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originally posted by: Painterz
This place is insane.
Remember when Republicans unleashed decades old allegations about Bill Clinton?
The double-standards on display on ATS since it turned into an alt-right echo chamber are off the charts.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: MteWamp
Schumer’s advocation of the Fairness Doctrine in 2008 kept you from exercising free speech by making you not call into talk radio shows for fear that sharing your opinion was somehow a criminal act. It has limited your voice to be heard. Devalued your self worth. And kept you from receiving promotions from lack of confidence. And from creating your own business for fear it was promoting your ideas via sales of a product or service. And has most definitely kept you from trying to have a relationship with a formal model. Estimated individual loss is projected to be $15 billion.
To put it bluntly, Senate Republicans are being held hostage by one of their own.
Flake, however, did the right thing. You can tell he was torn about what to do on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. While he’s a solid conservative who wants another conservative jurist on the Supreme Court like the rest of his Republican colleagues, he also wants the process to be as fair and judicious as it can be — to the nominee, to Ford, to the Senate as an institution, and to the country. It’s inconceivable that the Judiciary Committee would rush Kavanaugh to the bench when three separate allegations of sexual assault and misconduct are hanging over his head. Flake, to his credit, recognized the problem and used his unique power as a swing vote to push for an investigation that should have occurred before the committee voted.