September 28, 2018

I just got a fund-raising email from the Democratic Party, signed Cory Booker, and it says nothing about Kavanaugh or Supreme Court nominations.



That's a screen capture of part of the email. I'll put the full copied text below the fold. The letter tells me that the midterm elections are important — "the most important in our lifetime."

Why? We need "to put a check on President Trump."

That's the big issue this morning, as far as I'm supposed to be concerned.

Later in the letter, there's a list of "our Democratic values" — "From voting rights, to workers' rights, to a woman's right to make her own health care decisions." A bland grab bag of old issues. Nothing building on the energy of the last few days.

I've heard reports that Democrats are raising money on the Christine Blasey Ford allegations and the demonizing of Brett Kavanaugh. Maybe some other Democratic Party email list does that, but from my point of view, the party is absolutely not doing that. The absence of this issue is especially telling since it's going out under the name Cory Booker, who's been a very active antagonist to Brett Kavanaugh in the televised hearings. I wonder how this issue has been polling for them. Badly, I'm going to guess.
Full text of email:
I wholeheartedly believe this year's midterm elections are the most important in our lifetime, Ann.

In 39 days, we face a battle for the very soul of our country. Our democracy depends on Democrats' ability to put a check on President Trump -- and that means taking back the House, the Senate, and seats all across the country.

This Sunday at midnight marks a crucial end-of-quarter deadline -- the last one before Election Day. Each contribution made before the deadline will help Democrats take back Congress and win seats in all 50 states. That's why I have to ask, Ann:

Will you make your first $3 donation of 2018 before Sunday's midnight deadline? Time is running out to support Democrats before Election Day.

DONATE: $3

DONATE: $10

DONATE: $25

DONATE: $50

DONATE: $100

Or donate another amount.

The DNC is sending Democratic campaigns and state parties across the country the resources they need to reach every possible voter by November. But the level of support our party is able to provide to candidates between now and Election Day depends on you, Ann.

From voting rights, to workers' rights, to a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, so many of our Democratic values hang in the balance. This is a pivotal moment for our country that requires all of us to stand together in support of Democratic candidates who are ready to work to win back our country.

The DNC is the only Democratic organization where your contribution supports every race at every level in every state across the country. Democrats nationwide are depending on you to step up right now, Ann.

Sunday at midnight is the Democratic Party's final end-of-quarter deadline before Election Day -- and your contribution will help determine how many of our candidates win on November 6th. Donate $3 right now to power Democrats in their final sprint toward victory.

Together we can build an enduring movement to elect Democrats this year and in the years to come.

In solidarity,

Cory

Cory Booker
U.S. Senator, New Jersey

97 comments:

Bay Area Guy said...

I am Spartacus! Please send me some Denarii!

readering said...

Hard to believe they would act the way they did this morning if polling results already in on Kavanaugh

Achilles said...

That should tell everyone just how popular destroying due process for Democrat political power really is.

sparrow said...

Might be too soon

Mr Wibble said...

I have to think that suburban soccer moms aren't thrilled by the hearings or the accusation. They have sons, and Kavanaugh's career is basically what most people would want for their son: athletics and academics, Ivy league, law school, and a high profile legal career along with a lovely family. The idea that their own sons could one day face an accusation like the ones leveled against Kavanaugh, and that an entire lifetime of work could be derailed by unproven accusations, has to scare a lot of middle-of-the-road women.

rehajm said...

"the most important in our lifetime.

They says this about every election but elections don't seem to matter as up till yesterday they were doing a very good job of subverting the last most important election in our lifetime.

Seeing Red said...

We have to learn this lesson every 2 years. I don’t understand why it won’t stick.

Shouting Thomas said...

As Steve Sailer points out repeatedly, it's not really women vs. men.

It's married vs. non-married women.

Married women develop a stake in their husbands and sons. Villifying men doesn't work so well on them. It might be their husband or son who takes the fall for the cause.

Achilles said...

readering said...
Hard to believe they would act the way they did this morning if polling results already in on Kavanaugh

Not really.

Most Americans are decent people. Mothers with sons are particularly angry with the Democrats and their Maoist bullshit.

For the past couple weeks several libs I know talked about how depressing it was to watch the Democrats act like shitheads.

Only a completely amoral person could support what they did.

McCaskill loses by 20.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Perhaps they are realizing the witch hunt is back-firing?

rehajm said...

Hard to believe they would act the way they did this morning if polling results already in on Kavanaugh,

When DiFi was questioning Coach K yesterday there were 3-4 slips of paper thrown at her by an aide moments before she seemed to back off her line of questioning. It made me wonder if there was one of those real time focus groups with the little turn knobs showing their displeasure and they were letting DiFi know.

Dave Begley said...

I can't wait to question Senator Spartacus in Iowa. It will be on Power Line.

Francisco D said...

Hmm.

I don't get fundraising letters from either party.

I wonder if that is a test of partisanship.

Renee said...

Progressive friends sound more and more like Alex Jones fanatics....

Seeing Red said...

For the past couple weeks several libs I know talked about how depressing it was to watch the Democrats act like shitheads.


But they are their shitheads and won’t punish them.

mockturtle said...

Booker must know how cruelly neutral you are.

BAS said...

I would guess your demographics get a different email then other demographics. It's polling well somewhere or they would disappear Blasey like they did Cindy Sheehan.

On a different note, AdGuard DNS is blocking this blog on my phone because my phone is connected to Family protection mode on our wifi router. So I guess this blog is NC-17 rated?

Big Mike said...

Shouting Thomas is right. At this point in the #MeToo witch trials nearly every married woman has a husband or son who could lose their careers over baseless allegations — may even know someone who’s been victimized by a lying, conniving, woman. Women lie, and women know that very well.

The problem for the Democrats is that their addiction to identity politics means that they expect the vast majority of women to fall in line like Inga, or at least Althouse, and women in the real world don’t work that way.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

I still laugh when I see their light blue toilet bowl symbol.

(on dear - burn the witch)

The Crack Emcee said...

I can't talk and write at the same time, as he can, so that's impressive.

Mr Wibble said...

Married women develop a stake in their husbands and sons. Villifying men doesn't work so well on them. It might be their husband or son who takes the fall for the cause.

I really wish a Republican would have the guts to put this into an ad. Ideally find a mother who was also a sexual assault victim to say something like, "As a victim of sexual assault, I want justice for victims. As a mother, I want due process for men like my husband or my son. The Democrats offer neither, and that is wrong."

Pianoman said...

I got my fundraiser from Tom Perez yesterday, and it also said nothing about Kavanaugh. Mostly it's about stopping Trump, because It's The End Of The World, etc etc etc. Same hyperbole that I've seen for the last 20 years.

MadisonMan said...

I have to think it's too soon. How can polling on this subject be (1) done and (2) reliable?

Ann Althouse said...

"Booker must know how cruelly neutral you are."

The Democratic Party mailing list is not fine-tuned at all. I never give money to any political cause. I think the last time I did was in the early 90s (and only because I got personal phone calls from Russ Feingold and it became harder to say no than to give him $500 or because a friend was running for local office).

The GOP sends me fund-raising email too. They address me as if they know that I'm wedded to the conservative cause and quick we must save the Republic by giving them money.

I say go fight it out between yourselves and I'll watch. They should be satisfied that I don't give money to their opponent. That's how I help.

wwww said...

"Badly, I'm going to guess."

no need to guess when data is available. You can see a graph on twitter on Nate Cohn's twitter feed. As of last night:

Nate Cohn:
Support for Kavanaugh's nomination slipped in today's interviews.
Please be cautious. It's one day and, as you can see, a one day estimate would have been noisy in the past. He could easily bounce back tomorrow.
Will be interesting to watch.

Ann Althouse said...

Many women feel important alliance with men in their lives, but it's also the case that many women are wary of other women. I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women.

Saint Croix said...

It was Mazie who tried to use the rape allegation to raise funds.

And she sent her fundraising letter out while Ford was still testifying(!)

Bay Area Guy said...

@ST,

As Steve Sailer points out repeatedly, it's not really women vs. men.

It's married vs. non-married women.

Married women develop a stake in their husbands and sons. Villifying men doesn't work so well on them. It might be their husband or son who takes the fall for the cause.


I like this! You are making a necessary distinction within the universe of females.

I would make a further distinction: Leftwing women v. Non-Leftwing women.

Unmarried women are a huge voting block of the Democrat party now. On the whole, they are largely Leftist, and may are crazy. But there is a subset of unmarried and divorced women, who aren't crazed leftwingers, trying to make it, and may even desire to get married or re-married to a nice guy.

It'd be good to carve a little space in the sane part of the world for them, too.

But your overall point is well-taken.

BAS said...

They should be able to get your age, your location and your income level pretty easily. They probably know if you are registered as anything or if you have voted recently. I would guess that they can send different emails by different ages.

Try registering as a 19 year old and see what you get if it interests you.

wwww said...



anyways, there's been polling on K. the last 2 weeks by either Silver or Cohn. Drops in Independent women & Republican women. But K. is doing fairly well in certain districts. Well in TN. Overall, though, Thomas was MUCH more popular at confirmation. about 60%. K.'s support has been in the 30s%

Now, people might react to yesterday and his support will go up.

We don't need to guess because the pollsters are on it. We'll know in 10 days to 2 weeks how it shakes out.

wwww said...

I would make a further distinction: Leftwing women v. Non-Leftwing women.


I'd break it down further:

Those who are partisans: by that I mean almost certainly voting for 1 major party or the other. Those who are suburban vs. rural. Those who have a college degree and those who do not.

Those who are high consumers of news and frequent, likely voters. Those who are low news consumers and infrequent voters.

Those who are truly swing voters. Partisans & high consumers of news like to say they are swing voters. They aren't. A lot of swing voters decide at the last minute & are low news consumers.

Some people care a lot about SCOTUS. As unbelievable as it may be to commenters on this thread, there are a lot of people who are not following this SCOTUS stuff & don't really care.

Partisans aren't nearly as important as swing voters at this point in the election cycle.

rehajm said...

I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women.

Me, too. Made up out of whole cloth shit. In one case I the woman knew the lie she was using was 100 percent true and I wasn't even nominated.

The Crack Emcee said...

HE'S STILL TALKING!

rcocean said...

Women attacking other women. Isn't it amazing that 50% of humanity wouldn't all be on the same side?

People forget that average peeps don't care about the SCOTUS. That's why 65% of Americans can't name a SCOTUS judge.

They SHOULD care. But they don't.

bagoh20 said...

""the most important in our lifetime."

Every pundit on all sides says that every time, and it always seems like it's really true, but can it really be? In hindsight, I think the 2016 Presidential election was probably the most pivotal and maybe tied with 1980. Midterms have never been candidates for the most important ever.

rcocean said...

Hazey Mazie.

Michelle Malkin says she might go to Hawaii and run against her.

Chuck said...

I think the explanation in your case, Althouse, is that they hit the wrong button on which form email to send to you.

Because the "Against Kavanaugh" fundraising appeals are out there. Sometimes -- and sometimes not -- to Democrats' own embarrassment.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/27/politics/mazie-hirono-brett-kavanaugh-fundraising/index.html

The Crack Emcee said...

This hearing was just called an "Intergalactic Freakshow" so you know where that's going.

Caligula said...

"I don't get fundraising letters from either party."

Donate one dollar, and your mailbox will groan under its burden for years. Donate one dollar and they'll spend $100. trying to get you to donate more.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

"Some people care a lot about SCOTUS. As unbelievable as it may be to commenters on this thread, there are a lot of people who are not following this SCOTUS stuff & don't really care."

A lot? I would comfortably posit 75-80% of the populace. Maybe more.

rcocean said...

People who don't care about politics, aka Low information voters, rarely care about SCOTUS nominations.

you have to have a high degree of political knowledge and interest to care about Kavanaugh.

The idea that tons of people will show up at midterms because Kavanaugh gets confirmed or rejected is silly.

victoria said...

Love you, Corey.


Vote, vote. Get at least some of those horrible people out of office. Go Beto!!!


Vicki from Pasadena

rcocean said...

I was glad when Hirano won the D primary. I thought its absurd that Hawaii should have 2 white Senators, when 70% of the state is Asian.

But damn, is she a dummy. What an embarrassment.

Owen said...

The important thing is that you send money. We'll figure out later why you care.

Stickers and lawn sign to follow.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Ann Althouse said...

I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women.

Keep that in mind when you get rhhardin's fundraising email in support of his 19th Amendment repeal efforts.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...
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bagoh20 said...

"I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women."

Also agree. Men have attacked me physically, but they just wanted to win a fight or at worst maybe knock me out. The crazed women wanted me dead, or permanently destroyed, as in never happy again. None of either sex has succeeded yet, and I'm still here, so life is still challenging. Wiser now, I have learned to carry a firearm to protect from the men and to hire lawyers ahead of time to fend off the women along with just avoiding ever being alone with most of them. I even insist on sex in public with her on top.

elkh1 said...

They have jumped the shark with the pile on of a drunk Yale alumnus and the ridiculous laughable gang rape of a college woman who attended high school parties. The eighties might be "wild", but not that "wild". It would have been more "believable" to create a pattern that BK had raped them in his drunken stupor.

Most important of all, if Ford's allegation was believable, why didn't Feinstein send her letter to the FBI? FBI investigation would be quiet to keep Ford's "anonymity" that she was supposed to desire.

Do the Democrat politicians have such low regards for the intelligence of the voters? Guess they know what kind of people would vote for them.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Virgil Hilts posted this by Andrew Sullivan in another thread.

It's very good.

I disagree with parts, but Sullivan gets the big picture. and that big picture is the left are frightening illiberal totalitarians.

Achilles said...

Ann Althouse said...
Many women feel important alliance with men in their lives, but it's also the case that many women are wary of other women. I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women.

I would be willing to bet 90% of those women voted for Bill Clinton.

bagoh20 said...

I wonder if Hirano hears everyone calling her a dolt. Probably too dumb to know what that means, and she can just tell herself it doesn't matter what men say - they all lie.

Cacimbo Cacimbo said...

" the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women."

Yet in this case your first instinct was to believe the woman over the man. Why?

Ken B said...

You were loud in proclaiming that the Dems won big. Yuuuuuuge.
When I am that wrong about something I stop and try to figure where I went wrong.
Will you?
I bet not. But rhhardin can explain it. I like to think he is wrong about women in general. But he has you pegged.

Renee said...

Sen Booker yapped something about the patriarchy.... Argh sounded more like mansplaining...

Chest Rockwell said...

Something's been bothering me about this whole thing.

If you believe that the Dems would behave this way towards any Republican SC nominee, why didn't they do this during the nomination of Gorsuch? Kavanaugh and Gorsuch both went to Georgetown prep, at the same time, and thus had the same lifestyle presumably.

I admittedly didn't really pay attention to the

Chest Rockwell said...

*I admittedly didn't really pay attention to the nomination of Gorsuch.

Renee said...

Sen Booker is a vegan.... Argh... Other religious reasons... well I got bias.

rcocean said...

"If you believe that the Dems would behave this way towards any Republican SC nominee, why didn't they do this during the nomination of Gorsuch?"

Simple Gorsuch was the replacement for Scailia, and delaying the vote got the D's nowhere.

Kavanaugh is replacing the "swing vote" - even more important the D's hope to delay the vote past the midterms, and if they win the Senate, then all bets are off.

Cacimbo Cacimbo said...

"why didn't they do this during the nomination of Gorsuch?"
First you need a female crazy enough to be willing to make up a story and lie in front of the entire country.Second, Democrats are more freaked because of the perception this appointment will change the balance of the court.Such a weak allegation with the victims named witnesses all disputing the claim would most likely not have been put forward if the Dems were less desperate.

rcocean said...

Trump as usual had it correct. If McConnell and the Dumbo R's had not done their usual "We must play by Senate traditions" and speeded this thing up - we wouldn't be in this mess.

Given that Kav went thought six FBI checks and is on Court of Appeals this nomination should NOT have taken this long.

Sydney said...

...many women are wary of other women. I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women.

Ditto that!

R.J. Chatt said...

I pretty much od'd yesterday in binge watching the testimony. Today, even with the impassioned pleas for "just one more week" for the FBI, I would prefer this move forward to the full Senate. In theory it sounds prudent to have a FBI investigation (Senators Whitehouse and Klobachar) but it would be pointless. Why didn't the Senate bring in brain experts and a team of psychologists to explore what happened, false memories, etc.? If we're going to discuss this rationally let's really do it. Actually it all comes across as a hazing ceremony and enough is enough.

The Ford testimony was persuasive, she is a credible person. There is no question that she firmly believes Kavanaugh assaulted her and has believed that for a long time. But the fact that her close female friend Leland would not corroborate Ford's story ended it for me.

Could Kavanaugh have lied? Possibly, but in my view unlikely. He's held himself to a very high standard all his life, which is why the attack on his reputation has been so emotionally devasting. Now he's been permanently traumatized too.

mockturtle said...

It might be well to point out that high school kids are seldom all that nuanced in their communication.

mockturtle said...

..many women are wary of other women. I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women.

That being the case, Ann, why would you be inclined to believe, with no actual evidence to support her allegations, an obviously neurotic woman like CBF?

EDH said...

Achilles said...
Most Americans are decent people. Mothers with sons are particularly angry with the Democrats and their Maoist bullshit.

"From then on, things were different between me and my mother."

wwww said...


something is happening w/ Flake.


You know, this is ridiculous. I don't want governance to be a Law & Order edition. This should all be Boring. Not an intergalactic freak show.

They shouldn't be able to pay us enough to watch the Senate. I want my Senate hearings to be boring!

Quayle said...

Ann, re the email: you are making an incorrect assumption that you are getting the same message that others are getting. In this big-data world in which we now live, you are getting a finely crafted, finely tuned email message that may, in fact, be specific to you, based upon correlation of what you’ve bought on amazon, where you live, what you’ve bought with your credit cards, where you’ve visited, what you’ve posted on Facebook and - yes - what you (and we) have posted on your blog on blogspot.

More and more, none of us are living in the same information world; we’re living in a world of information that is preselected and presented *to* us. Only with live events are we all watching and assimilating the same thing. That and perhaps published or printed books.

chuck said...

> It might be their husband or son who takes the fall for the cause.

Reminds me of an election for sheriff out here in red Utah. One of the candidates was making a big deal about going after drug users, and you might think that was a winning platform, but he lost. As one of the voters told me, everyone knows teenage kids are going to experiment and fool around, and none of them wanted their kid sent off to prison for doing so.

Quayle said...
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rcocean said...

What a clown show!

rcocean said...

Flake - I changed my mind. God talked to me.

Chuck said...

Chest Rockwell said...
Something's been bothering me about this whole thing.

If you believe that the Dems would behave this way towards any Republican SC nominee, why didn't they do this during the nomination of Gorsuch? Kavanaugh and Gorsuch both went to Georgetown prep, at the same time, and thus had the same lifestyle presumably.

I think that's a fair question and a good one.

Here is how I would answer it.

1. The Dems didn't have this sort of claim/witness against Gorsuch. I don't mean to suggest that I think Ford's claim against Kavanaugh was meritorious. I mean to suggest that it is a claim that is devilishly hard to disprove, and is the kind of sexy thing, like a Stormy Daniels or a Paula Jones or an Anita Hill, that people can rally around, unlike the particular 14th Amendment concerns of Roe v. Wade, or the elections clause details of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. People understand sex better than they understand the Constitution.

2. The Dems hate Kavanaugh even more than they hate Gorsuch. Kavanaugh has a history in Washington. Before the Dems broke down the judicial filibuster, people like me and the other members of the Federalist Society could never dream of a Kavanaugh nomination. He was way too conservative, too ideological, too political, too radioactive to ever hope of getting 60 votes in the Senate. The Dems on the legal staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee know exactly who and what Kavanaugh is, and they HATE him for it.

3. Mark my words; Kavanaugh will be to the right of Thomas on the Court. The Dems who think that Kavanaugh will be their worst nightmare don't know the half of how bad it will be for them.

Bricap said...

Those mailings appear to be boiler plate from the DNC, and they just affix a name for each mailing that asks for money. I have to wonder how effective the mailings are. If the Dems win in a wave election, it will be in spite of the DNC, not because of it, much like when the GOP won in a wave election in 2010 despite the disarray at RNC.

EDH said...

Gorsuch replaced Scalia, Kavanuagh replaces Kennedy, tipping the balance.

Bay Area Guy said...

If you believe that the Dems would behave this way towards any Republican SC nominee, why didn't they do this during the nomination of Gorsuch? Kavanaugh and Gorsuch both went to Georgetown prep, at the same time, and thus had the same lifestyle presumably.

4th Vote v. 5th Vote to overturn stuff they love.

Cacimbo Cacimbo said...

"The Ford testimony was persuasive, she is a credible person."

Why does everyone keep saying this? Based on the fact she said her lines well?Her parents and siblings declined to sign any letters of support for her. We really don't know much about her and she made it a point to scrub all her social media accounts prior to coming forward. I suspect because they would have revealed how highly partisan she is. We know virtually everything about Kavanaugh - even what he called his farts in high school. We know almost nothing about Ford - so why is she consistently deemed a "credible person"?

wwww said...

As @StephenKing always predicted, the fate of the Republic will ultimately come down to something weird happening in Maine.
-Alex Parker



Why does everyone keep saying this?

Because she comes across as credible to millions of people. It's possible that she's telling the truth and that K. is telling the truth. He could easily have not remembered it/ blacked it out because of alcohol. K. was defensive about the alcohol stuff. Talking about how you couldn't play sports & get into Yale and drink heavily?

I know several people who went to prep schools, played multiple sports & got into Ivy Leagues & drank way too much. It's like he never heard of functional alcoholism. After this I sort of wonder if he is a functional alcoholic. I like beer, do you like beer? It sounded like a defensive response to an intervention.

Andrew said...

"I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women."

Preach it, sister!

If you have any friends who are judges and who decide divorce and custody cases, could you let them know this?

JAORE said...

Flake does.

Achilles said...


Blogger wwww said...

something is happening w/ Flake.

Death threats from crazy progressives if he votes yes.

Job offers at some library or another that pay him millions for a speech every year from wealthy globalists and venerated treatment by the cool kids in DC if he votes no.

The swamp never stops.

All he has to do is sell his soul and become an amoral piece of shit and he can have it all.

Birkel said...

And Jeff Flake continues the GOPe, RINO, LLR tradition and gives Democrats what they want.

Jim at said...

I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women. - AA

And yet, you're all-in with the Precious Dr. Ford.

Boggles the mind.

Jim at said...

There is no question that she firmly believes Kavanaugh assaulted her and has believed that for a long time.

Of course she does. Crazy people always believe their own crap.

It's not a lie if you believe it. - George Costanza

Big Mike said...

I know that in my life, the individuals who've come at me most dangerously and unfairly and crazily have been women.

Like Christine Blasey Ford, you mean?

mockturtle said...

It's possible that she's telling the truth...

Anything is possible but in the absence of any corroborating evidence, the 'possible' is not even 'probable'. A grand jury would not even indict on such a weak--and ancient--allegation.

mockturtle said...

Althouse has been very disappointing this past week. Not since she was critical of a German Olympian for carrying the German flag in the closing ceremonies has she sounded so...well, stupid.

bagoh20 said...

www said: "He could easily have not remembered it/ blacked it out because of alcohol."

This keeps being repeated by Dems and it's senseless. Sure, he could have blacked out and not remembered anything, but her story would require everyone there to have blacked out since nobody she says was there or anyone else remembers it ever happening nor ever spoke of it, including her until recently. That was some powerful beer.

bagoh20 said...

If a man like Kavanaugh can't escape this ginned up hysteria, I have no faith that I could defend myself in our system if I was accused of anything by anybody with a curling iron. All men are now clearly second class citizens and openly discriminated in our system on the basis of gender. I can't even trust that I would be fairly and legal treated by law professors if on my jury, let alone the judge.

Sam L. said...

Booker: I am Spartacus!

Me: I'm a Centurian and have I got a place for you!

Cacimbo Cacimbo said...

So now the demand is to drag this soap out another week..... Brought to you by the same swamp critters who sneer that a "reality tv star" won the Presidency.

Big Mike said...

@Chest Rockwell, Chuck is correct in his response to you, but there is more as to why Brett Kavanaugh is so hated by Democrats:

1) Kavanaugh assisted Ken Starr with his various investigations concerning President Bill Clinton.

2) Kavanaugh played a lead role in drafting the Starr Report.

3) Kavanaugh worked for the George W. Bush campaign in the Florida recount effort.

Mostly, Chuck, I don’t like you. But you nailed this one.

Big Mike said...

Brett Kavanaugh needs to be confirmed by Monday, which is the first Monday in October.

Milwaukie Guy said...

On LIVs:

I did retail politics for 40 years, mostly in Chicago. In many, if not most, social groups there are one or two people paying attention. Most of those people are not active, just interested. We called them opinion leaders.

While politics and religion aren't often topics of conversation, some guy's gonna ask, "What the hell's up with those fucking priests," or, "What was that shitshow about that new justice dude?" The opinion leader is usually the most informed and even LIVs will think about it. They know it's in the news. Really. It's low information not no information.

Most people that vote know something about the issues, misguided as some half(D) of them may be. Some people go to the polls for a Benjamin of that election day walking around money(D). YMMV.

Rockport Conservative said...
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Rockport Conservative said...

I'm getting error messages trying to post so I'm not sure if this will post or not.
Blogger Rockport Conservative said...

I don't know how the Democrats got my email address but I have received multiple emails, every single day raising money on the Kavanaugh nomination. You moderate your comments I know so this may not make the cut, but here is one of them just received.

AFTER HISTORIC TESTIMONY, REPUBLICANS ANNOUNCE KAVANAUGH VOTE TOMORROW

Republicans’ revolting behavior during today’s historic Supreme Court hearing just made one thing absolutely clear:

We can never -- NEVER -- allow Republicans to control Congress again.

In just a matter of weeks, we’ll have the chance to render them completely powerless.

But if Democrats can’t meet our final End of Quarter goal of the election in 72 hours, Republicans will get away with everything. We can’t stomach that.

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9/28/18, 3:29 PM

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Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

no problem, Double A--

just tell Spartacus you dont give money to rapists*

Bad Lieutenant said...

That being the case, Ann, why would you be inclined to believe, with no actual evidence to support her allegations, an obviously neurotic woman like CBF?
9/28/18, 12:30 PM

Because Cousin It goosed her or something (what does "molested" mean exactly? Devil's Triangle? Butt pinch? What does it say in the unlinkable OED? The elevator women molested Flake, I believe.) that one time at band camp and it broke her.