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Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:39 PM

Kavanaugh's interview and his demeanor with his wife.

She is afraid of him. Before answering anything she would look at him for approval. As a matter of fact, he just answered questions that were directly addressed to his wife. Maybe I am reading too much but it looked like an abusive behavior and a wife who appeared submissive and terrified. This begs the question regarding his drinking. He was described as violent when drunk . Is he still an alcoholic ?†

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Reply Kavanaugh's interview and his demeanor with his wife. (Original post)
drray23 Sep 2018 OP
greymattermom Sep 2018 #1
MaryMagdaline Sep 2018 #2
YessirAtsaFact Sep 2018 #3
bitterross Sep 2018 #4
Grassy Knoll Sep 2018 #5
steve2470 Sep 2018 #6
marlakay Sep 2018 #7
Frustratedlady Sep 2018 #10
marlakay Sep 2018 #13
DeminPennswoods Sep 2018 #8
procon Sep 2018 #9
Haggis for Breakfast Sep 2018 #11
quickesst Sep 2018 #12
renate Sep 2018 #14
DeminPennswoods Sep 2018 #15
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2018 #16

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:42 PM

1. Jill Wine-Banks

listed that as a question he should be asked.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:43 PM

2. I think it's highly relevant

I donít know why people are dancing around it.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:44 PM

3. If he was ever an alcoholic, he is still an alcoholic

The question is whether he is sober/dry or still drinking.

I havenít had a drink or a drug since Reagan as president, but Iím still an alcoholic.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:44 PM

4. He's probably a mental abuser. Though he was a football player.

 

Sure, we are all reading the worst into every little thing about him right now. That is true. I didn't see the interview but what you described certainly does sound like she is an abused wife. If not physically, then mentally. You don't have to be physically violent to kill a person's dignity, self-respect, and will to live.

I was thinking he was too wimpy to be physical but he was a football player. He very well could be a physical and mental abuser.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:48 PM

5. Fox News Has a Habit Of Finding People Not Guilty

Remember Hannity Interviewing Trump Jr.
And Interviewing George Zimmerman?

Talk About Obstruction Of Justice .

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:55 PM

6. That was my impression also

Of course, she did not answer the question directly addressed to her but let him answer it.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 11:00 PM

7. My impression from religious background

Is she was being the perfect submissive wife. And he looked smug, the tears were his fear of not making the court and getting caught like how Scott Peterson cried.

I donít trust him at all, privileged past used to getting away with stuff.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 11:12 PM

10. She is definitely a submissive wife. She has all the actions and the look in her eyes says so.

What I'm wondering is could he have misinterpreted the confession process and thought that once he confessed, he was free of whatever he confessed and couldn't be blamed. It was erased from his slate? Never happened?


After seeing the hurt and misery in his wife's eyes, tonight, I hope she sues for divorce and finds someone who will treat her the way she should be treated. She looks miserable.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 02:19 AM

13. Her beliefs seem pretty strong

He has probably lied to her and she needs to believe those lies to stay married to him.

I would be willing to bet he feels he is living a clean life now and that makes up for his past that god forgave. He probably has talked himself into believing it was the booze and he would never do those things without it.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 11:04 PM

8. She had a hostage video look from

the clips O'Donnell played.

When she was asked if the FBI should investigate, she didn't know what to do. She kind of shook her head no, her lips moved as if she was trying to say something, then she sort of shrugged like "I don't know". It seemed clear she had not expected or rehearsed a response to that question being directed to her.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 11:07 PM

9. Battered Woman Syndrome

"...a pattern of behavior that develops in victims of domestic violence as a result of serious, long-term abuse. BWS is dangerous primarily because it can lead to what some scholars say is "learned helplessness" -- or psychological paralysis -- where the victim becomes so depressed, defeated, and passive that she believes she is incapable of leaving her abuser."

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Response to procon (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 11:28 PM

11. Bingo !

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 01:59 AM

12. If Kavanaugh is an alcoholic....

... he will be one for the rest of his life. It can be managed, but he will still be an alcoholic.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 03:51 AM

14. I wouldn't say terrified, but submissive, yes

Although I must admit that if my husband were up for an appointment to the Supreme Court I would be nervous about piping up and screwing it up accidentally. And maybe the prestige is worth all of this to her. Itís understandable. After finding out everything sheís found out about her husband in the past few days, she deserves something to make it worthwhile.

But the way he answered for her, after explicitly being told that the interviewer wanted to hear from her... that was obnoxious and domineering.

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Response to renate (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 05:23 AM

15. The interviewer actually said she was asking

the same question to Kavanaugh after hearing a response from his wife.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 11:23 AM

16. some people here were commenting on a photo of him


which showed facial redness that is common in heavy drinkers....sort of like Bannopn's face but not as bad.

damn, now I gotta go watch that interview for his wife's reactions.

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