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Sun Sep 16, 2018, 02:46 PM

Republicans have an interesting problem with Kavanaugh...

There are plenty of other qualified ( and probably already vetted) candidates to take Kavanaugh's place. The only thing that sets Kavanagh apart is his apparent willingness to give the President a pass on almost everything. The Republicans could produce another candidate that checks all of their boxes except that one. The only reason to fight to keep Kavanaugh would be to save the President. How much heat are Republicans willing to take to protect this President at the possible expense of their own jobs.

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Reply Republicans have an interesting problem with Kavanaugh... (Original post)
Raven Sep 2018 OP
MineralMan Sep 2018 #1
NutmegYankee Sep 2018 #4
MineralMan Sep 2018 #5
jberryhill Sep 2018 #12
MineralMan Sep 2018 #13
demigoddess Sep 2018 #18
onenote Sep 2018 #2
Kablooie Sep 2018 #3
Trust Buster Sep 2018 #6
pandr32 Sep 2018 #7
dchill Sep 2018 #10
erronis Sep 2018 #20
duforsure Sep 2018 #8
PDittie Sep 2018 #9
idcdu Sep 2018 #11
TheBlackAdder Sep 2018 #14
Awsi Dooger Sep 2018 #15
Pepsidog Sep 2018 #16
grantcart Sep 2018 #17
Bonhomme Richard Sep 2018 #19
griloco Sep 2018 #21
Amaryllis Sep 2018 #22

Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 02:47 PM

1. They. Do. Not. Care.

And, there you have it.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 02:49 PM

4. Hell, having committed a rape probably enhances his desirability to them. nt

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 02:51 PM

5. Well, in that particular case, he appears to have "attempted" a rape.

All male high schools seem to generate that kind of misogyny, somehow. It seems to have carried through to Yale, as well. If I were a woman, I'd keep my distance from the asshole, for sure.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:50 PM

12. Joe Biden went to an all male high school, incidentally

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:55 PM

13. OK. I don't know Joe Biden personally.

That environment doesn't turn everyone in it into misogynists, of course. However, it appears to me to have that effect on more people than coeducational environments do. I learned about girls and women by being around them. They taught me about that, beginning at age five.

I've known many people who grew up in both environments. My observations are my observations.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 05:05 PM

18. I told my husband that all gym teacher should teach the 7th grade girls

how to fight off men. teach enough girls and women, and men will never get away with it again.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 02:48 PM

2. Do you think that the other four republicans on the court won't give Trump a pass on everything?

And if they won't, how does it matter that Kavanaugh will? And if they will, do you think there aren't plenty of other potential repub nominees that would join them?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 02:49 PM

3. Just like farmers are willing to lose their farms to support Trump...

Republicans are willing to risk their positions to support him.

It's truly become a cult with a full cult mindset.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 02:56 PM

6. They have the votes. That is all that matters. They are in Merrick Garland defense mode.

 

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:00 PM

7. He has others who want him on the SCOTUS

So it is not just that he will support the orange traitor and "give the president a pass on almost everything."
He is the well-groomed product of a pipeline managed by the likes of the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society. They want him in place furthering their agenda.
We are finding ourselves fighting a strange alliance: Russia, and conservative and libertarian oligarchs right here on our soil.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:46 PM

10. There you go.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 05:35 PM

20. Agree. The culprit is not the nominee but the forces behind him.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:01 PM

8. Their biggest problem my be

If they took and funneled money from russians , and putin , for themselves or their campaigns, and kavanuagh is tied to russians and putin and trumps dealings, they're not registered as foreign lobbyist , and acting for a foreign government and not registered, a federal crime, and a conspiracy against the USA , along with kavanaugh . Any of them who vote FOR him if any of this has happened they are going to be charged, and under no circumstances will he get into that position , or be able to stay in that position. The Senators better think long and hard what they do , and if they vote for him , it'll backfire quickly if many know and use it against them. Did kavanuagh get money funneled from an russian oiligarch ? Who has close ties to putin?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:08 PM

9. It does make the next nominee

a bit more difficult to oppose. But only if they pull Kavanaugh quickly, get the next man up and queried, and rushed through in similar fashion before the midterms.

Which shouldn't be happening the first time with Kavanaugh.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 03:48 PM

11. Thus, Kavanaugh is unqualified

 

All judges that has been vetted by the Federalist Society should be forever barred from consideration.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 04:02 PM

14. My bagger neighbor says the letter was a dirty Dem trick, Garland and Kavanaugh well played politics

.

That's how they justify it. If it's GOP-based, it's good politics.

If it's Dem-based, it's dirty politics.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 04:17 PM

15. That's how they all think

 

I am reading these threads in amazement that anyone believes the process will change.

Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

The only thing that might change is some Democrats in red states facing tough campaigns might be more comfortable voting No.

I have no doubt the 35 year old claims are true, and worse than we realize. The other side is marching forward to load the courts. They will laugh at any thought of this as an obstacle.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 04:45 PM

16. I went to HS and we drank a lot and did lots of stupid things, BUT, forcing myself on women wasn't

part of teenage boys goofing around. I graduated HS in 1980 at a small private catholic school and sexually assaulting girls wasn’t part of the curriculum.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 05:02 PM

17. If they rush Kavanaugh through it could cost them 2 Senate seats and 10 more house seats

If they don't rush him through it could cost about the same

Faustian choice indeed

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 05:27 PM

19. They are protecting themselves. n/t

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 05:38 PM

21. How many Republicans are

Putin Photoed Patsies...?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 08:52 PM

22. It's not just the pres. Half the GOP is complicit and protecting themselves. Complicit in Russian

involvement and election fraud.

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