#MeToo movement is groping for political retribution in the Kavanaugh case

He who is without sin … or was never young and stupid

Has it come to this? The #MeToo movement has gone from Harvey Weinstein, rape, harassment, and blacklisting to weaponizing teenage horseplay?

Like too much Hitler and Holocaust hyperbole, the charge against Brett Kavanaugh (if the word “charge” can even be merited) cheapens the issue.

Even if the 51-year-old liberal, Bernie Sanders donor has her story straight 36 years after the fact, what transpired at that house party would barely merit restorative justice in today’s Madison WI. (Why couldn’t Kavanaugh have been accused of car-jacking, instead?!)

According to her account, Kavanuagh and another 17-year-old boy pulled the 15-year-old girl into a bedroom. Young Kavanaugh pinned her down on the bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothing. She “escaped” when the friend jumped on top of the bed and they all tumbled down.

That is what traumatizes Christine Blasey Ford all these years later? Exists there a heterosexual teenaged boy who hasn’t tried to cop a feel? Perhaps the old Squire is a Pleistocene-Age fossil. Perhaps the young lawyer-to-be  should have proffered a consent form, notarized and in triplicate. Sounds like alcohol was involved. Doesn’t make it right. Where was Uncle Buck when you needed him? Even if true, does it merit a lifetime scarlet letter?

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Whirr, whirr, whirr

Can it be proven?

Kavanaugh “categorically and unequivocally” denies the allegation. If the allegation could be proved, that would make Kavanaugh a liar. Which it cannot. Contrary to our take here at the Manor, the indispensable David French finds the charge “substantial and serious.”

I went to a high school that had more than its share of drunken parties, and my classmates could do crazy and stupid things, but an act like this was beyond the pale. This isn’t “boys will be boys.”

But French asks “Is it more likely than not that the allegation is true?”

He says he believes it “more likely than not that Bill Clinton committed rape and sexual harassment,” that Donald Trump committed sexual assault, that Roy Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with underage girls. But, citing lack of contemporaneous corroboration — a complaint, a confidence shared with a third party or even a diary entry — “The evidence against Kavanaugh falls far short.”

Is it even likely?

Unlike Bubba, Moore, Weinstein, and all the others caught up in #MeToo, the Kavanaugh case is, at most, a one-off. 65 women who knew the judge in high school sent a letter to the Senate stating, “He has always treated women with decency and respect.”

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley noted that “Judge Kavanaugh’s background has been thoroughly vetted by the FBI on six different occasions throughout his decades of public service, and no such allegation ever surfaced.”

Does it merit disqualification?

Even if true, does a lifetime of high-level service to country and obvious devotion to family count for nothing? Is a blameless adulthood is negated by a youthful indiscretion? Kavanaugh is clearly the loving and attentive father of daughters; volunteering as a girls’ basketball coach. How then, is the incident in the bedroom indicative of Kavanaugh’s supposed anti-woman bias?

Blaska’s Bottom LineIs the party that celebrated serial groper-enabler Hillary Clinton now reduced to prosecuting teenage mistakes?

For extra credit: 

Ruth Marcus in The Washington Post calls for more hearings.

Susan Hennessey of Lawfare says “The person who replaces Kavanaugh may be far more conservative and post-scandal confirmations are often easier.”

Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University is “uncomfortable with asserting that his behavior as a teen tells us anything about his character now.”

Emily Bazelon of the N.Y. Times “would not disqualify Kavanaugh from Scotus for this alleged assault ALONE because I think kids should be treated like kids.”

• In the Washington Post, Kathleen Parker calls it “An 11th hour attempt to slander Judge Kavanaugh.”

• Locally, Caffeinated Politics guru Greg Humphrey says the ‘Sex-capades’ does not meet the smell test.

For this matter to land at the 11th hour, after having been made known to some lawmakers for weeks, makes this a mess that stains congress.  It does not help the ones who wish to deny Kavanaugh a seat on the court for his harsh view of the law or his cozy words for a constitutionally flawed Orange President.   Instead it makes their truly honorable work seem stained, too.  And this is a real bad outcome for the efforts they have undertaken for the nation.

The Capital Times — usually to be counted on hyperbolic opposition to anything Republican, conservative, or Trump —  deafens with its silence.

Platinum Bonus Opinion Arrest that arrogant bastard John Kerry and charge him with violating the Logan Act. Negotiating with a hostile power (Iran) while a private citizen, will you?! Off to Gitmo you go!

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71 Responses to #MeToo movement is groping for political retribution in the Kavanaugh case

  1. Personally I think you’ll find a large deposit into her bank account either now or in a few weeks. Bottom line. WTF

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  2. madisonexpat says:

    A thief is the first to holler “I’ve been robbed,”

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  3. old baldy says:

    “weaponizing teenage horseplay?”. I’m sure if your daughter was involved you would feel differently. I know I sure would. Boy you guys have a obvious double standard. A little horseplay got Franken canned, how is this different (I’ll give you hints if you really need them).

    Let the woman say her piece, then make the call. Murkowski has put herself in a bad spot here.

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  4. Patrick M O'Loughlin says:

    A high school lad, trying unsuccessfully, to get to second base. Di Fi must be so proud of herself.

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  5. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    This is the Democrats’ (totally predictable) hail Mary ploy. They’re wagering that the county has been so cowed by the MeTooers and their contempt for the fundamentals of justice (innocent until proven guilty) that any accusation of sexual abuse/harassment, no matter how trivial or decades-old, is enough to ruin the “perpetrator” for life–and in this case to deny him his rightful place on the Supreme Court. It used to be that racism was the sole, incontrovertible Original Sin of the Left; lately, it’s been sharing the spotlight with sexual “misconduct,” including, as the Squire rightly characterized it, teenage groping. If there was ever the perfect moment to make a stand against this toxic moral coercion, it’s now. These people have no trouble casting the first stone because they believe themselves morally unassailable–this despite the delightfully sordid spectacle of one of the most vocal MeTooers, Asia Argento, being accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy.

    To answer your question, Dave: Yes, a blameless adulthood IS negated by one youthful indiscretion, at least according to the demented moral calculus of the Left. For evidence, look no further than the posthumous lynching of Porter Butts, whose one youthful brush with racism was enough to earn him a Stalinist-style erasure from the history of the UW, despite his 40 years of devotion and service to that institution.

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  6. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    False reports of rape/sexual assault numbers are troublesome because of the many ways rape/sexual assault are defined.

    That said, false accusations of rape/sexual assault are far-n-away the most prevalent of all falsely reported crimes; 400 % higher than insurance fraud, the second highest.

    https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/the-prevalence-of-false-allegations-of-rape-in-the-united-states-from-20062010-2475-319X-1000119.pdf

    Maybe Kavanaugh should change his name to Keith Ellison, then Lefty would back off.

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      She took a lie detector test and passed. You sure wouldn’t.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        “You sure wouldn’t (pass a lie detector test).”

        Au contraire, if the questions were about a DEADBEAT donut-maker that got kicked out of a condo and now lives in a 200 sf Section 8 apartment, I would!

        The Gotch

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        “She took a lie detector test and passed.”

        Only idiots aren’t aware of the myriad problems with lie detector/polygraph tests.

        All they do is indicate that the testee believes what they’re saying, not that what the testee is saying is true.

        Sociopathic serial, inveterate, reflex, congenital liars like Hillarity, the Former-Serial-Sexual-Predator-In-Chief, Jonathon Edwards, Bernie Madoff, et al, would all pass one with flying colors

        And only monumental idiots don’t know what they actually measure.

        https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/is-a-polygraph-test-admissible-as-evidence-31737

        The Gotch

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  7. old baldy says:

    So you guys think it is OK for two 17 YO drunken males to assault a 15 YO girl? If this is proven to be true you should all be charged as accessories. Your reaction is beyond belief.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @hankdog/old baldy;

      “So you guys think it is OK for two 17 YO drunken males to assault a 15 YO girl?”

      Does little for the ever-so-tiny-shred of credibility youse possess because youse LUVED the Former-Serial-Sexual-Predator-In-Chief AND his disgusting serial, congenital, reflex, inveterate, lyin’ thievin’ deceivin’ Harpy wife.

      “If this is proven to be true you should all be charged as accessories.”

      Yer understanding of our legal system is on par with @richard lesiak; ‘nuf said.

      “Your reaction is beyond belief.”

      Look, I realize that Lefty is circling the crapper, but have a little self-respect and dial down the manufactured outrage, it’s not flattering.

      Now that I think about it, there really aren’t any good sides to speak of.

      Never mind.

      The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      And they all have blinders on when it comes to the twit-err in chief and his screwing around.

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  8. AnonyBob says:

    I’m posting this again on this page because I want to make sure you all see it:

    Dave, Gotch, Splat, Squeaks, Professor, Patrick OL, all of you, listen up!
    The GOP is walking into a buzz saw, and none of you see it! This is HILARIOUS!
    This hearing(s) about Kavanaugh and his accuser before the Senate committee is going to PISS OFF WOMEN; older women who remember how Anita Hill was treated and are still bitter about it, younger women who look at #MeToo and say “Of course we’re familiar with that crap men pull. No more.” The Democrats learned their lesson from Clarence Thomas (name correction from original comment). The 12 old white GOP men on the committee are going to try to discredit this woman and they will lose women votes for the GOP. Think Trump can keep his tweeter mouth shut? Good luck with that. YOU GUYS ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY! Prediction: Kavanaugh withdraws.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      I totally agree. After that crap the turtle pulled on Obama’s guy they deserve everything they get. I’m just sad that trump called off the military parade. I was hoping when the Marines marched by they would stop, turn and take enter the WH and arrest everyone of those corrupt traitors.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Go ahead captain hard ass, lead the military coup. I’m sure the Marines will be right behind you. And with this kind of judgement and leadership…. what could possibly go wrong?

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Ah. Revenge of the Pantsuit Nation.
      No ABob it will only anger the perpetually outraged women. The rational people of both genders know why bearing false witness is a mortal sin.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Kavanaugh’s daughters and wife and mother sitting behind him. A parade of women testifying to what a gentleman he is. And one, lone liberal professor being caught up in her own lies and inconsistencies. Yeah, I’ll take your bet. Cash only.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        The ones putting effort into trying to catch her in “her own lies and inconsistencies” are the ones who are going to lose here, especially if they do their job well. They’ll see themselves as any good defense lawyer tripping up a sexual assault victim. Woman LOATHE that. You go right ahead and turn 51% of the population against you.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Won’t speak for anyone else, but I’d take English lessons from @richard lesiak before I’d embrace your…um…wisdom about X-Chromosomal Units.

          “You go right ahead and turn 51% of the population against you.”

          You gotta point. That results of that strategy by Lefty INC during each of the elections of our thrice-elected Governor Walker speaks for itself.

          And refresh my memory, how’d Hillarity’s Basket Of Deplorables effort work out…?

          The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        I’m betting that there will be some bozo from your party that will say something insulting/degrading to her on national tv and women across the country will raise total hell.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Nothing about truth or honesty or morality in your take, ABob. You see nothing politics. Imagine my surprise.
      You are understandably deranged over the loss of the supremes because the Left has lost so much recently.
      You have yet to figure out why but I’ll help you out. The first sentence in this post. I give you this knowing that to reverse this flood tide of failure you must first stop being deranged then become somewhat honest, moral or truthful.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        I’ll take no lectures about truth, honesty and morality from anyone who excuses Trump. Yet I’M the one who sees nothing but politics? Splat, look in the mirror.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Where is truth, honesty or fairness in the destruction of Judge K’s character?
          You can’t see any difference because… Trump. You prove my point. You really are deranged.

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  9. AnonyBob says:

    Whatsamatta, all you guys suddenly take the night off from Dave’s blog? I doubt it.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @AnonyBob;

      “all you guys suddenly take the night off from Dave’s blog?”

      Can’t speak for anyone else, but I have a life whose major function isn’t hoping against hope that my legendarily inept tribe may someday may break the suffocating stench of failure.

      Youse know, one that isn’t a pitiably pathetic string of crushing disappointments.

      Like yers!

      The Gotch

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Shorter Gootch: I got nothin.’

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          ”I got nothin.’ ‘ ”

          I had something, same as youse; a 96 % certainty that Hillarity was going to be Madame President.

          BBBBWWWWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        After all this time AB we have figured out that goootch is just a joyless, insecure little man. His ego needs a daily snake-oil massage to make himself feel good. Hiding behind a fake goofy handle calling people names. Sad.

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  10. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Professor Rosa Brooks Georgetown Law Center, career Lefty & dyed-in-the-wool #MeToo’er:

    (bolds/caps mine throughout)

    ”I oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination, think senators should vote no based on his judicial record, but AM UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ASSERTING THAT HIS BEHAVIOR AS A TEEN TELLS US ANYTHING ABOUT HIS “CHARACTER” NOW. Yes, even if his behavior as a teen included doing exactly what Ford says he did.

    ”This is because….I don’t think teen behavior is predictive of adult behavior, and I am also skeptical of the very idea of “character” as we use the term in American politics. And……. there is a ton of solid research on the general idiocy of teenagers, especially teenaged boys, and the neuroscience that explains their general idiocy….as a lawyer I also think there are sound reasons behind statutes of limitations.

    AFTER 35 YEARS IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CONDUCT A FULL OR FAIR INVESTIGATION….This does not mean I consider sexual assault “excusable” or “minor.” It just means that I THINK THE BAD BEHAVIOR OF MINORS SHOULD BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY THAN THE BEHAVIOR OF ADULTS, and that ADULTS SHOULD NOT BE SHADOWED FOREVER BY MISDEEDS AS CHILDREN

    Waste of bandwidth, am I right? Resident Mensan Brain Trustees @AnonyBob, @richard lesiak, & @hankdog/old baldy know FAR BETTER than a superbly credentialed CAREER LEFTY X-Chromosomal Law Professor.

    The Gotch

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      A rare instance of rational thought from a “career lefty.” Of course the Puritans in the #MeToo lynch mob operate on different principles, namely that a single moral failure, a single instance of bad behavior, no matter when it occured is enough to assign the perpetrator to the lowest pit of Hell. Like all fanatical ideologues, they have never been bothered by commonsense observations on the fundamentals of human nature (e.g., that one’s youthful misdeeds do not always determine the moral arc of one’s adult life.)

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Ahhh yes; here it comes. Gotch the expert on all things related to this woman’s life. He listened to Rush, Alec Jones and Hannity then shook his magic 8 ball and there was the answer…..42.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        “Gotch the expert on all things related to this woman’s life.”

        Nope, but direct verbatim quotes from a career Lefty academic which even a room temperature I.Q. would be able to discern, only a hopelessly addlepated simpleton wouldn’t be able to grasp that…and youse can’t!

        They violate the catastrophically infantile World View of the pudding-pated, leaving them dazed-n-confused and unable to offer anything but random gibberish.

        You deem your rambling nonsense as not only cogent, but of interest to the followers of this blog.

        I’d alert youse to the truth according to a fact-based reality, but what’s the point.

        You don’t even realize, despite numerous concise testimonials, that yer the Blog Idiot.

        The funniest thing? You don’t even know it.

        #Pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        The Gotch

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  11. madisonexpat says:

    I think that might’ve sent ABob back to his fainting couch. But the point is not Judge K’s character nor teenagers behavior. The point is that his accuser has to PROVE her accusation. Therapists notes from 2015 don’t cut it.
    Now a 911 call from Keith Ellison’s girlfriend would be admissable as to his worthiness to be AG.
    The people that are deranged are the most certain that Judge K is evil; the media, the Washington Party etc. And vice versa.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Hate to disagree, X Pat. But this is not a criminal trial. It’s politics. All the woman need do is throw enuff shade.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Sadly true and Harry Reid has an imaginary friend who told him…

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Enuff shade…true, but you boys still aren’t getting the politics here. This is not Kavanaugh vs. Ford. This is Kavanaugh & Clarence Thomas vs. Ford & Anita Hill & #MeToo. This is about pissing off older women, suburban moms and young millennial woman. The Blue Wave is gonna be bigger, with a more definite pink tinge because the white male GOP dinosaurs on the Judicial committee are going to step in it even deeper than you blowhards are doing.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Fainting couch? I doubt it. What I find interesting is Kavanaugh’s buddy Mark Judge made a statement, but will not comment in public. “I can’t recall”, “I can’t remember”. Of course you can’t. It’s because you were a “black out drunk” and admitted it in your book. Judge is like trump. Got pushed through elite schools because of family money and learned nothing. Get in trouble and daddy writes a check. Want straight A’s; daddy writes a bigger check. If your rich and connected you do as you please and walk away. If your poor or a minority; sell a loose cig and get a body bag. Welcome to America asshat.

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  12. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer (Debra Katz) is Vice Chair of Soros Funded Org Opposing Kavanaugh

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/18/brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-and-links-ge/

    In a perfect world (one that trends toward emotional health abiding consistency) her lawyer being cozy with a Nazi sympathizer would create a great deal of cognitive dissonance.

    You’s know…Trump, Nazis, & all.

    But the overall existential, psychological, emotional, metaphysical, physiological health of Lefties (most, not all) has plummeted into the dark abyss early a.m. in 11/09/2016.

    What does that mean?

    Nothing to see here, move along.

    Cue @richard lesiak, @AnonyBob, & @hankdog/old baldy frantically scurrying to discredit Inconvenient Truth by shooting the messenger.

    The Gotch

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Accuser’s lawyer, blah, blah, blah…so what?

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Juuuuuust like clockwork, or:

        The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Again…so what? Try to answer on 5,000 words or less.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          HeyZeus Alou @AnonyBob, gimme a freakin’ break.

          Were Kavanaugh to be getting bankrolled by the Koch Brothers your-n-Lefty INC’s spittle-flecked slobbering would make Old Faithful look like an under-performing bidet.

          You play stupid with the best of ’em; environment, genetics, or by virtue of practice, practice, practice?

          BTW; it’s 5000 words or fewer, not less.

          Your (sic) hanging around the terminally illiterate @richard lesiak too much

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Even with “fewer” words you can’t explain a thing. Katz isn’t being considered for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. So, once again…so what?

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    • richard lesiak says:

      When I’m ready to respond to you I’ll rattle a bag of chessy-poofs and flick your basement lights off and on.

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  13. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    A description of the letter from Blasey-Ford’s…um…classmates:

    “More than 200 women who attended the same all-girls school as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser have signed an open letter […] who graduated from the private Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Md., between 1967 and 2018…”

    Lefty’s not good at math, so if I may:

    1967 Holton-Arms School grads are vouching for Blasey-Ford who, in a rather odd twist of fate, was born that same year.

    Curious, that? Doesn’t matter; let’s move on.

    2018 grads are vouching for Blasey-Ford even though the alleged occurrence happened ~18 years before they were born.

    Were any of these gals every to find themselves unemployed, they appear to be uniquely qualified to go to work for ACORN faking voter registrations for the likes of Mickey Mouse, George Jetson, the Dallas Cowboy FB team, Popeye The Sailor…and for all we know, richard lesiak, AnonyBob, hankdog, & old baldy

    This is in “Peabody’s Improbable History” Wayback Machine territory, am I right?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WABAC_machine

    Yet Lefty’s bettin’ the farm on it.

    Ah Lefty; so MUCH desperation, so little time!

    The Gotch

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  14. madisonexpat says:

    ABob at 12:36. Oh, we get the naked, nasty politics easily enough. What you don’t get is truth, justice, fairness and karma.

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  15. madisonexpat says:

    abob @2:02, Katz is not….. and by inference Judge K and everyone else nominated by President Trump will have their character assassinated because Trump.
    Reprehensible. Despicable.
    But remember this, karma trumps politics.
    As you have failed to notice approximately 1200 times in the past ten years.
    I forgot. That was RAY-cism. Your candidates were great and demographics is destiny because…. skin color.

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  16. madisonexpat says:

    Name the right winger who called Merrick Garland an evil teen.
    Justice Thomas did not call Anita Hill an opportunist that followed him to three different jobs even though she did. Garland was denied because his opponents could because elections have consequences. NOT by character assassination.
    ABob, karma is not vengeance. It is penance. For wrong doing.
    Watch and wait. It comes.

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  17. madisonexpat says:

    Anyone in Wisconsin seen “Buzz Saw Baldwin?”
    Why is that?
    She should be living large while castigating the evil Judge K.

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  18. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Midget Stephanopoulos Helped Destroy Clinton Accusers, Now Believes Women

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2018/09/18/stephanopoulos-who-helped-destroy-clinton-accusers-worries-about

    Ah Lefty; so MUCH hypocrisy, so little time!

    The Gotch

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