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Two tweeters who tweeted two tweets

Cause and effect:

Hard to say which is the chicken and which the egg.

BTW, did you get your non-optoutable presidential alert today? How much you wanna bet he’s going to use it for nefarious purposes?

What am I saying? Of course he’s going to use it for nefarious purposes. It’s what he does.

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Timing is everything.

So, McConnell is planning to wrap things up ASAP on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. What’s the hurry?

Could it have something to do with the NYTimes’ exposé of Trump’s fraud and tax evasion over the decades? Did the GOP know that sh*t was going to hit the fan?

This president shouldn’t be appointing ANY Supreme Court nominees. He’s a thief, a cheater and a con man. Literally. And this particular nominee could not be worse. The Portland Press Herald summer it up succinctly:

regardless of what questions the investigation can answer, we already know this: Based on what he demonstrated in his own testimony, Kavanaugh lacks the character and judgment to serve on the Supreme Court.

In his widely watched appearance, Kavanaugh revealed that he has an explosive temper and resorts to bullying when he feels threatened. He was understandably under stress and fighting a high-stakes battle for his reputation, but his temperament was tested during the hearing, and he failed the test.

Kavanaugh also showed himself to be impermissibly political for a job that is supposed to be above politics. We’re not naive. We understand that federal judges are nominated by presidents and confirmed by senators, and that electoral politics influences their decisions about who gets to serve.

But we have never had a Supreme Court nominee who ripped off the nonpartisan mask the way Kavanaugh did Thursday and identified himself as an enemy of a political party that represents the policy preferences of millions of Americans. He blamed his predicament on bizarre conspiracy theories, claiming that his troubles stemmed from “pent-up anger about President Trump” and opponents seeking “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” and were not the result of allegations that emerged while he was being evaluated for an important job. After his partisan rant, Kavanaugh will never be able to judge a case without the animus he expressed being considered a factor in his decision. This is not the road we want to take.

For what it’s worth, I believe Christine Blasey Ford. I also believe that Kavanaugh can’t remember it. But instead of being prudent and conciliatory and apologizing for his wreckless behavior, he doubled down on it and insulted more than half the country. I’m not talking about just women. I’m talking about anyone who didn’t vote in these people and their outrageous, cruel and destructive behavior.

Why do Republicans want to take this road? Are they just not interested in electoral politics anymore? We should all be asking ourselves these questions.

Why the rush on this guy?

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This one’s for Brett: