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I am not the same person I was at 17 yrs old -Don't judge me for what I did when I was a teenager

I've heard this argument so many times this week - even from well meaning democrats-
Yes, I did some crazy things at that age - I was an immature little punk myself. Ran with a tough crowd. The difference is, I own it I've learned from my mistakes and growing pains. I am not still lying about it and pretending it never happened. I don't want to be judged today for the things that I did all those years ago.

However, if someone from my past brought up something that I did and I lied about it and said it never happened, then I should be judged for it. I can't pretend to be this changed person if I am lying about the awful things that I did even if I am no longer doing them.

Point is, no matter how changed you claim to be today, if you are lying about your past, when confronted and not owning what you did. Then you can't claim to be a changed person.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Sep 19, 2018, 08:22 PM (5 replies)

Kavanaugh's accuser should unfortunately expect the Anita Hill treatment from Republicans


Kanaugh's accuser should unfortunately expect the Anita Hill treatment from Republicans
I wrongly helped orchestrate the character assassination of Clarence Thomas' accusers. This is how it all worked.

Watching the news of allegations by Christine Blasey Ford of attempted rape against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh play out on cable television, millions of Americans probably feel like they've seen this movie before — but few feel that way more than me.

It was 27 years ago that law professor Anita Hill came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. What unfolded during the Thomas confirmation was ugly and, after a brutal attack on Hill's motives and credibility by the Republicans, Thomas was confirmed by the Senate on a narrow 52-48 vote.

Based on my own role inside the Republican attack machine at that time, I can predict that similarly hard-knuckled tactics will be used against Ford, even though the times have thankfully changed. The stakes for the organized right are just as high now as they were then: Like Thomas, Kavanaugh is a cause célèbre for the conservative movement as they seek to cement a majority on the Supreme Court for a generation.

They will defend him at any cost.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Sep 18, 2018, 09:05 PM (4 replies)

David Brock on Chris Hayes

Anyone watching?

He's expressed remorse on how he helped the republicans go after Anita Hill. But again going back to why Dems can't play nice.. Republicans DO NOT PLAY NICE OR FAIR!!! yes I am shouting.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:46 PM (9 replies)
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