Republicans do what they can with the nominee
Recess. Please recess. Off you go children, whilst I and the rest of my colleagues slip into the staff room and break out a bottle o – oh, never mind...
Also "SENATOR TED CRUZ: [His voice immediately pitched into community-theatre-production-of-Shenandoah register]"
1.5 marks. Woulda earned the full 2 if you'd gone the full Showboat: "Elderly Man River!" for all you wolk folk...
I'm beginning to think we may have a problem with race relations in this country.
At first I thought Marcia Blackburn needed to lose the Backdoor Beauty haircut. Then I realized it's perfect.
Why are the four worst people in America the only people asking questions?
So if Judge Jackson truly has "a special empathy for criminals" as suggested by Mitch McConnell, why isn't she getting along better with Republicans?
It’s important to remember conservatives are showing their entire asses for a Court that will still favor them by a 6-3 majority. Can you *imagine* what the Republicans would be doing if these hearings were for a 5-4 SCOTUS?
For those of you on twitter Elie Mystal, a lawyer, author, and columnist at The Nation is doing the best blow by blow of the confirmation hearings, if you can stomach following along – he’s knowledgeable AND funny, which is important if you want to retain your sanity.
Wow — I didn't know you were in the room!
I knew it must be bad when the NYT stepped in to bothsides the proceedings...
Haven't been following the hearings closely enough to know whether or not this is verbatim. On one hand, Roy doesn't do verbatim do probably not. Yet even if true and Graham did in fact act exactly as portrayed here -- or Tailkisser Ted, the Intolerable Beaver Boy -- the mainstream would probably ignore it for the most part, so who knows? Not saying this *is* verbatim, just asking questions.
But in any case, whether this is an Edroso Original® or a verbatim transcript, gotta say this made me laugh:
"...it was a thing that was done, them days, like Percy or Bruce, if a fella gave you a hard time about it you would have to lick him. I mean in the sense of a fight. [Silently laughs.]"
My “favorite” feeble Dem response was Patrick Leahy chiding the Republican yahoos for their bad behavior. “In all my 48 years in the senate I’ve never seen…” Buddy, preening that you’ve been ossifying in the senate for a half century isn’t the sick burn or appeal to authority you think it is. Plus, playing the “you’re acting like children” card isn’t going to get you anywhere with the republicans. That “shut up and listen to the Adults In The Room” crap only works on keeping Democrats in line.
The bits I heard from the likes of Cotton, Graham, Hawley, Blackburn revealed how idiotic the GOP has become. I thought chasing poll numbers was bad practice. But pandering to stupid people and showing your own stupidity and incivility has now replaced that. In Blackburn's case she actually seems genuinely ignorant. Cotton could use a good licking.
"Are you familiar with this book, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 2, that I am holding in my hand?"
I'm laughing. I'm crying. I'm sobbing. I'm drinking heavily. I'm....
"...should be judged by the contents of the(ir) underwear —"
*Chef's kiss* This describes perfectly the OCD on display by Republican'ts, and Conservatives in general.
Well, for all their idiocy, they got a WaPo headline that had Judge Jackson's name and the words "child pornography." I assume that was the goal, we'll see that headline slapped up on our TV screens about a million times between now and the midterms. No limit to what you can accomplish when you have no principles and an (accurately) low opinion of the American Voter.
Just say it plain - that n***r bitch doesn't qualify.
“Unbeatable Squirrelgirl” haha.
I think I’ve reached the saturation point (again) where I’m so infuriated that I can’t watch. Daniel Goldman just tweeted a defense of Bragg. I mean fuck him. Fuck the whole venal lot of them.
Note: Ryan North of "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" (and "Dinosaur Comics", and "Adventure Time Comics" and "How to Invent Everything") has a new book just out, "How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain" which like "How to Invent Everything" is a barely stealthed science/technology book. I suggest people read it, or at least buy it, or throw the man something on Patreon.
My only complaint is that this is too short.