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Sep 12, 2018 16 tweets 6 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
We should've seen this coming.

It's the usual narrative shifting/both sides bullshit routine we've watched play out over & over since 2015.

Because we now know that Republican #SCOTUS nominee #BrettKavanaugh has almost certainly committed perjury multiple times.


What to do?

Well, if you're part of the evil fucking Republican Party cabal that has been playing footsie with #Russia and accepting money laundered donations via the @NRA you would want to draw some heat away from your guy. Right?


Two words: Hillary Clinton.

No one has more reliably distracted the media from the real story for Republicans more than @HillaryClinton.

She is literally the goose who lays the golden egg for Republicans.

What are the best ways Republicans have found to get themselves out of the hot seat?

Deflect, distract, destroy.

So, let's trot Ken Starr out to remind everyone not to forget that Hillary Clinton exists, and that she's a more evil liar than all their evil liars combined.

Because that literally works every damn time.

I found his wording interesting.


I bet you did Kenny.

You WANTED to charge Hillary Clinton with a lot of things. It was one of the goals of that entire farce afterall.

But he didn't because he couldn't, or else he goddamned sure as hell would have.

Excuse my reliance on "swears" to get my point across, but when you've been in this exact moment so many times that you begin to wonder if you're now actually groundhogging your through life it can get exhausting.

And exasperating.

Everytime a Republican operative turns and points at @HillaryClinton and even a single head (let alone half the adults in the room) turns to look I seriously want to hurt things.

It's something beyond insane at this point.

But they do, and they will.

Because at enough water coolers across the nation instead of "Ken Starr personally despised Hillary Clinton & looked for any way to bring her to heel, including perjury, but couldn't," it becomes "Hillary Clinton committed perjury, and they need to lock that lying bitch up."

And at enough others it becomes something even more sinister. "Who cares if he lied? They all lie. Hillary Clinton lied and no one kept her from doing shit later on. And you know why right? Because she's a fuckling woman and Starr didn't want to look sexist."

That is exactly how it goes down every single time. And for those of us actually paying attention it can get exasperating.

But this particular nugget has an extra layer of toxicity that renders it even more foul.

It's not a coincidence that Ken Starr is doing this NOW?

Playing connect the dots w/ these things is always a trip. But this really goes back to the many layered investigation Starr conducted of the Clinton's (and virtually everyone they ever knew) back in the mid-90s.

It's no secret that Starr disliked the Clintons intensely.

But his dislike of @HillaryClinton burned particularly bright.

A dislike that was apparently shared by a young conservative rising star on Starr's team, #BrettKavanaugh.

According to David Brock he once witnessed #Kavanaugh mouth "lying bitch" as they watched a nightly news report together that included footage of Hillary Clinton.

Kavanaugh would eventually help write the infamous and very expensive paperweight known as the Starr Report.

That report was infamous for its "if only..." and "we believe" and "we almost had 'em elements," of which it was rife.

The Clinton's will always be the ones who got away with "it" for both Starr and Kavanaugh.

Which probably made the fact that @HillaryClinton has been so relentlessly opposed to the Kavanaugh appointment even more irksome for both.

So, if you need a distraction why not kill several birds with a single stone and adopt Trumpian law #4:

Accuse Hillary of everything.

I can actually see the smirk cross Starr's face as he first contemplated the idea.

If you can't get them with facts, then getting them with innuendo twenty years later will seem almost as good.


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Oct 7, 2018
Finally slept.

For a few days when I'd sleep I was either having nightmares about #Kavanaugh or, and this was a first, having nightmares about having nightmares about #Kavanaugh.

My poor puppies didn't know what the hell was going on...


When people invoke platitudes like this it is usually done in order to being hope, to assert the positive aspects of what's ahead.

Not today.

There is nothing positive about this. We played the Super Bowl and we lost, but there is no rematch.

Worse, one of the players for the other team is suddenly a fucking umpire and wants to review the tapes of all previous games and change some of the calls made by other, better umpires from games we had already won in the past.

It doesn't make sense.

None of it.

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I won't be lectured about majorities or electoral politics on the day #BrettKavanaugh was confirmed to #SCOTUS with the help of a goddamned Democrat.

I don't care where he's from or the demographics of his state. I don't care about any of that bullshit.

He deserves some fire under his feet on the day he voted FOR a fucking lying racist rapist who is probably going to overturn ROE v. WADE and a host of other important pieces of legislation.

He could have called in sick.

He could have abstained.

He could have stood on the Senate floor and said "I am casting this vote because my constituents have asked me to and I am their representative, but I personally strongly oppose this nominee, and support Professor Ford.

Instead he basically endorsed Collins speech.

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Let it be our promise to every future life that is destroyed, changed, or affected by a Justice #Kavanaugh that we will make it a priority to see Sasse, Manchin, and Collins suffer for their vote today.

They must lose their Senate seats, and be reminded everyday why.


If we can't manage to focus long enough to carry through on our threats to our elected leaders who betray us then there will never be a reason to fear us. There will never be a reason to reconsider a decision or vote.

And maybe no mistake, @SenatorCollins must be made an example of, if only because so much focus was placed on her and her decision making process.

But also because of that poisonous victim blaming/ shaming speech she delivered yesterday.


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Oct 5, 2018
There is no way to sugarcoat how bad things just got, and if there was, we shouldn't. This is a loss that will haunt this nation for decades.

The confirmation of #BrettKavanaugh has managed to confirm more than just a man, for many, its confirmed our worst fears.

It has confirmed that the @GOP is the most corrupt ruling party at the federal level in our nation's history. That they will do anything and everything to protect itself, including putting the survival of our Republic itself at risk.

Its confirmed that the real decisions are made before the questions are even formally presented, and that they really do not care what our opinions of those decisions will be.

And it has also confirmed that Donald Trump has a lot more power than we imagined.

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Oct 3, 2018
If you want to live in a nation that is "led" by a man who would mock someone who was the victim of a violent sexual assault then we are very different people.

Trump's behavior today was that of a playground bully. They were the words that a bully utters and then laughs.

The bully imagines, and may even hear, the world laughing with him, but the chuckles are only from his hangers-on and those hoping to impress the bully.

The rest of the world only turns its head to look away. They hope that someone, anyone, will intervene.

They almost always get away with it, though, bullies.

And Trump will likely get away with this, like always.

#ChristineBlaseyFord passed a lie detector test on the day of her grandmother's funeral. No one non-partisan or credible has questioned her credibility.

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They told us @HillaryClinton was just as bad as @realDonaldTrump.

Hell, @SusanSarandon said she was worse.

She should really never open her mouth about politics again, ever.


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That anyone ever fell for that ridiculous lie is beyond disgraceful.

Even if Clinton were guilty of the types of corruption they claimed she was she would still not be comparable in this way to Donald Trump.

Not even close.

But she's clearly not.

As the nation braces itself for the @GOP's latest betrayal in the runup to the #BrettKavanaugh confirmation vote, it is becoming clearer that even those we once believed retained some recognizably moral standards, simply don't.

@SenatorCollins, @lisamurkowski--we see you.

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