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Friday, October 05, 2018

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was confronted by a group of women, including rape victims, on Thursday who were protesting Republicans that are going to vote "yes" on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite being accused by multiple women of sexual assault. The women were urging Republicans to not vote for Kavanaugh. "Why aren't you brave enough to talk to us and exchange with us?" one of the women asked. To which Hatch waved her off with his hand dismissively. "Don't you wave your hand at me!" she fired back. As Hatch was leaving through the elevator, the women continued to press him to talk to them. He told them, "When you grow up I'll be glad to."

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Scumbag Republicans for you.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-05 09:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Good for Hatch.

Being a rape victim doesn't give a woman a free pass at everything in life.

"I'm a rape victim therefore you are required to listen to me, uninterrupted, whenever and wherever I demand!"

That's how Laura views things, as long as the rape victim has the right politics.

If DC Mcallister was pestering a Democrat in a similar manner Laura would chastise her for being rude and would say some horrible things about her.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-05 09:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don't fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love! #Troublemakers
6:03 AM - 5 Oct 2018

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 09:38 AM | Reply

The one nutter that approached Flake at the elevator was accusing him of denying her assault because he was apparently denying Ford's.
What kind of ego do these victims have that they think denying or questioning one supposed assault victim is like questioning them or their experience?
What entitles them to call shots and demand an audience, while setting the rules?

#4 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-10-05 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What kind of ego do these victims have that they think denying or questioning one supposed assault victim is like questioning them or their experience?
What entitles them to call shots and demand an audience, while setting the rules?

#4 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

I'm sure Mohr can explain it.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-05 09:40 AM | Reply

The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights guarantees citizens the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

#6 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-05 09:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

It's weird: the same people who say that Kav's emotional outburst at the hearing was a perfectly reasonable response to being false accused of sexual assault don't understand how the JC hearing debacle and FBI's constrained investigation may be triggering an understandable emotional response from sexual assault survivors. One cartoon I saw depicted it as Lady Liberty being held down with a hand placed over her mouth while she is raped. That's pretty much how the whole process feels to many rape survivors. Remember: rape is about power, and the GOP is hellbent on ramming through theirs, by the shadiest of methods and slimmest of margins.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gal,
Kavanaugh was being personally accused of being a rapist.
The victims of sexual assault were not personally being questioned, or having their account scrutinized. Somebody else was. Sexual assault victims don't get some secret transference powers. Their experience is theirs, and an investigation of one is not an investigation of all.

#8 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-10-05 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The victims of sexual assault were not personally being questioned, or having their account scrutinized. Somebody else was. Sexual assault victims don't get some secret transference powers. Their experience is theirs, and an investigation of one is not an investigation of all."

No, but the way Kav's accusers were questioned, criticized and dismissed does mirror what a lot of sexual assault survivors experience when they come forward or fear they will experience if they come forward (and why they often don't). That is the connection.

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 10:46 AM | Reply

#10 That is the connection and why I tied the survivors' protest to the larger shady process. This is the wealthy, elite good ole boys club protecting itself and each other.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 10:50 AM | Reply

-- One cartoon I saw depicted it as Lady Liberty being held down with a hand placed over her mouth while she is raped.

Here's another despicable cartoon from the left:

pbs.twimg.com

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-05 10:57 AM | Reply

Gal,
I'm pointing out its not weird for people to excuse kavanaughs outburst and not to excuse the outburst of people not personally involved.
One is actually involved, the the others are pretending Ford's case and the outcome are their cases and outcomes.

The whole process was shady, starting with the Dems sitting on this for show.

#12 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-10-05 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Here's the cartoon I'm referring to:

www.cbc.ca

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 11:01 AM | Reply

That is the connection.
#9 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

I agree with you. Likewise and unfortunately, the connection for men has been this: over the course of time, men have been falsely accused of rape and sexual assault,
as payback by vengeful and scorned women, nutters, and attention seekers. As a result, every accusation MUST be scrutinized to ensure a rightful charge is brought to justice.

Example: Swetnick's story fell apart on TV - NBC faces scrutiny for interview with Kavanaugh accuser - www.washingtonpost.com

One thing about rapist and abuser type personalities, it's rarely a one-off, and most will leave a scattered trail of victims with similar stories.

Example: Cosby, Weinstein, Spacey, Rose, Lauer have a long list of victims over decades

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-05 11:01 AM | Reply

The whole process was shady, starting with the Dems sitting on this for show.
#12 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

and outing Ford against her wishes, assigning her council, then lying to her about private testimony.

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-05 11:02 AM | Reply

"Example: Cosby, Weinstein, Spacey, Rose, Lauer have a long list of victims over decades"

Your list is telling. Let's not forget the likes of Ailes, O'Reilly, Wynn.

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 11:04 AM | Reply

Here's the cartoon I'm referring to:
#13 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

It's a brilliant and powerful political cartoon. designed to convict all Republicans of rape and conjure the emotions of all women as victims.

The cartoonist just abused you, and however many millions saw it.

Played like a fiddle.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-05 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It's a brilliant and powerful political cartoon. designed to convict all Republicans of rape and conjure the emotions of all women as victims."

It's not about depicting all Republicans of rapist; it's about depicting the way the GOP process is raping "blind justice" by the way they are handling this process. The fact that you believe it is depicting the former demonstrates that you are the one who is being played like a fiddle.

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 11:10 AM | Reply

of rapist=of being rapists

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 11:11 AM | Reply

Your list is telling. Let's not forget the likes of Ailes, O'Reilly, Wynn.
#16 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Telling? get a grip. there are lots of powerful people in powerful places who assault women.

It's you who wants to make this political, told by your insistence to make sure the names of conservative news heads are mentioned.

I was simply giving a few examples to make my point; not point at a party. Put down the red marker and be reasonable.

#20 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-05 11:11 AM | Reply

- by the way they are handling this process.

And yet you won't address Feinstein and her hand-picked lawyers, and doxxing Ford.

Why is it that look away from Ford's exploitation by Democrats for a show circus?

#21 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-05 11:13 AM | Reply

"I was simply giving a few examples to make my point; not point at a party."

Uh-huh.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 11:14 AM | Reply

Gal, I believe Ford. Unfortunately it's one single 36 yo accusation that can't be backed up by witnesses or evidence.

I believe Rameriz is mistaken during a drunken dorm game, and Swetnick is a nutter.

There is no long list of victims. I don't believe Kav is a rapist or serial assaulter/predator.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-05 11:17 AM | Reply

Uh-huh.
#22 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

See? You don't believe me or my motives.

And yet I'm expected to believe every single accusation brought by a woman?

Why the difference? ...and this is simply a discussion, not an serious accusation.

#24 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-05 11:18 AM | Reply

Here's an accusation that you'll NEVER believe.

Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broderick and sexually assaulted Paula Jones.

#25 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-05 11:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Gal, I believe Ford. Unfortunately it's one single 36 yo accusation that can't be backed up by witnesses or evidence."

What's unfortunate about that?

If you believe her, you clearly have enough evidence to believe her.

If you believe her, and you still support Kavanaugh, you must also necessarily believe that Kavanaugh lying about one single 36 yo accusation that can't be backed up by witnesses or evidence doesn't disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-05 11:46 AM | Reply

Hatch Tells Rape Victims To Grow Up

Were they really rape victims or were they just a bunch of foul mouth lib women? I'm going with the foul mouth story.

#27 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-05 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#24 I don't believe you based on several years of reading your posts and interacting with you. That's the difference.

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-05 02:28 PM | Reply

Let me guess. This is the thread where all the righty guys say "but Duke" and justify ignoring any and all accusation?

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-05 04:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Let me guess. This is the thread where all the righty guys say "but Duke" and justify ignoring any and all accusation?

POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-10-05 04:00 PM | REPLY

Pretty much.

#30 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-05 04:03 PM | Reply

"Juanita Broderick"

If you're going to exploit alleged victims, you should at least spell their names right.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-05 04:40 PM | Reply

Hatch tells rape victims to grow up. Trump rushes right over when he hears that there may be under age, but sexually exploited girls at the capitol.

#32 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-05 09:46 PM | Reply

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