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.

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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.

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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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Say what you will, but in the end, @SenatorCollins was more afraid of pissing off Trump than she was her own constituents.

She chose to set fire to her entire legacy in one vote rather than do the thing that would have secured it.

Think about that.

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Kavanaugh will come to the Court at a pivotal moment, and make no mistake, this was no accident.

#Kavanaugh has indicated, well, actually affirmed, that he has no intention of recusing himself from any of the case types that most legal scholars have agreed he should.

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Let's do away with any pretty words that would mitigate the damage Republicans have inflicted, shall we? Words like alleged and possible. They have no place in this conversation.

#BrettKavanaugh committed perjury. He did it openly and without blinking.

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This should really surprise no one since he had already done so before, on more than one occasion. His own letters and emails prove that.

But what's a little, or in this case, a lot of perjury among such unamiable straight white dudes?

It's nothing I tell you.

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It's hard not to wonder what cards they are still holding. What surprise they have yet to reveal that will make clearer #Kavanaugh's true / full significance.

Whatever it is, I'm sure it's not going to be pleasant.

Not going to be pleasant is, here, a terrible euphemism.

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What I find remarkable is that #Kavanaugh couldn't manage even a little honesty in his ridiculously inappropriate Op-ed. In that apology he made the claim that he had no political dog in any fight.

Really?

Impartiality is a thing, but it's certainly not Kavanaugh's thing.

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Come on. Seriously.

Tucker Carlson.
Ann Coulter.
Matt Drudge
Laura Ingraham.

These are his cohorts. This is his crowd.

Not exactly a group of wallflowers with no agenda.

#BrettKavanaugh's own writings clearly undermine the substance of his op-ed from first word to last.

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We can bitch about all of the ways this is terrible all day. And trust me, we really could. The list is that long.

But short of impeachment we are likely stuck with this man until nature takes its course, or his liver.

It is going to hurt. Often. Too often.

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But focusing only that would be to lose sight of the real issues.

Too few of us are too little involved in the actual democracy part of our Democracy.

Until that changes things lindse this will keep happening.

See our team keeps showing up a few players down.

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Until we realize that the Presidency is often the least of the prizes, and that our votes or lack of them, have deeply cascading effects that land us in pools of #BrettKavanaugh's then nothing will change.

We have 30 more days to get our shit together.

#Resist
#StopKavanaugh

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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...

"IT'S A NEW DAY. "

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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.

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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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Oct 7, 2018
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.

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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.

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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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Oct 6, 2018
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.

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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.

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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.

SUSAN COLLINS MUST LOSE IN 2020.

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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.

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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.

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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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Oct 2, 2018
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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U.S. to partners of U.N. LGBTQ staff: Get married, or get out nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-ou… via @NBCNews
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.

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thenation.com/article/how-fa…
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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Sep 24, 2018
I am exhausted by this man.

First, I can't tell you how often my official Google calendar deviates completely from what my actual day ends up looking like.

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"Brett Kavanaugh has calendars from 1982 that conflict with Christine Blasey Ford's account" twitter.com/i/events/10439…
It's not likely, after all, that #Kavanaugh was likely to have scrawled "sexually assault a fellow student" on to his calendar. Although Mr. "Devil's Triangle" probably wishes he could have.

Seriously, this dude is a class A dirtbag.

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Listen, I think Kavanaugh is a smart, arrogant, manipulative SOB who very likely might have imagined a day of reckoning and manufactured those calendars back then after the fact, just in case.

I can't be anything other than sickened by this situation.

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