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“The Best Lied Plans . . . .” 0

Man to Mitch McConnell,

Via Job’s Anger.

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The Voter Fraud Fraud, the White To Vote Dept. 0

Two mail boxes, both labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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Please Open Your Psalters to the First Lesson . . . . 0

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Red-Handed 0

Read the back story at Newsweek.

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“Those Who Forget Deny History . . . .” 0

Joe Patrice discusses originalist sin.

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A Civil Tongue, Reprise 0

Cowering Republican Elephant pointing towards two protesters holding a

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The Voter Fraud Fraud 0

Elie Mystal describes the three prongs of the attack. Here’s the list:

  • Attack 1: Make sure Republicans are the elected officials in charge of elections
  • Attack 2: Purge voters
  • Attack 3: When in doubt, use Jim Crow policies

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DARVO 0

Carol A. Lambert notices a classic pattern in Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony about Christine Balsey Ford’s accusations. A snippet; follow the link for more.

In 1997, Freyd identified this pattern of behavior as it pertains to child abuse and sexual offenders as DARVO—deny the offense, attack the accuser, reverse (roles) and identify as the victim, and see the “victim or accuser” as the offender. This dynamic is common among those who have done wrong (criminal or not) and are confronted about their hurtful behavior.

Having examined over a thousand relationships, I see the DARVO pattern in my work with women who have controlling partners. In almost every single case of intimate partner abuse—physical, psychological, or emotional abuse—when women attempt to address a partner’s hurtful behavior or abuse, they end up being attacked and ultimately accused of being the abusive one.

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“Weaponized Cognitive Dissonance” 0

David explores the right wing’s willingness to excuse Donald Trump’s financial shenanigans.

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Stakeholders 0

Picture of woman burning at stake as panel of men says to her,

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Shadows over the Land 0

As Shaun Mullen points out, the past casts long shadows.

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The Fettered Bureau of Investigation 0

Shaun Mullen.

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Tears That Would Shame a Crocodile 0

Title:  Q.  Identify the Victim.  Frame One:  Christine Blasey Ford testifying in a dignified manner, captioned

I find it noteworthy staggering how many women have been emboldened to tell their stories of sexual assault and abuse because of Ms. Ford’s bravery. At almost any legitimate news website you visit (except, of course, for Fox, but it’s hardly “legitimate”), you will find one or more.

For example.

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Precedent 0

Senator Grassley to Christine Blasey Ford at hearing:  Why did it take you so long to come forward?  Ford:  I saw what you did to Anita Hill.

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Is It a “Hearing” If Nobody Listens? (Updated) 0

Mike Littwin comments on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Kavanaugh (non-)hearing. A snippet:

It was hard to watch, knowing how difficult it was for Ford. But what came next was harder still. The Republicans on the committee didn’t criticize Ford’s testimony. They just acted as if it had never happened.

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Addendum:

Dick Polman is en point in labeling the Republican Party as “the party of misogyny.”

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The Entitlement Society 0

Law Professor Deirdre M. Bowen remembers.

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Animal House Senate 0

Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnel, and the Senate Judiciary Committee holding cups of beer crowding around Lady Justice saying,

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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Misdirection Play, Psychological Projection Dept. 0

Hater blames hatees for hate.

Words fail me.

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The Art of the Mid-Terminable Con 0

Paul Krugman suggests that there is no Republican there there. A snippet:

One thing we do know, however, is that Republicans have decisively lost the battle of ideas. All of their major policy moves, on health care, taxes and tariffs, are playing badly with voters.

In fact, Republican policies are so unpopular that the party’s candidates are barely trying to sell them. Instead, they’re pretending to stand for things they actually don’t — like protecting health coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions — or trying to distract voters with culture war and appeals to white racial identity. The GOP has become the party of no ideas.

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Consistency 0

Woman speaks:  Our institutions are under attack as the President tears down the FBI, undermines the Justice Department, and maligns the press, so why shouldn't he do the same thing to the Supreme Court.

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