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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 08:54 PM

Jeff Flake on 60 minutes "Not a chance Id call for investigation if I was running again."

Once again, this just shows how partisan and poisonous this countries politics has become.

Flake: If I were running for reelection ‘not a chance’ I’d call for Kavanaugh investigation

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that there's "not a chance" he would have called for an FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if he were running for reelection.

"Not a chance," Flake said when asked on CBS's "60 Minutes" if he would have asked for the investigation if he were up for reelection in the November midterms.


"There's no value to reaching across the aisle," Flake said. "There's no currency for that anymore. There's no incentive."

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Reply Jeff Flake on 60 minutes "Not a chance Id call for investigation if I was running again." (Original post)
Separation Sep 2018 OP
Baitball Blogger Sep 2018 #1
RainCaster Sep 2018 #4
mythology Sep 2018 #17
dflprincess Sep 2018 #19
Baitball Blogger Sep 2018 #21
Dawson Leery Sep 2018 #29
RainCaster Sep 2018 #2
SharonAnn Sep 2018 #16
SharonAnn Sep 2018 #20
bdamomma Sep 2018 #3
dchill Sep 2018 #5
Kajun Gal Sep 2018 #6
mucifer Sep 2018 #7
uponit7771 Sep 2018 #8
Honeycombe8 Sep 2018 #9
SharonAnn Sep 2018 #18
Honeycombe8 Sep 2018 #24
Raine Sep 2018 #25
hatrack Sep 2018 #10
shadowmayor Sep 2018 #11
UTUSN Sep 2018 #12
RockRaven Sep 2018 #13
Zambero Sep 2018 #26
Thrill Sep 2018 #14
ProudLib72 Sep 2018 #15
Cha Sep 2018 #22
3catwoman3 Sep 2018 #23
Dawson Leery Sep 2018 #27
Raven123 Sep 2018 #28
Solly Mack Sep 2018 #30
NCjack Sep 2018 #31
LibDemAlways Sep 2018 #32
pangaia Sep 2018 #33
shanny Sep 2018 #34
Turbineguy Sep 2018 #35
Neema Oct 2018 #36
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #37

Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 08:56 PM

1. I hope the Dems are listening.

The Republicans began to poison the waters during Newt Gingrich's time. His tactics led to where we are today.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:00 PM

4. They started that in Nixon's time

And it got worse with the"moral majority" in Reagan's time. Then there was Duck Cheney. And Dubya

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:27 PM

17. So the reaction to crappy behavior is to give it right back?

 

No, be the change you want to see.

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Response to mythology (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:30 PM

19. We've tried the high road

it hasn't worked.

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Response to mythology (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:34 PM

21. No one is smart enough to take the high ground to beat supreme evil.

No one. They have become a cultural phenomenon that won't stop until they face consequences that will deter others.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:01 PM

29. +1,000,000

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 08:57 PM

2. Spineless wussy

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:26 PM

16. So he would decide to keep his seat rather than do the right thing. Power hungry?

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:32 PM

20. He would do the wrong thing in order to retain power? To do more wrong.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:00 PM

3. Horrible

I guess reaching across the aisle doesn't exist in trump land

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:02 PM

5. I'm glad he said that.

I was starting to think he might have a reasonable bone in his body, somewhere. I'm cured, now.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:02 PM

6. Well, there ya go.

 

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:03 PM

7. So the whole elevator conversation wouldn't have changed him.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:06 PM

8. Flake: "Doin the right thing SUCKS !! "

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:09 PM

9. He's right. The pressure on them from the base AND the party AND the Senators is immense....

there will be hell to pay if they vote no. That's why I think they will vote yes. If they don't, they may not have a future in the Senate. If there's one thing that I've observed about people in power, it's that they do NOT give up that power willingly. Those senators will do what it takes to hang onto their positions, if they are planning to remain Senators.

If someone votes no, McConnell might very well kick them off committees, and the other Senators will ostracize them. This is what happened to Al Franken. He had to resign because the Senate is a group effort. A senator cannot function alone. He needs the others in his party to collaborate with, cosponsor and support bills, serve on committees. Once Schumer "suggested" Franken could not remain, Franken was essentially forced to resign.

That's how it might be with Murkowski and even Flake. I'm not so sure about Collins...she is so popular and has quite a bit of power in the party. But things could be difficult for her, too.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:28 PM

18. Lust for power wins over doing the right thing. What good is power? To do evil?

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:35 PM

24. I know. But history is full of this. People in power, even dying for it.

I wonder about all the people who insisted on claiming, or hanging onto, a royal crown, even to the point of execution, when they could leave and live in comfort with their wealth. Like King Henry VIII's first wife, Catharine, whom he wanted to divorce. She would not allow it, when she could have retired somewhere with a mansion, money, servants...he'd offered her that. Instead, she fought it, and ended up with a lot less (although she was provided for). Mary Queen of Scots kept plotting to become Queen of England, which she claimed as a birthright...when she was Queen of Scotland, with a castle, money, and all the rest. She ended up a prisoner for years, and finally beheaded. Go figure.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:37 PM

25. EXACTLY...

it's awful and I don't see anyone having the guts to do different and if they try they end up shunned and worse. Eventually they find themselves out on their ass so their effort was all in vain.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:09 PM

10. Ah, an honest coward . . .

Hooray.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:10 PM

11. Representatives

The job of a representative is to do what is right, regardless of what their constituency feels. Otherwise, just let the mob rule. If he doesn't have enough balls to lead when his neck is on the line - I have zero respect for him. What a friggin' worm.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:15 PM

12. Bwah HAH!1 Well, *that's* refreshing!1

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:21 PM

13. Which is a foreshadowing of Collins and Murkowski voting to confirm regardless of how sham-y

the investigation is.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:38 PM

26. 2020 is not that far off

In the event that they do vote to confirm the creep, those votes will not be soon forgotten. Any Democrats and a great many independents who voted for those two on the basis of their being "moderates" in the past will not be making the same mistake again.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:22 PM

14. Basically admits he's a coward

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:24 PM

15. Listen, these assholes who make up the base have been waiting for this a long time

They know the political struggle on Capitol Hill will eventually spill out into the streets, and that's why they have been calling for a civil war.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:35 PM

22. Flake is a craven idiot with no morals like trump and kavanaugh.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:35 PM

23. Situational ethics much?

What a phony.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:44 PM

27. If Larry Hogan were the Governor of South Carolina,

he would be 100% behind Kavanaugh.

Never trust a Republican.

Flake is a coward.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:51 PM

28. And now we know about The Conscience of a Conservative - no reason to read the book

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:06 PM

30. Shocker

Snort

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:16 PM

31. Pres. Obama spent 8 years trying to reach across the aisle.

There will be no deals until the GOP is crushed and powerless. Then, a period will come in which both sides will cooperate, until the GOP gets the strength to make another run at subjugating us.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:17 PM

32. Flake can forget any Presidential ambitions

after that comment. He might as well get a tattoo on his forehead reading "Craven Coward." What an asshole.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:19 PM

33. Piece of shit, he is.

And what he learned from the elevator was that.. "america is divided.'

Jesus on a stick, this guy is fucking stupid.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:59 PM

34. What a lame ass excuse from a lame ass person.

 

I am very principled but NO WAY would I do this if I were running for re-election (because I'm an effing COWARD) (i.e both sides do it and it's the Ds' fault). smdh

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 11:05 PM

35. Republican voters do

an acceptable imitation of a goose-step. So Flake would get primaried.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 12:20 AM

36. So Kavanaugh will be confirmed and this was a pointless exercise. Surprise surprise.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 02:25 AM

37. That he frames it as "reaching across the aisle" is more than a little disturbing.

We're talking about investigating a credible accusation of attempted rape. We're not talking about compromising on tax legislation.

Good grief.

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