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Mother Jones has discovered who paid off Kavanaugh's debts... (Original Post) Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 OP
Bushies always get theirs. czarjak Sep 2021 #1
well, he is just a grown up frat boy. harumph Sep 2021 #2
Boofer! Another Republican family values role model Champp Sep 2021 #9
That's the look of a spoiled child. canuckledragger Sep 2021 #27
Now was it the radical left or the far left that stephanie is straw manning? mikeysnot Sep 2021 #3
Well that is anticlimactic.... cinematicdiversions Sep 2021 #4
This headline is incorrect. Mike Niendorff Sep 2021 #5
Thank you, Mike. The headline is VERY misleading Champp Sep 2021 #10
Thanks for digging a little deeper. lagomorph777 Sep 2021 #14
What a garbage article. Thanks for posting. n/t Calista241 Sep 2021 #15
If true, that makes him the rich boy version of the 30 year old unemployed guy living in his Scrivener7 Sep 2021 #6
Oh he's right out of an eighties John Hughes teen flick Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #11
So where'd his parents get the cash? Kid Berwyn Sep 2021 #7
+1 uponit7771 Sep 2021 #8
The dismissive tone of this article bothers me Mad_Machine76 Sep 2021 #12
lol on the "not owned by the Kochs," but an original member of the Federalist Society. ShazamIam Sep 2021 #13
Did we ever find out how he happened to have so much debt in the first place? I've forgotten. Vinca Sep 2021 #16
From the article Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #18
not surprising. many of the SCOTUS grew up privileged. have no idea how real folks live Demovictory9 Sep 2021 #17
Money laundering BradAllison Sep 2021 #19
*cough*bullshit*cough* Nevilledog Sep 2021 #20
Never trust a right wing rag like...checks notes... Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #21
That doesn't make their reporting bullet proof. Nevilledog Sep 2021 #22
And calling bullshit because the reporting gives you a sad Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #23
It was a pleasure posting to your thread. Nevilledog Sep 2021 #26
Odd you're the only one making that particular argument. LanternWaste Sep 2021 #25
I didn't make an argument at all Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #28
Wonder what else they paid for Retrograde Sep 2021 #24
If I was still subscribing to MJ I would have cancelled mikeysnot Oct 2021 #29

harumph

(1,822 posts)
2. well, he is just a grown up frat boy.
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:43 AM
Sep 2021

IOW, while I desired something more sinister, I'll settle for him being a pudgy - I like beer - momma's boy
who needed his irresponsible ass bailed out.

mikeysnot

(4,753 posts)
3. Now was it the radical left or the far left that stephanie is straw manning?
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:53 AM
Sep 2021

Horrible written argument for MJ. It was his partisan hackers and perjury on his confirmation hearings. And then that was the non investigation investigation by the fbi.

Mike Niendorff

(3,441 posts)
5. This headline is incorrect.
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:57 AM
Sep 2021

The author does not claim to have "discovered" anything.

The piece's argument is merely conjecture and speculation, and simply refers back to a previous piece the same author wrote in 2018 claiming that it "seems very likely the explanation is a simple one: He gets money from his family."

Again, that's not evidence.

This article simply repeats and references the author's own previously published speculation.


MDN



Scrivener7

(50,261 posts)
6. If true, that makes him the rich boy version of the 30 year old unemployed guy living in his
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:12 AM
Sep 2021

mother's basement eating cheetos and spouting ultra conservative politics.

Only his daddy bought him a Supreme Court chair to do it from.

Loki Liesmith

(4,602 posts)
11. Oh he's right out of an eighties John Hughes teen flick
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:47 AM
Sep 2021

Richie jerk gets in trouble. Parents bail him out.

Kid Berwyn

(14,260 posts)
7. So where'd his parents get the cash?
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:15 AM
Sep 2021

Are they wealthy? A loan? A gift from a friend? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, necessarily.

From MoJo:

As I explained back in 2018, gifts from family don’t have to be reported on federal judicial disclosure forms, and Kavanaugh’s family had deep pockets. He’s the only child of a “swamp creature,” Ed Kavanaugh, a longtime lobbyist for the cosmetics industry who spent his career schmoozing with Beltway insiders to fend off health and safety regulations and dueling with activists who wanted to ban cosmetic testing on animals. When the elder Kavanaugh retired in 2005, his compensation package that year from the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association totaled $13 million, according to the nonprofit group’s IRS filing.

Mad_Machine76

(24,296 posts)
12. The dismissive tone of this article bothers me
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 08:28 AM
Sep 2021

It seems to equate with any legitimate questions or skepticism or desire for further investigation with Glenn Beck/Alex Jones-like conspiracy fearmongering on the left.

Vinca

(50,059 posts)
16. Did we ever find out how he happened to have so much debt in the first place? I've forgotten.
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 11:53 AM
Sep 2021

He looks like the kind of shifty weasel who might gamble on the side.

Loki Liesmith

(4,602 posts)
18. From the article
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 02:19 PM
Sep 2021
As it turned out, there were rather simple answers to most of those questions. Kavanaugh explained to the Senate Judiciary Committee that much of his credit card debt stemmed from either work on his fixer-upper mansion or buying Nats season and playoff tickets for himself and a handful of dudes who’d been going to the games together for years.
 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
25. Odd you're the only one making that particular argument.
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 05:11 PM
Sep 2021

But I get it... when rational thought fails, reach for the reductio ad absurdum for a pretense of cleverness.

(reductio ad absurdum-- check notes, mkay?)

Loki Liesmith

(4,602 posts)
28. I didn't make an argument at all
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:37 PM
Sep 2021

I simply mocked an ignorant take.

I’m fortunate, though, that I get to do it twice in one thread.

Retrograde

(10,000 posts)
24. Wonder what else they paid for
Tue Sep 28, 2021, 05:09 PM
Sep 2021

maybe making some drunk driving tickets disappear, paying young women to keep quiet about assaults - I don't believe Blasey Ford was the only one he tried to force himself on.

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