A Kavanaugh post mortem

As I began to think about Kavanaugh’s confirmation, my first thoughts were along the lines of there was once a time we could agree on many things, but most importantly we could agree on the processes by which we sorted out our differences. But if even the process of working and living together are gone, what really is left?

Yet the process did work. But in working it further exposed the raw timber of a corrupt media and political class. The system tilts not just left, but crazy left. It is no longer a case where there is overlap between the two sides. On the right, there is common sense and a continuity with our own past. On the left, there is a mad socialism, the identity politics of victimisation, and via migration and other policies of that kind, a clear desire to throw overboard all that has made Western Civilisation what it is.

Donald Trump is either a turning point, or a last ditch effort to save our way of life before the deluge. I am pleased to see Kavanaugh confirmed, but it is only a minor skirmish amid much larger issues. The best recap of what has gone on is from Conrad BlacK: Trump the Indestructible. A headline writer’s view of what he said, and it was published by the #NeverTrump National Review.

If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed and the Republicans hold both houses of the Congress, it will be the greatest and swiftest ascension to comprehensive power in all branches of American government in history. A measurement of how the tide has shifted is the disappearance from public consciousness of the Mueller inquiry. The number of Trump-haters who are still clinging to that waterlogged life-vest is statistically trivial. It was just six weeks ago, when Michael Cohen’s plea bargain was announced and Paul Manafort was convicted (of offenses that occurred a decade before he knew the president), that Trump’s enemies ululated their triumph and proclaimed, in the words of one often-published Trump-hater, that “The fat lady is singing; it’s almost over.” She wasn’t and it isn’t. It has only just begun, and it will get better. Trump isn’t an aberrant interlude; he is a sea change. He has a mandate to clean up Washington and he plans to fulfill it.

Hope so. I nevertheless remain pessimistic for the long term. But there is Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, and there behind him is PDT, so hope does remain.

INSTAPUNDIT UPDATE: And I certainly agree with both.

OCTOBER 6, 2018

(1) THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO D.C.:

 
(2) NARRATOR VOICE: YES. YES THEY ARE. Stephen Colbert Writer Brags That “We Ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s Life.” Is CBS Proud of Ariel Dumas?

As Glenn has tweeted, “Trump’s greatest gift is getting various institutions to make clear in obvious ways that they’re as corrupt as he says they are.”

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87 Responses to A Kavanaugh post mortem

  1. Peter Campion

    I sent this to my regional daily paper this morning…

    The Editor

    Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the US Supreme Court will accelerate the exposure of the global warming scam.

    Justice Kavanaugh just got first-hand experience of the outright lies the Democrats use to achieve their political objectives.

    Justice Kavanaugh is a Constitutionalist who correctly follows black letter law as it is written and as it was intended to be applied.

    This is terrible news for the Democrats, who have subverted the Supreme Court to bypass Congress and rule from the Bench for fifty years now.

    The most economically-damaging and ideologically-driven Supreme Court-enforced regulation ever has been Obama’s “CO2 endangerment finding”.

    The falsehood that “CO2 is pollution” was generated by the UN. Activists at the US EPA fabricated “evidence” to support the lie. Activists on the Supreme Court enforced it.

    Congress got left right out. Justice Kavanaugh knows that is not permitted by the Constitution. Hence the Democrats desperation.

    MAGA, Justice Kavanaugh!

    (150 words)
    Peter Campion

  2. NB

    Democracy requires a huge leap of faith. So far, so good.

  3. Bill Thompson

    Outside Insiders – I think Julian Burnside was at the ABC studios this morning for a radio show but I’m grateful to him for being willing to stop & chat about some issues of concern to me – including the presumption of innocence – for anyone accused of a crime. Among other things, for years I’ve also been confused when human rights advocates oppose capital punishment for convicted heinous rapists & murderers but are OK with 70,000 lives being terminated every year by abortion…

    https://youtu.be/XURFH8OM2ao

  4. John Constantine

    http://yalejreg.com/nc/how-house-republicans-could-allow-president-trump-to-make-recess-appointments/

    Now we see that elevator screaming is the way to get things done, every senator that opposes Trump making recess appointments must be mercilessly hounded down and treated as their left treats their class enemies.

    Comrades.

  5. Tom

    The long-term future is pessimistic only if people outside the feral left don’t acknowledge that we’re in a war — a fight to the death — with people who won’t stop until they have destroyed our system of government and wealth creation, using every lie and deceit in Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

    If you want to keep our civilisation, you’re going to have to stare down everyone who thinks government is the solution for everything, that censoring people with political correctness is necessary to stop people saying what they think, that an economy strangled by regulation reducing our standard of living is better than encouraging entrepreneurs to create new businesses and industries without government interference.

    Having a quiet life without taking an interest in politics is no longer an option. That was a luxury for a different era when you could trust government to do its job without being hijacked and subverted by the communist left and its crony capitalist financiers.

  6. jupes

    A measurement of how the tide has shifted is the disappearance from public consciousness of the Mueller inquiry. The number of Trump-haters who are still clinging to that waterlogged life-vest is statistically trivial.

    M0nty LOL

  7. John Constantine

    Children of enemies of the State.

    “Work colonies were established for minors, and new laws were adapted that allowed for the execution of children under the age of 12. If children were young enough, and evinced enough they were sent to orphanages. If they were old enough, and behaved as supporters of Stalin should, they were sometimes allowed to stay at home without their now dead or incarcerated parents (Kuhr 217). However, life was by no means easy for many of them. 155,000 children were sent to work colonies over the next 4 years, with 10,000 being in the Gulag by 1939 (Gellately 242). Some children were bullied by adults at orphanages because they were children of “enemies of the state.”

    http://warandgenocideinchlit.weebly.com/stalins-reign-of-terror.html

    Imagine their enraged activist orcs, returning to their wymynsys activist positions in human resources and education and judiciary, fresh from the battle to kill Kav.

    What will they do to ‘children of enemies of the state’ that fall into their hands?.

    At three year old Kinder?.

    Comrades.

  8. Elle

    an examination of a dead body

  9. Elle

    Oops. That got sent before I finished it.

    Post Mortem

    It is like an examination of a dead body. What a mess.

  10. Elle

    So pleased Kavanaugh was successful in securing the spot.

    Clementine Ford is bathing in her own tears.

    And the Wallabies won!

    It’s been a good weekend.

  11. I really hope that all Leftist males (ore those that identify as males) follow the advice illustrated in this Democrat advertisement: https://twitter.com/KayaJones/status/1043663579625402368/photo/1.

    If all these beta males do as asked, I wonder if the Democrats will later ponder ‘what happened’.

  12. Steve
    If you are following Q, you will realise that this has been a sting orchestrated with military precision.
    Judge Kavanaugh conceded to be the bait, and the dumbocrats magnificently took the bait.
    This is the mentality of the entire democrat hierarchy, eloquently expressed by Pelosi.
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4674689/wrap-smear
    Now the entire cabal will suffer the proceeds of their foley as the FBI continues to investigate and pursue Chuck Grassley’s October 4 letter demanding that they produce the basis for the entire scam.
    Christine Ballsy Fraud will reap, rather than the crowdfund fortune, the book she was going to write, and the speaking tours she intended to deliver, as asset seizure. Diane Feinstein is staring (with tears in her eyes) at censure, being stripped of her seniority and possible forced retirement.
    George Soros and Tom Steyer will have to spend even more money on their next losing battle. And at some point, the situation in D.C. will turn against them far enough for asset seizure and possible imprisonment.
    The victory for liberty is immense.

  13. Ellen of Tasmania

    “With Kavanaugh’s ascension to the highest court in the land, liberals have raised concerns that a firmly conservative Supreme Court may roll back abortion rights, outlaw affirmative action, protect religious rights and limit federal regulatory power.”

    The above is from ZeroHedge.

    Look at what it says the liberals are concerned about. Unreal.

  14. Offset Corner

    >and via migration 

    This is the only issue that matters and how you spot a fake conservative from a real one. The left does not reproduce and they would be a powerless minority on the way to extinction were it not for immigration. Immigration is how they keep their numbers up. End immigration and end the left’s power

  15. Mark M

    Next up: Will Trump get a third supreme court pick?

    “Ginsburg retirement plans
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 85, is already the fourth-oldest supreme court justice of all time.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/ng-interactive/2018/jul/09/supreme-court-justice-trump-third-pick-possible

    She is also battling health issues.

    With 2 years to go, Trump will achieve this as well.

  16. Offset Corner

    >and via migration 

    This is the only issue that matters and how you spot a fake c onservative from a real one. The left does not r eproduce and they would be a p owerless m inority on the way to e xtinction were it not for imm igration. Imm igration is how they keep their numbers up. End imm igration and end the left’s power

  17. Offset Corner

    Why won’t my comment post

  18. sabena

    It’s now on to the midterms.The opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has already seen the polls tighten.If the Democrats accept the confirmation and turn their campaign to other matters they might still gain control of the lower house(the senate now looks a long shot).
    But it looks like that won’t happen.Instead they will carry on in a “We was robbed” sulk which is likely to damage their chances further,particularly if there are violent protests.

  19. bollux

    Sotomayor also has serious health problems. She could be gone first. What will the Left have in store for Amy Coney Barrett who is to the right of Kavanaugh. She’ll be next. Probably pulled legs off flies as a child.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    Is Clarence Thomas in rude health?

    Generally speaking African Americans don’t have great life longevity.

    Trump needs to be appointing ultra conservative 35 year old chicks with no congenital health issues in their family.

  21. JohnL

    “Ginsburg retirement plans
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 85, is already the fourth-oldest supreme court justice of all time.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/ng-interactive/2018/jul/09/supreme-court-justice-trump-third-pick-possible

    She is also battling health issues.

    Should read “mental health issues”. Dementia is the mental health issue.

  22. Tel

    The “Progressives” were happy to go along with the process just so long as they could find ways to make it work in their favour. They never made a real agreement, because essentially they are incapable of long term agreements, they simply change their mind on anything when it suits them and as explained by the Australian Union movement: if you don’t like the law… go and break it.

    Trump has gotten himself into the business of saying “No” to these people, and they aren’t used to being told no. They chuck a tantrum like a 3 year old would do.

  23. Jo Smyth

    The power of the internet and social media can’t be overlooked. 10/20 years ago Justice Kavanaugh would not have been successful because of the character assassination and sheer volume of smears being thrown by the thoroughly left wing media. The internet has now given the public the ability, worldwide, to listen to and dissect every bit of evidence and not be intimidated. Discrepancies can be looked at, witnesses can be interviewed in full view of the world and evidence can be sought out and followed up on. The left once held the balance because they controlled the media but they now no longer have that advantage. They are also up against a man in Pres. Trump who doesn’t give a sh..

  24. J.H.

    Donald Trump is the sort of President that the Founding Father’s envisioned fulfilling that position. The President was never meant to be solely a creature of any political party, they were supposed to be a popular figure chosen of the people, checked and balanced by the legislature and the Judiciary, who in turn were checked and balanced by the other two in their own turns.

    As the centuries progressed, the Presidential position increasingly became beholden to the main political parties exclusively and of course, the political and social elite, had the hubris to interpret the,”We, the People” part of the Declaration, as pertaining to them exclusively because they are supposedly the smartest people in the land….

    The contrasts between Obama or Bush with Trump are staggering…. It showed just how corrupted the system had become. This Kavanaugh/Dryfus Affair is a showcase of just how willing the Left is to corrupt, destroy and deceive to maintain their power and exert their will above all else… and if no one learns a lesson from what we have just witnessed, then there is no hope for them.

  25. a happy little debunker

    Listen, and understand!

    The Progressives are out there! They can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop… ever, until you are dead!

    (Kyle Reece 1984)

  26. …and if no one learns a lesson from what we have just witnessed, then there is no hope for them.

    Or us (well, our American kindred), if the Left get into absolute power.

  27. Dr Fred Lenin

    Hitler is a good example of how dishonest the socialists have always been ,socialists and the Truth are complete strangers always have been . Another similarity between Hitler and today’s socialists is the rich maggots financing them Hitler had Krupp and IG Farben and he paid them back with starving slave labour . Today’s fascists have schwartz ,the so called Hungarian who calls himself soros ,someone accused a critic of this evil bastard of “anti semitism “ , his father was a lawyer who renounced Judaism and somehow survived the war unlike his Jewish relations and countrymen ,it is rumoured he helped the Nazis find hidden Jewish wealth ,and lawyers are the ones who hide it for clients ,while his teenaged son ran errands for the Judenrat collaborators ,this maggot is a victim of anti semitism ? Like everything the left say lies lies lies .

  28. Brett

    The social contract is broken, and the merest semblance of civility is gone. It is hard to see where this ends, other than a spiral into a civil conflict.

  29. Jo Smyth

    A civil conflict can be avoided. It won’t be long now before the Dems and the Swampies sink to their despicable lowest point. All they have ever craved is money and power. I suspect Donald Trump has a file on every one of them and there are thousands of sealed indictments. They will be given the choice of going quietly or opting for a military trial and visit to the newly refurbished GITMO.

  30. H B Bear

    As I began to think about Kavanaugh’s confirmation, my first thoughts were along the lines of there was once a time we could agree on many things, but most importantly we could agree on the processes by which we sorted out our differences.

    No-one who watched the hearings could describe the process as having worked. When the institutions of a democracy are allowed to become so debased and exercised without good faith you are getting very close to anarchy. This has been happening for years. The Magic Negro was allowed to use the IRS for political purposes and seemingly the FBI as well without any sanction. If this happened in a tinpot African country the UN would be jumping up and down about it, yet in the US it passes virtually without comment.

    This is a small victory on a very slippery slope. The portents of it all are not good.

  31. Percy Popinjay

    Have those monstrous clueless autistic queens iampoofter and adrienne been able to be reached for comment?

    No, didn’t think so. They’re hopefully languishing hanged by a necktie in their nearest ladies’ conveniences.

    Idiots.

  32. Mid-terms next. What will happen?

    As with any tribal competition, those whose team is winning and winning bigly always turn out to the game. Those whose team is being beaten and beaten consistently tend not to go to the game.
    The left has been losing and losing big. It’s exhausting and demoralising. Many won’t turn out.
    The Bernie bros already hate the Democrats and many have made the switch to Trump.
    One of the latest polls shows Trump support among blacks……BLACKS… is at 34%
    Support among Hispanics is higher than that.

    Whatever the polls say, you can add another 7-8% for Trump. Their methodology hasn’t caught up to the Trump era as yet.
    The GOP will gain an extra 4-5 in the Senate and retain the house. Bank on it.

  33. .

    Start cranking out the indictments and subpoenas, Cocaine Mitch.

  34. Percy Popinjay

    It won’t be long now before the Dems and the Swampies sink to their despicable lowest point.

    Incorrect. Peak stupid is a very long way off. Unfortunately.

  35. Empire 5:5

    Why The Hope for Blue November will flop at the box office.

    Willing to destroy any part of government they cannot corrupt with partisanship, members of the self-declared resistance are tearing America apart because the election didn’t go their way. They have unleashed a whirlwind of fanatical hate, with violence now routinely threatened and sometimes carried out.

    https://nypost.com/2018/10/06/hillary-clinton-is-still-finding-ways-to-denigrate-democracy/

  36. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    Congratulations to Brett Kavanaugh and President Trump for standing firm and not being intimidated by the loony left and the Demonrats. I sincerely hope that the Senate in the US pursue Ms Ford over her role in this ghastly episode plus follow up on Senator Finestein’s obvious role in it as well. The loony left get away with far too much and it’s about time they faced the music so to speak.

  37. Empire 5:5

    The fake narrative that the Demonrats are the natural and true champions of the oppressed, the hungry and the unloved, is about to collapse in the US.

  38. Iampeter

    End immigration and end the left’s power

    Except ending immigration is a left wing position so good luck with that.

    You know the real way to spot conservatives? They’re the leftists who are so politically illiterate that they spend their time advancing leftism without even realizing it.

  39. Iampeter

    A Kavanaugh post mortem

    Stop being shit at politics?

    I mean it’s not hard. When a random newspaper publishes random crap, from random uncorroborated sources, that don’t matter anyway because who cares what someone does in high-school, don’t give it any airtime.

    This whole mess is a consequence of conservatives being hopeless.

  40. Infidel Tiger

    There has never been a poster here that understood less about politics than iampeter. This level of autism is outrageous but incredibly funny.

  41. Iampeter

    There has never been a poster here that understood less about politics than iampeter. This level of autism is outrageous but incredibly funny.

    That’s right Infidel Tiger! Supporting rights violating policies is totally not left wing.
    What are “right violating policies” you ask? Exactly.

    You’re just another grandpa, who knows less about the world than the daffiest millennial, tryin’ to be talkin’ the politics thing at the Cat.

    Herp derp.

  42. Rebel with cause

    It is hard to see where this ends, other than a spiral into a civil conflict

    LOL. Conflict with Western leftists would end as soon as public service core hours finished.

  43. Infidel Tiger

    You angry autists crack me up!

    God bless you my friend. Good luck with your [email protected] too. Just remember to give yourself a few rest periods.

  44. max

    As I began to think about Kavanaugh’s confirmation, my first thoughts were along the lines of there was once a time we could agree on many things, but most importantly we could agree on the processes by which we sorted out our differences.

    One of the small signs of this was the screaming from the gallery. It was demented, barely human. It came after Pence warned that interruptions would not be tolerated. How in hell did they get in and why weren’t they all cleared as a group expediently. You almost suspect that the security people allowed it to happen. It’s all just theatre, posturing, faux defiance because nothing serious will happen as a consequence but it is also an attack on the process and it should never have got as far as it did.

  45. Megan

    I have had to grade papers from struggling TAFE students that made very little sense in relation to the set topic but I have to say it is virtually impossible to detect any meaning in the rubbish typed out by this relatively recently appeared troll, iampeter. He makes my TAFE strugglers look brilliant.

    The hilarious thing is that he clearly thinks he is smarter than the entire world while lacking the abilty to construct a sentence that is gramatically understandable or an argument that is clear and cogent. Slinging insults left, right and centre is not a sign of advanced intelligence but the refuge of the chronically unimaginative.

    D minus.

  46. mareeS

    Steve, spouse and I are sailors, we trust our barometers as they are a forward indication of changes in the weather. We also have a bit of barometric intuition about politics from our years in media,,and we think the pendulum as swung, and the Left has lost the plot, now moving into violent hysteria.

  47. Tintarella di Luna

    what really is left?

    asks Steve, there it is – we have seen what is Left and it’s the abyss staring back.

  48. Tintarella di Luna

    Megan
    #2833941, posted on October 7, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks Megan A Plus summary, particularly with respect to grammar and cogency.

  49. Iampeter

    it is virtually impossible to detect any meaning in the rubbish typed out by this relatively recently appeared troll, iampeter.

    Then why are you on a political website? If you think what I’ve said is rubbish then you don’t know anything about politics.
    Another clue to your ignorance is the fact that you’re criticizing grammar instead of any “rubbish” I’ve said.
    You don’t know anything.

    The hilarious thing is that he clearly thinks he is smarter than the entire world

    No, just smarter than posters at the Cat. Which is a low bar, so I’m not bragging or anything.

    Slinging insults left, right and centre is not a sign of advanced intelligence but the refuge of the chronically unimaginative.

    Then why did you join this thread, discussing a political topic, on a political blog and only hurl insults?

  50. Iampeter

    You angry autists crack me up!

    You and your friends are the angry autists LOL.
    You literally joined a thread to just hurl insults.
    It doesn’t get angrier than that.
    One might call you a triggered snowflake.

  51. md

    A measurement of how the tide has shifted is the disappearance from public consciousness of the Mueller inquiry.

    Never underestimate the Left and never assume that the principled and reasoned approach to politics taken by conservatives also applies to the Left. They won’t let it go.

  52. Rae

    Kavanaugh will be impeached as soon as the Democrats have a majority in the Congress. And they will remove him from office as soon as they regain control of the Senate.

  53. Old School Conservative

    Elle
    #2833560, posted on October 7, 2018 at 11:27 am
    And the Wallabies won!

    With a huge comeback at altitude – not often achieved.
    Now to beat the All Blacks in Japan.

  54. Old School Conservative

    Megan
    #2833941, posted on October 7, 2018 at 9:23 pm
    He makes my TAFE strugglers look brilliant.
    D minus.

    Megan, you must be referring to the old days of TAFE teachers actually grading students with a system that identified their level of achievement.
    I’m sure today you would be forced to give iampeter a number of chances to improve with a “Not Yet Competent” grading.

  55. areff

    Worth noting, “peter” is a US term for prick.

    Truth in advertising, Iampeter

  56. candy

    I can’t see Christine Ford, as a middle aged, highly educated professor with children, was an innocent party. She knew she was making stuff up and was callus to the suffering of Kavanaugh’s wife and children.
    No-one forced her to testify or do anything. It was possibly a prank writing the letter and gone very very wrong.
    She was a hard partying type and promiscuous by all accounts as a young adult so possibly something distressing happened then as a young woman in vulnerable situations, but that’s nothing to do with Brett Kavanagh or the Republican Party.

  57. The lesson to take from this is that the left will destroy any institution that they lose control of.

    Now extrapolate that out to the country.

    If they don’t control it they will destroy it.

    Anyone who has observed the left want to tell me I’m wrong?

    War is coming.

  58. Sunni Bakchat

    There is nothing new in the tactics used against Kavanaugh both within the US and without. What has changed is the momentum. The tactics are now widespread and understood by even the lowliest eco-warrior, university marxist and suburban lefty.

    The momentum attained was derived not from high ideas, but from a downhill moral acceleration. These people have cast off the moral shackles to speed their momentum. Such abandonment of principle has short term benefit but long term disbenefit. Much like a 2000 metre runner who sprints away from the pack before tiring to finish last.

    With such momentum it is difficult for the movement to change direction quickly or even put the brakes on after its zenith is reached. It is a runaway train impelled to self-destruction by its flawed engine.

    Judging by the Republicans eventual steely response, they started taking advice from the some of the cultural theorists in their midst. Afterall, not all graduates of Cultural Studies degrees are lefties. Some of are and always have been of the right. Some were even summa cum laude graduates.

    The way to beat the left is to have enough conviction to defeat their tactics and to follow through on this conviction to the last. “If you don’t where you’re going any road will take you there” – Twain.

    The bigger question of where the current leftist mindset came from is perhaps most important. For what we’re seeing at the moment is the epitome of a toxic entitlement mentality. Not only an entitlement mentality, but also an expectation of rights without commensurate responsibility. A moral recklessness that originated with the liberal consensus of the 70’s that has reached its final act. Where its adherents are so naive, they are entirely unaware of the precariousness of their position.

    Nothing will destroy the blueprint of the Democrat playbook faster than utter defeat at the polls. It was Toynbee who said “the winner always writes history”. A big chapter was written in this past week.

  59. mh

    Michelle Obama:

    When they go low, we go high

    You would have to be high to believe that.

  60. Roger

    Ford has now said, through her lawyer, that she is not interested in impeachment proceedings should the Democrats win the House and she has no objection to Kavanaugh serving on the Supreme Court.

    She just wanted to “tell her story”.

    Quite.

  61. .

    She just wanted to “tell her story”.

    Thankfully, Cocaine Mitch has it all made under oath.

  62. candy

    She just wanted to “tell her story”.

    If the decision had gone the other way, she would have been around the world taking credit, a heroine new feminist character making millions, a pal of Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton. Famous.

    It did not go that way so it was just “tell her story” and nothing more. as if.

  63. Roger

    One way or another, we haven’t seen the last of Dr. Ford, however much she may wish to return to anonymity.

  64. Rae

    Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say their client is not interested in murmurings

    Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say their client is not interested in murmurings that Democrats may seek to impeach Judge Brett Kavanaugh if they reclaim the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections.

    “Professor Ford has not asked for anything of the sort,” attorney Debra Katz said to CNN. “What she did was to come forward and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and agree to cooperate with any investigation by the FBI and that’s what she sought to do here.”

    Ford, the 51-year-old research psychologist and professor who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in the 1980s, believes she “did the right thing” in coming foward, according to her attorneys.

    What Ford is now not interested in or has not asked for is irrelevant. There has been a lot of smoke around Kavanaugh and the Democrats, once they have control of the Congress, will push for a more thorough investigation of the various allegations about his conduct and fitness for office. Fords allegations may well be only a minor part of it.

  65. .

    There has been a lot of smoke around Kavanaugh and the Democrats, once they have control of the Congress, will push for a more thorough investigation of the various allegations about his conduct and fitness for office.

    Not even Don Lemon would read this off an autocue.

  66. Rae

    Worth noting, “peter” is a US term for prick.

    Truth in advertising, Iampeter

    Worth noting, “peter” has been in common use forever in Australia as a term for a boy’s dick. In the US “prick” is used for “prick”, except when ladies in polite company refer to that bit of a boy’s anatomay as “pee-pee”.

    Truth advertising? Maybe Kevin Rudd can help with “areff”.

  67. candy

    There has been a lot of smoke around Kavanaugh and the Democrats, once they have control of the Congress, will push for a more thorough investigation of the various allegations about his conduct and fitness for office.

    Rae, has anyone heard of Brett Kavanaugh up until a month ago? Allegations of rape, assaults and corruption swirling around America for years? Nothing until a month ago when Christine Ford put his name in a letter with no evidence, not a date, time or even a year.

  68. Tim Neilson

    There has been a lot of smoke around Kavanaugh and the Democrats, once they have control of the Congress, will push for a more thorough investigation of the various allegations about his conduct and fitness for office.

    Only if they are truly batshit crazy.

    I understand that the FBI has investigated Kavanaugh four times for various government roles, again when he was nominated for the Circuit Court, again before he was nominated for the Supreme Court and then in the closing scenes of this circus for a seventh time (though perfunctorily, given the time frame, I expect) .

    I’m not sure what capital the Dems would expect to get from flogging this dead horse.

  69. Rae

    Dems Latest Scheme: ‘Balance’ Supreme Court by Adding Two Liberal Judges

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/07/dems-latest-scheme-balance-supreme-court-by-adding-two-liberal-judges/

    Breitbart?? Loud laughter. Very loud laughter. Lots of opining in that article, by lots of people. But no actual Democrat Congresspersons or Senators, or seemingly anyone else who might actually be a Democrat. Avenatti does get a mention.

  70. .

    Sure, Rae, Breitbart has never gotten anything right that the MSM has intentionally missed.

    You’re certainly showing us how flexible one needs to be in “maverick bipartisanship”.

  71. mh

    Rae, you are not well.

    Give blogging a break, like monty has.

  72. mh

    The great thing about Trump is that his winning is relentless.

    Roll on November.

  73. Empire 5:5

    Rae
    #2834131, posted on October 8, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Kavanaugh will be impeached as soon as the Democrats have a majority in the Congress. And they will remove him from office as soon as they regain control of the Senate.

    No they won’t.

    A Senate conviction requires a 2/3 super majority. The theoretical path to that # of seats for the DNC would take several cycles, even if it could be achieved.

    Troll harder.

  74. Empire 5:5

    You would have to be high to believe that.

    Maybe she was misquoted, maybe it really was:

    We they go low we get high

  75. Rae

    Rae #2834131, posted on October 8, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Kavanaugh will be impeached as soon as the Democrats have a majority in the Congress. And they will remove him from office as soon as they regain control of the Senate.

    No they won’t.

    A Senate conviction requires a 2/3 super majority. The theoretical path to that # of seats for the DNC would take several cycles, even if it could be achieved.

    Troll harder.

    Dumbest comment of the day. You are assuming that in the face of evidence produced from a proper investigation all Senators will vote the Party line. I think that is a foolhardy assumption. But then … it was you that made it.

  76. JC

    Gools

    See my earlier comment.

  77. Empire 5:5

    You are assuming that in the face of evidence produced from a proper investigation all Senators will vote the Party line. I think that is a foolhardy assumption. But then … it was you that made it.

    You are assuming that there is veracity to the claims made against him.

    But then…that’s the kind of guy you are.

  78. Rae

    You are assuming that in the face of evidence produced from a proper investigation all Senators will vote the Party line. I think that is a foolhardy assumption. But then … it was you that made it.

    You are assuming that there is veracity to the claims made against him.

    But then…that’s the kind of guy you are.

    Even dumber than your first effort.

  79. Empire 5:5

    Rae
    #2834682, posted on October 8, 2018 at 8:31 pm
    dumber

    and

    Rae
    #2834535, posted on October 8, 2018 at 6:21 pm
    Rae #2834131, posted on October 8, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Dumbest

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