated Bathsheba…throw the book at him!!

  241. jason says:

    Over the weekend a yes was only 36 cents, so it’s improved dramatically.

  242. jason says:

    it was good news for Republicans that I was pessimistic?”

    Considering your track record, it’s almost a sure thing.

  243. NYCmike says:

    “– No wonder the Republican Party is in trouble.”

    -The Presidency, the Senate, the House…….oh, and we have a 50/50 election coming up, where one of them may flip……..so OUT OF THE NORM!

    SUCH TROUBLE!

  244. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:36 am
    it was good news for Republicans that I was pessimistic?”
    Considering your track record, it’s almost a sure thing

    – Even though I was right in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.

  245. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:38 am
    “– No wonder the Republican Party is in trouble.”
    -The Presidency, the Senate, the House…….oh, and we have a 50/50 election coming up, where one of them may flip……..so OUT OF THE NORM!
    SUCH TROUBLE!

    – For someone who claims to follow politics closely, you seem to be permanently out to lunch.

    The party is absolutely in trouble heading into this election. It is not a 50/50 election either, at least for the House and probably not for key governor’s races either. And sadly, many good Senate candidates look to be in a tough spot.

  246. Paul says:

    Time for a full accounting of Kavanaugh’s treasurer books for the Keg City Club.

  247. jason says:

    Note this happened in “1980 or 1981”. She doesn’t remember what year she was gang raped.

  248. Phil says:

    Oh, no. It’s over. Avenatti is on the case.

    I can hear Democrats right now in meetings behind the scenes – “how do we get this fool to just go away”?

  249. jason says:

    “– You first you worthless Trump ball licking sack of crap.”

    Amoral Scumbag is shocked, I tell you, shocked about Trump’s demeanor.

  250. jason says:

    Note she doesn’t say Kavanaugh fondled or kissed her, she just “saw” it happen to others.

    You can see the lawyer’s hand in that.

  251. NYCmike says:

    “The party is absolutely in trouble heading into this election.”

    -Shall we look forward to another “I told you so!” moment??

  252. Redmen4ever says:

    something for everybody!

    (old) Raz D+3, LAT/USC D+18

    now for some reality: margins in actual vote, ’94 to present:

    R+7, 0, R+1, 0, R+5, R+1, D+8, D+10, R+7, D+1, R+5, R+1

  253. jason says:

    Time for a full accounting of Kavanaugh’s treasurer books for the Keg City Club.”

    Uh oh…

    Embezzling?

  254. Hugh says:

    Actually she says it happened to her as well

  255. NYCmike says:

    I have to say……if my sisters had ever been stupid enough to keep attending parties where they knew people were doing this…..first off, the boys would probably have been seriously harmed by someone in my family, and my sisters would have been grounded until, like last week, for continuing to attend parties where this could happen.

  256. lisa says:

    this should delay the vote to next week if ever

  257. Phil says:

    Jimmy Kimmel and Joy Bahar can attest to the credibility of Avenatti and his “client”.

    Steve Schmidt and Nicole Wallace also favor an investigation into these rape train accusations. I hear that Evan McMullin has weighed in as well. Well, that seals it for me. Kavanaugh must withdraw.

  258. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:50 am
    “– You first you worthless Trump ball licking sack of crap.”
    Amoral Scumbag is shocked, I tell you, shocked about Trump’s demeanor.

    – Hey, I’m just playing the game the way you and Trump play it.

  259. Robbie says:

    The circus has come to town. Grassley never should have negotiated with the first accuser.

    POLITICO
    @politico

    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) will announce that he’s seeking an injunction in federal court designed to stop a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh, asserting an obstruction of his constitutional duty to advise and consent on nominees

  260. lisab says:

    breaking: hawaiian judge issues injunction to stop vote on brett kavanaugh

  261. mnw says:

    Red

    “(old) Raz D+3….”

    That came out 2 hrs ago. Why “(old)”?

    The previous one (last week) was D+5, as I recall.

  262. Chicon says:

    Do unto others….apparently it is a graduate level concept to some.

  263. Phil says:

    268

    LMAO!

    Good luck with that one, Senator.

    You really cannot make this crap up.

  264. Paul says:

    Jason,
    You can read the affidavit. 80-81 was when she first attended these parties and became aware of their attempts to spike drinks. 82 was when she herself was raped.

  265. mnw says:

    Looks like the Cubs won’t have to worry about the Cards in the playoffs.

  266. lisab says:

    Do unto others …
    ——————-

    i am throwing a flag on that one

    “(whistle) Chicon #271 … roughing the troll … 10 yard penalty … first down …”

  267. Paul says:

    jason says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Time for a full accounting of Kavanaugh’s treasurer books for the Keg City Club.”

    Uh oh…

    Embezzling?

    The million-dollar house isn’t gonna pay for itself. Not on a judge’s meager salary.

  268. Tina says:

    The porn lawyah wants his “accuser’s” privacy to be respected

    Yet, porn lawyah provides her complete photo.

    More porn lawyah!

  269. Tina says:

    An injunction into a constitutional process.

    Way to go market Mark.

    Is porn lawyah advising, or is Fords lawyah, Broom .schyster, in on this?

  270. lisab says:

    (announcer): “that was a clear penalty lisab …

    the troll was defenseless against Chicon’s logic

    in this day and age you just cannot blindside a troll that way and get away with it …

    you are going to get called on that every time”

  271. Robbie says:

    Trump should nominate Amy Barrett and, immediately following the announcement, Mitch McConnell should bypass the hearing process and immediately place the nomination on the floor for a vote. If the Democrats want to play this game, then Republicans should counter.

    What is being done to Kavanaugh is a disgrace and Republicans aided it by placating the first accuser. Now, the floodgates are open for every nut an loon to claim a story.

    And let’s be clear, none of this is about sexual assault. This is about holding that Supreme Court seat for two years in hopes a Democrat will fill it in 2021. And if Republicans don’t jam through the new nominee (I’m assuming Kavanaugh’s done) in the lame duck session, they will lose this seat because the base will be demoralized right before the election.

  272. Redmen4ever says:

    mnw: distinguishing Rasmussen Reports, now under new management (having been acquired from its founder several years ago) from its founder, who now taps in the Harris Interactive panel to publish polls.

  273. Paul says:

    Time to switch to Mary Coney Barrett. Her High School club was ‘Christians for Ethical Leadership’ instead of the ‘Keg City Club’. She’ll still be attacked but in a different way.

  274. Tina says:

    Let me summarize, the 3 “accusers”

    One saw nothing

    One knew nothing

    One heard nothing

    Next?

  275. Redmen4ever says:

    NPR/PBS/Marist, like a few other polls, have Trump’s JA higher than the choice of Republicans in the generic congressional.

  276. CG says:

    I have to believe that the more outrageous, outlandish, and unsubstantiated these charges get, it increases the chance that any potential wavering Republican Senator will now vote yes on confirmation.

    If Judge Kavanaugh were an African-American male, I can only imagine the kind of trash the left would attempt to make up from his youth in order to try to assassinate his character.

  277. Paul says:

    As outlandish as it is, the latest charges do fit with what we know about Mark Judge. Kavanaugh could have been an innocent bystander or accomplice. We don’t really know.

  278. Tina says:

    Trolley

    Yes, it’s obvious that the Drats are playing the guilt by association game.

  279. Tina says:

    27s
    Wait, so this latest “accuser” of Kavanaugh states that she observed Kavanaugh and Justice attempting to “spike the punch” at parties and drugging girls for gang-rape until she eventually fell victim herself? So she saw this and KEPT ATTENDING THESE PARTIES?

  280. Phil says:

    285……but this is from Avenatti. Who could possibly question anything coming from him.

  281. DW says:

    How do you just happen to remember a detail as specific as who it was spiking the punch, but forgetting what year it happened?

  282. mnw says:

    Red 281

    Thanks. You can probably see why I was puzzled.

  283. CG says:

    What this claim suggests is that there were literally dozens of rapists present in this social circle and makes it far more likely that Ford could have been assaulted by someone else.

    I very much doubt this is something that six previous FBI background checks would not have turned up.

    The left will be giddy though online. They actually want this to be true. It’s all politics to them and many of them are sick people (much like DJT is.)

  284. Tina says:

    So, she saw him spike it, never warned anybody, and never reported it?

  285. Phil says:

    I doubt if the more savvy will be giddy. They realize it’s a an overreach.

  286. Tina says:

    Bill Mitchell
    @mitchellvii
    Follow
    “In approximately 1982, I became a victim of one of these “gang” or “train” rapes, where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present.” Approximately 1982? Were you gang-raped so often you can’t even recall the year?! And this after attending these “rape” parties for YEARS?!

  287. Diogenes says:

    Man this place really has fallen apart … Literally nothing of value here.

    Kavanaugh’s nomination is dead. There’s a reason why the GOP refuses to send in the FBI to investigate the claims.

    Either Thomas Hardiman or Amy Coney Barrett will be rushed in during the lame duck session.

    But the political damage is done. Dems are probably going to see a double-digit lead on election night which means they are probably better than even now to retake the senate.

    Don’t bother responding; I won’t be back until late election night. We’ll see who’s right.

  288. Hugh says:

    The future of our republic will now be determined by Hawaiian judges

  289. jason says:

    Hey Dio, GFY.

  290. Diamond Jim says:

    CCC

  291. jason says:

    I love this Twitter comment

    So…Swetnick repeatedly witnessed Judge and Kavanaugh sexually abuse women at parties, but she kept going to the parties untilshe herself was raped?

  292. Tina says:

    6m
    CNN: Trump’s nominee has been credibly accused of running a rape gang in high school that we only just heard about just now Internet: You mean like the rape gangs in South Africa? CNN: No that’s a conspiracy theory

  293. Tina says:

    Amniotic was asked on Viewless, whether Kavanaugh “asaulted” her client,

    He would not answer

    #Basta

  294. Tina says:

    h
    3h
    Reminder: Dr Ford’s lawyers haven’t turned over the therapist notes or lie detector test results they shared with the Washington Post They have been cited as potential corroboration but we have no way of knowing if Judge Kavanaugh is referenced in either twitter.com/cbsthismorning…

    This from Sen. Hatch.

  295. Phil says:

    Train rapes at multiple parties. OK. All that needs to be done to confirm these multiple instances occurred is to dredge up the police reports or at least records of police investigations that occurred at the time.

    What? There are none?

    Imagine that.

  296. Hugh says:

    I did not realize that there is a very fine line between being a virgin and organizing and participating in gang rapes. However if I was pet of a gang rape group. I would cleverly try to hide it by forming lines outside of the room.

  297. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    25m
    Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He is just looking for attention and doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships – a total low-life!

  298. Tina says:

    Erick Erickson
    @EWErickson
    1h
    So the FBI conducts six investigations into Kavanaugh and totally misses that he’s been running drug and rape gangs since age 15, but the solution is to have the FBI do a seventh investigation?
    V

  299. Paul says:

    307: From someone who has no credibility.

  300. Paul says:

    Flake is announcing his 2020 campaign.

  301. Mr.Vito says:

    FNC’s Ben Shapiro Election Special delivered 1,701,000 P2+ (285,000 A25-54)

    CNN’s Newsroom delivered 511,000 P2+ (159,000 A25-54)

    MSNBC’s Kasie DC delivered 995,000 P2+ (192,000 A25-54)

    Congrats to Ben on his debut… crushed it.

  302. Redmen4ever says:

    RAPE TRAIN

    Preps and party girls of the world
    Join glands
    Start a rape train, rape train
    Jocks and cheerleaders
    Join glands (free drinks)
    Start a rape train (free drinks), rape train
    The next stop that we make will be soon
    Tell all the folks in Alpha Psi, and Kappa, too
    Don’t you know that it’s time to get some booze
    And let this train keep on riding, riding on through
    Well, well
    Frat boys and sorority sisters
    Join glands (free drinks)
    Start a rape train, rape train (underage is o.k.)
    Frat boys and sorority sisters
    Free drinks (Ride this train, y’all)
    Start a rape train (Come on, train), rape train

  303. jason says:

    I can bring my llamas to any parties you might have at the HHR Member Rate.

    You will have to sign a disclaimer however, if you want to risk doing what is described in the last paragraph with any of my male llamas.

    “(Reuters) – Spanky and Pippin are literally party animals in the Los Angeles nightlife scene.

    The Nigerian Dwarf goats are professional party-goers, bringing their special brand of magic to city celebrations and starry soirees.

    So-called goat mom Scout Raskin, a lifelong animal lover and former child actor, set up Party Goats LA in early 2017 and charges $99 an hour to bring her goats to a party or event.

    One of the most popular interactions with the goats at parties is to have them jump onto revelers’ backs while they kneel on all fours.”

  304. jason says:

    Man this place really has fallen apart … Literally nothing of value here.”

    Actually it improved a lot since you left.

    It could be a coincidence, I would say there is at least a 2% chance.

  305. jason says:

    What is being done to Kavanaugh is a disgrace What is being done to Kavanaugh is a disgrace”

    Amoral Scumbag thinks its a
    “disgrace” yet he wants the Dems to prevail.

    I think Amoral Scumbag does not quite describe how completely amoral and lacking in any shred of decency this guy is.

    I will have to think of something stronger.

  306. Tina says:

    John Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    59s
    .@MichaelAvenatti’s client Julie Swetnick is 55 years old. That makes her 18-19 years old from 1981-1982. She’s admitting to being an adult at ten parties where minors were being gang raped, but she told no one. Investigate and if possible, charge her.
    View

    Amniotic client is in trouble. An adult at ten parties with minors.

  307. Tina says:

    Larry Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    4m
    Replying to @ahernandez85b @JackPosobiec
    Someone who has screwed his own Arizona voters and given them the finger has no “moral high ground.” Period.
    View conversation ·

    Paging Flakey.

  308. Tina says:

    John Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    Follow
    Also, the drinking age in MD was 18 at the time. @MichaelAvenatti, did legal adult Swetnick provide alcohol to minors? twitter.com/johncardillo/s…

    The adult accuser hung around minors. WTF.

  309. jason says:

    Wait, this woman was a college studing attending high school parties?

    “Swetnick graduated High School in 1980.
    In 1982, as a college student, she was attending high-school parties where druggings & gang rapes occurred with regularity.
    She went back to those parties 10 times.”

  310. Tina says:

    Did she have sex with minors?

    Wtf?

  311. DW says:

    319 – sounds similar to Ford’s claim she was upset when Trump was elected because Kavanaugh was on Trump’s SCOTUS list except Trump didn’t put him on the list until a year later.

  312. jason says:

    The View’s Joy Behar: I’d vote for a rapist as long as they’re pro-abortion.”

    I give her an A for honesty.

  313. Tina says:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/lindsey-graham-comes-out-swinging-against-avenatti-and-kavanaugh-accuser-julie-swetnick-i-am-not-not-going-to-be-played/

    Graham unloads on the porn lawyah whose client appears to have raped and provided alcohol and or drugs, to minors.

  314. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    September 26, 2018 at 1:46 pm
    What is being done to Kavanaugh is a disgrace What is being done to Kavanaugh is a disgrace”
    Amoral Scumbag thinks its a
    “disgrace” yet he wants the Dems to prevail.
    I think Amoral Scumbag does not quite describe how completely amoral and lacking in any shred of decency this guy is.
    I will have to think of something stronger.

    – Where the f@ck do you come up this sh!t, you idiot? You’re a fraud and hack. You’re a whiny little b!tch who can’t handle opinions not aligned with your own so you act like the contemptable piece crap I have always know you to be.

    You’re such a moron that you can’t distinguish between “this is what I think will happen” and “this is what I want to happen”.

  315. jason says:

    “Flake is announcing his 2020 campaign.”

    Could be good news, unless his opening campaign act is to vote against a conservative for SCOTUS.

  316. Tina says:

    The members of the judiciary committee will have to turn over the statements made by porn lawyah to the Md authorities.

  317. jason says:

    this is what I think will happen” and “this is what I want to happen”.

    LOL, you lie so much you can’t even remember what you wrote 10 minutes ago.

    Robbie says:
    September 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Trump should nominate Amy Barrett….”

    Does that sound like what you think will happen….no, you said TRUMP SHOULD….

    Scumbag liar caught once again.

  318. Tina says:

    Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    33m
    Dem OR Sen Merkley files suit saying Trump Admin withheld info on Kavanaugh. As a result, is asking courts to stop confirmation process
    View details ·

    Is this before a Hawaiian judge or the 9th Circus Court?

  319. Phil says:

    Good for Lindsey Graham. Finally, a Republican with a backbone.

    They are few and far between these days.

  320. DW says:

    Maybe Lindsey Graham finally waking up to the fact that Democrats have been at war against him for years and he didn’t know it.

  321. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    You’ve got to listen to the interview about the accuser in #329. He is totally credible and talks about her whole family.

    PS- This will be Dr. Ford’s excuse for not testifying tomorrow. The Dems, have now gone from trying to do a Clarence Thomas number on Kavanaugh to a Roy Moore.

  322. NYCmike says:

    “Could be good news, unless his opening campaign act is to vote against a conservative for SCOTUS.”

    -Good point, jason.

  323. NYCmike says:

    Robbie to assembled masses: “What is being done to Kavanaugh is a disgrace…”

    Robbie to Kavanaugh, privately: “These accusations are very serious……YOU’RE FIRED!”

  324. Paul says:

    Thomas in Boston. LOL.

  325. Hugh says:

    He certainly knew there family I’m guess this women is a total mess.

  326. DW says:

    So its OK for Swetnick to come out of the woodwork with an outlandish claim, but its not OK for a guy in Boston to come out of the woodwork to say Swetnick is a mess.

    Given the large number of participants Swetnick seems to suggest, there should be literally dozens of women out there ready to say METOO.

    But this is beyond a total joke that she can clearly recall Kavanaugh spiking the punch, but cannot recall so many of the other details.

  327. Paul says:

    Sounds legit, Hugh.

  328. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Thomas in Boston is much more credible than any witness(I forgot that none of the three accusers have ANY witnesses) brought forth by the accusers.

    Paul,you snarky c**t, I hope you undergo a smear campaign to experience first hand what Kavanaugh and his family are going through! GFY!

  329. Paul says:

    Sounds like a total mess, Hugh…..

    Swetnick, 55, works for the U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Mint and Internal Revenue Service. She currently has an active security clearance and previously held clearances with the US Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection.

    She preciously worked with the Vietnam War Commemoration, Joint Service Providers and the U.S. Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia and was one of the first 100 women in the world to achieve a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering Certification.

  330. Tina says:

    Trump triggered amniotic.

    Good cop, bad cop.

    Notice who is doing the talking and how they alternate.

    Trump, Grassley, Hatch, and Goober.

    Notice how Kavanaugh is much stronger now.

  331. Paul says:

    Gaithersburg Public School and Georgetown Prep are 12 miles apart. Perhaps Thomas meant the worlds are a distance apart socially.

    “Thomas” also went on to describe the are where they grew up in Montgomery Village, “Quite a distance from Bethesda” and that the “Social circles” would not have interacted. He refutes that during High School “No way that she would have encountered these same social circles, certainly not during High School.”

  332. Paul says:

    9 miles apart if you don’t take the interstate.

  333. Tina says:

    I think the 3 “accusers” are competing for the battle of the weakest or fraudulent claim.

  334. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Here is Dr. Ford’s one question polygraph. What do you think?

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford_us_5babcac1e4b0353bd2d0489b

  335. Phil says:

    Paul, so??

    Should I rattle off Kavanaugh’s professional credentials for you?….and yet in spite of those he obviously has no credibility with you. Her work history on the other hand is absolutely significant.

    I await your next line of BS.

  336. Paul says:

    They are equally credible. That is why an investigation needs to take place.

  337. NYCmike says:

    “9 miles apart if you don’t take the interstate.”

    -What is the population in the area?

    In my neighborhood in Brooklyn, I am meeting people my age who grew up at the same time as they did, we lived within city blocks of each other the whole time, BUT went to different schools…….and we had NEVER seen or heard about each other all this time.

    We do share acquaintances, but that is about it.

    9-12 miles? Might as well be in Staten Island or New Jersey.

  338. lisab says:

    LOL, you lie so much you can’t even remember what you wrote 10 minutes ago.

    Robbie says:
    September 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Trump should nominate Amy Barrett….”

    Does that sound like what you think will happen….no, you said TRUMP SHOULD….

    Scumbag liar caught once again.
    ——————————

    “(whistle) jason #327 … encroachment … 10 yards, first down

    (announcer) using a troll’s post against him within 3 posts. trolls cannot make outrageous statements if other posters immediately call them on it …

    lisab: absolutely … if posters call trolly on every post he makes, hhr threads will slow down to a crawl”

  339. DW says:

    Paul, there is nothing to investigate. Kavanaugh has already had a large number of people testify to his integrity. No scavenger hunt is going to reveal anything. A delay is only to get this past the election where the Dems can take control and then he is forever scuttled.

  340. Phil says:

    345

    What was the one question?

  341. NYCmike says:

    “That is why an investigation needs to take place.”

    -Sure, go ahead and do an investigation, AFTER he is confirmed.

    As we just saw with Bill Cosby, if you did the crime, you will do the time.

    If he is Guilty, he would be removed from the Supreme Court and placed in jail.

    Depending on who is President, if that should happen, a new individual will then be picked so that we can find out, AFTER the confirmation hearings, that they committed murder-suicide, but were reincarnated in a Satanic ritual, a day before the final vote will take place.

  342. DW says:

    Kavanaugh has been known for years, this woman comes out of nowhere this afternoon, but Paul already knows “They are equally credible.”

    Please.

  343. NYCmike says:

    Where is George W. Bush?

    And has he called up his bestie, Michelle Obama, to ask her to speak up for Brett Kavanaugh?

  344. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Phil
    She handwrote a statement and read it about the alleged incident. The polygrapher said there was no deception.
    Isn’t a baseline needed before the salient question(s)?

  345. Phil says:

    George W Bush?

    That useless sack of nothing?

    Worthless.

  346. Phil says:

    Sheeple,

    Only if it’s a Republican.

  347. Waingro says:

    Not only is this woman unstable, but she is a liar.

    Benny
    ?Verified account @bennyjohnson
    12m12 minutes ago

    Kavanaugh vote/hearing was delayed because Ford was “scared” of flying.

    “Ford’s fear of flying is directly related to her allegation of assault, and that an airplane is the ultimate closed space where you cannot get away.”

    She flew 3,000 to Maryland for a poly in August.
    How?

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1045028680035110913

  348. GPO says:

    George Bush came out after allegations with his support. He loves Kavanaugh. We don’t know that he hasn’t been in touch with Flake to get this done.

  349. GPO says:

    reports are that Murkowski is a yes. I said last night that politically it seems a yes by Murkowski would give her a senate seat for life vs constant primaries etc.

  350. Bio mom says:

    Beware the federal court judge! That is the Dem’s last resort and favorite stalling tactic.

  351. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #360
    Link?

  352. ReadyFirst says:

    Got an email today from Rick Scott campaign. His latest internal shows Scott up 49-47 over Nelson FWIW. Here’s the email:
    “Good afternoon,
    Last night, we just got new numbers back from our bi-weekly poll, which was in the field Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. Governor Scott is leading Senator Nelson 49-47. Below you can review more of the data.”
    https://d15k2d11r6t6rl.cloudfront.net/public/users/Integrators/669d5713-9b6a-46bb-bd7e-c542cff6dd6a/b5b92e2f85e642ca8b273463111eab7d/editor_images/Poll2_1.png

  353. Tina says:

    Ryan Saavedra ??
    @RealSaavedra
    36m
    NEW YORK TIMES: “None of Ms. Swetnick’s claims could be independently corroborated by The New York Times, and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, declined to make her available for an interview.” nytimes.com/2018/09/26/us/…
    View summary ·

    The slimes throws shade on porn lawyah.

  354. GPO says:

    sorry I never do that without a link and shouldn’t have done it now. somewhere in last 20 mins I read Rush is hearing Murkowski is a yes.

    and Lowry said this which is a guarantee of nothing

    https://twitter.com/RichLowry/status/1045020453457350656

  355. mnw says:

    Was Diogenes always a dikhead troll, like the others here?

    The only thing I remember about him is his screen name.

  356. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3690975/posts

    Good news– Grassley says tomorrow’s Hearing is on!
    I did read that a credible polygraph needs Control Questions at the beginning of it. Dr. Ford’s polygraph is worthless.

  357. Tina says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ProfMJCleveland/status/1045019526839107587/photo/1

    This is being reported as accusers 1 hand written note, which contradicts the type written one.

    I am not sure which one Frankenstein “made” for her,

  358. mnw says:

    GPO

    Did you see all the comments below Lowry’s tweet?

    Pure leftwing HATE! mostly.

  359. Todd McCain says:

    IPSOS:

    Donnelly 46
    Braun 43

  360. Tina says:

    @KimStrassel
    55m
    Ford’s attorneys have now turned over polygraph results. But are refusing to give the committee her therapist notes. This matters, since those notes would show what she actually said in that 2012 session, and if it corresponds with what she says now.

  361. Redmen4ever says:

    345> I see two questions. Neither is specific. APA standards do require a minimum number of questions. I could well imagine a different administration of a polygraph that wouldn’t be as friendly.

    Presumably a battery of questions were asked prior to these two to determine responses associated with attempts to deceive. I did not see this. These batteries of questions are not disclosed to the public as it would screw the pooch. It would ruin the usefulness of those questions for future calibration of responses.

    NOW COMES THE REAL ANSWER:

    The subject is a psychologist. She’s know the game being played inside and out. Why, she was an investigator in any number of studies that employed polygraph and other APA methods.

    Even more generally, lie detector tests and other personality measurements are “normed” against the middle two standard deviations of the public. Aside from the fact the the subject is a psychologist, they may say nothing scientifically valid about people in the tails of the tails of the distribution.

  362. phoenixrisen says:

    This is a trainwreck of epic proportions caused by Diane Feinstein. Just absolutely glorious and the Dems chances of taking back the House is going up in smoke before our very eyes.

    Phil, pass the popcorn.

  363. Redmen4ever says:

    Excuse me, I mean APA standards do NOT require a minimum number of questions.

  364. Tina says:

    Charles C. W. Cooke
    @charlescwcooke
    36m
    Dr. Ford’s polygraph letter contradicts letter she sent to Feinstein. Polygraph letter says “4 boys and a couple of girls” were at party. Letter to Feinstein says “me and four others.” No way to reconcile the two—irrespective of whether she’s counting herself in polygraph letter. pic.twitter.com/aWJ10vTDna
    View photo ·

    Boom!

  365. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Dr. Ford’s polygraph results are RIPPED to shreds in the below link.
    1) Kavanaugh’s name is no where to be found.
    2) She lied about her fear of flying
    3) Claims that five people were in the house. Inconsistent with other claims.
    4) The polygraph procedure is lame.

    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/09/26/this-is-bad-looks-like-christine-blasey-fords-lawyers-just-torpedoed-her-case-by-releasing-polygraph-results-pics/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

  366. DW says:

    Watching Siena start their VA_02 poll, and they revealed their weighting. So far two responses, one for Taylor, one for the Democrat challenger, who leads the poll 51/49.

  367. lisab says:

    Swetnick, 55, works for the U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Mint and Internal Revenue Service.
    ——————-

    she works for the IRS?

    yeah … that makes her look good /s

  368. mnw says:

    Sheep 367

    “Control questions”? ABSOLUTELY. U couldn’t be more right.

    The FBI itself doesn’t place much faith in the box. They use it occasionally to evaluate a witness, in connection with all the other available data.

    It’s quite obvious that Ford’s wasn’t a genuine poly by a neutral examiner, in any event. The one question “true or false?” format? Just utter nonsense.

    I’m sensitive to self-grandiosity, I HOPE. At least I try. Anyway, I have observed a few real polys through one-way mirrors, and Ford’s is a bad joke.

    Btw, the real lie detector is the polygraph examiner. Most of it is just gut instinct.

  369. Redmen4ever says:

    remembering in 2016 what happened in 2017: women can do that

  370. Dylan says:

    Since when does a person having a “security clearance” somehow get imbued with a higher level of credibility? Most of those checks are for criminal records. I love how the media keeps repeating this security clearance thing as if it’s some gold standard. Lordy and sigh—-the coverage. . . . .

  371. mnw says:

    The new accuser’s work history suggests a federal contract employee who couldn’t catch on anywhere she worked.

  372. lisab says:

    APA standards do require a minimum number of questions.
    ———————

    apa style as in, how to cite an author of a book?

  373. lisab says:

    The new accuser’s work history suggests a federal contract employee who couldn’t catch on anywhere she worked
    ———————

    you cannot fire a federal employee easily … it is very difficult …

    but you can pass them on to another agency

  374. Redmen4ever says:

    K. is not in the hand-written note. The accuser did NOT, I repeat, did NOT, affirm her belief that K. assaulted her in the friendly polygraph test.

    There is no there there.

  375. mnw says:

    Grassley says open to possibility of a second hearing.

  376. Proud Obamacon says:

    RePUGs.. please please pleease!!! Confirm the good jude. Please confirm him. Ram him through boys!

    #RESIST!

  377. Proud Obamacon says:

    good *judge

    Come on boys.. confirm him!!

  378. dblaikie says:

    A few months back I came out with the prediction that the GOP would gain at least 4 seats in the House. Today I would like to thank the Democrats in the most lurid, sleazy, and despicable overreach in the history of American politics for helping to make my prediction a reality. All these Senator’s need to do is hold the line and the Democrats won’t know what hit them. This whole tragic effort on their part reveals more than anything else what the next two years in Washington will be like. Thank you Chuckie and Di Fi and all the other puppets for showing how low you can go.

    Now of course if the GOP pulls what Robbie wants them to do and cave, then the Republican Party will die.

    But I am no chicken little. Being positive is an act faith.

  379. Paul says:

    I agree. Shut it down quick and vote Kav in. Only way to win the mid-terms.

  380. dblaikie says:

    If the GOP and Kavanaugh don’t cave today, I am of the belief that Dr. Ford will not testify. So in other words, Dr. Ford won’t be there tomorrow.

  381. NYCmike says:

    “But I am no chicken little. Being positive is an act faith.”

    -Preach it, Brother db!

  382. mnw says:

    dbl

    ‘chain only as strong as,’ you know? GOP has some terribly unreliable links.

    If Grassley is forced by the weakest links to extend the hearings again after tomorrow, I fear the nomination will be dead.

  383. CG says:

    George W. Bush released a statement last week re-iterating his support for Kavanaugh.

  384. CG says:

    Kavanaugh will be confirmed
    Democrats are going to win the House

    Both can be true.

  385. dblaikie says:

    I used to believe that Lindsey Graham was weak in the knees. I was wrong.

    By the way I am not against having investigation on this third charge. Why? Because it will fall down like a house of cards. When the Judge goes on the bench he doen’t need to labeled by this. There will be no hearing tomorrow I believe. Have the vote of the Committee. Schedule a final vote for next Friday. Investigate during the week. Have the results by Thursday.

  386. dblaikie says:

    I see we have some of our trolls who always come out in these moments.

  387. mnw says:

    dbl 396

    Major mistake, imo.

    If there is another investigation and delay, how can they deny one to the NEXT accuser?

    Tomorrow or never, I think.

  388. CG says:

    Whom are you referring to Rev?

  389. mnw says:

    YOU, correee! You are the KING of trolls.

  390. dblaikie says:

    MNW You misunderstand me. Don’t postpone the vote. Hold it Friday. The House is set to vote next week some time. In the interval do an investigation. Doesn’t have to be FBI, the Judiciary Com. has those investigative tools.

  391. CG says:

    I actually consider myself the Count of Consistency.

  392. dblaikie says:

    Trump press conference is going to be important. At first everyone talked about how wise it was for him to hold back. I disagree. Trump is the one guy who knows how to go on offense and how to rally the base.

  393. CG says:

    The base is already with Kavanaugh. They don’t need to rally it now. Trump should be quiet and avoid making things worse.

    If anything, he can “gloat” after the vote, if the base wants to hear that.

  394. Proud Obamacon says:

    Yes I agree. RALLY THE BASE. ANGRY OLD WHITE MEN UNITE!

    Push the good judge through. I promise that i will be demoralized and definitely won’t vote if you push him through. I promise the same for millions of Liberals like me!

    #LOL

  395. Redmen4ever says:

    On a second reading, the accuser says “Brett” on the tenth line, underneath some scribble. It’s not easy to read. She then says “Mark” seven lines down. These are the “two boys [that] were in the room” scribbled above Brett’s name.

    In real time, the police could have follow-up a report as sketchy as this one is, and make some kind of determination. Sometimes, all you wind up with is a warning; but, I have known victims who felt at least the police pursued the matter. Not this victim. She didn’t go to the police. And, here we are decades later trying to make heads or tails of it.

    Anyway, because she accused Brett (K.) by name in her little essay on what she did last summer, she will show up tomorrow for the hearing.

    The chairman is right, if necessary (according to the members of the Republican Caucus, including specifically, our weakest links), there will be another hearing. I suspect the interrogator for the majority will ask if she is willing to go through another lie detector, this one by the FBI; if she is willing to turn her therapist notes over to the FBI; and, if she is willing to return to the scene of crime as can best be determined by her sketchy description of the house and its location.

  396. Tina says:

    ickson
    @EWErickson
    59m
    I’m really wondering if that Avenatti affidavit was actually supposed to be the plot summary of a Stormy Daniels film and it all got confused.
    View details ·

    Eric the Red has been on fire.

  397. DW says:

    “CNN @jaketapper asks Avenatti: Did client Swetnick contact you before or after the Christine Ford allegation came out? Avenatti: ‘It was in the last month.’ But before or after Ford allegation? Avenatti: ‘I don’t know.’”
    https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1045048974019874817

  398. Tina says:

    Amniotic is going to be in a lot of trouble.

    He assisted in false statements to congress.

    One of the R senators should do a referral to Justice.

    That should be done when Redactstein is removed.

    Hopefully, it goes to the Sg

  399. Tina says:

    his claim is absolutely false and absurd. We never hung out with anyone from Gaithersburg High School, there was never any drug use at our parties, and the fact that she is coming out and saying that is such an insult to Brett and to all of us.”

    In addition to this statement in support of Kav, there are 59 other individuals that signed statement of support re the porn lawyers accuser.

  400. Tina says:

    Kimberley Strassel
    @KimStrassel
    Follow
    Republicans need to remember their job at tomorrow’s hearing tomorrow, which is actually quite straightforward: To see whether Ford can provide any credible evidence of a 36-year-old claim. Everything else–teenage beer drinking, protests, tears, prep school culture–is noise.
    1:24 PM – 26 Sep 2018

    The pit bull in this should be Hatch. He did it in the Thomas hearing. No mercy. I do not trust Flakey and Sassehole.

    They should just sit there and not speak.

  401. CG says:

    None of the Republican Senators will be speaking.

    The Democrat Senators are going to be the ones asking Kavanaugh to make a drawing of his genitals, etc.

  402. Proud Obamacon says:

    What a freakshow! Thank you for this solo press conference. Keep talking traitor, the gift that keeps on giving… LOL

  403. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    New Avanetti claim has been debunked by the NY Times.

    None of Ms. Swetnick’s claims could be independently corroborated by The New York Times, and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, declined to make her available for an interview.”https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/us/politics/julie-swetnick-avenatti-kavenaugh.html#click=https://t.co/x3kUrCOMdH …

  404. Tina says:

    Drawing pieces…

    Much like the Michael Jackson interview.

    Will porn lawyah be assisting?

  405. DW says:

    If you are a leftist, and you cannot convince the NYTimes…

  406. Tina says:

    Schumah and the Con Aetists.
    L

  407. Tina says:

    The President is scalping drat media heads now.

    He destroyed the open lawyer in a tweet.

    Tomorrow, the whole sheot show collapses.

  408. Tina says:

    Bill Mitchell
    @mitchellvii
    Follow
    I’ve gotta wonder what @MichaelAvenatti is thinking. He is representing a woman who claims to have been witness to numerous gang rapes over several years and posts a smiling picture that looks like it came from her Match.com profile? pic.twitter.com/BhreAhLFHf

  409. Proud Obamacon says:

    Wow time for the babysitters to grab the Orange Moron off the stage. Claiming that he has saved millions and millions of lives. LOL thank you Dear Leader .. We are not worthy!! You are Greatness!!

    #RESIST #EMBARRASSMENT

  410. Tom says:

    It is my fervent hope that the Republicans grow a collective pair and confirm Judge Kavenaugh. I then hope that the good Judge files defamation lawsuits against all of the accusers, their attorneys and Diane Feinstein. Time to get back to the rule of law.

  411. Proud Obamacon says:

    Agreed Tom.. Let’s Do This!

  412. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Here is Dr. Ford’s opening statement for tomorrow:

    https://www.scribd.com/document/389536991/Ford-Testimony-2018-09-26#fullscreen&from_embed

    On cursory review, it appears to be the same old, same old!

  413. Proud Obamacon says:

    “PO GFY”

    Great post Tom! Did you work hard on it, sport? LOL

  414. mnw says:

    Trump presser:

    If I were an Iranian leader, my blood would run cold when I heard Trump say, “Iran is a very…very…special place”!

  415. CG says:

    The key question I come away with from her statement is who is the boy she claimed she knew that introduced her to Kavanaugh? Why isn’t he named? Why hasn’t he been heard from? How can her lawyer not realize that not identifying this person is an issue?

    It is of paramount importance to even establish that they might have possibly known or been around each other at the time, and this seemingly unnamed person would be quite important to hear from..

  416. Mr.Vito says:

    https://twitter.com/fioladc/status/1045002522954485760

    Nice statement from the restaurant owner where Cruz was harrassed.

  417. Mr.Vito says:

    *harassed

  418. John says:

    The Hill is reporting that over 60 friends and classmates of Brett Kavanaugh during this time has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying this never happened, was absurd and a lie AND nobody ever heard of Julie Swetnick.
    Ouch.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408615-over-60-high-school-contemporaries-of-kavanaugh-rebut-new-allegations

  419. Tina says:

    I bet senators corker and flakey hope the Iranian regime does not topple.

    $$$$

  420. Tina says:

    The accusers are battling fr most fraudulent claim.

  421. Tina says:

    Kasich comes out against Kavanaugh.

    He wants an “extended hold”

    I am sorry I ever supported this pos.

    I also learned that he is for the Mad Mullah Deal.

  422. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    CG
    Agreed and two other points:
    1) She is back to six participants which contradicts her Shrink’s notes and her letter to Feinstein.
    2) She claims that it was quite common to attend summer parties on a whim. We can probably ascertain whose house this particular party was in by each of the six participants’ residences from the golf club.

  423. Proud Obamacon says:

    Over 35 female friends and classmates of Brett Kavanaugh confirm that he never exposed himself to them.

    RAM HIM THROUGH BOYS!

  424. Tina says:

    GEOTUS in the press conference: “George Washington would get voted down by 100% of the other side, so it doesn’t matter”

  425. Tina says:

    Trump.

    Not firing .redactstein. I want him to finish.

  426. mnw says:

    It’s a Rorschach test:

    Trump presser is like everything else he’s ever said or done in that respect.

    Somebody at another cite said he rambles & gets off topic so much because his life experience is that when he talks, everyone else waits until he’s finished. I agree with that.

  427. mnw says:

    439 sb “site”

  428. jason says:

    Hey, Proud ObamaCON, how is the socialist paradise of Venezuela doing.

    Will you be going down there to help Maduro save the revolution?

  429. Wes says:

    It really pisses me off the socialist head of a third-world country has the name of the style of cigar I like most.

  430. Proud Obamacon says:

    Jason with his usual post about Venezuela.
    Rinse, lather, repeat, sport!

  431. Waingro says:

    Ugh.

    andrew kaczynski
    ?
    ?Verified account @KFILE

    NEWS: Susan Collins said given the weight of the new allegations, it made sense to subpoena Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge — an alleged witness to the incidents — and bring him in for testimony. reports ?@Phil_Mattingly?

  432. Tina says:

    Yeah, and the Maine Chicklet will not subpoena the therapist.

    He provided a written statement,

  433. Phil says:

    444

    “the weight of the new allegations”

    WEIGHT? What WEIGHT? The client of the porn lawyer who says she attended rape parties over and over and over and over…. has “weight”?

    Unbelievable.

    We have indeed entered lonnyland.

  434. Wes says:

    Is Merkley still trying to get an injunction blocking the Senate from voting?

  435. Paul says:

    Ram him through!! Ram him through!! They should make shirts with that on it.

  436. Paul says:

    Or…. Bring Mark Judge in. Then RAM KAV THROUGH!!
    LOL.

  437. walt says:

    One of my friends (actually a former student) who helped me do door-to-door campaign literature drops was diagnosed with male breast cancer and had had treatment.

    His picture and statement will appear on a giant billboard in New york City on 42nd St. soon for a cancer awareness campaign!

    ‘On October 12, 2018 for a total of six (6) hours broken down from 7 am-9 am, 12 pm to 2 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. The location of the billboard is on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues on the West Face of 3 Times Square, New York, NY.”
    #############################################
    NCY Mike,

    Tell me if you see my friend Kirby’s picture on the big billboard there in the big Apple on Oct. 12

  438. Proud Obamacon says:

    LOL Mark Judge is not being subpoenaed. The only eye witness to what happened, why bring him in? Oh yeah, so he can tell us all what really happened. Why wouldn’t we want to hear that? Oh.. i see why.. LOL Yall should probably just ram him through tonight. Do it.

    #worst.admin.eVAHH

  439. Proud Obamacon says:

    #RAM.HIM.THROUGH

  440. Wes says:

    Paul the libeler and Proud Obamacon seem incapable of realizing Senate Republicans have been incredibly accommodating toward Kavanaugh’s accusers. The Left is determined not only to defeat Kavanaugh but to destroy him. They haven’t succeeded but won’t stop until McConnell forces a vote.

  441. Phil says:

    Why bring him in? Why not just bring in her other three witnesses? Oh, I know, because they have aid they don’t know what the hell she’s talking about.

  442. Wes says:

    This only ensures the next Dem President facing a GOP Senate will get no judges confirmed. The Left has opened Pandora’s box on this one, and Senate Republicans will not forget.

  443. Waingro says:

    Oh FFS. An anonymous complaint!

    “Senate probing new allegation of misconduct against Kavanaugh
    Supreme Court Nominee has been asked privately about an accusation of physical assault, sources tell NBC News. ”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/senate-probing-new-allegation-misconduct-against-kavanaugh-n913581

  444. Wes says:

    Hey, I know. This guy’s been on the federal bench for years. Now that someone has started the ball rolling on unfounded allegations against him, let me jump on the bandwagon.

    It will never stop despite the numerous failures thus far to actually implicate him in anything.

  445. Wes says:

    The Left will not stop until Kavanaugh is Darth Vader and Hannibal Lecter combined.

  446. Waingro says:

    Wes, you think Kavanaugh is done?

  447. Tina says:

    dillo
    @johncardillo
    54m
    .@MichaelAvenatti’s client roster now consists of a woman who has sex on camera for money, and a woman who kept returning to high school gang rape parties while in college. I can see why Democrats hold him in such high regard.
    View details ·

  448. mnw says:

    452 Wes

    That was pretty good!

    I noticed there was some “homage to Dali” in it.

  449. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #458
    Anonymous call to Senator Cory Gardner’s office. That is all! A big nothingburger.

  450. Proud Obamacon says:

    How’s this.. don’t sexually assault someone and you won’t have anything to worry about. If you do sexually assault someone, expect to be called out. Not rocket science here, boys.

    RAM HIM THROUGH

  451. Wes says:

    How about this, PO? Make a credible accusation rather than halfassing one right after a Supreme Court nomination, and maybe people will believe you.

  452. Wes says:

    I don’t think so, Wain. I think the Left is grossly overplaying its hand on this. None of this is credible. The train rape allegation just underscores how ludicrous it all is.

  453. Wes says:

    That Merkley had to ask the DC Court of Appeals to make an injunction barring the Senate from voting tells me the Left realizes this has gone past believability.

  454. Wes says:

    Of course the DC Court of Appeals can’t make the Senate do anything. Merkley seems not to have read Article One of the Constitution, which grants the Senate the sole power of advice and consent along with the ability to make its own rules. The courts have no constitutional authority in this matter.

  455. Robbie says:

    So now there’s a fourth allegation. This one was made anonymously to Cory Gardner’s office and claims Kavanaugh shoved a woman while drunk.

    Again, this is why I said it was a bad idea to give the first accuser a hearing and it was certainly a mistake to bend over backwards and continue to let deadlines pass. It opened the door for a whole slew of crazies to come forward with their BS.

  456. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    September 26, 2018 at 2:22 pm
    Good for Lindsey Graham. Finally, a Republican with a backbone.
    They are few and far between these days.

    – He’ll go soft again as soon as he’s won his 2020 primary.

  457. mnw says:

    …GFY, Vichey.

  458. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 26, 2018 at 2:38 pm
    Robbie to assembled masses: “What is being done to Kavanaugh is a disgrace…”
    Robbie to Kavanaugh, privately: “These accusations are very serious……YOU’RE FIRED!”

    – Hey, doofus. Tell me where I have called for Kavanaugh to quit. I haven’t. I’ve said I suspect he’ll eventually be forced to withdraw. That’s not what I want.

  459. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 26, 2018 at 3:21 pm
    Where is George W. Bush?
    And has he called up his bestie, Michelle Obama, to ask her to speak up for Brett Kavanaugh?

    – I’ve seen him put out two statements in support of Kavanaugh, doofus. One last week.

    How does Senator Richard Mourdock plan to vote?

  460. Phil says:

    Well, finally something I can agree with Robbie on. On the other hand you had Elmer Phud running the judiciary committee that contained the likes of Flake so the odds were stacked against ANY conservative nominated by Trump.

    He’ll nominate a woman next to get away from the Me To BS but The left will find something else on her – income tax evasion, extortion…..shop lifting, jay walking.

  461. Wes says:

    Mourdock is too busy telling women God intends them to have rape babies, Robbie.

  462. Robbie says:

    mnw says:
    September 26, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    …GFY, Vichey.

    – You first you worthless Trump ball licker.

  463. Phil says:

    At least we still have Senator Akin as a solid yes vote.

  464. Robbie says:

    Kavanaugh is walking into bad situation tomorrow. When the accuser speaks, the Democrats will treat her with kid gloves and the Republican questioner will treat her respectfully.

    When Kavanaugh speaks, the Democrats will yell at him, rage at him, and call him names (probably a rapist). Their goal will be to provoke a viral response that makes him look bad. If he stays calm, people will say his looks passionless.

  465. Wes says:

    Don’t forget Senator O’Donnell, Phil.

  466. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    September 26, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    At least we still have Senator Akin as a solid yes vote.

    – Senator COD plans to vote yes. So does Senator Angle.

  467. Tina says:

    Jebot loon went nuts.

    Triggered.

  468. Wes says:

    Senator Day also plans to vote for Kavanaugh.

  469. Phil says:

    What about Senator Moore. Is he still a yes.

  470. Tina says:

    Byron York
    @ByronYork
    3h
    Avenatti told CNN ‘My client did not have all of the details about what was going on in those back rooms at each party she went to.’ In declaration, Swetnick says she saw the gang-rape line at ‘many’ parties. pic.twitter.com/hPIu7rMqaU
    View photo ·

    MORE PORN LAWYAH.

  471. Wes says:

    Has Senator Moore weighed in on this yet?

  472. Tina says:

    Porn lawyah throws client under the bus.

    One of the 2 provided a false statement to .congress.

    Please make a criminal referral to Justice.

    I am sure they can find time since they are no longer tapping Trump Tower.

  473. Proud Obamacon says:

    How about this Wes? Subpoena Mark Judge, the only eyewitness. And let’s have the only eyewitness testify. No more he said / she said, there actually is a witness. Why not subpoena him Wes? Why not, sport?

  474. Proud Obamacon says:

    Why is Mark Judge hiding out? And who’s hiding him is that real question … hmmmmm.

  475. Wes says:

    What’s stopping the committee Dems from requesting a subpoena, P.O.? They serve on the committee too.

  476. Wes says:

    Why are all committee Dems from Feinstein on down not requesting a subpoena of Judge? Could they possibly not like what he will say?

  477. Wes says:

    I’m sure Flake at least would support them on a subpoena request.

  478. Robbie says:

    Emily Zanotti
    @emzanotti

    An anonymous letter quotes anonymous sources regarding an assault on an anonymous woman who will not come forward.

    Are we just making this up now?

  479. Mr.Vito says:

    This latest Kavanaugh denial is insane.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_XLOBDo_Y

  480. Hugh says:

    489. There are no eye witnesses say the four eye witnesses she identified.

  481. Paul says:

    For those saying, Julie Swetnick was in college when this happened and wouldn’t be attending these parties.

    She was attending Montgomery College, a community college in that town and living at home (I assume) through 1982. And these were high school parties with the cool rich kids. She may have been trying to be a part of a richer social class. And, she may have also been a bit nutty too. I don’t know. Doesn’t in itself mean that this didn’t happen.

  482. Wes says:

    Robbie says:
    September 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Emily Zanotti
    @emzanotti

    An anonymous letter quotes anonymous sources regarding an assault on an anonymous woman who will not come forward.

    Are we just making this up now?

    What was your first clue, Robbie?

  483. Tina says:

    STEALTH JEFF retweeted
    Undercover Huber Undercover Huber
    @JohnWHuber
    2h
    “4 boys” (typed letter to Feinstein) “4 boys in the room” (therapist) “3 boys & a girl” (WaPo) “4 boys & a couple of girls” (letter) Still no day/week/month Still no location Left friend with attempted rapist No clue how got there or back Told no-one for decades #credible
    V

  484. Tina says:

    Anonymous letter

    Anonymous sources

    Like the Dossier

  485. Tgca says:

    Cinco cientos Bebe!

  486. Wes says:

    What the Left intends for Kavanaugh:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzvFNLAnYNw

  487. Proud Obamacon says:

    Wes, you do know that the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee don’t have subpoena power, right?

  488. Wes says:

    That’s quinientos, Tg.

  489. Wes says:

    The whole committee has subpoena power, P.O. They can ask the majority to side with them on a subpoena . Why don’t they?

    Hhhhhhmmmmmmm?

  490. Wes says:

    It’s simple enough. Feinstein and the other Dems on the committee can call a press conference announcing an intention to request the Judiciary Committee subpeona. Judge. No one stopping them.

  491. Tina says:

    Accuser one has a problem

    She claims that her memory was triggered when Trump won.

    Mentioned Kavanaugh as a sc pick, but was “relieved” when Gorsuch was nominated.

    Her problem (among several problems) is that Kavanaugh was not put on any trump list until late 2017.

  492. Wes says:

    P.O. is off to scour his e-mail for the DNC talking points telling him why committee Dems aren’t asking for a subpoena of Judge.

  493. Tgca says:

    What cracks me up about Ford is she can’t remember the year, the place, the number of people there either in the room or not, the number of guys or gals, but she remembers she had only just one beer and was not drunk.

    Notice the one thing she supposedly remembers that pales in comparison to other significant things is an insignificant fact about having only one beer. This is just not credible. If I were physically assaulted in a manner that it impacted the rest of my life, I think I would remember some more key facts other than I can attest I only had one beer.

    If she remembers that it was only one beer, then she should remember drinking it, right? Was it from a glass, cup, bottle, can?

  494. Tina says:

    Undercover Huber
    @JohnWHuber
    1m
    Why does every accuser keep using the word “inebriated”? ?
    View details ·

    Hmm?

  495. Tgca says:

    503

    Either way is correct Wes. We ghetto Ricans don’t speak as grammatically correct as our friends from Spain or many South American nations.

  496. Tgca says:

    506 Tina

    Agreed. Drudge link has a good article on a number of her inconsistencies.

    https://nypost.com/2018/09/25/eight-big-problems-for-christine-blasey-fords-story/

  497. GF says:

    501- Wes, at this point, the Dems probably have worked themselves up to where nothing short of liquidating Judge Kavanaugh will suffice once they announce their predetermined verdict. To rub it in, they’ll execute him in the basement of their intended Lubyanka i.e. the Supreme Court.

    Of course, Brett won’t be shouting “Long Live Comrade Feinstein” as the trigger is pulled.

  498. Proud Obamacon says:

    Well sport, there are 10 Democrats on the committee and 11 ReTHUGs. So do the math Wes! And that’s not even the point, if Mark Judge was going to exonerate the good judge, wouldn’t the ReTHUGs subpoena him instead of hiding him away?? Right?? LOL

  499. Wes says:

    So you can’t answer my question, P.O. Good to know.

  500. lisab says:

    i think the dems have finally gone too far

    this latest accuser has even my sister on kavanaugh’s side

    and she was a hard core hillary voter

    i think they have lost the middle

  501. Proud Obamacon says:

    There are only 10 Democrats, hence no subpoena power. I know math is challenging to some but come on, this is 3rd grade.

  502. Proud Obamacon says:

    Let’s break it down for Wes

    11 ReTHUGs
    10 Democrats

    You need 11 votes for a majority. The Democrats votes only total 10. Hence, one vote short of a subpoena. Any questions?

  503. Robbie says:

    All Flake has to do is join the 10 Democrats and Judge gets called before the committee.

  504. Paul says:

    Now number 5.

    1. Dr. Blasey-Ford
    2. Deborah Ramirez
    3. Avenatti client, Julie Swetnick
    4. Anonymous woman claiming Kavanaugh physically assaulted her at bar
    5. Anonymous woman claiming Kavanaugh assaulted her on boat off RI

  505. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Trump said it best about the Democrats: “They know it’s a big fat con job.”

    They need to vote on Friday. End of story. The Senate Republicans are looking foolish by their indecisiveness.

  506. Proud Obamacon says:

    Well Flake is not joining. He’s all talk. When it comes time to vote, he votes ReTHUG every single time. This time will be no different. RAM HIM THROUGH BOYS!

  507. BayernFan says:

    Wat are the chances that Rachel Mitchell goes metoo and becomes a left wing heroine?

  508. Proud Obamacon says:

    Wes left to gather his ReTHUG talking points because his BS has been exposed.

  509. Robbie says:

    Hey, Paul

    Have you read up about the RI rape claim? I doubt it. The person who made the claim has recanted on Twitter.

    He also tweeted that Trump murdered a woman and asked the Pentagon to save us from the parasite in the White House.

  510. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Resembles the Salem witch trials. When things get hysterical, all the crazies join in. When the dust settles, the Democrats will look stupid. Frankly I believe this will help the Republicans, particularly in red states with close senate contests.

    There has not been one solid piece of evidence, or a credible witness.

  511. Robbie says:

    This is the person Paul and CNN are banking on about the claim Kavanaugh raped a woman in RI. Good call, moron.

    Jeffrey Catalan
    @JeffreyCatala16

    Senator should look at missing person report filed by Brighton beach address for a tall, thin blonde with a very Russian name fall 1983 I have a good idea where she is and know who’s responsible. A NY tower builder.

  512. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    A new allegation A Martian claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh. The Martian had parked a space ship outside a restaurant in 1998 and Kavanaugh came out and made the attack. Since all Martians are sincere, the story must be true.

  513. Tina says:

    We knew the Drats would mention Muh Russian.

    Knew it.

  514. Robbie says:

    Again, all of this is why Grassley never should have given the first accuser a hearing. It opened the door for the crazies to come out of the woodwork.

  515. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    526. “Senator should look at missing person report filed by Brighton beach address for a tall, thin blonde with a very Russian name fall 1983 I have a good idea where she is and know who’s responsible. A NY tower builder.”

    This sounds about as credible as the other witnesses, what’s not to believe?

  516. Tina says:

    Elana Schor
    @eschor
    50m
    Senior Senate Dem aide tells me there’s a concern the GOP is “now releasing anonymous allegations in an effort to make all allegations look frivolous. We’re focusing on the ones that have names attached.” twitter.com/jeneps/status/…
    View details ·

    Tough beotches.

  517. Proud Obamacon says:

    “There has not been one solid piece of evidence, or a credible witness.”

    Ah there’s the talking point. Nice job! Now the facts, there actually is a witness and his name is Mark Judge. Why won’t the Judiciary Committee subpoena him? So perplexing … LOL

  518. mnw says:

    ….GFY, Vicheytrolly.

  519. Tina says:

    REX
    @_ImperatorRex_
    30m
    OK I’m allowed to say this: #1 – emails exist where #BlaseyFord is freaking out and admits the story is nonsense/BS to ‘well known names’ #2 – ‘there’s a Gorsuch letter’ AND #3 – ‘there is MORE’. Make of that what you will. Thursday will be LIT ? twitter.com/_ImperatorRex_…
    View details ·

    Hmm emails, interesting if true.

  520. Robbie says:

    Who ya gonna call? Mark Judge!

  521. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Again, all of this is why Grassley never should have given the first accuser a hearing. It opened the door for the crazies to come out of the woodwork.”

    Robbie on this one am gong to confess your are probably right. But I don’t think McConnell would have had the votes for approval without the circus witch trial.

  522. Redmen4ever says:

    In tomorrow’s opening statement, the accuser implies she shared the name with her therapist prior to 2018, but only share the name outside of therapy (with her husband) in 2018. My understanding is that the therapist notes of 2012 do not mention the name.

    The accuser also implies that Brett was a regular at the country club. Was he? This is easy enough to check. It doesn’t line with with what I’ve heard of his social calendar.

    As it is, there is no corroboration, versus four eye-witnesses named by her at various times (but only two named in tomorrow testimony), each of whom contradict her story. And there may be yet other contradictions (I mention one already discussed [one involving the therapist notes and a possible new one, whether Brett was a regular at the country).

    Plus there is the long delay in reporting the matter, the lack of specific of time and place which make it difficult for any accused to present an alibi.

    The standard for recovered memory cases should be whether the recover memory is validated by facts that could not have been known by the accuser unless the recovered memory is real. Not, can the accused prove he is innocent.

  523. Robbie says:

    I looked at the account listed in 534. It has all the marks of a propaganda account run by a troll farm.

  524. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 26, 2018 at 8:35 pm
    “Again, all of this is why Grassley never should have given the first accuser a hearing. It opened the door for the crazies to come out of the woodwork.”

    Robbie on this one am gong to confess your are probably right. But I don’t think McConnell would have had the votes for approval without the circus witch trial.

    – They should have demanded a closed interview or nothing. They also could have said no deal when she failed to agree at the various deadlines.

    They bent over backwards to accommodate a person who could well scuttle this nomination.

  525. Tgca says:

    I’ve been going to therapy to try and figure out why I’m such an obnoxious D*CK. The therapist thinks it’s some sort of defense mechanism related to deep buried memories but I disagree and told him to GFY. He suggested regression therapy. Since I’m so accommodating, I thought I’d humor the PR*CK and gave it a try.

    OMG! I just remembered. DiFi grabbed my ass in a social event once. I can’t remember where it was or what year but I know it was her because she did not live far from me in San Francisco, and I was quite a hottie when I lived in San Francisco.

    I feel so dirty now. That B*TCH! Who do I write a letter to in order to get some justice. That HAG needs to resign now.

  526. dblaikie says:

    This is one for all the trolls. Turn out the third accuser ex-boyfriend filed a restraining order on her. Hear this all of you trolls. YOU ARE RIGHT PUSH HIM THROUGH!! Today will go down as one of the worst days in the history of the Democratic Party. Here is the link: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/26/ex-boyfriend-filed-restraining-order-against-kavanaugh-accuser-845348

  527. mnw says:

    VICHEY! VICHEY!

    See 533 supra.

    Tina

    Who is RexImperator?

  528. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    534. If that is true, expect Ford to be a no show tomorrow. She will have a lame excuse, and will request the hearing be continued. The Democrats will argue that will all the new evidence the testimony must be continued. Also it it was true, would assume the Republican senators on the committee already know about it.

  529. Phil says:

    They absolutely shouldn’t have bent over backwards on the deadlines. Unfortunately, Trump hater Flake had a gun at their head.

  530. mnw says:

    538

    VICHEY finds a “troll farm”? He oughta know one when he sees it!

  531. Proud Obamacon says:

    Oh no.. RexImperator ? ? ? It must be true LOL

  532. Tgca says:

    543

    Mark my words. Her attorney will claim she has a yeast infection and can’t make the hearing, and the GOP male committed members will cave and extend her time. Just you wait.

  533. Proud Obamacon says:

    What happened to Wes? Maybe he’s getting over his humiliation by fantasizing about a Devil’s Triangle with the Wholesome Judge and his porn star of choice.

  534. Tgca says:

    Not that there’s anything wrong with having a yeast infection. It’s quite common. Once I gave up bread, no more yeast infections. Simple!

  535. Skippy says:

    Democrats have destroyed themselves.

  536. Proud Obamacon says:

    Well I’m not gonna wait around for Wes. Sorry to have to smack him down, but facts and math are stubborn things. You may resume to your alternate world where Warren Harding was the greatest president and the Red Wave is imminent LOL. Thanks for the laughs.. ta ta 4 now

  537. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    540. “I just remembered. DiFi grabbed my ass in a social event once.”

    Oh, Tgca, you just jogged my memory as well. Now it is coming back clearly. I was at a political event in San Francisco sometime around 1990, can’t remember where, and she pawed me as well — very suggestive. Afterwards a friend warned me to beware, she likes Southern California surfer boys.

  538. mnw says:

    Hi, Tg

    Hope all is well in Brotherly Loveville?

    Steve Hayward at Powerline blog suggests that today we got just what the Kavanaugh matter needed: More Cowbell!

  539. Tgca says:

    “She likes southern CA surfer boys?”

    So do I! What’s your number?

  540. Tgca says:

    OMG!

    Newsmax is reporting a 5th accusation. This one called in by anonymous to Dem Senator.

    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/brett-kavanaugh-nbc-senate-judiciary-fourth-allegation/2018/09/26/id/883624/

  541. Tgca says:

    Yo MNW

    All is fine in my neck of the woods. I’m hobbling around just fine. The weather is starting to cool a bit. In the 60s and 70s though it was in low 80s today. I’ll soon be missing my FL sunshine and warmth once the cold bitterness sets in.

  542. Paul says:

    I don’t see how they get a vote done without calling in Mark Judge. Everyone appears to be asking for him to be questioned.

  543. Tgca says:

    The closeted Senator from South Carolina has a point.

    “What’s the FBI going to investigate? You can’t tell — can’t tell the FBI the month it happened. You can’t tell the FBI where it happened. What are they supposed to do? Go talk to everybody in Maryland in 1982?”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/09/25/graham_dr_ford_being_abused_by_democrats_a_victim_of_this_as_much_as_kavanaugh.html

  544. mnw says:

    Glad to hear that, Tg.

    I suspect behind closed doors & among themselves, the DEM bigshots are laughing their adz off at how far they’ve gotten with this– beyond anything they ever imagined.

    Btw, it looks to me as if the left is just as furious as the right tonight. They are ABSOLUTELY COMMITTED to this drizzly bullish*t.

  545. Tgca says:

    So Bill Cosby spent his 1st of anywhere from 1,095 to 3,650 days in jail today. If he serves the full sentence, he’ll be released when he’s 91. Damn!

    I’m guessing after 50 years of living in luxury, this has got to be hell for him…and deservedly so.

  546. Bitterlaw says:

    Cosby should serve every day even if his dead body has to spend a few years in a cell.

  547. Tgca says:

    I betcha Cosby will become some jail elder Don admired and respected by his peer jailmates.

  548. Tgca says:

    I betcha Cosby’s wife is like “party time” too. 1st thing up…shopping on Rodeo Drive.

  549. mnw says:

    I take comfort in the fact that the woman prosecutor we’ll be seeing tomorrow has 26 years of on-the-job, hands-on experience. Sounds like the real deal to me.

    Rubber? Meet road.

  550. Ron N says:

    Regardless what happen need a up or down vote!!!

  551. Tgca says:

    This site is sooooo dead tonight. Catch you guys later. I’ll be over on Grindr if anyone wants to discuss ABORTION.

  552. Paul says:

    I know I’m a bit dense. (you all can certainly attest to that)

    However, I’m now reading Kavanaugh’s calendar. How exactly that supposed to help him? It lists all sorts of parties, hanging out with Judge and a guy named PJ.

    So, someone care to explain slowly to me why this is good for him and bad for Ford?

  553. Bitterlaw says:

    I hope Tgca is having a great time in Philadelphia.

  554. Robbie says:

    Has Paul read that the nutjob who claimed Kavanaugh and Judge raped one his friends has apologized for making the outlandish claim?

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/26/rhode-island-kavanaugh-made-a-mistake/

  555. Tgca says:

    568 Bitter

    No! No one wants to discuss ABORTION. That’s why I hate going to gay bars.

  556. Robbie says:

    Interesting fact about Mark Judge. He knows who was on the grassy knoll and he also knows what happened to the 18 minutes Rosemary Wood deleted from Nixon’s taping system.

  557. Paul says:

    Okay, Robbie.
    I agree the two latest anonymous allegations are likely just crap. Swetnick might fall into the same. She has put her name out their with a sworn affidavit. Should be at least investigated.

  558. Tgca says:

    569

    How does someone make a mistake by claiming someone assaulted their friend? Sounds more like a lie than a mistake. The only mistake here seems to be his sorry @ss for now being identified publicly for millions to see. Stoopid @ss idiot did not think he would get caught in a lie.

  559. Tina says:

    Mnw, no clue, Twitter person. Has a large following.

    He came up on my right wing feed.

    Sorry, for the late response, but it was bingo night.

  560. Robbie says:

    Tgca says:
    September 26, 2018 at 10:32 pm
    569

    How does someone make a mistake by claiming someone assaulted their friend? Sounds more like a lie than a mistake. The only mistake here seems to be his sorry @ss for now being identified publicly for millions to see. Stoopid @ss idiot did not think he would get caught in a lie.

    – The person who made the accusation seems to be deranged. He also tweeted asking the Pentagon to remove the parasite from the White House.

  561. Tina says:

    Maybe, the Nsa has her emails.

    What goes around, comes around.

  562. jason says:

    Why is Mark Judge hiding out?”

    I see our drive by Marxist turd is making sh-t up.

    Mark Judge is not hiding out.

    He already stated there was no party, no assault and in any case it doesn’t fit what he knows about Kavanaugh.

    Game, set, match.

  563. Tina says:

    What are Amniotics rates?

    I heard Broom Schyster, the attorney for “accuser 1” charges $1,200

    Gp is reporting that porn lawyers accuser owes $100000 in past due state taxes?

  564. Tgca says:

    OMG! This is too much. They gave Cosby Jell-o for lunch! Really?

    Cosby’s first prison meal at SCI Phoenix was baked meatballs and rice, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, Durand said. Lunch on Thursday includes a half-cup of Jell-O, the dessert Cosby once hawked in TV ads; Saturday’s menu has chocolate pudding.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/25/us/cosby-prison-sci-phoenix/index.html

  565. Tina says:

    Mark Judge also signed an affidaviit.

  566. mnw says:

    Tina 574

    Thx. I couldn’t find anything on the ‘Net, except his tweets.

  567. Tina says:

    Did Amniotic actually show proof that porn lawyers accuser actually has security clearance, despite owing $100000 in taxes?

    Amniotic is really givi lawyers a bad reputation.

  568. Tgca says:

    Maybe Cosby can do a Jell-o commercial from prison.

    Mmmm
    Yummm.
    I’ll k*ll you moth…

  569. Bitterlaw says:

    I am watching a show about a guy who kills himself. Apparently this will make his friends and family have better lives. A lot of flashbacks on his life lessons.

    Ummm. Why would somebody take life lessons from somebody sucked at like to the point that he killed himself?

  570. Tina says:

    More: Judiciary Committee sent letter today to Ford’s attnys requesting 1) audio/visual recordings taken during Fords’s polygraph; and 2) charts/data used in drawing polygraph conclusions. Ford’s attnys just now refused to supply, saying such material not “important.” Really?

    — Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 27, 2018

    Christine Ford’s lawyers only released photos from the the lie detector test.

  571. Tina says:

    s retweeted
    Stephen Miller Stephen Miller
    @redsteeze
    56m
    CNN published a story about the boat accusation at 9:00pm. They tweeted it out at 9:00pm. The story has no mention of the accuser recanting on twitter, which was tweeted at 7:50 pm, over a full hour before publishing amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/09/26… pic.twitter.com/ua98cJW8gn
    View photo ·

    Not surprising from that “network.”

  572. Tina says:

    @burgessev
    Follow
    Judiciary is also talking to someone who thinks he forced himself on Dr. Ford not Judge Kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/NJGRyMiW47

  573. Tina says:

    View conversation ·
    Elana Schor Elana Schor
    @eschor
    15m
    Replying to @eschor
    Senate Judiciary Rs release a Kavanaugh investigative summary that includes: -an anonymous claim of rape fwded by Harris’ office -two intvus & a written statement from a man “who believes he, not” Kav, assaulted Ford in 1982 -phone intvu w/a 2nd man who believes same as above
    View conversation ·

  574. Tina says:

    18m
    Whoa. Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans say they have spoken to two men who think they, not Kavanaugh, had the 1982 encounter that formed the basis for her sexual abuse claim. (These tables are from a timeline the committee majority published 15 minutes ago.) pic.twitter.com/tjz3CSQUUL
    View photo ·

    ***Speculation, that Whelan, may have found the person.

  575. jason says:

    Saw a woman on Fox who was Kavanaugh’s best friend in HS, or one of his best friend’s, mentioned many times on his calendar.

    She says the whole Ford story is a huge crock.

  576. Tgca says:

    Striking out on Grindr tonight.

    One guy messaged me:
    “Hey. What’s up?”

    I responded:
    “Hi. Not much. Reading. You?”

    He then sent xxx pic and stated “Send me your naughty pics.”

    I responded “here goes” and sent him ABORTED fetus pic.

    He blocked me. WTF! How rude!!!

  577. Tina says:

    Looks like the investigators found a man who may have done this to Ford at the house.

    Wheeler could be right.

    But most importantly, it looks like Fords case has been shredded.

  578. mnw says:

    Tg

    Good prank.

  579. Tina says:

    1h
    Alan Dershowitz: Michael Avenatti declaration “is an embarrassment to the law” pic.twitter.com/Imue6B7nB9

  580. Paul says:

    So there are two other men who separately want to confess to an attempted rape?

  581. Tgca says:

    Why would a guy want to admit to attempted rape and assault that they think someone else committed? Some people will do anything for their 15 minutes of fame.

    Can we say STOOPID!!!

    Reminds me of the story of the bank robber who holds up a bank. He gives note to teller demanding money. The note is written on the back of his deposit slip.

  582. jason says:

    They are not necessarily admitting to attempted rape.

    They could say “it was me in the room but I didn’t try to rape her”.

    Plus they were juveniles at the time.

  583. jason says:

    LOL

    When asked if the allegation of a restraining order were true, Avenatti said: ‘I don’t know one way or another,’ adding he would research it further.”

  584. GF says:

    Here you go, DJ! 😉

  585. jason says:

    Plus do you think Ford would press charges against some poor bastard that admits it was him?

    The goal here is to get Kavanaugh.

    If that doesn’t happen, nobody is going get charged with anything.

  586. Tgca says:

    …and juveniles never commit rape.

  587. Tina says:

    Significance is that congressional investigators have interviewed this person twice.

    Maybe something, maybe nothing.

  588. jason says:

    Paul says:
    September 26, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    So there are two other men who separately want to confess to an attempted rape?”

    No. They can say they were the ones she should be accusing but that that she is not being truthful about what happened.

  589. jason says:

    …and juveniles never commit rape.”

    I didn’t say that, GFY.

    I meant juveniles normally get charged as juveniles.

  590. Tgca says:

    605

    Oh yeah Jadon!

    Screw you…you…you… pork eater.

  591. Tgca says:

    Tg rips Jadon a new one.

  592. jason says:

    Tg rips Jadon a new one.”

    Gayest post of the day.

  593. jason says:

    I am watching battle bots.

    Sawblade is kicking Monsoon’s ass.

  594. Tgca says:

    Ok. I’m outa here and off to bed.

    No action here tonight and no one on Grindr wants to discuss ABORTION. Argh!

  595. Paul says:

    Is there a gay chapter of Operation Rescue you can join?

  596. jason says:

    Nice comeback by Monsoon

  597. Paul says:

    I had some friends who were in Operation Rescue in College. They got arrested for removing a pregnant lady from an abortion clinic. If only Kavanaugh had stuck with those type of hijinks.

  598. jason says:

    No action here tonight”

    Let me see if I can rustle up something.

    You can’t vote “against Hillary”

  599. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Reading Paul’s posts is like watching sap drip out of a tree.

  600. Cash Cow TM says:

    Democrat congressional staffers have flocked to the barnyard tonight! All over the cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, geese, pigs, etc….
    ###############################
    They are “questioning” (actually, doing some heavy handed browbeating…) trying to convince one of the barnyard animals that THEY had unwanted “relations” with Kavanaugh 39 years ago….
    ########################
    They are offering a lifetime supply of hay and grain to any critter that can now “remember” any juicy incidents…

  601. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Two men have come forward to tell Senate investigators they, not Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, could have been responsible for the encounter Christine Blasey Ford describes when she says she was sexually assaulted at a high school party 36 years ago.

    The Judiciary Committee Republican staff did not release any details about the men, but said each had been interviewed, and one had provided a written statement.

    Each of the men described “in some detail” their recollection of their encounter with Ms. Blasey Ford, the GOP staff said in a memo late Wednesday, less than 12 hours before Ms. Blasey Ford is slated to testify about her memories of the assault.”

    Have to work tomorrow, so will miss the circus.
    Suspected the Republicans had some new information up their sleeve.

  602. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Democrat congressional staffers have flocked to the barnyard tonight! All over the cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, geese, pigs, etc….”

    Some were spotted at the San Diego Zoo and Sea World as well. At the zoo they were focused on the orangutan cage.

  603. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Such a small world:

    “@rebeccaballhaus
    New: A decade ago, Julie Swetnick made a sexual harassment complaint against her former employer, New York Life Insurance. Representing her was the firm run by Debra Katz, who now reps Christine Blasey Ford. She was ultimately paid a financial settlement”

  604. Redmen4ever says:

    That other men might come forward to say they had some kind of a sexual encounter with the Professor when she was 15 …

    make her sexual activity at age 15 relevant.

    Her statement that she only had “one beer” …

    Makes her drinking at age 15 relevant.

    Also explains why she didn’t report the matter to the police, school authorities, or her parents.

  605. Redmen4ever says:

    two boys and a girl … a wingman or a threesome?

  606. Redmen4ever says:

    USC/LAT panel (pre-weight AND post-straitification weighted):

    Trump JA -18
    Generic Congressional D+14
    Partisan Affiliation D+14

    This is the reality some people choose to live in.

  607. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – If any Republican Senator says she was 15 and drinking so she had to expect she might be attacked the Dems win. Fortunately, nobody should be that stupid to say it.

  608. Wes says:

    Roy Moore or Dick Mourdock would probably say that, Bitter.

  609. Tgca says:

    Anyone up for a quick discussion on ABORTION this AM?

  610. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes – I always tell my daughter to never trust males or females or transgenders. Or dogs. Cats might be ok-

  611. JeffP says:

    BOOM BOOM

    Gallup voter enthusiasm measure: “not great news for the Democrats”

    % of party “certain to vote”
    Democrats 63%
    Republicans 65%

    (Sep 17-23)

    https://news.gallup.com/poll/243173/parties-voters-keyed-midterm-elections.aspx

  612. Tina says:

    Any more “accusers.”

    Any updates from the Cuckateers.

    I see that Frankenstein and Senator Planned Parenthood aka the Ak Sea Porker were seen in a photograph talking.

  613. Tina says:

    .@realDonaldTrump @ChuckGrassley @LindseyGrahamSC – Are you three privileged, white men calling my client Julie a liar? How dare you attack a sexual assault victim. She has risked her life to do the right thing. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Your actions are disgraceful.
    12:14 PM – Sep 26, 2018

    More Amniotic….

  614. Hugh says:

    Well she is either a liar or a horrible person.

  615. DW says:

    no risk for two men to come forward in the Ford case, as the statute of limitation long gone and they were under age anyway.

  616. Wes says:

    Janz once told me John James in MI could win because of his resume and ability to attract black voters (the latter a dubious observation). Stabenow now leads him 56-33 in the latest poll out of the state. We can put any ideas of this race’s competitiveness to bed now.

  617. Tgca says:

    627 Bitter

    Don’t trust dogs?
    Cats ok? Really?

    I don’t trust no p*$$y.

  618. Tgca says:

    If anyone wants to discuss ABORTION, I’ll be back around 7PM.

    Now y’all have a nice day and please do come visit us here at HHR real soon. Thank you very much.

  619. Bitterlaw says:

    Dogs are manipulative food whores. Cats don’t care if you like them. I trust them over dogs.

  620. DW says:

    Watching the first night of Siena’s polling of VA_02. One thing that was striking about the map showing where they are calling and who is answering, is the fact that the most conservative areas of Virginia Beach are being called, but no one is answering the phone. The highest concentration of those answering the survey are in Norfolk and the part of Virginia Beach closest to Norfolk. Even so, after just 112 responses, Taylor trails only by 2 points, which is probably a good sign given the places where the responses are coming from.

  621. mnw says:

    DW

    MD has no SOL for felony sex offenses.

    Obviously that would only apply if this were real life, instead of a fever dream, however.

  622. mnw says:

    629 JeffP

    Exciting news.

    Behold, the wonders of diving into the sewer!

  623. jason says:

    I won’t be watching the hearing. Torn between golf and reruns of Alaska Bush People. I asked Amos Stoltzfuss if he would be watching the hearing, he said the English are crazy.

  624. jason says:

    If any Republican Senator says she was 15 and drinking so she had to expect she might be attacked the Dems win. Fortunately, nobody should be that stupid to say it.”

    Ok fine.

    But if you are 20 and drinking and going to your 10th high school gang rape party before you are raped yourself would it be ok?

  625. jason says:

    Ok to expect to be attacked, not ok to be raped of course.

  626. jason says:

    Amos did say he will be checking to see if some of his heifers are pregnant today, and I could watch if I wanted.

    It might be more interesting than Paul’s posts.

  627. mnw says:

    Wes 628

    Yes, but… I wonder if her earlier radicalism isn’t baked into the cake by now.

    If the cartoon of GIs murdering babies didn’t do it, this won’t.

  628. Hugh says:

    Jason. Alaskan Bush People is good for binge watching

  629. jason says:

    My cat is more manipulative than my dog. She gets a can of wet food once a day in addition to dry food. However, if my wife or I come home after she has already been fed by one of us, she will jump up on the counter and pretend it hasn’t happened yet. This has worked several times.

    My dog is perfectly clear about his intentions. He will steal any food on any surface that he can possible access.

  630. mnw says:

    Pew Poll: “SCOTUS now tops economy and healthcare as top election issue.”

    Uh-oh!

  631. mnw says:

    Read 629 in conjunction with 648.

    The NYSE expects about half the usual volume this morning.

  632. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    From Real Clear Investigations:Ford claims the reason she didn’t tell her parents about almost being “raped” is that she didn’t want to get “in trouble” for drinking at a party.

    “I did not want to tell my parents that I, at age 15, was in a house without any parents present, drinking beer with boys,” she said.

    But classmates said the former cheerleader, who was known as “Chrissy,” was part of the underage drinking tradition that was no secret among Maryland prep schools in the early 1980s, when the drinking age was 18.

    Her own school yearbooks (in which parents took out paid ads) celebrated “boys [and] beer” and pictured beer bottles and beer cans and scenes of boys and girls drinking at parties. One published a photo of Ford and other girls at a Halloween party alongside a caption boasting of “pass[ing] out” after playing “Quarters” and other binge-drinking games. Her father, Ralph Blasey, was president of the local country club.

    Neither her parents nor her two siblings have come out to voice support for Ford, and they did not sign a family letter of support for her and her claims circulated by her husband.

  633. jason says:

    After hitting a high of 63 yesterday, Predictit has the odds of Kavanaugh getting less than 50 votes at 42.

  634. jason says:

    My wife is not “believing the women” and according to her, neither are her friends. Granted, she is still a Republican, but she is pro-choice and not a fan of Trump.

  635. jason says:

    Are you three privileged, white men calling my client Julie a liar?”

    Isn’t she a privileged white woman?

  636. jason says:

    Jason. Alaskan Bush People is good for binge watching”

    Yes, but lots of competition.

    There is Below Zero, Wicked Tuna, Deadliest Catch, Live PD, Alone, Bering Sea Gold, Gold Rush, etc.

  637. dblaikie says:

    Well the last thing that Dems wanted to happen is about to happen. At the end of the day, Dr. Ford testifying is the only hope left to derail this nomination. I believe that they really thought either Kavanaugh would have pulled out, or Trump poll his name, or about 5 GOP changing their vote. Now if she doesn’t testify, there is no hope to defeat this nomination. When this is over the Judge will be put on the Court.

  638. jason says:

    She is not testifying?

  639. BayernFan says:

    So what if Rachel afterward says “I believe her.” ?

  640. phoenixrisen says:

    Grassley savaging Feinstein and the Dems with their conduct and facts

  641. Dylan says:

    Grassley is a little stiff and frankly a bit old. Reading his prepared remarks is stiff.

  642. Bitterlaw says:

    Ford testified? Another one of my correct predictions. It is rare but noteworthy when I am right.

  643. Hugh says:

    Bitter was right and I was wrong. I hope it all goes well this is truly a travesty of justice

  644. jason says:

    Don’t hurt yourself trying to pat yourself on back.

  645. Cash Cow TM says:

    At what time during the hearing do you guess Dr. Ford has a medical emergency and collapses and is rushed from the hearing room?
    ___________________

    The side supporting Dr. Loony Tunes would still believe her and be dead certain Kavanaugh was guilty of all allegations (and more) even if Dr. Ford testified today that she now is unsure whether it was Kavanaugh or Tom, Dick or Harry–or even if she swears she made the whole thing up.

  646. Phil says:

    Is Feinstein ever going to quit talking?

  647. Hugh says:

    If anyone is watching an occasional update would be nice

  648. BayernFan says:

    She looks like she’s gonna puke

  649. Phil says:

    There is no hearing, Hugh. It’s just all one long partisan speech by Feinstein.

  650. Victrc says:

    What an absolute farce. This is the 2018 version of a high tech lynching. America can not be so blind as to see that this is nothing more than a political stunt meant to influence voters in November. It’s one big campaign ad.

  651. Dylan says:

    Yuck. Her smarmy lawyers sitting next to her are gleeful.

  652. janz says:

    #634 Wes, I agree that the MI Senate polling certainly supports your prediction, not mine. I hope those numbers reverse themselves, but will not count on it.

  653. Phil says:

    Did anyone expect her to start crying this early? She’s only five minutes into her statement.

  654. janz says:

    Ah, using Kavanaugh’s first name, liberally, throughout Ford’s testimony, personalizes someone who claims he didn’t even know her.

    Sigh….emotionalism, surpressed tears is such a great ploy to generate empathy.

  655. Hugh says:

    I feel like crying over this farce and I am not even watching

  656. janz says:

    This hearing is so staged!

  657. Phil says:

    This babe has been really coached!

  658. janz says:

    Just put her on mute….

  659. BayernFan says:

    Has K said he doesn’t know her?

  660. Todd McCain says:

    Unfortunately, she is coming off as very credible despite why I believe; No way Collins and Murk are going to vote for Kav in light of this. Hold the vote still though and put the dems feet to the fire.

    CONEY BARRET on Deck.

  661. Hugh says:

    I believe he said he does not know her but he know rameriz

  662. Phil says:

    She’s good. I’ll give her that.

  663. Phil says:

    Actually, she’s more than good. Has played every angle.

  664. janz says:

    She will be going on a cafeine break, after dropping her tearful story onto millions of ears, just so it can sink in before her crafted testimony can be questioned.

  665. BayernFan says:

    Todd don’t panic. I don’t think she’s credible. Neither does my gf, who was a victim herself. K hadn’t testified yet.

    I am worried about what Rachel says afterward.

  666. Victrc says:

    Of course she’s coming off like this. She’s a psychology professor whose been in therapy for 40 years. She’s got this down pat. For me she comes of as anything but genuine. She wants to be this generations Hill.

    She’s lying. You can see it in her body movement and especially her eye movement. This literally makes me ill

  667. BayernFan says:

    Fake tears

  668. janz says:

    No coffee break. This is so bizarre.

  669. BayernFan says:

    Now she’s giggly. About coffee. Mmmmm hmmm

  670. Victrc says:

    So she gets to change what she meant from
    Things she’s written. Are you f ing kidding me. How many versions of the story does she get to write and change

  671. BayernFan says:

    How did she get to Delaware!!?!?! Lol.

    The kid gloves are sickening here.

  672. phoenixrisen says:

    #685. Couldn’t agree more. There was no genuine hurt in her countenance and her voice tone was manufactured and modulated in a mechanical way. She was lying. Phil, definitely agree on being coached but she is coached so well that it is all an obvious act.

    She is stumbling right out of the box against Mitchell. Taking a long time to verify a letter she wrote?

  673. janz says:

    I just don’t understand how the encounter she described could have “terrified” her so much for all these years. She was neither raped or brutalized, like so many victims of sexual assault.

  674. BayernFan says:

    What!!?! Only five minutes for Rachel?!?!

    Now the politicians?!!!

    Cmon now.

  675. Waingro says:

    They are going to break up the prosecutor’s questions every 5 minutes for Dems to ask questions?! What a disjointed mess.

  676. Bitterlaw says:

    Democrats believe her. Republicans do not believer her. Shocking.

  677. Phil says:

    When is the majority prosecutor going to do her job? The whole five minutes was taken up letting the woman read the letter to herself?

    Sheesh.

  678. Victrc says:

    PTSD. B s. Are you kidding me. Go over to Iraq or Kabul and face bullets and then you’ll know ptsd. I’m just furious about where this is taking our country. She has absolutely no evidence. Not one shred. It’s character Assisination via microphone instead of a bullet. She admits she was calculating how to take him down when it seemed he would get confirmed

  679. janz says:

    Phoenix, I couldn’t agree with you more about her voice. She almost sounds like an innocent little girl. I wonder if she verbally projects herself like this when she lectures in front of a classroom.

  680. Phil says:

    So the contest to me looks like one side is fighting with one hand tied behind its back.

  681. Hugh says:

    You mean the letter that grammatically appears to be written by a hush school graduate versus a PhD

  682. BayernFan says:

    This woman is a loon. She demeans real victims.

    What a joke.

    Keep talking, you ditz.

  683. VictrC says:

    She’s now coming off as arrogant.

    Again she can only remember what she wants to remember and is to be forgiven for what she forgets

  684. mnw says:

    That disjointed, interrupted cross-x is the most bizarre arrangement I’ve ever seen. It DESTROYS any chance for effective cross-x.

    Kind of appropriate for Fantasia, I guess.

  685. NYCmike says:

    Listening on the radio was pretty riveting.

    “When is the majority prosecutor going to do her job? The whole five minutes was taken up letting the woman read the letter to herself?”

    -I will assume Grassley did this so they could keep Dems within 5 minutes, and the woman will need to recall facts she just stated minutes ago, when the prosecutor starts again.

    Plausible?

    Or, Grassley never went over this with the prosecutor, and political hacks will remain political hacks, except in the eyes of the fools here, and should never be relied upon to do the right thing?

  686. BayernFan says:

    Her voice is valley girl ditz.

    Most women listening will be turned off.

  687. NYCmike says:

    I’ll go with planned interruptions.

  688. jason says:

    Predictit not moving much.

    About 53% 49 votes or less.

    About 64% 50 votes or more.

  689. phoenixrisen says:

    Oh boy, this is going to be bad for Ford. Mitchell is obviously very good. Building Ford’s account and Ford’s account is coming off as one word: uncertain. This is already going badly

  690. janz says:

    Interesting how she selectively remembers the details from her “recovered memory.”

  691. Phil says:

    Hey, is this prosccutor going anywhere with these riveting questions about where the stereo was located?

  692. Phil says:

    I hope you are right, Phoenix.

  693. BayernFan says:

    Oh the poor dear’s house lacks curb appeal bc of K

  694. Phil says:

    I gotta believe the prosecutor is actually going to get after her.

  695. mnw says:

    I never trust my own impressions of a trial– or whatever this is. I’m far more interested in the impression of someone who’s listening to everything that’s happening for the first time in his/her life.

    It KILLS me that they brought in a superb courtroom tactician, but they’ve fixed it so she can’t do her job properly.

  696. BayernFan says:

    Her job isn’t to get after her. She’s asking investigative questions as she would a victim. To see if charges can be supported and if the victim is credible.

  697. NYCmike says:

    All I know is this: If my wife ever asks about putting in a 2nd front door, we will be selling the house.

  698. mnw says:

    BF

    I don’t see it that way. This is supposed to be CROSS-x, not direct. Her canned opening statement & her DEM buddies are the direct exam.

  699. janz says:

    Dick Durbin – never liked him.

  700. DW says:

    Morrisey Internal

    Manchin 45%
    Morrisey 45%

  701. Todd McCain says:

    WV has def tightened and Trump is coming there soon again for a MAGA rally.

  702. jason says:

    I was radically against the prosecutor idea.

    Was I wrong?

  703. Phil says:

    Let me clarify then. Not get after her then. Perhaps call her on inconsistencies. Would that be too much to ask? Instead we have her confirming her address while the other side spends their time painting her as Joan of Arc.

    Is that about right?

  704. janz says:

    I bet Kavanaugh’s grilling will be just that – accusatory and far less congenial than what is being gingerly demonstrated with Ford.

  705. Phil says:

    Unfortunately, Jason, you were dead on. This is a lynching.

  706. mnw says:

    I just don’t believe the Morrissey internal. Since Cow said “Manchin +10, “I’m going with that.

    jason

    You should see what a good one can do in a normal format!

  707. jason says:

    This is not a courtroom.

    I said that a dozen time while saying this was a horrible idea.

  708. Phil says:

    No, it’s not a courtroom. It’s a political stage and Republicans have voluntarily surrendered the stage and and given the other side total control of the hearing.

    The party of stupid rides again.

  709. BayernFan says:

    I didn’t realize that GOP senators weren’t going to ask questions. What a bunch of poozies. People know that women sometimes lie or are mistaken with these kinds of allegations.

  710. Wes says:

    I’m not watching the circus. I’ll let Tink fill me in on her thoughts.

    About the Morrisey internal, these types of polls actively seek the most favorable outcome for their candidate. I’d say Manchin is in the high 40s while Morrisey is hovering about 40%.

  711. Todd McCain says:

    Someone said that if they allowed her to speak, it was going to be bad for KAV. Now I agree with that.

  712. Paul says:

    Predictit is taking a bit of a nose dive on Kavanaugh.

  713. Phil says:

    Well, I’m out. It’s not an even playing field and the game is rigged – the laughable part is that the Republican side helped them rig it.

    Like I said, I’m out. Can’t watch anymore of this travesty. What a stupid political party.

  714. BayernFan says:

    Let’s see how Rachel does now. You think she got read the riot act?

  715. Todd McCain says:

    Agreed. This is a complete disaster for the GOP.

  716. janz says:

    I don’t understand why, when Leland, Ford’s BFF, was confirmed by Ford as being at this party, the prosecutor didn’t ask her why this same close friend refuted being there, Knowing Kavanaugh, or knowing anything about this event.

    I don’t care what Ford says, girls may not tell everything to their parents, but they do take solace with confiding both the good and the bad with their girlfriends.

  717. BayernFan says:

    This ditzy loon has spent her entire life nursing her victimhood.

  718. Redmen4ever says:

    Ford comes across as credible. This will not end today. The named witneses will be subpoenaed. Also, there will be an investigation as to her drinking and so forth. The two latest accusers may also be subpoenaed, because the Ds on the committee treat them as credible.

  719. mnw says:

    No wobbly here. At the end of this hrg, I start calling my senator, & maybe Flake’s office.

  720. janz says:

    I wish Lindsey Graham had 5 minutes of question time. I think it would be more direct and fruitful.

  721. SusyQue says:

    Incredible. Now it comes out that Ford’s opening statement was actually written by Obama! Just examine the words and the sentences. This is all a coordinated attack by Google and Obama and the Left against Brett Kavanugh and it must not stand!

  722. gameboy says:

    I work for a living, so am not watching the circus. Why all the negativity?? Is Kavanaugh not going to get a chance to speak. Sheesh….

  723. SusyQue says:

    Did fraud Ford know she would be on TV? You would think she would try a little harder to look better. Time has been cruel to her.

  724. Dylan says:

    This is an absolute fumble by Grassley and the GOP. the format, Mitchell, letting democrats land their prepared haymakers. CALL AN AUDIBLE AND CROSS EXAMINE. Sheesh. It’s not looking good.

  725. SusyQue says:

    At least two weeks of coaching from Soros and Obama on how to sound like a victim. I do not believe any of it. She is hired and paid for by the Left and its very obvious now!

  726. Dylan says:

    745–we live in an era of optics and soundbites. The left is winning this thing so far and it didn’t have to be like that. Echo chamber. Kavanaugh better give an Oscar winning rebuttal to this or he is cooked. regardless of whether he did it or not.

  727. Wes says:

    Can we get rid of the parody?

  728. gameboy says:

    #738 It has the end today. If it doesn’t end today it will never end. Time to take an up and down vote given the information out there. Shame on the Republicans if they don’t stick together and allow the Dems to get away with these shenanigans. The time has come to either confirm him, or move on to the next one.

  729. Hugh says:

    I think I’m happy to not be watching this.

  730. Todd McCain says:

    GOP should have just questioned her themselves no matter the optics; this is brutal.

  731. Waingro says:

    So it seems the peanut gallery thinks this hearing has been a disaster (so far) for the GOP and Kavanaugh. He probably needs to hit a grand slam with his testimony now to offset. Collins probably is already wobbly.

  732. Dylan says:

    This is NOT Rigged, Phil. This is RANK incompetency by the Republicans and frankly Grassley is too old for this job. TOO OLD. Maybe there is time for a course correction but it’s late in the 4th.

  733. Phil says:

    Dylan, I meant rigged in the sense that the format is completely slanted…..and the reason is what you say – gross incompetence by the GOP.

  734. Dylan says:

    Waingro–if you are not watching, it is going about as bad as it can possibly go for Kavanaugh. I am absolutely shocked by how bad it’s going. Pitiful. I am a trial lawyer by profession. This hearing is being MISHANDLED. INCOMPETENCY. and so it goes so it goes so it goes so it goes.

  735. Dylan says:

    753–we are on the same page. I’m nauseous. This is a train wreck. But when you are going down, you have to at least try to make a different play. there is no flexibility here by Grassley because he is too old to realize what is happening.

  736. SusyQue says:

    The prosecutor is a Lefty hack paid for by George Soros. She is terrible! DO YOUR JOB!

  737. Todd McCain says:

    One thing I will say though is that so far FORD hasn’t offered anything new; her claims still remain uncorroborated.

  738. Robbie says:

    As I said 11 days ago on Sunday September 16, if Republicans give this woman a public hearing, it will almost certainly sink Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

    Well, this has been a disaster. Kavanaugh will be out by tomorrow. Saturday at the latest.

  739. Dylan says:

    Mitchell is awful. AWFUL. Not landing anything. And it’s not like Mitchell gets to make a closing argument to tie everything together.

  740. Dylan says:

    Robbie–not a chance. But he will be voted down by the Senate within the next 10 days. He wont withdraw.

    all these corny attempts at humor .. . sigh

  741. Wes says:

    If anyone ever even considered SusyQue wasn’t a parody read 756 and tell me if you still think that.

  742. Robbie says:

    Republicans have shown the accuser doesn’t know the date, the time, or the location and yet this is a disaster.

  743. Waingro says:

    #759, Dylan, agreed. She had her on the ropes on the therapist notes and whether she provided them to WaPo (As WaPo says she did) and didn’t go in for the kill. Terrible.

  744. BayernFan says:

    Probably gonna have to subpoena the witnesses who say she’s full of it.

  745. SusyQue says:

    They’re not even hiding it anymore. This is ridiculous Fraud Ford and the Hack Prosecutor joking and laughing during hearing like old girlfriends? Really?

    They don’t even care that it’s so obvious. Soros and Obama are dancing right now and its awfull!

  746. Todd McCain says:

    No way. Have him withdraw and go with Barrett. Enough of this circus.

  747. Dylan says:

    OK–I just emailed Grassley’s office. I told them they have to abandon ceding ALL GOP TIME to Mitchell and just revert to individual senators questioning at least for SOME of the GOP time. You cant get through by phone. OMG—in a trial when a witness goes south on you you HAVE to adapt. Inflexible bastards.

  748. Robbie says:

    Now, McConnell has to promise the next nominee will get a vote in the lame duck session.

    There’s little Kavanaugh can say to save his nomination. Chuck Grassley torpedoed him by bending over backwards.

  749. phoenixrisen says:

    Guys, come off the ledge. There is already one glaring contradiction regarding Ford stating her best friend was there. Also a lot of discrepancies.

    No, give the whole polygraph, not just the report! Want the transcript of the entire examination

  750. Dylan says:

    766—I’ll say this. (1) I tend to favor that approach right now which is borne out by (2) when I was watching the Maccalum interview with Kavanagh the other day, he employed certain longwinded answers that went beyond the call of the question that made me feel like he was filibustering that is sometimes consistent with a witness being less than fully transparent. It may be that he was just nervous and stiff but I don’t know for sure. This is a tough one.

  751. Todd McCain says:

    KAV needs a grand slam and the dems are going to go after him; he needs to attack back.

  752. Dylan says:

    Too late for that. THIS IS NOT A TRIAL. this is a soundbite war. No one is gonna care about the full polygraph report. The whole polygraph report aint changing any of this.

  753. NYCmike says:

    This too shall pass.

    Will Trump come out swinging and demand this woman file a formal complaint in MD, and to have a trial for her against Kavanaugh?

  754. Robbie says:

    Dylan says:
    September 27, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Too late for that. THIS IS NOT A TRIAL. this is a soundbite war. No one is gonna care about the full polygraph report. The whole polygraph report aint changing any of this.

    – This is precisely why I thought it was crazy for Republicans to give her a forum. Video soundbites and a sympathetic media are undefeatable.

  755. janz says:

    The questioning by Rachel Mitchell seems meandering and pointless.

  756. NYCmike says:

    Robbie did call it.

    In my defense, I did not think the format would be so ludicrous.

  757. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 27, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    This too shall pass.
    Will Trump come out swinging and demand this woman file a formal complaint in MD, and to have a trial for her against Kavanaugh?

    – Do you want Kavanaugh to lose his DC seat as well?

    This is an unmitigated disaster. Republican poll numbers will fall even more.

    Today could well hand Democrats the Senate with a seat or two to spare.

  758. NYCmike says:

    “Republican poll numbers will fall even more.”

    -Poll numbers will fall because the Republicans are allowing themselves to be walloped and are NOT fighting back. Voters, especially Republican voters, want to see fight.

    They don’t want this accommodating b*llsh*t.

  759. Phil says:

    Rush summed it up nicely. Mitchell is conducting this like an open ended deposition. This is in effect is the trial. You ask leading questions. Mitchell isn’t doing that. She is conducting it like it’s an open ended fact finding deposition – like she’s PREPARING for a trial. As I said, this is in effect THE TRIAL. There is no later event in the future.

  760. phoenixrisen says:

    #777. Your constant concern trolling is quite hilarious at times

  761. NYCmike says:

    “Today could well hand Democrats the Senate with a seat or two to spare.”

    -If the Republicans don’t vote him in, you will get your wish.

  762. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    They don’t want this accommodating b*llsh*t.

    – Republicans lost this fight when Grassley wouldn’t call the accuser’s bluff.

    When you give an inch, they’ll take a mile.

  763. NYCmike says:

    Which Republican Senator will allow this witness, who has corrected her own correspondence from just 2 months ago while being questioned today, to keep them from voting for Kavanaugh?

    The squishy weasels, that is whom.

    Trump will fight for him. The squishes won’t.

  764. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 27, 2018 at 12:25 pm
    “Today could well hand Democrats the Senate with a seat or two to spare.”
    -If the Republicans don’t vote him in, you will get your wish.

    – Again, not my wish. It’s my view based on how bad everything is.

  765. jason says:

    Did something happen?

    Kavanaugh improving again on Predictit

  766. phoenixrisen says:

    Uhoh, I know where Mitchell is going with this

  767. dblaikie says:

    I personally think that the lawyer is slowing ripping this woman apart. It is amazing what she doesn’t remember. Turns out she flies all the time. You people are always too quick with your snap judgments. Let’s let Ford continue to reveal all the inconsistencies in her story. And by the way, I believe all the democrats are proving is that they don’t care about the truth.

    Yes this 5 minute format is frustrating, but lets be patient and see what is revealed in a couple of hours.

  768. mnw says:

    STFU, Vichey. Trollsitepests are swarming all over lately.

  769. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    September 27, 2018 at 12:28 pm
    Did something happen?
    Kavanaugh improving again on Predictit

    – It’s such a lightly traded market that one big bet can move the numbers. I wouldn’t put too much in it.

  770. jason says:

    “There’s little Kavanaugh can say to save his nomination”

    LOL

    Kamala Harris?

  771. Phil says:

    Again, Mitchell is conducting this like a fact finding deposition. It’s the Trial, dammit. You don’t conduct a fact finding deposition at the trial. AND this IS the TRIAL – like it or not.

  772. Robbie says:

    mnw says:
    September 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    STFU, Vichey. Trollsitepests are swarming all over lately.

    – You can tell the Trump populist is getting worried that his dreams of realigning the country around populism are crumbling all around him.

  773. jason says:

    – It’s such a lightly traded market that one big bet can move the numbers. I wouldn’t put too much in it.”

    Worried, huh?

  774. Waingro says:


    phoenixrisen says:
    September 27, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Uhoh, I know where Mitchell is going with this”

    Please explain.

  775. jason says:

    Kavanaugh will be confirmed with 50 votes or more now at 61%

    It was down in the 40’s…

    Something must have happened.

  776. Dylan says:

    Look–here’s the biggest problem here. If you are Grassley and you are delegating all questioning to some supposed cross examination superstar, wouldn’t you ask ” Ok, what is your methodology for getting what we need in this format? is there a better format for cross-examination? can you show us how you intend to go about the questioning?” was there any critique of the possible shortcomings of this approach.

    I think what you had was a stupid echo chamber and that’s why we have what we are seeing. Epic fumble epic fail. Sorry guys–politics is brutal. GOP not likely to win this one.

  777. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    September 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    – It’s such a lightly traded market that one big bet can move the numbers. I wouldn’t put too much in it.”
    Worried, huh?

    – Hey, dipsh!t. I was someone who wanted Kavanaugh chosen.

  778. Waingro says:

    #795, link?

  779. Dylan says:

    795–I haven’t seen anything that has happened to change the predict market. This is status quo for now.. . . .

  780. Waingro says:

    Mark Levin seems confident:

    “I find the GOP questioner to be impressive and methodical.Thus far her questioning has revealed or underscores…
    Mark Levin·Thursday, September 27, 2018
    1. The distance between the accuser’s house and the country club was between 6-8 miles, thereby necessitating a driver since she was 15 at the time. Who was the driver?
    2. There have been discrepancies on dates, i.e., when the alleged assault took place.
    3. There is no mention of Kavanaugh in the 2013 therapist’s notes.
    4. Before they were married, she told her husband she had been assaulted but didn’t mention Kavanaugh.
    5. Despite her alleged fear of flying, which was said to be the reason for delaying the hearing until a later time, she has flown often for work and vacations.”

    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10155450529415946

  781. Waingro says:

    Mitchell doing a good job now in polygraph questioning….

  782. Victrc says:

    This woman can not remember details from 30 days ago, literally. How he heckfire is she credible

  783. phoenixrisen says:

    Wain, Mitchell has simply been deposing Ford, gathering information, but now she is getting into lining up dates taking the polygraph and the coordination with Feinstein’s office. Notice how her attorneys and Ford are trying to run out the clock on Mitchell’s questions which are direct. The more information that Ford disseminates, the more inconsistencies arise.

    One observation. I actually like the GOP using Mitchell. There is a stark contrast between Mitchell’s and the Democratic senators’ questioning in that Mitchell’s is focused on Ford’s allegations and the circumstances surrounding them and the Democratic side questioning has been purely politics in nature. To the average person, this is quite telling and is not a good look for the Democratic Senators

  784. Tom says:

    795. What happened was the laughable gang-rape accusation by Swetnick coupled with the Ramirez fiasco. People finally began to recognize this for the farce that it is.

  785. Waingro says:

    Rich Lowry not so confident

  786. Waingro says:

    Rich Lowry
    ?Verified account @RichLowry
    1m1 minute ago

    It was never going to be easy, but Kavanaugh’s challenge has been steadily getting more difficult throughout this hearing

  787. mnw says:

    Anybody remember Clarence Thomas hearings? I do. Let me assist you in recovering your repressed memories, as they say nowadays.

    DEMs were giddy with Hill’s testimony. GIDDY– until they saw the overnight polling.

    Levin makes good points.

  788. jason says:

    Mark Levin seems confident”

    We are screwed.

  789. hugh says:

    FWIW. My wife who tends to be very pessimistic texted me that in her view the prosecutor is doing a good job of pulling together info and starting to box her in. Shes worried about whether she has enough time.

  790. Waingro says:

    #810, ha!

  791. phoenixrisen says:

    Hugh, your wife is spot on

  792. Waingro says:

    Liz Mair
    ?Verified account @LizMair
    2m2 minutes ago

    I’m pretty confident Kavanaugh will go down after this. Martha McSally doesn’t want to run on being an R with this, given her personal story. Dean Heller doesn’t want to have to cast a vote here. Susan Collins and Murkowski are unlikely to be OK w Kavanaugh.

  793. Dylan says:

    I don’t think Levin necessarily appreciates the nuances here. there is no time. there are natural inconsistencies but that doesn’t mean she’s lying. This is a disaster.

  794. Todd McCain says:

    Agreed; pull the vote; replace with Coney Barrett. Needs to be done quickly.

    The core base wanted Barret anyway.

  795. Dylan says:

    the fact that she doesn’t know who paid for the polygraph or that she didn’t take the polygraph under “ideal” methodological circumstances (i.e. the day of or after her grandmother’s funeral) does not invalidate her testimony. It’s “A” point. If Levin thinks that somehow sinks this lady, he is wrong. The points Mitchell is trying to make are not going to save this for Kavanaugh.

  796. Paul says:

    795: I think you were looking at the 49 votes and less. It was at 61% for awhile. Now bumped up a bit.

  797. Phil says:

    Barrett was my choice too but there is a reason she wasn’t nominated – Roe v Wade and the effect on Collins and Murkowsky.

    not giving up on this one. Let’s see if Mitchell starts to pull things together – if it continues as a deposition then, yea, you can think about other nominees.

  798. Paul says:

    49 votes and under… I mean. It is tracking along with the “no” bets on Kavanaugh being SCOTUS. Just a bit above 60%.

  799. Waingro says:

    #818, yeah up to 63% now.

  800. Big Joe says:

    Hey all, just wanted to drop in and say that this has all the makings of a presidential debate or nominating convention. It matters less what’s happens during the hearings, it’s all about the post-hearings spin from both sides and the media coverage.

    Will there be any snap polls? Any focus groups? I’m also disappointed that there are no real-time dial testing audience reactions.

    Come on media, get your act together.

    Big Joe

  801. Todd McCain says:

    Trump should be furious with Don McGahn over this whole thing.

  802. Mr.Vito says:

    I’m not watching the proceedings.

    But, I think it’s pretty gross that any of you are talking about dumping the guy based on betting odds when he hasn’t even gotten a chance to face his accusation.

    Geez. The guy is getting called a rapist by someone whose story has more holes than swiss cheese and makes a living off probing the human psyche.

  803. Dylan says:

    824—if you aren’t watching this you can’t really appreciate the nature and full extent of the debacle. Kavanaugh can deny til he dies but the optics on Ford and the “professional cross-examiner” have not been at all favorable to the GOP.

    it’s been a horrible fumble.

  804. jason says:

    795: I think you were looking at the 49 votes and less. It was at 61% for awhile. Now bumped up a bit.”

    No.

    You have to add up all the 50+ numbers to get to 61%, when I did it.

    Different from the 49 vote.

  805. Mr.Vito says:

    “…you can’t really appreciate the nature and full extent of the debacle.”

    I don’t have to watch it to appreciate that you guys are being totally disgusting and unfair to Brett Kavanaugh.

  806. jason says:

    The 50 votes or better down to 56% now.

    49 votes at 62%.

  807. Mr.Vito says:

    “…totally disgusting and unfair to Brett Kavanaugh.”

    Pull him now, in fact. Why let him try to defend himself from being called a rapist for eternity?

  808. jason says:

    Vito.

    Not me.

    I think the whole thing is ridiculous.

    No date, no time, no place, no witnesses except those that say you are lying.

    This is a joke, but they are the times we live in.

  809. Mr.Vito says:

    It might make the GOP look bad.

    Boo hoo.

  810. phoenixrisen says:

    819 — Phil, have to agree with you on that. Mitchell needs to make sure she ties everything up in a bow and then hits. We’ll see.

  811. dblaikie says:

    827 Agree!! Talk about a rush to judgement. Just like it was with Clarence Thomas.

    Have any of genius’s hear perhaps thought that this questioner is establishing her credibility? Maybe, just maybe after doing that she will give her expert opinion on this terrible witness who remembers nothing. Oh but I know, you just think she is going to fly home without giving an opinion.

    And as far as betting goes. Well, let’s see how it goes. There are more chicken littles here than I thought. Not me, I will give my opinion when this sad day is over.

  812. BayernFan says:

    Remember that Clarence Thomas was confirmed with only 52 votes. And Anita Hill was aggressively challenged and attacked.

  813. phoenixrisen says:

    Barrett was my first choice as well. If the Dems are successful in upending Kavanaugh, nominating Barrett would be the biggest middle finger to the Democrats possible.

  814. jason says:

    but that doesn’t mean she’s lying

    What?

    You believe this garbage?

    Really?

  815. Dylan says:

    Vito–No I’m not. I am only commenting on what has happened so far. Kavanaugh has to deliver more than a heartfelt denial. It won’t work (fair or unfair). he needs to look Ford in the eye and say “M’aam, you got this one wrong. I don’t know what happened but you are wrong here and what you told this committee never happened” anything less than that, toast city.

  816. jason says:

    Vito is right.

    Anybody here talking about replacing Kavanaugh before he even has a chance to speak is a spineless moron.

  817. dblaikie says:

    Hate typos. “Have any of you genius’s here …

  818. phoenixrisen says:

    Democrats were the majority party in the Senate back then BF. The most important thing to keep in mind is the Democrats don’t want this to go to the floor for a confirmation vote because they want to protect Heitkamp, Manchin, Donnelly, Tester, and McCaskill from having to vote. They cannot let Kavanaugh get out of Committee to the Senate floor.

  819. jason says:

    M’aam, you got this one wrong. I don’t know what happened but you are wrong here and what you told this committee never happened” anything less than that, toast city.

    Of course he is going to say that.

  820. jason says:

    There has to be a vote.

    If Rs want to scuttle their own nominee because of this garbage let them be on record.

  821. Bitterlaw says:

    I listened on the radio. The prosecutor is doing well. You don’t get what you want by asking, “So, lying bitch. Ready to tell the truth?” You go softly and meander so they answer the questions without knowing the big picture.

    HHR reminds me of Author’s fangate meltdown.

  822. Dylan says:

    841– He has to speak to HER directly. He has to show humanity. He has to speak directly as if he was just in a room with her. I don’t know that he is going to do that. he’s an academician. Not a trial lawyer. wow, just wow. High stakes. I hope he is being prepped. Raw indignation won’t work.

  823. Dylan says:

    843— do we know that Mitchell gets a closing argument here? cause I’m not sure about that. Where is the confirmation that she gets to tie up all her points in a bow?

  824. phoenixrisen says:

    Agreed Bitter

  825. BayernFan says:

    My point is that you have to aggressively challenge accusers in these cases.

  826. Mr.Vito says:

    “Raw indignation won’t work.”

    It’s about what he needs to “work”. Hopefully he is being prepped… that will show his humanity. Man, y’all are grossing me out.

  827. phoenixrisen says:

    #842 — Agreed, but it explains why the Democrats are so insistent on an FBI investigation on everything.

  828. Todd McCain says:

    Sorry, this Mitchell didn’t lay a glove on Ford.

  829. jason says:

    What this lying POS hasn’t remembered so far:

    – Time/date/location of party
    – Who drove her to party
    – Who was at party
    – Who pushed her into room
    – Who drove her from party
    – Date/who paid for her polygraph

  830. dblaikie says:

    Have any of you negative people perhaps realized how she has set up Kavanaugh to use all of these inconsistencies when it is his turn.

    In words people, let me put in football language. The 2nd quarter is about to start.

    Thank goodness the Judge will get to finish this.

  831. BayernFan says:

    Bitter can be right IF the GOP takes away the talking points aggressively on matters revealed by Rachel’s questioning. But the issue is whether the GOP is smart and fearless enough to do so. They may cave bc of perceptions and being in the DC echo chamber.

  832. jason says:

    But I knew the prosecutor idea was really bad.

    From reading the comments it seems like what I feared is what is happening.

    Ford gets to lie at will and there is no follow-up.

  833. Mr.Vito says:

    Mitchell should have raped her mentally even though she is so “heartfelt”.

    Yeah, that would look great.

  834. BayernFan says:

    GOP senators need to get on the ball and pushback hard. Not slink away and bail out like they did with Bork (but not with Thomas).

  835. dblaikie says:

    845 O you believe she has taken a vow of silence? Give me a break. By the way do you post here very often. No offense just don’t seem to recall any of your posts. Just asking.

  836. Dylan says:

    Talking points will not work here. What needs to happen is something that objectively resonates with fair minded people. That’s all on kavanaugh. and it’s tough cause how do you prove a negative. he’s gonna have to rhetorically accomplish that. None of these inconsistencies that I have heard so far are enough to sink Ford.

  837. dblaikie says:

    Jason right now I won’t argue with that. But again we have seen the rest of the story yet. All I know in a nice, friendly way she is putting a noose around her neck.

  838. Dylan says:

    857–not often but occasionally. for many years.

  839. Bitterlaw says:

    I have prepared Brett Kavanaugh’s Statement:

    “Good afternoon. Thank you for allowing me to come before you. I listened to Professor Blasey Ford’s testimony. I understand the impact that this awful event has had upon her life. I understand her need to accuse the man who did this to her. I am not that man.”

  840. Mr.Vito says:

    I didn’t do this. She can’t remember anything but me and her witnesses, all of which say it didn’t happen under penalty of perjury.

    That generally resonates with “fair-minded” people.

  841. NYCmike says:

    The Democrats, and maybe some Republicans, will judge Kavanaugh on the feeling they got from hearing this woman speak, for a job in which they will insist that he make decisions based on evidence and the written law.

    Ironic.

  842. BayernFan says:

    All she has is her own testimony based on incomplete memories. Everyone she named as present have stated it did not happen. Period.

    From there, attack her for being a loon Democrat who has nursed her victimhood all her life and used it as a cudgel her whole life.

    Mock her for whining about how this has ruined the curb appeal of her house. Mock her for being a valley girl ditz.

  843. NYCmike says:

    I say Let the Judge speak, then hold the vote, and let’s see who is willing to allow this circus to prejudice their decision.

  844. NYCmike says:

    I still ask – Why the need for 2 front doors!?!?

  845. janz says:

    Bitter, that was actually a succinct, well spoken statement.

  846. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Another CA poll. Hunter up pretty big

    https://twitter.com/MonmouthPoll/status/1045357470879809541

    LV
    Hunter 53
    Campanajjar 38

  847. NYCmike says:

    “Bitter, that was actually a succinct, well spoken statement.”

    -He said something similar in the FOX interview.

  848. BayernFan says:

    NYC…. because she is a loon attention hore and flaunts her “victimhood”. She’s nuts. Her husband must be a sad sack. Her life needs to be put under a microscope. This isn’t a criminal proceeding after all.

  849. Bitterlaw says:

    BF’s strategy would get 60 No votes.

  850. jason says:

    None of these inconsistencies that I have heard so far are enough to sink Ford.”

    What do you think about the fact the three other people that she named as witnesses deny it.

    Is that enough of an inconsistency or do you really need more?

  851. CG says:

    Those of you who have turned into Robbie on this matter, which is most of you, have no grounds to ever criticize Robbie again.

    Calm down. I doubt anything was said today that was not expected. Of course, the “MSM” is going to be on her side. Kavanaugh will have his say and the number of jurors needed to sway is really very little.

    I also do not sense that America is engulfed in this story. Political junkies are all over it course, For other people, its he said, she said, from decades ago.

    Kavanaugh professes his innocence and nobody has yet to actually state that he was ever in any room at any time with Ford at any point in his life.

    What needs to be honed on is the person who she claims introduced the two. What is he saying? It sounds like she claimed today it was the guy Ed Whelan pointed a finger at as the lookalike but Ford said it was “unfair to talk about” the guy she said she knew well and who initially introduced her to Kavanaugh.

    If the prosecutor is not on that, she should be.

    Otherwise, calm down. The SC seat will remain open (and Kavanaugh deserves it) beyond this week, etc, if this continues to drag on. Focus on the end goal. All the people here who were predicting a great “Red Wave” seem to be assured the Democrats are going to win the Senate this year, and keep the seat open until 2021.

    *If* that happens, the problems in the GOP go far beyond Kavanaugh, and you can look right to the top.

    Calm down and wait.

  852. phoenixrisen says:

    Oh man, Mitchell is burning Feinstein LOL!!!!

  853. jason says:

    So Dylan, I say I saw you selling cocaine to a minor in a bar in 1983.

    I say the bartender and a customer friend of mine saw it, as well as a waitress.

    You deny it, so does the bartender, my friend and the waitress.

    Tell me what else you need to prove your case?

  854. jason says:

    “Those of you who have turned into Robbie on this matter, which is most of you, have no grounds to ever criticize Robbie again.”

    Wow, CG cut all the new Robbies (it I say Amoral Scumbags they will think I am calling them amoral scumbags) a new a-hole.

  855. jason says:

    However, not everyone has become a Robbie.

    dblaikie, NYC, phoenix, Vito, Bayern and now Corey haven’t capitulated yet.

    I think Dylan is trolling….

  856. jason says:

    Also there is dissension among the Jebbots, you don’t see that everyday.

  857. Bitterlaw says:

    It is ok to cut a new a-hole. It is not ok cut an A-hole. Capital letters matter.

  858. janz says:

    Why is there so much focus on Ford’s terrified state of mind, as much of the time she appears relaxed, laughing, having 2 high powered lawyers on either side of her coaching her to the hilt, except for her shaky opening statement?

    Also, I thought this was not a trial. So, why so many legal interventions by her attornies, including objections by the very milquetoast questions asked by Mitchell?

    This hearing IMO, looks like a well planned theatrical event, scripted to make Ford look more credible than any real evidence she has offered thus far to support her allegations of any impropriety on Kavanaugh’s part..

  859. Dylan says:

    Not trolling at all. I have a right to be critical of how Grassley allowed this format to interfere with GOP objectives. Mitchell is horrible. I’m not getting where she is going with her cross ex if you call it that

  860. Mr.Vito says:

    “which is most of you”

    I’m not even sure it is most of the people who posted today, let alone regulars.

  861. ReadyFirst says:

    She talks and looks like a mental patient. Bitter is right, you don’t aggressively question someone like her. Take her story apart piece by piece. Nothing changes, she lied on several issues. Unless Kavenaugh confesses, take the vote next week.

  862. Wes says:

    BayernFan says:
    September 27, 2018 at 1:41 pm
    NYC…. because she is a loon attention hore and flaunts her “victimhood”. She’s nuts. Her husband must be a sad sack. Her life needs to be put under a microscope. This isn’t a criminal proceeding after all.

    I think we can see now why BayernFan had to contribute money to St. Jude’s after losing a bet about Christine O’Donnell to me.

  863. jason says:

    Not trolling at all. I have a right to be critical of how Grassley allowed this format to interfere with GOP objectives.

    Nah, nah, don’t move the goalposts.

    You said Ford’s inconsistencies were not important.

    I think that is trolling.

    No person fair to Kavanaugh would ever say that.

  864. janz says:

    Ford calls Kavanaugh “Mr” when referencing him, but likes to be called “Dr” when people address her.

  865. jason says:

    I think Dylan is Amoral Scumbag’s alter ego.

  866. ReadyFirst says:

    She can’t answer simple questions like, “did she talk to the Washington Post”, without turning to her attorneys?

  867. Phil says:

    Well, I had hoped Mitchell would get off this deposition train she was on and by now it’s becoming apparent it ain’t happening.

    Total whiff by the GOP with this play it safe BS. My problem with them really isn’t a whiff – it’s the fact that they didn’t even take a swing.

    Hell, why am I even surprised.

  868. CG says:

    At the end of the day, the votes to confirm may be there, if not, and assuming Trump doesn’t dump him (which he publicly mused yesterday he might do….perhaps that was just political b.s. but with him you never know, this may cut a bit too close to home), then..

    call for an FBI investigation. It shouldn’t take long because there is nothing that can really be investigated based on her recollections… and then you have the narrative that the claim was unfounded.

    Subpoena Judge, and the other two people she said were at the party and have them testify under oath, (doesn’t have to be on Capitol Hill). They have already said they have no memory of any of this. Get it on the record again. Anything else Mark Judge might have done in his life is irrelevant, as long as Kavanaugh was not at his side doing it. Judge, despite his name, is not the Judge up for confirmation.

    Especially, subpoena and get sworn testimony from the person Ford says introduced her to Kavanaugh. That is a critical component.

    Yes, this is all about delay for Democrats and nothing else. Yes, crazier and crazier allegations will come out the longer this goes on. Those will be seen by fair-minded people for what they are.

    You have over a month still under the midterm election. As far as I am concerned, you can have the vote the night before the election. Whatever public opinion shows, be damned. Isn’t this more important? Who cares about the polls at this point.

    “Remember the judges!”, was the reason you people gave for deciding to vote for someone as despicable as Donald Trump. Well, since he won, let’s pay the piper.

  869. phoenixrisen says:

    That is crappy. She just threw her best friend under the bus saying her best friend is mental.

  870. Waingro says:

    Boom.

    Legal Insurrection
    ? @LegInsurrection
    2m2 minutes ago

    Wow, Ford says Leland denies that party took place under oath because Leland has health problems. So she just indirectly accused her best friend of submitting a false statement under oath.

  871. mnw says:

    Sheep 868

    Makes u wonder how well a Republican who is NOT under indictment would win by!

    The DEM changed his middle name from “Arafat” shortly before announcing his candidacy, btw.

    Polls like that dry up your FR, obviously.

  872. Wes says:

    That is a good way to undermine sympathy.

  873. Waingro says:

    Ugh.

    Guy Benson Retweeted
    Jake Tapper
    ?Verified account @jaketapper
    1h1 hour ago

    .@ckmarie: Do you think Dr. Ford seems like a credible witness?

    @SenCapito: I think her testimony is riveting.

  874. CG says:

    Also, if the votes are not there after this, have Kavanaugh take a lie detector test and release the results.

    Yes, inadmissible in a real court, but that’s not what this is. I can’t imagine he would fail it.

    Gotta go.

  875. mnw says:

    Phil

    I’m not sure the Trey Gowdy route would’ve been the way to go today.

    Red meat for US, obviously, but that might be a poor strategy here.

    I would’ve given my left uknowwhat to cross-examine her Gowdy-style, btw. But LowFo voters might not have dug it.

  876. Wes says:

    Wain, you do realize Capito just said Ford is a good actress, I hope.

  877. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    September 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    I think Dylan is Amoral Scumbag’s alter ego.

    – Wrong, dipsh!t.

    I have no idea who Dylan is.

  878. Waingro says:

    THIS. This needs to be hammered home to the squishes.

    (((AG))) Retweeted
    Marc Thiessen
    ?Verified account @marcthiessen
    29m29 minutes ago

    Bottom line after a morning of questioning:

    1. Blasey Ford is a very sympathetic witness.

    2. There still has not been a scintilla of corroboration added.

    3. Her lifelong friend, Leland Keyser, says it didn’t happen.

  879. Phil says:

    Pretty obvious what happened here today.

    The GOP absolutely left Kavanaugh out to dry.

    I really feel sorry for the guy and his family.

    As far as the GOP, I’m done with them. F them.

  880. Dylan says:

    jeez–do I have to be a regular to post here? my opinions are “better” than anyone else’s–just conveying how I am reacting to all this.

  881. Wes says:

    Dylan’s too sanguine to be Robbie. Dylan hasn’t said every Republican from here to AD 250,000 is doomed because JEB! lost the 2016 presidential primaries.

  882. Waingro says:


    Wes says:
    September 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Wain, you do realize Capito just said Ford is a good actress, I hope.”

    Wes, I hope you are right. Anyway, its time for Kavanaugh to bring his A game!

  883. BayernFan says:

    I’ve Seen Dylan post here many times.

  884. dblaikie says:

    Am I wrong or did Dr. Ford just accuse her friend Leland of submitting an untruthful affidavit under penalty of perjury?

  885. mnw says:

    “inadmissible in real court”… well, obviously, then, UCMJ general court martials aren’t “real courts,” per our li”l troll-eee expert core-eee.

    What an arrogant, illiterate troll– a lawyer too, apparently.

  886. ReadyFirst says:

    I BELIEVE HER – I believe her name and where she went to school. Ok, great, now let’s move on to the vote.

  887. Waingro says:

    Lindsey Graham of all people is on fire with a press conference right now.

  888. Wes says:

    When does Kavanaugh testify?

  889. phoenixrisen says:

    Lindsay Graham pretty much nailed it. Ford is a giant nothingburger.

    Phil, I disagree. The GOP has been trying to be bend over backward fair to the Dems and the Dems exploited that to pull this confirmation into the political gutter.

  890. BayernFan says:

    I wonder what Rachel will say?

  891. Phil says:

    Yeah, they bent over alright – and took it in the a$$ – just like they always do.

    Tell me how that strategy worked today.

  892. Robbie says:

    Today we saw on full display the haplessness of the Republican Party. They gave an open forum to unverified and uncorroborated allegations where the accuser couldn’t offer a date, a time, or a place and still managed to come out on the short end of the stick.

  893. BayernFan says:

    Graham was on fire this am on Fox. He is always real good and on fire with legal issues like this. He was a leader in Clinton’s impeachment and trial.

    As for his impromptu press conference right now… every GOP senator should be like him.

  894. Phil says:

    914

    Pretty much.

  895. BayernFan says:

    Murkowski is bailing I think

  896. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    September 27, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    Pretty obvious what happened here today.
    The GOP absolutely left Kavanaugh out to dry.

    – See my post in 234 where I wrote this:

    “Right now, I continue to feel Kavanaugh is walking into a trap. I don’t think Collins and Murkowski want to vote for him and they’re hoping the show trial tomorrow gives them a reason to be against Kavanaugh.”

  897. Robbie says:

    After Kavanaugh withdraws, the Democrats will then claim he needs to resign from the DC circuit. It’s coming. Just watch.

  898. Bayernfan says:

    918. I agree with the murk and Collins part.

  899. ReadyFirst says:

    No winner here. Most normal people didn’t watch Ford. People will see the soundbites and her pattern of speech and decide. Soundbites show her throwing her friend under the bus, talking like a mental patient, and Ford confronted about lying about flying. Dems will see a credible witness, nothing changes. Worse optics would have been 10 angry Republicans grilling the fragile Ford.

  900. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I agree with CG, there is a lot of Robbie type doom and gloom here.

    The intent was not to sink Ford, or humiliate her. And attempt to do so would have backfired and gained her a lot of sympathy. Instead she got a respectful hearing.

    What mattered was Ford do not provide any new evidence that backed up her allegations. There are others who contradict her claims. Everything is on the table. There is no need for further delay. Its time to vote.

  901. Phil says:

    Graham would have used his time to tear her story to pieces and he would have done that in a way that wouldn’t have caused problems Instead, we gave that up for a milk toast deposition where the woman’s inconsistencies were never mentioned…..while Harris and company proclaimed her a “profile in courage” according to Kamala.

  902. BayernFan says:

    I wonder if Leland is gonna have anything to say.

  903. ReadyFirst says:

    922. SDC, Ditto!

  904. dblaikie says:

    After reading Robbie’s posts I even more comforted and convinced that the Judge will get through this. It is unusual but even Wormtongue can bring a sense of comfort and all is right with world.

  905. dblaikie says:

    O of course Leland is going to come and say, “Christine is right. I was at that party. For her I am going to prison where I can get free health care.

  906. janz says:

    “Am I wrong or did Dr. Ford just accuse her friend Leland of submitting an untruthful affidavit under penalty of perjury?”

    Apparently, that seems to be the case. In fact all of the people, in her opinion, that she cited to be on the premises that night have lied under the penalty of perjury. She is the only one with a 100% memory of who did it, albeit absent the rest of the story!

  907. Robbie says:

    dblaikie says:
    September 27, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    After reading Robbie’s posts I even more comforted and convinced that the Judge will get through this. It is unusual but even Wormtongue can bring a sense of comfort and all is right with world.

    – I’m going to save this post just like the one you made yesterday where you predicted Republican would gain four House seats in November.

  908. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Ford ain’t no Anita Hill.

  909. jason says:

    Confirm or not confirm about tied now on Predictit

    49 or less has 61%

    50 or more has 60%

  910. BayernFan says:

    I wonder how many mothers of boys are horrified by how easy it is to destroy a man’s life and career with only vile allegations.

  911. jason says:

    jason says:
    September 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    I think Dylan is Amoral Scumbag’s alter ego.

    – Wrong, dipsh!t.

    I have no idea who Dylan is.”

    I didn’t say you were the same person.

    Now GFY.

  912. NYCmike says:

    “CG”,

    Nice to seeing you have a spine.

    Still wondering how you were able to somehow condemn Trump while asking for patience.

    If it wasn’t for him, Hillary would be making the pick.

  913. Robbie says:

    If any of you think the Republican Party was ever going to give this woman a national forum to claim Kavanaugh attempted to rape her and then proceed to confirm him days later, then I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

    The moment Grassley started negotiating with the accuser was the moment Kavanaugh went from sure thing to big trouble.

    Maybe he will have some silver bullet to say this afternoon, but it is going to take something momentous to overcome what we heard. This never was about facts. This was bout soundbites and perceptions.

  914. dblaikie says:

    Yes Robbie, please save them. One thing is for sure — if I am wrong I won’t run away. If I am wrong (I don’t think I will be) I will let you make mincemeat of me. By the way, I hope that you will do the same, even though I haven’t bothered to save any of your past posts.

  915. Phil says:

    Are Republicans on the committee going to question Kavanaugh or or they going to defer to Miss Milk Toast Deposition on the questioning?

    Sit back and watch Harris, Spartacus, et all play the game to win in their questioning.

    When only one team takes the field it’s hard to win anything.

    We shall see.

  916. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    It was a good Republican strategy to have done this hearing. Now in moving the nomination forward, they can say that respectfully, it appears Dr. Ford does not have a sufficient recollection of the events to be credible, particularly as others who were present at the events deny they happened. There is no need for character assassination.

  917. BayernFan says:

    She has two front doors. Enough said.

  918. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 27, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    It was a good Republican strategy to have done this hearing. Now in moving the nomination forward, they can say that respectfully, it appears Dr. Ford does not have a sufficient recollection of the events to be credible, particularly as others who were present at the events deny they happened. There is no need for character assassination.

    – Good luck wit that argument. The usual suspect will never go for that unless the polling shows the public believes Kavanaugh by a healthy margin.

  919. mnw says:

    939 SDC

    That has the ADDITIONAL merit of being… true.

  920. BayernFan says:

    Hard to believe this loon is a college professor.

  921. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    938. If the Democrats go off the wall attacking Kavanaugh, they will discredit themselves.

  922. Redmen4ever says:

    Summary: credible witness, minor discrepancies in her testimony, but no corroboration. This thing should never have seen the light of day, but it did.

    No Democrat on the committee cared one wit about getting at the truth. For every one of them – especially that KKK member Hirono of Hawaii who is ready to lynch any man upon accusation – it was all political.

    Here’s what I say: keep pushing K., if necessary past the election. Then, if have 52 Senators, (Flake being replaced), recess appoint K., and have the new Senate confirm him. If we fall short of 52, and Flake and the Weak Sisters won’t vote to confirm, have K. withdraw and put a new name into the hooper. I am sorry, we need two, and as a practical matter, all three of Flake and the Weak Sisters.

  923. BayernFan says:

    I wonder if the Dems have a surprise for K this afternoon.

  924. Phil says:

    943

    Most college professors are loons, Bayern. seems to me she fits right in.

  925. Mr.Vito says:

    Have they decided how many witnesses it takes to equal that of Dr.Ford?

    We have a woman on each side. They are best friends that each say the other is wrong. How much is are the men’s testimony worth?

    Is their a matriarchal version of Sharia we can consult?

  926. Tom says:

    943. BF – Given what passes for education on most college campuses today, not hard to believe at all.

  927. Mr.Vito says:

    *there

  928. BayernFan says:

    She strikes me as a manipulative attention whore with a martyr thingy going on too.

  929. jason says:

    Trump at 44% in the RCP average, only one point less than what Amoral Scumbag says we need to hold the House.

    Goal posts will be moved in 3, 2, 1….

  930. Wobbles says:

    jason is a pathological liar.

    Trump is at 43.8% at RCP.

    Rounding down to the nearest 10%, that is 40%.

  931. mnw says:

    Red 945

    I disagree. I think it’s now or never.

    Except for Flake & Corker (who hasn’t caused any problems on K), all those GOP senators know how a “No” would play back home with the folks who vote in GOP primaries.

  932. jason says:

    Iowahawk

    “Graham seems very confident about voting this through. He was talking to Collins just a little bit ago and the GOP all had lunch together. 51 and 50 are very good odds right now”

  933. Dylan says:

    Never send a child to do a man’s work. Delegating to Mitchell backfired. BACKFIRED. the problem is that Grassley comes from a different era–a more gentile era. he is not the man for this fight. He can’t out manueaver Harris or Booker or Blumenthal democrats play to win and stick together. It’s so impressive. But also zombified. I so wish Lindsey Graham would have done this cross-ex

  934. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    September 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    Trump at 44% in the RCP average, only one point less than what Amoral Scumbag says we need to hold the House.
    Goal posts will be moved in 3, 2, 1….

    – It’s likely I’m going to be wrong about my view 45% in the RCP average would matter.

  935. janz says:

    Yesterday I had breakfast with a close friend who I would describe as a  moderate democrat.  She usually demurs, though, preferring not to take sides on anything political.  However, her attitude and passion seemed to be unleashed when talking about Ford’s credibility, adamantly voicing  how she didn’t find Ford’s allegations either warranted nor believable.

    Then, In the evening, my husband called our dentist friend after work, and was met with a tirade about how angry he has become regarding the Kavanaugh debacle.  He is what I would have called a moderate republican, normally too busy to get into any political fray.  However, how this confirmation hearing has been processed, with the dems strident behavior distorting guilt and/or innocence, a nerve was hit, and he’s become terribly hostile towards the democrat party, and is now more of an immoderate republican. 

    It makes me wonder how this is going to play out all over the country, and how much this may impact the turnout in the upcoming elections.  Some radio commentators have said their shows have been dominated by this topic, with the GOP seemingly becoming more unified. 

    Interesting….. 

  936. BayernFan says:

    The squishy senators are gonna wait to see which way the political winds are gonna blow.

  937. BayernFan says:

    K looks super pissed. Will he call people out?

  938. Dylan says:

    Showtime. This is it.

  939. Tom says:

    958. J – This will absolutely backfire on the Dems in November. I don’t think the GOP will need to be concerned about the enthusiasm gap and turnout any more.

  940. Albert Hodges says:

    Don’t need to even hear from the judge.

    Think critically.

    Judge Kavanaugh will be Justice Kavanaugh by this time next week.

  941. Waingro says:

    He’s NAILING this.

  942. Paul says:

    Brat Kavanaugh is a bit angry. I wonder if he’s been drinking.

  943. Waingro says:

    #965, sounds like an innocent man.

  944. Dylan says:

    A little strident but that’s expected. He’s following the Clarence Thomas playbook but he needs his own stamp on this. I hope we see some gear shifting.

  945. Bitterlaw says:

    Kavanaugh is basically ignoring Ford and blasting the Democrats. We’ll see how that plays.

  946. Waingro says:

    I’m fired up now. Lets Go!!

  947. janz says:

    Warranted indignation – powerful and representative of what many of us are feeling.

  948. Dylan says:

    He needs to speak to Ford “You got this wrong. Why are you doing this?”

  949. janz says:

    Hey Paul, how would you act after being publicly slimed?

  950. Bitterlaw says:

    Kavanaugh delivers a strong GFY to the Democrats.

  951. mnw says:

    Phil wanted red meat. Here it is.

  952. BayernFan says:

    Omg is that Alyssa Milano?? Lolllol

  953. Robbie says:

    Kavanaugh is bringing it!!!

  954. janz says:

    Due process? The Dems don’t have a moral compass for practicing such constitutional behavior.

    I am almost in tears myself over what Kavanaugh is going through, especially when he referenced his daughter suggested praying for Ford.

  955. ReadyFirst says:

    Some here need to develop the same backbone Kavanaugh is demonstrating right now.

  956. BayernFan says:

    Fords lawyers look pretty nervous. Talk about evil.

  957. Phil says:

    Well, at least the GOP committee members are allowing Kavanaugh to defend himself. Now they can all go back to hiding under their desks.

  958. Dylan says:

    he makes an EXCELLENT point. It’s very hard to think these allegations could remain buried all these years with all the high profile scrutiny this man has gotten–that it wouldn’t at some point have come up. If he was some sort of serial bad behavior guy.

    I guess the question is that IF (I underscore if) this was a one time drunken lapse at age 17 does that disqualify him?

  959. NYCmike says:

    Thanks to President Trump for nominating this man.

    He will be an asset on the Supreme Court.

  960. janz says:

    If Ford is deliberately lying I would think she would feel like s**t listening to Kavanaugh’s heartfelt testimony.

  961. Dylan says:

    980—-here’s hoping but they wont They aren’t cut from the same killer cloth the dems are. Too gentile.

  962. GF says:

    As someone who has had to deal with false allegations (from a mentally unwell woman at that), this hits home.

    Stick it to them, Judge K! Even if you go down, you’ll have inspired us because we know that it was the Dems who played this nasty game. I for one will now vote, even if that means nothing in Blue CA.

  963. jason says:

    Is Kavanaugh doing well.

    49 votes or less is going down on Predictit

  964. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil – I think you being way too harsh on the GOP Senators. I know you lean more towards the “Why are you lying,, bitch?” Line of questioning but I don’t think that would work here.

  965. BayernFan says:

    Powerful tv here. Keep it together dude

  966. Todd McCain says:

    KAV needed to hit a grand slam and he is doing it!

  967. Bayernfan says:

    Ford is lying and doesn’t care.

    Probably because she’s a psychopath.

  968. phoenixrisen says:

    Bring the thunder Judge Kavanaugh! Holy crap he is ticked though he is really hurt.

  969. Dylan says:

    He’s doing great. does not seem like a guy with a hidden dark side. My gut would tell me if he was that kind of guy–and i’m not feeling it.

    Too bad the GOP whiffed it with Mitchell. They didn’t need her.

  970. BayernFan says:

    If this was true, then the Clinton’s would have found out about it during the impeachment.

  971. Phil says:

    Can’t wait until Spartacus and Kamala go after this guy. Should be entertaining. I’m sure the left will be entertained.

  972. BayernFan says:

    Quit crying and sniffling dude. Keep it together.

  973. janz says:

    This whole awful event has taken a bigger toll on Kavanaugh and his family than apparently it has on Ford, as there is no giggling or light heartedness on his part.

  974. BayernFan says:

    Lol my gf said his wife was prolly bugging him to toss those calendars for years!!!

  975. Dylan says:

    I didn’t like the visual of Ford swigging Coke. It was almost frivolous.

  976. jason says:

    The Dems will go after him on politics, they won’t be talking much about the alleged assault.

  977. Diamond Jim says:

    M

  978. janz says:

    Bayern, he can’t blow his nose in the middle of his testimony, can he? I doubt the dude has gotten much sleep lately, and appears to be emotionally broken by all this humiliation. The Dems must be dancing in their heads with Glee!

  979. mnw says:

    BF 995

    I don’t like the crying either. I liked the terrible swift sword part.

    No wonder Ford’s attys tried to insist that K testify first.

    Giving Ford a light once-over this morning may have been a good strategy.

  980. BayernFan says:

    Crying too much?

  981. BayernFan says:

    Get it together dude.

  982. ReadyFirst says:

    I said it in 883. and I say it again, Ford talked and looked like a mental patient. I had pity for her, but I didn’t believe her any more than I believe a schizophrenic. Kavanaugh is beyond compelling!

  983. BayernFan says:

    Is he about to break down?

  984. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    995. “Quit crying and sniffling dude. Keep it together.”

    He’s unraveling, hope there is someone available to put him back together.

  985. BayernFan says:

    Hope it finishes like it started.

  986. VictrC says:

    I dont think hes crying too much. I think this will sink in with women. This absolutely does not seem like a man who committed these acts.

    Just think about how Clinton reacted and his standoff attitude.

    He’s doing a good job. I want to see how Spartacus is going to call him names now. What is Blumenthal goign to say, when hes a liar to start.

    Thanks
    Victor

  987. BayernFan says:

    Will the Dems attack his temperament?

  988. dblaikie says:

    As a person of faith and as a man, Judge Kavanaugh has brought me to tears. For this to happen in our Country reveals a sickness that is deep.

  989. BayernFan says:

    Alyssa Milano looks miserable

  990. ReadyFirst says:

    1002. mnw, Exactly, I said the same in 883. Can’t fault him on the crying, probably zero sleep in the past week.

  991. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I was referring to this post in #1007, not kavanaugh:

    “Can’t wait until Spartacus and Kamala go after this guy. Should be entertaining. I’m sure the left will be entertained.”

  992. Mr.Vito says:

    Now a man isn’t allowed to cry when his life is being destroyed? Good grief, y’all are pitiful.

    I expect to him to cry if he’s telling the truth.

    Maybe he can get called out by “Tears of Rage” Corey Booker next…

  993. BayernFan says:

    Now the Dems will attack him for hiring only female clerks.

  994. Bitterlaw says:

    The Dems would be wise to not ask any questions or make any statements.

  995. BayernFan says:

    Dems are pure evil

  996. Dylan says:

    He’s not a great public speaker. A little one gear-ish, but he seems earnest. Believable.

  997. Dylan says:

    I cant believe Mitchell is going to do this. Grassley is clueless. This isn’t a deposition admonition session.

  998. BayernFan says:

    Her lawyers are scum

  999. Waingro says:

    Wow. What an amazing statement.

  1000. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Kavanaugh’s confirmation just went positive in the PredictIt market.

    https://www.predictit.org/Browse/Category/13/US-Politics

  1001. Hugh says:

    The crying in my view shows that he is not the Socio path that the Dems have tried to make them out to be.

  1002. Phil says:

    Oh, hell. They are using Miss Milk toast again.

    Unbelievable.

  1003. ReadyFirst says:

    Dems in a horrible spot now. Similar to what Republicans would have been in had they gone after Ford.

  1004. BayernFan says:

    Way to call out the Dems

  1005. Dylan says:

    Mitchell SUCKS. So inappropriate–her whole demeanor. A travesty they allowed this robot in here.

  1006. ReadyFirst says:

    But Dems probably wont be able to contain themselves.

  1007. jason says:

    28% for 51 votes the highest its been today.

    50 votes has 11%, 52 has 8% 53 6% and 54 4%

  1008. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    In this age of Oprah, crying is obligatory. Not that it was not justified.

  1009. jason says:

    Mitchell SUCKS. So inappropriate–her whole demeanor. A travesty they allowed this robot in here.”

    I called this the biggest mistake the GOP made in the process several days ago.

    Suck it Bitter, I make good predictions too.

  1010. DW says:

    After this performance by Kavanaugh is Manchin really going to vote no and expect to be re-elected?

  1011. ReadyFIrst says:

    1033. Or Murk in Alaska.

  1012. VictrC says:

    He just chopped Feinstein off at the knees. She couldn’t even stumble to a question

    He eviscerated her

  1013. BayernFan says:

    Hmm so the GOP senators gave up their chance to sing his praises.

  1014. Bitterlaw says:

    Your prediction was an opinion. Mine was a fact. GFY

  1015. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    This is where the Democrats may hang themselves with their own stupidity.

  1016. mnw says:

    Once again, I can see why the GOP Senators staying out of it & letting Mitchell do it all may be wise strategy.

  1017. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1017. “The Dems would be wise to not ask any questions or make any statements.”

    Agree Bitter, all they are doing is providing Kavanaugh a forum to rebut the accusations. They are also going to look bad calling him names.

  1018. VictrC says:

    The only thing I suggest is that he refrain from smugness. Remain composed, eloquent, angry, deterimined, but don’t laugh off a question.

    I can’t see how any R would not want this man on the SC Hes qualified, and now we see he’s a fighter. He wont backdown.

  1019. Dylan says:

    Feinstein is a mummy. a robot. an automaton. she is done. I bet Deleon beats her in November. Gong show. yank her off.

  1020. Cash Cow TM says:

    DRUDGE

    “New 26,000-pound dinosaur discovery Earth’s largest land animal…”

    Walt got teary eyed on reading this report…he said
    “They found my pet, Fido!”

  1021. Robbie says:

    After that opening statement, if Republicans vote him down, trash this party forever.

  1022. Cash Cow TM says:

    On Facebook, I woman Walt knows says she now remembers that whoever the Ds nominate for president in 2032 inappropriately groped her.

  1023. Gelt Goose says:

    Honk.

  1024. Phil says:

    Agree 100%, Robbie. Let em burn if they let this happen.

  1025. GF says:

    Nice work on DiFi, Judge K!

    As much as Top Two sucks, I will use it to actively vote AGAINST DiFi and thus FOR her crackpot opponent. It’s not like reelecting her will help the country by improving the Dem caucus, so I may as well punish her.

    Besides, there is always the possibility that a more reasonable replacement can win a Top Two against DeLeon in 2024.

  1026. dblaikie says:

    Robbie, I hope you are still keeping my posts. All I can say is, if another poster comes on here and starts talking about Trump appointing someone else like Barret right away, I think I am going to throw-up.

  1027. Cash Cow TM says:

    Kavanaugh voice sounds EXACTLY like RAY ROMANO (star of TV show “Everyone Loves Raymond”!

  1028. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I had been planning to vote for Feinstein as the lesser of two evils, but in the last few days it hit the point where I will vote for her opponent just to get rid of her. Democrats are likely going to turn on her because she did not disclosure the Ford letter. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, she will be one of those who is blamed.

  1029. Redmen4ever says:

    The calendars give the judge an airtight alibi for the entire summer.

    No corroboration + an alibi even for a date as vague as sometime during the summer = dismiss the allegation.

    This is clear to me, but what about Flake and the weal sisters? K. says he still drinks beer. Can Flake handle that? Also, K. has female friends from high school. Can Flake handle that?

    I’m thinking Lisa M. and Susan C. are going to pull through, and if we get all of our 51 votes, we’ll fetch four or so votes from Ds in Red States.

  1030. BayernFan says:

    If two dems were the only options I probably wouldn’t vote for either. I get now voting against one of them.

  1031. lisab says:

    Hard to believe this loon is a college professor.
    ——————–

    did you not go to college?

  1032. dblaikie says:

    The Fox News talking heads have done a 180 degree turn around.

  1033. Dylan says:

    Leahy needs to go sit under his apple tree. Ossified old white guy . . . . . .

  1034. BayernFan says:

    Clearly Ford is a loon. She is an attention whore… a psychopath. She needs serious psychological help.

  1035. dblaikie says:

    By the way I like that the questioner is being harder on the Judge with more direct questions. It just adds to his credibility as he answers each question directly with no hesitation.

  1036. Skippy says:

    If GOP does not confirm Kavanuagh within the next 96 hours may God have mercy on the GOP…because Skippy won’t.

  1037. Cash Cow TM says:

    Lawyer: “Cash Cow, have you ever been on board a UFO?”

    Cash Cow: “Absolutely not.”

    Lawyer: “Cash Cow, have you ever been cow-napped and taken aboard a UFO by aliens?”

    Cash Cow: “NO! That is absurd.”

    Lawyer: “Did you ever allow any cow-napping aliens from other planets milk you while on board a UFO?”

    CC: “WTF! How could that happen since I TOLD you I have never BEEN on a UFO?”

    Lawyer: “Did you ever kick the bucket of milk over in the UFO while a conwapping alien was milking you?”

    CC: “Judge, can you hand me a weapon so I can shoot this idiot lawyer?”

  1038. BayernFan says:

    An all-male serious liberal arts college that didn’t suffer fools or loons. They didn’t last a year.

  1039. Bio mom says:

    I do think Ford is psychologically damaged. Probably not a psychopath, but definitely damaged.

  1040. lisab says:

    Should be entertaining. I’m sure the left will be entertained.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of_jyeDZ3Sg

  1041. BayernFan says:

    A psychopath does not have empathy for others. She has no empathy for K or her friends regarding the consequences of her lies. She is all about herself.

  1042. Bitterlaw says:

    The prosecutor is doing a great job.

    Dems want Kavanaugh to demand an FBI investigation. He should tell them to F off.

  1043. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The listen learned today, when your 18-year old heads off to college, give them a diary. Tell them they need to do an entry for their activities every day. Promise you will never look at it. It might come in handy some day.

  1044. Bitterlaw says:

    He tells Durbin that the FBI does not provide conclusions. F off in quiet terms.

  1045. Bitterlaw says:

    Don’t answer. It’s a trap.

  1046. Mr.Vito says:

    John Harwood Retweeted Ben Shapiro

    he definitely should be angry if he’s innocent

    John Harwood added,
    Ben Shapiro
    Verified account @benshapiro
    Kavanaugh is angry. He should be if he’s innocent. And anyone who says he shouldn’t is a ridiculous, pathetic liar. https://www.dailywire.com/news/36415/watch-kavanaughs-impassioned-rebuttal-accusations-ben-shapiro
    143 replies 274 retweets 1,575 likes

  1047. lisab says:

    An all-male serious liberal arts college
    ——————————

    all-male liberal arts school?

    what the heck?

  1048. Bitterlaw says:

    Graham explodes on the Dems.

  1049. Mr.Vito says:

    Guy Benson
    ?Verified account @guypbenson
    8m8 minutes ago

    As Democrats, one by one, insist on an FBI investigation & demand more witnesses, recall that *every one of them* on this panel signed a letter *yesterday* insisting Kavanaugh should withdraw before this hearing.

  1050. ReadyFirst says:

    Graham gets re-elected.

  1051. Waingro says:

    Graham is a damn hero today. He has cart blanche to promote whatever mega amnesty bill he wants from now on. Ha!

  1052. janz says:

    Bitter, Kavanaugh listened to you and didn’t answer Durbin’s question about supporting an FBI investigation.

    The dems are looking like such little, petty bureaucrats. Their character and credibility, of wanting a fair hearing seeking the truth, is shrinking before the cameras.

  1053. mnw says:

    The Body Snatchers obviously got to Lindsey while he slept.

  1054. ReadyFirst says:

    I knew the Dems couldn’t contain themselves. They should have kept their yaps shut, they look petty and ridiculous now.

  1055. Mr.Vito says:

    Rich Lowry
    ?Verified account @RichLowry
    4m4 minutes ago

    Classic moment in the world’s greatest deliberative body: “it referred to flatulence–we were 16”

  1056. GF says:

    Is Graham trying to be the Arlen Specter of our times? Was it not Specter who went to the mat for Clarence Thomas?

  1057. janz says:

    “Graham is a damn hero today.”

    I second that with exclamation marks!!! He’s to be commended for calling out his corrupt democrat counterparts, publicly. Also, he addressed the spineless members of his own party, to vote this man in.

  1058. Wes says:

    So, to recap, three hours ago, half the posters here had joined Robbie on his eternal ledge. Now all of them—including Robbie—are singing Kavanaugh’s hosannas.

    Wow.

  1059. Bitterlaw says:

    Specter was instrumental in getting Thomas confirmed.

  1060. lisab says:

    wes,

    if you noticed, the people on the ledge were not regular posters

    perhaps one troll multiple accounts

  1061. BayernFan says:

    The Dems have gone off the chain. Completely.

  1062. Mr.Vito says:

    Again, I’m not watching… so is this correct?

    The Democrats on the panel have resorted to asking a candidate for SCOTUS about his potty humor as a sophomore?

  1063. dblaikie says:

    It is finally wonderful to see people in my party have a heart and some backbone. Robbie, bring on the midterms! In fact I am upping my prediction to + 6.

  1064. phoenixrisen says:

    This is hilarious. Dems are begging Kavanaugh to request an FBI investigation, practically groveling.

  1065. BayernFan says:

    Whitehouse never played quarters?!?! What a liar. Or a boob.

  1066. DW says:

    Interesting…just yesterday the VA_02 polling going on had Scott Taylor trailing slightly…now polling resumed, and given the hearings going on with Kavanaugh, Taylor has suddenly taken the lead as Republicans are starting to pick up and answer the phone.

  1067. Bitterlaw says:

    They can’t challenge Kavanaugh’s credibility so they want him to call on the FBI to investigate him. WTF

  1068. janz says:

    #1048 GF

    I was originally going to vote for Feinstein, as the other dem running for the same CA senate seat is so far left that he falls off the earth. What I’m going to do now, though, is leave that space blank, as I am do disgusted with Feinstein’s ethics.

  1069. Wes says:

    When will McConnell schedule Kavanaugh’s vote?

  1070. BayernFan says:

    No more Rachel

  1071. Bitterlaw says:

    What is K reading?

  1072. janz says:

    The dems have no recourse but to sound sincere while acting stupid.

  1073. Wes says:

    Robbie said Grassley was blundering by accommodating Ford and the Dems. I said a politician in office continuously since Ike was President might know a bit more about how to handle this than Robbie. Grassley didn’t disappoint.

  1074. lisab says:

    not watching, but seeing a youtube of people listening …

    they seem to believe him

  1075. ReadyFirst says:

    Klo “I don’t have a drinking problem. Kav “nor do I”. Beautifully handled!

  1076. Bitterlaw says:

    I did not play drinking games in college. Why waste time playing games when I could just drink?

  1077. Mr.Vito says:

    Matt Walsh
    ?Verified account @MattWalshBlog
    11m11 minutes ago

    JUDGE KAVANAUGH DID YOU OR DID YOU NOT DRAW A PENIS ON THE BATHROOM STALL IN 6TH GRADE? AMERICA DESERVES TO KNOW THE TRUTH

  1078. Wes says:

    My prediction:

    This outright saves the Senate and increases the upside for the GOP while lessening the chances the Dems take the House.

  1079. phoenixrisen says:

    Orrin Hatch was itching to get his say in. He didn’t want a break.

  1080. lisab says:

    i guess there is a reason he might be a scotus judge and she is a college professor

    he is simply better

  1081. Mr.Vito says:

    Cuffy
    ? @CuffyMeh
    27m27 minutes ago

    Cuffy Retweeted Jennifer Palmieri

    What, were they eating dinner at a restaurant?

    Jennifer Palmieri
    Verified account @jmpalmieri
    OMG. The yelling at Senators? ? ? Insane entitlement.
    29 replies 226 retweets 963 likes

  1082. Wes says:

    Robbie claimed Ford would destroy Kavanaugh by testifying. That’s right up there with his “Hillary and Ross will win in NC” prediction from 2016.

  1083. phoenixrisen says:

    Wes, GOP picks up 3-6 seats in the Senate, House will be a 5 seat gain either way, GOP retains all of Congress

  1084. janz says:

    Wes, I love your most recent prediction, and am crossing figures you are 100% right!

  1085. Wes says:

    Poor Robbie. He so badly wants the GOP to suffer electoral Ragnarok for not nominating JEB!. It never quite happens though. We should be fearful if Robbie goes Machiavellian on us and starts cheering for Republicans to win. We know the end will truly be here then.

  1086. Wes says:

    Zero chance of GOP gains in the House, Phoenix; however, I expect Republicans to limit the losses to a handful of seats.

  1087. Phil says:

    I will never say another critical word about Lindsey Graham.

    EVER

  1088. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “They can’t challenge Kavanaugh’s credibility so they want him to call on the FBI to investigate him. WTF”

    They are hearing from both Kavanaugh and Ford under oath. What is the point to an FBI investigation?

    Its a delaying tactic. The hearing has gone south on them. I like how Kavanaugh is sparring with the Democrats; he is flustering them.

  1089. lisab says:

    i guess collins and murk are yes

    but flake is a no

  1090. ReadyFirst says:

    Dem Senators acting as if they’re not drinkers, HAH! That type of hypocrisy blazes through to all Americans. The hardcore Liberals will ignore.

  1091. janz says:

    You know, the dems and Ford really put Kavanaugh’s life in a trash compactor. All the smears, exaggerations, digs and name calling he had few options but to rally his spirit and fight back.

    Again, I would think if Ford had any goodness in her bones she would be second-thinking her course of action to become the dem patsy in order to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination/confirmation. I just can’t believe she didn’t know what she was doing!

  1092. BayernFan says:

    Trump gave Graham’s testicles back to him.

  1093. Tom says:

    I wish when the Dems keep asking him to call for and FBI investigation Kavanaugh would say “Senator, you had ample time for any number of investigations when you first got Dr. Fords complaint over a month ago. Instead you sat on this information in order to delay this process. And that’s all you demand for an FBI investigation now is – another delaying tactic to try an run out the clock until after November. An FBI investigation would not result in any more information than you have right now. Dr. Ford cannot prove these allegations. No one corroborates her account. Statements by all concerned have be provided under oath. Why would these be any more credible if they are provided to the FBI? This isn’t about discovering the truth, this is purely about delay.”

  1094. janz says:

    lisab, how do you know Flake is a no?

  1095. Mr.Vito says:

    Title of Michael Knowles’ podcast today:

    “The Gang-Raping Of Brett Kavanaugh”

  1096. mnw says:

    DW 1090

    “I fear that all you have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.”

  1097. lisab says:

    jeff flake
    If Brett Kavanaugh can be this angry on national TV, imagine what he’s like when he gets inebriated.

  1098. Redmen4ever says:

    anybody interested in Sheldon Whitehoue’s high school yearbook can check out the following site:

    http://www.classmates.com/yearbooks/school/St-Pauls-School/16707

  1099. Hugh says:

    Dems are looking like fools

  1100. lisab says:

    lisab, how do you know Flake is a no?
    ——————-

    i don’t,

    a total guess. i figure he does not like trump, and so he may take the low road.

    i think it would be career suicide for him to do so though.

  1101. Hugh says:

    Flake will be a yes or he will lose his republican friends

  1102. BayernFan says:

    Lisab….

    Wabash College

    Mike Braun’s Alma mater

  1103. ReadyFirst says:

    1121. lisab. Then Flake probably shouldn’t go drinking with Lindsey Graham.

  1104. lisab says:

    Flake will be a yes or he will lose his republican friends

    ——————————-

    i agree … but sooooooooo many times i have seen people do what is clearly against their self interest purely out of spite

  1105. SoHope says:

    Lindsey Graham got religion

  1106. dblaikie says:

    Well if this keeps going this way I wonder when Robbie will come here and post — I was Kavanaugh greatest supporter!

  1107. mnw says:

    If the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior, Flake has repeatedly made noise about voting against the GOP on something major… and then voted with the GOP at crunch time.

    He said he would not vote “present.” So… he wants to buy into THIS drizzly DEM horsezh*t & vote No? Now? After today?

  1108. lisab says:

    1121. lisab. Then Flake probably shouldn’t go drinking with Lindsey Graham.
    —————————

    it was actually ted lieu

    dem congressman from CA

    (not flake)

  1109. Wes says:

    The thinking is that Flake may vote no because he’s seeking employment with an anti-Trump business.

  1110. lisab says:

    Dr. Blasey Ford showed much more judicial temperament than Brett Kavanaugh in their opening statements. — ted lieu

  1111. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    A PPP poll of the California governor’s race has Newsom 51% to Cox 39%. It is surprising that Newsom is supported by a bare majority. If Cox wins over 40% in Democratic California, it will be a shock.

  1112. lisab says:

    had kavanaugh fallen apart, flake would have had cover

    now i think if he votes no,

    he will have trouble finding a job

    as the gop will see it as a vote against kavanaugh

    not as a vote against trump

    (but i still guess he will vote no)

  1113. lisab says:

    now the dems are saying he is too angry at them to be on scotus …

    well … if you accuse a scotus nominee of multiple gang rapes, you tend to make them angry

  1114. Hugh says:

    I guess Teddy has never been accused of organizing gangbang parties. What a tool

  1115. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I don’t see Flake voting no.

  1116. GF says:

    BayernFan says:

    September 27, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Trump gave Graham’s testicles back to him.
    *********************************************

    On the contrary, I think DJT just reached up inside and yanked them down so they could finally serve a purpose instead of being tucked away like a pair of ovaries (no offense to the strong-willed women here, just that a man needs his nads to descend).

  1117. BayernFan says:

    Will flake ask question or punt to Rachel?

  1118. Wes says:

    On RRH, two “Republicans” who know as much about electoral politics as Corey does about having a threesome with Stacy Smith and Jodi Balfour are arguing about—you guessed it—how badly a Kavanaugh confirmation hurts Senate Republicans’ electoral chances.

  1119. ReadyFirst says:

    At this point, I see 51 GOP yea votes.

  1120. Dylan says:

    OK–Lindsey set off a GREAT development. The republicans have now taken back their time from Mitchell and are FIGHTING. YES YES YES Do not delegate. Roll up sleeves and do DIRTY HARD WORK.

  1121. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1138. “I guess Teddy has never been accused of organizing gangbang parties.”

    Are you kidding. The only gang bang that Lieu would be part of would involve eight petunias pots.

  1122. ReadyFIrst says:

    1142. Wes, Ridiculous, all you probably have to do to measure intensity is go on your FB wall right now and see what people are saying.

  1123. Wes says:

    I’m going to be Machiavellian and say I want 50 GOP votes only so Dems in Trump states will have to vote against him to avoid being known as one who put a GOP SCOTUS nominee over the top.

  1124. mnw says:

    If McConnell & Grassley think they have everybody but Flake (possibly), then they should call the vote for tomorrow.

    Don’t wait a single nanosecond. Stake. Heart. Now.

  1125. BayernFan says:

    Is Rachel still there?

  1126. ReadyFirst says:

    Blumenthal dragging a woman through the mud, but he belongs to the metoo# party.

  1127. Dylan says:

    You gotta figure this Mark Judge fellow is not going to make a good witness given his past. He sounds like he’s been to hell and back.

    Blumenathal is SMARM city—can’t the GOP run someone good and take him out for Christ’s sake.

  1128. mnw says:

    Wes

    Smart as they are, & they ARE smart, The Wise Men are often a bit behind the curve, I’ve noticed. Rather surprising, like a nuclear scientist who can never find the car keys.

    Meantime, while you’ve been hanging out in pricey wine bars with ferns in brass pots (RRH), I have been observing my friends in LOW places all day: They. Want. BLOOD.

  1129. hugh says:

    Blumenthal like nelson has way to much botox

  1130. phoenixrisen says:

    Good gracious is Blumenthal someone whose lights aren’t all on upstairs.

  1131. GF says:

    1147- Wes, that is a fantastic idea! Once confirmed, nobody cares how many votes a judge got. Let Flake do his thing to land a gig at MSNBC or CNN; if the others stay true, make each Red State Dem own their vote to the max!

  1132. Wes says:

    Dylan, Blumenthal is from CT. Republicans won’t be electing a Senator from that state any time soon.

  1133. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    The PredictIt market is now at 63% for confirmation.

    https://www.predictit.org/Browse/Category/13/US-Politics

  1134. Wes says:

    You didn’t think I read The Art of War and The Prince just to make pretentious quotes, did you, GF? 😉

  1135. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    In my humble opinion, Grassley’s insistence that Ford testify first and then Kavanaugh probably saved the day.

  1136. Robbie says:

    I can’t believe the idiot Democrats are litigating the yearbook.

  1137. Phil says:

    The Hawaiian Punch, Spartacus, and Kamala the Mean to go next. That ought to be a real circus.

  1138. Hugh says:

    Here comes the chit show. Hang on folks. Good news is Hawaiiian punch has an IQ of 95.

  1139. mnw says:

    Vichey. Not AGAIN. I thought I told you to F off.

    Lots of posts about Blumenthal having lied about his service in Viet Nam. Wouldn’t work in MO, but I guess it’s no big deal back east.

  1140. Phil says:

    The Hawaiian Punch is a real lovely person is she not?

  1141. Mr.Vito says:

    Dana Loesch
    ?Verified account @DLoesch

    Hirono now trying to shame Kavanaugh for being outraged that he’s being smeared with unsubstantiated sexual assault accusations that Hirono and her party hid for six weeks.

    ……………..

    I guess she pi$$ed the white man didn’t shut up.

  1142. Mr.Vito says:

    Jim Acosta is whining that this hearing has been handled unfairly.

  1143. Phil says:

    Spartacus is next.

    I’m Spartacus!

    You are evil!

  1144. Mr.Vito says:

    “Jim Acosta is whining that this hearing has been handled unfairly.”

    That tells me all I need about how this is going.

  1145. Mr.Vito says:

    Ezra Klein
    ?Verified account @ezraklein

    Democrats should start yielding their time to Mitchell. They’re just repeating themselves at this point, and she was beginning an interesting line of inquiry. #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion

    ……………….

    They want Mitchell back now. ROFL

  1146. BayernFan says:

    Btw, why would a sex assault victim hire a porn lawyer?

  1147. Waingro says:

    Cruz time. Here we go.

  1148. Dylan says:

    1156–I know, Wes but . . . .I’m just musing that certainly there is some GOP superstar (not Linda McMahon) who can take Blumenthal on. This guy is very unimpressive. I would think the good people of CT would want to do a lot better.

  1149. Phil says:

    Boy, wouldn’t Corey Booker make a wonderful president?

  1150. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    mnw
    Why are people convinced that Jeff Flake(R-AZ) is a no vote?

  1151. Mr.Vito says:

    Have they asked him whether he ever drove a car off a bridge while drinking and left a girl to die?

  1152. BayernFan says:

    New drinking game…..

    Drink every time “yearbook” or “drunk” is mentioned!!

    But I thought this was supposed to be about a sec assault in high school….. not on whether the guy tied one on in college every now and then.

  1153. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Democrats should start yielding their time to Mitchell. They’re just repeating themselves at this point, and she was beginning an interesting line of inquiry”

    Would respectfully disagree with Klein. Need to get the Republican senators on the record at the hearing.

  1154. mnw says:

    Sheep

    Dunno. I’m not.

    Great opportunity for Cruz here. The advantages of incumbency.

  1155. Phil says:

    Kamala needs to jump start her campaign – will have to one up Spartacus.

  1156. phoenixrisen says:

    Feinstein and her staff looked like they swallowed lemons when Cornyn and Cruz embarrassed them just now when they zeroed in on the Ford letter being leaked to the press.

  1157. Hugh says:

    Is the freakshow over yet

  1158. dylan says:

    I think Kav is tired. he didn’t do great against Booker. Man this is grueling. I don’t know who would do this having to go through this

  1159. Waingro says:

    Booker actually was better than Harris.

  1160. Wes says:

    Let me get this straight:

    Ford and the Dems tried not only to defeat Kavanaugh but also to DESTROY him, actively worked to dehumanize him into an ‘80s slasher villain, and endangered his family with their slanderous accusations.

    Regardless, Mazie Hirono thinks Kavanaugh has a problem with temperament for being angry at them over this gross attempt at character assassination.

    What is the Japanese word for chutzpah?

  1161. mnw says:

    VOTE!

    It’ll never get any better. Could get a lot worse. VOTE NOW.

  1162. ReadyFirst says:

    1186. Ditto!!!!

  1163. dylan says:

    I’m a little behind because I had to pause to take a call. Feinstein is a cooked frog. She totally leaked this. . . . . .looks horrible. Look for the far leftist Deleon to take her out in November.

  1164. BayernFan says:

    The beach people leaked the letter!!! Lol

  1165. Mr.Vito says:

    Erick Erickson
    ?Verified account @EWErickson
    3m3 minutes ago

    If I were the President, I’d spend tomorrow retweeting the highly biased tweets of various reporters to further expose just how much the American press corps had decided to fall in with the left against him. cc: @realDonaldTrump

    Donald J. Trump
    ?Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    6m6 minutes ago

    Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!

  1166. Wes says:

    Mnw, I’m sure you’ll be surprised to know RRH still days Republicans lack the votes to confirm Kavanaugh.

  1167. NYCmike says:

    Just watched the Graham part…….well done, Lindsay.

  1168. Bitterlaw says:

    The prosecutor was the good cop. The GOP Senators played bad cop – but only against Diane Feinstein. Democrats should send money to her opponent to defeat her. Feinstein should just vote to confirm Kavanaugh since she helped him today.

  1169. Mr.Vito says:

    David French
    ?Verified account @DavidAFrench

    “Tell her truth” is not the same as “Tell the truth.”

  1170. Wes says:

    I must admit, Mikey, Graham did far better than Senators Akin and Mourdock.

  1171. mnw says:

    It must be based on inside info, then. Because all the public info points to the opposite.

    If they don’t have the votes, they never will. Take the shot.

    There will be 3 new accusers by Noon tomorrow.

  1172. Waingro says:

    He’s got this. 53-47. Manchin and Donnelly vote yes. Call the vote.

  1173. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    After this excruciating hearing, the Democrats will look crazy to request the item be continued so there can be more investigation and testimony.
    Grassley did his job, its over and they need to vote.

  1174. mnw says:

    The GOP waverers need a a little dose of constituent phone call therapy.

  1175. Wes says:

    Wain, I think it’s best if Republicans get only 50 votes and let Flake vote no so all endangered Dems will vote with Schumer. Pence can then break the tie.

  1176. Mr.Vito says:

    Melissa Mackenzie
    ? @MelissaTweets
    1h1 hour ago

    Ben Sasse furious, too?

    Welp, congrats Democrats…everybody is livid.

  1177. Wes says:

    Mnw, I think the RRH “Republicans” are just engaging in their usual Dem cheerleading.

  1178. mnw says:

    I get sick of people prattling about Akin. He was a decent congressman. He shot himself in the foot. I’m not going to blame the primary voters. I voted for Bruner. He lost.

  1179. Wes says:

    Sasse is a conservative Republican from heavily GOP Nebraska. All of his opposition was just theater because of his personal loathing for Trump.

  1180. Mr.Vito says:

    Kate Bennett
    ?Verified account @KateBennett_DC

    Finally. @Alyssa_Milano has been breaking room rules for this hearing by videotaping and photographing on and off all day. A guard just went over and told her to stop.

  1181. Mr.Vito says:

    Stephen Miller
    ?Verified account @redsteeze
    28m28 minutes ago

    Stephen Miller Retweeted John McCormack

    Feinstein throws Ford under the bus. Astounding.

    Stephen Miller added,
    John McCormack
    @McCormackJohn
    Feinstein says most likely leak of Ford’s letter was from “her friends.”

    Cornyn points out her friends didn’t have the letter.…
    47 replies 392 retweets 937 likes

  1182. Wes says:

    Alyssa Milano should go back to softcore porn s I do shows on Showtime. She’s better at those than as a political activist.

  1183. mnw says:

    Why not blame Sarah Steelman for Akin, then? She could’ve dropped out & endorsed Bruner.

    It was a 3-way GOP primary. If the national GOP recognized that Akin would be a sure loser (they did NOT), then they should’ve intervened.

  1184. Wes says:

    Alternatively we can blame Akin for being a dolt who demolished his own candidacy and stayed in the race to lose by double digits.

  1185. Robbie says:

    Brett Kavanaugh was basically Michael Jordan with the flu against the Utah Jazz in 1998. He crushed it.

    And if he wins confirmation, it will be because of him and him alone. Well, maybe with an assist from Lindsey Graham.

    The rest of the Republican were garbage. The outside prosecutor was a joke. A real mistake.

    Kudos to Kavanaugh.

  1186. Wes says:

    My phone autocorrected sci fi to s I do. Cute.

  1187. Robbie says:

    I thought the Democrats all but mailed it in after Kavanaugh’s impassioned opening statement. His speech was riveting.

  1188. Phil says:

    Actually, Sarah Steelman was the better candidate. She would have won by two or three points….just like Jane Norton would have been elected in Colorado. Instead we got Ken Buck. Senator Bennett was thrilled as was Sky Queen in Mizzou.

  1189. Robbie says:

    What could go wrong?

    Phil Mattingly
    @Phil_Mattingly

    Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Jeff Flake and Joe Manchin are all meeting NOW before the GOP conference meeting, per @tedbarrettcnn

  1190. BayernFan says:

    I don’t think Ford was credible at all.

  1191. mnw says:

    Phil

    I never thought Steelman was much. No offense. If she was the best of the 3 candidates, how come she came in third? (as I recall)

    I was never an Akin guy, but it’s useful to recall he was beating McC before he decided to free associate about rape & pregnancy.

  1192. dylan says:

    You know what I loved most about the whole thing? I’ll tell you. I love love love that the spineless GOP finally agreed to abandon Mitchell and Graham made that happen by passing Grassley a note that probably said “I won’t yield.” That was a perfect audible they should have done earlier in the day.

  1193. Bitterlaw says:

    Every time I hear Senator Coons speak, I realize that he is only there to annoy me because idiots in Delaware took out the Senate candidate who had never lost a statewide race in favor of COD – the only candidate I know of who was accused of being a witch.

  1194. Wes says:

    By the way, McCaskill has already announced herself as an unqualified No. Hawley will have no problem rallying the base against her after that.

  1195. Robbie says:

    dylan says:
    September 27, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    You know what I loved most about the whole thing? I’ll tell you. I love love love that the spineless GOP finally agreed to abandon Mitchell and Graham made that happen by passing Grassley a note that probably said “I won’t yield.” That was a perfect audible they should have done earlier in the day.

    – Yep.

  1196. BayernFan says:

    Ford is on her way to becoming a crazy cat lady. Is she on meds? Did anyone ask? I bet she is. Wonder what side effects?

  1197. mnw says:

    Shut up, Vichey. Go eeyoore at Kos. Impress them with your knowledge of modern European history. /s

    moron

  1198. Phil says:

    Manchin would be a fool to vote no if his vote was the deciding one, but he’s looking for cover from the three Republicans to protect himself from Schumer. If Schumer needs his vote he will give it to him however. That’s what Joe does.

  1199. mnw says:

    Wes

    Hawley:

    I keep waiting for him to break out, though.

  1200. mnw says:

    Phil 1224

    Manchin:

    You are absolutely right.

  1201. Robbie says:

    mnw says:
    September 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    Shut up, Vichey. Go eeyoore at Kos. Impress them with your knowledge of modern European history. /s
    moron

    – You’re f@cking jack@ss.

  1202. Tgca says:

    It’s after 7PM. Who wants to discuss ABORTION?

  1203. Wes says:

    Blumenthal-Mr. Good Morning Vietnam himself—actually asked if Kavanaugh believes Anita Hill.

    On that note, does Kavanaugh believe the following:

    Travis Walton

    Jimmy Carter’s UFO sighting

    Robert Kenneth Wilson

    Albert Ostman

    Marshal Applewhite

    ?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  1204. Wes says:

    I’m sure Dick the Misogynist Bastard Mourdock will be glad to tell you he opposes it because God intends women to have rape babies, Tg.

  1205. BayernFan says:

    So happy for Graham that he found his stones. Stand up to the Nazi show trial tactics. Way to call em out.

  1206. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Believe everyone can agree — this was a good day for Kavanaugh and the Republicans.

    The lowest moment came when Senators where questioning him about his prep school yearbook. You knew then they had no real proof. This will go down as a major historic travesty.

  1207. Mr.Vito says:

    It was probably best that they didn’t include this at a sexual assault hearing, but it sounds like it would have fit right in:

    http://static2.bigstockphoto.com/thumbs/2/1/1/large1500/112004141.jpg

  1208. Robbie says:

    Third time he’s done this. Where’s Senator Mourdock’s statement, NYCmike?

    Josh Caplan
    @joshdcaplan

    POLITICO: Former President George W. Bush reaffirms support for Brett Kavanaugh following testimony

  1209. Tgca says:

    637 Bitter

    Real men don’t choose cats over dogs. You’ve been hanging at Woody’s too much and going to flower shows.

  1210. mnw says:

    Tg

    As u know, this whole THING is about abortion. That’s what gives the apparent discussion its Alice In Wonderland quality. The DEMs don’t give a rats adz what Kavanaugh & Ford did in HS.

    If a candidate in MO got caught lying about having served in Viet Nam, that candidate sure wouldn’t be sitting in the U.S. Senate.

  1211. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Believe a poll came out today showing the Manchin senate race tied. A no vote could find Manchin looking for a new job next year.

  1212. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 27, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    Believe everyone can agree — this was a good day for Kavanaugh and the Republicans.
    The lowest moment came when Senators where questioning him about his prep school yearbook. You knew then they had no real proof. This will go down as a major historic travesty.

    – You didn’t find him being questioned about farting to be helpful?!

  1213. Wes says:

    That was a Morrisey internal, SDC. I believe the real state of the race is currently Manchin 47/48-Morrisey 41/42. Morrisey has room to grow, and the Dems’ antics may help him.

  1214. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Josh Caplan
    @joshdcaplan

    POLITICO: Former President George W. Bush reaffirms support for Brett Kavanaugh following testimony”

    Think it is a message to any Republican who may be wavering. Your not just voting against Trump, your voting against the Bush dynasty as well — or to put it simply — “your toast.”

  1215. Wes says:

    I haven’t any problem with voting against the Bush dynasty, but Kavanaugh is not the battle to choose in that war.

  1216. BayernFan says:

    I wonder if Ford is gonna say anything.

  1217. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1238. Robbie, for whatever reason we have been in agreement a lot lately. It sort of indicates that Trump has not been at the front of the news lately — its been crazy Democrats. This was a bad outcome prior to the midterms for the Democrats. Am sure though that Trump will soon reassert himself.

  1218. BayernFan says:

    Interesting that no Dems questioned K on his allegation that this is partly Clinton’s revenge.

  1219. Wes says:

    Trump just needs to raise money and rally the base. Once Kavanaugh is seated, the President should deactivate his Twitter account till Election Day.

  1220. Tina says:

    Brutal day for the drafts and Jebot losahs.

    Hats off to Lynsdey Granite.

    No more Goober Graham.

    Way to go Grassley and Hatch.

    Way to go Sasses.

  1221. Tina says:

    The good cop bad cop of trump, Grassley, hatch, and Graham was very effective.

    Stellar nominee

    Now, let’s close it.

  1222. Tina says:

    I think the Rs were pissed that Frankenstein hid the claim for 8 weeks.

    She should be removed from the committee.

  1223. lisab says:

    Hats off to Lynsdey Granite.
    —————————-

    wow … now that is a surprise

  1224. Wes says:

    A lot of so-called “conservatives”—:cough:Glenn Beck:cough:—don’t like Hatch, but the senior Senator from Utah has never been anything but solid on judges.

  1225. Hugh says:

    I think Lindsey Graham did a lot to Dave this as did Kavanaugh. Good news is he put up a great fight which helps our base think we did fight back. I am sure there will be a couple more nutcases coming forward starting with some weird revelation from the porn lawyer. Time to vote. Lots of men are very disturbed by this. The only votes changed of consequence are millennial males.

  1226. BayernFan says:

    I’m pretty sure Alyssa Milano was tearing up during K’s testimony.

  1227. lisab says:

    the thing is …

    if kavanaugh is confirmed — which i am not sure of

    what happens if ginsberg dies?

    have the dems shot their bolt? or can they go lower?

  1228. Wes says:

    Bay, I wonder if some women too might not have taken kindly to the abject sleaze the Dems displayed in trying to pillory Kavanaugh . The politics of personal destruction is not usually a good strategy.

  1229. BayernFan says:

    Hopefully the GOP will have learned to ram through the nominee. No quarter. No squishing.

  1230. lisab says:

    how do you go lower than accusing someone of multiple gang rapes?

  1231. mnw says:

    Manchin says, “We’re all undecided.”

  1232. BayernFan says:

    Wes…. many suburban moms have high achieving sons who play ball and get good grades and want them to succeed in life. I imagine they are horrified that a mere accusation from an unbalanced woman would destroy their sons’ lives.

  1233. Mr.Vito says:

    Dave Wasserman: It’s the deplorables’ fault.

    ……………………….
    Dave Wasserman
    ?Verified account @Redistrict

    To Dems who can’t believe what they’re watching, remember: a majority of the Senate now represents 18% of the population & answers to a subset of voters that is considerably whiter, redder and more rural than the nation as a whole. That’s the reality of our times.

  1234. BayernFan says:

    My gf won’t shut up about it. She is beyond pissed about what the Dems are doing.

  1235. Tgca says:

    I have been saying this for years, anyone with sons should worry about these types of circuses put on to make a point or for political benefit. I am not inclined to believe any woman over any man or vice versa just because of their gender. That is absurdly ridiculous. History is littered with lying, cheating, conniving, women just as it is with men. I’ve actually grown up with some females to lie and accuse men of things they did not do just to either get them in trouble or be vindictive.

    I think all allegations should be taken seriously but also one must consider the credibility of the witnesses. If there is no one to corroborate an accusation and there is no other type of evidence or history to lead you to believe the accused is realistically guilty as charged, then it should be dismissed. We live in an innocent until proven guilty society not a guilty until proven innocent one.

  1236. Tina says:

    Flakey sounded like a yes.

  1237. Tgca says:

    1260

    Slap her! Just make sure there are no witnesses.

  1238. BayernFan says:

    Ford was not credible. No evidence. She comes off as a drug addled cat lady. She’s clearly unbalanced.

  1239. Tina says:

    Did anybody catch “accuser Ford?

    She said at one point, it happened in the mid 1980s.

  1240. Tina says:

    5 different statements on the number of people present.

    She threw her bff under the bus, claiming that she made the statement because she was “sick.”

  1241. BayernFan says:

    Maybe she dreamed it. That would explain why she can’t say how she got there or left… or where or when it happened but can remember the narrow staircase, the rooms, etc.

  1242. Robbie says:

    This was probably the most intense political day since the Florida recount in 2000.

  1243. BayernFan says:

    And explains why her witnesses say it never happened.

  1244. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Great headline in CNN twitter:

    “Some conservatives are citing Christine Blasey Ford’s fear of flying to raise doubts about her credibility. But Ford’s ability to fly despite her fear is “very typical” an expert says.”

  1245. Tina says:

    The polygraph is such bs too.

    Ex fib guy screwed that one up.

    Should be arrested for stupidity.

  1246. Tina says:

    ‘Sources Say’ is Greek for ‘Fake News’
    @NolteNC
    26m
    I did not find Ford convincing at ALL. Her story is loaded with contradictions and she showed her true side when she blamed her friend’s illness for refuting her testimony. And she doesn’t know what “exculpatory” means? That ssheot about two front doors? Sister, please.

  1247. lisab says:

    This was probably the most intense political day since the Florida recount in 2000.
    —————————–

    i think november 8, 2016

    when trump absolutely destroyed hillary clinton in one of the greatest victories in presidential history

  1248. Tina says:

    Ann Coulter
    @AnnCoulter
    Follow
    So when all was said and done, the Dems were reduced to grilling a Sup Ct nominee about high school fart jokes. Their “Me Toot” moment.

    Rofl

  1249. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Read that the Judiciary Committee may vote on the nomination tomorrow (Friday). Any confirmation?

  1250. BayernFan says:

    Even her students have said she’s unbalanced. Why didn’t anyone ask her why she scrubbed all her SM?

  1251. CG says:

    Fffffffffffffloor vote Saturday!

    The Hot Takes on here halfway through today were priceless (just like they were everywhere else online.) We can re-examine and analyze them at a later date when this is all over, just like the continued re-enactment of Election Night 2016 that goes on here.

  1252. bio mom says:

    1219
    Agree about Coons. He disqualified himself as a senator in my opinion when he turned our justice system on its head, saying Kav had to prove his innocence, not the accuser prove her case. Had some respect for him before this. But in my state, he will never lose. No need for integrity.

  1253. BayernFan says:

    It’s been scheduled for tomorrow for a few days now.

  1254. mnw says:

    Why don’t you “analyze” this right here, troll?

    Cornyn says, “We’re not there yet, but I’m optimistic we’ll get to confirmation.”

    That’s very recent.

  1255. lisab says:

    just like the continued re-enactment of Election Night 2016 that goes on here.
    ——————————–

    best election night evah!

  1256. Hugh says:

    So the hold outs are getting some promises to help their re-election. If murk or Collins vote no now they will be primaried and lose so now they want a few promises.

  1257. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    A Friday meeting had been tentatively scheduled, but there was a question if they would vote. It is reported the Republicans met tonight; assume they now have the votes to move forward.

  1258. Hugh says:

    No self respecting republican male will vote no. Particularly after how the dems played this.

  1259. Robbie says:

    CG says:
    September 27, 2018 at 8:21 pm
    Fffffffffffffloor vote Saturday!

    The Hot Takes on here halfway through today were priceless (just like they were everywhere else online.) We can re-examine and analyze them at a later date when this is all over, just like the continued re-enactment of Election Night 2016 that goes on here.

    – A procedural vote. A confirmation vote would come in the middle of next week assuming Flake, Collins, and Murkowski don’t bail.

  1260. BayernFan says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if a majority of suburban moms think Ford is full of it.

  1261. mnw says:

    What GOP leaders HOPE to do is 1) committee vote tomorrow, as scheduled. 2) procedural votes on Saturday; 3) floor vote Monday.

    I DID say “hope.”

    One would think that Murk, having lost 1 GOP primary, would not relish a second near-death experience.

  1262. Bitterlaw says:

    After reviewing the testimony, I have reached the following conclusions:

    1. Ford was probably assaulted in high school at a party.

    2. Kavanaugh did not assault her or anybody else.

    3, Feinstein completely screwed up,

  1263. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1273. “This was probably the most intense political day since the Florida recount in 2000.”

    Lets give credit to Grassley and McConnell. They put it away brilliantly. No reason for a continuance now. Manchin may even vote yes. You also have to admire Kavanaugh’s toughness.

    Expect the recriminations among the Democrats to be brutal, particularly against Feinstein.

  1264. BayernFan says:

    Her bizarre “two front door” goofiness and whining about how it has ruined the curb appeal of her house…and her mentions of he “beach friends” belies her “victimhood” and will make suburban moms with boys just roll their eyes at this crazy lady. She was not a sympathetic witness to these women.

  1265. BayernFan says:

    Bitter…

    She THINKS she was assaulted. I think she dreamed it, and the brain/mind being as mysterious as it is…. she for some reason has adopted it as reality. This explains what she can’t remember, and why the people she dreamed were there deny it happened.

    Or she could be lying.

  1266. Bitterlaw says:

    I told my daughter that if anybody attacks her to tell me immediately. I also told her to never make a false accusation because I don’t want to beat an innocent person unconscious.

  1267. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Jeff Flake(Tweet by Chad Pergram)

    Flake on Kavanaugh: It’s a tough one..she offered good testimony and so did he

    Always the skunk at the party!

  1268. Tina says:

    Flakey is giving it some thought.

    Per .chad Pergham.

    Vile pos.

  1269. lisab says:

    I don’t want to beat an innocent person unconscious.
    —————————

    or get blood on your sweater-vest

  1270. Tina says:

    I am laughing my arse off at the tweets earlier today.

    Priceless.

  1271. lisab says:

    i think flake was planning to vote no, and i think he will, even at personal cost to himself

    he wants to hurt the party that abandoned him

    i am sure he thought he had another 3 terms in the senate

  1272. Tina says:

    She may have been assaulted, but she does not know who, what, when where, etc.

    Clearly used by Broom Schystwr and Hillarys lawyah, Katz.. Notice there is a picture of the woman attorney rig behind Her .thighness in 8/16.

    This is the moo-moo outfit that her thighness wore.

  1273. mnw says:

    Corker has announced Yes.

  1274. Diamond Jim says:

    MCCC

  1275. Tina says:

    Ugh, not tweets, the posts.

    They are similar to Lord Arsehat predicting Hillary winning with 99.99 percent of the vote.

    Or as Pete the cheat said, 200 million to 0.

  1276. Tina says:

    I think Flakey may be a yes.
    Lie wants to work again.

    Of course the Mullahs are available, or the Chinese.

  1277. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #1299
    Here is the link to his statement.

    https://twitter.com/SenBobCorker

  1278. Tina says:

    Kimberley Strassel
    @KimStrassel
    32m
    Wow. Tapper: So, pretty clear Ds leaked this to stop Kavanaugh. Toobin: “So what.” (Sums up press attitude to Ford’s privacy.) youtu.be/Dq4aktmje_M via @YouTube
    View details ·

    The Drats in the media are broken..

  1279. Mr.Vito says:

    David French
    ?Verified account @DavidAFrench
    1h1 hour ago

    There was a deep emotional response to Brett Kavanaugh’s stand. He fought with passion, evidence, and compassion. If the GOP abandons him, it will do more than betray its base, it will reward a broken, grotesque process

  1280. CG says:

    Here is a must-read from the Fully NeverTrump Credentialed David French. He always says his piece extremely well.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/after-kavanaughs-stand-republicans-abandon-him-at-their-peril/

    I said well over a week ago that patience was needed, Kavanaugh had to be given the chance to have his say, and have his optimal moment for righteous indignation.

  1281. CG says:

    Wow, what timing.

  1282. Mr.Vito says:

    Did Whitehouse ask if Kavanaugh ever let someone “pull his finger?”

  1283. Mr.Vito says:

    Nicholas Fandos
    ?Verified account @npfandos
    1h1 hour ago

    How did @LindseyGrahamSC’s stemwinder during the Kavanaugh hearing play with fellow Rs? When he walked into a meeting of Republican senators post-hearing not long ago, he was greeted with raucous applause.

  1284. mnw says:

    This is really a troll blog now, more than anything.

  1285. Tina says:

    It is why I did not post during the hearing, mnw.

    Laughing at the early posts by the bots.

  1286. Skippy says:

    BOOM!!!

    Flake is torn: “They both did well and he offered a defense like you would expect from someone who felt that they were wrongly accused. and she offered compelling testimony as well. But I have to go with what is the standard here. Where is the burden. It’s tough”

    Flake will be a yes!!!!

    BAHHHAAHHAAA!!!

  1287. Cash Cow TM says:

    Diane Feinstein COULD have shared (with the committee) the allegation letter of Dr. Ford in JULY, they could have had an FBI investigation (that would have protected Dr. Fords anonymity) and FBI would have found that NOBODY NAMED SUBSTANTIATED HER STORY!

    NONE of the allegations by the other 2 women were substantiated and everyone involved says that what the newest women allege

    D.I.D. N.O.T H.A.P.P.E.N.

    So, Dems say that we need to “investigate” further. Horse crap.
    ##########################################
    Dr. Ford should be super pi$$ed at Spawn of Satan Feinstein about her HOLDING the allegation letter and springing it on EVERYONE just recently!

  1288. ReadyFirst says:

    Glad to see the posters panicking this afternoon have found their spines.

  1289. CG says:

    Without a doubt, there should be a Senate Ethics Committee investigation of Feinstein to determine if she or anyone on her staff leaked the letter and thus victimized Dr. Ford.

    If she has nothing to hide, she should welcome the investigation, and the chance to clear her name.

  1290. Robbie says:

    It looks like Flake is still playing his game. Poor guy says he’s “torn” and hasn’t decided yet.

    If that clown votes no, what a destructive end to a conservative career.

  1291. Cash Cow TM says:

    Please tell me in what rational world where it would make sense to have another FBI investigation and delay the nomination process and vote over Dr.Ford’s ALLEGATION….unsubstantiated and DENIED by everyone she said was present at the party…that
    SUPPOSEDLY happened sometime in the 1970s…?

  1292. ReadyFirst says:

    I missed the part about who paid for the polygraph. “Like, I don’t, like know, like who paid, like it could have been, like me”. What a croc, it was a month ago!

  1293. CG says:

    If Flake votes yes, as I have always predicted he will, people here should apologize to him symbolically.

  1294. Cash Cow TM says:

    I think the Russians must have leaked Dr. Ford’s letter that she sent only to Sen. Feinstein.

    Or maybe it was Trump.

  1295. mnw says:

    Lots of chatter about Manchin leaning YES, based on something one of his staffers told a reporter on background. FWIW.

  1296. Tina says:

    “Conservative” Flakey should not be torn,
    LThe provided no corroboration. None. 5 different number of folks involved, moving dates, early 1980s to 1985., and she threw her bff under the bus.

  1297. mnw says:

    Cow

    Manchin: Yes or NO on K?

  1298. Tina says:

    And why he is at 18 percent in Arizona?

    For being a Flake.

  1299. Tina says:

    Jennifer Rubin
    @JRubinBlogger
    Follow
    with him screaming and interrupting senators I could imagine him putting his hand over someone’s mouth.

    Another “conservative.”

  1300. ReadyFirst says:

    Flake shouldn’t be equivocating. He’s a short timer. He stands to lose nothing except the chance to stick it to Trump if that is All he really is.

  1301. Tina says:

    Frankenstein could go down here. The leftist nuts are really pissed that she held onto that letter for 8 weeks.

    She also leaked the letter, so not kid yourself and shopped for an attorney

    How is Broom Schyster being paid, $1,200 an hour, and by whom?

    Guy looked creepy.

  1302. ReadyFirst says:

    Thanks Tina. Don’t know Jennifer Rubin, but I’ll store that away for the future. No conservative would say that.

  1303. Phil says:

    Manchin isn’t voting yes until he sees what Collins and Murkowski do. If they vote yes and his vote isn’t enough to help Schumer he will also vote yes. If his is the decisive vote to stop Kavanaugh, his vote is no. He never fails Schumer – ever.

  1304. mnw says:

    Tina probably knows who “burgessev” is Anyway, he tweets that “aides to Manchin, Donnelly, Collins & Murk expect the 4 to vote the same way.”

    FWIW.

  1305. Mr.Vito says:

    Vice President Mike Pence
    ?Verified account @VP
    2h2 hours ago

    Today, Senate Republicans conducted a hearing that was fair & respectful to Judge Kavanaugh & Dr. Ford. The same cannot be said of the Democrats. Based on today & his decades of service, I stand with Judge Kavanaugh – a person of integrity & impeccable credentials. Take the vote.

  1306. GPO says:

    Elaina Plott??Verified account? @elainaplott

    Follow Follow @elainaplott

    Interesting: A source close to Senator Manchin tells me now, “Short of claims that definitively prove Dr. Ford’s allegations or a realization that Kavanaugh will gut the healthcare law, Manchin will side with the overwhelming number of people in WV who want Kavanaugh confirmed.”

  1307. Wes says:

    I actually think Flake should strategically vote No so as to force Manchin and Company to vote with Schumer—as they invariably will if their votes would be the one to confirm Kavanaugh.

  1308. Mr.Vito says:

    Breaking: Anonymous letter claims Brett Kavanaugh raped and gutted a health care law in a 1986 mock debate.

  1309. mnw says:

    No matter what happens to K or in the midterms, these are words I never expect to hear in my lifetime once the new Congress is sworn in:

    “Gosh, I sure do miss Jeff Flake.”

  1310. mnw says:

    Lindy made it, too, trollpaul.

  1311. dblaikie says:

    Lindsey Graham just laid the ground work for a future Presidential run.

  1312. Hugh says:

    I have set it here at least 10 times murk will never vote no. Her state is about 70% male she will never win another election if she votes no. She was never at risk.

  1313. Cash Cow TM says:

    “Cow

    Manchin: Yes or NO on K?”
    _________________
    Who T.F. knows.

    He’s probably trying to gauge how it impacts his senate race.
    And to gauge whether or not any of the weak kneed Rs are going to vote no and torpedo Kavanaugh. If so Kavanaugh is sunk without any NO vote from Manchin. Best of both worlds for him.

    Right now he is probably ahead 6-8 pts..
    But if he votes NO, then in WV, he will lose maybe 5 pts. and his lead erodes to 1-3 pts.
    ###################################
    He better damn site vote yes.
    If he does, it solidifies his claim that he is a “moderate” Dem and he wins by 5-8 pts in Nov.
    Plus, in the voters eyes he has distanced himself from the DEPLORABLE AND DESPICABLE Washington D.C. Dem. crowd that voters in WV despise.

  1314. Tina says:

    They need to get the vote done,

    Beef up security too,

    No telling what those loons try to do over the next few days.

    This includes going to fufu restaurants.

  1315. Mr.Vito says:

    For Jeff Flake, how he wants his eggs for breakfast is a tough call.

  1316. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina used to mock “Goober” Graham but now he is a hero to her.

  1317. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Flake will vote yes.

  1318. Mr.Vito says:

    “Tina used to mock “Goober” Graham but now he is a hero to her.”

    She said that in 1246.

  1319. mnw says:

    Cow

    Thx.

    Mark Levin says tonight that he’s “100% certain K will be confirmed,” fwiw.

  1320. Hugh says:

    Blumenthal is a skunk. Cotton did a great job exposing him

  1321. Mr.Vito says:

    Breaking: Anonymous source claims Sen.Cotton exposed him in public on Capitol Hill.

  1322. jason says:

    Congrats to those here that kept calm and confident that perhaps justice would prevail.

    I give Corey credit for not letting his TDS cloud the fact Trump will come and go but Kavanaugh will be a conservative vote on SCOTUS for decades.

    Amoral Scumbag, as usual, made a complete and total ass of himself.

  1323. Hugh says:

    Payback is hell. Sorry dems when Kavanaugh is confirmed

  1324. MichiganGuy says:

    @LindseyGrahamSC was a WARRIOR for truth today!

    https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1045428813469872128
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Much respect for Senator Graham.

  1325. Robbie says:

    Josh Dawsey
    @jdawsey1

    Trump has little cachet with Republican members on the fence. George W. Bush has instead been calling some senators to whip votes for Kavanaugh.

  1326. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    September 27, 2018 at 10:12 pm
    Congrats to those here that kept calm and confident that perhaps justice would prevail.

    I give Corey credit for not letting his TDS cloud the fact Trump will come and go but Kavanaugh will be a conservative vote on SCOTUS for decades.

    Amoral Scumbag, as usual, made a complete and total ass of himself.

    – Coming from a lowlife piece crap who hated Trump every day of the campaign, refused to vote for him, and left the party over him, this is just laughable. But that’s why he’s a fraud.

  1327. mnw says:

    I’m calm . I make “justice prevails” the 4-3 favorite.

  1328. mnw says:

    Vicheytroll never goes away. Motormouth thread pig illiterate MORON.

    Did I overlook any important descriptors?

  1329. Robbie says:

    mnw says:
    September 27, 2018 at 10:21 pm
    Vicheytroll never goes away. Motormouth thread pig illiterate MORON.

    Did I overlook any important descriptors?

    – I remember when the ball licking Trump populist troll said he was never going to respond to me.

  1330. GPO says:

    Happy to hear about Bush- I said for awile he should be pushing the mods

  1331. Robbie says:

    So after a day of hearings, we’re right back where we started. Waiting to find out what Flake, Collins, and Murkowski do.

  1332. GPO says:

    Bitterlaw says:

    September 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Tina used to mock “Goober” Graham but now he is a hero to her.

    She is one in a million in the same boat. Myself included

  1333. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Kavanaugh was high on Mitt Romney’s list of potential Supreme Court appointments.

    https://www.cnn.com/2012/09/30/politics/court-romney-list/index.html

    Its interesting that 2012 was when Dr. Ford first brought up the issue of her alleged sexual assault at couple’s therapy.

    “Ford said she told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband. The therapist’s notes, portions of which were provided by Ford and reviewed by The Washington Post, do not mention Kavanaugh’s name but say she reported that she was attacked by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.” The notes say four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist’s part. Ford said there were four boys at the party but only two in the room.”

    It would not surprise me if Romney has talked to Flake.

  1334. Hugh says:

    Murkowski will be yes. My guess is Collins will be yes’s as well or she will lose her primary. She just wants to look left Lr she is being very fair.

  1335. Tina says:

    Yes, bl, Graham did well. And it is not just about this.l
    Notice how he was skeptical about trump,and Muh Russia.

    Now, he calls iit a hoax.

    However, he loves amnesty. We part ways on legalizing illegals.

  1336. jason says:

    FWIW…

    “Rachel Mitchell, Republican’s outside questioner, privately told GOP senators tonight that based on the evidence she heard at the hearing, she would not have prosecuted or even been able to obtain a search warrant, according to three Republicans”

  1337. jason says:

    Yeah, it ‘s been a tough day for Amoral Scumbag.

    Wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong.

    And then wrong.

  1338. Tina says:

    Lifelong Republican Comedy just tweeted that Kavanaugh is a liar.

  1339. Tina says:

    Remember back in the days when Bl defended Comedy?

    Said I wanted his position or I was “jealous” of him?

  1340. dylan says:

    I’m late to game. who is “amoral scumbag?”

  1341. Mr.Vito says:

    “Lifelong Republican Comedy just tweeted that Kavanaugh is a liar.”

    He wants to do the background check with FusionGPS and CrowdStrike.

  1342. Tina says:

    Amoral .scumbag = Rottie

    Amoral Scumbag = Senator Flakey.

  1343. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina’s memory is worse than Dr. Ford’s. I said that in the last few weeks before the 2016 election that Comey must have been doing something right because Democrats and Republicans both hated him.

  1344. Tina says:

    44m
    Lindsey Graham is doing so good in the Senate we simply can’t afford to make him AG and lose him there!

    Sessions lost control there. Poor guy recused himself from the Russian hoax for nothing.

  1345. jason says:

    – Coming from a lowlife piece crap who hated Trump every day of the campaign,”

    Amoral Scumbag never misses a chance to remind us that he is still stuck in the 2016 primaries and Jeb!.

  1346. Tina says:

    No Bl, I was referring to when comedy was fired.

    May 2017.

  1347. Cash Cow TM says:

    PER WV METRO NEWS

    Manchin has refused to take a position on Kavanaugh, instead wanting to wait until after the hearings and a second meeting with the federal judge to make a decision.

    After the hearing concluded, a Manchin aide told MetroNews there was “no comment.”

    “Senator Manchin remains undecided on Judge Kavanaugh,” Manchin communications director Jonathan Kott later said. “Any tweets to the contrary are false and not from any sources familiar with Senator Manchin.”

  1348. Tina says:

    You leveled a series of attacks against me at the time because I said back then that “lifelong r” Comedy was a pos.

  1349. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    5h
    Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must v

  1350. jason says:

    – Coming from a lowlife piece crap who hated Trump every day of the campaign,”

    1) I opposed Trump in the 2016 primaries.

    2) Amoral Scumbag wrote Kavanaugh’s obituary over and over today.

    Somehow when I point 2) out he responds with 1).

    Poor bastard needs psychiatric help.

  1351. mnw says:

    Donnelly told an IN TV reporter tonight that, “I still feel there needs to be an FBI investigation.”

  1352. dylan says:

    why is Sen. Flake “amoral scumbag?” did he do something “amoral?”

  1353. BayernFan says:

    Donnelly is biding his time till the very last minute. He is in a trick bag for sure.

  1354. dblaikie says:

    Well the Senator from Alabama, Doug Jones, is going to vote no. I guess he doesn’t care that a huge majority in his state voted for Trump because of the importance of the Supreme Court. And I guess he doesn’t care that after casting that vote he will be toast the next time he is up for reelection.

  1355. dblaikie says:

    Has Bill Nelson declared how he will vote?

  1356. mnw says:

    Jones is NO

    I note how Vicheytroll says “we” this and “we” that. Apparently he has a mouse in his pocket ’cause nobody here is “we” with Vicheytroll on a damn thing, as far as I know.

  1357. dblaikie says:

    If Collins or Murkowski vote no, I don’t believe that they will survive a primary challenge. They will vote yes (I hope).

  1358. mnw says:

    For those of us who really need to get a life, Breitbart has continuous updates. All the latest tweets & rumors.

  1359. mnw says:

    dbl

    Haven’t heard a thing about Nelson all day.

  1360. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina – I do think you are jealous of people of influence in the Federal government. No big deal.. I am jealous of people who can make a living as writers.

  1361. BayernFan says:

    The more I see her testimony… the more she looks unhinged and not credible.

  1362. Tina says:

    Robert Muller
    @RobertMueIIer
    36m
    I have just received evidence that Brett Kavanaugh is a Russian agent The investigation begins tomorrow
    View details ·

    This is not good. /s

  1363. Tina says:

    Speaking of Florida, I though there was a new poll showing Scott ahead.

    I saw it yesterday or today, but I did not recognize the polling outfit.

  1364. dylan says:

    1389–I’m with you on that. But for me, it’s an auditory thing–the more I HEAR her testimony, her weird “little girl” tone of voice and cutesy “can I get some caffeine” followed by her swigging Coke doesn’t sit well with me. It’s at a minimum strange.

  1365. Tima says:

    The more I saw her testimony, the more I fell for it.

    Jebot

  1366. jason says:

    WSJ editorial

    “The female friend Ms. Ford says was at the home the night of the assault says she wasn’t there. The number of people she says were there has varied from four to five and perhaps more, but every potential witness she has cited by name says he or she doesn’t recall the party.

    She still can’t recall the home where the assault took place, how she got there or how she got home that evening. She has no witnesses who say she told them about the alleged assault at the time—until she first spoke of it at a couples therapy session 30 years later in 2012. Mr. Kavanaugh’s name doesn’t appear in the notes of her therapist.

    As for Judge Kavanaugh, his self-defense was as powerful and emotional as the moment demanded. If he was angry at times, imagine how you would feel if you were so accused and were innocent as he says he is. To deny the allegations as he did—invoking his children and parents and so many others who know him—and be lying would mean that he is a sociopath. If he were found to be lying, he would be impeached and probably prosecuted. Nothing in his long record in public life betrays the kind of behavior he is accused of against women.

    Had he not been as forceful, his opponents would have said he looked guilty. Because he called the Democrats out for their character assassination, the critics now say he lacks the right temperament. The truth is that there is no answer, and no demeanor, that Brett Kavanaugh could offer that the left would credit. Their goal isn’t the truth. They want to destroy Judge Kavanaugh.”

  1367. BayernFan says:

    I think She dreamed it.

  1368. BayernFan says:

    So Donnelly murk Collins and Manchin are gonna vote together. Lol

  1369. mnw says:

    WSJ: Hates Trump as much as CNN. Loves Kavanaugh. They’ll endorse anybody the DEMs nominate in 2020, though. Anybody.

    I prefer Investors Business Daily.

  1370. mnw says:

    BF

    Manchin issued a statement denying that report as false.

  1371. Wes says:

    Sadly I actually know women who’ve been raped. Each person is different, but what Ford said sounded nothing like the confessions I’ve heard. I am highly skeptical. Kavanaugh though was genuine. I believed his mix of sorrow and indignation. It sounded like something someone who had been unjustly accused would say.

  1372. Wes says:

    Donnelly and Manchin will vote to confirm ONLY if Republicans already have 51 votes. That’s why I advocate letting Flake vote No. Let Trump-state Dems vote in lockstep with Schumer and explain it to their voters after this smear job.

  1373. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    My guess is Grassley/McConnell would not have set such an aggressive approval schedule if they did not know they had the votes. They want to preempt further mischief.

  1374. mnw says:

    I’m cautiously optimistic for this reason: no new accusers since the hearing.

    I suspect if this thing were balancing on a razor’s age, the msm would still be “finding” them.

    The fact that this isn’t happening makes me think they realize that’s played out now. Nothing further to be gained by trotting out 6 & 7.

  1375. mnw says:

    sb “razor’s edge”

  1376. phoenixrisen says:

    I think all GOP Senators vote yes. I don’t believe that the blue state senators voting yes or no will matter. The smear job done to Kavanaugh by the Dems has caused such irreparable damage to their prospects in Congress because they won’t be able to get the stink off of them from this for quite some time. I also believe voter enthusiasm will flip. GOP base is going to be walking over broken glass to the polls and a lot of the far left are going to be staying home, livid that Feinstein and to a larger extent, the Democratic Party bungled this so badly. Feinstein might lose her election against DeLeon whom also is a progressive.

  1377. GF says:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but does the Senate not conduct roll call votes alphabetically? If so (without looking at the roster), who has the advantage of going last? Names like “Donnelly,” “Heitkamp,” and “Manchin” come ahead of “Murkowski,” no? Maybe Flake can walk in late and offer up his vote last minute…

  1378. lisab says:

    i think flake will vote no.

    i think he wanted to hurt trump and already decided to vote no,

    i think he is disappointed that kavanaugh did so well, but since this is his last chance to hurt trump

    i think he won’t be able to stop himself …

    if he is more disciplined than i give him credit, he will vote yes.

  1379. lisab says:

    GF,

    remembe rmccain voted near the end on obamacare

    the other senators were all waiting for him

  1380. lisab says:

    the usual media is ALL against kavanaugh, cnn, wp, vox, slate, nytimes, nbc, abc etc.

  1381. mnw says:

    Grassley is waffling on whether committee vote will be tomorrow. Murk & Collins refuse to say what they’ll do.

  1382. ReadyFirst says:

    1391. Tina, I posted this yesterday.
    ReadyFirst says:

    September 26, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Got an email today from Rick Scott campaign. His latest internal shows Scott up 49-47 over Nelson FWIW. Here’s the email:
    “Good afternoon,
    Last night, we just got new numbers back from our bi-weekly poll, which was in the field Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. Governor Scott is leading Senator Nelson 49-47. Below you can review more of the data.”
    https://d15k2d11r6t6rl.cloudfront.net/public/users/Integrators/669d5713-9b6a-46bb-bd7e-c542cff6dd6a/b5b92e2f85e642ca8b273463111eab7d/editor_images/Poll2_1.png

  1383. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1406. I disagree lisab. Flake hates Trump, but Kavanaugh is supported by Bush, and Romney considered him for the Supreme Court.

    McCain was near the end of his career and life, and wanted to get back a Trump. Flake is looking at a political career as a conservative Republican alternative to Trump. He knows if he votes against Kavanaugh, any future career as a Republican is over.

  1384. sandiegocitizen says:

    1409. Source?

  1385. lisab says:

    sdc,

    i agree it would be really stupid

    but i have seen too many people act out of spite even when it hurts them

  1386. sandiegocitizen says:

    Maybe so, but Flake would be commiting political suicide. Believe Flake will run against Trump in 2020 as revenge. Also Mormon culture really frowns on people going off half-cocked like that.

  1387. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Prediction Thread:

    Does Jeff Flake Vote Yes in The Senate Judiciary Committee This Morning?

    Sheeple, Jr.- Yes(but I would not bet my life on it!)

  1388. Bitterlaw says:

    Flake will vote yes. All of the other GOP Senators will also vote yes.

  1389. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    “Interesting: A source close to Senator Manchin tells me now, “Short of claims that definitively prove Dr. Ford’s allegations or a realization that Kavanaugh will gut the healthcare law, Manchin will side with the overwhelming number of people in WV who want Kavanaugh confirmed.”

    9:00 PM – Sep 27, 2018(H/T:Townhall)

  1390. Tina says:

    None of her claims prove fords allegations against Kavanaugh.

    She may have been assaulted, but it was not him.

  1391. Test says:

    Prediction Thread:

    Does Jeff Flake Vote Yes in The Senate Judiciary Committee This Morning?

    Sheeple, Jr.- Yes(but I would not bet my life on it!)
    Test – yes

  1392. DW says:

    CA_22 was another one where the toupees were starting to herd moving it from Safe R to Likely R and so on. This should stop them:

    SUSA

    Janz (D) 41%
    Nunes (R) 55%

  1393. hugh says:

    flake will be a yes. And i do not believe there is any agreement between the 4 holdouts that they will all vote the same. it makes no sense.

  1394. Albert Hodges says:

    Flake will vote yes.

  1395. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    From Rick Lowry- National Review

    ‘My understanding is that Rachel Mitchell, despite her lackluster performance at the hearing, was helpful at the conference meeting, explaining how there is no corroboration for Ford’s account, in fact negative corroboration.’

  1396. Bitterlaw says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/oufenix/status/950805926876991488/photo/1

    MD hates Kavanaugh. I don’t know who he is anymore. Trump sent him completely over the edge. He was conservative here between 2004 and 2016. Now he is a Dem cheerleader. I wonder if he is angry that the economy is doing well.

  1397. DW says:

    Bitter…that’s bizarre about MD. For a very few moments here yesterday, Kavanaugh’s testimony was so compelling it even brought together all the regulars including Robbie and Corey, and the regular trolls had vanished. But it was still wasn’t enough for MD.

  1398. Tina says:

    That is the second post I read about Mitchell.

    Did she formally provide an opinion of some kind.

    Btw, if you read Lowrys tweets from earlier in the day, he acted like he wanted to toss in the towel.

    Picture rottie and Lowry.

    Ok, maybe do not picture them.

  1399. Tina says:

    Notice, no complaints of “mean white senators” questing Edsel Ford.

    None.

    Grassley was walking a tight rope.

    I think he pulled it off.

  1400. Mr.Vito says:

    Maybe MD was so sure Trump would lose that he actually bet his life savings or something.

  1401. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    In PredictIt, Flake’s confirmation vote–yes– just jumped by 20 pts. to 93%. Why?

    https://www.predictit.org/Contract/12472/Will-Jeff-Flake-vote-to-confirm-Kavanaugh-for-the-Supreme-Court-by-Oct-31#data

  1402. Tina says:

    More $ to Nunes.

    The guy saved the republic from a coup.

  1403. Tina says:

    Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    7m
    NC Sen. Tillis: ‘Group Attacking’ Kavanaugh Already ‘Bought URL’ for Next Opposition Website insider.foxnews.com/2018/09/27/kav… As we all knew. This would ONLY be the beginning of these kinds of block/stall/smear tactics on future nominees
    View summary ·

  1404. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    From Jeff Flake to FOX News last night after the Hearing:

    ‘and Flake, who also sits on the Judiciary Committee, told Fox News: “It’s a tough one. She offered good testimony, and so did he.”

    “If you’re making an allegation, you want there to be some corroboration,” he added. “Where is the burden? It’s like impeachment. You don’t know.”

    Encouraging, no?!

  1405. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump postponed his meeting with Rosenstein until next week, because he doesn’t want it to interfere with the confirmation.

  1406. Mr.Vito says:

    Michael D Pioneers
    ? @formmb
    13h13 hours ago

    Democrats – he will be confirmed. Blame Jill Stein voters in 3 states. Do your job in November and vote!

  1407. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News:

    Bitterlaw issues a statement on MD’s status- “The A-holes are pained by the MD’s comments. What he has spewed is shocking and not the what we would have expected from him. However, while we have a provision to expel people from the A-hole Clubhouse, we do not have do not have the ability to expel an A-hole. GFY.”

  1408. Skippy says:

    It’s done.

    Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

    Only question remains is how many Democratic Senators vote yes to confirm as well.

    My guess, there will be at least 2.

  1409. BayernFan says:

    Could graham have found his voice because mccain is gone?

  1410. Mr.Vito says:

    I think the Democrats should vote no. They can’t afford to lose their base, and real Republicans won’t vote for them anyway after that embarrassment yesterday.

  1411. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    BREAKING: Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim:

    BREAKING — Flake Will Vote to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh

    HAPPY DAYS!!!
    Flake bases this on the legal tenet of the presumption of innocence.

  1412. Tina says:

    o, after the hearing Rachel Mitchell, the outside lawyer who was retained by the Senate GOP to question Ford, told GOP senators that as a prosecutor she would not charge Kavanaugh or even pursue a search warrant. politi.co/2R5msaH

    An interesting take, is that she is from Maricopa County,

    Maybe, a play to get Flakey in line or other Cuckateers.

    I say Grassley did quite well with this set up,

    Others disagree.

  1413. Ron N says:

    1441. I didn’t want to be first but he has changed back to the way he was in the 90’s when I really liked him.

  1414. Tina says:

    She could not even get a warrant.

    I mean she could, if she manipulated the system and pulled a Comedy or a McCabe and lied to the Fisa court.

  1415. Tina says:

    Lynsey Granite has been on point.

    He is troubled by the Fib and doj corruption and illegal wiretapping on trump.

  1416. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Tina
    Let’s credit everyone, but in my humble opinion, the main credits go to:
    1) Kavanaugh and his defiance
    2) Lindsay Graham
    3) Scheduling Kavanaugh to testify after Dr. Ford

  1417. DW says:

    I agree that Grassley’s job wasn’t easy. They had to question this woman, but without giving the media a 5 second clip of a Republican berating her that would be played on endlessly.

  1418. Bitterlaw says:

    I also credit Flake for the delay that lead to the testimonies. It took away the Dems’ line of attack that Ford would not have an opportunity to be heard.

  1419. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    To add injury to insult toward the Democrats today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will also vote out,in addition to BK, 4 or 5 District and Circuit Court Judges.

    WINNING!!!!!!!

  1420. Wes says:

    Flake supports Kavanaugh. Game, set, match.

  1421. Wes says:

    Robbie will soon check in with his inevitable THE END IS NEAR post.

  1422. GPO says:

    Erick Erickson??Verified account? @EWErickson · 5m5 minutes ago

    Two compelling bits from my conversations with Senators this week. The Ronan Farrow/Jane Mayer piece pushed several undecided Republicans into the Kavanaugh camp out of disgust for running such an unsubstantiated attack. More followed after the Dems embraced Avenatti.

  1423. BayernFan says:

    Which Dems walked out of the hearing today? Difi whiling aboit kav being aggressive.

    Lolololol

  1424. BayernFan says:

    Difi’s Staff look constipated.

  1425. DW says:

    Don’t forget that Andrew Breitbart was a liberal until he saw what they tried to do to Clarence Thomas in his confirmation hearings.

    Praying today that the Dems once again have unleashed hundreds of Breitbarts from their ranks to become conservatives.

  1426. ssq says:

    USA

    Janz (D) 41%
    Nunes (R) 55%

    Janz is running against Nunes as a D?

    And here she pretends to be a Trump supporter.

    Traitor!

  1427. Tina says:

    I wished they took the vote.

    I mean the Me Toot protesters prevented Flakey from accessing an elevator.

    They will stop at nothing.

    Early am vote when those Drats are lethargic or in bed.

  1428. Wobbles says:

    I am down but not out.

    There is always Russia.

  1429. Weeble says:

    Keep on wobbling good buddy!!!!!

  1430. hugh says:

    They vote at 1:30

  1431. Tina says:

    Yes, but the vote was supposed to be at 9:30. He changed it to 1:30.

  1432. DW says:

    This is not a drill. I am praying earnestly today that none of the GOP senators will be assassinated. Dems will stop at nothing. They have scoured the bottom of the filthiest sewer, and Kavanaugh is still standing. They won’t quit. There is only one way it seems to stop this, and its the same method the guy used at the GOP baseball practice a year and a half ago.

  1433. Tina says:

    Do not worry, I still have Mueller and I am sure Russian collusion.

    Also, those GCB polls showing Ds plus 14 will further help.

    Jebot

  1434. sandiegocitizen says:

    1453. Afraid Robbie’ predictions of the nomination falling apart were as successful as his 2016 election predictions. Robbie should avoid going to casinos and gambling.

  1435. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    TO ALL OF YOU, sing this wonderful 1929 song by the great Annette Hanshaw with such emotion that I can hear you in Western NC!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvk_uLnv4uo

  1436. Tina says:

    Is Faux News turning into Cn and n lite.

    I barely recognize this network.

    They are really taking the irrelevancy of the Bush Family and the lack of new wars in the Me poorly.

  1437. Tina says:

    Among the Presstitutes

    Shepardly Smith and Acosta could be interchangeable.

  1438. DW says:

    Wow, Tina making her case for the ‘Word-smith of the year award’ trying to wrest it away from Walt who has won it 85 out of the last 15 years at HHR.

    “Me toot”
    “Presstitutes”

  1439. Proud Obamacon says:

    Whew! Wobbling Flake had me concerned there. But good job Flake. RAM HIM THROUGH BOYS!!

  1440. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    Here is another great song based on yesterday’s Hearing. Barbara Eden plays Brett Kavanaugh and Lindsay Graham in this song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF29LZLifV8

  1441. sandiegocitizen says:

    Flake made a critical point. Under the Constitution there is a presumption of innocence. What the Democrats tried to do violated any sort of legal norms. Why didn’t they just show up wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods for their lynching?

  1442. Robbie says:

    sandiegocitizen says:
    September 28, 2018 at 10:23 am
    1453. Afraid Robbie’ predictions of the nomination falling apart were as successful as his 2016 election predictions. Robbie should avoid going to casinos and gambling.

    – Good. I’m glad it appears I will have been wrong. But after that morning session and the pathetic performance by Republicans yesterday, there was little reason to believe a good outcome was likely. It took the performance of a lifetime by Kavanaugh to bail himself out and he performed.

  1443. Robbottie says:

    I was right all the way up to the end when Kavanaugh ruined it.

    Alternatively, I was wrong all along.

  1444. bio mom says:

    If all else fails the Dems will use a liberal judge to stop the confirmation. Bet on it!

  1445. DW says:

    No judge, liberal or otherwise, will try throwing down a gavel to stop the nomination process. Grassley would simply say the judge has no jurisdiction and press on with the vote. Its why there are three branches of government, not one.

  1446. Phil says:

    I am going to cut Robbie some slack on this one. I missed the mark on this one too – not in believing he wouldn’t be confirmed, I believed he would all week although after watching Mitchell Milk toast perform during the morning I was nervous. I was wrong thinking Ford wouldn’t testify. I was also wrong about Grassly’s strategy. In the end, he deprived Democrats of any sound bites of “bullying” the poor woman. He was right. I was wrong.

  1447. Robbottie says:

    Remember that time I declared a judge to be toast for a week because the GOP let the accuser present her zero evidence, chose not to rape a severely troubled woman mentally, and let him defend himself from lifetime charges of gang rape?

    Good times. It feels like it was only yesterday.

  1448. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Will give CG credit for stating that Grassley and McConnell knew what they were doing, and would be successful in the end in getting Kavanaugh approved. Ford had the opportunity to have her say, and agree with Robbie that Kavanaugh did an outstanding job of defending himself.

  1449. Tom says:

    1479. Phil – and the absence of bullying by Republicans stood out in sharp contrast to the vicious bloviating by the Democrats in the afternoon.

  1450. DW says:

    I too was wrong about Ford testifying as it seemed the strategy all along was to delay, but when all the bluffs were called, she simply pulled together all her ‘skill’ as a psychologist to try and bait the GOP into attacking her at the hearing. She thought she had a pretty good game of checkers going until Kavanaugh got his turn and played chess as good as Bobby Fischer.

  1451. BayernFan says:

    Hey senator Boof is talking!! Is Spartacus next?

    If sounding imperious saying the dumbest chit we’re an Olympic event, this guy would be Michael Phelps.

  1452. jason says:

    Good. I’m glad it appears I will have been wrong”

    Sure you are.

    Want the Suicide Hotline number again?

  1453. Mr.Vito says:

    “Is Spartacus next?”

    You mean Fartacus?

  1454. BayernFan says:

    With flake, how many yes votes now? 48? Who we waiting on?

  1455. Robbottie says:

    “Want the Suicide Hotline number again?”

    I just lost my phone on a bet about… err… something.

  1456. Mr.Vito says:

    Ben Shapiro
    ?Verified account @benshapiro
    5m5 minutes ago

    Ben Shapiro Retweeted Jon Lovett

    Narrator: it was over

    Jon Lovett
    Verified account @jonlovett

    It’s still not over.

  1457. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1487. Believe all 51 Republican Senators are on board. The question is whether Manchin and any other Democrats vote for Kavanaugh as well. The far leftist nature of the Democrats attack on Kavanaugh might cause some Democrats to support his nomination as well.

  1458. hugh says:

    Not sure beyond Collins and murk. Murk will be a yes or she would not get elected as dog catcher in a state that is very conservative and 70% male.

  1459. Cash Cow TM says:

    COW PREDICTIONS:

    1. Kav will be approved in Senate confirmation committee–along party lines.

    2. Full Senate vote–Kav nomination approved.

    3. Manchin votes YES. Maybe 1 or 2 other D senators vote YES as well.

    4. Opinion polls on Congress’ Approve/Disapprove rate will free-fall PLUMMET.

    Those on the right are DISGUSTED AND APPALLED with all they have seen on TV about the hearings and the attempt by Dem SPAWNS OF SATAN to PLAY LOW BALL and lynch Kav without ANY substantiating evidence that supports her ALLEGATIONS and despite significant FACTS AND EVIDENCE that REFUTE her claims against Kav.

    Those on the left will be INCENSED that the SPAWNS OF SATAN (the minority) were unable to monkey wrench the nomination process.

    LOOK FOR SINGLE DIGIT APPROVAL RATINGS OF CONGRESS.

  1460. hugh says:

    I believe the only possible dem vote is Manchin. The dems so riled up the progressive wing of their party the others will not gain votes by voting for BK. In WV mostly blue collar dems and republicans the math may work differently for Manchin. If BK gets in, I think we win all the close races.

  1461. Robbie says:

    If Trump plays this correctly (never a good bet), the Kavanaugh hearing debacle could serve as a pivot point for Republicans in November.

    Glen Bolger@posglen

    Seeing a significant jump in GOP voter interest in the elections this week. The Dem intensity advantage is melting away. Two things:
    1. I figure it has to be Kavanaugh effect.
    2. Remains to be seen if it lasts.
    GOP campaigns should not assume their turnout concerns are done

  1462. hugh says:

    So sen. whitehouse says he will be brief and prattles on for 13 minutes.

  1463. Robbie says:

    Donnelley is a no.

  1464. jason says:

    I want to thank ProudObamaCON for taking time off from propping up his moribund Bolivarist hero Maduro and let us know how devastated Flake decided that presumption of innocence actually applies.

  1465. BayernFan says:

    Donnelly will suffer either way

  1466. hugh says:

    This has hurt Donnelly badly and it will be worse if he votes yes.

  1467. Mr.Vito says:

    They can’t afford to lose their base.

  1468. Tina says:

    Maybe next time, wait for the entire hearing to end,

    Do not declare it over after 5 minutes.

    Grasley had to do it this way. A vote last week would have killed off Kavanaugh.

  1469. BayernFan says:

    So it’s not over.

    Are we up to 49? Waiting on the sisters?

  1470. Tina says:

    The drat advantage was already melting away.

    We now get Kavanaugh

    Redactstein fired next week,

    Contiuation of two day rallies by the popular President.

    Rs growing a cet.

    Fired up base.

    Watch out Drats. House is looking good and we increase senate by 4 to 8.

  1471. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    In a sane world, the Democrats should easily defeat indicted Congressman Duncan Hunter in eastern San Diego. Spot the Wonder Dog as a candidate could do it. But the Democrats managed to nominate an unelectable candidate, Ammar Campa-Najjar. Hunter leads in a recent poll 49%-40%. The attack in the tweet below shows the tenor of the campaign.

    “@AmyMek
    Ammar Campa-Najjar, is a terror-tied, open border Socialist running for Congress in San Diego Ammar is the Grandson of the Munich Olympics Jihadi who orchestrated the slaughter of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes & coaches. Ammar’s dad is a former Palestinian Authority official.”

    The candidate is actually a Christian, and a lot of the attacks on him are unfair; but he is a radical leftist so even those who dislike Hunter have no choice other than to vote for him.

  1472. mnw says:

    If Trump intends to fire Rosenstein, this afternoon would be the PERFECT time to do it.

    If I were he, I wouldn’t fire him, btw. I’m just talking about timing if he’s going to do it anyway.

  1473. Tina says:

    David Corn
    @DavidCornDC
    2h
    Hey, do you have backup witnesses? Now might be a good time to produce them. twitter.com/michaelavenatt…
    View details ·

    Colluders.

  1474. MichiganGuy says:

    NT

  1475. mnw says:

    SDC

    Did you know that he changed his middle name from “Arafat,” right before he decided to run?

  1476. Phil says:

    Manchin will of course be released by Schumer to vote yes once Collins and Murkowski announce in favor. Schumer wants him re-elected. End of story.

  1477. BayernFan says:

    They’re trying to whip 50 no votes so whoever is left (Manchin) can demand an FBI investigation and delay the vote.

  1478. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Poor Proud Obamacon. As usual, all cluck but no egg.

  1479. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1508. I heard the story. He originally was named after Yassar Arafat.

    He is a far leftist clown, who will not be elected.

  1480. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    1508. The person he defeated in the primary was a former Navy SEAL who would be on his way to Congress if he were the candidate. The Democrats are their own worst enemies.

  1481. bio mom says:

    1478
    That never stopped them from staying presidential orders.

  1482. Hugh says:

    Joe d is a no

  1483. Hugh says:

    Murkowski should end this nonsense and say she is a yes.

  1484. Proud Obamacon says:

    RAM HIM THROUGH!
    I promise I will be so demoralized that I won’t vote and I’ll tell my friends to stay home too! Pleeeeze Ram Him Through Boys!