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Senate confirms Kavanaugh for Supreme Court by vote of 50-48

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There will be nothing but the rubble of a once proud country left in another 2 years.

Care to be more dramatic and ridiculous? I think you can do better.

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The last untouched bastion of US democracy is now besmirched, having been first held hostage by McConnel for 10 months so that Gorsuch could be seated, and now tarred with Justice Solo cup's drunken, sexually predator backstory. If Trump got elected on a platform of destroying everything once good about America, he's succeeded beyond his dreams. There will be nothing but the rubble of a once proud country left in another 2 years.

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There were plenty of honorable conservatives they could have chosen from. Kava is a disgrace and an embarrassment.

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Blimey, I don't visit the site for a few days and suddenly there are a ton of 'right'eous posters that seem to have appeared out of nowhere. Will make things around here a bit more interesting in future now the voting seems to be on an equal footing between the loopy left and the idiotic right.

Fighto!!!

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If I were like Trump, I would mention how he cried like a little girl at the hearings. Luckily I would never stoop to this level...

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McConnel is wrong. See what happens at ballot box. Voters know birds of the same feather only flock together. Voters are always more wise than politicians. politicians are poloticians! Mr Trump drama is clear it seems Kavanaughs might have helped as tax administrators of his father jointly misused by underestimating his realestate, real estate magnates every where cheat, so our friend Trumps who cheated the New York state tax revenue, Trumps seem to have cheated 50 % of tax revenue then that means Trumps are most unworthy persons to call themselves as citizens of New York so too, of the US. But how fitting Trump to be as president of US is anybody's guess!

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Uncovered emails, smashed HDs, text messages from her and a treasure goldmine from Podesta... Yeah, there’s a lot of tangible evidence.

all hearsay no proof thatll stick in court, Trump should get the corrupt FBI to do a 1 week investigation with the report not to be released to anybody, that should shut the conspiracy theorist up. You know innocent until proven guilty and all.

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Uncovered emails, smashed HDs, text messages from her and a treasure goldmine from Podesta... Yeah, there’s a lot of tangible evidence.

Of what?

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say what!?, nobody screeches "lock her up" without any proof ,

Uncovered emails, smashed HDs, text messages from her and a treasure goldmine from Podesta... Yeah, there’s a lot of tangible evidence.

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Unless you embrace the idea of guilty until proven innocent which is very clearly the idea the Democrats now embrace. A fundamental tenet of justice overturned by Democrats. Disgusting and disgraceful

say what!?, nobody screeches "lock her up" without any proof , more than the orange orangutan and the Trumpanzees

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Russia, China, Iran, and the treasonous Trump are all working together to take down the USA from within. No invasion needed.

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What candidate would the Democrats have supported that the Republicans would even consider putting forward? Even a female conservative would have struggled.

Umm, Merrick Garland? He's easily one of the most neutral judges to ever be nominated to be on the SCOTUS.

The exact accusations would have denied him a job at McDonalds.

It shouldn't. Unless you embrace the idea of guilty until proven innocent which is very clearly the idea the Democrats now embrace. A fundamental tenet of justice overturned by Democrats. Disgusting and disgraceful. Really have no business being in office in a free society if that is the attitude you adopt.

The whole "unless you embrace the idea of guilty until proven innocent" is such a horrible argument to make. Innocent until proven guilty only applies to criminal and civil cases, last time I checked, this was a job interview.

Well, an accused attempted rapist getting a job on the highest court in the country doesn't exactly send a strong rebuking message toward rapists.

Again. You are presuming guilt. How does presuming the guilt of what could be an innocent man and then ruining their job prospects achieve anything positive? If this is the position Democrats adopt, they should be absolutely smashed with it in coming election campaigns. I certainly hope Republicans target the Democrats on their willingness to overturn what is a fundamental aspect of law and justice in the U.S and elsewhere.

We can presume guilt as much as we want. What's going to happen? Are we going to get sued? Good luck, it's nearly impossible to get past a motion to dismiss on any defamation case that involves a public figure. This is no different then us presuming you're a Nazi. If I was interviewing you and heard you were a Nazi, I for sure would look into the allegations more before hiring you. Doesn't matter if they are true or not, you shouldn't push through a vote when there's such serious allegations hanging out in the open for the public.

He is a political appointee - nothing more. His legal knowledge is secondary - his job is to vote for conservative causes.

Not according to his own statements. His job is to uphold the constitution. That's his job according to him.

He may have said he will uphold the constitution with his oath, however, his past statements say otherwise. He has taken the stance to completely ignore jurisprudence of the Court–that should be deeply disturbing to all Americans.

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A self-confessed "100 kegs" DRUNKARD has become a US Supreme Court judge??

If you go by that, with the exception of Trump a large portion of these politicians could never serve.

How typically American.

No, because unlike Europe, we don’t take long siestas and drink during lunch.

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A self-confessed "100 kegs" DRUNKARD has become a US Supreme Court judge??

How typically American.

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You're hopeful.After the 2016 election , women's credibility in voting is nil. About as trustworthy as their driving lol. jokes aside being a misogynistic pr@@k is when men underestimate women, yes theyre the weaker sex but when it comes to voting there punch is just as hard as the next man. Irritate and disrespect them long enough and theyll bite back hard. The joke about women being bad drivers is debatable but studies in the UK and EU show women have fewer accidents per capita than men, so it fair to say its a FAKE JOKE. lol

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Wait till Trump nominates Amy Barrett when Ginsburg's last brain cell goes, they're going to freak out.

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The only thing more disgusting than Kavanaugh's appointment despite his deep, disqualifying weaknesses

Showing he’s human?

is the way his fan club has been crowing about it without being able to think of even a single reason why he should have been rushed through his hearings and investigation as he was.

Probably for the opposite reason of Democrats trying to delay, delay, delay and destroy this man.

No one can say even a single concrete thing he brings to the Supreme Court other than partisan ideology,

And you think that for the last 50 years having a liberal activist leaning Court was ok? If you were, millions of us weren’t. I think fair is fair and over the last 50 years liberals enjoyed having the courts that so often ruled on issues that have rubbed many of us the wrong way, now for the next 20-40 the left can wear the other shoe.

which is not what SCOTUS is meant for. His fans just like him because he upsets their critics. 

No, we like him because he’s a constitutionalist and he is equal to Garland in his rulings with the exception that he’s more conservative, so that should quiet a bunch on the left that still have heartburn about him not being chosen.

Kavanaugh's appointment is a middle finger from the Republicans and their corrupt special interests to America, fed by people who want to divide the country.

The left did that by trying to derail this nomination and by using the courts to pass their faulty legislation that they virtually otherwise could never get through Congress. The middle finger now will be Kavanaugh who will no doubt have the last laugh as now the tie breaker on the courts. The left went too far this time, they totally destroyed this man, ruined his family and now that he’s confirmed, the left has no chance of reversing this, that is, if they respect the rule of law and the constitution. The Democrats thought they were so smart and this latest scheme like so many before, totally blew up in their face and now they have teed off conservative across the country, even the Republicans that weren’t on the Trump bandwagon, they are united and the gap between the two parties is closing and getting tighter depends on the polls, but between 2-5, that’s very bad for Democrats because you just might see a red wave coming towards the left.

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"No one can say even a single concrete thing he brings to the Supreme Court other than partisan ideology"

Will this do? 

https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/400639-brett-kavanaugh-has-all-the-right-qualifications-for-supreme-court

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you hear that faint scream becoming louder, thats the womans vote surging in anger. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. especially when women outnumber men. Im predicting that sea of red wont be a surge of Republican votes but their slaughter by the womans vote.

You're hopeful.After the 2016 election,women's credibility in voting is nil. About as trustworthy as their driving lol.

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Collins and Flake like to grandstand and pretend they care,but when the rubber meets the road,they fall into party line.They are not principled like John McCain was or will ever be. Phony wannabes.

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The only thing more disgusting than Kavanaugh's appointment despite his deep, disqualifying weaknesses is the way his fan club has been crowing about it without being able to think of even a single reason why he should have been rushed through his hearings and investigation as he was. No one can say even a single concrete thing he brings to the Supreme Court other than partisan ideology, which is not what SCOTUS is meant for. His fans just like him because he upsets their critics.

Kavanaugh's appointment is a middle finger from the Republicans and their corrupt special interests to America, fed by people who want to divide the country.

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and now calling sexual assault survivors “elevator screamers”,

We don’t even know this woman! What’s me about the left is that ANY that says, she was abused, well, then under No circumstances can you doubt her, she is without questionioned to be believed. Sorry, I call BS on that and as I said again, the left always do this, they will select the people they want to believe, now if you’re a conservative, you are not to be believed or if the woman makes a complaint against a liberal, we have to give it a pass. Utter nonsense!

making fun of victims like he did handicapped people to the point where the White House literally edits official transcripts, but nah... never stopped to any low levels at lvl, you guys!

You guys make fun of the President, Bush was nonstop! Sorry, if you are in the public eye, left or right, woman or man, conservative or liberal etc, it's all fair, but recently, the left decided to include children as well and I’m assuming it will get worse, because they will drop the bar as low as they can.

And you defend it, as a supposed media person, KNOWING they have to rewrite what trump says it’s so bad. Well done, bass

Depends on what it is, no different than you guys, just flip the elephant to the donkey.

Im predicting that sea of red wont be a surge of Republican votes but their slaughter by the womans vote.

That goes both ways.

https://www.msn.com/ja-jp/news/national/new-poll-gop-enthusiasm-for-midterms-up/vi-BBNTTlA

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"Kavanaugh is the last person who should be on the Supreme Court."

Why? Because three people made unsubstantiated claims he misbehaved when he was a teenager?

" If more claims come out about him, and they probably will"

Oh, no doubt, they'll never stop trying to smear the man, but he's going to stay and fulfill his duties as the James Bond of the Supreme Court.

0 evidence

0 assaults

7 FBI investigations

007

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Im no liberal or conservative but if I was an American women Id be fracken pis*ed about now. November just around the corner, a womans rage isnt easily forgotten or washed away

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No hard feelings Democrats. I know you’re upset. I’d suggest taking this to the Supreme Court.

you hear that faint scream becoming louder, thats the womans vote surging in anger. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. especially when women outnumber men. Im predicting that sea of red wont be a surge of Republican votes but their slaughter by the womans vote.

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This is disgusting. Period.

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Ridiculous. Kavanaugh is the last person who should be on the Supreme Court. His decisions will forever be tainted. If more claims come out about him, and they probably will, he can still be impeached.

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Trump then outsourced his SCOTUS search to the Federalist Society, whose prominent donors include the Kochs and the Mercers. One wonders what interest rich people would have in effectively buying SCOTUS justices.

Buy, yeah, that’s a new one, but it is funny.

Maybe rulings like Citizens United that give them an even stronger hand in determining who can do what in America?

*(And don't even bring up George Soros paying the Kavanaugh protesters. That is BS. *

Really? I think we should talk about the devil and all that surround him.

The woman protester that confronted Flake in the elevator and gave an academy performance is “Ana Maria Archila,” is the executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy in New York.

Now who are these people?

The Center for Popular Democracy is an American advocacy group that promotes progressive politics. CPD is a federation of groups that includes some of the old chapters of ACORN.The group's stated goal is to "envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. The organization is allied with teachers’ unions and has published studies criticizing charter schools.

There needs to be a complete overhaul of how justices are chosen and vetted. There also should be term limits on tenure. (I've believed this for years.) There should be bipartisan support for such reforms, as they would alleviate a lot of the acrimony that plagues American politics. Unless one thinks the self interest of the rich and powerful is more important.

Well, who funds them?

CPD has received funding from the Bauman Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Democracy Alliance, and the Open Society Foundations.

Ford Foundation In 2003, the foundation was critiqued by US news service Jewish Telegraphic Agency, among others, for supporting Palestinian nongovernmental organizations that were accused of promoting antisemitism.

Bauman Foundation A leader in the burgeoning progressive movement, David Brock is the founder and CEO of Media Matters for America, a progressive media research and information center dedicated to holding our news media accountable. David's leadership at Media Matters has had a profound impact on the national media debate.

Democracy Alliance As of 2015, the Democracy Alliance, which does not disclose its membership, is reported to have about 110 partners who are required to contribute at least $200,000 a year to groups it vets and recommends. Members include Tom Steyer and some of the U.S.'s biggest labor unions. It has recommended that its donors financially support the Black Lives Matter movement. Gara LaMarche is the president of the Democracy Alliance. LaMarche, a longtime progressive activist and close ally of George Soros, assumed the post in 2013. Prior to LaMarche's hiring, Hillary Clinton aide Kelly Craighead led the Alliance. Howard Dean has previously been considered as a potential president for the Democracy Alliance.The board of directors for the Democracy Alliance includes John Stocks, Patricia Bauman, Paul Egerman, Weston Milliken, Gara LaMarche, Mary Kay Henry, David desJardins, Nick Hanauer, Farhad Ebrahimi, Josh Fryday, Keith Mestrich, Fran Rodgers, Susan Sandler and Rob Stein.

Open Society Foundations (OSF), formerly the Open Society Institute, is an international grantmaking network founded by business magnate George Soros. Open Society Foundations financially support civil society groups around the world, with a stated aim of advancing justice, education, public health and independent media.

Not only are you wrong, but Soros as dangerous as he is and as typical has his grimy mitts in everything and this woman is testimony to that and thank God, Flake didn’t fall for it and listened to this woman. These are the radicalists of radicals, these people are totally anti-American, they will do whatever it takes to destroy and overturn the constitution. Soros is the biggest threat domestically followed by China and then Russia.

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Bass4funk: “...they never stooped to the level the Democrats went in order to destroy a nominee.”

oh, no, not at all! Trump, a serial sexual assault met and proud grabber of women’s parts, defender of pedophiles (you defended them too!) like Roy Moore, and now calling sexual assault survivors “elevator screamers”, making fun of victims like he did handicapped people to the point where the White House literally edits official transcripts, but nah... never stopped to any low levels at lvl, you guys! And you defend it, as a supposed media person, KNOWING they have to rewrite what trump says it’s so bad. Well done, bass

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Congrats, GOP! You just lost the women's vote for a generation.

Liberal, single women, perhaps, but overall, not really. Liberals always make these outlandish claims of doom and gloom and it ends up almost always being false.

In what might be a concerning sign for some Democrats, new Quinnipiac polls show a drop in support for them since earlier in the month- from a 14-point advantage to 7. NPR found that Republicans' enthusiasm for the midterm elections has caught up to Dems.

https://www.msn.com/ja-jp/news/national/new-poll-gop-enthusiasm-for-midterms-up/vi-BBNTTlA

And a liar nominating a liar

If he were a liar, the FBI would have found out, especially after the “7th” background check which the Dems begged for and got it and still whine all day screaming it’s not fair, that means whatever stipulation they will try and put on to demand for his investigation, it will never end. One minute you guys love the FBI, the next minute, you guys criticize them, so will you please make up your minds, I am really confused.

who is then confirmed by a bunch of liars - that is so appropriate for the Repubs.

Sorry, the lawyers in all of this or Harris, Feinstein, I lied about Vietnam-Blumenthal, Schumer, Hirono, Derbin and of course groping Spartacus-Booker. At This point even if the Republicans in this house, the Democrats and liberals lost the courts for at least another 30-40 years and on that alone, I can live with that.

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Good. Justice has been done.

Kavanaugh was the victim of a vile political witchhunt by leftwingers and feminists.

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Congratulations to our new SCJ, Brett Kavanaugh. America wins another battle against members of the freedom and liberty hating Left.

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"Shame on those who voted for him"

No, shame on those who voted against him.

"He is not fit to be on the bench."

On what grounds? He's not a liberal?

No hard feelings Democrats. I know you’re upset. I’d suggest taking this to the Supreme Court.

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Plasticmonkey has diagnosed exactly what ails the US justice system corrupted by moneyed interests that can buy and sell politicians to undermine the foundations of democracy. The present constitution of SCOTUS with its venal right-wing ideologues legislating from the bench in the interests of plutocrats and corporations while riding roughshod over the rights of the individual is a travesty of due process and mocks the concept of equal justice for all. Being no longer fit for purpose, SCOTUS should be purged of its blatant partisanship and thoroughly reformed by Congress to reflect a higher standard of justice for all. The one good to come out of the shambolic nomination process of another of Trump's flunkies is that the all-too-human justices no longer appear so squeaky clean with their halos skewed; the tarnished image of SCOTUS might even pave the way to draining the Washington swamp of politics and dirty dollars, but first the women of America must vote their fury in November and make Trump and his cult followers feel the painful consequences of their perfidy.

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Ignoring the accusations of gross misconduct, Kavanaugh's testimony on TV in front of the whole world, in which he claimed a vast left-wing conspiracy, involving the Clintons, was out to get him, and wherein he pledged to get revenge in the decades to come, is much, much more than enough to disqualify him from any judgship. His behavior on TV was utterly disgraceful and unacceptable. This is a very low time for America, when such an unqualified individual would be placed on the Supreme Court.

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The Supreme Court has now become indistinguishable from the Executive and the Legislative (whose GOP caucus has abrogated its responsibility as a check on the Executive). The court is now a thoroughly partial entity to do the bidding of the Republican Party, but more especially the special interests of the super rich. Judicial Crisis Network put the money behind blocking Obama's moderate pick. A vast majority of that money, $28 million worth, came from a single unknown donor. Trump then outsourced his SCOTUS search to the Federalist Society, whose prominent donors include the Kochs and the Mercers. One wonders what interest rich people would have in effectively buying SCOTUS justices. Maybe rulings like Citizens United that give them an even stronger hand in determining who can do what in America?

(And don't even bring up George Soros paying the Kavanaugh protesters. That is BS. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/05/no-george-soros-isnt-paying-kavanaugh-protesters/?utm_term=.9707127e909b)

There needs to be a complete overhaul of how justices are chosen and vetted. There also should be term limits on tenure. (I've believed this for years.) There should be bipartisan support for such reforms, as they would alleviate a lot of the acrimony that plagues American politics. Unless one thinks the self interest of the rich and powerful is more important.

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President Donald Trumps ROCKS!

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Texas: “Another campaign made. Another campaign promise kept. The is truly a great day for America.”

and yet if not american youd be saying “terrorist” and “dictator”. Pat yourself on the back for supporting both.

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This is brilliant, guessed it, Democrats have thrown their tantrums afterwards as expected - Trump has won again. Now on too the midterms watch a Republican win and a melt down on the left is gonna be brilliant - don't forget to buy your snacks and drinks early so you don't miss the Democrats throwing tantrums, its free entertainment.

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*campaign promise

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Another campaign made. Another campaign promise kept. The is truly a great day for America.

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Trump is a traitor to the U.S.A.

Riiiiiggghhhttt! Not really the image those of us without tunnel vision are seeing.

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the beloved leftist rag known as the Guardian.

The Guardian is liberal, at best. It's certainly not leftist.

It's not a big surprise that Trump received votes from women and evangelicals. Religion is a mass of contradictions and like the GOP - will always have its adherents. The issue has become partisan.

You left out a far more interesting point:

That last line – “It can happen to you” – would seem to apply much more to Ford’s fate than Kavanaugh’s where moms are concerned, since one in three women will experience sexual violence in her lifetime and perpetrators are overwhelmingly male.

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Well; this one is in the books. At this point, if Kavanaugh is to be removed it would need to be by impeachment. Most likely this will require Ms. Ford (or someone) to press charges against Kavanaugh. Only one justice has been impeached in the history of the U.S. and I think it would be quite difficult to impeach Kavanaugh.

I am wondering what has happened to the allegations the NY Times has made against Trump? I know Americans have terribly short attention spans but geeze......perhaps the lawyers have put the hush on it.

Now it will be interesting to see how Kavanaugh weighs in on the issues and how he writes his opinions

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When Trump claims that the Kavanaugh confirmation is a great victory for America, what he really means is that it is a great victory for himself and his half of the country over the half of the country that opposed Kavanaugh.

Firstly, a few thousand protesters on the streets among a population 300+ million doesn't indicate to me what the country as a whole thinks about the issue, one way or the other.

If you are referring to women, you should keep in mind that 53% of white women that voted, voted for Trump and you should also keep in mind this article from the beloved leftist rag known as the Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/06/women-arent-a-monolith-and-the-white-women-supporting-kavanaugh-prove-it

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Shame on those who voted for him. He is not fit to be on the bench.

US politics is dead.

The dying carcass of globe-destroying neoliberalism vs Trump-style nationalism with it's 1930s fascistic underpinnings? Dead and buried, whatever happens.

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Changing how society works is a job for Congress, not a junta of five octogenarians.

Only 2 are 80 and over and both are Democrat. Breyer at 80 and Ginsburg at 85.

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If you don't want a politicized SCOTUS, don't force SCOTUS to decide political questions. Most of the contentious issues cited have been decided in other countries through legislation, not court rulings.

Changing how society works is a job for Congress, not a junta of five octogenarians.

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So, no difference between a campaign slogan and an opinion? Nice logic.

Who said there's no difference? The point is that neither lock her up, nor Giuliani's statement that she would (he actually said "will") go to jail for "10 years or more" if he was prosecuting it, were based on any presumption of innocence. And of course the two were closely associated, because Giuliani was working up a crowd, and his statement got them on their feet, chanting "lock her up".

It's here at around 47'40".

https://www.c-span.org/video/?412960-1/rudy-giuliani-speaks-florida-delegation-breakfast-cleveland

His words are intended to feed a presumption of guilt to the crowd, complete with stiff sentence passed. Clinton's been imaginarily tried and convicted many times in this manner - so the logic of my statement was that this is hardly a "sacrosanct" principle for conservatives. That's just typical rightwing cant.

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When Trump claims that the Kavanaugh confirmation is a great victory for America, what he really means is that it is a great victory for himself and his half of the country over the half of the country that opposed Kavanaugh. If the president is happily gloating about helping to cleave this nation in two, he is not a President of the United States. He is a chieftain of a tribe.  

A divided nation is ultimately, inevitably, a weaker nation. Apparently, this is what Trump wants. It also happens to be what Putin wants. Trump is a traitor to the U.S.A.

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Shame on those who voted for him. He is not fit to be on the bench.

US politics is dead.

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Shame about this two-party system.

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Now let's vote RED in November! oh I would be too sure about that, there are many women now who feel like they still arent treated equally in society and ignored when it comes to decisions about them. The last two years have shown them what a misogynistic adulterer commander in chief now leading them Lets not forget women outnumber men voters. If i was a woman not even a great economy would make me feel like a equal memeber of society while we have such a cretin leading over them

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I can imagine Kavanaugh must be absolutely hammered by now.

yeah by the time hes sworn in he probably wont remember the past 2weeks

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Nor is grandstanding, smearing and thinking if you don’t get your way you can bully, intimidate or destroy a person. dude you just described Trump perfectly right there

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All Trumptraitor can do is badmouth whoever doesn't kowtow to him.

That’s true but I was thinking about something else. I remember listening to a podcast about Trump where someone mentioned how he’s managed to create what the speaker described as a “wormhole” in politics. Trump is able to throw out barking mad conspiracy theories, unfounded trash, lies which don’t even have enough effort to be believable, contradict himself in the space of minutes and people just move on, with a “well, that’s just Trump”.

The example mentioned in my last post is just another example.

Breaking News:

Kavanaugh seen running down the street with his underwear on his head slurring “Witch Hunt”

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 But unlike the comfort women issue at least Ford's testimony wasn't contradictory

Couldn't resist that token comfort women dig in huh? Burying your head in the sand and denying historical fact will not remove that said fact.

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Crazy: "Women are less safe in America because the party in power has shown us that it's OK to sexually assault them"

That is false and you know it. Shameful. What is true though is the party in power has shown us that in America you are still innocent before being proven guilty. This could change however if the Dems regain power and stack the courts with liberals.

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The President will make fun of you if you come forward.

Trump seemed to be quite impressed with Ford’s account and then later ridiculed it when speaking to people who make whooping noises at a rally.

I can imagine Kavanaugh must be absolutely hammered by now.

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Since Trump was PUT IN the WH by PUTIN, he's an illegal President - an usurper. Therefore his endorsement of this sex offender (like himself) is not legitimate. Nothing  Trump has done or endorsed is legitimate because he isn't. Therefore the Dems in Congress should act to remove Kavanaugh from power and impeach Donald Trump.

There is nothing legitimate or even legal about of what has happened today. Our Constitution clearly states what the people can do.

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Lock her up"

However I would bet my life that if you put me in front of 12 fair and decent Americans and you let me prosecute this case against Hillary Clinton, she will go to jail for ten years or more.”

So, no difference between a campaign slogan and an opinion? Nice logic.

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Congrats, GOP! You just lost the women's vote for a generation. And a liar nominating a liar who is then confirmed by a bunch of liars - that is so appropriate for the Repubs.

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The big takeaway for me in this whole fiasco is that conservatives have stood behind the sacrosanct idea that a person is innocent until proven guilty.

As with everything involving conservatives, only when it suits them.

"Lock her up" wasn't just a catchphrase used by the idiot mob, or even just a slogan of the 2016 Trump campaign; it was personally endorsed by prominent conservatives with a legal background, including Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani, and Jeff Sessions.

This is Giuliani's idea of innocent until proven guilty, presented as red meat to a crowd in Florida: “I never had a case that is as strong as the case against Hillary Clinton. I never ever, as a lawyer, have guaranteed a result either to the government or to my clients, because I don’t know what juries are going to do. However I would bet my life that if you put me in front of 12 fair and decent Americans and you let me prosecute this case against Hillary Clinton, she will go to jail for ten years or more.”

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The naked power grab is complete by a party that doesn't even pretend to put the country first.

Collins and Manchin did. And if you want to talk about a naked grab as bad as many Republicans are, they never stooped to the level the Democrats went in order to destroy a nominee.

What a disgrace! 

Women are less safe in America because the party in power has shown us that it's OK to sexually assault them.

Like Keith Ellison's ex that filed charges of him assaulting her physically and verbally? The left are champions of women? Tell that to Jones, Broderick, Flowers, Lewinsky, Steinle and all the other women, daughters and mothers that the left completely ignored and continue to do so?

The President will make fun of you if you come forward.

Well, they can always take their case to the Supreme Court.

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The naked power grab is complete by a party that doesn't even pretend to put the country first. What a disgrace! 

Women are less safe in America because the party in power has shown us that it's OK to sexually assault them. The President will make fun of you if you come forward.

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I find it ironic that Dems fought so hard to stop a nominee who is a relative moderate. He helped to come up with the justification that preserved Obamacare. The guy brags about his affirmative action policy hiring female law clerks. It was sickening listening to his numerous identity based comments during his confirmation hearings. I consider him a poor choice - a potential David Souter in the making. I hope he proves me wrong. Perhaps his horrendous treatment by Dems will push him to the far right. It would serve the Left right.

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If fbi did a criminal investigation, the outcome will be differenT

How do you know? Presuming guilt again? Well of course.

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Not according to his own statements. His job is to uphold the constitution. That's his job according to him. 

Whether that means conservatives are happy or liberals are happy depends on the case before him.

He was chosen because he is a conservative and to give Republicans control of the court.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Has he been convicted of a crime? The woman who is accusing him--has she reported the matter to the Police? If not,why not?

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He is a political appointee - nothing more. His legal knowledge is secondary - his job is to vote for conservative causes.

Not according to his own statements. His job is to uphold the constitution. That's his job according to him.

Whether that means conservatives are happy or liberals are happy depends on the case before him.

5 ( +13 / -8 )

if fbi did a criminal investigation, the outcome will be different. so "the idea of guilty until proven innocent" does not apply to this so-call limited investigation, back ground check.

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He is extremely well qualified with over two decades of experience and by many accounts, a sound legal mind, some suggest a brilliant legal mind. Isn't that what you want in a supreme court justice? Oh know I get it, he might be conservative so no.

He is a political appointee - nothing more. His legal knowledge is secondary - his job is to vote for conservative causes.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

I hope the message received is: Do not accuse a man of sexual misconduct unless you have evidence of some kind to corroborate your accusation.

I'm an Independent who abhor sexual abuse of any kind, and I would support a Democrat, Republican or member of any other party if he\she is accused of sexual abuse without the "victim" being able to provide tangible evidence or witnesses to support the accusation.

Accusations of sexual abuse and\or harassment without providing proof reminds me too much of my growing up in Mississippi in the 40s and 50s, when the so-called "believe all white women" rule was in effect in Mississippi and other southern states.. In those days, many black males were beaten, jailed or killed after being falsely accused by women of rape, leering, improper gestures, whistling, staring, or any other action considered by the women to be improper conduct. Later, many of the women would admit their accusations were false, but it was much to late to save the accused from being beaten severely, jailed or killed, e.g., "Scottsboro Boys," Emmett Till, etc.

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The exact accusations would have denied him a job at McDonalds.

It shouldn't. Unless you embrace the idea of guilty until proven innocent which is very clearly the idea the Democrats now embrace. A fundamental tenet of justice overturned by Democrats. Disgusting and disgraceful. Really have no business being in office in a free society if that is the attitude you adopt.

Well, an accused attempted rapist getting a job on the highest court in the country doesn't exactly send a strong rebuking message toward rapists.

Again. You are presuming guilt. How does presuming the guilt of what could be an innocent man and then ruining their job prospects achieve anything positive? If this is the position Democrats adopt, they should be absolutely smashed with it in coming election campaigns. I certainly hope Republicans target the Democrats on their willingness to overturn what is a fundamental aspect of law and justice in the U.S and elsewhere.

5 ( +15 / -10 )

mistake defined as minor or severe, that is why some people go to jail.

he is lucky because of gop and trump.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Now let's vote RED in November!

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A man elected by a minority of Americans nominates another who will be confirmed by senators representing a minority of Americans. 

Not according to the recent polls

You were responding to a factually correct statement based on the results of the last election.

What have recent polls got to do with anything and when did you start trusting polls again?

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Today, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and former Justice Anthony Kennedy swore Justice Brett Kavanaugh in as an associate justice to the Supreme Court.

Next stop, mid-term elections. If you can vote, vote!

MAGA

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What candidate would the Democrats have supported that the Republicans would even consider putting forward? Even a female conservative would have struggled.

Neil Gorsuch got through. At the very least not someone accused of attempted rape and who doesn't lie in hearings. Lying should be a deal breaker for judges.

Never convicted of rape, not even charged with it.

He didn't have to be. It was a job interview, not a criminal case. The exact accusations would have denied him a job at McDonalds. But a lifetime position on the Supreme Court? GOP says OK.

No solid evidence suggesting he enabled it.

Well, an accused attempted rapist getting a job on the highest court in the country doesn't exactly send a strong rebuking message toward rapists.

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His confirmation is a slap in the face to all that have preceded him. The level of integrity of the whole USA has been decimated.

So much this. I don't think it could have been stopped, but the whole situation should have been handled with much more decency than it was. The accusations couldn't be proved after such a long time and bringing them up at this stage was a Democrat mistake. But they did... and the treatment that both parties have received since has been despicable. This has not done anything good for anyone. The US needs to take a hard look at itself.

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It isn't about a conviction of anything regarding Kavanaugh..... his reaction alone to allegations.... his tirade alone disqualified him. This is the most lowly person to ever ascend to the level of Supreme Court Justice period. His confirmation is a slap in the face to all that have preceded him. The level of integrity of the whole USA has been decimated.

-1 ( +15 / -16 )

shame on whoever voted for him.

1 ( +19 / -18 )

In the end.... it went along party lines.... the only way we can rid the world of this scourge will be to vote out these Damn Republicans and their hell bent zealous march toward another dark age.

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A man elected by a minority of Americans nominates another who will be confirmed by senators representing a minority of Americans.

Not according to the recent polls, the Dems and conservatives are now neck and neck and because the left decided to align themselves with the creepy porn lawyer, it seems the Senate for Dems has slipped their grasp. Democrats are not the only ones enthusiastic about the midterms, now thanks to the weasely Democrats, it’s hitting a fever pitch on the right as well.

But, the majority has to suffer both. 

Not so so sure now.

Tyranny of the minority is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind.

Nor is grandstanding, smearing and thinking if you don’t get your way you can bully, intimidate or destroy a person.

Some days are diamonds.

Some days are rocks.

November 6th: National Take Out The Trash Day

Oh, I agree with that,

3 ( +21 / -18 )

There is really only one lesson to learn here - Putin's efforts to interfere in the US election were successful - he has continued to unleash his army of trolls to inflame division in the US (and elsewhere), with a short term goal of reducing US influence and standing throughout the world, and a longer term goal of having the US "implode from within".

Kavanugh's spectacle shows he is succeeding on both counts.

0 ( +15 / -15 )

A man elected by a minority of Americans nominates another who will be confirmed by senators representing a minority of Americans. But, the majority has to suffer both.

Tyranny of the minority is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind.

Some days are diamonds.

Some days are rocks.

November 6th: National Take Out The Trash Day

-6 ( +20 / -26 )

With Trump's injudicious selections enabled by a bunch of right-wing geriatrics whose constituents together represent a minority of US citizens, a far-right, partisan SCOTUS has been cemented in place at odds with the views of the majority of American citizens and at the cost of its image and reputation. SCOTUS has reached a new low with the appointment of another creepy groper to the bench who has revealed himself to be a less than credible witness. This yawning crisis of the court's legitimacy will not continue unnoticed by the American people. From now on the gloves must come off and pressure must be applied by the people and their political representatives to remedy the festering partisanship of SCOTUS that is becoming a blatant corporate tool inimical to the interests of the nation. An impeachment to remove the mendacious, weasely Kavanaugh (and his Washington Godfather) would be an excellent place to start.

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The big takeaway for me in this whole fiasco is that conservatives have stood behind the sacrosanct idea that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Dems on the other hand are not constrained by this inconvenient concept. Therefore from now on I will apply the Democrat standard to Democrats and the American standard of innocence until proven otherwise to everyone else. If all non Democrats do this as well perhaps someday they will realize what a huge mistake they have made in an attempt to achieve a short lived victory.

The Lefts bullying tactics failed. Unfortunately it was a close call - they almost got away with it.

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I believe the Republican's shot themselves in the proverbial foot here. The Democrats and their supporters are going to use this as fuel in the upcoming elections.

I can't believe he got through.

What candidate would the Democrats have supported that the Republicans would even consider putting forward? Even a female conservative would have struggled.

13 ( +25 / -12 )

Republicans had no choice but to confirm Kavanaugh. No Senate seat is as important to the party as a single SC Justice.

5 ( +13 / -8 )

I'm really not surprised. I totally hate Trump but I was rather dismayed by the lack of substantiation supporting Ford's testimony. But unlike the comfort women issue at least Ford's testimony wasn't contradictory.

3 ( +20 / -17 )

The dispute over Kavanaugh has added fuel to campaigning for the elections in November when Democrats will try to take control of Congress from the Republicans.

Several polls show that Republican enthusiasm about voting, which had lagged behind, jumped after the Kavanaugh hearing last week.

The elected Democrats won the battle of delay and resist. This conformation has taken a lot longer than it should have. It's the only tactic that the elected Democrats have left. However, the voters have spoken. The voters made the Democrats the minority party. Democrat Harry Reid had removed the 60 vote requirement for most federal judges, and the Republicans responded by removing the 60 vote requirement for Supreme Court nominees. Or as Obama said, "Elections have consequences".  After all was said and done, the Republicans still had enough votes to confirm Kavanaugh, just as they did when Kavanaugh was first nominated.

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I was disgusted how many people believed Ford without a shred of evidence! As much as it irks you Trump haters here, fact is, the law and Trump, won. I seriously hope heads will roll on the Democratic side of the fence. They made a mockery of everything decent!

0 ( +23 / -23 )

They should make Senators Feinstein and Schumer swear in Justice Kavanaugh.

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I can’t wait until the next time the Dem circus comes back to town. I wonder what kind of clowns we’ll have the next time.

1 ( +22 / -21 )

Sorry, Schumer, but men and women of sense will forever remember this as the culmination of scorched-earth politics practiced by the left, but overcome by the grace, dignity, and sound political judgment of Senator Susan Collins.

 The Republican base is now more unified and energized than they have been in a very long time.

Its a shame what this process became.

2 ( +24 / -22 )

Kava-yup

Trump's on a roll.

Economy is on fire.

Voters are impressed.

-1 ( +23 / -24 )

I believe the Republican's shot themselves in the proverbial foot here.

Actually, it’s the other way around, the left and their antics was this time way over the top. They stirred a hornets nest and it’s showing p. The Democrats also didn’t help themselves aligning and backing up the creepy pon lawyer, it didn’t help their cause one bit, in fact it made it worse.

The Democrats and their supporters are going to use this as fuel in the upcoming elections. 

As well as the GOP.

https://www.msn.com/ja-jp/news/national/new-poll-gop-enthusiasm-for-midterms-up/vi-BBNTTlA

I can't believe he got through.

I knew he would.

-1 ( +24 / -25 )

I believe the Republican's shot themselves in the proverbial foot here. The Democrats and their supporters are going to use this as fuel in the upcoming elections.

I can't believe he got through.

-4 ( +18 / -22 )

Wow!

13 ( +17 / -4 )

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