September 28, 2018

Impeaching Justice Kavanaugh? Senator Whitehouse says, "The hourglass is running on Brett Kavanaugh...."

I video'd this clip from "Morning Joe" just now. It's Whitehouse, prompted to talk about continuing the investigation after the confirmation and working on impeaching and removing the future Justice Kavanaugh:



He's ready to go and endeavoring to sound ominous, even as he looks weary.

We've heard a lot lately about witch hunts. Whitehouse — with his hourglass running on Brett Kavanaugh — reminded me of pop culture's most famous witch, scaring us with her hourglass:



ADDED: There's such an effort to create anxiety in the populace, but they themselves are anxious about the election. Note that Whitehouse resists saying the word "impeachment" as the scowling interviewer foists it on him. The interviewer is Susan Del Pescio, who is identified on her Wikipedia page as "a political strategist and media and Republican political analyst" (emphasis added).

142 comments:

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The corruptocrats fight dirty. They lie, they cheat they steal. They are CORRUPT in every way.

donald said...

He’s gonna forget all about this and chase after the next shiny bauble.

MayBee said...

Is the fight over abortion, or the money abortion groups bring? Whatever it is, it is incredibly ugly.

Sydney said...

Am I correct in assuming the burden of proof is much tougher for impeachment than it is for confirmation?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Sydney said...

Am I correct in assuming the burden of proof is much tougher for impeachment than it is for confirmation?

No. There is no burden of proof for either. Both are purely political acts.

Gahrie said...

Hey at least this guy is being consistent. If you believe the allegations against Kavanagh are enough to keep him off the Supreme Court, surely they are enough to impeach him also. He's an idiot like the rest of the Democrats, but at least a consistent one.

sykes.1 said...

All Democrats are indecent. No exceptions.

AllenS said...

Bring it, mother fuckers.

Ann Althouse said...

"Am I correct in assuming the burden of proof is much tougher for impeachment than it is for confirmation?"

Under the Constitution, the Senate has the sole power to try an impeachment and the Supreme Court has said that includes the sole power to determine what the proper procedure is.

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Darrell said...

pop culture's most famous witch, scaring us with her hourglass

And then you have Whitehouse--of of its least. And not scary.

Not Sure said...

If the midterm elections weren't already nationalized, they sure as hell are now.

Mike Sylwester said...

Too bad for Christine. I predict a 53-47 vote to confirm.
-----

Song lyrics by Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986)

Ding-Dong, the Witch Is Dead!

What happened was just this:
The wind began to switch,
The house to pitch,
And suddenly the hinges
Started to unhitch.

Just then the witch --
To satisfy an itch --
Went flying on her broomstick,
Thumbing for a hitch.

And what happened then
Was rich

The house began to pitch.
The kitchen took a slitch.

It landed on the wicked witch
In the middle of a ditch,
Which was not a healthy situation
For the wicked witch!

Let the joyous news
Be spread --
The wicked old witch,
At last, is dead!

Ding-dong, the witch is dead!

Which old witch?
The wicked witch!

Wake up,
You sleepyhead!
Rub your eyes!
Get out of bed!
Wake up!
The wicked witch is dead!

She's gone where the goblins go --
Below
Below
Below !!!

Yo-ho, let's open up
And sing and ring the bells out!
Ding-dong, the merry-oh --
Sing it high, sing it low!

Let them know --
The Wicked Witch is dead!

-----

Sung by Dorothy and the Munchkins

Sung by the Munchkins at Trump's Inauguration

LilyBart said...

Whitehouse? The guy who asked Kavenaugh about fart jokes in his high school year book?

There is no depth to which these people won't sink.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

What is tougher is the number of votes needed. Bare majority ( with Pence as tiebreaker ) to confirm. Strictly speaking, it only takes a bare majority of the House to impeach, but that does not remove them from office, it sends them to a trial in the Senate. It takes a 2/3 majority in the Senate to remove them from office.

tim in vermont said...

Technically, the burden is higher because you need more votes to remove than to confirm, but the only standard is re election calculations.

wendybar said...

They are pathetic.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

This game's not over until we win!

DanTheMan said...

Verdict firt. Trial afterwards.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

He’s gonna forget all about this and chase after the next shiny bauble.

I disagree. I think this is the Democrats Plan B straight from the fever swamp.

Take the WhiteHouse, House and Senate and impeach Kavanaugh and Thomas. Appoint 2 liberal judges and voila!

The current Democrat party is dangerous. They have lost all sense of proportion. They are suffering a nervous breakdown. They must not get power. They must be punished and force the adults to take over control of the party.

Even Lindsay Graham agrees with this!

JAORE said...

Man that bobble/talking head sure looked cranky when Whitehouse didn't jump right up and say, "Damn RIGHT we'll impeach him!"

gilbar said...

Sydney said...
Am I correct in assuming the burden of proof is much tougher for impeachment than it is for confirmation?

As IiB said; the burden for impeachment is 218 votes in the house; If the dems take the house, he WILL BE impeached (along with Trump)

The burden for Conviction is 67 senate votes: he will NOT be removed

theribbonguy said...

But of course he will. Will it be before or after they impeach POTUS?

Beyond assholes the dimmies have become.

Eleanor said...

Wheldon Shitehouse might not be in any position to impeach anyone in a few weeks. His opponent has served on the RI Supreme Court and is going after him with a vengeance. I expect to see some ads featuring ol' Wheldon and flatuence in a day or two.

tim in vermont said...

If he's shown to have lied to the Senate, he would certainly be removed in one way or another.

Mike Sylwester said...

We've heard a lot lately about witch hunts.

The Salem residents who watched the trials believed the accusers, because they looked distraught and could not have lied so convincingly.

The defendants should have admitted that maybe they had blackouts when they indeed did become witches.

JAORE said...

Post 2018: Whenever the Democrats controls the house, they will impeach any Republican POTUS.

Also the Wicked Witch of the West: "What a world, what a world...."

Susan said...

Investigate what? Impeach whom? Kavanaugh has already been investigated by the FBI and by reporters of every news agency on the planet. For 20 years. Meanwhile, the accusers haven't so they are the only ones left to look into are these folks. Is that what we've come to? Private citizens now are harried for coming forward?

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Not Sure said...

I didn't watch any of the hearings yesterday, but later I did see a clip of CBF's answers to the questions about her fear of flying. Now I'll say that there is absolutely no way that a truly neutral observer, cruel or otherwise, could find that woman "credible." She fucking giggled about her obvious lie--which was equally obviously made in order to clear time for other lying crapweasels to come out of nowhere with idiotic claims intended to make her accusation seem reasonable.

Joshua Barker said...

Re-post from previous thread... Looks like CBF just got caught in a major lie before Congress... Her "remodeling" project that supposedly started all of this actually took place in 2008, NOT 2012... She needs to be arrested now...

rhhardin said...

I complained about this in the 70s, but I think there's still no physics theory of how an hourglass works. (What predicts its speed of flow.)

If you've solved that in the meantime, I also think there's no physics theory of the shapes of wrinkles in a balled-up and then un-balled sheet of paper. (Suppose you wanted to CGI a realistic looking un-balled sheet of paper. What rule would be needed?)

WK said...

Sounds like a lot of impeachment activity coming in the near future..... will they be separate processes or done as a group in the gang of 4 style?

AJ Lynch said...

Incredibly, yesterday, an aisle crossing senator named Lindsay Graham, who I do not like, may have slain [or at least disabled it for a while] the Democrat dragon or as I now call it The Criminal Party.

Oh Yea said...

If your reason for not voting to put him on the Supreme Court is because of his teenage acts that he lied to the Senate under oath, how do you not start proceedings to impeach him from the second most important court in the US?

320Busdriver said...

Whitehouse is a pathetic excuse for a representative of the people. I hope he loses his seat at the next election. What an embarrassment. Going after BK's yearbook musings was so juvenile.

Curious George said...

No investigation will be done and all talk of impeachment will stop after the mid-terms.

AJ Lynch said...

I suspect information will be found that validates that Dr. Ford is a longtime librul whacko and fabulist.

Dave Begley said...

Can all fair minded people now see that today's Dem party is completely insane? Whitehouse is threatening to exercise raw political power in the face of ALL of the facts. I know one thing: the Dems are going to be in for a big surprise in 2018 and 2020. Trump wins 40 states. Get used to losing, you losers.

Psota said...

Impeachment? That's the sound of a defeated party looking for some consolation.

But sure, if Judge K "lied" (a real lie, not a goofy "process" lie). Then bring it.

tim in vermont said...

Prove he lied, the rest is easy. If he's lying, then there are many witnesses.

Not Sure said...

Althouse, you missed a much more apposite cultural reference:

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives."

The IMdB synopsis drives home the point:

A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.

Never thought I'd be a member of Hardin's Army, but it's pretty hard to dispute him now.

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n.n said...

You can try, but it would be purely political. You don't have the evidence to claim, let alone establish, the extraordinary allegations advanced by your team. One out out of three is a bad calculation. And the one with a plausible allegation of an event is inconsistent in who, where, and when, with each recovered memory. The likely explanation is that she has filled in the missing links with contemporaneous knowledge influenced by personal prejudice complemented by external influence and incentives.

Rigelsen said...

Sydney: Am I correct in assuming the burden of proof is much tougher for impeachment than it is for confirmation?

The House impeaches with a majority vote, but removal only takes place with a two-thirds vote after a Senate trial. Since impeachment is a political act, either house may use whatever standard they wish, but as you can imagine, two-thirds will be a high hurdle to clear for actual removal. It might be wise to remember: “If you strike the king, you must kill the king.”

Whitehouse may find cronies in the House stupid enough to go along with this, but purely political impeachment will open a Pandora’s box, one which has yet to be opened during our entire history as a republic. Which is not to say that others haven’t tried, but cooler heads have generally prevailed.

EDH said...

What surprised me most about the hearing is how Ford kinda looked like Kavanaugh in a disguise.

Hmm. Maybe that's why they couldn't be in the room together at the same time?

Imagine if each were each called to testify repeatedly, again and again, and eventually he/she mixed up the disguises like that scene in Mrs. Doubtfire.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Some comments from Liz Shield on the hearing:

1. It looked to me like accuser Christine Ford was taken advantage of by DiFi, the Democrats who wanted to tank Trump's SCOTUS pick, and her politically motivated lawyers. She probably believes what she says, I don't think she is "in on it" rather she is being exploited. She came off as convincing even though there was no corroborating evidence. [not me- Ford sounded nuts]

2. Accuser Ford flew to DC, even though we were told there couldn't be a hearing immediately because Dr. Ford was afraid to fly. We learned she flies frequently and she flies all over the world. Why did her lawyers lie? To buy them time and drag this out so more accusers could come forward and attack Kavanaugh.

Why lie indeed? No answer needed. Accept the left lie to you for the greater good, and move on.

Fernandistein said...

That gurl sure looks serious!

There is a video of Senator Whitehouse having lunch with President Senate Building at the Pentagram cafeteria with General Motors and Private Enterprise.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

More...

3. DiFi helped Ford find a lawyer. For all the chest beating about how serious Ford's claims are against Kavanaugh that America needs an FBI investigation, remember DiFi sat on the serious accusation for weeks and weeks. Also remember that DiFi had a Chinese spy working for her for more than 20 years and she didn't know it, so she can't really speak credibly about what her staff would or would not leak.

4. Ford's lawyers seemed to lie to her about Grassley's willingness to interview her in California. Ford looked surprised when Grassley informed her the committee offered to send investigators to interview her in California. Of course that wouldn't have been a spectacle, which is what the left wanted.

5. DiFi's staff leaked her identity to the media and that was always going to be the play. The left doesn't operate by the rules. Technically, Kavanaugh is qualified and in theory the SCOTUS process is not supposed to be political just like cabinet appointments aren't supposed to be political. But to the left everything is political, that is why the idiot Republicans give Democrat presidents like Obama the radical nominees he wanted with little push back, while the Democrats fight and obstruct Trump on every nomination. The left was always going to conduct Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing on their turf, the media, and not within the proper process channels.


The left admire Che for a reason.

Kristian Holvoet said...

Can you even imagine what would be happening now if Kavanaugh was replacing Ginsburg?

I think Trump was holding the female likely nominees for just such a battle.

The Democrats are going to regret this if Trump gets to pick a Stevens or Ginsburg replacement.

They already should be regretting going to the mattresses over Gorsuch. If the filibuster still existed their is 0% chance that a nuclear option could work here (Flake, Collins, Mikuklsi and other would vote to keep it).

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Remember- It's OK for the Clinton Democratic Lie machine to LIE to you. Any lie will do.

Michael K said...

Samuel Chase was impeached but not convicted. I thought I remembered that. It was 1803 and part of the Federalist-Jefferson battles.

He was impeached on the basis of lower court decisions, not personal conduct.

Apparently he was unrelated to Salmon P Chase, later Chief Justice on the Court,

I am now more optimistic about the mid-terms. The Democrats made a disastrous error in going after Kavanaugh.

tim in vermont said...

Nobody ever managed to impeach Earl Warren.

Joshua Barker said...

Also looks like CBF has several ties to the CIA...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DoJvExoXUAAdLiy?format=jpg

Bay Area Guy said...

For the Democrats, the crazy never stops.......

Mike Sylwester said...

Imagine that the FBI's sedition against Trump had not been exposed.

The FBI still would be governed by "Crazy Comey the Leaker", Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and their ilk.

Imagine what that gang would do in their investigation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Darkisland said...

Ann, would appreciate the take of a Constitutional scholar on this:

Article 3 says "The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, ..."

A bit different than the high crimes and misdemeanors of the presidential impeachment.

It reads to me like a judge/justice can ONLY be impeached for bad behavior during their term of office, not for bad behavior before becoming a judge.

Is this the case or am I reading it wrong?

The only recent impeachment we've had was Democrat Alcee Hastings (now a Democrat Congressman). His impeachment was for taking bribes while a judge.

John Henry

Matthew Sablan said...

"Take the WhiteHouse, House and Senate and impeach Kavanaugh and Thomas. Appoint 2 liberal judges and voila!"

-- I worry it won't be long before both sides use impeachment to create some openings.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

Democrats should write articles of Impeachment now for Trump, Kavanaugh and Pence. Then the leftists should publicize these articles of impeachment before the midterm elections guaranteeing the Democrats complete victory in the midterms.

Jess said...

He might as well ask Feinstein to loan him some of her flying monkeys to help get rid of Kavanaugh. It would add pizzazz to his political theater.

Mazo Jeff said...

I don't recall but IF CBF is afraid of flying and she said the polygraph was given at an airport hotel prior to her flight, did she take any medication to lower her anxiety? If so, would that have an effect on the polygraph?

Dave Begley said...

I will remind everyone here that Whitehouse is one of the leaders of the Global Warming scam. He's unhinged.

Deep Runner said...

Interesting to hear someone use the phrase/word "honor-bound" Dude hasn't even been confirmed, and already talk of impeachment.

#NoShameAllSham

clint said...

Remind me, what's Judge Moore doing these days, after all the statutory rape allegations that lost him an election?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

It's OK when democratics lie to you.

Henry said...

We may not get an FBI investigation after this, but we surely we get a journalistic investigation. There will be books.

And if the investigative journalists uncover anything -- anything more than circumstance and conjecture, there will be blood.

n.n said...

Is the fight over abortion, or the money abortion groups bring?

The fight is over the profits from recycled-child (i.e. clinical cannibalism) and the profitability of International Planned Parenthood Federation et al. It is also about selective-child (i.e. abortion rites), reduced childhood mortality (necessarily by the numbers), reduced poverty (i.e. after-birth personal and shared responsibility), civil stability (less children left behind), social progress (e.g. "diversity" or too many white girls "next door" a la The Guardian - Hope Solo is mainstream progressive thought), democratic leverage (i.e. women and men's pursuit of wealth, pleasure, leisure, and narcissistic indulgence), and increased GDP (e.g. immigration reform). Consider how they rationalize the collateral damage of social justice adventures and catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform (e.g. trail of tears, people left behind, mass emigration).

Michael K said...

Ford looked surprised when Grassley informed her the committee offered to send investigators to interview her in California. Of course that wouldn't have been a spectacle, which is what the left wanted.

Good point about the spectacle. I was surprised she showed up but the lawyers controlled everything.

I have read a bit about the guy that Ed Whelan identified as the real molester. Apparently she dated that guy and protected him. This suggests that he was the guy but she went political in naming Kavanaugh.

The calendars were what torpedoed their ship. The lawyers did not expect that.

Michael K said...

Also, the home remodeling was in 2008, not 2012 so she is lying about that, too.

clint said...

@Darkisland-

Assume your reading of the Constitution is 100% accurate.

What happens when the House impeaches and the Senate convicts, despite the charges predating his tenure in office?

There's no Constitutional mechanism for appealing the Senate's conclusion.

Kevin said...

We’re movimg from living Constitution to living confirmations.

Kristian Holvoet said...

"-- I worry it won't be long before both sides use impeachment to create some openings."

it would be a hellava lot easier to just expand the court. If Obama really wanted a durable legacy, he should have pushed for expanding the court to 19 SCOTUS judges rather than Obamacare.

Darkisland said...

Blogger Kristian Holvoet said...

Can you even imagine what would be happening now if Kavanaugh was replacing Ginsburg?

I read somewhere that the plan is:

1) RBG retires or leave the court

2) AN hour later President Trump announces the replacement

3) The next day Grassly calls the committee, allows 1 hour for discussion then call a vote.

4) The next day after that, McConnell brings it to the floor for a vote where it passes on party lines.

The defense of this process will be that we must avoid another circus like this.

John Henry

Ignorance is Bliss said...

As the Professor points out, the Senate sets the rules for impeachment trials. So, just as the Democrats changed the filibuster rule when confirming judges, they could change the requirement regarding the number of Senators needed to convict. So a bare majority of Democrat Senators could change the standard to a bare majority to remove from office.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Whitehouse is fund raising, full stop. Look, the Democrats probably have every midterm vote they’re ever going to get. But that doesn’t mean they can’t relentlessly milk that cow.
There seems to be an assumption here that Democrat politicians are co-believers with, rather than the cynical exploiters of, the ignorant and gullible Democrat base.

bagoh20 said...

Keep going Dems. PLease keep it up. What else do you have?

Gretchen said...

Oh good, now the democrats are going to impeach any justice appointed by Republicans.

BarrySanders20 said...

What surprised me most about the hearing is how Ford kinda looked like Kavanaugh in a disguise.”

That’s a funny observation. With all the trannie stuff going on, I thought she could be a man. Would add to the circus, esp if she allowed her beard to grow.

Mazo Jeff said...

We have a national debt over $21T, an immigration problem, a health care crisis and pension underfunding, and Sen Whitehorseshit's mission is to continue the Javerian pursuit of BK?? Tell this Congress (small c due to my total contempt of this branch of the US Govt) to get off it's butt and do something!!! I saw on the nbc news, they will take up legislation on legroom on airplanes? This is our "leaders"??

Michael K said...

The defense of this process will be that we must avoid another circus like this.

I think this was the last public hearing for this.

Margaret Hamilton was a hospital volunteer for years at a hospital where I worked in trining. She was the witch in W of O

Renee said...

"It reads to me like a judge/justice can ONLY be impeached for bad behavior during their term of office, not for bad behavior before becoming a judge"

But he lied about sexual assault, in their minds. They will get him on lying.

MikeR said...

That would be awesome. An investigation would be very good for Kavanaugh. Investigate him, investigate Ford, investigate all of them. Only don't let it interfere with the confirmation any more. Let's get that done and then you can investigate these allegations all you want.

Chris Of Rights said...

I can think of no better position than this for the Democrats to take on this issue to ensure Republican turnout

mccullough said...

This investigation hasn’t got any better with age. Ford’s allegations are weak but plausible. Ramirez allegations are not first hand memories. She had to ask around to see what happened. After meeting with a Dem Operative Lawyer for a week she’s pretty sure Kavanaugh dick slapped her.

Swetnick’s allegations are off the reservation.

Kavanaugh has been hanging in the wind for two weeks now. Anyone who ever knew the guy has had the chance to come forward.

Three women. And the pimp who was one of his freshman roommates.

Kavanaugh will never be removed based on these people. And no one else can credibly come forward now without video/audio.

The media circus brings forward more witnesses than any FBI investigation could.

Khesanh 0802 said...

@Ignorance is Bliss Impeachment requirements are set out in the Constitution not Senate rules. The Constitution requires a 2/3 vote for impeachment in the Senate. Can't be changed. Whitehouse is full of shit; always has been.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

If the GOP would actually fight the lying corruptocrats - really fight them, on behalf of normal honest hard-working Americans - they might win.

Ralph L said...

But But But--the Independence of the Judiciary!

Khesanh 0802 said...

Flake just committed to vote for Kavanaugh in Committee. Senate vote Tuesday I believe.

Scientific Socialist said...

I found myself laughing out loud during Whitehouse's attempt at yearbook exegesis. It was several minutes of black comedy, illustrating how low the Senate has sunk-and Rhode Islanders' collective insanity-that such an arrogant, thoroughly despicable human being is a United States senator.

Khesanh 0802 said...

should have added " changed....without Constitutional Amendment".

Leland said...

So what is the standard here? You can assault and grope, so long as it is HS, and maybe some gang rape of drugged girls in College, and you can keep your Circuit Judgeship? But do that stuff and just forget about SCOTUS Justice? Is that the line you Democrats want to draw?

If not, then you must go for impeachment of Kavanaugh. That will require a trial.

Then again, if Republicans were serious, they would censure DiFi for her breach of ethics.

Still waiting for criminal charges for Judge Roy Moore; after all, his accusers were supposedly believed.

Rory said...

BS20 said: "...I thought she could be a man. Would add to the circus, esp if she allowed her beard to grow."

Anne Elk (Miss):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6zWjUhfj-M&t=10s

n.n said...

The basis for abortion rites in America is the Supreme Court's introduction of the Twilight Amendment, which, among other things (e.g. diversity, political congruence), arbitrarily reclassified human life as unPersons exempt from human rights and civil protections. Unfortunately, elective abortion is a natural right, and unlike slavery, can be carried out in privacy, in the back alley, and without external personal knowledge. So, one ideological principle is to embrace the wicked solution (i.e. life deemed unworthy), which complements their other principles of diversity (i.e. color judgments/discrimination), and political congruence (i.e. selective exclusion).

The Constitution is written for two parties: The People and our Posterity. It does not allow "cruel and unusual punishment", requires "due process", has no provision for "diversity" including racism and sexism, and requires equal not "=" treatment. The fight is over selective-child, but it is over the Twilight Amendment in general. Somehow they were able to unPerson babies, but "our Posterity" should have stopped them cold. That said, disarming and denying a voice to human life when we are uniquely vulnerable is unconstitutional and inhumane.

Abortion rites is a human rights issue. However, unlike slavery or one-child, selective-child represents a normalization by a substantial minority, and tolerance (if only grudgingly) by a majority. Like slavery and one-child, selective-child (i.e. wicked solution) could defeated with overwhelming force, but, as a practice that has been normalized, a sustainable solution is through education and moral reform/conservation.

Ralph L said...

Margaret Hamilton was a hospital volunteer
I saw a tweet last night on the USNInstitute blog. A decorated Marine VN vet & drill sergeant managed to keep it secret during his career that he had been the voice of Bambi.

Dave said...

By the way Tim, it seemed to me that yesterday morning you had the perfect opportunity to use cui boner in a sentence as in:

"Feminism was designed by horny teenage boys. I mean if you look at it from a cui boner point of view"

Should I say something on topic? None of these surface issues make a damn to our representatives. They are all sociopaths. How's that for bipartisanship?

glenn said...

The past month or so served to confirm a lot of the judgements people made when they voted for Trump. Dr Ford and Judge Kavanaugh are shining examples of “people born on third base who thought they hit a triple”. If that’s the best we can do we are in deep do-do.

DanTheMan said...

>>said the polygraph was given at an airport hotel
She also said it was extensive and grueling and that they covered her whole life.
But the results shared were only two questions.
Something is seriously amiss here. Either she lied about the extent of the polygraph or they only released only a small subset of what she was asked....

LilyBart said...

Leland said...
So what is the standard here? You can assault and grope, so long as it is HS, and maybe some gang rape of drugged girls in College, and you can keep your Circuit Judgeship? But do that stuff and just forget about SCOTUS Justice? Is that the line you Democrats want to draw?


Whats the standard for proof here? You can accuse someone of something bad 36 years later, not remember where it happened, not really remember when it happened, name four people present who all say they have no memory of the party, and one saying she's never met the accused, give contradictory details about how many people were there, and we're just supposed to ruin the accused on your say so? WTH? I guarantee you do not want to live your life under those terms..

Trumpit said...

"Also, the home remodeling was in 2008, not 2012 so she is lying about that, too."

You've reached a new low in nasty idiocy. I will plant poison ivy on your grave.

LilyBart said...

mccullough said...
This investigation hasn’t got any better with age. Ford’s allegations are weak but plausible.


36 year old, incomplete memories (no memory of where or when, contradictory statements on how many people there), all four 'witnesses' named don't even remember the party, and one says she's never met Kavanaugh. this story is....problematic

n.n said...

Judge Roy Moore was cleared of all claims. A date with an underage girl, that was ended following discovery. The only convictions outstanding are in the minds of Democrat partisans.

K is cleared of all claims when two of three allegations are dismissed as unsubstantiated, and F recalls a memory where who, where, and when change with each successive presentation.

Warlock trials are unconstitutional. Moore and K could only be prosecuted under the Twilight Amendment.

Steve M. Galbraith said...

they could change the requirement regarding the number of Senators needed to convict

I don't think so: the Constitution states that a 2/3s vote is needed for conviction. They would have to amend the Constitution to change that.

If the Democrats capture the House they'll be at the very least passage of a public censure of Kavanaugh.

Original Mike said...

Blogger Dave Begley said...”I will remind everyone here that Whitehouse is one of the leaders of the Global Warming scam. He's unhinged.”

I didn’t know anything about him until Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. Then I watched two days of Whitehouse ranting about how 5-4 SCOTUS decisions and the existence of the Federalist Society proved the right was corrupt. Yeesh.

rcocean said...

"Ford’s allegations are weak but plausible."

NO. Its always implausible when you can't give a date (within a month) or remember where the assault took place.

The idea that she could remember tons of little details that hurt Kavanaugh, while NOT remembering Big easily remembered details, like how she got there and how she got home, was always ABSURD.

rcocean said...

I'm always amazed at how people's brains work.

She has ZERO evidence to support her claim. ZERO.

But she's somehow "Plausible" or "Credible"

Okey-dokey.

320Busdriver said...

Until we demand term limits on this body we will suffer these power & money hungry parasites into perpetuity.

Ray said...

Per the comments Senator Whitehouse is in a tough re-election race.

Therefore his comments goal is probably to get lots of campaign contributions from anti Kavanaugh people nationwide.

Note the Dems were doing a lot of fundraising yesterday.

I don’t think the Democrats are even aware of the voter blowback for their words and actions making Kavanaugh and his family go through hell.

MountainMan said...

I would suggest to the Senator that the actions of you and your Democrat colleagues on the Judiciary Committee have put you in a hole. It would be in your own interests, and that of the citizens you represent, that you all set aside your shovels and stop digging.

n.n said...

The left admire Che for a reason.

And Mao, but curiously distance themselves from Stalin, Hitler, and similar collectivists with smaller body counts.

FIDO said...

Here is a question that Althouse might be able to answer:


How many womanizers were justices on the SC?

How many were alcoholics?

How many had anger issues?

Did this effect the quality of their work?

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Oh good, now the democrats are going to impeach any justice appointed by Republicans.

I'm fully expecting them to soon reach the point where they openly promise to impeach all Republicans once they are in power. This is the next logical step for the party that no longer accepts election results.

FIDO said...

I'd like a bit of cruel neutrality in the answer.

How many of them did you look up to AS TO THEIR DECISIONS?

dustbunny said...

As to famous witches and witch hunts, this is Abigail Williams and her girlfriends screaming “I saw Sarah Good with the devil”. She saw nothing but she got her prey.

Brian said...

I am now more optimistic about the mid-terms. The Democrats made a disastrous error in going after Kavanaugh.

Trump has been working to nationalize the midterms for a long time. Impeachment talk over Russian Collusion. He had promised a budget showdown (even shutting down the government!) over the wall. He was looking for ANY excuse to make it a national election. A national election hurts those red state democrats (Tester, Manchin, McCaskill, etc).

If those races are about local issues, they retain their seats. If it's nationalized it becomes about Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, etc. Their tactics played into nationalizing the election for Trump.

I expect Manchin will vote yes on Kavenaugh. It's telling he was in the meeting last night with Collins, Murkowski, and Flake.

Oso Negro said...

After seeing her in action yesterday, my theory is that “Dr. Ford” was once Chrissy the teenage slut. I don’t say this disparagingly, I was always partial to sluts and feel they have an important role to play in adolescence culture. But back in the day, she was probably nicknamed “BJ Blasey” or something similar, and was famous among her peers for her sexual indiscretion. I suspect that in the course of her career as Chrissy, Teen Slut, she probably had a close call or two with rough boys. She probably has a record of emotional instability as an adult and a history of medication for the same. In the wake of the MeToo movement it became convenient for her to re-cast herself as a victim and when Kavanaugh came up as the nominee, she was a perfect foil for Democrat operators. She gets a moment of fame, and a good payday, NO MATTER whether she torpedos Kavanaugh or not. Her phony fragility was good enough for people who wanted to believe (looking at YOU, Althouse). Her use of “Brett” was particularly obscene.

FIDO said...

How many men are going to go out and vote for Feinstein now?

Granted, few men were going to vote for her anyway, but how many fewer do you think will get out of their Laz-E-Boys to go pull the lever for that b*+c#

viator said...

Susan del Percio is a Republican like Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt are Republicans. With Republicans like this the Republicans don't need enemies. They are useful for MSNBC and CNN to trot out for agreement with Democrat talking points. It is a lucrative gig.

Amadeus 48 said...

I am seeing the beauty of Crack’s deranged comments yesterday. THIS IS HILARIOUS!

gilbar said...

IiB says that our Professor said that the Senate could change the 2/3 rule for removal

Our Constitution says:
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

So, they COULD change the rule... If they threw out our Constitution

Amadeus 48 said...

I don’t think Whitehorse liked it when BK asked him what he drank.

Koolade, baby, koolade.

Francisco D said...

The only recent impeachment we've had was Democrat Alcee Hastings (now a Democrat Congressman). His impeachment was for taking bribes while a judge.

And it was a bipartisan effort. He was obviously a crook.

n.n said...

physics theory of how an hourglass works

Two objects cannot occupy the same position in space at the same time. The velocity of each particle is determined by gravity. The total time is the cumulative time of each particle transitioning from the upper chamber individually and in turn.

no physics theory of the shapes of wrinkles in a balled-up and then un-balled sheet of paper

The force applied to the paper is asymmetric. The substrate is elastic, so the paper will crumple and uncrumple retaining features of its original form. At a lower level, the atomic alignment is asymmetric with variable attractive forces that influence and limit the deformation. The shape can be estimated with a probability assigned to ever smaller sections interacting with each other and the external force.

Francisco D said...

Regarding the effort to impeach Kavanaugh if he is confirmed to the SCOTUS:

How much dirt do you think will be dug up on CBF, other players and the way the process played out before the Dems try to impeach?

It did not take long to determine that she lied about her home renovation and fear of flying. There is probably a lot more.

Whitehouse reminds me of a bully who gets sand kicked in his face, and threatens to come back to kick butt.

Yeah, after 10 years of Charles Alas training.

mccullough said...

Ford’s shifting versions this summer (they don’t match each other or her therapists notes) combined with her friend Leland saying she doesn’t know Kavanaugh and wasn’t at a small gathering sinks her.

Feinstein knows it. Her colleagues (Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Booker and Durbin) are mostly idiots. But she and Klobuchar are not.

And Ford isn’t brave. She’s actually a bad person for doing this. Put aside Kavanaugh, his wife and daughters didn’t sign up for this. A good person wouldn’t inflict that kind of collateral damage. We didn’t nuke Afghanistan to kill Bin Laden.

Ford seemed to enjoy her day in the sun. And had no problem taking a dig at her friend who wouldn’t back up her story. Kavanaugh is a better person than Ford.

The Crack Emcee said...

This guy makes it easier to break the Democrats. They coulda got Dick Durbin, but, he'll do.

Dixie_Sugarbaker said...

Whitehouse, now do Keith Ellison.

Unknown said...

I believe the appropriate word for this action is "Campaigning".

-sw

Sebastian said...

"There's such an effort to create anxiety in the populace."

Mostly they are counting on the pre-existing anxiety of the Althouses, about "women's bodies" and male sexual assaults and K having a "dark side" and so on and so forth.

If the Althouses called BS, the efforts to increase anxiety would have to stop. But moderately liberal women have not drawn the red line. As leading indicator Ann Althouse illustrates, they do not challenge Fording as Borking by other means, or reject the Dems as detestable scum perpetrating an ethical charade. So the circus will continue.

Thanks, Blackmun.

JAORE said...

Judge K should be investigated.

He was:
By the FBI
By the Judicial Committee
By the NYT
By the WaPo
By the ....

Professor Ford? Not so much.

Browndog said...

That woman in the video just replaced Sandra Fluck as the face of That's Not Funny.

Leland said...

For LilyBart… I agree. I also don't think the Democrats want to live under those rules. But as Kurt Schlicter notes, these aren't my rules and they won't like living under the rules they created.

So here we are today; the Democrats have already acknowledged their new standard is the woman is to be believed and the man guilty until they can prove their innocence. To them, the trial was over the moment CBF made the charge. No other proof was necessary to believe her, no exculpatory evidence can possibly be sufficient to show his innocence. So what's the punishment for these crimes, Dems?

And if they don't like those rules; then this is, what we always knew it to be: a sham to delay any confirmation of any Justice and deny the President along with his voters their fair representation. If that's the case, the Republicans still have the majority today and should act accordingly. Democrats can whine all they want. If they were honest, Karen Monohan's name would be as famous as Blasey Ford, except that Monohan has real corroborating evidence.

Crimso said...

If the House votes to impeach without clear and compelling evidence that BK committed a crime, what will the other Justices be thinking as they watch the circus roll into their town? Will they realize that none of them will ever be safe in their positions again? When the House changes hands, a Justice gets impeached, and that's the new normal?

Seeing Red said...

How can one believe anything that someone named Whitehouse says? That name triggers racism and white privilege.

Seeing Red said...

So here we are today; the Democrats have already acknowledged their new standard is the woman is to be believed and the man guilty until they can prove their innocence.

Unless you’re a democrat. Keith Ellison.

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JMW Turner said...

Actually, Whitehouse is more like a flying monkey.

Temujin said...

Glad to see the Dems fixated on improving the lives of the American people on a daily basis.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Who would have thought Deplorables like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness!!"

This is why Hillary never took the ice-bucket challenge