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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:00 PM

Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind

The following is my opinion entirely. I have not heard or read a single thing about what I am going to post. In fact, I wonder why nobody else has thought of it.

I'm sorry this is so long.

Brett Kavanaugh's opening statement was long and emotional. What with all the sniffs, sniveling, shouts, and whines, the words he used were even more telling. In a way, he described his duties in all his positions as a political operative.

He admits that his troubles lasted ten days. Huh. The Clintons withstood rethug attacks for 26 years and counting yet they are able to laugh, take walks, meet with people, and give interviews to the media with their heads held high. Their reputations and good name has been dragged through the muc by vicious and false accusations (my favorite one is that they killed a couple of teenagers with a train). The current so-called president keeps calling Secretary Clinton "crooked" and "corrupt" without a shred of evidence.

He claims that any and all type of investigation will clear him because the six he has had already had have done so. Except for minor sexual matters, the Clintons were also cleared but they have endured more than FBI investigations. They have been subjected to numerous investigations by the executive and legislative branches - often multiple investigations on the exact same matters. Since there were no charges brought except as related to Paula Jones and lying to Congress, it looks like we can reasonable say that they have been entirely exonerated.

Kavanaugh says that the whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit. He also said that they were well-funded and coordinated. Referring to Kavanaugh's job in the late 1990s, he should know all about calculated and orchestrated hit. Why was it okay when he did it?

He was right about one thing, though:
This grotesque and coordinated character assassination will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions, from serving our country.

If one looks at today's rethug party, the swamp creatures won't hesitate to slither in and fill the void.

Now he complains about sowing the wind. He did that in the late 1990s. Now, two decades later, he is reaping his own whirlwind. This whole confirmation process is not about the 2016 election. It is about his partisan hate, wasted time to destroy good people (this includes more than just the Clintons), and the lies he told, all to put his side in power and keep it with lies and corruption.

Yeah, Brett. What goes around is coming back around with a vengeance. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm enjoying every second of his outrage at having to go through a small taste of what he did to others.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:14 PM

1. About those previous FBI investigations. I think they are thorough, but bound to miss

a lot of bad behaviors in cases like his. So they interview friends, neighbors, family and coworkers. It would stand to reason that many that may have known he was an asshole, would be white-wingers and not care. They wanted him in his present seat, and would not have ratted on him. You'd think most of his friends and peers from earlier years would be well off conservatives, or grow up to be so. Later on, he would have surrounded himself with white-wingers.

It's not like they put out some advertisement that we're doing a background check on Brett Kavanaugh and want input from anyone that knows him well or has had any problems with him. They could easily have missed any number of people that could have given them the goods on him.

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:36 PM

3. In a background check, you provide the information that the FBI checks

so you give names of friends, family and employers. Especially with the former, you only give the ones who will back you up and say nice things. Unless something weird comes up, or is somehow revealed, it generally doesn't involve digging. You don't give them the name of the girl cousin who's ass you grabbed at the family reunion, you give them the name of the cousin you lent money to.

This new investigation will involve digging. It won't be pretty.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:14 PM

6. Clarence Thomas would have screwed up by thinking Anita Hill was a "good sport" and

really liked him. Some of the worst assholes do that and can't believe someone turned on them!

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:22 PM

2. The GOP is the party of bullies & bullies can dish it out but they can't take it in return.

I wish someone had asked him, "If your daughter came to you & said she was going to one of these parties, what advice would you give her?"

He's scum. Like anyone who still identifies as republican. These people have zero morales, all the while puffed up on their own self righteousness. You can tell the type of Christian someone is by the party they identify with.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:42 PM

4. I so want someone to ask Brett baby...

"So, how's it feel to now be the person who's entire sordid life is being talked about ad nauseum for the whole world to read and hear about? How's it feel to have your wife and daughters hear a salacious, detailed, no-holds barred account of your depravity?"

You reap what you sow.
Karma's a bitch.
Turnabout's fair play.

Well, you get my drift. Bet the Clintons are laughing their asses off and enjoying their lives.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:50 PM

5. The one "right thing" happened a long time ago on the right.

Everywhere across America towns has "leading" families with histories of public service, people down the generations serving in various positions at various levels, usually for limited periods.

When Big Money took over the Republican Party and made serving them a prerequisite for being elected, most of these families backed away, leaving vacuums to be filled with people happy to meet the conditions for this step to eventual wealth and power. Other honest conservatives of course also refused these terms.

But that was the right. This event won't affect the left more than has already happened. A lot of disillusionment with what the right has become has poisoned the image of the Democratic Party, which is not a fraction as corrupt, and that's the big damage, not that good people won't run for office as Democrats. They're not stupid. They know they're not corrupt.

Btw, if you haven't heard it already, you'd probably like the speech by Jeff Flake that everyone in DC took big note of, the day before the bilateral group he and Democratic Senator Coons formed forced an investigation of charges against Kavanaugh. He opens ears on the right by some fake equalization, but there's really very little, and these charges and warning are overwhelmingly addressed to his Republican colleagues.


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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:35 PM

7. I Just Listened to It

Those are the words of a person who wants to listen to all parties in a dispute before making a judgment. Thankfully, he did just that and acted accordingly.

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Response to Leith (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 05:04 PM

8. He's reportedly been friends and worked on a lot of

legislation over the years with Democrat Chris Coons even though they have very different views. Sen. Coons learned was devastated early yesterday morning to learn that it was "all over," that Flake had decided he would vote to confirm. He was fighting back tears and having trouble talking as he entered the chamber. It was only later that Flake got up and drew him into another room and they put this together.

Hope they keep it up while Flake's still here.

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