Can’t have evidence without an investigation. Investigation “wasn’t necessary” and the hearing proceeding because they “felt like it was taking too long”. You want facts over feelings? Investigate. You want feelings over facts? Rush an appointment because you feel an accusation is false.

Can’t have evidence without an investigation. Investigation “wasn’t necessary” and the hearing proceeding because they “felt like it was taking too long”.

You want facts over feelings? Investigate.

You want feelings over facts? Rush an appointment because you feel an accusation is false.

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I’m also glad women are speaking up about their experiences. The USA is supposed to have equality but I’ve watched women get shut out by the systems in place and by men who are supposed to love and support them.

It’s overwhelmingly more common that a victim’s life gets shredded in the USA, including in this case.

Do I believe Dr. Ford is being honest? I do. So does the attorney hired by the Republicans. So does a polygraph test.

Do I think Kavanaugh is lying? I do, because I’ve watched in earlier hearing and his other performances through the years.

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Kavanaugh is excessively partisan.
He has flipped his opinion depending on whether it is a Republican or Democrat.
He wanted Kenneth Starr to pull apart every detail of Bill Clinton’s life in detail that in a 1990s hearing was shocking, although acceptable today, and now he wants sympathy.
His support of Trump’s anti-worker casino case 7 yrs ago.
Him trying to block a girl from having an abortion that is her right, based on a sponsorship that would take months — an unreasonable demand as the judges who overturned him said.

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This is not a criminal trial. It asks: Should he be hired for the job? I give a big No because a partisan Justice like him can spell the end of good Constitutional interpretation.

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Of course the timing is political. Why wouldn’t it be? Dr. Ford put it behind her her whole life.

Now that same guy is about to be rushed into a position that could affect millions.

So, now she’s speaking up.

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So, she should have remained quiet?

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Police in the early 1980s wealthy community USA would not have done anything.

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There was a wall of silence in the past.

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Past: Rape was only believed if there was blood, broken parts, and if the rapist had bad grades in school.

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Gotta fix the future. First step: Assume when a victim says an assault took place, the assault probably took place.

Second: Investigate.

In Kavanaugh’s case, Dr. Ford wanted an investigation. Now the ABA wants an investigation.

But Trump said, “No”. Republican senators are rushing this through.

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When an assault victim is not believed and is put on trial as if they committed the crime, it is twice victimized.

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She still could. But when your assaulter is about to become a Supreme Court Justice of the United States of America and made it damn clear how little he thinks of women, not just you but others (see immigrant girl abortion case for one example), you take a shot and speak up.

This is not an everyday situation.

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“[x] is why trump got elected” is still one of the dumbest talking points, sorry to tell you.

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If there was a strategy, it was ad-hoc, on the fly, not planned ahead and only began the moment Dr. Ford spoke up.

It’d be different if it was a board room strategy planned far in advance.

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All political parties act like idiots. I was an Independent for 25+ yrs.

This July, I switched to Democrat only AFTER going carefully, line by line, through https://www.progressivefl.org/about/platform/ and decided I could handle the gaggle of idiots in hopes that a new breed will slowly fix it.

So, I don’t identify with people that are Democrats or Republicans, but I’m willing to be a Democrat under the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida.

Does that make sense to you?

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Yes there should be – and it’s likely the 3rd or 4th woman coming forward will file criminal charges.

Rushing a vote through is undermining the system.

Rational approach is to delay the vote.

You’re correct that there is irrationality but you point to the wrong source.

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Is this man qualified to be a rational interpreter of the US Constitution?

How does he handle pressure?

Describe his character.

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There are two kinds of SC Justices: Strict interpreters and “in the spirit of the Constitution” interpreters.

Kavanaugh is neither.

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There’s reasonable doubt. I expect a Neil Gorsuch. He is not my politics, not my kind of Constitutional interpreter (strict). But I don’t for a moment doubt his capability.

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Kavanaugh is neither a strict interpreter nor “in the spirit of the Constitution”.

He is an activist.

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Haven’t heard silence from y’all for about 7 yrs now. Got louder 5 yrs ago with Trump’s nomination. Louder since inauguration 2 yrs ago.

Not a day of silence.

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Funny thing is: I’m fine with angry white men speaking up. Go for it.

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You keep bringing up the rape.

I brought up earlier reasons but you keep returning to rape.

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No. It was clear who was deciding what before Dr. Ford and others spoke up.

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I can’t speak for everybody. But I’m of the “one missed payment to homeless” class as I think you are too.

I don’t identify with millionaire politicians nor do I identify with the billionaire politicians in office now.

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I’m campaigning for Andrew Gillum. He was the only middle class candidate. The rest were millionaire and billionaires.

For me, you betcha that makes a difference. I have to watch he doesn’t get seduced by big money doners too far BUT at his base, I know he’s a lot closer to me.

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I may not be a black kid whose father was a construction worker and mother a school bus driver, but it’s the same class as me.

A few of his brothers committed felonies. He was the “good boy” who didn’t, made use of education and rose up.

I didn’t have siblings committing felonies but I had friends that did. I didn’t finish college because of lack of funds but I also wasn’t a super student and didn’t get super scholarships, but good ones. Gillum was a super student.

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First the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida platform sold me and then his platform what sold me. I agree with about 80% of it. Both are specific and in great detail.

I’m a nerd, not a feely-mc-meely guy.

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Kavanaugh hearing was a sham from the start. Neil Gorsuch is acceptable. Kavanaugh isn’t. Too activist.

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I did, long before Dr. Ford spoke up. Nothing has changed except I saw a guy up there who can’t handle pressure.

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Republican feelings are running the Senate show, not facts.

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I’ll just have to claw my way up with merit then.

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“born white, straight and male” – who is playing identity politics?

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His partisanship, the immigrant abortion block attempt with his faulty reasoning and his anti-worker work for Trump in Trump’s casino case is why I don’t want him in.

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Not in Gillum’s campaign. His stuff is straight out of MLK playbook. Standard Christian Left stuff, which for some reason is “Progressive” now. So be it.

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Thanks for allowing me those views. I’m not answering for the rest. I picked a representative – actually – leader in Gillum for Gov.

The rest up there in Congress? They can blow up.

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I’m agnostic. But I was raised Methodist, what’s called Christian Left now. Probably Unitarian is closest if I had to do any.

I just brought it up so you’d get a feel for his politics.

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I want Justices of two kinds: Strict or “in the spirit of”. Kavanaugh is neither.

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I didn’t like Neil Gorsuch’s either.
But I’m ok with him.
Why he get no circus?

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Investigate it. Simple.

Blocking is the Republican tactic.
Merrick Garland Supreme Court nomination

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That’s fine. I’ve said before and still believe you and I are not that far off across the fence from each other.

But I’m not going to play identity politics to fight identity politics.

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Process was subverted for Merrick Garland with no reasoning. Precedence was set then.
Now at least there’s reasoning.

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You can’t deny these same Congressmen crying foul are the EXACT same ones who actually DID block.

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Kavanaugh doesn’t fit. Wrong guy pushed through prior to midterms. Kavanaugh invites a circus around him always and he got one.

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They got a list of other candidates. After Nov, they can do it. But no, they’re rushing. Last chance.

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Not sure. Flake wants an FBI investigation and I agree – it’s the least they can do – but they’re in rush rush damn the consequences mode right now vote fast – so I dunno what’s gonna happen.

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