Tuesday, October 2, 2018

THIS LITTLE THING? IT'S MY SCUM BAG

The South Carolina senator’s 2016 remarks are at odds with what he’s saying now about Brett Kavanaugh.
(Ed Mazza at Huffingtonpost.com)

"Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was called out for hypocrisy on Monday after comments he made in 2016 resurfaced on social media. 

The conservative lawmaker is a staunch defender of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee who has been accused of sexual assault. On Monday, Graham slammed Democrats for calling for an FBI investigation into the Kavanaugh allegations, and claimed that they were playing politics by trying to keep the seat open until after the midterm election: 

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Lindsey Graham
@LindseyGrahamSC
Replying to @LindseyGrahamSC
All they want is a political outcome. Keep this seat open and hope they win the midterms. 

Pathetic.
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Yet Graham and his fellow Republicans in the Senate blocked Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s March 2016 Supreme Court pick, and Graham himself admitted it was for political reasons."

U P D A T E:

Kavanaugh is the Wrong Nominee
(Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers at Counter Punch.org)

"The Kavanaugh confirmation process has been a missed opportunity for the United States to face up to many urgent issues on which the bi-partisans in Washington, DC are united and wrong.


Kavanaugh’s career as a Republican legal operative and judge supporting the power of corporations, the security state and abusive foreign policy should have been put on trial. The hearings could have provided an opportunity to confront the security state, use of torture, mass spying and the domination of money in politics and oligarchy as he has had an important role in each of these."

I LEFT THE TAG ON MY ASSHAT

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