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Hogan Leads Jealous By 15% in MD

It is always nice during these slow periods of political news to get a new poll and we have one today for the gubernatorial race in Maryland from Mason-Dixon Polling.

GOVERNOR – MARYLAND (Mason-Dixon)
Larry Hogan (R) 52%
Ben Jealous (D) 37%

This poll was done September 24-26 among 625 likely voters. Anything else happening today?

Posted by Dave at 11:49 am
Filed under: General | Comments (789)

789 Responses to “Hogan Leads Jealous By 15% in MD”

  1. MichiganGuy says:

    First!

  2. BayernFan says:

    They’re trying to whip 50 no votes so whoever is left (Manchin) can demand an FBI investigation and delay the vote.

  3. DW says:

    Once again, pointing out how Tina is on a roll:

    Lindsey Granite
    Me Toot
    Presstitutes

  4. Tina says:

    d Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    1h
    Graham up now on Kavanaugh. Says “I am a single white male from South Carolina and was said I should shut up.” That’s a reference to Hirono’s command to men a few days ago
    View details ·

  5. mnw says:

    I got nodded by the NT. All that typing for nada.

    1) If Trump is going to fire R anyway, this afternoon would be the best time. (I would not fire him at all, btw.)

    2) If McCaskill had kept her mouth shut, she could have had a consequence-free YES vote, just as Manchin now has.

    3) When we’re passing out medals for getting K confirmed, let’s not overlook the man with the orange hair (& stainless steel you know whats).

    4) Hawley isn’t moving the needle. Time to go Full Lindsey.

  6. mnw says:

    6 sb “nooded”

  7. BayernFan says:

    Frankly I’m not ready to put the sisters in the yes camp. I can easily see them take the out of demanding FBI involvement. I can see it coming down to Manchin.

  8. GPO says:

    Im not a doom and gloomer, but Tuesday is a lifetime away. I still feel like one of the women can stop it by demanding an FBI investigation

  9. mnw says:

    Heitkamp voting NO now would be the functional equivalent of giving up on her re-election, imo.

  10. BayernFan says:

    Dang you Roy Moore.

    If it comes down to Manchin, will McConnell call his bluff and call the floor vote?

  11. mnw says:

    BF

    They wouldn’t have let it go this far without private assurances, I think.

  12. Tina says:

    Paul Sperry
    @paulsperry_
    13h
    BREAKING: Palo Alto bldg permit records raise questions about Ford’s testimony she completed an “extensive remodel” of home in 2012 & that this was seminal event that led her down path to coming out against Kavanaugh b/c she needed to add an escape door. Permit was issued in 2

  13. Tina says:

    Her permit was issued in 2008. Not 2012

    No way she did any remodeling sans permit.

  14. BayernFan says:

    I think this deal is hot enough to melt any private assurances. Manchin and Heidi could both hold out. Sisters too. What will McConnell do? If the vote is called, what will they do?

  15. mnw says:

    You can’t give your word to the Majority Leader & then renege. That is the political equivalent of Capital Murder.

  16. BayernFan says:

    I can’t imagine that anyone have any private assurances on this. We will see.

  17. BayernFan says:

    And again, what if it’s more than or others besides Manchin holding McConnell’s feet to the fire?

  18. BayernFan says:

    Was Donnelly a shot across McConnell’s now? Signaling that they are not afraid to vote together?

  19. mnw says:

    If they hadn’t given private assurances, I believe they wouldn’t have scheduled the vote for this afternoon.

    Listening to Graham this morning, he sure gave the impression that it’s all over– at least he thinks so.

  20. BayernFan says:

    Floor vote is Tuesday.

  21. mnw says:

    Tester is NO.

  22. DW says:

    23 – excellent…making GOP campaign ads very simple.

  23. BayernFan says:

    And here it comes. The NO votes adding up to 50. Or close to it with Manchin and the sisters holding out.

  24. Tina says:

    Bill Kristol
    @BillKristol
    Follow
    If I had to vote today, I think I’d be a No. This may be unfair to Kavanaugh; and it sets a bad precedent re unverified allegations. But given where we are, wouldn’t a future Court with a different constitutionalist justice be healthier for the nation—and for constitutionalism?
    6:14 AM – 28 Sep 2018

    The socialist is a “no.”

  25. DW says:

    Apparently Tester thinks Montana votes just like San Francisco.

  26. Wes says:

    Tester has won by one and three respectively in a state Trump won by 20, yet Tester votes like a safe Dem in WA. I suspect he’s the Ben Chandler* of the Senate this year.

    *Chandler was a KY Dem representing a heavily GOP seat who squeaked by in 2010 but continued to vote like a national Dem before losing reelection in 2012.

  27. jason says:

    Chelsea Handler knows why Goober is defending Kavanaugh.

    He is obviously being blackmailed by Russia.

    Can anyone think of why the Russians would want Kavanaugh on SCOTUS?

  28. mnw says:

    Breitbart’s “open updates” article is useful if anyone is interested in immediate access to tweets & other developments instantly.

  29. Wes says:

    Donnelly won in 2012 because his opponent was a weak misogynist. Braun needs to hammer him for this.

  30. 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!

  31. Wes says:

    Notice how Dems regard a constitutionally prescribed confirmation vote as “ramming through.”

  32. mnw says:

    Not worth responding to, Wes.

    Trollslime.

  33. mnw says:

    Braun & Rosendale need to jump on this FAST, to fix it in voters’ memories. Braun already issued a statement.

  34. phoenixrisen says:

    Well, see ya later to Donnelley and Tester regarding them getting re-elected. McCaskill was already a goner anyway. I think Manchin crosses. Heitkamp votes no since she is a goner anyway. Looking at a 52-48 vote in favor of confirming.

  35. Redmen4ever says:

    Two more “conservative Democrats” (Tester and Donnelly) outed.

  36. mnw says:

    Heitkamp says she’s undecided.

    Flake talking w/ Coons & Klobuchar.

    Why? He already announced YES.

  37. BayernFan says:

    I don’t think it’s that simple. The endgame for them is to delay the vote. They are maneuvering to call McConnell’s bluff imo.

    Has The Colorado guy said how he’d vote?

  38. Redmen4ever says:

    Bill Kristol – I liked him better when he was comedian

    Ditto Jim Carrey

  39. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Like the first sentence on the top of this tread:

    “It is always nice during these slow periods of political news to get a new poll”

  40. mnw says:

    Sen. Kennedy: “Intergalactic Freakshow”

    Wish I’d thought of that. However, I also like “Halloween in a Madhouse.”

    Notice they’ve stopped hunting for new accusers?

  41. BayernFan says:

    I’m so glad Alaska voters sent a message in 2010 by writing in Murkowski. Well done.

  42. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Senator Whitehouse just made some of the most bizarre comments I can imagine.

    Agree with Senator Kennedy — “Congress has hit rock bottom and started to dig.”

  43. jason says:

    I’m so glad Alaska voters sent a message in 2010 by writing in Murkowski. Well done.”

    Yeah, the message was don’t nominate deadender nut jobs like Joe Miller.

  44. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    43. “I also like “Halloween in a Madhouse.””

    Actually, many years ago in Provo, Utah they used to have an annual Halloween haunting house in the Utah State Mental Hospital in the city. It had a great reputation as one of the best haunted houses in the state.

  45. jason says:

    Rumors on Predictit is that Flake flipped again. Of course it could be people hoping to dump their contracts.

  46. Paul says:

    I wonder if Avenatti and Mark Judge are both hiding out at the same undisclosed location.

  47. BayernFan says:

    Hence his name. He will probably vote yes today and then no on the floor.

  48. BayernFan says:

    If there is a floor vote.

  49. mnw says:

    If I understand the timeline, they’re scheduled to vote in about 20 minutes, right?

    Flake would have to rat very fast. Even if he did, it would go to the floor without a recommendation, as I understand this.

  50. Paul says:

    Jadon,
    Flake had a written statement. I don’t think he’ll flip from that.

  51. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Flake just stated at the Judiciary Committee that he will vote for Kavanaugh. He gave very good reasons for it. Is he only a short time later going to flip?

    Likewise, the nomination would not be moving forward if Collins and Murkowski were not planning to vote no.

    The rumors are crazy.

  52. BayernFan says:

    Hope you’re right SDC. But I don’t trust any of these squishes.

  53. Paul says:

    20 cent drop on Collins at Predict.

  54. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    BayernFan, what proof do you have of all the doom and gloom your claiming? You make Robbie look like an optimist.

  55. mnw says:

    Blumenthal walks out for the SECOND time today– gotta get those camera minutes. I have rarely hated any politician as much. McCain being the only other contender.

  56. Tina says:

    Far tacos left hearing.

    Let all the Drats leave.

    11-0′

    Unanimous.

  57. Tina says:

    Fat tacos

    Fartacus

  58. ReadyFirst says:

    Blumenthal=stolen honor.

  59. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Hope you’re right SDC. But I don’t trust any of these squishes.”

    Neither do I. But they are not going to commit political suicide. Likewise, to run for reelection, Manchin and Heitkamp need Democratic money donors. Manchin might vote yes, but only if he is not the deciding vote. Do not see Heitkamp doing it.

    Feinstein stands a very good possibly of losing in November over how badly see handled things.

  60. BayernFan says:

    Not doom gloom. Reality. And speculating what is up. These people aren’t trustworthy. Who knows what they are demanding? Why haven’t they announced? The idea that they are “undecided” is laughable. They’re trying to find a way to squirm out of the tight spot they’re in. Like the rodents they are.

  61. mnw says:

    My 2020 DEM candidate of choice would be Booker, but I think that’s wishful thinking.

    #believesurvivors… selectively. (Other than Ellison, Clinton, Carper, etc. Other than THOSE survivors.)

  62. BayernFan says:

    SDC… so if it’s up to Manchin he’ll vote NO? Got it. You and I might be in agreement.

  63. mnw says:

    Da Nang Dick: “filled with such anger, I cannot vote for such a man…”

    Sure. Most voters would accept a false rape accusation cheerfully!

  64. mnw says:

    Heitkamp definitely sounds like a NO to me, altho she says “UND.”.

    Thune says, “We still have a little work to do”? No big deal.

  65. Hugh says:

    68. That is not news.

  66. BayernFan says:

    I expect her to vote no. I would be shocked if she votes yes.

  67. Tina says:

    Rinos got to Rino.

  68. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Collins and Murkowski are saying they are undecided, just as Flake did right before the hearing today.

    Ultimately, it may be a party line vote.

  69. mnw says:

    If Heitkamp votes NO, as appears likely, that surprises me more than any of the other redstate DEMs.

    It means that they honestly concluded a NO won’t hurt them. We’ll see. Maybe they’re right.

  70. Tina says:

    Are we down to 2 Cuckateers?

  71. Bitterlaw says:

    Let’s review:

    Yesterday morning and early afternoon-

    Ford sank the nomination. Prosecutor Mitchell sucked. Kavanaugh should withdraw. Grassley was incompetent.

    Last night-

    Great day for Kavanaugh. Grassley’s strategy worked. Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

  72. Robbie says:

    Looks like Flake is trying to gum up the works.

  73. Hugh says:

    WTF let’s vote

  74. Robbie says:

    Flake may help the Democrats in their plea to reopen the investigation.

    What a guy.

  75. Tina says:

    Bl,

    You omitted how scumbag Flake is now causing issues again apparently.

    He is now meeting with Racoon behind closed doors, or so it is being reported.

  76. Chicon says:

    Flake is a “real conservative” to some.

  77. BayernFan says:

    I expect the sisters and Manchin will say they will vote no without an fbi investigation. Maybe flake too, especially if more false claims are raised. Then it will be up to McConnell to decide whether to fold or call their hands and pay to see their cards and call for a vote. And the vote will be on cloture, not an up or down vote.

  78. Tina says:

    All because he was verbally attacked in route t the elevator.

  79. ReadyFirst says:

    What a Flake!!!

  80. Wes says:

    We’re y not paying attention during the Gorsuch confirmation, Bay? There is no filibuster on court nominees anymore.

  81. Tina says:

    Amoral Scumbag.

  82. BayernFan says:

    Voting no on cloture would be perfect for these vermin. Bc they can say they are not voting him down…they just want to Lee it open while the FBI investigates.

  83. Tina says:

    Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    1m
    Flake speaking now at Judiciary cmte. Wants to delay the for vote for up to one wk. wants FBI check on Kavanaugh
    View details ·

    Phuqing Asseeeeeohole,

  84. Robbie says:

    Jeff Flake is an embarrassment.

  85. BayernFan says:

    Wes…. still need 51 votes to end debate.

  86. Wes says:

    BAY, THERE IS NO FILIBUSTER ON JUDICIAL NOMINEES ANYMORE, YOU DOLT!

  87. mnw says:

    Voting now. Anybody still think Grassley nogotta?

    F predidtit, btw.

  88. Tom says:

    Speechless. Flake is slime.

  89. Robbie says:

    Chicon says:
    September 28, 2018 at 1:49 pm
    Flake is a “real conservative” to some.

    – Real conservatives can object to Trump’s behavior, but not allow that to cloud their judgment on conservative policy and appointments.

  90. Wes says:

    Debate times are set on filibuster-proof items. There is no call to end debate with a predetermined debate timetable.

  91. Mr.Vito says:

    11 Yea

  92. Robbie says:

    Basically, Jeff Flake hopes more allegations come forward so he can switch his vote and oppose Kavanaugh.

  93. Tina says:

    Well, getting to 50 will now be an issue.

    Especially with the Maine Chicklet, the deadender in Alaska, and flakey.

  94. Tina says:

    The 3 Cuckateers are back.

  95. Wes says:

    Cloture applies only to filibusterable items. It still requires 60 votes per Senate rules. Nonfilibusterable items—judges and the budget for example—have preset debate time limits just as the House does for all items.

  96. Robbie says:

    Senate Republicans would have a hard time organizing a one car parade.

  97. phoenixrisen says:

    Ugh, Flake is clueless that he is getting played by the Democrats.

  98. dblaikie says:

    Ball is McConnell’s court. Truth is the FBI will find nothing new. The real concern is that more bogus stuff about the Judge would come up. If this is the price for Collins and Flake and Murkowski then that is the price.

  99. Tina says:

    Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    1m
    So, if Yertle has Tom Collins or MurCowSki, he can tell Flakey to pound sand.
    View details ·

    Pound sand with the mullahs.

    He will be working in Iran

  100. mnw says:

    It will mean another week (at least) to find more accusers & request another delay.

    Flake will vote YES in committee to advance it to floor.

  101. BayernFan says:

    if thats true then i stand corrected. I thought the change was from 60 votes to 51 to end debate.

  102. mnw says:

    Voted out of committee now. 11-10.

  103. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I actually support what Flake is requesting. It is a reasonable request, and a one week delay is not a big issue. It was not part of the motion, so it is up to McConnell to handle it as he sees fit.

    The FBI has already done an investigation, and did not find anything. If that remains the case, the Democrats have lost any reason to oppose the nomination.

  104. Tina says:

    Now Flakey wants a short pause in the vote.

    Chad Pergham

  105. ReadyFirst says:

    Wes, you might get your 50 vote wish.

  106. Robbie says:

    Jeff Flake may have just signed Kavanaugh’s defeat. With another week, you can bet more dubious accusations will come forward and then Flake will call for more hearings.

    Flake is a useful idiot. There are always Republicans who will help Democrats, but there are never Democrats who will help Republicans like this.

  107. Tina says:

    Yes always Republicans to help Democrats.

    Jebot

  108. phoenixrisen says:

    Easy solution. McConnell sets the floor vote for next Friday, FBI does a limited scope investigation which we know will yield nothing, and Kavanaugh is confirmed.

  109. Tina says:

    Larry Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    3m
    Replying to @EdAsante77
    Correct. Sooner or later, you have to fish or cut bait. One more stall, one more “investigation” won’t do anything.
    View conversation ·

    FBI already reviewed it. Passed it back to the committee.

  110. Tina says:

    Nope, amniotic will have more weirdos.

    Flakey and the Cuckateers will want a rehearing.

  111. Robbie says:

    phoenixrisen says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    Easy solution. McConnell sets the floor vote for next Friday, FBI does a limited scope investigation which we know will yield nothing, and Kavanaugh is confirmed.

    – Trust me. When the week’s up, then there will be another reason for a delay. And let’s be honest, more lunatics will come forward to claim idiotic things. The longer the wait, the more likely this is derailed.

  112. ReadyFirst says:

    What the heck is the FBI going to investigate? Someone felt me up in a house on a street in 1982 (I think, or maybe 83). They already know Kav is not a drunk from past background checks or he wouldn’t have gotten the clearance.

  113. Phil says:

    That’s fine SD. Problem is another week of hell for Kavanaugh. You KNOW what is going to happen this week. You KNOW. More accusations. More smear. Surely after watching the Democrats operate you realize what’s coming.

  114. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    McConnell is now in charge of the process.

  115. Todd McCain says:

    God I cannot wait until Flake is gone….effing worst.

  116. Phil says:

    No he isn’t. Flake is.

    More accusations and press smears.

  117. Hugh says:

    Half a loaf. TG they at least voted it out.

  118. Tina says:

    Do we have 50

    Will flakey take the 2 Cuckateers with him

    Flakey now wants a short pause.

  119. Tom says:

    So my guess is that the Dems have another accuser that they’re holding back until the end of next week. So no matter what the FBI determines, they will spring the next accusation and demand another FBI investigation for this. Delay after delay. Nauseating.

  120. phoenixrisen says:

    116 — Good point.

    118 — Have to agree Phil. I’m tired of this getting dragged out. Flake needs to get whipped in line.

  121. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:11 pm
    McConnell is now in charge of the process.

    – He’s really not. If Flake speaks for Collins and Murkowski, then they can sink the nomination. If McConnell says no deal and those three want it and he goes ahead with the vote, then Kavanaugh probably gets defeated.

  122. ReadyFirst says:

    Most people don’t understand how comprehensive a TS background check is. It takes months. Investigators don’t want to talk to your friends or references. They want to talk to the people who have rotten things to say about you, which is why they ask for other names. If there are none of these people then you get the clearance. This is why we already know Kav is not a drunk.

  123. phoenixrisen says:

    McConnell will probably have a sit down with Flake, Murkowski, and Collins and say enough is enough. Time to vote him through.

    Trump is probably kicking himself for listening to McGahn and not picking Barrett.

  124. NYCmike says:

    “– Trust me. When the week’s up, then there will be another reason for a delay.”

    -The woman testifying was supposed to be the death knell.

    Now the new delay is the death knell.

    Pattern developing….check back after the next flight, to Pogo Loco, lands on the tarmac.

  125. Hugh says:

    Here is how I see it. If flake asked for the investigation and it comes back clean which it should. Then since he asked for the investigation he must vote yes. Otherwise why not vote know now if he’s going to vote now anyway.

  126. Hugh says:

    I meant no. Voice texting sux

  127. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:16 pm
    “– Trust me. When the week’s up, then there will be another reason for a delay.”
    -The woman testifying was supposed to be the death knell.
    Now the new delay is the death knell.
    Pattern developing….check back after the next flight, to Pogo Loco, lands on the tarmac

    – My point is another weeks gives more time for new accusations. And then when the weeks up, the same crowd will call for a delay.

    By the way, GWB is campaigning for Kavanaugh. What’s Senator Mourdock doing?

  128. NYCmike says:

    “Trump is probably kicking himself for listening to McGahn and not picking Barrett.”

    -Don’t think so.

    Trump probably LOVED the theater from yesterday!

    AND, he admired a person with a similar set of stones as he has.

    Barret, or another woman, will be up if Ginsberg or anyone else decides to retire.

  129. Tina says:

    The Potomac 2 step.

    Goober is on his way to Trump to tell him that they do not have the votes.

  130. Robbie says:

    Robert Costa
    @costareports

    Flake is a complicated figure. His friends say he’s trying to protect GOP and the Court by making sure the FBI box is checked, and they think if Kavanaugh emerges fine from that, he may even win over some red state Ds.. but other Rs argue Flake knows he’s all but dooming the nom

  131. gameboy says:

    This is ludicrous. Schedule the up or down vote ASAP. If he gets 50…great. If not…..move on. The next delay will lead to another delay and so on.

  132. BayernFan says:

    Well if i were McConnell I would follow through on what I already said… there WILL be an up or down vote. Make Heidi and Manchin show their cards. No easy exits. Man up like Donnelly and Tester did.

    Kav may lose, because even the sisters will probably call for a delay and use that as an excuse to vote no. Get the no votes up to 52. Maybe even 53.

    But at least you have given their GOP opponents some ammo for the last month of the campaign.

  133. NYCmike says:

    “By the way, GWB is campaigning for Kavanaugh. What’s Senator Mourdock doing?”

    -Isn’t there a song called “Losing It”?

    Not sure if the lyrics fit, but the title sure applies!

  134. BayernFan says:

    What else does McConnell have that he can use to whip the sisters and flake into line? Or Manchin?

  135. Tina says:

    Way to go bushie.

    He was supposed to be encouraging flakey and, like his Presidency, phuq end it up.

    Can he just stfu and paint pictures in Dallas?

  136. Phil says:

    The FBI won’t find anything. That part doesn’t worry me. What will happen is the left with their buds in the media will drip drip drip more accusations and innuendo.

    Anyone else not see this?

  137. NYCmike says:

    If Kav does get voted down, but the Republicans increase their majority in November, could his name just be re-submitted?

  138. ReadyFirst says:

    Today’s mission accomplished, he’s out of committee. Today is a win! Murk and Collins would be commiting career suicide to vote no and they still are running. Flake is out of his seat so who knows. Maybe we get Manchin. Who knows, Doesn’t matter, either way we win this. Probably the only time I’ll ever agree with obamacon, ram him through.

  139. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    117. “What the heck is the FBI going to investigate? Someone felt me up in a house on a street in 1982 (I think, or maybe 83). They already know Kav is not a drunk from past background checks or he wouldn’t have gotten the clearance.”

    The FBI has already said there is no need for a new investigation. As you stated, they will not find anything. It deflates the whole Democratic argument. Plus, your at the point the American people are getting tired of this, and will turn on the Democrats — particularly if more crazies with allegations emerge. It is far better to have the Democrats acting crazy and dominating the headlines than Trump’s form of crazy doing it. He has toned it down lately.

  140. Robbie says:

    Tina says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:23 pm
    Way to go bushie.
    He was supposed to be encouraging flakey and, like his Presidency, phuq end it up.
    Can he just stfu and paint pictures in Dallas?

    – Tinfoil’s off her meds again. She think GWB got Flake to buckle. Ha! You really are dumb.

  141. Tina says:

    Not unless trump ordered the “new” fib investigation. And fast tracked it last week?

    Hmm….

    Only question is: will goober or granite appear at the wh?

  142. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    142. “If Kav does get voted down, but the Republicans increase their majority in November, could his name just be re-submitted?”

    Believe they can reconsider and take another vote.

  143. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:23 pm
    The FBI won’t find anything. That part doesn’t worry me. What will happen is the left with their buds in the media will drip drip drip more accusations and innuendo.
    Anyone else not see this?

    – This is the whole ballgame right here. Flake doesn’t really want to vote for Kavanaugh and he’s hoping more comes out so the nomination can be scuttled. He and Collins and Murkowski are desperate not to vote for Kavanaugh.

  144. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    142. “If Kav does get voted down, but the Republicans increase their majority in November, could his name just be re-submitted?”
    Believe they can reconsider and take another vote.

    – Not sure that’s the case, but voting Kavanaugh down will depress the Republican vote.

  145. gameboy says:

    #128

    “Trump is probably kicking himself for listening to McGahn and not picking Barrett.”

    I don’t think it matters who Trump picked. The Dems will do this to ANY nominee as long as there are a few weak GOPers willing to play their games.

    Have the full vote and let the chips fall where they may.

  146. Robbie says:

    Drew McCoy
    @_Drew_McCoy_

    Coons won’t commit to accepting this “short” delay as the end of things. If there are more allegations, they should be investigated.

    It’s a scam.

  147. Paul says:

    Trump might kill Flake’s idea. That would be great as far as I’m concerned. Try to ram him through without Flake.

  148. BayernFan says:

    murk doesnt face her voters till 2022. When does Collins? She may retire anyway.

    What can McConnell do to these wayward Senators in the interim? They can always leave the GOP caucus I guess like Jeffords does if that would turn control over to the Dems.

    So those two (and Manchin) have cards to play here.

    The only card I see McConnell having is to force these vermin to go on the record and face their constituents in some fashion… especially Manchin.

    Will Manchin be the one to save Kav? Or has he already told McConnell that he would be a NO unless there is an FBI deal? And if so, is he bluffing?

    Will McConnell let Kav decide what to do? They asked Bork back in 1987.

  149. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    139. “What else does McConnell have that he can use to whip the sisters and flake into line? Or Manchin?”

    It wouldn’t surprise me if McConnell didn’t help think up this scheme. The FBI investigation was the only gimmick the Democrats had to oppose the nomination. Another crazy out of the woodwork at the last minute is going to look stupid.

  150. Robbie says:

    Paul says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:28 pm
    Trump might kill Flake’s idea. That would be great as far as I’m concerned. Try to ram him through without Flake.

    – If he does that, he risks pushing Collins and Murkowski away.

  151. BayernFan says:

    or would it be better for November to delay the vote?

    Would voting him down next week depress GOP turnout as Robbie thinks? Would it be better to keep Kav as a campaign issue?

  152. Phil says:

    143

    Committing suicide? No, let me explain how this will work. In this week more crap will be dug up by the left. “New doubts” to give cover for Flake, Collins, and Murkowski to “reluctantly” have to vote no on the floor.

    Anyone with a brain knows what the Democrats and FLAKE are doing. Nobody who has watched this process could possibly doubt me here.

    The scenario I am describing doesn’t take any sort of soothsayer. Book it.

  153. Paul says:

    Murkowski is joining Flake in being a “no” unless FBI investigation happens.

  154. DW says:

    The delay gets Kav’s stellar performance further and further in the rear view mirror. The longer it waits, the worse it gets.

  155. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    148. “– This is the whole ballgame right here. Flake doesn’t really want to vote for Kavanaugh and he’s hoping more comes out so the nomination can be scuttled. He and Collins and Murkowski are desperate not to vote for Kavanaugh.”

    What’s your proof of this? If Flake opposed Kavanaugh, he could have voted against him today. He is not running for reelection, and had nothing to lose.

  156. BayernFan says:

    And there is the clarity.

    I was right.

    These vermin worked together to force a delay.

    Or they will have to vote no on the floor.

  157. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump should agree to one more FBI investigation of Kavanaugh if they agree to one on Hillary.

  158. ReadyFirst says:

    136. gb. Exactly.

  159. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:35 pm
    148. “– This is the whole ballgame right here. Flake doesn’t really want to vote for Kavanaugh and he’s hoping more comes out so the nomination can be scuttled. He and Collins and Murkowski are desperate not to vote for Kavanaugh.”
    What’s your proof of this? If Flake opposed Kavanaugh, he could have voted against him today. He is not running for reelection, and had nothing to lose.

    – If he wanted to vote for Kavanaugh, he wouldn’t be opening this process up again for the SECOND time in two weeks.

    he knows another week opens Kavanaugh up to more accusations and then what? He’ll say there needs to be more investigations.

    And as far as this being his last term, precisely. He can leave the Senate with the adulation of the press. he will be a hero.

  160. Waingro says:

    Susan Ferrechio
    ?Verified account @susanferrechio

    Just now @lisamurkowski said she backs Flake call for delay in Kavanaugh vote.
    1:31 PM – 28 Sep 2018

  161. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    149. “– Not sure that’s the case, but voting Kavanaugh down will depress the Republican vote.”

    What is your proof that that claim? No one really knows.

  162. dblaikie says:

    McConnell if he agrees to this needs to shorten it to 3 days. He also ought to make clear no other allegations will be investigated unless there is corroboration. If there is no other allegation this FBI will be meaningless.

  163. Waingro says:

    Robbie: without scrolling up to see your inevitable conclusion on this, you are hereby predicting “DOOOOOOM!!” for Kavanaugh now I presume?

  164. lisab says:

    i was pretty sure flake had already promised people to vote no

    whichever never-trumpers will be paying his salary after he leaves the senate

    they REALLY want to hurt trump, and kavanaugh would be a HUGE trump victory

  165. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    164. “– If he wanted to vote for Kavanaugh, he wouldn’t be opening this process up again for the SECOND time in two weeks.”

    If he didn’t want to vote for Kavanaugh, he would have not voted for him today.

  166. Robbie says:

    Waingro says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    Robbie: without scrolling up to see your inevitable conclusion on this, you are hereby predicting “DOOOOOOM!!” for Kavanaugh now I presume?

    – No, I am not predicting certain doom for Kavanaugh. What I’m suggesting is Flake and his two gal pals don’t really want to vote for Kavanaugh and they’re hopeful another week’s delay finds a new allegation they can use to call for him to quit. And let’s be honest, if another idiotic allegation is made, Flake will call for another investigation just as he has done twice in the last two weeks.

    Flake is a useful idiot for the Democrats.

  167. lisab says:

    i think the delay is to push yesterday out of the news cycle so they have more cover to vote no

    keep in mind, collins et al could always cross the aisle as dem heroes after november if they bring down kavanaugh (and thus damage trump)

    they are only waiting to see if the gop fury dies down by friday

  168. Tina says:

    So, 3 Cuckateers want further delays.

  169. lisab says:

    comey has been appointed by sessions to run the fbi investigation on kavanaugh as an independent outside investigator

  170. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    164. “– If he wanted to vote for Kavanaugh, he wouldn’t be opening this process up again for the SECOND time in two weeks.”
    If he didn’t want to vote for Kavanaugh, he would have not voted for him today.

    – I’m not sure you understand the freedom a man has when he has no elections left to run. So what if he voted in committee. It’s the floor vote that matters. And if he votes against (I’m not predicting that’s what he’ll do), he’ll be the hero the left has desired.

  171. Phil says:

    SD, trust me on this. My guess is Dems are working on Ford’s friend as we speak. Expect her to “suddenly remember” that “oh, yeah. I just remembered about that party” The press will also magically find other witnesses who remember the party which will be leaked and written about all week. More “witnesses” to the terrible character of Kavenaugh will be dredged up. This will all be used by Flake and the two sisters to “reluctantly” have to cast a no vote because “they now have just too many doubts”. You really think a clean FBI investigation is going to put an end to this? This FBI thing is just the means to get the time the left needs to come up with more crap. The smear won’t be coming from the FBI investigation. It will come from the left via media and build all week.

    Dems aren’t standing down after this “week”. I agree with 98% of the time but on this one, as much as I’d love to think you are right, you are being uncharacteristically naïve.

  172. lisab says:

    tina,

    they want kavanaugh down

    they just don’t want to lose their cushy jobs — in flake’s case whatever job he has lined up after he leaves

    someone like bill kristol is holding flake’s chain

  173. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    167. “McConnell if he agrees to this needs to shorten it to 3 days. He also ought to make clear no other allegations will be investigated unless there is corroboration. If there is no other allegation this FBI will be meaningless.”

    Totally agree. McConnell needs to set the perimeters of the investigation to what was testified about at the hearing. Grassley seemed fully informed of Flake’s request at the hearing today. He knew it was not being included in the motion. Some of the Democrats were confused in this regard. It is possible the request was formulated last night by Flake, Collins, Murkowski and perhaps Manchin.

  174. lisab says:

    Dems aren’t standing down after this “week”.
    ——————-

    no way … they are all-in

    they know if they lose this they will pay for it in november

    this would be a HUGE win for trump

    they HAVE TO stop kavanaugh

    you can bet flake et al. are getting huge book deals offered to them as we speak

    just like hillary got for “what happened”

  175. Mr.Vito says:

    ” Expect her to “suddenly remember” that “oh, yeah. I just remembered about that party” ”

    Ford already threw her under the bus as as a mental case.

  176. Robbie says:

    Erick Erickson
    @EWErickson

    No reason the scream over this. Flake, Murkowski, and Collins have the power to do this whether you like it or not.

  177. ReadyFirst says:

    157. I’m aware how it will work. That’s why the vote needs to be held. I said that two weeks ago when we kept delaying. In the interim, the majority leader will work Murk and Collins through other means, carrot approach preferably. Since there is literally nothing else for the FBI to check, perhaps they could look at the file again and slap a reverified sticker on it.

  178. Tina says:

    They need to bring back

    Comedy, McCabe, the mistress, and Pete the Chest to conduct this real investigation.

    Heck, even bring back Broom .schyster.

  179. Tina says:

    So everybody Mute 43 was supposed to lobby told him to piss off?

    This includes flakey, senator planned parenthood, and the Maine Chicklet?

  180. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Flake is a conservative Republican. He used to head the Goldwater Institution. His cultural background is Arizona conservative. He is not going to accept a cushy job and become a liberal.

  181. Phil says:

    Also, there will won’t be a clean bill of health from the FBI. They won’t offer a conclusion. Period Just a bunch of statements from a bunch of people on both sides that the FBI will share with the committee – at which time Democrats will leak the witness statements that contradict Kavenaugh. They wont have any shortage of those BTW as every left wing loon in America will come out of the woodwork demanding to talk to the FBI.

  182. ReadyFirst says:

    170. “If he didn’t want to vote for Kavanaugh, he would have not voted for him today.”
    I think this is the more likely scenario.

  183. BayernFan says:

    SDC…….. well look what happened to george will, bill kristol, MD, etc etc.

    These vermin are easily purchased.

    flake is a nobody. He would be easy to buy.

    Even Goldwater got squishy. And of course McCain.

  184. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    Flake is a conservative Republican. He used to head the Goldwater Institution. His cultural background is Arizona conservative. He is not going to accept a cushy job and become a liberal.

    – No one said he’d accept a cushy job and become a liberal. He’ll become a hero to the left and he’ll become the press’ go-to guy to criticize Republicans like David Jolly, Steve Schmidt, and others do.

  185. lisab says:

    He is not going to accept a cushy job and become a liberal.
    ——————-

    i imagine his new boss will be someone like bill kristol

    who said he would vote no

    they hate trump,

    as i have been saying, it does not matter if it will be bad for them, for us, or the country

    spite usually wins

    very few people can get past it

  186. Robbie says:

    BayernFan says:
    September 28, 2018 at 3:04 pm
    SDC…….. well look what happened to george will, bill kristol, MD, etc etc.
    These vermin are easily purchased.
    flake is a nobody. He would be easy to buy.
    Even Goldwater got squishy. And of course McCain.

    – McCain voted for every Republican nominee to the Supreme Court. That includes Bork and Thomas. he would not have doe what Flake has done today.

  187. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Will be nice to not have people coming up after Kavanaugh is approved saying: “well if he had just had a proper FBI investigation.” Now they are getting one. It was interesting that not one Republican objected to Flake’s request — my hunch is many knew about it in advance. By contrast, a lot of Democrats did not understand what was being proposed, and thought it was becoming part of the motion (interesting McCaskill understood).

    Also am happy this is all now in McConnell’s hands.

  188. Waingro says:


    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    September 28, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Flake is a conservative Republican. He used to head the Goldwater Institution. His cultural background is Arizona conservative. He is not going to accept a cushy job and become a liberal.”

    Disagree, SD. He is destined to be a go to RINO on CNN/MSNBC.

  189. Proud Obamacon says:

    “Notice how Dems regard a constitutionally prescribed confirmation vote as “ramming through.”

    Such irony! Anyone notice how supposed constitutional loyalists have a problem with senators who dare to use their constitutionally prescribed “advise and consent” duties?

    Anyone?

  190. Robbie says:

    ReadyFirst says:
    September 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    170. “If he didn’t want to vote for Kavanaugh, he would have not voted for him today.”
    I think this is the more likely scenario.

    – I believe he wants to get rid of this nomination without having his fingerprints on it. If he can hang Kavanaugh out there for another week, he probably suspects more allegations will be made that prove too much for Collins and Murkowski. And it they decide to vote no, it will never matter what he thinks.

  191. dblaikie says:

    Again the FBI will find nothing new. I believe this is the price to vote him on the court. If new allegations come, if they are uncorroborated will be continued overplay on the Dem side.

    If there is nothing new, after they get their silly 902 FBI report the pressure will once again be on our friend from W. Virginia. Thank goodness Tester is a no. Should end his election chances.

  192. BayernFan says:

    So Flake is worse than McCain.

    and there you go.

    Vermin

  193. lisab says:

    i would bet

    they already wanted to be no — then yesterday happened

    so they had to vote yes today. and now they want to see if they can get cover via an fbi investigation

    or

    by just having the gop fury die down

    they want to hurt trump and i think the only way they get to yes

    is if the never-trump leadership tells them they will lose their paychecks if kavanaugh goes down

  194. dblaikie says:

    Proud Obamacon is such a fine, impressive, gigantic, tower of ignorance.

  195. Tina says:

    The fib will not make an assessment.

    It is really the senators call now to make the assessment,

    That is why they had the hearing.

    The prosecutor also told the 51 republicans that the allegations were weak. She could not even obtain a warrant,

  196. Phil says:

    195

    Bingo

    Unfortunately

  197. dblaikie says:

    198 Yes they have found a way to exact their price.

  198. Mr.Vito says:

    Ben Shapiro
    ?Verified account @benshapiro
    23m23 minutes ago

    As the past three years have demonstrated, nothing brings the country together like FBI investigations.

  199. BayernFan says:

    What is the right thing to do?

    What is the most expedient thing to do?

    I agree that I am glad that this is in McConnell’s hands. He is one sharp operator. I’ve always liked him as GOP Leader for that reason.

    Let’s watch what happens.

  200. Proud Obamacon says:

    “Proud Obamacon is such a fine, impressive, gigantic, tower of ignorance.”

    Wow what a thoughtful, substantive post!

  201. Tina says:

    She could not obtain a warrant because she is not Comedy doing it to Carter page, an illegal warrant.

  202. BayernFan says:

    I wonder if Donnelly and Tester regret having announced their NO votes earlier today.

    lololol

    phuq em

  203. Robbie says:

    BayernFan says:
    September 28, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    So Flake is worse than McCain.
    and there you go.
    Vermin

    – I’ve long defended Flake because I thought he was being principled in his conservatism. Other words, he still supported conservative policy aims, but rejected Trump’s behavior.

    Now, it appears he’s just a useful idiot who has been conned by Coons and others.

  204. BayernFan says:

    Robbie yes… I have always said that the biggest threat to Trump is not the Dems or Media, but Republicans.

    This has always been true even before Trump.

    There are always useful idiots in the GOP who think they are doing something noble by toting the Dems dirty water every now and again.

    One thing Trump has revealed is the extent of that willingness within the GOP. Even I was surprised at the likes of Kristol and Will and others like the McCain aides.

    I am glad they showed their colors.

    Flake is a nobody. He is a petulant egotistic child. He doesnt care that the allegations are false and that a good man is being destroyed. He’s vermin. Anyone who votes against Kav is vermin.

    Simple as that.

  205. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    President Trump’s comments on the FBI investigation:

    “President Donald Trump said he would defer to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on whether to open an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    “I will be totally reliant on what Senator Grassley and the group decides to do,” about reopening the background investigation, Trump said Friday at the White House.”

    The FBI investigation of Anita Hill is reputed to have taken three days.

  206. BayernFan says:

    Imagine. Flake folded because of some crazy women in an elevator. What a loser.

    These politicians cant stand being disliked. Most of them anyway.

    Sickening. So glad to see Graham give him some tough medicine. I hope the flake gets some more.

    phuq him too.

  207. BayernFan says:

    I do recall that the Thomas/HIll “investigation” took only a couple days.

    So maybe that is what McConnell will arrange.

    and go from there.

  208. Mr.Vito says:

    Josh Holmes
    ?Verified account @HolmesJosh
    3h3 hours ago

    Looking at some poll numbers this morning, it’s impossible to overstate how important the Kavanaugh hearings have been to voters. Like dropping a grenade into the electorate. Ds in red states are not going to like this.

  209. BayernFan says:

    213…

    you mean the poll numbers are bad for Dem candidates in red states?

    Good.

  210. Proud Obamacon says:

    Bayern about to pop a coronary!

  211. Tina says:

    But, but, but..

    The Gcb says Ds plus 14.

    I am sticking with that number.

    Jebot

  212. Mr.Vito says:

    Chris Murphy
    ?Verified account @ChrisMurphyCT
    US Senate candidate, CT

    Yes, of course there should be an FBI investigation. But whatever they find doesn’t change the fact that Kavanaugh, especially after his performance yesterday, is the most dangerous Supreme Court pick of our lifetime.

  213. Tina says:

    My next job is working with the Mullahs,

    I am at 99.99% approval there

    Flakey

  214. Tina says:

    Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    13m
    GOP LA Sen Kennedy on how to proceed on Kavanaugh: “We’ve reached an agreement..we’ve reached an accord.” Details unclear
    View details ·

    The same accord.

    Bend over.

  215. Waingro says:

    Boom?

    Reuters Top News
    ?Verified account @Reuters

    JUST IN: Mark Judge, friend of Kavanaugh, willing to cooperate with FBI or any other law enforcement agency – lawyer

  216. sandiegocitizen says:

    Looks like Trump is fine with the FBI investigation. So the board needs to focus their wrath and indignation on him. The sellout.

  217. Proud Obamacon says:

    Yes, definite BOOM

    JUST IN: Mark Judge, friend of Kavanaugh, willing to cooperate with FBI or any other law enforcement agency – lawyer

  218. BayernFan says:

    Proud Obamacon says:
    September 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm
    Bayern about to pop a coronary!

    BOOM

  219. sandiegocitizen says:

    220. What a surprise. And so quickly after the hearing too!

  220. BayernFan says:

    so the FBI will “investigate” the cat lady too.

    Include all kinds of stuff that DiGenova has hinted at.

    She had a yearbook too. And a reputation.

    They did the same to Anita Hill.

    After they are done with her, the cat lady may be charged with perjury.

    Or be admitted to a mental health facility.

    With locked front doors.

  221. Cash Cow TM says:

    I’m sure Manchin will factor this in as to how he will vote on Kav confirmation.

    “Public Opinion Strategies, conducting the poll for the Judicial Crisis Network, called 722 West Virginia voters Thursday evening and 58 percent supported the confirmation of Kavanaugh, 28 percent did not. The poll’s margin of error is plus/minus 3.65 percent.

    Among Republicans the support is 81 percent in favor while 45 percent of Democrats polled are against the confirmation and 42 percent in favor.”

    (WV Metro News)

  222. Wes says:

    Chris Murphy
    ?Verified account @ChrisMurphyCT
    US Senate candidate, CT

    Yes, of course there should be an FBI investigation. But whatever they find doesn’t change the fact that Kavanaugh, especially after his performance yesterday, is the most dangerous Supreme Court pick of our lifetime.

    That’s right, Chris. Go with that angle. Hyperbolize a milquetoast Everyman as Evil incarnate. That should really stick and gain traction.

    🙄

    These people simply can’t resist the politics of personal destruction regardless of how absurd they sound.

  223. sandiegocitizen says:

    217. Senator Murphy, I don’t understand. The Democrats badly wanted an FBI investigation. You got one! Is the fact you did not get a continuance of the subcommittee hearing with it the real issue? Maybe that was what you really wanted all along?

  224. Proud Obamacon says:

    “After they are done with her, the cat lady may be charged with perjury.”

    The cat lady?

    Keepin’ it classy as always, eh HHR?

  225. Bitterlaw says:

    I love the irony of BF, a proud recipient and defender of Obamacare, suddenly pretending to be the defender of conservatism.

  226. hugh says:

    217. That is exactly what they wanted and flake did not give it to them. It sounds like even the dems on the committee were confused that they voted 11 to 10. the fbi report will show nothing. now they hope something credible comes along

  227. BayernFan says:

    Proud Obamacon says:
    September 28, 2018 at 3:46 pm
    “After they are done with her, the cat lady may be charged with perjury.”

    The cat lady?

    I’m sorry I misspoke.

    The CRAZY cat lady.

    Fixed it. And thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    SQUEE!!!

  228. hugh says:

    222, good for us. he already said its all bunk and he said again when he said he would be interviewed. The fbi just takes statements.

  229. Tina says:

    Maybe Fib will investigate Porn lawyah.

    Watch the porn lawyah get a job with Justice.

  230. BayernFan says:

    The FBI report during Thomas/Hill contained a lot of damaging info on Anita Hill.

    The FBI will talk to cat lady’s family, who have not supported her.

    Its report will include stuff that folks will say about HER.

    Should be interesting……

  231. Tina says:

    Judge has provided two written statements

    One was signed by his lawyah.

    The other one (done last night) was signed by him and his lawyah,

  232. Bitterlaw says:

    221. When will you learn. If Flake supports something, he is an evil traitor. When Trump supports what Flake does, Trump is a genius and master strategist.

  233. Waingro says:

    Wait, so it won’t be just about Ford??!!

    Chad Pergram
    ?Verified account @ChadPergram
    2m2 minutes ago

    Judiciary Cmte: The supplemental FBI background investigation would be limited to current credible allegations against the nominee and must be completed no later than one week from today.
    3 replies 9 retweets 13 likes
    Chad Pergram
    ?Verified account @ChadPergram
    3m3 minutes ago

    Judiciary Cmte: The Senate Judiciary Committee will request that the administration instruct the FBI to conduct a supplemental FBI background investigation with respect to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.
    1 reply 18 retweets 12 likes

  234. Robbie says:

    Flake is going to New Hampshire on Monday. What a coincidence.

  235. Tina says:

    credible allegations

    None are.

  236. Tina says:

    Another dumb delay.

    PHUQIN losers.

    Then, it will be the fib did not do a thorough investigation.

    It was rushed,

    Trump politicized it.

  237. Tina says:

    There are “new accusers”

    Corn told Amniotic to produce back ups.

    The Rs will never learn.

  238. sandiegocitizen says:

    Proud Obamacon, despite the angry chatter on the board, I regret to inform you that the Democrats just got suckered.

  239. Proud Obamacon says:

    LOL more popcorn please. Love this ReTHUG on ReTHUG violence!

  240. Waingro says:

    Dave Wasserman
    ?Verified account @Redistrict

    Dave Wasserman Retweeted Alex Isenstadt

    If Rs are really abandoning their own incumbents in *Trump* districts like #IA01 & #MI08, you know it’s getting ugly. Likeliest Dem gain now more like 25-40 seats.

    Dave Wasserman added,
    Alex Isenstadt
    Verified account @politicoalex
    NEWS: House GOP triage continues
    .@CLFSuperPAC cutting off MIKE COFFMAN + MIKE BISHOP
    more to come…
    3:08 PM – 28 Sep 2018

  241. Proud Obamacon says:

    sandiegocitizen, ok thanks. You are too kind.

  242. dblaikie says:

    205 Just wanted to keep my to you on a level that you can understand. Now you can go back to your enormously lame drumbeat of “push him through.”

  243. Waingro says:

    3 days huh? Believe it when I see it.

    Philip Klein
    ?Verified account @philipaklein
    2m2 minutes ago

    Per @susanferrechio , Rs agree to FBI probe, but will still hold first vote on SAT at noon, to get Senate clock started while FBI is investigating. This could set up final vote for next Friday, which in effect wld mean only a 3-day delay of confirmatio

  244. Proud Obamacon says:

    Well it looks like they won’t be ramming him through. And that is very disappointing. I will have no choice but to downgrade the Blue Tsunami to a Blue Wave, for now chump!

  245. Bitterlaw says:

    I am sure that the interview with Judge will be very productive.

    “Mr. Judge, did you assault her?”

    “No.”

    “Did Judge Kavanaugh assault her?”

    “No.”

    “Thank you for your time.”

  246. BayernFan says:

    I wonder if the agents will be directed to talk to folks who have dirt on the cat lady. Like her parents and siblings.

  247. Tina says:

    It is a supplemental report.

    I think fib will just ignore porn lawyers claims.

    Claim 4 recanted

    Claim can be ignored.

  248. Tina says:

    “Accuser 1 ” may also tell them that she does not want any investigation.

  249. Robbie says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    September 28, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    I am sure that the interview with Judge will be very productive.
    “Mr. Judge, did you assault her?”
    “No.”
    “Did Judge Kavanaugh assault her?”
    “No.”
    “Thank you for your time.”

    – Of course, this shows the naivete of Flake. If the FBI tells us what we already know, the Democrats will just find a different issue or claim Wray injected himself to save Kavanaugh.

    The idea Flake has that this will ease the country’s supposed worries about this nomination is just laughable and it speaks more to Flake own visions of grandeur about himself.

    Flake is playing to the liberal media, not his conservative ideals and I say that as someone who has consistently defended him when he’s criticized Trump’s behavior or when Trump’s strayed from conservative views like tariffs..

  250. Phil says:

    Robbie, if Flake is going to NH to set the stage for a presidential run I suggest he change his party registration and prepare to run in the Democratic primary. He’s dead to Republicans. Actually, he already was. He’s not just dead now, his body has decomposed.

  251. sandiegocitizen says:

    250. Bitter, have a funny feeling too that the “witnesses” will repeat what they have already said. But it is part of an FBI investigation, and that is important to the Democrats.

  252. Robbie says:

    Tina says:
    September 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    “Accuser 1 ” may also tell them that she does not want any investigation.

    – Ha! The idea Ford didn’t want to testify was laughable. This was a coordinated hit by her, her lawyers, and Democrats. Look for her to spice up her testimony so Democrats can claim there’s a need for another delay.

  253. Phil says:

    Wen Flake has lost Robbie it’s over for the guy.

  254. mnw says:

    Please do not interact with that braying fool just above,

    Kav:

    Too much pessimism here, in my view. I understand and share the frustration.

  255. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    September 28, 2018 at 4:38 pm
    Robbie, if Flake is going to NH to set the stage for a presidential run I suggest he change his party registration and prepare to run in the Democratic primary. He’s dead to Republicans. Actually, he already was. He’s not just dead now, his body has decomposed.

    – Oh, I agree. A presidential run by him was laughable even before he pulled off this stunt.

    But watch for people like Bill Kristol, Mike Murphy, and Rick Wilson to talk him up. They’ve allowed their disgust for Trump to cloud their judgment when it comes to conservative policy and appointments.

  256. Bitterlaw says:

    If Flake is playing to the liberal media then Trump must also be playing to the liberal media since he supports the new FBI investigation.

  257. CG says:

    Calm the eff down people.

    If Kavanaugh has not done anything of these things, he has nothing to worry about. This will serve to vindicate him in the eyes of more of the public.

    If this is motivating the GOP base, why the hell do you not want this to go on longer? Put the pressure on the Red State Senators more… Calm down!

  258. mnw says:

    There are TWO braying fools above. My post was directed at Obamacon, but then Vicheytroll showed up, as always.

  259. Tina says:

    Phil Mattingly
    @Phil_Mattingly
    55m
    Replying to @Phil_Mattingly
    For those wondering about FBI background investigations, a supplemental BI is essentially the reopening of a closed BI to interview people in light of new info. The WH would technically have to make the a

    Folks, this what a fib supplemental is.

    It will not take 3 days imo.

    The Edsel Ford claim is the only one to look at, assuming she agrees to cooperate. Remember, she has a PhD and did not know what exculpatory meant.

  260. mnw says:

    Three braying fools now. corr-eee is here too.

    He shot a dog! Enemies!

  261. CG says:

    Flake voted to advance in Committee today, and he will vote yes on the floor. I have said so since Day 1. He doesn’t need to please you people in the meantime, not even Robbie.

    If he is Trump’s sole GOP challenger, I will send money to him.

  262. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    September 28, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    Wen Flake has lost Robbie it’s over for the guy.

    – Flake never had me. I respected he was willing to challenge Trump on issue like trade or behavior, but I also thought he asked for his political problems, especially by writing his book last year.

    For instance, look at Ben Sasse. No one doubts he doesn’t like Trump, but he rarely makes himself the center of attention. Flake likes the limelight the press offers so he courts it.

    He has a grandiose view of himself and believes he is some sort persecuted figure who will be proven right. Well, he might be right about Trump’s behavior and the damage it’s doing to the party, but scuttling a nominee to the Supreme Court is totally different.

  263. Tina says:

    He does not support it.

    Advise and consent, Bl.

    The Senate Rs have made the request.

    So, trump has to in turn make that request to the fib.

    It is a waste of time because it’s nada.

    But voice vote tomorrow.

  264. Robbie says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    September 28, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    If Flake is playing to the liberal media then Trump must also be playing to the liberal media since he supports the new FBI investigation.

    – He had no choice. Flake, Collins, and Murkowski wanted it. If he said no, they would have voted no on Kavanaugh and he’d have lost.

  265. Tina says:

    She also claimed that this incident happened in 1985 and the number of boys and girls changed, five separate times.

  266. Robbie says:

    mnw says:
    September 28, 2018 at 4:44 pm
    There are TWO braying fools above. My post was directed at Obamacon, but then Vicheytroll showed up, as always.

    – Trump’s ball licking populist troll is here to set everyone straight.

  267. CG says:

    Let Flake build any narrative he wants for himself. It may serve him well one day down the road.

    You all keep acting like something is going to “come out” that is going to be credible enough to ruin Kavanaugh.

    I doubt it.

    Worry about that with Trump. He’s the one who has been a no good sonofabitch his whole life and who deserves to be caught.

    Enjoy the rest of the day.

  268. Tina says:

    But remember the rinos and bots here indicated that she was “credible.”

  269. Robbie says:

    CG says:
    September 28, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    Calm the eff down people.
    If Kavanaugh has not done anything of these things, he has nothing to worry about. This will serve to vindicate him in the eyes of more of the public.

    – This isn’t about the Ford claims. This is about keeping the process open and seeing other lunatic charges be made that will give Collins and Murkowski the reason they desperately want to bail on Kavanaugh.

  270. Robbie says:

    CG says:
    September 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    Flake voted to advance in Committee today, and he will vote yes on the floor. I have said so since Day 1. He doesn’t need to please you people in the meantime, not even Robbie.

    – A committee vote means nothing. As I said earlier, I think he wants a reason not to see this go through. I think he’s hoping something pops up that gives Collins and Murkowski reason to bail so he doesn’t have his finger prints on it.

    And while I wholeheartedly support a primary challenge to Trump, I support a credible challenge. Not a vanity effort like Flake would be.

  271. janz says:

    “Fairness” is not a trait the dems have employed in the past, and they will not do it now, either — especially with so much at stake. The midterms are looming, their strident base is restless, so the drum beat is to get Kavanaugh out of the way, by any means necessary. This pattern of opposition will be a never ending cycle for dems – touting fairness and peace as they enthusiastically, and in unison, torpedo any selections Trump makes.

  272. Tina says:

    We only have 2 choices.

    Bend again as Rs do.

    OR send him to be defeated because of the 3 Cuckateers.

  273. Tina says:

    And if there are further delays, we then need to primary the 2 remaining Cuckateers since Flakey will become a lobbyist for the Mullahs or China,

    That scumbag has been bought.

  274. lisab says:

    I am sure that the interview with Judge will be very productive.
    “Mr. Judge, did you assault her?”
    “No.”
    “Did Judge Kavanaugh assault her?”
    “No.”
    “Thank you for your time.”
    ——————————————

    fbi report: mr judge was very negative in the interview and did not rule out judge kavanaugh has assaulted women in the past.

    we conclude trump colluded with russia and should be impeached

  275. Robbie says:

    Again, a committee vote means nothing.

    Manu Raju
    @mkraju

    Just asked Flake if he could still vote no on Kavanaugh.
    “Sure, you bet – that’s why we are doing an extended background investigation. And: Is he prepared to vote for Kavanaugh if probe not done within a week?
    “All we can say it has to be done within a week or we move forward”

  276. lisab says:

    This is about keeping the process open and seeing other lunatic charges be made that will give Collins and Murkowski the reason they desperately want to bail on Kavanaugh.
    ————————-

    absolutely true

  277. Tina says:

    David Corn is asking Avenati for new “accusers”.

    Team Corn Porn.

  278. lisab says:

    the never-trumpers also want to gauge what the fallout will be on them for dumping kavanaugh

    if the cost is too high, they can always vote to confirm

    but they obviously don’t want to, or he would be confirmed by now

  279. Robbie says:

    Murkowski is already suggesting the week delay might not be enough.

    Flake’s a sucker and a useful idiot.

    Manu Raju
    @mkraju

    I asked Murkowski if she would agree to move forward with a final vote if FBI probe not finished, and she wouldn’t say.

    “We’ve asked the FBI to reopen and we’ve put priority on this obviously. And they will move as quickly as they can – and we will move forward from there.”

  280. Tina says:

    The Never Trumpeters will dump Kavanaugh just to get back at Trump.

    Sorry group of losers and deadenders.

  281. Robbottie says:

    “Just asked Flake if he could still vote no on Kavanaugh.

    “Sure, you bet – that’s why we are doing an extended background investigation.”

    I wholeheartedly expected him to say, “nope… I don’t care if they find out he’s a rapist. He’s my guy.”

  282. Tina says:

    James Comay
    @FiredFBIBoss
    23m
    We have pre-investigated and found Kavanaugh guilty of whatever the Democrats say he did
    View details ·

    We have also wire tapped Kavanaughs home, much like Trump Tower.

  283. Robbottie says:

    “I asked Murkowski if she would agree to move forward with a final vote if FBI probe not finished, and she wouldn’t say.

    I wholeheartedly expected her to say, “yup… this is all just for show anyway.”

  284. Hugh says:

    Murkowski is a politician first. She is toast if she votes no. She is all show. Collins is from Maine and that’s a different deal. You only have a max of 8 people to interview including the three accusers.

  285. Tina says:

    via Instapundit and I 100% agree with both.

    UPDATE (FROM GLENN): A journalist friend texts: “Most corrupt, discredited, politically tainted Democratic-leaning law enforcement agency in America to investigate Dems’ evidence-free sex assault claims. What could possibly go wrong?”

    That is why the Broom Schyster is inserted as fords attorney.

    The three Cuckateers fell for this.

  286. Redmen4ever says:

    The GOP has effectively lost control of the Senate.

    This was never about “the Republicans” pushing anything through. It was about finding at least two weak links in a chain of 51. At this time, three of our number think another delay will serve some kind of purpose. I suppose it is possible the FBI will find something that hasn’t already been found. But, most probably, the Democrats will demand another day or more of hearings. And, the three weak links on our side and Sen. Manchin will have enough cover to vote to confirm.

    The Democrats found enough weak links to prevent us from repealing Obamacare or moving forward on immigration reform. We got the tax cut and the end of sequestration. We got the filibuster rule lifted on S.C. nominations. With a net gain of so little as one seat in the Senate, given that Flake will be out, we will be able to move the ball again.

    We’re not a Parliamentary system where the majority party or coalition forms the government. In our system of government, change requires a “complex majority,” as John C. Calhoun put it. A combination of winning in the electoral college, and gaining a majority of the votes in the House (whose members are determined by population) and the Senate (by state).

  287. Tina says:

    John Cardillo John Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    1h
    The FBI can interview the four witnesses today and tomorrow and submit the 302s later tomorrow or on Sunday. No reason at all for it to take longer than that. Democrats don’t want that. They want Mueller 2.0. #ConfirmKavanaugh

    Mueller 2.0

    To the midterms and beyond.

    Why is it always the same 3 Cuckateers?

  288. Hugh says:

    Chance for the rank and file agents to redeem their agency

  289. dblaikie says:

    If Trump is smart and I know he is, this is going to be the fastest FBI review in a long time. Since I am an optimist I will not join all Chicken Littles who are posting and wringing their hands as they imagine the worst. Yesterday morning they proclaimed that the judge is toast and today even though there has been a frustrating pause he has been voted out of Committee. It is good news to me that this circus is moving to the big top, the floor of Senate. No more 20 minute speeches from Spartacus or that lame minded idiot Whitehouse from Rhode Island. How in the world did he ever get elected? Proud Obamacon must live there.

  290. Robbie says:

    Hugh says:
    September 28, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    Murkowski is a politician first. She is toast if she votes no

    – She’s not up for another four years and won in 2010 with a write-in effort. Not sure she’s toast, sadly.

  291. Tina says:

    Dr. Fraud’s lawyer said NO to a one week deadline and no ‘limited scope” meaning any NEW accusations must be investigated!! #kavanaughvote #ChristineBlaseyFord
    2:18 PM – Sep 28, 2018

    See what the 3 ducks have done?

  292. Robbie says:

    Again, this is about delay and Flake was duped.

    Sam Stein
    @samstein

    Dr. Ford’s lawyer, Debra S. Katz, on FBI probe: “No artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation.”

  293. Mr.Vito says:

    https://apnews.com/ac9acf84ccc04de296c65ec1d1c38a5b

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration pressed ahead Friday with plans to create an “Arab NATO” that would unite U.S. partners in the Middle East in an anti-Iran alliance.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in New York with foreign ministers from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to advance the project. The State Department said Pompeo had stressed the need to defeat the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations as well ending the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, securing Iraq and “stopping Iran’s malign activity in the region.”

    “All participants agreed on the need to confront threats from Iran directed at the region and the United States,” the department said in a statement. It added that the ministers had “productive discussions” on setting up what is to be known as the “Middle East Strategic Alliance” to promote security and stability in the region.

  294. Hugh says:

    295. The reason I say that is because Alaska has about a 70% male population. It also is a conservative state. I think this nomination would be used to primary her And she will lose badly. So long as the person who primaries her is not a whack job her write in campaign will not be successful. her voting for Cavanaugh is a slam dunk politically. Perhaps more than any other senator running.

  295. Hugh says:

    Her attorney doesn’t run the Senate or the FBI so her opinion means absolutely nothing

  296. Robbie says:

    Hugh says:
    September 28, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    295. The reason I say that is because Alaska has about a 70% male population. It also is a conservative state. I think this nomination would be used to primary her And she will lose badly. So long as the person who primaries her is not a whack job her write in campaign will not be successful. her voting for Cavanaugh is a slam dunk politically. Perhaps more than any other senator running.

    – Maybe, but four years is a long time. In 1987, John warner voted against Bork and then cruised to a win in 1990.

  297. Robbie says:

    Hugh says:
    September 28, 2018 at 5:38 pm
    Her attorney doesn’t run the Senate or the FBI so her opinion means absolutely nothing

    – She’s providing the Democrats and the press with their talking point for the next seven days. You don’t think Flake or Collins or Murkowski will fold again? I sure think one of them might.

  298. Waingro says:

    Nate Cohn
    ?Verified account @Nate_Cohn
    8m8 minutes ago

    Montana poll of voters over 50 has Gianforte (R) up just 1 point lead over Kathleen Williams (D), 46 to 45, and gives Tester a 7 point lead.
    Poll by Benenson (D) for AARP, but a strong result for Democrats given the age of sample
    https://states.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/AARP-Montana-Voter-Topline-Results-9-2018.pdf

  299. Hugh says:

    You may be right. But I kind of doubt it. They are exhausted with this. Flake will not go back on what he agreed to. Murkowski has no reason to vote politically.

  300. Hugh says:

    I meant vote no

  301. Hugh says:

    I’m suspecting the over 50 voters are far more republican than what was sampled in that survey.

  302. Tina says:

    Now the vote tomorrow is up in the air.

  303. Robbie says:

    Hugh says:
    September 28, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    You may be right. But I kind of doubt it. They are exhausted with this. Flake will not go back on what he agreed to. Murkowski has no reason to vote politically.

    – At every turn, Flake has delayed this process. In effect, he has made the Democrats the majority. If he thinks the press wants more time, he’ll give it to them. That’s the reason Ford got so many delays.

  304. Robbie says:

    So now no vote to start the process tomorrow. Again, if you don’t think Flake was duped, then I don’t know what to tell you.

    Flake Collins, and Murkowski want this to fail. They’re just trying to keep their fingerprints off of the murder weapon.

  305. Tina says:

    Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    28m
    Murkowkski: After a full day of testimony, I continued to express concerns to my colleagues about how this process has been handled..In order to fully and fairly complete our due diligence, allowing the FBI up to one week to supplement its background investigation is appropriate

    Dead endear.

  306. Hugh says:

    To be clear I am very disappointed in flake and have 0 respect for what he did. I also believe that dems will use every trick they can play and will get away with it so long as we do not have 50 republicans who will vote yes. Do I think this is now a slam dunk? Absolutely not but I would still bet he gets in.

  307. Robbie says:

    Good. No vote tomorrow because they’re doing it tonight.

    Manu Raju
    @mkraju

    Enjoy your Saturday, folks. Senate expected to adopt the motion to proceed to Kavanaugh nomination tonight, while giving the FBI a week to investigate allegations. No Saturday session expected.

  308. Tina says:

    Ok, Robbie, thanks,

  309. ReadyFirst says:

    He still gets confirmed. I say again, Kav got out of committee, today was a win.

  310. Tina says:

    My Fib source tells me late Sunday/Monday that the supplemental will be done,

  311. Hugh says:

    About the aarp poll in Montana. Actual party id is 49% rep, 30% dem and 21% ind. now look at the aarp poll party Id. Pure crappola

  312. Wes says:

    Last I checked, Hugh, MT has no party registration, making party ID a subjective number.

  313. ReadyFirst says:

    316. I believe that Tina. We literally are just looking at an addendum to an existing investigation. They already know from the last 5 background checks Kav is not a drunk. You don’t get nuke info access if you are a drunk.

  314. BayernFan says:

    RF you’re right. Today was a win. It’s ok to be confident and it’s ok to be worried. I am glad that McConnell is handling this. I’m ok with seeing how it goes. I’ve always liked McConnell as leader bc I’ve always believed that he’s real good I mean REAL GOOD at this close quarters procedural minutia stuff while keeping a sharp eye on how it affects what voters will do.

  315. ReadyFirst says:

    Wes, with all the red state Dems coming out against Kav already, have you re-thought your 50 vote Machiavellian strategy?

  316. janz says:

    Tina, I hope your FBI source is correct.

    However, IMO, such a redundant investigation is nothing more than another stall tactic, giving time for the dems to hatch up other “victims” or excuses to delay, disrupt and finally discontinue the entire confirmation process for Kavanaugh.

    I can’t even express how disgusted I am with the dems and the R’s who cave in at the slightest pressure. There will be no more cooperation from the dems for giving them what they want now — the repeated call for an FBI inquiry. Like little kids, their mouths will only pout, while they pound the table and ask for something else

  317. Tina says:

    I am confused are they voting tonight or is Mitchie closing up,shop until mondayl

  318. Tina says:

    Boom!

    Goodlatte subpoenas Glen Simpson.

  319. Wes says:

    Why should I, RF? Let them gang themselves.

  320. janz says:

    Why doesn’t this FBI investigation include a fine-tooth-combing over Ford’s life, including her high school and college years?

  321. BayernFan says:

    And here’s another thing….. we have an election in about a month. I trust the American voters. Especially after 2016. Those voters confounded the experts and elites despite immense pressure and ridicule. I trust them now. American voters generally get it right…. and even if they don’t….they act on noble sentiments. So here, I trust the American electorate to vote in a way that preserves our understanding that even a MAN is entitled to the presumption of innocence. And if they it’s the other way…I am prepared to examine whether my beliefs need self examination. Americans get it. We shall see why they say on 11/6. I would put my life and freedoms in their hands if I needed to.

  322. dblaikie says:

    I appreciate that Robbie is for the Judge. No really I mean that. There is no doubt, all kidding aside that he is a Bush Republican who was deeply offended by the utter mauling he gave Jeb in the debate.

    But even giving him the benefit of a doubt. His negativity and always believing the worst is going to happen with nomination is oppressive. If he had been in charge Brett Kavanaugh today would have an nonredeemable ruined life by throwing him under the bus 10 days ago.

    I want to congratulate him for putting aside his Trump hatred and supporting a good man. I confess it surprised me. But please we don’t need a constant embrace of the worst that can happen.

  323. ReadyFirst says:

    BF, yep, take the wins when you get them, but don’t be cocky about it (as a party). Hopefully, as a party, we are finally recognizing what we’re up against. I love Garmisch btw.

  324. ReadyFirst says:

    Wes, yep. I like it btw.

  325. BayernFan says:

    Janz….. do you think the FBI won’t look at her? As I recall, they looked at Anita Hill and talked to some of her detractors and reported what they said about her.

  326. ReadyFirst says:

    On Nelsons FB page:
    Senator Bill Nelson — US Senator for Florida
    10 hrs ·

    I will vote no on Judge Kavanaugh.

  327. janz says:

    Bayern,

    So far I haven’t seen any evidence that her background has been under an FBI microscope. And, there is no mention of them looking into her now. Kavanaugh seems to be the only one on the hot seat. Anita Hill was in an entirely different era, BF — polarized, but not as much as it is now.

  328. lisab says:

    Why is it always the same 3 Cuckateers?
    ————————–

    if the gop won three or four seats in november, which should be easy this midterm — but won’t be

    those three would become unimportant

    and they don’t want that, plus they want to hurt trump

  329. ReadyFirst says:

    Also, we need more red state, not blue state R’s. Although, that hasn’t worked out too well with Arizona.

  330. Tina says:

    @MittRomney
    Follow
    I support the decision to re-open the FBI background investigation into the allegations made by Dr. Ford. It is my earnest hope that this will help inform the Senate and ensure the integrity of the Supreme Court.
    3:59 PM – 28 Sep 2018

  331. Tina says:

    TheLastRefuge
    @TheLastRefuge2
    Follow
    Break the cycle of “Battered Conservative Syndrome”. Start by admitting they are Democrats; then everything else makes sense. Then consider it is time to stop letting them hide it. pic.twitter.com/TAxw71z3qC
    4:06 PM – 28 Sep 2018

    Twitter
    By: TheLastRefuge @TheLastRefuge2

  332. Robbie says:

    dblaikie says:
    September 28, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    I appreciate that Robbie is for the Judge. No really I mean that. There is no doubt, all kidding aside that he is a Bush Republican who was deeply offended by the utter mauling he gave Jeb in the debate.

    – I was not deeply offended by what Trump did to Jeb in the debates. Jeb ran a crappy campaign and that deeply offended me.

  333. Hugh says:

    Wes when I have a moment I’ll find the link.

  334. Bitterlaw says:

    This will not be popular but I will say it. What if these GOP Senators are doing their job and representing what the majority of their constituents want? Maybe not Flake but definitely possible with Snow, Collins, and Murkowski. I wish that they had all said they would vote Yes and Kavanaugh was on SCOTUS on Monday. However, they owe me nothing since I don’t live in their states. The other problem is nobody to the right of them will get elected in Maine and possibly Alaska. If Dems were in the Senate in their place, today’s vote would have been 11-10 No because Dems would control the Senate.

    We are stuck with them because Deadenders tossed away winnable Seats since 2010. Blame them, too.

  335. Wes says:

    Don’t forget Deadender last tossed away seats in 2012 and 2016 too, Bitter.

  336. Tina says:

    You also forgot 2018 what happened in Alabama.

  337. Tina says:

    Whoops forgot that is trumps fault because Jeff Sesssions wanted ag.

  338. Wes says:

    That was 2017, Tina, but point taken.

  339. Robbie says:

    Whenever a Republican wins the presidency, that person should not choose a sitting member of Congress (House or Senate) for a cabinet position. The energy the party had to spend to save so many seats in 2017 was taxing.

  340. Robbie says:

    Anyone think Richard Lugar would have abandoned Kavanaugh?

    Anyone think Kelly Ayotte would have abandoned Kavanaugh?

    Anyone think Gail Sue Lowden would have abandoned Kavanaugh?

  341. GF says:

    In defense of my fellow A-Hole, he did say “since 2010,” thus covering the interregnum from when Angle, Buck et al burst upon the scene.

    Speaking of the Club, BL had mentioned IRT MD that “we do not have do not have the ability to expel an A-hole.” What are the club regulations in these matters? If we cannot expel an A-hole, can we at least leave him prolapsed or distended?

  342. GF says:

    346- You forgot Jane Norton (CO) and Jon Bruner (MO).

  343. Tina says:

    Byron York
    @ByronYork
    Follow
    Mark Judge sends another letter to Senate Judiciary Committee, this one on the Julie Swetnick matter: pic.twitter.com/VluDxTXB1s

    This is judges second or third letter. The beotch from Maine has insisted that he “testify”.

  344. Bitterlaw says:

    Don’t forget Deadender last tossed away seats in 2012 and 2016 too, Bitter.

    You also forgot 2018 what happened in Alabama.

    Wes and Tina – I thought the word “since” took care of those issues:

    We are stuck with them because Deadenders tossed away winnable Seats since 2010. Blame them, too.

  345. Tina says:

    The beotch from Maine just fled the Capitol in a police car.

    Delays will just cause the loons to try something.

  346. Bitterlaw says:

    GF – We are in uncharted territory. A-holes are not always as pure as you would expect.

  347. Bitterlaw says:

    GF – We are in uncharted territory. A-holes are not always as pure as you would expect.

  348. Tina says:

    Alabama was recent
    I had no issues with lex Luther,

  349. Tina says:

    Byron York
    Byron York
    @ByronYork
    Follow
    Call me cynical, but I’m just not sure Democrats will find a one week FBI investigation of the Kavanaugh situation sufficient.

    Duh.

  350. Human Question says:

    A-holes are not always as pure as you would expect.

    Even after a coffee enema?

  351. ReadyFirst says:

    340. Elect the most conservative person that’s electable. Unfortunately, some in our party forget that rule a lot. I’m seeing this forgetfulness right now on my local FB page with several of the crazies. I couldn’t blame Collins for a no vote. The other two get no excuses because of their states. We need to stop throwing away seats in the search for ideological purity. Roy Moore, Argh!

  352. Hugh says:

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. Hopefully we are serving it next Friday

  353. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The Senate passed by voice vote a motion to proceed with the Kavanaugh nomination late Friday, so there is no need for a Saturday session. It is now officially before the Senate. All 51 Republicans were present, apparently no Democrats.

  354. dylan says:

    Ok–I haven’t caught up on the whole thread today because I had to work and just now got home and am sitting down to digest the day, but I do have a question:

    Are you all telling me that this whole thing with Jeff Flake came about because he got squishy after being confronted with some FROTHING leftist while he was trying to get onto an elevator?

    If so, how is it even possible that protesters get to get that close to the senators? where was his security? where the F was the planning to make sure he wasn’t confronted by these people such that he might change his positions?

    This is so absurd. So happenstance. So random. Let’s just go ahead and have our Civil War Part 2–this is never going to end.

  355. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Call me cynical, but I’m just not sure Democrats will find a one week FBI investigation of the Kavanaugh situation sufficient.”

    They definitely won’t, but so what. They are on court and are the stars of the clown show why Trump is resting on the bench.

  356. dylan says:

    And by the way, you know what Kavanaugh should have said yesterday to the dems?: “Hey dems, right now, I will commit to you that I will NOT overturn Roe v. wade if it ever comes before me on the court. will you agree here in this committee meeting that you will vote for me? I insist you commit right now”

    I would be so good at playing these dem games–I should be nominated lol.

  357. mnw says:

    I wish the tweeter in 213 above had shared more data/info.

  358. Tina says:

    Jesse Kelly
    @JesseKellyDC
    Follow
    It only took Jeff Flake a single day to demoralize a fully unified, angry GOP before the midterms. We’d have been better off going to the vote and letting the Dems stop Kav.
    3:50 PM – 28 Sep 2018

  359. mnw says:

    Tina 365

    Don’t agree w/ Jesse Kelly.

    There is nothing more important than winning on K, just like Gorsuch.

    As for the political fallout, I’m waiting to see post-Freakiest polling. The delay pushes the Freakiest one week closer to the GE. Whether that helps or hurts, we just don’t know yet. At least I don’t.

  360. mnw says:

    sb “Freakfest”

  361. SusyQue says:

    Fraud Ford is mentally ill and being used by Soros and the Clintons. George Soros has plenty of money that Obama stole from taxpayers and gave to him to buy plenty more mentally ill women to accuse Kavanaugh… this will go on forever. The Republicans must vote Kavanuagh in tonight!

  362. Tgca says:

    299

    Alaska has 70% male and conservative population? So that’s where all the gay conservatives live. WTF am I doing by Philly? Seems I need to take a trip North to Alaska.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OUZGWjv1L68

  363. Marv says:

    mnw….,.Kav vote delay probably helps GOP in GE.
    Also, he will eventually be sworn in, IMO.

  364. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    365. “It only took Jeff Flake a single day to demoralize a fully unified, angry GOP before the midterms. We’d have been better off going to the vote and letting the Dems stop Kav.”

    So having a little hissy fit is more important than placing a conservative justice on the Supreme Court, who is likely to hold his seat 30 year. This is the type of Republicanism that Obama knew and loved.

  365. Tina says:

    Mnw, I agree only with the first sentence.

    We won the big game, and flakey peed it all away.

    The elevator groupies that yelled at him are laughing at him

  366. SusyQue says:

    So I understanding this correctly, they are delaying this one week for an FBI investigation? If that’s the case Kavanaugh will be found guilty of every ridiculous absurd charge a communist trying to stop this makes, the FBI is corrupt, is still working for obama and can’t be trusted, the communist know with this being the final factor Kavanaugh will be guilty and they’ll win

  367. Phil says:

    Demoralize turnout?

    Absolutely the opposite.

    My Republican leaning friends are hopping mad.

  368. Tina says:

    There will be new demands.

    Then, they will blame trump for “interfering” with the fib. Remember, they said, he should “never interfere” with the fib.

    I mean the Drats call the same plays over and over and over, and we keep falling in the same traps,

  369. Marv says:

    Comm ck…..on IPAD now.

  370. Tina says:

    Follow by SMS
    Ryan Saavedra ?? Ryan Saavedra ??
    @RealSaavedra
    3m
    GOP Officials Slam @JeffFlake: ‘He’s A Pompous A** Who Has Lost His F**king Mind’ dailywire.com/news/36483/gop…
    View summary ·

    And an embarrassment. Stated his position like a grade schooler. Not articulate and a terrible speaker.

    I am sure the mullahs or Chinese will pay him well.

    Easily bought.

  371. Tina says:

    Larry Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    28m
    In retrospect Trump probably should have made Minion Sec State just long enough for UT to nominate a real conservative, then toss him overboard.
    View

    He is bad news, a squish of squishes.

  372. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    With all the whining its beginning to sound like a diaper derby. Its only a week — all 51 Republican Senators voice voted earlier this evening to begin the Senate process. Realize also that the FBI is going to be checking out Dr. Ford.

  373. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    378. Are you referring to Romney? He has totally supported Senator Lindsay Graham’s position for many months regarding Kavanaugh. Believe up until this hearing you had a derogatory name for Graham; resembles a nick name for a turkey.

  374. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    September 28, 2018 at 9:15 pm
    Demoralize turnout?

    Absolutely the opposite.

    My Republican leaning friends are hopping mad.

    – I always intended to vote, but I am angry at what I’ve seen this week. I suspect plenty of Republicans who were rather blah about 2018 are much more engaged than they were a week ago for the same reason.

  375. mnw says:

    Phil 374

    That is my instinct also, but I’d like to see some polling evidence of it.

    I’m such an engaged partisan, I no longer trust my own judgment as to how other LVs see things– esp. LowFo voters (low information).

    I was at yet another retirement party tonight, & my fellow rabid conservatives were angry, but… we knew those people would vote even before the Freakfest.

  376. Phil says:

    Exactly, Robbie. Democrats were already fired up. They were going to vote anyway. Polls have showed that. Even those Republicans who don’t like Trump are now fed up with this. Case in point – my nephew who is 40, lifetime Republican. He and his wife actually voted for Gary Johnson in 2016 because they couldn’t stomach Trump. Got a text from him this afternoon. I NEVER hear from him. He and his wife are hopping mad. He can’t wait to go vote now. At least for November, his enemy isn’t going to be Trump. Maybe after the election he will default back to that but Beto is going to take a hit in my state for this. I suspect Dems in other states are going to be hit as well. I KNOW they are.

  377. jason says:

    Montgomery Co. Police Dept says in 1982 assault and attempted rape were misdemeanors and had a one year statute of limitations.

    This might explain why no complaint was filed now.

  378. Robbie says:

    Phil

    It’s like I said earlier in the day. If Trump plays this episode correctly, it could be a real pivot point in this election. I doubt Trump can stick to a message for six weeks straight, but I can always hope.

  379. jason says:

    Anyone think Richard Lugar would have abandoned Kavanaugh?

    Anyone think Kelly Ayotte would have abandoned Kavanaugh?

    Anyone think Gail Sue Lowden would have abandoned Kavanaugh?”

    Deadenders sent a message though, loud and clear.

  380. jason says:

    I am beginning to think that IF in the end Kavanaugh gets confirmed, this process will be better than voting on Tuesday with a doubtful outcome.

    First, it gives cover to Manchin to vote for him, not to mention Murk and Collins.

    Second, it takes away the Dem argument about “no investigation”.

    If he is confirmed its win-win.

    If he is not, of course, because of the delay, then Flake screwed us.

  381. Robbie says:

    Phil, to the point you and I wee suggesting. When this guy speaks, I listen.

    Adrian Gray
    @adrian_gray

    GOP appears to be uniting in ways we haven’t seen in years.

  382. Hugh says:

    Jason I agree. Still I wish flake held strong. What bothers me most is not that he insisted on the fbi investigation. In fact I wonder why it wasn’t called for by republicans a few days ago. I assumed they didn’t because then the dems would up the anti. What is so upsetting is that flakes friend coons would slit flakes throat in two seconds if this was reversed. Really pathetic

  383. Robbie says:

    I would like to see how the national polling shakes out over the next week to 10 days, but I could easily see the disgraceful attacks on Kavanaugh scrambling the election landscape.

    If Adrian Gray and Glen Bolger are tweeting about Republican enthusiasm spiking, then all bets are off on the views I’ve had about the election for the last year.

  384. Robbie says:

    And just to add to what I wrote in 391, I have always said that if the facts change my views can change. And if this fiasco has enraged and united Republicans, then the facts are changing.

  385. Tgca says:

    392

    What has changed is that Trump has proven to be, in less than 2 years, an extroardinarily, amazing successful POTUS not even the Great Reagan has matched within that short timeframe. F*CK the Constitution. Make Trump King.

    Hail King Donald!
    Hail Queen Melania!
    Hail Princess Ivanka!
    Hail Prince Barron!

  386. dylan says:

    390—Totally—Flake is like Morry in Goodfellas. he would get into a car with Coons and then Coons would stick an icepick in his neck ,and immediately get out of the car and say “Ok. Chuckie (Schumer). let’s go chop him up.

  387. Tina says:

    I sure hope you are right, Phil. This was unforced error by the 3 Cuckateers.

    It is also rude to the proescutor who met with all 51 Rs last night.

  388. Tina says:

    I say this as one of the original supporters for the first week extension to have a hearing. Most here objected to this, and disliked the prosecutor or format.

  389. Tina says:

    Those two bushies can tweet all they want.

    R enthusiasm was already increasing in polling, and just starting to exceed drat.

    If Kavanaugh goes down because of the 3 Cuckateers, all bets are off. It is save your self.

  390. Robbie says:

    Flake thinks he’s “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” and he can save the process, the Senate, and the country from despair. In reality though, he’s a self absorbed clown who has allowed his disgust for Trump to cloud his judgment on conservative policy and appointments.

    Until I see evidence otherwise, I will continue to believe Flake prefers this nomination fail and hopes another week of idiotic allegations will be too much for Kavanaugh’s confirmation to handle.

    No longer seeing him in the Senate will be a good thing.

  391. Tina says:

    Tucker Carlson:

    “Kavanaugh stood up for those people yesterday. He raised a middle finger to their tormentors; and they love him for it. Kavanaugh is far more popular with republican voters today than any single republican senator; and he’s incalculably more popular than the senate as a whole.” … “Kavanaugh now has a constituency, a powerful one; and they will long remember whether republicans defend him in his moment of need”..

    And the 3 Cuckateers bailed due to the following

    The Alaska Deadender is beholdened to planned parenthood.

    The Maine Chixklet is mad because Judge “did,not testify.”

    Scumbag Flakey wants to seem important. He is just Mittens with a tan.

    Phuq them all.

  392. Phil says:

    Thing is, for the first time since Trump took office, all factions of the Republican Party and Republican leaning independents are pissed at the left. Whether they like Trump, dislike Trump, or just tolerate him hard conservatives as well as moderate Conservatives don’t like what was pulled on Kavanaugh. Trump is no longer the issue to Republicans of all stripes. They are mad and they have a clear target of their wrath. – and it ain’t Trump and you are going to see it on the first Tuesday in October. After the election, probably the debate on Trump will probably return. That won’t help Democrats in November, however.

  393. Phil says:

    First Tuesday of November. Let’s make sure we vote on the correct day.

  394. Tina says:

    We had the enemy beaten on the verge of surrender. Just look at the faces of Willie Brown’s mistress and Fartacus.

    We let them go because the 3 Cuckateers insisted otherwise. They let up even though Frankenstein lied to them and covered up.

    Battered conservatism = 3 Cuckateers.

  395. dylan says:

    some say Maybe it’s inevitable we will be Venezuela. We can’t keep resisting the relentless left forever. they are too committed and never ever splinter. I wish I could understand what makes them tick. No clue.

  396. Tina says:

    Jack Posobiec ??
    @JackPosobiec
    Follow
    So the FBI is going to start investigating sexual assaults from 35 year ago you say? pic.twitter.com/TKrTDEm0jG
    1:05 PM – 28 Sep 2018

    Can we start the fib investigation with bj? Or do the clintons still carry great protection by the fib. You know, like there own secret police?

  397. Bitterlaw says:

    SDC – Tina does not like Romney. She thinks he quit trying to win in 2012. Pretty hollow accusation from somebody who never had the guts to run for office.

  398. Tina says:

    Can I admit that Lyndsey Granite is my new Republican hero?

    So many years of wobbling.

    But 1000% right on Kavanaugh and the Fib,doj scandals.

    I think I need some limoncello.

    Night gang.

  399. Tina says:

    Piss off Bl. I voted for him in 2012 but he is a mush.

    I did not celebrate his loss or call for a brokered convention, like a Jebot.

  400. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina – I fight with you because I respect you. Enjoy your night.

  401. Tina says:

    Night bl, respect back.

  402. mnw says:

    Hugh 387

    Sincere thanks.

    So what is your takeaway on that? That MT was a lot more GOP in 2014 than 2007?

    It is a little confusing to me, because the first set of data (current?) is identical to 2014.

    Are 2016 comparables available?

    In any event, Tester appears to still be leading Rosendale, albeit slightly. I’m eager to find out what effect the Freakiest had, if any, in states like MT.

    Thanks again.

  403. Tgca says:

    I don’t respect any man that prefers cats over dogs.

  404. mnw says:

    sb “Freakfest” (again! Spellcheck hates “Freakfest”)

  405. BayernFan says:

    Lol now Donnelly hedging on his no vote.

  406. Ron N says:

    Dem’s and Sen Coons maybe overplaying there hand not only do they fbi interviewers, but for judge to come in front of the committee and testify he stated tonight in a interview. I guess he doesn’t understand it’s not in the committees hands anymore.

  407. mnw says:

    Poland has offered to pay for a $2 billion military base, which they propose to name “Fort Trump.”

    BF

    Is that anything? Indication that “NO” is not playing well tonight along the Wabash, perhaps?

  408. mnw says:

    Donnelly comes off like a total dikhead in that linked article, imo.

  409. BayernFan says:

    Yeah Donnelly is in a tough spot. I bet he is posed that he announced no and then his fellow Dems did a deal to delay his vote. He made those remarks in NW Indiana which is dem. Well maybe not where he was specifically. Merrillville is more republican than north of there in Gary. I’m sure he’s taken a lot of heat today. He’ll keep hedging.

  410. Tina says:

    Erick Erickson
    @EWErickson
    31m
    They’re hoping for a wave of false complaints to overwhelm the system. twitter.com/boilermaker197…
    View details ·

    Just look at what the 3 Cuckateers caused, a retired fib guy asking for accusers to come forward.

  411. Wes says:

    For those who don’t like profanity don’t read my comment after I post this link to what Bill Kristol said. Fair warning:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1045662983446310912

    Go f uck yourself, Bill.

  412. Wes says:

    Donnelly is trying to come down on all sides of this . He may just end up infuriating everyone with his indecision.

  413. Mr.Vito says:

    From @usatodaysports: “The U.S. Senate may yet confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but he should stay off basketball courts for now when kids are around,” writes @ByErikBrady .

    VILE

  414. Wes says:

    Some girl told me Erik Brady of USA Today once sexually assaulted her. He should be investigated and have his life upended for such a heinous act.

  415. lisab says:

    Flake thinks he’s “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” and he can save the process, the Senate, and the country from despair. In reality though, he’s a self absorbed clown who has allowed his disgust for Trump to cloud his judgment
    —————————————-

    pot meets kettle

  416. dblaikie says:

    People should be careful what they wish for. Laura Ingrham had a couple of retired FBI guys on and they said this background check is going to be far more exhaustive than just talking to four people. You see this time they will not only do a background check on Kavanaugh but also on Ford. It will be their job to look into her past to determine her credibility. They will interview her family, they will look at her yearbook. They will interview the people in her high school. The retired guy said the FBI will have to do this because their reputation will be on the line. To get this over with quickly and cleanly it will be the number one priority next for the agency. He said they will go first of all to the Judge’s calendar and do forensic tests on it to see if it was really from 35 years ago because it such powerful evidence. In short, Dr. Ford is going to have clean and dirty laundry exposed. In the very near future she is going to realize that she has been thrown under the bus. It could be that at the end of this with the information collected it will be her life that will be ruined. She may need those funds on her “go fund me” page.

  417. lisab says:

    the fbi’s reputation?

    you mean the people who were helping whitely bulger rape and murder his way through boston for 30 years?

  418. dblaikie says:

    Lisab not trying to argue the sins of the past. I am only saying that the Judge has had 6 background checks. Nothing new is going to come up. What is new is her past. It may a past as clean as clear mountain stream. But I don’t believe it will. If she wanted to guard her privacy, then this FBI investigation is going to be her worst nightmare.

  419. janz says:

    dblaikie,

    I hope what you posted about the FBI’s investigation is true, as it shouldn’t be only Kavanaugh who is under the microscope for hidden infractions or negative patterns of behavior. Dr. Ford should receive equal treatment. It would be especially interesting to have her family perspectives, as her parents and brothers have been absent in their support of her.

  420. lisab says:

    the fbi has way more power under the dems

    spy on americans? check
    take bribes? check
    get prostitutes? check

    i’d rather trust a catholic priest from st john’s seminary than the fbi

  421. sandiegocitizen says:

    Apparently some of the more extreme leftist are threatening violence against Republicans. There is a reason some of us feel the 2nd Amendment and gun rights are important, and there is a reason a lot of us have concealed carry permits.

  422. lisab says:

    good luck with that

    antifa does not play 1 vs 1

  423. Bitterlaw says:

    As somebody who coaches youth sports, the idea that coaching could could be taken away from Kavanaugh over false accusations really sickens me. Coaching is the most rewarding thing I do (probably the only rewarding thing I do). I understand his anger.

  424. sandiegocitizen says:

    434. Believe the Republicans and Kavanaugh have rhetorically used it as an argument. Don’t think it is a real threat. If evidence comes out showing Ford concocted her allegations, hope Kavanaugh would consider a defamation action.

  425. sandiegocitizen says:

    A Forbes poll of college students showed after the Judiciary Committee testimony, college male approval of Kavanaugh rose 8%. About 3% rise for female college students. It was from undecided. College students overall still 53% opposed.

  426. sandiegocitizen says:

    Rasmussen has Kavanaugh favorable at 48% and unfavorable at 44%.

  427. sandiegocitizen says:

    Rasmussen very favorable of Kavanaugh at 36% and very unfavorable 30%.

  428. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    The next stall tactics by the Democrats will be:
    1) Because the FBI investigation result was inconclusive, it must continue.
    2) The FBI investigation was not comprehensive enough.
    3) Montgomery County, MD will start a criminal investigation of the 1982 incident and Kavanaugh should not be confirmed until it ends.

    My prediction is above #3.

    By the way, Dr. Ford ststed that the polygraph was administered on the day her grandmother passed. Was it her maternal or paternal grandmother? If paternal, she probably had the last name of Blasey and Death records can usually be accessed.

    Lastly, the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee should have placed a “minder” on Flake yesterday since they know how erratic he is.

  429. dblaikie says:

    Sheeple, Jr. That is why this FBI investigation is going to be in depth. Once again, if you can through youtube watch what the two retired FBI guys said on the Laura Ingrham show. Their investigation is going to broad, intensive and comprehensive. Montgomery County will have nothing to investigate when it is completed.

    At some point the dem stall tactics are going to reach a point where it is very destructive for them. If another bogus charge comes out, if they turn to Montgomery County after receiving a complete FBI report.

    Finally these FBI said that most likely what comes out at the end of this is not going to be good for Ford or the Anti Kavanaugh crowd.

  430. dblaikie says:

    Oh one other thing they said. The FBI is going to get this done quickly. The agency will make this their number one priority and if they need 100 agents to do this they will get them.

  431. Hugh says:

    We know that ford and her attorneys put forth the very best part of fords story. If there was more Ford had we would know it. The fbi can only find dirt on her. Where was her family support or friend support. A letter signed by women at her high school who for the most part were not yet born gives us a hint of her high school relationships.

  432. Hugh says:

    I read somewhere and don’t know if it’s true but sexual assault in 1982 by a minor in that jurisdiction was a misdemeanor with a one year statute of limitations.

  433. Tina says:

    John Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    3m
    The FBI should be looking into Diane Feinstein steering business to Debra Katz in exchange for donations to Dems. This all looks filthy to me. pic.twitter.com/iQrFyMhtlJ

    The doj should be looking into this.

    Quid pro quo.

  434. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    dk
    Good morning. Everything you say is rational and,hopefully, correct. The Democrats are not rational and are acting like caged animals.
    They even had very vulnerable Senator Donnelly(D-IN) walk the plank yesterday by saying he could/ or would not vote for Judge Kavanaugh because of the GOP withholding records and information. He has walked that back last night, but his GOP opponent,Braun, is all over it.
    BayernFan will tell us how this Donnelly two-step is playing in the Hoosier State.

    The Republicans have brought a butter knife to a Democrat lynching! The two GOP hags and Flake envision a a gentile Senate of yore. They have no partners on the other side and should realize it by now.

  435. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #445
    s/b genteel

  436. Tina says:

    Let me throw some cold water on fib:

    This is one of the most corrupt agencies out there. Fuhrer Mulehead and Comey had a lot to do with this. They are pro drat and pro Hillary. We cannot be sure that a Comedy stooge will try to phuq things up.

    A retired fib guy also encouraged that “accusers” flood the fib offices with “complaints” about Kavanaugh. He was on mslsd and he said it would “gum everything up.” (Notice how they no longer even try to,hide this).

    Comedy tweeted that Kavanaugh is “guilty.”

    Broom Schyster (fords Attoeney) was the former doj, fib oig person. He can use his contacts and leak selectively.

    This is dossier 2.0.

  437. dblaikie says:

    445 Like I say sometimes when you get what you wish for can turn out to be a disaster. Maybe the dems will end up hanging themselves at the lynching because after all in the end rabid caged animals are shot.

    They have now put this into the hands of the FBI and that may be a huge mistake. The judge has had 6 background checks. They are not going to find anything new, no one is going to perjure themselves. But who knows what a comprehensive background check done with speed will say about Dr. Ford? Sometimes when you sow a wind you reap a whirlwind.

  438. dblaikie says:

    448 Come on Tina Comey has been fired along with most of the Obama hacks in that agency. Mulehead is not going to do this investigation. It will be done by the rank and file of that agency. Christopher Wray for all his weaknesses, with Trump watching, is going to conduct a complete investigation. He has too because of all the corruption in the Obama years their credibility is on the line.

  439. dblaikie says:

    448 One more thing. There will be nothing to leak about Kavanaugh! Again 6 prior background checks. I hope they do leak the stuff that comes out about Ford.

  440. Tina says:

    John Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    Follow
    In just the last month we found out that Diane Feinstein: – Had a Chinese spy driver for 20 years – Had the spy driving her while she was Chair of SSCI – Withheld evidence from SJC – Leaked that evidence to the media – Steered business to a Dem donor lawyer FBI, investigate.

  441. Wes says:

    I hate to say it, Tina, but I hope DeLeon defeats DiFi. He’s the better option for your state after recent revelations about your octogenarian senior Senator.

  442. mnw says:

    Again, I think many posters are confusing the idiots who run the Bureau with the thousands of professional, dedicated field agents– most of whom voted for Trump, Romney & McCain. And keep their mouths shut & their noses clean.

  443. Wes says:

    Snowflakes are out in force on RRH today. An actual Republican—as opposed to the cryptoDems usually present there—said Beto O’Rourke is “phony.” They considered that an ad hominem personal attack.

  444. Tina says:

    Wes,I may just vote for Deleon.

    I had planned on leaving it blank.

    Note no r made it.

  445. mnw says:

    I can’t bring myself to go over there any more.

    Daily Kos is straightforward about what they want, at least, & their predictions are pretty respectable from what I hear.

    I don’t really get why the trolls here don’t go to Kos and be with their own kind. You’d think they would be happier there– three iii’s; Obamacon; Vichey; corr-eee; Paul; TIPW & the rest of them

  446. Tina says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1045910080506466305/photo/1

    Evidently Flakey spoke with Redactstein before wimping out yesterday.

    And if you do not like this site, Senator Racoon tweeted about this.

    Redactstein should have referred him to Wray or to his Deputy.

  447. Tina says:

    Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    50s
    Counsel for Leland Keyser tells Judiciary Cmte she’s willing to cooperate w/Kavanaugh FBI probe. But reiterates “she does not know Judge Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”
    View details ·

    This was accusers 1 witness. And tell me what does fib need to look at?

  448. dblaikie says:

    Don’t know if it is true or not but at twitter Jack Posobiec has this to say about the FBI investigation:

    It’s amazing that the AT&T phone records from 35 years ago are still available to FBI for the Kavanaugh background check – they’re using them

    Makes sense to me. This idea that FBI was only going to talk to 4 people is just silly. Like I say sometimes you don’t like what happens when you get what you asked for.

  449. Wes says:

    Senator Racoon, Tina?

  450. dblaikie says:

    How long before Ford’s attorney comes out says that she can’t talk to the FBI for at least 10 days?

  451. Messy says:

    430. Dr. Ford isn’t going to be on the Supreme Court. She is not under investigation. The FBI is going to try to verify her account. There are some details that can be verified. Mark Judge is going to be interviewed (his book is sold out on Amazon, BTW) and so are most of the others who made the claim against Kaz. Do you really WANT a purjuer on the Supreme court?

    458. HHR was a site for moderates on either side of the aisle, leaning a bit on the Republican side. IT should still be that way, then you had people like Tina who are waaaaaaaaaay off to the right and love dabbling in conspiracy theories, and speaking of which…

    453. How is Jeff Flake a coward? Do you think it would show courage if he bowed to the will of the leadership who hates him and voted for an extremely tainted person for a lifetime position of immense power? I think not. I think he was moved.

    439. What’s wrong with stall tactics? Look at what the GOP did with Merritt Garland. That was far worse than this…

  452. Tina says:

    Senator coon.

    Btw, now cccp sanders wants fib to investigate the credibility of Kavanaughs credibility while testifying before congress.

    This will not end.

    Flakey opened Pandora’s box.

  453. Wes says:

    Ah, yes. The man our own JulStol wanted to become a Senator. How’s that working out for you, Jul?

  454. Tina says:

    In order to interview Ford, she has to approve. If she says no, they only note that and update the supplemental record.

    They will not be giving any time for her attorney, KrapZ or Brrom Schyster to make any delays.

  455. Tina says:

    I linked to the gp article Wes. I know Jebot has a problem with the Gp site.

    I will,not link to Racoons tweet about Flakey, but it is there.

  456. Tina says:

    Follow by SMS
    Chad Pergram Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    5m
    Kavanaugh would have lacked the votes to move ahead w/o the delay for FBI probe. GOP agreeing to demand could help get moderates on both sides to vote yea. Also takes away Dem talking pt of demanding a delay.
    View

    Yes, but the Drats will have new demands, and one of the 3 Cuckateers will oblige.

  457. Messy says:

    399 “And the 3 Cuckateers bailed due to the following”

    Cuckateers? isn’t that a term only used on alt-right/Neo-Nazi sites?

    wow!!!!!

  458. Hugh says:

    The loony ideas are out there. Who cares about phone records of who called who. They didn’t have cell phones like today. Anyone can use a landline.

  459. Wes says:

    The guy who literally tried to tell us Dems lost in 2014 only because Ebola hit the continent is questioning a Tina nickname. Wow.

  460. Cash Cow TM says:

    NEW SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING

    Nominee: Jesus Christ.

    Den. Ben Dover (D-Deep Blue State): “Mr. Christ, when you turned water into wine, did you possess a government issued liquor license? Or were you in violation of the law?”

    “Sen. Susha Farce (D-Wiccaniana): “Mr. Christ, we have an anonymous letter that says that when you said ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me’ that it was because you are a sadistic pedo.phile who inflicts pain and makes you victims suffer.

    In 60 seconds or less, please prove you are not a pedophile.”

  461. Cash Cow TM says:

    Should be Sen. Ben Dover. 🙁

  462. dblaikie says:

    Ford’s friend has agreed to cooperate. Has nothing new to add.

  463. dblaikie says:

    Who cares what Sanders says? He has no control over this.

  464. Cash Cow TM says:

    COW PONDERINGS…

    In Dr. Ford’s account of alleged events, she says there were 5 (or maybe 6) people at this party at some house.
    ###############################################
    When she went upstairs to go to the bathroom, was she aware that Kav. and Mark Judge had already left the small living room and had previously gone upstairs. After all, they were supposedly stumbling drunk and would have pinballed against walls leaving the small living room to go upstairs to the bathroom.

    Also, is it common practice for several boys to go to the bathroom at the same time?

    And was there no bathroom in the house on the first floor of the house?

    Also, has Dr. Ford previously read Mark Judge’s fictional book?
    ***************************************
    Hmmm…inquiring Cows want to know…

  465. dblaikie says:

    471 You miss the point. The point is this investigation is going to be a lot more than what people thought. Ford’s life is now going under the micro-scope.

  466. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    So Moron Messy #464:
    Judge Garland was denied a promotion due to inaction.
    Judge Kavanaugh’s life has been destroyed due to his desire for a promotion.
    Are you that dense that you do not see a difference?!

  467. dblaikie says:

    I disagree Tina. If the investigation is comprehensive those four Senators will not demand more. You forget the people in Indiana, West Virginia and North Dakota will be watching.

  468. dblaikie says:

    Folks I will make a prediction right now and who knows once in a while I am right. In the next few days Ford’s attorneys are going to start squealing like greased pigs that the FBI is going too far in Dr. Ford’s personal life. When that happens give me credit for this post.

  469. mnw says:

    three iii’s:

    “If Gore had won, 911 wouldn’t have happened”

    You are an illiterate trollscumbag.

    After the bizarre stuff you have excreted here, NOBODY cares about your opinions about ANYTHING.

  470. Robbie says:

    lisab says:
    September 29, 2018 at 12:35 am
    Flake thinks he’s “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” and he can save the process, the Senate, and the country from despair. In reality though, he’s a self absorbed clown who has allowed his disgust for Trump to cloud his judgment
    —————————————-
    pot meets kettle

    – Hey, dummy. Show me one instance where I have opposed conservative legislation or appointments. I don’t like Trump at all, but I have not allowed that to cloud my judgment on those two issues.

  471. mnw says:

    John Hinderaker at Powerline blog has the best article I’ve read about the Kav fight. “Why Are the Democrats Smearing Kavanaugh?”

    conclusion: “Their message is, if we can do this to a Boy Scout like Kavanaugh, we can do it to anyone, including YOU.”

  472. NYCmike says:

    One week.

    Hold the vote.

    If Flake, Murk, and Collins want to vote NO, then we know where we stand, who needs to be replaced, and which states we need to fight to gain more numbers in.

    I am sure the deadenders will vote for the Republican nominees. I hope all of the squishes get out and vote as well.

    Also, if we were to increase our numbers enough, Trump is a big enough arse to simply re-nominate Kavanaugh, if the Judge would allow that.

    Interesting times we live in.

    I keep thinking of the Grandma in Parenthood……

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1h_hmdVJAc

  473. jason says:

    HHR was a site for moderates on either side of the aisle,

    Messy is a moderate?

    Who knew?

    She does a good impersonation of far left moonbat.

  474. Robbie says:

    Anyone who believes the FBI is going to provide any sense of finality to the country on this issue is mistaken.

    Anyone who thinks democrats will not call for the investigation to continue after Friday is mistaken and actually believes Democrats ever had any sincerity about the FBI.

    If Jeff Flake really thinks the FBI investigation will placate even his friend Coons, he’s a useful idiot. Coons will clearly find reason to say the FBI needs more time, or he’ll suggest more time is need to review the findings.

    Whatever happens, Democrats will call for more time. And if my view that Flake, Collins, and Murkowski really would prefer this nomination fail, they’ll find reasons to say more time is needed.

  475. Wes says:

    439. What’s wrong with stall tactics? Look at what the GOP did with Merritt Garland. That was far worse than this…

    Far worse how? Both Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer has previously said Democrat Senates would no longer consider Republican Supreme Court nominees in presidential years. McConnell just took their statements and put them into action against a Dem President. They in no way tried to besmirch his character and simply refused to give him a vote. It was good for Biden and Schumer to advocate such things? Why couldn’t McConnell do the same?

    Dems have actively tried to destroy Kavanaugh and potentially endangered his life in the process, nearly turning the man into a grindhouse villain in their zeal to destroy him. That is pure evil.

    That you think denying a vote is worse than the personal destruction of a human being for political gain says a lot about you—none of it good.

  476. Robbie says:

    If Kavanaugh fails, Flake, Collins, and Murkowski will not allow another nomination to be considered in the lame duck. And if Republicans lose the Senate (possible), Democrats will have succeeded in their search and destroy mission.

    All Jeff Flake has done is aid that search and destroy mission. I have defended him in the past, but I will be glad to see him gone. This issue has revealed him to be less concerned about conservatism (his stated reason for opposing Trump) than about adulation from Democrats and the press.

  477. Wes says:

    I’ve made the point Hinderaker made on here before, Mnw.

  478. Robbie says:

    439

    This isn’t stall tactics. This is character assassination.

    Republicans didn’t assassinate Garland’s character. Not once.

    And more to the point, the word Garland was never mentioned at the Democrat convention.

  479. Tina says:

    One week?

    That is how long that it will take Broom Schyster and Krapz to decide whether she will give any information.

    With the witness statements, only thing fib will ask is, “is this your statement, do you confirm it?”

  480. jason says:

    The Dems would never approve Jesus for any position.

    He clung to religion.

  481. Redmen4ever says:

    Garland v. K.

    FORMERLY: There was a time when the Senate rubber-stamped Presidential nominees to the federal judiciary. In one case, a nomination was held up because the Senate sniffed out something like corruption (and that person withdrew his nomination and, furthermore, resigned the position from which he had been nominated). This deference started to unravel during the time Nixon was president, but the unraveling was slow and uneven.

    TODAY: Most Senators, today, consider the judicial philosophy of nominees, and even some throwback Senators are reconsidering their former deference. Accordingly, the President must gain the “consent” of 51 Senators (or 50 plus the VP) AND of a majority of the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee (which can kill nominations on its own).

    Still, there remains some deference to the President. So, the Republicans invoked something called the Biden Rule in the case of Merrick Garland, a highly regarded moderate Democrat. The Biden Rule being that once we’re into the election of the next President, the composition of the Court will be part of the election. But, with the course of partisanship being what it is, we could see the killing of nominations in committee whether or not based on the Biden Rule.

    On a related matter, I believe the Republicans will modify the filibuster rule as it applies to legislation should the Republicans hold both houses of Congress.

  482. Redmen4ever says:

    492 – I think the former FBI agent who administered the polygraph to the accuser would approve of your two question approach.

  483. jason says:

    Do you really WANT a purjuer on the Supreme court?”

    LOL

    Purjuer? Please get at least a grade school education. You owe to yourself.

    You can tell it’s not a typo, she writes it like she pronounces it.

    I thought he was a rapist.

    Now he is a perjurer?

    So is this how it works. Cook up some bogus charges and when the falsely accused person defends himself try to get him for perjury.

    Moonbats are really unhinged.

    I love

  484. Tina says:

    https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/graham-cheers-trump-china-policy-golf-game

    Lynsey Granite and Trump are Bffs.

    They go golfing regularly,

  485. Tina says:

    The big issue I see is will she file a complaint with Maryland,

    The Ds will then say, we need to wait for this.

  486. dblaikie says:

    Once again the chicken littles are thick this morning. If this is so hopeless then quit posting because your conclusions are clear — nothing will stops the Dems, the FBI stuff won’t matter, and blah blah blau.

    To the non chicken little posters. Thank you!

  487. Tina says:

    here we go…http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/29/maryland-authorities-say-theyll-investigate-kavanaugh-if-victim-files-complaint.html

    It would have been a misdemeanor and statute of limitations have lapsed.

  488. Phil says:

    I will repeat what I said last night. The left has badly miscalculated on this. Badly. Republican turnout in November will be through the roof.

    Hide and watch.

  489. jason says:

    Our trolls are not very smart, but Messy has to be the most ignorant troll in a long time.

  490. dblaikie says:

    “If victim flies complaint.” Tina they have to say that. They can’t say to the press brown shirt person who asked this question. “No we will not investigate despite despite our States laws.”

    If she wants to file charges go ahead. The lady from Arizona that all the folks trashed said that there was not enough evidence to even get a search warrant.

  491. Wes says:

    press brown shirt person

    Hey, DB, can we not invoke Godwin’s Law in this?

  492. dblaikie says:

    Tina we know that the Dems are going to say all this and more. But have given them this investigation the real question is what McConnell and Trump will say. I believe that no matter what happens Friday there will be a vote. For the sake of the midterms there has to be. If we lose then so be it.

  493. Tom says:

    502. Phil – couldn’t agree more. If Kavanaugh goes down, Murkowski can kiss her Senate seat goodbye.

  494. Wobbles says:

    his issue has revealed him to be less concerned about conservatism”

    Yeah, have you noticed how concerned I have been about conservatism?

    I am an Amoral Scumbag.

  495. Wes says:

    People tend to portray Murkowski as some kind of habitual traitors. She’s been with the GOP on every big issue though—even working overtime in 2014 to help Dan Sullivan beat Mark Begich—and hasn’t indicated an intention to vote against Kavanaugh.

    Can we lay off her till we have concrete evidence of her apostasy on this?

  496. Robbie says:

    Wobbles says:
    September 29, 2018 at 11:37 am
    his issue has revealed him to be less concerned about conservatism”
    Yeah, have you noticed how concerned I have been about conservatism?
    I am an Amoral Scumbag.

    – Poor Jason fraud. Spending his Saturday morning hiding behind fake screen names.

  497. Wes says:

    Traitress * not traitors.

  498. dblaikie says:

    Wes, good one! All I can say is that Godwin’s Law was invocked way during the all that ICE nonsense. All I can say is that if my reading of history is correct many of these puppet, liberal mouthpiece, reports would be able to get good jobs in Goebbel’s propaganda machine. Here is a fitting quote from German Minister himself. Seems to me to fit today:

    “That propaganda is good which leads to success, and that is bad which fails to achieve the desired result. It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success.”

  499. Bitterlaw says:

    – Hey, dummy. Show me one instance where I have opposed conservative legislation or appointments. I don’t like Trump at all, but I have not allowed that to cloud my judgment on those two issues OR STOPPED ME FROM BLASTING JASON AS A FRAUD WHEN HE SUPPORTS SOMETHING TRUMP DOES.

    Robbie – I fixed it for you.

  500. dblaikie says:

    reporters sorry for the typo

  501. Bitterlaw says:

    Can we lay off her till we have concrete evidence of her apostasy on this?

    No. Tina already made up a nickname for her. It is too late now.

  502. Tina says:

    Db, Mitchell met with all 51 r Senstors Thursday night,

    That should have been enough for Flake, planned parenthood, and the Maine Chicklet.

    We did not Need Flakey going off reservation and contacting Redactstein.

    I hope this plays out, I do not think it will take much longer to complete the supplemental.

    The accuser 1 cannot tell any consistent story re Kavanaugh.

    5 different stories on the number of people present?

    Different dates, including testifying to a 1985 date

    Could not recall if it was her written statement without reading it entirely?

    Said that she remodeled in 2012 (when permits show 2008). The 2012 date was supposed to be a triggering event.

    Bff tells her she is wrong.

    Shrink records something else in her notes.

  503. mnw says:

    Murk:

    If she is a normal human, or even just a mammal, she would feel some gratitude toward McConnell for saving her political life, & respond accordingly.

  504. dblaikie says:

    Tina, thank you! You have made my point. When it is finished this FBI report is going to say far more about Dr. Ford than Brett Kavanaugh.

  505. Wes says:

    Actually , Mnw, were I Murkowski, I’d be sending Joe Miller a dozen bouquets of flowers every year for running a spectacularly incompetent campaign in 2010 and finding a way to lose her despite her being a write-in.

  506. Robbie says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    September 29, 2018 at 11:41 am
    – Hey, dummy. Show me one instance where I have opposed conservative legislation or appointments. I don’t like Trump at all, but I have not allowed that to cloud my judgment on those two issues OR STOPPED ME FROM BLASTING JASON AS A FRAUD WHEN HE SUPPORTS SOMETHING TRUMP DOES.
    Robbie – I fixed it for you.

    – Yes, I will blast Jason fraud for supporting behavior from Trump that he opposed vigorously during the campaign. If it was bad during the campaign, it’s really bad as president.

    I have not blasted Jason fraud for supporting conservative policy goals. Jason fraud and I even agree that Trump is wrong on trade.

  507. Tina says:

    DB,

    Being in law enforcement for a long , long time. My theory is:

    Dr. ford had a high school chrush on Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was not aware of her or knew of her.

    Feeling rebuffed, She made up a story in her own mind that he did something.

    I believe Dr. Ford has a mental illness.

    I hope she seeks or continues to seek treatment,

  508. Tina says:

    I also believe that she was assaulted several times.

    Kavanaugh not involved.

    Now, I could be wrong, I continue to enjoy retirement and my gubment pension.

    I have no fear of flying. I do not drive at night though.

  509. Messy says:

    473. No. The question would be: Why did you attempt to start a riot in the temple marketplace, destroying the property of licensed merchants?”

    499. If she files a complaint, the House would impeach him as soon as the new one is convened in January.

    496. The perjury was public knowledge well before anyone outside of her family and students had ever HEARD of Prof. Ford. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-lies-senate-testimony-supreme-court.html

    494. There was NO Biden rule. https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-merrick-garland-supreme-court-2016-3

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-b-b-but-what-about-the-biden-rule-20170407-story.html

    494.That was during the 19th century, and there were fights even then. The hearings about Louis Brandeis lasted nearly a year, and that was a century ago. The hearings about Hugo Black in 1937 were extremely contentious. The Republicans got rid of two Seats on the court rather than have Andrew Johnson appoint any justices.

  510. mnw says:

    If one accepts the current polling as if it will be the final results, the SEN would then be:

    D+2 (Heller & Flake’s seat)
    R+1 (Heitkamp)*

    Result: 50/50 Senate.

    Obviously, I’m hopeful the GOP does better than that, but I’m awfully tired of waiting for some polls to show it.

    *(if you want to be an optimist, you could throw in McC, who is tied)

  511. mnw says:

    jason 496

    RE: three iii’s:

    Try to be more charitable!

    It could be that the perjuer was sarcasticly disintigrated, OK?

  512. dblaikie says:

    This is the quote from Ford’s best friend:

    “Ms. Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford’s account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford’s account,” Keyser’s attorney, Howard Walsh, wrote in the letter, which was sent to the committee overnight Friday. “However, the simple and unchangeable truth is that she is unable to corroborate it because she has no recollection of the incident in question.”

    So she has no memory of an event where her best friend was almost raped. An event where her best friend said she was at. But she still believed her. We are in the twilight zone.

  513. CG says:

    South Dakota Governor:

    http://cgpolitics.blogspot.com/2018/09/south-dakota-governor-race-of-day.html

    I know how pressing this matter is to everyone…

  514. Wes says:

    You are one stupid motherf ucker, Messy. I said nothing about a Biden rule. I said Biden and Schumer said a Republican President should not have a nominee confirmed in a presidential year. Regarding Biden, your own post confirmed what I said.

    As for your point about previous contentious confirmation hearings hearings, most of us don’t live in a land of rainbows and sunshine. We’re aware of such things. The difference is the base level the Dems are willing to sink to to destroy Kavanaugh.

    Goddamn, you are one stupid sonofabitch.

  515. mnw says:

    I resent Wes impugning the intelligence of a poster who knows Gore would’ve prevented 911!

    And that Ebola caused a U.S. election to turn upside down.

  516. sandiegocitizen says:

    It should be remembered that the Judiciary Committee vote 11-10 to support the appointment of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This was followed by all 51 Republican Senators voting to introduce the motion to approve Kavanaugh on the Senate floor. The request for the supplemental FBI investigation was a verbal request, that Trump readily agreed to.

  517. sandiegocitizen says:

    All 51 Republican Senators have voted at least once in favor of a motion to approve Kavanaugh’s nomination. Not one Democrat has

  518. dblaikie says:

    Wes, if you ever get angry with me. Would you at least give me a five minute warning? All kidding aside, even though as I can’t condone your language I do agree with your content.

  519. Tgca says:

    I believe Trump should pull Kavanaugh’s nomination at this point. To reach across the aisle in the spirit of bi-partisan and unity, he should nominate Bill Clinton. Let the senate do their work and proceed with the confirmation process.

  520. janz says:

    The new Dem game plan churning today is that Kavanaugh’s temperament and partisanship is now in doubt, as to his fitness to sit, unbiased and with a cool head, on the high court.

  521. Wes says:

    I thought about deleting the profanity, DB. Then I decided I didn’t care. If Messy is willing to post such asinine and patently absurd comments as we have to endure from him then I have no qualms about expressing in the most colorful terms available my contempt for his vapid, unintelligent claptrap.

  522. Redmen4ever says:

    530 – correct

    Absent something really, really surprising, K. will be confirmed and join the Supremes one week following the beginning of its fall term. The supplemental report by the FBI shows the Senate Republicans and President Trump to be able to work together, can look at appearances as well as substances, and can discern what is reasonable (at least, arguably reasonable) in the antics of the other side.

  523. Tgca says:

    Wes has a potty mouth this Sat.

  524. Wes says:

    Jane, if a political party tried to turn me into Ted Bundy or Henry Lee Lucas for political gain, you can be damn sure I would display a slight loss of temper as well.

  525. janz says:

    Also, even though the FBI supplemental investigation was to be narrow in scope, it is bring reported today that they are looking into at least one other allegation other than Ford.

  526. dblaikie says:

    vapid, unintelligent claptrap.

    Now that string reveals adjectives reveals a keen mind.

  527. dblaikie says:

    Let me try that again.

    Now that string of adjectives reveals a keen mind.

  528. dblaikie says:

    Good! Gives them less to complain about at the end of the week.

  529. janz says:

    Wes, I usually don’t swear. However, I lost my cool just vicariously being on the sidelines during these rem attacks on Kavanaugh’s integrity. So, I see the man simply responding as a healthy human being.

  530. janz says:

    Dem attacks…

  531. sandiegocitizen says:

    533. The FBI report would take months. The line of women claiming sexual harassment would stretch out the door. The liberal press and “womens groups” would fawn over Clinton and offer unwavering support.

  532. lisab says:

    It will be done by the rank and file of that agency.
    ——————-

    the rank and file that helped whitey bulger?

  533. BayernFan says:

    Republicans fighting back……

    so cue the”Washington is sick” pieces.

    lolololol

  534. Wes says:

    I know as a center-right Libertarian and enthusiastic fan of Ronald Reagan I’m an apostate for saying this, but I actually like Bill Clinton. He was easily the second best President of my lifetime—coming in a distant second to Reagan.

    Of course if Clinton did rape Juanita Broderick then he needs to be dipped in chum and tossed into a tank with hungry white-tip sharks. My admiration for him stops if he’s ever proven to be a rapist.

  535. BayernFan says:

    Ummm. didn’t you get the memo?

    he needs to prove that he isn’t.

  536. Tgca says:

    The burden of proof is on the man to prove he is not guilty when it comes to accusations on women.

  537. Tina says:

    Better yet, let’s nominate Her Thighnes,.

    This will get the Jebots and the socialists on the Lide Deck in line.

  538. Tgca says:

    Wes forgot GWB in his list of great presidents in his lifetime.

  539. dylan says:

    So these people that confronted Flake in the elevator weren’t actual sexual assault victims? Has that been confirmed? and why the hell was Flake allowed to walk alone with NO security when so much is at stake in his vote? seems like a lot of nefarious things are in play here.

  540. Tina says:

    50m
    Again, I request the FBI investigate my credible rape allegations against Bill Clinton, in the hope that his “perks”, as a Former Pres, can be stripped. It totals millions each year from mine and your tax dollar to support a rapist.
    View details ·

    Juanita Broderick

  541. dylan says:

    552– GWB and his advisors (which includes Rove) adopted a paradigm where they never fought back against the media and allowed themselves to be viciously trashed and framed by the left—no push back. I think that was a big “misunderestimation”

    at least Trump pushes back hard, albeit at every little thing.

  542. Tina says:

    Ford sounds really credible

    People with means in Palo Alto are paying her legal bills.

    She knows “beach people.”

  543. sandiegocitizen says:

    557. Does McCaskill really want to vote against Kavanaugh? At this point, the Democrats seem to be opposing him for something akin to “toxic masculinity”. Maybe they should request a testosterone test.

  544. Wes says:

    Bay, maybe the lesson with Donnelly is this:

    Don’t nominate a misogynist for Senate if you want to win.

  545. sandiegocitizen says:

    It is possible the Senate Democrats sense a backlash, and so will slink away from the confrontational approach. They will speak and vote against the nominee on the Senate floor, then use the issue to rally their base in the election.

  546. BayernFan says:

    or…

    dont serve six terms in the Senate then never return home while having a fake address as your residence and piss off your rank and fie to the point that all 92 county chairmen of your party support your primary opponent. welp.

  547. Wes says:

    While that’s true, Bay, Lugano didn’t cost the GOP the Senate seat. Mourdock was so eager to air his misogyny on air he was willing to sacrifice his own electoral viability.

    How’d that work out?

  548. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    How did the Senate Judiciary Committee arrive at its last-minute compromise to continue the Supreme Court confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh? Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons tell the inside story tomorrow on 60 Minutes.

    This is real! Flake is a publicity wh*re!

  549. Wes says:

    Lugano? Damn autocorrect. That sounds like an Italian gangster.

    Lugar.

  550. mnw says:

    MichiganGuy 557

    Thanks for posting.

    I know the Missouri Scout newsletter very well, & they are NO FRIEND AT ALL to the GOP. Zip. Nada. Trust me.

  551. mnw says:

    The MO SEN poll cited in 557 was conducted by Remington. 1500+ LVs, but… I can’t find the D/R/I used in the sample.

    The last day of the poll was Sept. 27, last Th. By that date, McC had announced NO, but at least half the polling was done before then, if I’m reading it right.

    THE BIG TAKEAWAY: THE POLL SHOWS HER “NO” VOTE HURTS HER WITH INDEPENDENTS.

    Stay tuned. The full impact of the Freakfest is NOT yet baked into this poll.

  552. NYCmike says:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-flake-brought-senate-back-brink-062934159–politics.html

    -Will jason start calling Flake, as he did with Corker, a hero??

  553. mnw says:

    I’m a two term incumbent senator. The election is about a month from now. It looks like I’m either tied, or maybe 2 points down.

    This time it ain’t Todd Akin, Sky Queen.

  554. sandiegocitizen says:

    564. So if the FBI turns up nothing, will Coons vote for Kavanaugh?

    Assume the meeting the night before between Flake, Collins, Manchin and Murkowski had nothing to do with this. Seems odd this “spur of the moment” agreement was not questioned by any Republicans(while Feinstein and some other Democrats did not seem to understand it) and Trump almost immediately agreed. The Senate operates in amazing ways under Mitch McConnell.

  555. Tina says:

    Flakey will make another demand, and the Maine Chickelt and planned Parenthood will follow.

  556. Wes says:

    Tina, John McCarthy, the Maryland State Attorney for Montgomery County, is a Democrat. If his office won’t take this up, I don’t see how the Dems can spin it as a negative.

  557. Tina says:

    Nick Short
    @PoliticalShort
    58m
    Sen. Bill Cassidy: FBI Should Investigate Dems’ Efforts to Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation. Start with Feinstein. insider.foxnews.com/2018/09/29/bre…
    View summary ·

    Bring forth a referral.

  558. Tina says:

    Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg reporter, linked to this on her Twitter feed, in regards to Ford:

    @McAllisterDen
    Follow
    Christine Blasey Ford was a classmate of mine at UNC. We graduated in 1988. I want to ask Christine if she remembers partying at Trolls, drinking at He’s Not Here. Hooking up with guys at Henderson Street. Eating at Time Out. Remember those days, Christine? Tell us about them.

  559. Tina says:

    Jennifer Jacobs
    @JenniferJJacobs
    14m
    A person who knew both Kavanaugh and Ford in high school tells me: “This FBI mini investigation is going to uncover some fairly unpleasant things about the witnesses. I hope that stuff stays private.” Friends from back then aren’t talking with one another about it — too toxic. twitter.com/mcallisterden/…
    View details ·

  560. mnw says:

    From the poll in 557 above:

    Has the Supreme Court confirmation process made you more or less likely to vote for Claire McCaskill?

    GOP 85-8 Less
    DEM 82-9 More
    IND 46-39 Less

  561. mnw says:

    Wes

    Vastblightkingconspiracy says the poll oversampled the elderly, & that it’s “not a particularly good result for the GOP in a state as red as MO.”

  562. Paul says:

    577: Bad news for Judge and PJ?

  563. Bitterlaw says:

    Remember when the consensus was that no DA would take this axe and I said don’t be so sure about that? I stand with the don’t be so sure about that comment.

  564. Bitterlaw says:

    Wes thinks Bill Clinton is the second best President of his lifetime? It is the weekend and we have other things to deal with. I will just say we disagree.

  565. Bitterlaw says:

    Axe should be case. Autocorrect is evil.

  566. Hugh says:

    Mmm. Dr Ford is not a Dr. just the beginning of the end for this nutbag.

  567. dblaikie says:

    577 I have been screaming about this stuff all day. In a world where all we have is he said/she said credibility matters. The judge has been through 6 background checks. I sort of believe they already had stuff about his drinking game teenage years. But now Dr. Ford is going to under the micro-scope and I believe it is not going to be pleasant. Who knows what will come out?

    But I do know one thing if this investigation reveals something new about her that is troubling, the Democrats and her lawyers will throw her under the bus instantly.

  568. Redmen4ever says:

    I’m not sure how to do the boom thing.

    new Raz: R+7

    https://scottrasmussen.com/crosstabs-september-23-28-2018-2/

  569. dblaikie says:

    The FBI didn’t even find this out, but think what they will discover. Remember my prediction real soon Ford’s Democratic lawyers are going start screaming at the top of their lungs — Unfair, Unfair. Here is the link that shows that Ford lied about her credentials:
    https://www.infowars.com/records-show-dr-ford-is-not-a-licensed-psychologist-may-have-committed-perjury/

  570. Redmen4ever says:

    On the possibility K. was a heavy drinker in his youth:

    It’s stupid to lie about this. It will be in the FBI file.

  571. jason says:

    Messy is so stupid she doesn’t know the difference between a witness believing an account and actually witnessing it.

    One is an opinion, completely irrelevant to an investigation. The other is the fact she actually does not know Kavanaugh and doesn’t recall any such incident.

  572. jason says:

    Kavanaugh has had a distinguished career for decades. Is it really a problem if he drank a lot of beer in high school or even college?

    Geezus.

  573. BayernFan says:

    Look again Red…. it’s D +9

  574. Wes says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    September 29, 2018 at 4:40 pm
    Wes thinks Bill Clinton is the second best President of his lifetime? It is the weekend and we have other things to deal with. I will just say we disagree.

    I’m sorry, Bitter. Not every President has severe daddy issues and feels the need to resolve them by invading a third-world country and sitting back for years while terrorists slaughter hundreds of thousands.

  575. jason says:

    Will jason start calling Flake, as he did with Corker, a hero?”

    Hey NYC, GFY.

    Corker was a hero on the Iran Deal, if not for him you wouldn’t even know enough about it to be critical of it. And we are lucky that Corker has been putting his conservative principles first rather than his personal feeling.

    Flake’s behavior on this issue has been spineless, petty, self serving and frankly, irresponsible.

    That being said, he has been a conservative and a Republican a heck of a lot longer than Trump, and Trump was stupid to have attacked him in such manner as to cause lasting animosity, like with McCain these things come back to bite you.

    I hope its clear to you now. GFY again.

  576. jason says:

    The two best Presidents in my lifetime were Reagan and GWB.

    The two worst were Clinton and Obama tied for first and Carter in second.

  577. Redmen4ever says:

    Unboom my new Raz post. 538’s original entry was wrong (and may be corrected by now).

    It’s D+7

  578. Tina says:

    where did k lie about drinking beers?

    Did anybody listen to his opening statement? It’s in there under penalty of felony.

  579. Redmen4ever says:

    591 – I was following the 538 convention, using the Likely Voter turnout model. Their typo, R+7, a (false) boom, got my attention. Then, looking at the source, I saw that the actual number was the reverse. But, to put out all the turnout models employed by the new Raz: Definite Voters D+9, Likely Voters D+7, Registered Voters D+6.

  580. dblaikie says:

    You can always know where the Dems are going if you follow NBC news. No matter what happens the anti Kavanaugh forces are going to say that they did not dig deep enough into the Judge’s life. What a joke! Here is the link:http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-limits-scope-of-the-fbis-kavanaugh-investigation/ar-BBNIplf?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

  581. Redmen4ever says:

    correct Tina

    K. was Secretary of G.W. Bush’s staff, and so knows that the FBI sweeps everything up in their background investigations. He would know that he couldn’t lie about heavy drinking. He said he drink beer, starting when he was underage (17), and enjoyed it. He denied passing out or other indications of excessive drinking.

  582. dblaikie says:

    If you look behind the words in the article you can see that they know that nothing new will be discovered about him. They probably discovered his drinking at Yale 6 background checks back.

  583. Redmen4ever says:

    600 – If I may add one more thing: K.’s FIRST background investigation was something like twenty years ago. That wasn’t so far removed from his college days. It was a lot easier, then, to contact instructors, coaches, classmates, fraternity brothers, etc.

  584. mnw says:

    The last weekly GCB RAS published was D+3 last Wed.

  585. jason says:

    THEORY!

    Feel free to shoot it down, just an idea.

    The FBI will be reluctant to come out with any bombshells because it would expose them as incompetent boobs for not discovering it in the previous 6 investigations.

  586. Tina says:

    Notice the loons want to interview judge?

    Why? He confirms and continues to verify what the bff said.

    No party, did not happen.

    Yet, the Maine Chicklet, who is looking quite fugly, wanted to subpoena him.

  587. Tina says:

    BREAKING: Records show Blasey-Ford is not licensed as a Psychologist in the State of California and has perjured herself during the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Thursday, as well as breaking Californian State Laws. Her Faculty page has since been altered – reports
    2:06 PM – Sep 29, 2

  588. mnw says:

    DW

    Looks like the NYT/Siena polls are almost finished in VA-02 & OH-01, per RRH.

    Taylor (R) up 48-41 in VA-02, & Chabot (R) is +10 so far in OH-01.

    VA-02 is below DW’s magic line, & OH-01 is just above it.

  589. mnw says:

    Trump in Wheeling, WV tonite for Morrissey. Second visit to WV in a month. Obviously, the WH sees a chance there.

    Sometimes Trump’s campaign venues puzzle me. Why was he in NH the other day? To help GOP House candidates there, I guess. Seems like there’s bigger game to be found, & little time left for these trips before the GE.

  590. Hugh says:

    Judge has agreed to be interviewed and Collins was happy about it.

  591. jason says:

    “Records show Blasey-Ford is not licensed as a Psychologist in the State of California”

    I am sure Comey will say “small lies matter”.

  592. lisab says:

    flake and collins ask for a thorough fbi invedtigation

    no matter how long it takes

  593. Tina says:

    Commie Brennan has chimed in.

    Kavanaugh is a liar.

    Deep State must be concerned with te

  594. Hugh says:

    Flake on tv did not ask for that.

  595. Tina says:

    Margot Cleveland
    @ProfMJCleveland
    42m
    Refresher: Ford told therapist the attack happened when she was a late teen, which would coincide with mid-80s. AND her polygraph handwritten note changed early-80s to 80s. WHY? She had already written Feinstein saying 1982?

  596. Tina says:

    Flake said no longer than a week, prolly less.

    Limited in scope, cannot be any new accusers.

  597. mnw says:

    One more thing about the Remington MO SEN poll first referenced in 557 above:

    This one shows Hawley +2. Their last 3 were TIE; McC +3 & McC +2.

  598. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Important to remember that the Vice President can break a tie in the Senate, so one Republican Senator can vote against the nomination.

  599. JeffP says:

    So who’s deal is this? Are the chicklits and Flake a yes after this charade ?

  600. BayernFan says:

    You’d think so especially since this was engineered by McConnell with trumps blessing.

  601. JeffP says:

    Anecdotal… but my wife and three adult children are voting in their first mid term ever to get rid of Sleepy Joe D. This all after Judge K Treatment.

  602. JeffP says:

    @POTUS: “I would like to find out as part of [the FBI investigation] who leaked the papers.”

  603. lisab says:

    i think if both collins and mur vote yes, flake will vote yes, and maybe two or three dems

    but if either collins or mur or both vote no

    flake is a no

    he wont be the only gop person to vote no because that would be meaningless

    he only votes no if he can hurt trump

  604. Wes says:

    I doubt Collins and Murkowski vote against Kavanaugh . It’s not in their political interests, and, caricatures aside, each has never been anything other than a loyal Republican.

    I would remind you Collins backed LePage, and Murkowski campaigned ferociously for Sullivan. They’ve done more for the party than the Deadenders ever have and have never shown apostasy on judges. We are not talking about Jim Jeffords clones in drag here.

  605. Wes says:

    At some point we have to acknowledge moderate to liberal Republicans are still Republicans usually. Jeffords was an exception. He was not representative of most others of his ilk, such as Bill Cohen and John Chafee, who usually stood with their party despite the liberal views of their constituents.

  606. mnw says:

    News from watching the Trump WV rally live:

    Gov. Justice is hugely fat!

    Never saw him before. His life expectancy must be pretty awful! I mean… DAMN!

  607. Wes says:

    Then again we go back to boneheaded candidates foisted on the GOP by the party by the Tea Partiers and other Deadenders. With Jane Norton, Mike Castle, John Bruner, Richard Lugar, Tommy Thompson, Kelly Ayotte, and Luther Strange in the Senate now rather than the Dems currently holding their seats, McConnell would have wider latitude to advance Kavanaugh without having to kowtow to the likes of Flake.

    It was a political butterfly effect when the Deadenders set their hearts on throwing away those seats.

  608. Robbie says:

    So now Flake and Coons are going to appear on 60 Minutes to talk about this deal they struck.

    This was nothing but a guy looking to be in the spotlight. I’m so disappointed in Flake.

  609. mnw says:

    I’m watching Morrissey for the first time. He has some irritating rhetorical proclivities. Repeating “Dishonest Washington liberal Joe Manchin” over & over & over is not my cup of tea.

  610. jason says:

    Is he fatter than Christie?

  611. Cash Cow TM says:

    “Gov. Justice is hugely fat!”

    True, dat.
    He is a big un.

    When he speaks before the state legislature, or in various venues on the road. He brings with him a big heavy stool upon which he sits.

  612. jason says:

    hen again we go back to boneheaded candidates foisted on the GOP by the party by the Tea Partiers and other Deadenders. With Jane Norton, Mike Castle, John Bruner, Richard Lugar, Tommy Thompson, Kelly Ayotte, and Luther Strange in the Senate now rather than the Dems currently holding their seats, McConnell would have wider latitude to advance Kavanaugh without having to kowtow to the likes of Flake”

    SEND A MESSAGE!

  613. dblaikie says:

    Jason I agree the FBI will look silly after 6 investigations if they come up with something new on Kavanaugh. However this is Ms. Ford’s first background they can safely reveal all they want about her and they are just doing their job.

  614. jason says:

    Unfortunately they might not have the balls to do that. Let’s see.

  615. jason says:

    I would remind you Collins backed LePage,”

    Wow, that took intestinal fortitude.

  616. mnw says:

    Trump in Wheeling:

    First time I watched one of his rallies all the way through since before the election.

    1) He spoke too long, but then again… I might not feel that way if I’d been in line since 7am.

    2) Just when your mind wanders at the tedium & his bad habit of getting off track, he says something riveting.

    3) The stagecraft could use a lube job & an oil change. Why do they play lame recorded music before he appears, instead of a live band & a dynamite warmup guy to tell some jokes?

    4) As a public speaker, Morrissey gets a C from me.

    5) The weirdest (& to me FUNNIEST) part of his speech was when he took an improvised jab at… George H.W. Bush & his Thousand Points of Light! WHY? Because he could. He cited that as being an example of boring. “If I talked like that, there wouldn’t be 200 people here!”

  617. Tina says:

    This guy has an interesting Twitter feed

    Paul Sperry
    @paulsperry_
    47m
    BREAKING: FBI to also interview Ford’s ex-boyfriend Brian Merrick, Ford’s ex-classmate Lisa Everett and Kavanaugh’s best friend Donny Urgo, in addition to Mark Judge, among others
    View details ·
    Paul Sperry Paul Sperry
    @paulsperry_
    52m
    BREAKING: Kavanaugh accuser and Yale classmate Debbie Ramirez’s attorneys have refused 7 requests for cooperation from the Senate Judiciary Committee
    View

  618. JeffP says:

    Grassley referred false accusers to DOJ. That will stop this crap. I wonder if the Porn Lawyer scam will be referred too at some point?

    Whatever happened to the dude that came forward to confess that it might have been him with Faux Ford.

  619. JeffP says:

    Tina …Sperry has some excellent sources…

  620. JeffP says:

    I think everyone but Flake and his commie totalitarians on the Senate Committee has had enough of this LIB Media coup attempt of Judge K. They are not messing around.

  621. Tina says:

    Sorry, accuser 4 or 5, the one who recanted,

    Accuser 2 (Ramirez) does not appear to want to provide anything to senate investigators,

  622. Tina says:

    Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    Follow
    Hse Judiciary Cmte says Leland Keyser “reaffirmed that Ms. Keyser does not know Judge Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a gathering or party where he was present, with or without Dr. Ford.”
    6:21 PM – 29 Sep 2018

  623. Tina says:

    Michael Avenatti
    @MichaelAvenatti
    Follow
    We have yet to hear from the FBI. When and if we do, we will promptly disclose to them all information and witnesses in our possession. We continue to request this opportunity as we have been doing for days. My client is telling the truth and deserves to be heard and not shammed.
    8:48 AM – 29 Sep 2

    Lol

  624. JeffP says:

    Old Grassley, Hatch and Goober should give Avenatti a call and let him spill his story and then refer him to the DOJ too!

  625. JeffP says:

    I am glad the Porn Lawyer is being ignored. I think he made it much worse for the Commie Totalitarian scam to have credence. LOL?

  626. Robbie says:

    The FBI owes it to the country, the process, and Kavanaugh to have this ridiculous 7th investigation completed by Tuesday or Wednesday.

    To let something like this linger is unfair to everyone except those who want nothing but delay, delay, delay.

  627. Tina says:

    TheLastRefuge
    @TheLastRefuge2
    Follow
    The Flake-Coons Victory Tour. Anyone who thinks Flake or Coons will support Judge Brett Kavanaugh a week from now is kidding themselves. This is all a well-structured, controlled and thoroughly mapped out political operation, that is only in phase 2. twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1…
    3:58 PM – 29 Sep 2018

  628. Robbie says:

    Avenatti really had Trump hemmed in this Spring and early Summer on the Stormy Daniels NDA. Then he jumped the shark, decided to contemplate a run for president, and pushed forward a laughable gang rape claim by a woman who has a history of lawsuits. Just tonight, the WSJ reported it has attempted to contact anyone who might know something about gang rape and no one knew anything about it.

  629. Phil says:

    Pretty much sums it up about Avenatti, Robbie. This poor excuse of a human being overplayed a very weak hand.

  630. Tina says:

    Justice should prosecute the porn lawyah.

    False statements, affidavitss.

    Grassley ain’t playing .

  631. Tina says:

    However, Justice will not do anything.

    Redactstein is there to gum things up.

    Sessions is in his shell.m he will again recuse himself.

    Too bad there is no Joe DiGenova, or Ed meese available.

  632. Tina says:

    Looks like the supplemental could be done rather quickly.

    Reports suggest that fib is now investigating the Senate Committee.

    Frankenstein is not Einstein.

    Whitehouse is not a Lighthouse

  633. Tina says:

    I meant those two drat committee members.

  634. Mr.Vito says:

    Julie Swetnick, a Brett Kavanaugh accuser, faced misconduct allegations at Portland company

    https://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2018/09/julie_swetnick_one_of_kavanaug.html

  635. Robbie says:

    The Oregon Live story should end all doubt about the credibility of the Avenatti accuser.

  636. Phil says:

    It never had any credibility to begin with, Robbie. You know how I know? After it was first reported the lefty media went virtually quiet about it. Even they recognized it wasn’t going to sell and would probably backfire.

    You won’t hear any more about it.

  637. mnw says:

    Coons implied there will be a new accuser.

    Phil

    It’s bad form to talk to Vicheytroll, but mocking him is OK.

  638. Hugh says:

    Coons is scum. They ignored the porn lawyer no lack of crazies bringing more claims.

  639. Phil says:

    of course there will be a new accuser. The extended FBI check was designed to buy enough time for that person to be put out there.

    They have a script and the script has been obvious.

    Thanks, Jeff.

  640. Tina says:

    Benedict Flakey.

  641. Tina says:

    Sean Davis retweeted
    Donald J. Trump Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    34m
    NBC News incorrectly reported (as usual) that I was limiting the FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh, and witnesses, only to certain people. Actually, I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion. Please correct your reporting!

    See, why Beeneict Flakey caused. The leaks are coming from Broom Schysters friends in fib.

  642. Mr.Vito says:

    Phil Kerpen
    ?Verified account @kerpen
    15h15 hours ago

    If you fight back when we call you a gang rapist you lack judicial sentiment is the new if you don’t sink you’re a witch.

  643. Mr.Vito says:

    Jay Cost
    ?Verified account @JayCostTWS
    9h9 hours ago

    Jay Cost Retweeted 60 Minutes

    Flake couldn’t be bothered to ask BK a question on Thursday, but he’s happy to do an extended sit down for CBS.

  644. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Trump is a showman. He is entertaining. He probably is in a way like the 19th century orator politicians who could light up an audience at a county fair.

  645. Mr.Vito says:

    Bloomberg Opinion
    ?Verified account @bopinion

    In 1980, Ronald Reagan let 207,116 refugees into the country. In 2019, Trump wants to cut that number down to just 30,000

    …………………

    In 1980, huh?

  646. Wes says:

    6-6-6! The Number of the Beast!

  647. Joe J says:

    665, they mean Jimmy Carter I’m sure… and wasn’t that the Mariel boat lift mess? Need to go watch Scarface now

  648. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Here is a the lying human being whose failure to release a document in a timely fashion created this whole episode. Attacking Kavanaugh for defending himself.

    “Dianne Feinstein of California, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, who was criticized for holding Ford’s accusation in confidence for weeks at the accuser’s request, said Friday that she was stunned that Kavanaugh had joined in the Republicans’ political attack.

    “Candidly, in my 25 years on this committee, I have never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner,” she said.

    He “yelled at Democrats,” she said, and his suggestion that Ford’s allegation had something to do with Democrats avenging the Clintons was “unbelievable.”

    “This was not someone who reflected an impartial temperament or the fairness and evenhandedness one would see in a judge. This was someone who was angry and belligerent,” Feinstein said. “In stark contrast,” she added, it was Ford who “demonstrated a balanced temperament.”

    Even though he is a leftist, I am voting for her opponent.

  649. Wes says:

    The Democrats actively tried to destroy the man by turning him into Ted Bundy. They have done nothing but drag his name through every bit of offal, slime, and mud they can find. They have painted a caricature of him his own mother would hate. He and his family have received death threats over this.

    They’re lucky he decided weathering this was more important than calling each of those pencil-necked hypocrites out for his/her flagrant attempt at character assassination for political gain.

    Goddamn hypocrites.

  650. JeffP says:

    I would be shocked if the Totalitarian Commies came out with another accuser. Seems like they shot their wad and have zero cred without serious collaboration. I am sure the FBI 7th floor mess hasn’t been totally addressed so you never know these days. Rumors out there that Faux Dr Ford was CIA. After all this Russia Trump scam who knows. It is all sickening.

  651. Redmen4ever says:

    Change Research [D]: D+8

    plus, on pp. 11-12: Lindsey Graham best performance AND worst performance among the Senators.

    Like many other polls, this poll begins with the horse race question (in this case, the generic congressional ballot); but, follows up with a series of insults against Republicans and conservatives, posed as questions. It can be suspected that there were many terminations of the interview. If so, it can be suspected that there is “within cell bias” that cannot be corrected by “post-stratification.”

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4951943-Change-Research-Post-Kavanaugh-Hearing-Toplines-1.html

  652. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    This is where it stands on the Kavanaugh nomination as of this morning:
    1) Flake,Collins and the insufferable Lisa Murkowski are YES votes which could be lost if something disqualifying is unearthed by the FBI in the next few days.
    These three may be incorrigible squishes, but they are not sadists and would have asked the White House to withdraw the nomination if two or three of them were no votes based on other Kavanaugh qualifications.

    2) By Wednesday morning, the Country will know if the FBI has turned up something BIG against Kavanaugh via an announcement from the White House that Kavanaugh has withdrawn his nomination.
    Everything else reported by politicians, the media and political “pundits” will be innuendo.

    3) Chuck Grassley(R-IA) was smart to refer one of the last minute canards against Kavanaugh to the Justice Department for criminal investigation.

    Hopefully, this “threat” will preempt other wannabes from doing the same over the next few days. Basically, he is warning folks that if you willfully lie to the Senate Judiciary Committee, you need to take $250,000 from your savings accounts and lawyer-up. Good deterrent!

    mnw #657- What did Sen. Coons say that make you think that he knows that more accusations are imminent?

  653. Sheeple, Jr. says:

    #672
    The Change Research Poll has issues:
    1) It is all online
    2) There is no Party Identification,and
    3) Registered voters, not likely voters

  654. dblaikie says:

    Here is another lie from Dr. Ford.https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/ford-caught-in-major-lie-city-remodeling-permits-show-project-she-linked-to-kavanaugh-was-in-2008-not-2012/

    I know the politically correct thing to say is that she is a wonderful woman and that something must have happened to her. Being politically correct has never been something I was good at. So let me say, one thing I do know that happened to her, was that learned how to tell a lie.

    And so in the light of those insipid Hollywood females who made that ridiculous ad, let me say, I believe him!

  655. Redmen4ever says:

    673 – You make an excellent point. If Feinstein had shared the letter with the majority, the Republicans – if only because of Flake, etc. – would have had the matter investigated (either by the committee investigators or by asking for the FBI to do a supplemental background investigation. If negative information had been developed, they would have communicated to the White House and/or to K. that the nomination should be withdrawn. This would have saved the accuser from having to go public, and would have enabled K. to continue to serve on the Circuit Court in spite of what might have been a youthful indiscretion.

    Confirmation isn’t a trial. The standard of evidence isn’t beyond a reasonable doubt and perhaps isn’t even a preponderance of the evidence. The standard is, really, for the Senate to determine, and might simply be probable cause (what would warrant an indictment). Of course, in the cases of Bill Clinton (whose out of court settlement acknowledged that the preponderance of evidence standard had been met) and Robert Menendez (who indictment indicates that the probable cause standard had been met), that low standard was clearly met; but, we’re Republicans, not Democrats.

  656. jason says:

    “Avenatti really had Trump hemmed in this Spring and early Summer on the Stormy Daniels NDA.”

    Yeah, this was BIG for Amoral Scumbag.

    The problem was nobody else cared.

  657. Hugh says:

    673. I think your summary is pretty plausible and other than coons in his statement indicating something about if there are future claims it’s all conjecture. I don’t think he is aware of any other claims

    Hopefully soon dr Ford oops ms Ford will be seen as the loon she is. I believe she believes something happened to her. I have my doubts beyond that

  658. Redmen4ever says:

    674 – I am not the only person who suspects that post-stratification might not fix bad polls. In this Change Research poll, the firm post-stratifies the sample based on the 2016 Presidential vote and some demographics. If there are disproportionate terminations by Trump voters, we can suspect there is within-cell bias with respect to Trump voters.

  659. mnw says:

    679 Red

    So… witchcraft, right?

  660. Wes says:

    Give credit to Comstock. She’s sticking by Kavanaugh. It won’t make a bit of difference in the election, which Weston will win, but Babs isn’t abandoning an innocent man:

    https://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/first-read-dmv/Comstock-Senate-Democrats-Have-Abused-Confirmation-Process-494668761.html

  661. dblaikie says:

    Orin Hatch has a lot of clout with his seniority. This letter is important:

    Dear Director Wray:

    I write regarding President Donald J. Trump’s recent request that the FBI conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s background investigation file. The President noted that this request should be limited to scope and completed in one week from yesterday.

    With your leadership and professional career staff handling the matter. I have no doubt that the FBI is capable of conducting the necessary interviews well within that time frame. It is my understanding that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and those identified as attending the gathering at which the alleged assault took place have publicly agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

    I am writing to request, however, that you notify the White House Counsel’s Office immediately if any witness(es) or their representatives seek to delay or are uncooperative in this process. One key reason for my concern regarding possible delay comes from testimony during the hearing this past Thursday. According to Dr. Ford, she would have preferred to have been interviewed in California, away from the spectacle of a public hearing. But her lawyers apparently refused to convey to their client numerous offers by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to conduct a public or private interview in the location of her choosing. The lawyers’ refusal led directly to a public hearing, against Dr. Ford’s express wishes. This is deeply troubling.

  662. mnw says:

    Wes

    The new NYT/Siena poll, about 85% complete, has Taylor (R) up 48-41 in VA-02. If true, that would be hard to reconcile with Comstock getting wiped out, wouldn’t”t, it? VA-02 is below DW’s magic line.

    The DEM is running ads calling her “Barbara Trumpstock.”

  663. Wes says:

    Not really, Mnw. VA-10 is the most anti-Trump district in VA represented by a Republican. It went 16 points for Hillary and will overwhelmingly vote for Tim Kaine against Corey Stewart. Comstock also drew the strongest, best funded challenger the Dems had available and has seen Left-wing groups pour money into the race while she and the NRCC are essentially alone in defending her.

    Meanwhile Taylor drew a somewhat less formidable opponent in a more Trump-friendly district and despite some gaffes has led most of the way.

    Given the totality of the evidence I think Taylor is a narrow favorite to survive whereas I think Wexton is the clear favorite against Comstock despite Comstock’s remarkable prowess at both fundraising and constituent service.

  664. mnw says:

    The Wise Men seemed surprised & uneasy about VA-02 & OH-01, where Chabot (R) leads by +10. OH-01 is above the magic line, but close to it.

  665. JeffP says:

    Faux Ford is not an actual doctor and is over the CIA internship program at Stanford. Interesting how all the internet and social media got wiped so fast and throughly before
    Her name was leaked. I really think that Judge K would withdraw…not a chance in hell.

  666. Redmen4ever says:

    680 – “within cell bias” – in 1936, the year of the infamous Literary Digest poll, Gallup and others promoted “scientific polling.” Their polls involved house-to-house surveys with quotas to insure a representative sample. But, it turns out that they tended to interview better-off persons within the cells defining their quotas. So, they understated FDR’s victory. In fact, Gallup thought the election was going to be close. He had a sample size of 50,000; the MOE for which is very small. How could he have been so far off?

    Move ahead to 1948, the famous Dewey beats Truman election – now the results of the scientific polls weren’t simply off, they were wrong. Why? They were still suffering from within cell bias.

    Continuing to move ahead, with near universal telephone service, the quota system got replaced by random sampling. And, this held up for quite some time. Adjustments eventually had to be made to deal with cell phones. But, now we are facing the problem of people not answering calls.

    We have response rates to phone calls ranging from 1 to 8 percent, and sometimes even smaller. For various reasons, some poll-takers have moved to opt-in type internet polls, and to assembling internet-based panels. John Zogby got raked over the coals for doing such a thing, but he was a pioneer and we were not yet aware of the pitfalls.

    But, we are reassured, don’t worry about differences in response rates by identifiable groups to today’s polls, we now have post-stratification. We can fix bad polls. I’m not saying I can fix bad polls. Only that I have certain suspicions. In this case, that a poll that harangues respondents with questions for which Republicans and conservatives would be made uncomfortable would have disproportionate terminations by them.

  667. mnw says:

    Red

    So… if there are 35 questions, & I answer 34, & hang up before answering the last question, my whole response gets thrown out, I take it?

  668. Tina says:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/pelosi-judge-kavanaugh-should-not-be-appointed-to-scotus-because-he-responded-too-passionately-to-rape-accusations/

    So, here is the drat strategy. It is three fold, but the above is one part of it,

    The other is : Kavanaugh drank too much, he blacked out, cannot remember.

    Lastly, Drats have send urgent emails for corroboration for Fords claima

  669. Tina says:

    Erick Erickson
    @EWErickson
    5m
    I hope @JeffFlake’s Republican colleagues are keeping him apprised of all the Democrats now saying what they agreed to on Friday isn’t good enough.
    View

    Amoral Scumbag Flakey is on 60 minutes.

  670. NYCmike says:

    Flake was in NYC yesterday at a concert for the Global Citizens Initiative, with Senator Coons.

    Unreal.

    To those who ever said he was a real conservative, YIKES.

    Your idea of a real conservative is OUT THERE…….

  671. Hugh says:

    Flake is allowing himself to be totally played. What a tool?

  672. Wes says:

    Truman actually legitimately trailed Dewey for most of the 1948 campaign. What changed at the end was that Dewey did little campaigning in the final days while Truman ran his famous whistle-stop campaign. Dewey’s own mother-in-Law criticized his lackadaisical approach to the final days of the campaign.

    On Election Day, in a remarkable faux pas, Dewey’s campaign even encouraged sympathetic voters to stay home and listen to the returns rather than vote.

    The outcome was a Truman victory accompanied by resounding Democrat victories in Congress.

    In the end, it wasn’t that the polls were inaccurate. It was that Truman and Dewey had opposite reactions to them. Dewey sat on a lead and let victory slip away. Truman work hard to overcome the polls and won.

  673. Todd McCain says:

    Yes, very happy to see him go.

  674. mnw says:

    NYC

    jason does that all the time, along the lines of, “McCain has an 87% approval from ACU (American Conservative Union), so he’s a conservative… to anybody but a deadender!”

    Yeah, as Tina pointed out, these RINOs vote for National Pineapple Week & against repeal of Obamacare or building The Wall, & then say, “But look at my Pineapple Week vote! You can’t expect perfection.”

  675. Tina says:

    He got played when he held a full deck.

    One cannot be that ignorant.

    I do not want a global citizen representing meme whatever the heck global citizen means,

  676. mnw says:

    In 1948, most of the polls were telephone polls… at a time when 35% or so of households didn’t have phones, & the 65% who DID skewed affluent/Republican.

    Famous story: Little boy in the Westchester suburbs tells his mom that they took a poll on his school bus, & Dewey won 30-1. Mom asks, “Who was the one who voted for Truman, dear?” Little boy, “Oh… that was just the bus driver.”

  677. mnw says:

    Possibility a car bomb exploded prematurely in Allentown last night. One dead. It certainly had to be packed with explosives of some kind. Recall that a motorist was recently stopped in CA with two IEDs in his car.

    Events often interfere with straightline projections.

  678. Redmen4ever says:

    >low response (or completion) rates aren’t a problem if the response rate isn’t correlated with the answers you’re interested in. “Post-stratification,” or re-weighting the poll according to “known demographics” is good but maybe not good enough.

    check it out:

    Q: Don’t a lot of people hang up on you, and does that mess up your results?

    If anything can keep a paranoid pollster awake at night it is this question, known in the field as the “response rate” problem. It’s not just people turning us down that weighs on our minds, but the constant changes in call blocking technology and the growing number of people that rely on cell phones as their primary phone line.

    The survey industry – not just public pollsters but the numerous businesses that do commercial market research – are constantly monitoring these trends and attempting to measure their impact on the accuracy of our work.

    This all becomes a problem if the people we don’t reach are somehow different than the ones we do reach. For example if all Democrats stopped answering surveys then our presidential horse race polls would be outrageously off-the-mark. So far there is no evidence that this is happening.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/poll_faq.htm

    See also:

    http://www.pewresearch.org/methodology/u-s-survey-research/collecting-survey-data/#the-problem-of-declining-response-rates

  679. gameboy says:

    Under NO circumstances should Trump withdraw the Kavanaugh nomination. I’m starting to think if Flake and the other two continue to sucker for the Dems delay games the final vote to confirm should be put on hold until after the midterms. If that doesn’t motivate the base to get off their a$$es and vote….nothing will. I can see the Reps picking up at least 4-5 seats under this scenario.

  680. Tina says:

    ttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/this-doesnt-look-good-business-was-listed-operating-out-of-christine-fords-home-would-explain-second-door/

    Ruh roh.

    Fords story about the second door takes a hit.

  681. Redmen4ever says:

    688 – if the polling organization is relying on demographics, asked at the end of a survey, for post-stratification; and, the interview is broken off before the end, the interview is useless. On the other hand, if most but not all of the demographics are capture, the missing demographics might be inferred.

    A very good strategy is: (1) use a database with demographics, (2) ask the horse-race question at or near the beginning, and (3) ask few questions.

    According to Survey Monkey, if the survey has only ten questions, you’ll complete 90 percent of the interviews you start. This percentage falls linearly to 80 percent with forty questions. To repeat, the problem isn’t low response (or completion) rates, but correlation of response rate with the questions in which you’re interested.

  682. Mr.Vito says:

    Update on the tweet I posted last night.

    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/09/29/usa-today-deletes-tweet-and-edits-disgusting-hit-on-brett-kavanaugh-backlash-only-intensifies/

    Mr.Vito says:
    September 29, 2018 at 12:03 am

    From @usatodaysports: “The U.S. Senate may yet confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but he should stay off basketball courts for now when kids are around,” writes @ByErikBrady .

    VILE

  683. Mr.Vito says:

    I recently saw a picture of Ford at the hearing and thought to myself how much it looked like Peter Strzok and how someone should make a splitscreen.

    Can you believe someone noticed the same and actually did it?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DoQ2wMnUUAENmGL.jpg:large

  684. Mr.Vito says:

    Red,

    I take it that was done for protectourcare.org ?

  685. dblaikie says:

    Jay Cost is pointing out how strange it is not to have more likely voter generic numbers this late in the election cycle? He makes the point that only about 50% of registered voters actually vote. In others even though he doesn’t know me, he is supporting my contention that a lot of these generic polls are garbage. And average them is just more garbage.

    Just for your information if you take the average of the last 4 likely voter polls the ballot is dem. +6.5.

  686. dblaikie says:

    709 With PPP at this point in the race you need to add about 6 points to the GOP. So really it is Rosendale plus 3.

  687. Mr.Vito says:

    A reminder what ill-tempermant looks like.

    https://theduran.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Peter-Strozk.png

    Of course, Democrats think this guy is a hero, and should be directing FBI investigations.

  688. mnw says:

    Red 709

    PPP(D) for MT SEN had a D/R/I of 30/37/32. Make of that what you will.

    It recites “594 voters.” Can not tell when it was completed. I assume it’s LVs.

  689. mnw says:

    Hugh 716

    Rosendale/RSCC released an INTERNAL about a week ago claiming it was TIED. As Wes likes to point out, that’s probably a best case scenario for Rosendale at the moment.

    The K vote may shake things up. Or not.

  690. mnw says:

    I have an immense bias in favor of pollsters who SHOW THEIR WORK!

    As the Emerson poll of MO SEN did. You can read that poll & know every damn thing there is to know about how they got their results.

    PPP(D)? Not so much. We do the poll. You get to guess who paid for it; when it was completed. how we determined the D/R/I for a midterm, etc.

  691. dylan says:

    I really do like those Grassley letters. I’ve seen a few of them now. He still has some stuff at 85.

  692. mnw says:

    No idea Grassley was that old. I figured him at maybe 75, tops.

    I got to a mere 71 & decided that I just couldn’t do it any longer. Grassley makes me feel inadequate!

  693. Wes says:

    At 85, Grassley is still a runner. He has an outside shot at becoming the longest-serving Senator ever. He has been in office continuously since 1959.

  694. mnw says:

    A runner, huh? I can barely walk.

  695. Wes says:

    I wonder if Sanders responded to Grassley or just slunk off like the worm he is.

  696. Tina says:

    d Pergram
    @ChadPergram
    1m
    Graham on Fox on Kavanaugh: The FBI background supplemental investigation should be done early part of this week, Monday or Tuesday. Then we’ll have a final passage vote later in the week. I’m highly confident he will be confirmed.
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  697. dylan says:

    I still think Grassley’s decision to delegate the questioning to Mitchell in that odd 5 minute choppy format was a big mistake–but the guy does seem to understand the mechanics required of the Chairman position.

    I still don’t understand how the senate is allowed to operate where all these political operatives can get in the face of the deciding senators as they get on elevators and question whether someone was asleep at the wheel allowing Flake to be exposed to the hecklers that accosted him–as opposed to making sure he was “protected” from going squish.

  698. Tina says:

    t Cleveland
    @ProfMJCleveland
    4h
    THREAD: For those thinking Mitchell wasn’t strong enough on Ford, you’re wrong. Her gentle demeanor & allowing Ford to talk revealed A LOT-and it especially highlighted what FORD wanted us to NOTICE. Yesterday, I explained that her rehearsal & 5 mentions of Safeway was a tell. 1/
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  699. mnw says:

    Tina 727

    Well… Mitchell’s unusual performance certainly kept the Freakfest all of a piece. Very consistent OZ.

  700. Tina says:

    Mnw, for,at not good, but her questioning and demeanor were good,

    It got Ford to talk. And now folks are reporting on her inconsistencies, including the 2nd door story, when it was installed, etc.

  701. lisab says:

    nytimes best seller list

    #1 how i took down kavanaugh, tales of a progressive fbi agent

    author: to be determined

    this author will get a $10 million dollar payout, it could be you!!!

  702. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    When booed at the Global Citizen Festival, Flake responded: “join me in an elevator any time.” More boos.

    My feeling is Flake is going to cast his third vote in favor of Kavanaugh when he is confirmed.

  703. mnw says:

    Flake is having his Sunset Boulevard moment. “Ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille!”

  704. jason says:

    Flake was in NYC yesterday at a concert for the Global Citizens Initiative, with Senator Coons.

    Unreal.

    To those who ever said he was a real conservative, YIKES.

    Your idea of a real conservative is OUT THERE”

    Everything is relative of course. He was certainly always more conservative than Trump.

    Solid conservative record.

    Want to criticize his stance on Kavanaugh, fine, I agree. But Flake is no liberal.

    http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Jeff_Flake.htm

  705. dblaikie says:

    I know Trump’s problems. His ego. His tycoon playboy past. But the man fights and he goes on offense. Talk about a preemptive tweet.

    “Wow! Just starting to hear the Democrats, who are only thinking Obstruct and Delay, are starting to put out the word that the “time” and “scope” of FBI looking into Judge Kavanaugh and witnesses is not enough. Hello! For them, it will never be enough – stay tuned and watch!”

  706. mnw says:

    The Wise Men are all aglow over a report at The Hill that the GOP national committees have cancelled their reserved ad time for Yoder (R-inc) in KS-03.

    It seems The Blue Wave is gathering momentum… at RRH.

  707. Wes says:

    There was always J. D. Hayworth. Oh, wait. He campaigned against McCain in 2010 by calling for more pork. What about Kelli Ward? You mean the same person who claimed McCain stopped his cancer treatment to undermine her campaign? Well, what about Arpaio? Right. The guy who fell under an ethical cloud that cost him his role as sheriff and made AZ closer than normal in the presidential election.

    Well, then you had Flake or Carmona (D)? Whom did you want to see win in 2012?

  708. mnw says:

    735 Postscript

    KS-03 is below DW’s magic line, about halfway down. So the GOP triage report may be true.

  709. Wes says:

    Yoder has been polling decently in KS’ most liberal CD. I wonder if the NRCC didn’t pull out to focus on districts that needed the help more. (I still don’t understand the decision to give Comstock $5 million unless Republicans have a major October surprise to hit Wexton with.)

  710. Wes says:

    RRH lost me when one of their posters claimed MDis NOT a Dem gerrymander. :sigh:

  711. Tina says:

    Senator Hatch Office
    @senorrinhatch
    5h
    Dems: Dr Ford deserves a hearing! Republicans: Let’s have a hearing! D’s: Bullies! This hearing is a sham! D’s: We need an FBI investigation! R’s: Ok we’ll have an FBI investigation. D’s: This investigation is a farce! The goalpost moving never stops. twitter.com/tomselliott/st…
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  712. janz says:

    The girl/woman who was screaming at Flake in the elevator, causing him to quiver and change his mind, was part of an organization called The Center for Popular Democracy. Like all other liberal groupings, one of it’s primary functions is to protest.

    The dems seem to have cultivated the art of intimidation to the highest level. In saying this, I’m reminded about a statement I recently heard, succinctly describing dems and republicans by one word: The republicans are “cowards,” and the democrats are “liars.”

  713. mnw says:

    Wes

    KS-03:

    According to DW’s dashboard, DW puts the combined polling at GOP -4. That’s not especially decent, if DW is correct.

    Yoder (R-inc) is running against a DEM “who will be the first Native American woman ever elected to Congress!”

  714. Mr.Vito says:

    “who will be the first Native American woman ever elected to Congress!”

    What about Elizabeth Warren?

  715. mnw says:

    Vito

    That’s how the DEMs are selling the woman in KS, anyway.

    That zh*t is catnip to the left. KS-03 is an affluent, suburban very white district, so they can all virtue signal each other & preen.

  716. dylan says:

    741— HOW HOW HOW do these pitiful people get the access to the same floor where Senators are deliberating on SCOTUS? Is that the political world we live in–where anyone can come up and spew vile aggression at senators and the party leaders do nothing to try and insulate the wafflers from exposure to this nonsense?

  717. GF says:

    Wes, it’s been getting bad over there more than usual. I had some rock tell me that the NKVD wasn’t actually NOT left wing but rather conservative (despite being run by the likes of Yezhov and Lavrenty Beria – as pure Chekists as anyone could ever hope to find – at Stalin’s direction). Of course, he claims to be a Southern White rural evangelical progressive, so he clearly had some logic issues going on upstairs if he thinks that his erstwhile ideological soulmates aren’t going to crucify him some day.

    And then there was the knucklehead who claimed that calling out O’Rourke’s phoniness in Texas was somehow a “personal attack.” I schooled him, but to no avail.?

  718. jason says:

    The Wise Men are all aglow over a report at The Hill that the GOP national committees have cancelled their reserved ad time for Yoder (R-inc) in KS-03.”

    Kobach may not only lose but will take some people down with him.

    When you nominate bad candidates there is no free lunch.

  719. jason says:

    The theory that Flake changed his mind because of the elevator women is just that, a theory.

    I would hope is not that shallow.

    And that is just that, a hope.

  720. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    741. Keep in mind the Democrats are now already saying the FBI investigation is not enough, and have switched their argument to Kavanaugh not having the right judicial temperament because he vigorously defended himself.

    The demand for an FBI investigation was the key Democratic talking point, and its been defused, at the cost of a few days of delay. Its in McConnell’s hands now, and he has a good record of getting things done.

  721. Mr.Vito says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/09/28/miracle-baby-who-weighed-under-2-pounds-thriving-6-months-later.html

    Little Elsie weighed just 1 lbs. 10-oz., and was smaller than her mother’s palm when she was born four months prematurely in April.

  722. Messy says:

    No they haven’t. They’ve been saying Kavanope doesn’t have the temperament for months now.

    One can have more than one complementary position at a time, y’know.

  723. Mr.Vito says:

    Nothing says reliable sources like some user named BullRangifer on a site that keeps getting called out for people posting lies.

  724. jason says:

    “Kavanope”

    Is that what the clever moonbats came up with?

    Zzzzz……

    Leave the nicknames to Tina.

    And let’s face it, the moonbats don’t think any conservative has the “temperament” for SCOTUS.

    Kavanaugh has been on the bench for decades. Nothing about his “temperament” has surfaced until now.

    In other words, its pure BS.

    This is all pure character assassination, nobody should take that lying down.

    I am glad Kavanaugh came right out and said what a lot of Rs have been afraid to say, that this is an orchestrated effort by losers of the 2016 election that still can’t deal with the fact they lost.

  725. NYCmike says:

    Messy sounds like bunu sometimes.

    The use of “Kavanope”……

  726. NYCmike says:

    I see that jason is agreeing with me again…..

  727. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    @ABC
    “Rep. Nadler suggests Brett Kavanaugh showed “no judicial temperament” during his testimony: “His evident animus toward the entire Democratic party… should be disqualifying.” https://abcn.ws/2NRCRSc

    So the Democrats can do a hatchet job against a potential judicial appointment, and if that person fights back it makes them unqualified to be on the court.

  728. mnw says:

    It’s somebody else’s turn to slap 3 iii’s down hard. I’ve done more than my share.

    “Ebola! Gore would’ve prevented 911!”

  729. lisab says:

    house dems now wish to investigate kavanaugh

  730. mnw says:

    The feds are asking anyone with information about the Allentown car explosion to call 1-800-ATF-BOMB, so that doesn’t sound like a traffic accident. 3 dead.

    Nothing to see. Isolated incident. No connection to the T word.

    The police said the same thing about the two IEDs seized from a car in CA last week– the one where the driver named Mohhamed was arrested, recall?

  731. GF says:

    760- That’s nice; a pity the Constitution does not give the House any role in “advice and consent” duties RE: Presidential appointments.

  732. Bitterlaw says:

    The Eagles lost in OT to the Titans. I will be in a bad mood over it until Tuesday. GFY

  733. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I know this will disappoint all those Flake bashers on the board, but as predicted —

    From the far left Huffington Post.

    “Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) says he intends to support Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious nomination to the Supreme Court — unless the FBI “turn[s] up something” in its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.
    “I’m a conservative. He’s a conservative. I plan to support him unless they turn up something — and they might,” said Flake”

  734. mnw says:

    I believe Nadler will be the new House Judiciary chair if the DEMs take over.

  735. lisab says:

    The feds are asking anyone with information about the Allentown car explosion
    —————-

    redneck probably

  736. lisab says:

    That’s nice; a pity the Constitution does not give the House any role in “advice and consent” duties RE: Presidential appointments.
    ———————-

    but the senate should wait until the house investgation is done before voting

  737. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The Democrats have run out of cards to play. Flake is in effect running cover for Collins and Murkowski, who can remain silent and just vote. The question is what will Manchin do?

    Over the last couple of weeks, the Democrat crazies have dominated the news. Trump is in the background acting reasonable. This is what you want to see prior to an election. Hillary is missing — given the allegations against Bill from the past, any hopes she had for running again are over.

  738. Tina says:

    “Lifelong Republican” Comedy has decreed Kavanaugh guilty of lying based on his yearbook.

    Drats are complaining about the limitation of the supplemental report.

    All of this was unnecessary thanks to amoral scumbag Flakey, who was booed at the “global citizen drat comvention.”

  739. mnw says:

    Multiple published reports tonight that U.S. & Canada are making progress on NAFTA.

  740. Robbie says:

    It took all of about 24 hours before Democrats went from “we need a FBI investigation” to “this FBI investigation is a sham”.

    When the FBI issues it’s supplemental report, Democrats will say they need more time to review the “new” information.

    And what do you want to bet Jeff Flake, under pressure from the press, Collins, and Murkowski, will ask for more time?

  741. Bio mom says:

    763

    The Eagles should have won this one. The defense was awful. The penalties on fourth down in overtime are unforgivable. Wentz did very well but his teammates let him down.

  742. Tina says:

    Bill Mitchell
    @mitchellvii
    2h
    “James Comey says Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘obvious lies’ about yearbook ‘are a flashing signal to dig deeper’.” So, now wordclass scumbag @Comey has pronounced himself judge and jury? DOJ is digging deeper James, but it’s you, not Kavanaugh they are after.
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    Comedy wants a delay,

    Remember, he is a life long Republican, much like the Jebots.

  743. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Flake from 60 Minutes interview.

    “To see his family behind him, as Chris said, it was anger, but if I were unjustly accused, that’s how I would feel as well,” Flake said in an interview airing Sunday evening. “As it went on, I think his interaction with some of the members was a little too sharp. But the statement in the beginning I thought was pretty raw, but in keeping with someone who had been unjustly accused.”

    He and Coons are politely disagreeing with each other. Frankly its a nice change from the type of attack politics we are seeing now.

  744. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    774. What awful bureaucratic morass existed that allowed Comey to become FBI director? Believe all sides agree he was a total disgrace. History will not treat him well.

  745. Tina says:

    Comedy Saudi it would take a week to review 600000 emails.

    I think the lifelong republican simply forgot.

  746. Tina says:

    @dcexaminer
    Follow
    Jeff Flake: “Not a chance” I would have suggested FBI investigation into Kavanaugh if seeking re-election washex.am/2NQtFgM
    4:18 PM – 30 Sep 2018
    Jeff Flake: ‘Not a chance’ I would have suggested FBI investigation into Kavanaugh if seeking…
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    Flake is a scumbag and a fraud,

  747. Bio mom says:

    I really do not care what Kavanaugh or anyone else did in high school or even early college. Obama was a coke addict I believe! Tell me he has been a sexual predator in his 30s or 40s or later. Then I will pay attention.

  748. JeffP says:

    Dang …just watched the Body Lanquage Ghost on You Tube do the analysis of Faux Ford. It was awesome…https://www.bitchute.com/video/5uv6SHt1Z5Gm/

  749. JeffP says:

    NBC news reports Accuser 2 Ramirez has collaborating witnesses and gave names to FBI, More leaks from FBI WTH is going on in this country?

  750. JeffP says:

    If Comey and Brennan are shooting their mouth off and FBI is leaking info this is Deep State again.

  751. Phil says:

    LOL

    Of course Ramirez has witnesses now. Dems have had a whole week to come up with some – and please tell me you aren’t surprised that The FBI has leaked them to their MSM friends at NBC. We all knew what the next act of this play was going to be.

    We all knew where this was heading.

    Comey and Brennan shooting off ther mouth as some sort of judge and jury? We will now need a rerun of Ford’s testimony before the committee with Ramirez starring in Ford’s place…..but not until we have another hatchet job by the MSM on Kavanaugh with even more leaks…..and of course the left making Ramirez Joan of Ark II.

  752. Mr.Vito says:

    “collaborating witnesses”

    They meant corroborating, right?

  753. JeffP says:

    785 yes auto correct sorry

  754. Mr.Vito says:

    Anyone associated with Ramirez could have told NBC news that Ramirez gave the FBI some names… doesn’t mean it was a leak from the FBI.

  755. JeffP says:

    784….no I am not.

  756. MichiganGuy says:

    NT