Did Brett Kavanaugh Lie to the FBI?

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Brett Kavanaugh really doesn’t want to have to sit down with the FBI and talk about the accusations against him:

[Senator Charles] Grassley continued Wednesday to resist calls by Democrats and [Dr. Christine Blasey] Ford for an FBI investigation into the claims against Kavanaugh. 

"We are doing everything that we can to make Dr. Ford comfortable to coming before the committee in an open session or a closed session, or a public or a private interview," the Iowa Republican told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday. "That's four different ways she can choose to come. So, I'm not worried about anything other than just focusing for the next few days on encouraging her to come."

They want to sweep this under the rug and make it a simple case of 'he-said, she-said’ before all of this is over. I believe that this is because the FBI has already asked Kavanaugh a slew of questions about his behavior, his use of alcohol and drugs, and whether there is anything in his background that would cause someone to question his ethics or judgement. They have likely asked these questions of Kavanaugh several times, since this is standard for how the FBI does background checks into Federal officials who are being appointed as judges or Supreme Court Justices.

So, at least twice now, Kavanaugh has given sworn statements to the FBI. What’s the chance that he was forthcoming and honest, given the fact that he’s had a history of not telling the truth?

If you think about it this way, the people shepherding Kavanaugh through this process already know that there are women who are going to come forward and make these accusations. They know that, when Kavanaugh was up for the Federal bench during the Bush years, he lied about those incidents and he lied about how he behaved in college. He lied because he believed there were enough people to help create a firewall between him and the truth. He lied because he’s a privileged frat boy who can’t help but stumble drunkenly and recklessly through life. Someone else will clean it up; someone else will pay off his debts and he’ll get a free ride for the rest of his life because he went to the right schools and served the right masters.

What these people backing him knew, going into the confirmation hearings, was that he had to be protected from having to talk to the FBI again. And why is that?

They probably suspect, and I strongly suspect, that there are people who have damning evidence of Kavanaugh’s behavior in high school and college. Pictures, testimony, statements made at the time, diary entries, and things of that nature. Impossible to refute stuff. They know this is out there, and if he goes in front of the FBI and lies again, this evidence will drop like a ton of bricks.

Oh, and Kavanaugh will go to prison for lying to the FBI.

That’s why Grassley won’t let the FBI investigate this, as per usual. They know this nomination is toxic and they’re about to put a severely compromised individual who has no business being a Supreme Court Justice through a confirmation process that is completely and utterly illegitimate.

This is a sham, and it’s an outrage, and it will lead to these same senators having to vote to impeach and remove Kavanaugh from the bench after a lengthy, drawn-out process none of us should have to live through.

They know it, and they’re too fucking weak and cowardly to admit it.

Goddamn these people. Goddamn all of them.

Ted Cruz Likes Porn

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Ted Cruz is ridiculous, of course:

Barbecue has once again made its way into national political discourse. This time, lawmakers are not laughing about the authenticity of the Brooklyn version like they were in March, but instead, the fate of its existence in the Lone Star State. 

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who is locked in a tight fight for his seat with Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, lampooned his opponent in a warning to Texas voters on Twitter Sunday: "if Beto wins, BBQ will be illegal!"

I would be leery of any politician who tries to “humanize” themselves with humor or satire without actually being good at it first. Cruz is no Al Franken.

I would also caution people to avoid using summary judgements about people. One of the things I’m anticipating is for the GOP to use something against Beto O’Rourke that is poorly sourced, made-up, or just plain crazy.

A reminder, though, that this actually happened:

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Some party of family values, huh?

Ted Cruz can try to humanize himself all he wants, but, at the end of the day, he’s just another beta cuck with no control over what gets liked on his Twitter feed.

Privileged Liars

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Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge are at the center of a larger story right now. Namely, who is the bigger douchebag and why do they get to be part of the elite in this country? The world they come from sounds like something out of a bad movie:

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, is being accused of sexually and physically assaulting a 15-year-old girl at a party during his high school years. 

Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations, but his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, says there was one other person in the room when the alleged incident took place: Kavanaugh's then-classmate, Mark Judge.

The fate of Kavanaugh's nomination is hanging in the balance as Republicans and Democrats debate allowing a full investigation to take place. 

Judge, a journalist and filmmaker, has also denied that the incident took place. 

"It's just absolutely nuts. I never saw Brett act that way," Judge told The Weekly Standard in an interview on Friday. CNN has been unable to reach Judge for comment despite repeated attempts.

Now that Judge's recollection of the alleged event could become a focal point for all those looking into the accusation, flags have been raised regarding his own past writings. 

Judge wrote the book "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk," where he details his experiences of extensive drinking while attending Georgetown Preparatory School. 

Judge writes that he is "shocked" about what he got away with in high school -- recalling beach parties that hundreds of people would attend.

At another point he describes his high school as "positively swimming in alcohol."

Judge also references a "Bart O'Kavanaugh," who he writes vomited in someone's car. It has not been confirmed whether this is a reference to Kavanaugh.

The impression I get is that they are both a couple of half-bright liars, used to having their way with the world. When a Christine Blasey Ford shows up, it shatters the veneer they have tried to place over how they have acted their whole lives. In order to be palatable to the conservative movement, they have to have the moral authority to tell women what to do with their bodies. You can’t admit to a lifetime of being a serial abuser or harasser of women with an early history of sexual assaults and frat-boy thuggery if you want to be in charge of everything, right?

Both of these men are exactly why we ended up with Trump. He is the template for how privileged white men have been able to fail upwards in this country since it was founded.