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1) Columbus Day 2018 is half time at the 2018 Mid-Term Bowl. The score is GOP 17 and Democrats 16. Let’s recap the first half.

#BlueWave #RedWave #2018MidTermElections…
2) Going into the game the Democrats were riding their #BlueWave of enthusiasm. They were so confident America was tired of all the lies and sordid behavior of Coach Trump that the Democrats could win the game easily.
3) They laughed at their good fortune every time a GOP player would pledge to work closely with their coach; such easy pickings.

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After Kevin Cramer characterized #MeToo as "victimization," I thought it'd be helpful to look into Kevin's backstory.

Turns out this is one of the least misogynistic things he's ever said.
Buckle up, North Dakota & meet your possible future Senator.

(2) Cramer made national news with his hot take on Kavanaugh.

“My point was that there was no type of intercourse or anything like that...that nothing happened in terms of a sexual … event, beyond, obviously, the attack... Even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?"

(3) Because there was no penetration, Cramer argues, there was no assault. And really, who hasn't been drunk and tried to rape a woman. Am I right? 👀

This is a guy endorsed & supported by GW Bush and Trump because of course, he is.
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[THREAD] Kavanaugh’s confirmation today is just 1 part of Republicans’ decades-long campaign to subvert our democracy. They put their relentless pursuit of a Supreme Court controlled by radical right-wingers ahead of brave women who have told their stories. #KavanaughConfirmation
By taking extreme personal risk, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford & sexual assault survivors galvanized this process. Disturbing and credible allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were brought to light by several courageous women. None of it mattered to Republicans. #KavanaughConfirmation
Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be disbarred and investigated, not elevated to the Supreme Court. He has the lowest approval rating of a SCOTUS nominee since Robert Bork.
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1/ We’ve spent months on the front lines fighting this nomination. From mobilizing for rallies, sharing stories of survival & making thousands on thousands of calls to senators—including 15,000 @HRC members today.

We’ve left nothing on the field in the fight to #StopKavanaugh.
2/ And we have done that because the stakes of this nomination—for LGBTQ people, for women, for people of color, for survivors of sexual assault—could not be any higher. Across the country, we have turned out to say we #BelieveSurvivors and we must #StopKavanaugh.
3/ Unfortunately @SenatorCollins, @Sen_JoeManchin and others in the U.S. Senate made clear today that they will nevertheless back this dangerous, unqualified nominee. This is a slap in the face to Americans everywhere. #StopKavanaugh
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Thought he’d just focus on Kavanaugh. Instead he gave best response on rape culture I’ve ever heard from a man!
I aspire to be this reflective. Damn!
#CancelKavanaugh #StopKanavaugh
The man in the video is @Mysonne and he was arrested about an 1.5 hours after this interview along with 14 other men blocking the road in protest. #CancelKavanaugh #StopKanavaugh #BelieveSurvivors
“We are not going back into the caves...” #StopKavanaugh #CancelKanavaugh
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I usually don’t want live hearings and instead read the synopsis later. I have an anxiety disorder and I’ve found this helps manage it. But last week I stayed home and watched every second of Dr Ford and Kavanaugh. I still haven’t recovered #StopKavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors /1
I wanted to bear witness to Dr Ford’s story. Part of me believed that all the women watching could collectively send support her way. Dr Ford was brave and patriotic and I’m deeply grateful she opened her trauma to try and save us #BelieveSurvivors #StopKavanaugh /2
I watched the gaslighting of the fake politeness of the prosecutor and GOP senators claiming they believed Dr Ford and thanking her for her testimony. But it was Kavanaugh’s testimony that I can’t shake #StopKavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors /3
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If you're unable to watch what's happening on the floor, I'm gonna be updating this thread with the latest the best I can.

Just now:

Sen Grassley sd Dems doctored a video of Kavanaugh saying B.C was "abortion inducing drugs".

#VoteNo #StopKavanaugh #CancelKavanaugh
Sen Grassley:

The democrats had "one last card" to play with regard to Dr. Ford. Suggesting they sat on the allegations merely as a ploy.

People should see this for what it is- political play.
Lawd have mercy.

I just took my anxiety medication and bloop pressure pills. 😄😄

Grassley is on my fucking nerves. He is lying and lying and lying about the same stuff they've lied abt for a month.
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Conservative Women Will Make Dems Pay For Kavanaugh In November…
Democrats assumed Republican women would play into their identity politics instead of seeking truth, and that assumption is blowing up in their faces.
Many conservative women see an eminently qualified Supreme Court nominee standing his ground, while duly elected members of the Senate attempt to destroy his life and prevent him from serving on the nation’s highest court.
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We were planning to shut down the Capitol Building but the authorities were so scared of this #WomensWave that they shut it down for us.

1000+ women, survivors, and allies have gathered in the Hart Senate Building.
Every hallway. Every floor.

#CancelKanavaugh #BelieveSurvivors
The entire building is echoing with chants of “BELIEVE SURVIVORS”
We believe ALL survivors.

#BelieveSurvivors #CancelKavanaugh
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Kelleyanne Conway can be a survivor AND have the world's worst take on it.

You can support her, have empathy AND not buy into the BS take.
If some person or faction has an agenda? Debate on whether or not to believe her is part of the trick. It's the perfect trap if you can’t see it.
The timing of this COULD be designed to change the narrative by confusing the issue.

Or it could be organic.

Both are moot.
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My (probably unpopular) take on #SNL's #KavanaughHearing skit:

I understand that it's important to take a break from all the despair. I understand that comedy can serve as a much needed pressure release valve. Certainly I make jokes. I laugh at other's jokes and 1/
often feel a sense of community because of it. Less alone in seeing the absurdity - the frustrating, rage-inducing absurdity of where we are.

Having said that, I didn't laugh at #MattDamon's impression. Not because Damon has made some really telling and shitty comments 2/
about #MeToo (although the idea that doing this send up might rehabilitate his rep better than any lukewarm apology is insult to injury). But because I couldn't help but imagine how #DrFord would react to it. Beyond that and more importantly from a societal perspective, 3/
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If there is one thing you take away from yesterday’s hearing, it’s this: Brett Kavanaugh is no Supreme Court Justice. #StopKavanaugh
While the fact that Trump only nominated Kavanaugh because he would gut Roe v. Wade was enough to disqualify Kavanaugh, yesterday further proved he is unfit to be a Supreme Court justice.
While the fact that Kavanaugh has already blocked access to abortion & birth control and would threaten access to affordable care was enough to disqualify Kavanaugh, yesterday further proved he is unfit to be a Supreme Court justice.
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Someone perjured themselves yesterday.

Why wouldn’t the Senate Judiciary Committee want to know who lied?

There is a 50/50 chance that the man they want to put on the Supreme Court has lied not only the Senate but to the FBI, which is a felony.

#FridayFeeling #BelieveSurvivors
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Fri AM: committee vote. Sat: procedural vote. Mon: cloture. Tue: final vote. CALL: 202-224-3121. Gather @ Senate offices 12p Fri to tell say VOTE NO. Bring signs. Wear black. Tweet photos. Spread word. All hands on deck.
Near Phoenix, AZ? Tell Jeff Flake to vote NO on Kavanaugh: meet at noon Friday 9/28 at his office at 2200 E Camelback Rd, Suite 120. Bring signs and friends, wear black, share photos.…
Near Anchorage, Alaska? Tell Lisa Murkowski to announce her opposition to Kavanaugh! Meet at noon (Alaska time) at her office at 510 L St, Suite 600. Bring signs, friends, wear black, tweet your photos, tag your senator—spread the word on Facebook here:…
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1. Woke up 3hrs too early, queasy and stressed. 2mins from now, we will likely be witness to a national misogynistic sham so deep and so blatant as to prove once and for all that the powerbrokers of US government do not believe women are human. #Kavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors #RAGE
2. I'll prob livetweet #Kavanaugh hearing, but I feel physically ill over how they've stacked the deck against #ChristinaBlaseyFord, ignored #JulieSwetnick's gang rape allegations, demonized #DeborahRamirez. How many more rapes will happen bec Trump &GOP brand claim women liars.
3. 0 reason other than corruption, misogyny, and partisanship for having no witnesses, no FBI investigation. Yet hypocrite Grassley, opens saying he wants a "Safe, comfortable, and dignified" hearing and a "show of civility"--then immediately misrepresents the issues. #Kavanaugh
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We're live-tweeting the #KavanaughHearings. It'll be a tough day for too many of us, so we're asking everyone to take time to care for yourself today. For some guidance, check out our webinar, "Self Esteem, Self Expression, and Self Love for Activists":
Pitiful that @ChuckGrassley opens with saying that *both* Dr. Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh have had a bad couple weeks. One came forward with a painful truth, the other faced a reckoning for multiple allegations of abuse. #KavanaughHearings #BelieveSurivors
Thus begins @ChuckGrassley's cognitive dissonance regarding when, why, and how survivors come forward. We should control our stories and who they're shared with. #BelieveSurvivors #KavanaughHearings
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[thread] @MichaelRCaputo loses his shyte on CNN saying that all men need to be afraid of false allegations. To that I say b.s. Only 2% of allegations turn out to be false. If you raise your sons right, you have nothing to worry about. I #BelieveSurvivors… MAAN statistics at Stanford
~50% of sexual assaults go unreported…
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Here's the thing, people (men AND women), when you hear an account of a sexual assault and you honestly don't believe it, sharing your belief out loud or online means you are shutting the door on future assault victims. /1
That future victim could be a brother or a sister, son or daughter, father or mother. When they are scared and alone, they will be both, they will remember what you didn't believe. Why on earth would they trust YOU with the little, if any, trust they have left? /2
Protest this idea with, "oh but that's different," but it isn't.

Protest this idea with, "my (insert relation here) would never be stupid enough to (insert literally any behaviour you think justifies rape)" and you've not only shut the door, you've locked it. /3
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.@NARAL's been compiling just a few of the times Brett Kavanaugh has lied. Before the hearing tomorrow, where folks will surely be questioning Christine Blasey Ford's credibility, I thought I'd reup just few of Kavanaugh's lies here. Here goes:
During Kav's 2004 hearing, Kennedy asked him about his work on the nomination of anti-choice judge William Pryor. He responded, “I am familiar generally w Mr. Pryor but that was not one that I worked on personally.” Yet emails show that's false—Kav helped select & interview Pryor
2006: told Leahy that he wasn't involved in Bush’s wiretapping program & didn't know of its existence until it was publicly reported by NYT '05. Yet a now-public '01 email Kav wrote asked about the 4A implications of this:
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Woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men because she regretted having sex with them jailed for two ……
Rebecca Palmer Fake rape claim woman loses appeal against sentence…
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I was the victim of sexual assault.
I was young & afraid I'd be fired from my first staff gig because my assaulter kept threatening me that I was doing a terrible job. Years later I realized his threats were to keep me quiet. I was good.
#WhyDidntIReport #BelieveSurvivors #MeToo
What is so insidious is for years I believed I deserved to be fired. I perpetuated the lie. Like "Haha. I was SO bad on my first gig." I felt like a fraud. It's a persistent internalized convo that erodes self confidence & sows doubts in our abilities which is most damaging.
It wasn't until years later, because other people kept telling me I was a good writer that I finally believed it myself. Until then with each progressive success I always feared I would be exposed as a "fraud". The lingering damage lasts long after the assault. #BelieveSurvivors
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"Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man’s personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations that are unsubstantiated and uncorroborated."

Mitch McConnell is calling these women liars.
"It's amazing these allegations come out of nowhere at the last minute and they weren't brought up earlier in this process. And it's not untypical for our friends on the other side to pull that kind of crap." Orrin Hatch
via @atrupar
"...another orchestrated, last-minute hit on the nominee, now they're acting like it's a legitimate reason to delay." -- Mitch McConnell

So, sexual assault allegations are not a good enough reason to delay a #SCOTUS confirmation? #BelieveSurvivors #MeToo
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Justin Schneider kidnapped a woman, strangled her, masturbated on her unconscious body, then told her that he’d made her believe she was going to die so that he could be “sexually fulfilled.”

He received NO prison time thanks to Assistant DA Andrew Grannik & Judge Michael Corey.
Logan Osborn tied a belt around the neck and hands of a 14-year-old girl, then sexually assaulted her. Osborn had been accused of sexual assault by SEVEN other little girls.

Judge T.J. Hauler still allowed him go free.
Kraigen Grooms was filmed sexually assaulting a ONE-year-old baby. He received no prison time for the act. The judge and lawyers surrounding the case were lenient with Grooms because-their words- “The child was too young to be aware of what was happening.”…
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