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Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:43 AM

They won't lay a glove on Dr. Ford.

She is so real and so compelling that any attempt to cow her or bully her is going to backfire even if it comes from a "female assistant." Sitting here listening to her (I can't bring myself to watch) has transported me right back to being 15 and feeling powerless and scared and vulnerable. How many others here are having those feelings?

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Reply They won't lay a glove on Dr. Ford. (Original post)
Raven Sep 2018 OP
malaise Sep 2018 #1
Hoyt Sep 2018 #2
meadowlark5 Sep 2018 #8
Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #28
CincyDem Sep 2018 #3
nolabear Sep 2018 #4
democratisphere Sep 2018 #5
madaboutharry Sep 2018 #6
Volaris Sep 2018 #13
MineralMan Sep 2018 #7
kairos12 Sep 2018 #9
ProfessorPlum Sep 2018 #10
mcar Sep 2018 #11
BadgerMom Sep 2018 #22
Permanut Sep 2018 #12
B Stieg Sep 2018 #14
Nevilledog Sep 2018 #17
Mr.Bill Sep 2018 #23
lostnfound Sep 2018 #32
relayerbob Sep 2018 #15
Mr.Bill Sep 2018 #25
B Stieg Sep 2018 #33
ffr Sep 2018 #16
KSNY Sep 2018 #18
Javaman Sep 2018 #19
zentrum Sep 2018 #20
calimary Sep 2018 #21
yuiyoshida Sep 2018 #24
redstatebluegirl Sep 2018 #26
BeyondGeography Sep 2018 #27
Pepsidog Sep 2018 #29
stopbush Sep 2018 #30
Mr.Bill Sep 2018 #31

Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:45 AM

1. Yes for the backfiring

Rec

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:47 AM

2. The GOPer Henchwoman will try, though. If I were her, I'd say "no questions," but bet she's paid

to attack. Glad Dr. Ford has all the supporters behind her.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:53 AM

8. She was definitely paid to do a job for the trumpublicans

Why did they go all the way to Arizona to find an attorney and no less one from Maricopa county

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:35 PM

28. Grassley's clever ploy to have a female assistant do the questioning and limiting Senators to 5

MINUTES each....ooops.

If I were a D Senator I would say, "I yield my 5 minutes to Dr. Ford and TRUTH".

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:47 AM

3. She is amazing. They aren't familiar with this kind of authenticity. n/t

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:48 AM

4. I don't trust them not to be condescendingly "kind."

Even Grassley was oversolicitous. They can try to make her look weak and emotionally overwrought.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:49 AM

5. Dr. Ford's testimony is ABSOLUTELY believable!

Anything Kavanaugh says to rebut her testimony will be a lie.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:50 AM

6. There is no way they are going to discredit her or her story.

The republicans must be beside themselves right now. They had no idea who they were dealing with.

She is a brave woman.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:25 PM

13. Maybe not regards to her, but McConnell knew EXAXTLY who Kav was...

And it's why he nearly begged the WH to put up someone else. The fact that he's going along with this, screams proof of his guilt in the collusion matter, and I think Trump has him by the balls.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:51 AM

7. Yes. That's why the crusty old Republican men are afraid to even

speak to her. They know how powerful her voice is becoming and they're scared to death. They have no idea how to speak to a woman who has suffered at the hands of people like themselves.

And yet, they persist. Damn them all!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:54 AM

9. Aunt Lydia begins speaking.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:55 AM

10. my guess is they will treat her with false kindness and condescension

that's their best play, and it is a shitty one that will hopefully sink them. assholes

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:56 AM

11. I'm in tears

There can be no doubt that Kavanaugh assaulted Dr. Ford.

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Response to mcar (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:16 PM

22. +1000

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 11:35 AM

12. Speaking as an old white male..

I've never walked in those shoes, and never will. There are no words I can think of to describe the courage I'm seeing in Dr. Ford.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:25 PM

14. Seconded!

Last edited Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:27 PM - Edit history (1)

(old white guy here, too)
Sadly, we need more like her.

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:28 PM

17. In a perfect world there would be none like her.

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:16 PM

23. Same here.

What a strong, brave and intelligent woman she is. I am fortunate enough to be married to a woman who is similar.

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 12:29 PM

32. We need more like you, too

Compassionate allies are important for many reasons.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:26 PM

15. I agree with statement 100% as another older white male

That these people can call themselves "men", just because they have genitals is beyond me

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:19 PM

25. Or as my wife puts it,

we all have genitals, just half of us carry them inside our bodies and the other half carry them outside.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:46 PM

33. Or, as Pete Seeger used to sing about gender equality...

"Whether you project in or project out"

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:26 PM

16. Democrats are landing haymakers, standing up for what's right.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:34 PM

18. Notice how Grassley stops the clock during Mitchell's questions, but not for D's questions

and early on he claimed that he had been "rudely interrupted" by either Kamala Harris or Amy Kobluchar when they requested a document that Mitchell and the R's had, but that they had not given to their Democratic colleagues, so Grassley is revealing his sexism and bias (and his hostility towards women) nonetheless.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:38 PM

19. they won't, but I will bet you their sycophant followers will.

nothing is sacred in society anymore.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:45 PM

20. The lawyer sell-out

....is poking holes though. Pointing out little contradictions. Giving just enough cover for the Repukes to do this ghastly thing. But I speak from nervousness.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:12 PM

21. Glaring moment I will never forget, in this.

The quote of the day, so far, from a panelist on the air with Brian Williams on MSNBC, former prosecutor Cynthia Alskne: "half of America is crying." That would include me, too.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:18 PM

24. IF the Republicans and Senator Grassley push this

Bret Kavanaugh forward to be nominated, there will be hell to pay.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:23 PM

26. Me too....

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:25 PM

27. She has suffered, she has taken the long, hard journey into her life

She is on solid ground that she has built herself. There is no shaking such a person.

Brett Kavanaugh's criminal, mendacious and calculated skate through life, on the other hand, is ending today. And Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is the reason. It's a great day for fair-minded humans in America, and she is a genuine hero.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:55 PM

30. The boxing reference is pretty distasteful considering what is being discussed.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 11:26 PM

31. They didn't lay a glove on her.

But the deplorables are cheering for a man who put on a display of drunken rage. Just another incident that shows me how genuinely fucked up this country is.

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