Open thread Sept. 25, 2018 Dan Crawford | September 25, 2018 6:02 am Tags: open thread Comments (3) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Not 27%, but 29%.. Maybe they are increasing?
“Apparently, the next step in the ongoing sham of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process is to formally introduce The Calendar. Both the judge and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has alleged he attempted to rape her when she was 15 and he was 17, have submitted pieces of evidence to the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of a hearing Thursday. Here is what Kavanaugh submitted in his defense:
From the jump, the calendar has stood out as particularly dumb amid an avalanche of braindead Kavanaugh strategies. (His primary M.O. seems to be to lie extravagantly, and in easily disproven fashion, about pretty much everything.) He produced the documents on the pretense that they did not feature any event titled Underage Drinking Party, or Kegger Where I Assaulted Someone, and that this somehow exonerated him. It’s like John Dillinger producing a movie ticket stub to prove he wasn’t robbing a bank that day.
Some Internet sleuths have already fixated on July 1—”go to Timmy’s for ski’s w/ Judge”—as a reference to the 1980s-chic term “brewskis,” but does that really tell us much? At this point, anyone with a brain knows Kavanaugh was drinking, hardly out of the ordinary for a 17-year-old. The calendar proves little beyond that, except that Kavanaugh spent an awful lot of time with Mark Judge, the classmate who went on to write multiple weighty tomes about his drunken escapades with high school friends—including a “Bart O’Kavanaugh”—and who has some interesting views on women and their relationship to men…..
Like the president who nominated him, Kavanaugh seems not just to lie, but to revel in the act of extravagant lying. If Trump seeks to exercise power over the truth itself, Kavanaugh at the very least likes to feel the rush. (Elsewhere, there’s reason to believe Kavanaugh lied under oath while testifying before Congress. Meanwhile, his shady financial history has gone almost completely unexplored, but his explanations don’t add up.) Kavanaugh could easily have conceded he made mistakes when he was younger—but no. He insists he was a saint. It’s a nod to the fact that he only needs The Base to support him, and make it politically palatable for Republican senators to vote for him, to make it through.
There’s some proof already that he’s right:
29 percent of Americans want this guy on the Supreme Court even if he sexually assaulted someone. Presumably, the fact he’s an obvious Republican operative who will accomplish goals for the conservative movement outweighs any of that.”
They really are the mole people.
Is it too early to start a pool on how many Democrats will vote to confirm? Thomas got 11. I’ll take the under.
That’s way, way too high.
Doubt there will be one Dem vote.
And I wouldn’t want to be the Dem that votes for him.