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What partisanship looks like

By TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce following x   2018 Oct 6, 2:11pm 264 views   2 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


I am also keenly aware that rejecting Kavanaugh on the record currently before the Senate will set a dangerous precedent. The allegations against him remain unproven. They arose publicly late in the process and, by their nature, are not amenable to decisive factual rebuttal. It is a real possibility that Kavanaugh is telling the truth and that he has had his life turned upside down over a falsehood. Even assuming that Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations are entirely accurate, rejecting him on the current record could incentivize not merely other sexual-assault victims to come forward—which would be a salutary thing—but also other late-stage allegations of a non-falsifiable nature by people who are not acting in good faith. We are on a dangerous road, and the judicial confirmation wars are going to get a lot worse for our traveling down it.

But, even though it will lead to partisan, dishonest allegations...

Despite all of that, if I were a senator, I would vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation. I would do it both because of Ford’s testimony and because of Kavanaugh’s. For reasons I will describe, I find her account more believable than his. I would also do it because whatever the truth of what happened in the summer of 1982, Thursday’s hearing left Kavanaugh nonviable as a justice.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/why-i-wouldnt-confirm-brett-kavanaugh/571936/

Of course, Wittes almost entirely disappeared from the Atlantic during the Obama Administration, surfacing only to write one piece about Obama's Drone Attack Matrix that was quite neutral. So far in the Trump era, he's threatened that the Republic is dying, we're facing constitutional crisis, etc.

He's also the chief editor of Lawfare
https://www.theatlantic.com/author/benjamin-wittes/
1   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2018 Oct 6, 4:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

These “journalists” really need to be held accountable with public shaming.

Drug addict and mentally ill Matt Talibi, who writes for Rolling Stone is another lying asshole posing as a “journalist”. Really he ought to be sued for defamation by President Trump once Trump leaves office.
2   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Oct 6, 5:05pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Read the article. It is the worst kind of glib, because it disguises sanctimonious claptrap as intellectual process.

Gee, Kavanuagh is a human being and not a saint. We must have only faux saints on SCOTUS. After all, only saints can sanctify and legitimize the steaming, crooked rivers of legal effluvia that flow into it with arbitrary, hand waving legislation.




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