Kavanaugh's SC Confirmation Hearings

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  1. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Look back in this thread. I predicted she'd get a fat upfront payment for a book deal, as well as money off the daytime gossip show circuit. It wasn't hard to see it coming.
     
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  2. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I believe you.
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I dont know if this election closes the book on the Kavanaugh Confirmation, but it did close the book on a handful of Senate careers

    There was a "Big 5" of vulnerable Senate Democrats
    4 out of those 5 lost. All 4 of the losers voted against Kavanaugh
    -- Donnelly
    -- Heitkamp
    -- McCaskill
    -- Nelson
    No. 5, the only one of them to survive, Joe Manchin, voted for Kavanaugh

    I strongly suspect certain deals were cut behind closed doors to keep those folks in line with Chuckles Schumer. Heitkamp in particular had the look of someone ahsamed for so obviously sacrificiing her political career for a price. You could see it in her face. It will be interesting to see what they end up with, and where. Bernie Sanders' price was a new beach house, but he kept his day job. What about this group?

    Bottom line -- Kavanugh did matter in the Rs retention of the Senate
     
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  4. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    House Dems have threatened to impeach Kavanaugh.
     
  5. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Manchin won only by 3%. Tester is losing in MT, another dem smearer.
     
  6. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    That's the Kavanaugh vote. It's time to offer him the chairmanship of Energy and Natural Resources if he switches parties, which would also fleece the traitorous Lisa Murkowski.

    It's kinda cool that he looks like Meat Loaf, but he's a phony. The race is still too close to call though. Hope he loses.
     
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  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    That is one of the questions we cannot answer -- would Manchin have lost if he voted against Kavanaugh? Those other 4 outcomes suggest an outcome but we will never know for certain.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Montana is an odd place

    I might be movin' to Montana soon
    Just to raise me up a crop of dental floss

    Raisin' it up
    Waxin' it down
    In a little white box
    That I can sell uptown

    By myself I wouldn't have no boss
    But I'd be raisin' my lonely dental floss
    Raisin' my lonely dental floss

    Well I just might grow me some bees
    But I'd leave the sweet stuff to somebody else
    But then on the other hand I would

    Keep the wax
    'N melt it down
    Pluck some floss
    'N swish it aroun'

    I'd have me a crop
    An' it'd be on top
    That's why I'm movin' to Montana
     
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts


     
  10. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I think it's hard to argue otherwise. He's in the reddest of those states and still won. Knowing the impact of that in both directions depending on the location, I have very little doubt that it was the difference maker.

    Now get him to switch parties.
     
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  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    My only argument is that it is impossible to know for certain.
    This is the reality with all questions like this one.
     
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  12. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    We should beg them to do it. Let's redirect focus to the Avenatti **** show.
     
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  13. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    They can threaten all they want, but it is not something that would get through the Senate. Further, even some of the D talking heads last night were rightfully pointing out that the potential for blowback is real, as evidenced by the Clinton impeachment efforts.
     
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  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Gianforte did hold Montana, by the way

     
  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts


    As of this moment, it does look like Matt Rosendale will eke it out. Would be a great get for Trump, et al.

    It's a little weird looking at their vote margins when you live in Texas. My local House race got more total votes than their entire statewide Senate vote. And Tester did vote against Kavanaugh too. I wonder if any of these Senate losers will later come forth and admit, "You know, I wish I had known these women were lying." Or something like that.
     
  16. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Tester got the last remaining votes to win
     
  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Is Richard Daley still alive and living in Big Sky Country?
     
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  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Today was the ceremonial investiture photo op for Justice Kavanaugh with the President + Mitch McConnell and Merrick Garland

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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  19. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Something about that bottom picture looks fake. It looks like Kavanaugh is standing next to a cardboard cutout of Trump.
     
  20. 4th_floor

    4th_floor 1,000+ Posts

    If these looney tunes want to do that, they should go ahead. The Senate trial would be laughable.
     
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  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  22. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    I would like to know who lodged the complaints and what they are?
    Surely the people who did this knew it could go nowhere if he was confirmed.
     
  23. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    To be clear, the complaints were dismissed for lack of authority, not on the merits or lack of merit. I'm not saying they do have merit. I don't think they do, and some very clearly do not. However, they weren't dismissed because of that.
     
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  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    That is what I said. I want to know who lodged the complaints since they knew they couldn't go anywhere. I'd like to see the complaints and who authored them.
    It was strictly a political stunt.
     
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  25. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    The article isn't totally clear, but it looks like they were filed before his confirmation.
     
  26. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Since the complaints accuse him of lying and being aggressive during the confirmation hearings they had to have been filed at the end maybe during the vote.
    But whoever filed knew at that point he was more than likely to be confirmed.
    Which means the complaints go no further. This was done as a cheap stunt.
    I hope the complaints come out as well as the names of the filers
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Nice to see them both smiling

     
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  28. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    I wonder how he feels about the way Fairfax is being treated versus the way he was.
     
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  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Democracy dies in ‘dark makeup’
     
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  30. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    It's She-Jack again. Anyone surprised?
     
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