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Republicans don’t know the meaning of “stop”

Taking the tip from Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump, Republicans have started attacking Christine Blasey Ford.

For example, they are posting photographs that they claim proves that Ford is a Democratic party operative. Except that the photographs they are posting of Ford with Bill Clinton and George Soros aren’t actually Ford. In fact, they don’t look anything like her. The one posing with Clinton is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and with Soros is Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Maybe women all look alike to them.

Right-wing media is also claiming that Ford perjured herself in her testimony to the Senate committee. For example, InfoWars claims that Ford lied about being a psychologist because she is not licensed as a psychologist in California. They conveniently ignore the fact that only clinical psychologists (who treat patients) need a license. Ford is not a clinical psychologist but she has a Ph.D. in psychology and does research on psychology at a university, which obviously fully qualifies her as a psychologist. But I guess readers of InfoWars don’t know that.

Unfortunately, there is strong evidence that the Republican base is eating this crap up. Getting someone who has been credibly accused of attempted rape confirmed to the Supreme Court is actually increasing Republican enthusiasm in advance of the midterms.

We can only hope that there is a backlash against this.


© Jen Sorensen


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  1. paradoctor wrote:

    * If the doctor is credible, then the judge is unqualified.
    * The doctor is credible.
    * The judge is qualified.

    Choose two!

    That was a ‘trilemma’; not all three can be true. Any two of them implies the opposite of the third.

    Here’s an other trilemma:
    * Commiting perjury disqualifies for the Supreme Court.
    * The Judge committed perjury.
    * The Judge is qualified for the Supreme Court.
    Choose two!

    The boy who would rape coeds grew up to be a judge who would deceive Senators. The difference is that Senators have power and written proof.

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 3:15 pm | Permalink