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Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:34 PM

Is Christine Ford backing down?

MSNBC - Congress is experiencing some difficulty in getting a response from Christine Ford regarding the upcoming hearing

https://epeak.in/2018/09/18/christine-blasey-ford-has-not-yet-confirmed-monday-testimony/

"What that hearing will look like is still being decided, according to comments made by Chuck Grassey, Iowa’s senior Republican senator and chairman of the committee, during a Tuesday interview on conservative talk radio. Ford, as of this writing, has not confirmed her participation, according to Grassley: “I would surely hope she’d come Monday. She’s surely prepared. She hired a lawyer, I understand, back in August,” Grassley said, in what appeared to be an effort to build pressure around Republicans’ preferred timeline."


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Reply Is Christine Ford backing down? (Original post)
Blueplanet Sep 2018 OP
john657 Sep 2018 #1
democratisphere Sep 2018 #2
bettyellen Sep 2018 #3
procon Sep 2018 #4
LuvLoogie Sep 2018 #5
HipChick Sep 2018 #7
SHRED Sep 2018 #6
demmiblue Sep 2018 #8
Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #12
Hortensis Sep 2018 #9
gratuitous Sep 2018 #10
bigtree Sep 2018 #11
LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #13
MiniMe Sep 2018 #14
aikoaiko Sep 2018 #15
tulipsandroses Sep 2018 #16
LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #17
tulipsandroses Sep 2018 #18

Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:36 PM

1. Probably just working out the logistics.

 

Hopefully we'll hear something soon.

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Response to john657 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:39 PM

2. In HER TIME she will respond.

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Response to john657 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:40 PM

3. Yeah, they're trying to open it to more witnesses. Judge would be interesting.

 

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:40 PM

4. Perhaps some of Kavanaugh's other victims have come forward and joined her. nt

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:41 PM

5. Nope, Grassley is just a deceitful piece of shit

as are all GOP enablers of the Grifter Bigot in Chief and his troll minions

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:44 PM

7. That's what I was getting..

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:44 PM

6. She most likely doesn't want to be another Anita Hill

 

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:45 PM

8. Unrec. for source that appears to be clickbait. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 05:00 PM

12. Yep...poster "forgot" to mention Ford was nor even told to come Monday...more disrespect from

the 11 Aging White Men conducting the witchhunt.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:46 PM

9. Doubt it. Mark Judge is refusing to appear, which

seems very wise. Besides just plain bad tactics, appearing against their wishes would probably kill him permanently with the Repub establishment.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:49 PM

10. Grassley is being disingenuous (Shocking, I know!)

The invitation to Dr. Ford only went out yesterday. Unsurprisingly, Dr. Ford may not have had time in the last 24 hours to arrange her schedule to appear on the other side of the continent next week. Grassley got around to canceling his committee's Thursday vote only a short time ago.

Dr. Ford may also be waiting to see just how this invitation plays out: Is this a legitimate inquiry into the matter, or is she being set up for a public mauling? What are the ground rules? What are allowable questions and areas of inquiry? What assurances is Grassley giving that this doesn't devolve into a free-for-all? Given Republicans' track record, I'd be exceedingly wary of any invitation to go before any committee they control.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:49 PM

11. is Kavanaugh?

...how long has the WH been organizing their defense?

They got those 65 names unbelievably quick.

Ford should be given reasonable time to prepare for the hearing, and she needs to make certain she isn't the defendant in the proceeding.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 05:16 PM

13. She's probably scared ...

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To be done like Anita Hill was done IE: NO more FBI background checks on Kavanaugh, NO additional witnesses for Ford, just crazies like Hatch going in on her. It'll be a her vs him scenario, and it'll be game over, HE wins. We know how having no additional witnesses hurt Anita Hill. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford probably won't want to go through this mess, all that hate. I don't trust Flake, Corker, Collins, Murkowski as far as I can throw a NY High Rise to vote with a real conscience to deny this creepy pig the SCOTUS placement, AND creepy, taking pictures of little girls and "forgetful" Devil's Triangle member Mark Judge just said that he wasn't at that party where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted Ford. Oh, and tRump also said today that the FBI doesn't DO investigations 😳

So uh .....

Given all I've seen & read read today, I feel that unfortunately the lying, racist, sexual assaulter is going to take his place the high court, next to Long Dong Thomas 🙄

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 05:18 PM

14. Her phone is probably ringing off the hook

And her voicemail is probably full. They only decided last night that this interview would be on Monday.

All the news orgs, local and national, print, cable, and TV are calling for interviews and answers to their questions. She is probably overwhelmed right now.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 05:20 PM

15. I wonder if Collins' request to have Kav's lawyer question her is scaring her.


It would be bad enough to have the Senators question her.

Of course Collins' suggested that Ford's lawyer question Kavannaugh, but all he has to say is "I don't recall" or "It wasn't me".

At first I Collins was just posturing, but it could have been a scare tactic with the veneer of getting at the truthiness.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 05:22 PM

16. Honestly, I don't blame her if she does not want to show up

At the end of the day - when the dust is all settled. She will have to go back to her life. She has had to bear this trauma her whole life. Now we want her to put it on display for the world to see and be attacked in a public forum. Yes she is the one that chose to come forward initially - But these things are so complicated. She may not be ready for the onslaught of character assassination or may not be prepared to be re traumatized.

I hope she shows up. If she chooses not to. As a fellow victim of sexual trauma myself, and also as one that deals with victims of sexual trauma, I get it.

If she chooses not to testify in a public forum, I hope no one on the left, gets upset about her decision. I mean you already have old white men like Orin Hatch declaring that they don't believe her. Stating she is " mixed up". It can't possibly be Kavanugh that's mixed up because he was a teenager that drank too much and can't remember what he did back then?

Either way, I think the Republicans will be up shit's creek. Women will be very angry- Thank you Dr. Ford for coming forward, whether you choose to show up on Monday or not. I think it will just energize more independent women to vote these fools out of office.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 05:41 PM

17. "At the end of the day - when the dust is all settled. She will have to go back to her life."

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This ^^^

And like YOU and many others have said, I wouldn't blame her if she chose NOT to testify. The FBI can do background checks on Kavanaugh, but the request to do so would have to come from .... The White House. Not gonna happen. Kavanaugh and this Judge guy could have been drunk during this house party, so maybe they wouldn't remember what they did. I believe her though, but unfortunately, this Supreme Court theft has been rigged from the very start. But as you said, women will be very angry, angrier than they are NOW. This big, ass blue TIDAL wave IS a coming this fall 🌊, and the year of the women is underway again like it was from 1992, except THIS time, it'll be on steroids, and will BE for a while. Fatso-In-Chief knows it's coming, and that when Dems take the house, he'll be getting his fat ass investigated up and down the YINYANG, so he HAS to put a fellow elitist, sexist, lying, woman-hating HOG on the Supreme Court like Kavanaugh to protect his pussy-grabbing, treasonous, racist, INSANE ass from Mueller since he won't have anymore SCOTUS placements/thefts remaining.

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 07:17 PM

18. Just heard that she's had to move out of her house and hired security

Ridamdiculous! This is happening even in the age of Me Too
I'm listening to these old ass white men talking shit- they don't give a damn about women- They will be on the wrong side of history. The tide is turning. Women are sick and tired of this behavior.
Again, Thank you Dr. Ford.
Do we need to ask again, why sex crimes are under reported?

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