If Kavanaugh has the tiniest iota of self-awareness, tonight’s boozy TGIF should be as downbeat as the one at Trump Tower on the night of 11/6/16. Forty years of ‘youthful horseplay’ and a long history as a mid-level GOP apparatchik substituting effort for talent are about to be examined in a media glare to which twilight ratfvckers like Bart O’Kavanaugh are cruelly unsuited, and the blows to his lace-curtain Irish self-esteem will be severe and unrelenting. Millionaire parents and the best Beltway prestige upbringing, and the best he can aspire to is ‘bagman for Donald Trump!’
Unfortunately for all of us, one has to assume his personal security is poised to prevent him pulling a Richard Cory…
IN CASE YOU'RE NOT PISSED ENOUGH: Grassley Says Workload Discourages Women Senators From Joining Judiciary Panel. “It’s a lot of work – maybe they don’t want to do it,” Mr. Grassley told reporters. https://t.co/x5pyE4IpmY
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) October 5, 2018
Grassley says he is still going to be investigating and collecting information on Dr. Ford's allegations.
“She raised issues in testimony and if you raise issues in your testimony we ought to have information to back it up.”
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 5, 2018
Maria Bartiromo asked Chuck Grassley this morning if he thinks George Soros is paying the elevator protesters. "I have heard so many people believe that. I tend to believe it," Grassley said. Trump tweeted the accusation about 80 minutes later pic.twitter.com/az8QtMZwma
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) October 5, 2018
Speaking of evil old men, is there nobody in the Iowa GOP who will challenge this vicious old fekker? It’s not as though the pig manure lagoons have poisoned the brains of every IA voter…
One of the pivotal and defining moments of 2016. McConnell really hasn't gotten his due as a central villain in the Russia plot to undermine the US election, but I'd guess history books will correct that over the long term. https://t.co/CGd1lXNgr5
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) October 2, 2018
Fellow historians: How far back do we have to go to find a politician who did as much institutional damage to Congress as Mitch McConnell has?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 4, 2018
And then there’s Mitch McConnell. There were some dreadful Suthrun senators during the run-up to the Civil War, but I don’t remember any of them actually conspiring with foreign adversaries for personal advantage in their backwards little fiefdoms. Maybe he thinks he can get his wife’s rich Taiwanese parents to buy him asylum somewhere, once the GOP’s Backlash Decade comes crashing down?