The Seriousness Of Trump’s Attack On Dr Christine Blasey Ford

Yours Truly recently wrote about how the modern GOP has officially become the anti-woman party. Little did we know however that just a few days after that, President Trump would cement this GOP anti-woman legacy into history with his shameful attack on Dr Christine Blasey Ford, a sexual assault survivor, at one of his political rallies. Never would anyone have imagined that a sitting President of the United States would use the presidential podium to lobby verbal attacks at a sexual assault victim, whether they believed the allegations or not.

So you say, “But @Emolclause, Trump is an equal opportunity verbal attacker. It is very convenient how you are singling out the ‘seriousness’ of his verbal attack on Dr. Ford.” Well here’s why Trump’s attack on Dr.Ford is not only very serious, but also differs significantly from his verbal attacks on others. When Dr Ford appeared before the senate judiciary committee, she was asked by Sen Patrick Leahy (D-VT) what still hurts her the most about the decades old incident. Dr Ford responded that what she still remembers to this day is Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge laughing “at her expense”. Specifically Dr Ford said:
“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the uproarious laughter between the two [Kavanaugh & Mark Judge], and their having fun at my expense.”

Well, Trump and his adoring fans at the Southaven, Mississippi rally did exactly that. Trump basically called Dr Ford a liar to “uproarious” applause from his fans, essentially punishing Dr Ford all over again. This is totally unacceptable and reprehensible behavior by anybody let alone a sitting President of the United States. Even in the hyper partisan political times we find ourselves in, all reasonable people will agree that there is absolutely no excuse for mocking a sexual assault survivor from the presidential podium.


Bottom line women voters you have a choice this November. A lot of this anti-woman madness we are witnessing from the GOP can be cured by multitudes of women registering to vote and then “neutering” the anti-woman GOP in November by voting in Democrats both at the federal and state levels. Simply put there is a very viable solution to this GOP anti-woman madness–The Vote!!

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The FBI Must Investigate Kavanaugh’s Debt

After the last minute maneuver by GOP Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona that led President Trump to order the FBI to look into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a partisan divide has emerged as to what exactly the FBI is allowed to look into.

Naturally the Republicans, fearful that a full blown FBI probe into Kavanaugh’s background will dig up damaging info, are advocating a “limited scope” inquiry in which they want the FBI to look into Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations only. The GOP argument, presented today by White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway is that the FBI inquiry should not be a “fishing expedition.” Democrats on the other hand want a full blown FBI probe into all the sexual misconduct allegations made against Kavanaugh(4 so far), plus a look into whether he perjured himself during this and previous confirmation hearings.


One issue however that is strangely left out of the mix is the Kavanaugh family debt. According to a Yahoo News article, the Kavanaughs have racked up tens of thousands of credit card debt spanning all the 12 years preceeding 2017. According to the Yahoo News piece, there are conflicting explanations given by Kavanaugh and the Trump White House as to the origins of the Kavanaugh family debt.

Another very interesting tidbit from the Yahoo piece is that in 2017, a year before Trump nominated Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, the credit card debt suddenly disappeared. Again, there are conflicting versions as to how the Kavanaugh family debt got cleared, with Kavanaugh saying one thing and the Trump White house saying something else. So there are conflicting stories from Kavanaugh and the Trump White House regarding both the origin and disappearance of his credit card debt.

Kavanaugh’s finances strangely never came up during his confirmation hearings. It goes without saying however that a judge’s finances are always an important line of inquiry especially as relates to recusals that may be necessitated by financial conflicts of interest.

Bottom line now that the FBI has a week to look into Kavanaugh’s background, Dems must insist that the feds also clear up discrepancies regarding the Kavanaugh family debt. Simply put, the FBI should find out what exactly led to the Kavanaugh family debt and what exactly cleared it up.

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Kavanaugh’s Dramatic Collapse Over FBI Questions A Total Disqualifier

Sen Dick Durbin(D-IL) Questioning Kavanaugh

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow yesterday gave a brilliant presentation as to why Kavanaugh is manifestly unfit for the U.S. Supreme Court. Maddow gave several compelling reasons but zeroed in on these two most important disqualifiers, (1) Kavanaugh’s total collapse over FBI questions and (2) Kavanaugh’s hyper partisan political nature which would be a disqualifier for any other jurist.

Kavanaugh’s dramatic collapse when Senator Dick Durbin(D-IL) asked if he would welcome an FBI investigation was by far his most damaging performance. Any reasonable person watching how Kavanaugh appeared intent on avoiding any FBI investigation would arrive at the conclusion that he had something to hide. The full Maddow segment is available here but the relevant clip is below.

Kavanaugh looks even worse when you consider the fact that Christine Blasey Ford and the other accusers have all welcomed an FBI investigation meaning unlike Kavanaugh, they know they are telling the truth.


The other very concerning aspect of Kavanaugh’s testimony was his hyper partisan attacks on Democrats. This as Maddow correctly points out, is something totally out of character for any jurist especially one expecting to land on the U.S. Supreme Court and it displays a serious lack of judicial temperament needed for a Supreme Court Justice. Putting everything aside, this lack of judicial temperament displayed by Kavanaugh should also be a disqualifier.

We’d be remiss if we left out the total lack of respect Kavanaugh showed to Sen Amy Klobuchar(D-MN). I mean if there was any doubt in anyone’s mind that Kavanaugh had little respect for women this was all the proof they needed. Kavanaugh’s condescending response to Sen Klobuchar’s fair question shows that his natural inclination is to disrespect women. It is only after advice from one of his staffers that he realized how disrespectful he had been  to Sen Klobuchar, which prompted him to apologize. Very troubling indeed.

Bottom line Kavanaugh’s strange fear of an FBI investigation into the allegations made against him only prove that he is not a truthful person and is clearly hiding something. Nobody, even his ardent supporters after watching how he answered the FBI questions  would ever conclude that the truth was on his side. Simply put folks, a manifest liar like Kavanaugh should not be in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Extremely Hostile Ultra Right Wing 5th Circuit Court Strikes Again

Yours Truly has repeatedly warned you about the ultra right wing 5th Circuit Court of appeals that is extremely hostile to poor minority litigants. The running joke in the Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi region which the 5th Circuit Court covers is that if you are not a rich white Republican advocating some Republican party ideals(2nd amendment, anti-abortion etc) your petition will fall on deaf ears.

Now the extremely hostile 5th Circuit Court has struck again, this time ruling against the time honored, universally accepted Brady Rule which the U.S. Supreme Court instituted in 1963 requiring prosecutors to share exculpatory information with criminal defendants.


This opens the door wide open for all kinds of prosecutorial abuses the Brady Doctrine was meant to cure. It also sets the Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi region back to the path of mass incarceration which even prominent Republicans agree disproportionately affects minorities, especially blacks.


Yours Truly has repeatedly said the 5th Circuit Court and its associated district courts are not courts of law but rather branches of the GOP advancing GOP ideals, in this case mass incarceration–profit from imprisoning/detaining as many minorities as possible. Yours Truly suggests that the U.S. Supreme Court either (1)abolish the bogus 5th Circuit Court or (2) create a provision where indigent pro se litigants in TX, LA and MI are allowed to file complaints in other circuits or (3) most preferred option–create a mechanism outside the judicial misconduct process where litigants can air their complaints/frustrations about their experiences at the 5th Circuit Court that would be shared with other federal circuit courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. This would be similar to the complaints hotline most companies have for disaffected customers. As a wise man once said, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

There is no reason to have a court that is extremely hostile to indigent pro se litigants when the vast majority of cases in TX, LA, and MI involve indigent pro se litigants. The 5th Circuit Court and its associated district courts should be left to handle cases from rich white Republicans, the court’s preferred/favored litigants.

So you ask, “But @Emolclause, how is this relevant to the #TheResistance? You’ve really veered into la la land with this 5th Circuit stuff.” Well here’s why it is relevant, very relevant. We are currently engaged in a major fight over the U.S. Supreme Court(Brett Kavanaugh). It is very important for people to realize that what Republicans have already done with state courts and federal courts like the 5th Circuit Court, they now intend to do with the U.S. Supreme Court–transform the U.S. Supreme Court into yet another GOP outpost for rubber stamping the Republican party agenda. In other words the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the 5th Circuit Court and its associated district courts are no longer courts of law in the traditional sense but rather outposts of the Republican party. Republicans want to do the same with the U.S. Supreme Court and you should be terribly worried.

Bottom line our job is to fight like hell to ensure the courts remain an independent third branch of the government like the framers intended and not subservient outposts of any political party.

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GOP Is Officially The Anti-Woman Party

Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

As Americans eagerly wait for Thursday’s blockbuster Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Dr Christine Blasey Ford is set to testify, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen Chuck Grassley has decided to schedule a committee vote on Friday–just a few hours after Dr. Ford’s testimony.


This is to date one of the biggest insults the GOP has hurled at women across the country and here’s why. Nobody, including Sen Chuck Grassley knows what will transpire at Dr. Ford’s hearing. There may be new revelations at the hearing that may cause Republicans who have so far been willing to back Kavanaugh change their mind. By convening a Friday Senate Judiciary Committee meeting even before hearing Dr. Ford’s testimony, Sen Grassley and indeed his GOP colleagues in the Senate Judiciary Committee are saying boldly and loudly to Dr Ford in particular and women generally that the GOP is not interested in what women have to say. The best analogy here would be a judge setting a sentencing hearing even before the trial took place–a total travesty of justice.


Dems must call out Sen Grassley and his Senate Judiciary colleagues for this blatant anti-woman action. Senate Dems must point this out at the hearing which will be watched by millions of women voters. Bottom line folks it is no longer just a cheap shot from liberals–the modern GOP is truly an anti-woman party.

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Another Woman Accusing Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault

New Kavanaugh Accuser Deborah Ramirez

A bombshell piece by the New Yorker says yet another woman has come forwatd accusing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.




The woman Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh’s classmate at Yale says in 1983-84 when Kavanaugh was a freshman, after a night of partying, he exposed himself to her then forced her head onto his penis and forced her to touch it against her will.

Like in the case of Kavanaugh’s previous accuser Christine Blasey Ford, if this new allegation holds up it will be yet another clear cut case of sexual assault against Kavanaugh and needless to say, an automatic disqualifier for his Supreme Court prospects.

Because this is still a developing story, Yours Truly will accord TeamKavanaugh due process and wait for their response. It goes without saying however that given everything that has transpired so far in Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, this new allegation will most likely kill his chances of ascending to the U.S Supreme Court. There’s simply no way the two crucial female GOP Senators Susan Collins(ME) and Lisa Murkowski(AK) can overlook two accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.

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Was Kavanaugh Involved In Crafting Conspiracy Theory?

A very interesting segment on MSNBC’s AMJoy show explored whether Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was involved in crafting the conspiracy theory that the incident involving Christine Blasey Ford happened but Kavanaugh was not the assailant. According to the host Joy Reid, this claim was first put out there by Sen Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when he said Ms Ford was “mistaken”. This was then closely followed by tweets from Ed Whelan, a well known GOP operative who actively said it was someone else involved in the incident and not Kavanaugh.

The full AM Joy segment is available here, but the relevant clip is below

So you ask–“What’s the big deal @Emolclause? Like everyone else, they were just speculating. The alleged incidents happened decades ago and nobody knows what actually happened. There’s nothing wrong with speculation.”
Here’s why its a big deal. As the panelists on AM Joy show correctly pointed out, the series of events leading to this “it was someone else” theory makes it highly likely that the Trump White House, the GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and potentially Kavanaugh worked together to craft this conspiracy theory to essentially mislead the public about a very consequential matter–an attempted rape. This is a very big deal, which as one of the panelists Tiffany Cross correctly points out should be investigated by the FBI. If the FBI finds out that Kavanaugh was in any way involved in the crafting of this conspiracy theory, that should immediately kill his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.



Bottom line Dems should not just insist that the FBI investigate whether Kavanaugh committed attempted rape as Christine Blassey Ford alleges, they should seriously look into whether he was involved in crafting this conspiracy theory. At the next Senate Judiciary hearing, Dems must really pester Kavanaugh with questions about the origins and circulation of this conspiracy theory. If he was involved, that in itself should kill his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Kavanaugh’s Alma Mater Yale Law Wants FBI Involved

Some 50 Yale Law students and faculty have made a formal request in the form of a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the Senators to have the FBI look into the serious allegations raised by Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh attended Yale Law so it is a very big deal that his own Alma Mater wants the FBI to look into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations. Here are some of the excerpts from the Yale Law letter:

“As the Senate Judiciary Committee debates Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, we write as faculty members of Yale Law School, from which Judge Kavanaugh graduated, to urge that the Senate conduct a fair and deliberate confirmation process,”

“With so much at stake for the Supreme Court and the nation, we are concerned about a rush to judgment that threatens both the integrity of the process and the public’s confidence in the Court.”



Bottom line folks its one thing when Senate Democrats or even #TheResistance libs clamor for an immediate pause to Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a result of Ms Ford’s serious allegations. However when Kavanaugh’s own alma mater, the highly prestigious Yale Law is calling for the same thing, there is no choice but to pause Kavanaugh’s confirmation process until such a time as the FBI has probed Ms Ford’s serious allegations. As the Yale Law students and faculty correctly put it, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process “must always be conducted, and appointments made, in a manner that gives Americans reason to trust the court.” What Sen Chuck Grassley and his fellow GOP Senators are doing in regards to Kavanaugh only makes Americans mistruct the U.S. Supreme Court–a sad state of affairs indeed.

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Kavanaugh Admits Secrecy Culture At Georgetown High School


Brett Kavanaugh & Mark Judge

After Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford came forward with explosive allegations of attempted rape while the two were in high school, the debate has predictably boiled down to who is to be believed, with the GOP largely siding with Kavanaugh and Democrats with Christine Blasey Ford.




Turns out however that it is Kavanaugh’s own words that may/should sink his nomination.
Yours Truly just stumbled into a newly released video of Kavanaugh in which he revelled in the fact that “what happens at Georgetown Prep (his high school)stays at Georgetown Prep.”


This is the smoking gun of smoking gun evidence and Dems must nail him with it.

Bottom line, while it is hard to ascertain definitively what happened decades ago, the fact that Kavanaugh himself openly admits in this video that there was a culture of secrecy at his high school, for which he takes pride in, should be enough for any reasonable person to believe Christine Blasey Ford’s account of the events and sink Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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Kavanaugh Accuser Must Testify Before The Senate

Christine Blasey Ford & Brett Kavanaugh

The woman accusing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual impropriety while the two were in high school has come out and given an interview to the Washington Post.


The 51 year old Christine Blasey Ford, now a Research Psychologist in California said now that her once private story is out there, she wants to be the one to tell it in her own words.

So what does this mean for the Kavanaugh confirmation process? Dems must immediately demand a halt to the vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled for this coming Thursday. Kavanaugh’s accuser deserves to be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee before any vote is cast as to his confirmation. Americans also deserve to hear from Kavanaugh’s accuser but more importantly, see how Kavanaugh responds under penalty of perjury to her accusations.

Bottom line Dems should insist that Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings be reopened and that Kavanaugh’s accuser testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee before any vote is taken.

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