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    Re: Brett Kavanaugh

    Well, a couple of the republicans voiced their concerns, Sen Jeff Flake, Arizona senator, caused the "FBI investigation" by agreeing to advance The judge to the Senate Floor only if the committee would ask for the investigation.
    Susan Collins of Maine stared out with concerns, but caved fairly quickly.
    Both of these seemed to focus only on the accusations from Dr Ford, and ignored pretty much every other concern brought up, including the rather embarrassing behavior of the judge during his "testimony" before the Senate committee.

    In the vote, today, both Senators caved to their party, abandoning any hope of getting real answers to the many questions surrounding the candidate.
    So, at least for now, the Republicans have a tight grip on all three branches of government, and we are in for quite a ride until at least January.

    My imagination runs wild, and I picture scenes like the sacking of the Palace from Warren Beatty's "Reds"
    That image has been in my mind ever since the pics released by the White House in February of The Donald posing in the Oval Office with Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and friends.

    Hang on Folks, It's gonna be a bumpy ride.
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    That bumpy ride might just be right up Flakes A$$.

    Watch Flake run for President - we won't forget he caved..

    When Flake asked for the F.B.I. week investigation - he made his statement with a RED FACE - almost looked like he had a rash.. If you can find it anywhere - look. Seriously Flake is a idiot. - he folded - when he was captured in that elevator confrontation - after the elevator episode - he entered this F.B.I. investigation with a rash it was so against his real feelings.
    There was also a episode here in AZ where Flakes son & others were watching a dog kennel for a few days - the dogs died. Flake son walked and others were prosecuted.

    I'm sure you may have noticed - I Don't Like FLAKE - I won't forget when he throws his hat in for Pres.. wimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy Warnick View Post
    Lars
    That bumpy ride might just be right up Flakes A$$.

    Watch Flake run for President - we won't forget he caved..

    When Flake asked for the F.B.I. week investigation - he made his statement with a RED FACE - almost looked like he had a rash.. If you can find it anywhere - look. Seriously Flake is a idiot. - he folded - when he was captured in that elevator confrontation - after the elevator episode - he entered this F.B.I. investigation with a rash it was so against his real feelings.
    There was also a episode here in AZ where Flakes son & others were watching a dog kennel for a few days - the dogs died. Flake son walked and others were prosecuted.

    I'm sure you may have noticed - I Don't Like FLAKE - I won't forget when he throws his hat in for Pres.. wimp

    Patsy
    Surely, he won't have the nerve to show his face in 2020.
    I watched that BS he pulled in the hearing. I knew that he was going to fold already. What a spineless wimp.
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    Although Kavanaugh is now a SC Justice there's no hiding the arrogance and pretense with which he will serve.

    What I mean by that is Kavanaugh was so upset that his good name had been damaged that he became angry and partisan, however, now that he's been confirmed under the worst conditions a member can be, and his name never did get cleared by that sham of an investigation, Brett is now all smiles. He no longer gives a damn what his reputation is now that he's achieved his goal. Very American of him.

    That is as glaring an example of Kavanaugh's pretentious displays as there can be.

    C'est la vie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    Although Kavanaugh is now a SC Justice there's no hiding the arrogance and pretense with which he will serve.

    What I mean by that is Kavanaugh was so upset that his good name had been damaged that he became angry and partisan, however, now that he's been confirmed under the worst conditions a member can be, and his name never did get cleared by that sham of an investigation, Brett is now all smiles. He no longer gives a damn what his reputation is now that he's achieved his goal. Very American of him.

    That is as glaring an example of Kavanaugh's pretentious displays as there can be.

    C'est la vie!
    There is actually some serious talk about the ABA (American Bar Association) investigating him for his behavior, and for his comments, under Oath, to the Senate Committee.

    What would happen to his spot on the bench if the ABA disbarred his sorry a$$.
    That could prove interesting.
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    My understanding is that the national ABA possesses less authority than state ABAs do.

    Alan Dershowitz wrote an op-ed concerning the idea of holding Kavanaugh responsible post-confirmation. For anyone who would care to read it.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/alan...ge-inquisition
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    Re: Brett Kavanaugh

    A good piece. I have to agree.
    The Democrats are no better than the GOP when it comes to partisanship.
    I think that the only thing that will save this country and our Democracy is to get a third party, or a significant number of non-aligned (independent) representatives and Senators into the mix.
    The Dems need to focus on what they did wrong in the last decade to create the madhouse we have today. Their arrogance and bullying helped to create the Monster that is Trump.

    As for Kavanaugh and his accusers, unless some very specific, and verifiable accusations come up, it would be completely pointless to pursue his questionable behavior in school days from a legal perspective. It's time to move on.

    I just hope and pray that the rest of the justices on the Bench have a few more years left in them.
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    Bill Maher says some really dumb stuff IMO, but one point that he often makes is that what Republicans have over Democrats is their tribal-like unity, and I personally agree with him on that.

    Democrats are less unified in their political philosophically as a group than are Republicans. I think that has much to do with the conditioning of sports on the psyche. Sports serves to unify for unity's sake. Many Democrats lack this type of conditioning and so lack cohesiveness in their politics.

    There is an exception to this, and that is what is often referred to as the far left, i.e. animal rights groups and environmentalists. These liberal groups have a shared basis of concern that bonds them.

    If Democrats are to ever to play like Republican, they'll need to embrace a fundamental core value other than money, which is all they seem to care about.

    Jobs is a great issue, but not in a vacuum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    Bill Maher says some really dumb stuff IMO, but one point that he often makes is that what Republicans have over Democrats is their tribal-like unity, and I personally agree with him on that.

    Democrats are less unified in their political philosophically as a group than are Republicans. I think that has much to do with the conditioning of sports on the psyche. Sports serves to unify for unity's sake. Many Democrats lack this type of conditioning and so lack cohesiveness in their politics.

    There is an exception to this, and that is what is often referred to as the far left, i.e. animal rights groups and environmentalists. These liberal groups have a shared basis of concern that bonds them.

    If Democrats are to ever to play like Republican, they'll need to embrace a fundamental core value other than money, which is all they seem to care about.

    Jobs is a great issue, but not in a vacuum.
    I cannot say that I see that "party unity" you refer to. Having been a Republican for years, I think what is happening is that most of the reasonable GOP members have seen the Zombie apocalypse taking over the party, and bailed. Many of us are now unaffiliated. This unity that you refer to is more of a shift in the membership as the lunatics take over the farm, and those with any measure of sanity abandon their posts and run for their lives.

    The Democrats were at their best when they had a true purpose - Like ending segregation. Though we saw a similar migration there in the South when the "Status Quo Southern Dems" abandoned the party in the late 60s
    They eventually found a home in the Republican party. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" sort of thing, which now may bring a new conservative mindset to the old line Democratic party. That could be an improvement.
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