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The Kavanaugh hearing ripped the mask off the Republican party

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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:21 AM
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This is CNN headlines today. And no, I'm not joking.

Of course, once you open the article it states a different headline. A less hypocrite one.

"With Christine Blasey Ford, Republicans indicted themselves"

For those who don't want to click on the fake news link, I'll highlight the funniest parts.


(CNN) If you watched Thursday's riveting testimony given by professor Christine Blasey Ford, you not only saw an extraordinarily courageous woman push through her fear to tell a committee comprised mostly of men the harrowing story of being sexually assaulted when she was a 15-year-old girl. You also saw the mask ripped off the Republican Party -- now turned into Trump's party -- and exposed as an accomplice in efforts to preserve some of the most pernicious forms of sexism.



Republicans, who once proclaimed themselves the champions of family values, have a morality problem. When Ford -- and then others -- came forward to share their stories of being attacked by Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Republicans knew they had an issue. How would they protect Kavanaugh without seeming disrespectful to women?



"Seeming" is the operative word. It is obvious that finding the truth was never their goal. The goal was always to put Kavanaugh on the court. (Kavanaugh, thus far, has denied all allegations against him, and we have yet to hear him testify.)

Republicans have absorbed Trump's most toxic traits, and their leaders are now infused with them. They equivocate, lie and accidentally let out the truth.

When Ford, looking terrified but determined, faced the Judiciary Committee, Republicans couldn't even muster the courage to ask the questions themselves. They had to hire a female prosecutor (a "female assistant" is how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell describer her, another inadvertent flash from the 1950s.)



Every one of the 11 Republican senators on the committee is a white man. They didn't trust themselves not to appear hostile to Ford. They were right to worry. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley barely spoke to Ford. He opened the hearing with a brief attempt to seem fair, followed by a partisan screed that confirmed he had no intention of getting at the truth.



Their hired hand, Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona prosecutor, was dismally ineffective. But then, she had the impossible task of undercutting Ford's credibility. And few, if any, who saw her tell her story doubted for a second that she was telling the truth.



When Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked how Ford is sure it was Kavanaugh, Ford replied, "The same way I know I'm talking to you."



Grassley became defensive, irritable, knowing the hearing was a disaster. It will energize women like nothing since Trump's "grab them by the p---y" and his subsequent election. The hearing didn't just hurt Kavanaugh -- it inflicted and immediately infected a wound in what was once an honorable party.



The clearest proof that the party's old claim to morality has been flushed out with the Trump revolution is a new NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll with a mind-boggling result: A majority of Republicans -- 54% -- say that if Ford is telling the truth, Kavanaugh should still be confirmed.


Lmaooo.


In the midst of the #MeToo movement, Republicans have shown the country they are actively standing against efforts to repair one of the longstanding injustices in society: the attitude that allows men to exploit and abuse women. The party has adopted Trump's transactional approach to every issue, regardless of its moral and ethical content.

It's all about cost-benefit. They want Kavanaugh on the court, and if that means rejecting pleas for a fair investigation, then reject they will.

But Ford was truthful, credible, and what's worse for Republicans, inspiring. Republicans tried to put Ford on trial, but they ended up indicting themselves.


I had a great time reading this article, not only because it's fake news, but because they're basically talking about themselves in the third person. It's a whole new level of hypocrisy, BS, and low-level human behavior.

And the sad part is that people actually believe this sheesh they read from the fake news, especially those who haven't watched the hearing.

What are your thoughts ATS?

edit on 28/9/2018 by vinifalou because: (no reason given)



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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:31 AM
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It’s just propaganda. This is for the people that couldn’t or don’t wish to watch the hearing.

Anyone who actually watched knows what’s going on, but that’s a very small part of society.

-Attorney paid for by Dems
- sat on allegations for 2 months
- wouldn’t testify under risk of felony
- Feinstein leaked the letter
- Dems refused to participate in the investigation
- the list goes on and on and on


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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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Every woman has a right to be believed...

Unless youre,,

Raped by bill clinton
Beaten by Keith Ellison
Groped by cory Booker
Killed by Ted Kennedy

Truth hasn't been to damn important to the democratic party over the years.

Maybe if they hadn't set such a fine example of listening to female accusers....





posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou

Are you surprised cnn and npr is siding with Ford? Go on reddit since he showed emotion he's now an angry white man with privilege and is obviously guilty. No temperament blah blah blah.

The me too movement doesn't have to be about destroying due process that's the lesson we should have learned.


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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:39 AM
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As a true Independent, yesterdays hearing has made it very hard for me to ever vote for a Dem again...unless some of them start coming out and admitting the tactics of the Dems were fully politically motivated. And they (the Dems) should really consider the senators they have sitting on the judiciary committee...if that’s their best and brightest, they are in serious trouble.
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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou

They are just feeding their base, the 29% of America that still identify as Democrat.

And in doing so have utterly repulsed the 40% of America that is Independent.

Good luck with the midterms now.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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Lol, yeah crap article, nothing more then leftist feed.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:43 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Every woman has a right to be believed...

Unless youre,,

Raped by bill clinton
Beaten by Keith Ellison
Groped by cory Booker
Killed by Ted Kennedy

Truth hasn't been to damn important to the democratic party over the years.

Maybe if they hadn't set such a fine example of listening to female accusers....




I agree with you fully.

I just think both sides are guilty of that as well. Whenever politics are involved, the term "alleged" is typically used by the people on the accused team. The opposing team have usually made up their minds in cases like this.
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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou
I wouldn’t have expected any less. I think you are right about them pointing out all of their own flaws. Unfortunately, a lot of people are going to lap this up. I know plenty of people who hold CNN in high regard. Mostly because This is how they get their talking points straight. These are the type of people that I Would never have put any trust in far before Trump was ever mentioned for candidacy.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou

I thought I watched the hearings myself; but evidently I had something else on my screen.

This doesn't even sound like what I was watching. But , I was "surprised" to see them admit that Kavanaugh had not spoken before they wrote their article. "(Kavanaugh, thus far, has denied all allegations against him, and we have yet to hear him testify.)"

I guess when you have this much invested in one side of a situation, the other side will only complicate your "thinking" if you take time to hear what they have to say.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou

This constant demonetization of white men is concerning. Where will all this hate lead? Nowhere good, that's for sure.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:00 AM
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If the mask was ripped off anyone it's democrats.

From Racist to rapist.

They tried this snip with Patreas.

They tried this snip with Trump.

They did it to Kavanaugh.

And they lose the midterms they will try again in 2020.

Cnn and the left is absolutely a disgrace.

The first rule of journalism is to report the TRUTH.

Cnn clearly doesn't do that.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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So I am still just wondering why the hell they didn't just withdraw him and find someone else instead of going through this mess? How utterly stupid can they be?
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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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This constant demonetization of white men is concerning. Where will all this hate lead? Nowhere good, that's for sure.
a reply to: Thejoncrichton

So what say you about Cosby?
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posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Cosby got a real trial.

BK didn't.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:17 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou

I'd say they weren't watching the same hearing I was...



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: BrianFlanders

Oh come on.

Trump wants HIM. There's no reason for Brett to lose his position because of stupid, low, baseless, and false accusations.

That's what the Dims wants. And they won't get it.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:19 AM
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The really sad thing is that some people only get their news from CNN and believe what they say.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:19 AM
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originally posted by: BrianFlanders
So I am still just wondering why the hell they didn't just withdraw him and find someone else instead of going through this mess? How utterly stupid can they be?


Did you watch the hearing?

Everyone I know that is total a super partisan, even friends that are democrats, were absolutely disgusted by the democrats.

What would be stipud would be to pull kavanuagh name based on baseless accusations, and ensure the unscrupulous democrats voctory in every hearing like this ever by just dropping sex allegations with no proof whatsoever.



posted on Sep, 28 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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CNN doesn't even qualify as a new source anymore. It's just punditry, a left-wing version of Breitbart.



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