Murkowski Adopting The Stephens Stance

Murkowski Adopting The same stance as former Justice Stephens.

Basically, that Kavanaugh's actions and behavior in Thursday's hearing (especially his blatant partisan and conspiratorial comments) are below the threshold or standard required for a Supreme Court Justice and are disqualifying.

Basically - a Supreme Court Justice must be above even the appearance of impropriety.

Interesting and fair rationale imo.

The Ford stuff should not play a meaningful role in the decision making process imo.  Doesn't appear to have played a role in her rationale either.

"The Ford stuff should not play a meaningful role in the decision making process imo. Doesn't appear to have played a role in her rationale either."

Except that the baseless Ford smear was the only reason Kavanaugh ever displayed anything approaching impropriety. The guy is only human. He has basically been painted as a gang raping monster in the media based on nothing more than a bunch of evidence free assertions that were nowhere to be found until he cleared the congressional hearings. I can't blame him for losing his shit over an extremely personal attack that affected not only him, but his wife and children.

He has never, ever, shown anything but total professionalism in the court room.

Steve4192 - "The Ford stuff should not play a meaningful role in the decision making process imo. Doesn't appear to have played a role in her rationale either."

Except that the baseless Ford smear was the only reason Kavanaugh ever displayed anything approaching impropriety. The guy is only human. He has basically been painted as a gang raping monster in the media based on nothing more than a bunch of evidence free assertions that were nowhere to be found until he cleared the congressional hearings. I can't blame him for losing his shit over an extremely personal attack that affected not only him, but his wife and children.

He has never, ever, shown anything but total professionalism in the court room.

I don't deny that he was treated unfairly or was in a pressure cooker.

Still - this is for 1 of 9 spots for a lifetime appointment.

Even with all he was dealing with, his actions and behavior and words were a big no-no for any Judge, let alone a Supreme Court Justice.

Well if you accuse someone of being a rapist for weeks and they get a little passionate defending themselves I guess that means they have a bad temperment.



What a bunch of Boofheads.

Basically this video where Kavenugh is the black dude, and the Democrats are the white guy.

lionsoul - 
Steve4192 - "The Ford stuff should not play a meaningful role in the decision making process imo. Doesn't appear to have played a role in her rationale either."

Except that the baseless Ford smear was the only reason Kavanaugh ever displayed anything approaching impropriety. The guy is only human. He has basically been painted as a gang raping monster in the media based on nothing more than a bunch of evidence free assertions that were nowhere to be found until he cleared the congressional hearings. I can't blame him for losing his shit over an extremely personal attack that affected not only him, but his wife and children.

He has never, ever, shown anything but total professionalism in the court room.

I don't deny that he was treated unfairly or was in a pressure cooker.

Still - this is for 1 of 9 spots for a lifetime appointment.

Even with all he was dealing with, his actions and behavior and words were a big no-no for any Judge, let alone a Supreme Court Justice.


How was it any worse than RBG's comments about Trump?

Not only did she make a partisan attack, but she wasn't in a pressure cooker being attacked at the time.

Do you think RBG should recuse herself from any Trump-related cases?

Steve4192 -
lionsoul - 
Steve4192 - "The Ford stuff should not play a meaningful role in the decision making process imo. Doesn't appear to have played a role in her rationale either."

Except that the baseless Ford smear was the only reason Kavanaugh ever displayed anything approaching impropriety. The guy is only human. He has basically been painted as a gang raping monster in the media based on nothing more than a bunch of evidence free assertions that were nowhere to be found until he cleared the congressional hearings. I can't blame him for losing his shit over an extremely personal attack that affected not only him, but his wife and children.

He has never, ever, shown anything but total professionalism in the court room.

I don't deny that he was treated unfairly or was in a pressure cooker.

Still - this is for 1 of 9 spots for a lifetime appointment.

Even with all he was dealing with, his actions and behavior and words were a big no-no for any Judge, let alone a Supreme Court Justice.


How was it any worse than RBG's comments about Trump?

Not only did she make a partisan attack, but she wasn't in a pressure cooker being attacked at the time.

RBG has fricken dementia... she should be removed from the court.

Brockback Mountain - Well if you accuse someone of being a rapist for weeks and they get a little passionate defending themselves I guess that means they have a bad temperment.



What a bunch of Boofheads.

That's ridiculous...

That is basically saying that people are not responsible for their own behavior.

The confirmation process is a test.  The are evaluating candidates based on a number of different criteria.

If anyone needs to demonstrate being above this shit, it is a Justice on a He Supreme Court.

He didn't just get loud or express anger. He specifically referenced partisan conspiracy theories.

And yes - Kavanaugh is responsible for his own behavior.

Trust -
lionsoul -

Murkowski Adopting The same stance as former Justice Stephens.

Basically, that Kavanaugh's actions and behavior in Thursday's hearing (especially his blatant partisan and conspiratorial comments) are below the threshold or standard required for a Supreme Court Justice and are disqualifying.

Basically - a Supreme Court Justice must be above even the appearance of impropriety.

Interesting and fair rationale imo.

The Ford stuff should not play a meaningful role in the decision making process imo.  Doesn't appear to have played a role in her rationale either.

Yeah, I heard her live, and she doesn't know what that rule means, or what "impropriety" means, apparently.

Are you sure YOU know what that means?

It was used correctly and applicable to his behavior imo.

lionsoul - 
Brockback Mountain - Well if you accuse someone of being a rapist for weeks and they get a little passionate defending themselves I guess that means they have a bad temperment.



What a bunch of Boofheads.

That's ridiculous...

That is basically saying that people are not responsible for their own behavior.

The confirmation process is a test.  The are evaluating candidates based on a number of different criteria.

If anyone needs to demonstrate being above this shit, it is a Justice on a He Supreme Court.

He didn't just get loud or express anger. He specifically referenced partisan conspiracy theories.

And yes - Kavanaugh is responsible for his own behavior.


Your kidding right? A test? It was a unorganized petty mob hit by the left. The man was there for an interview but what did he get?

Orchestrated witch hunt on day 1 by the Dem's with the planned protestors acting like lunatics (how many were arrested on day 1 alone?)

Dem's saying they did not receive enough info / documents then saying they received too much and needed more time to look through

11th hour - oh btw Brett, you were accused of sexually assaulting someone in 82 - care to comment?

Get the fuck out here with this type of test. Your a lunatic also if you believe what you are writing..

Graduate1 - 
lionsoul - 
Brockback Mountain - Well if you accuse someone of being a rapist for weeks and they get a little passionate defending themselves I guess that means they have a bad temperment.



What a bunch of Boofheads.

That's ridiculous...

That is basically saying that people are not responsible for their own behavior.

The confirmation process is a test.  The are evaluating candidates based on a number of different criteria.

If anyone needs to demonstrate being above this shit, it is a Justice on a He Supreme Court.

He didn't just get loud or express anger. He specifically referenced partisan conspiracy theories.

And yes - Kavanaugh is responsible for his own behavior.


Your kidding right? A test? It was a unorganized petty mob hit by the left. The man was there for an interview but what did he get?

Orchestrated witch hunt on day 1 by the Dem's with the planned protestors acting like lunatics (how many were arrested on day 1 alone?)

Dem's saying they did not receive enough info / documents then saying they received too much and needed more time to look through

11th hour - oh btw Brett, you were accused of sexually assaulting someone in 82 - care to comment?

Get the fuck out here with this type of test. Your a lunatic also if you believe what you are writing..

"People (especially Supreme Court Justice candidates) are not responsible for their own behavior, actions or words.

You are a lunatic if you believe that."

- Graduate1

I watched the testimony and found nothing wrong with it

Oklahoma44 - 
lionsoul -
Brockback Mountain - Well if you accuse someone of being a rapist for weeks and they get a little passionate defending themselves I guess that means they have a bad temperment.



What a bunch of Boofheads.

That's ridiculous...

That is basically saying that people are not responsible for their own behavior.

The confirmation process is a test.  The are evaluating candidates based on a number of different criteria.

If anyone needs to demonstrate being above this shit, it is a Justice on a He Supreme Court.

He didn't just get loud or express anger. He specifically referenced partisan conspiracy theories.

And yes - Kavanaugh is responsible for his own behavior.

Your tears of unfathomable sadness are so delicious tonight.


Ha... not at all. I had fully expected him to be confirmed.

He was not a great choice for me personally. I didn't like his strong support for expansive powers by the Executive branch and specifically the 4th amendment.

That said, he is President Trump's choice and has the academic background and judicial background to gain the confirmation.

I don't think that Ford's testimony was disqualifying (given the lack of corroborating witnesses).

If I were in the Senate, I would be on the edge deciding whether to vote for the guy or not. likely in the Murkowski/Manchin camp.

In general, I believe Presidents should get their pick confirmed (especially if they are qualified).

But in this case, I think his actions, behaviors and words were probably disqualifying. No different than what Justice John Paul Steven's articulated (and he had initially supported Kavanaugh's nomination).

A Supreme Court Justice needs to be above that.

I would have been ok if he was just angry and emotional and loudly refuting the aspersions on his character.

It was the partisan stuff and the fact there appeared to be a lack of candor in some areas that would get me to probably take a position similar to Murkowski and former Justice Stephens.

It is a done deal. We move forward. Will be interesting to see how he rules on the Court. I think Collins is wrong if she thinks he will be the next Kennedy. That said, many well respected legal scholars and prognosticators have erroneously predicted how Justices will rule on the Court.

lionsoul - 
Brockback Mountain - Well if you accuse someone of being a rapist for weeks and they get a little passionate defending themselves I guess that means they have a bad temperment.



What a bunch of Boofheads.

That's ridiculous...

That is basically saying that people are not responsible for their own behavior.

The confirmation process is a test.  The are evaluating candidates based on a number of different criteria.

If anyone needs to demonstrate being above this shit, it is a Justice on a He Supreme Court.

He didn't just get loud or express anger. He specifically referenced partisan conspiracy theories.

And yes - Kavanaugh is responsible for his own behavior.



 LOL. 


 


Dems are like little turds that bully some fat kid by slapping him in the face until they get body slammed. 


 




 


 


 


How is it a partisan conspiracy theory, when the vote for you is going to be almost perfectly partisan? 


 

Brockback Mountain - 
lionsoul - 
Brockback Mountain - Well if you accuse someone of being a rapist for weeks and they get a little passionate defending themselves I guess that means they have a bad temperment.



What a bunch of Boofheads.

That's ridiculous...

That is basically saying that people are not responsible for their own behavior.

The confirmation process is a test.  The are evaluating candidates based on a number of different criteria.

If anyone needs to demonstrate being above this shit, it is a Justice on a He Supreme Court.

He didn't just get loud or express anger. He specifically referenced partisan conspiracy theories.

And yes - Kavanaugh is responsible for his own behavior.



 LOL. 


 


Dems are like little turds that bully some fat kid by slapping him in the face until they get body slammed. 


 




 


 


 


How is it a partisan conspiracy theory, when the vote for you is going to be almost perfectly partisan? 


 

"Revenge on behalf of the Clintons" is ludicrous...

The votes have definitely become partisan... but that reference was way out of bounds, especially for a nominee.

While I disagree with you, I appreciate the gif. It is one of my all-time favorite anti-bully videos.

Kid got what he deserved.

Your an intelligent dude but more and more I think you are pulling the biggest troll in OG history to be honest. Do you have an alternate name on hear that begins with either O, I or P??

Graduate1 - Your an intelligent dude but more and more I think you are pulling the biggest troll in OG history to be honest. Do you have an alternate name on hear that begins with either O, I or P??

Sorry broseph... no troll.

I think Kavanaugh was on the edge... but I thought Murkowsi's and Justice Stephens' respective rationales were on point.