Friday Open Thread

“The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.”

–Niccolo Machiavelli

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Good morning, America, how are you?

    Don't you know your president still stinks?

    I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans

    And I'll be gone 500 miles upwind me thinks.

  2. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    The Kavanaugh matter must be investigated thoroughly. 

    To write this behavior off as "schoolboy hijinks" or " locker room behavior" is dangerous to young women. Young men need to be shown that you will NEVER be able to run away from such behavior. 

    I was taught to be a gentleman. I strayed from that by being rude along with a small group of boys when in the 7th grade. I never did anything of the sort again and I have never forced myself upon a woman.

    There is no equivocation here. If he did it., he made a big mistake. He should apologize to her. If he is lying about it, he should never occupy a chair as a Supreme Court justice.

     

    • JohnInDenver says:

      There was room for equivocation until there was an absolute denial by Kavanaugh. Had there been a statement of "I don't recall" accompanied by an apology of the "If I did it, I didn't mean to and it was not typical" variety, there would have been room for members of the Senate to be ambiguous and support him.

      When Kavanaugh instead said "it couldn't be," there was a sharp divide.  There was no expression of empathy or concern — Dr. Blasey Ford's statement was taken as a pure attack, which couldn't have been anything else.  With that response, it becomes an all-or-nothing, winner take all experience.

  3. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    Will someone with the Polis campaign please suggest to the leadership that you create and air at least one TV ad that features Jared LISTENING, instead of talking.

    Thank you.

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