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NvaGvUp 04-Oct-18
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Thumper 04-Oct-18
Trax 04-Oct-18
Spike Bull 04-Oct-18
mn_archer 04-Oct-18
HDE 04-Oct-18
Glunt@work 04-Oct-18
mn_archer 04-Oct-18
bigswivle 04-Oct-18
NvaGvUp 04-Oct-18
Tiger eye 04-Oct-18
trublucolo 04-Oct-18
Solo 04-Oct-18
Pete In Fairbanks 05-Oct-18
kps@work 05-Oct-18
mn_archer 05-Oct-18
Pat Lefemine 05-Oct-18
mn_archer 05-Oct-18
JTV 05-Oct-18
mn_archer 05-Oct-18
From: NvaGvUp
04-Oct-18
One giant step closer!

From the WashPo:

"GOP Sens. Flake and Collins express satisfaction with FBI report, increasing odds of Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh

John Wagner, Seung Min Kim 29 mins ago

BREAKING NEWS: GOP Sens. Flake and Collins express satisfaction with FBI report, increasing odds of Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh this weekend.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who has not indicated how she would vote, said that “It appears to be a very thorough investigation but I’m going back later to personally read the interviews.”

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told reporters, “We’ve seen no additional corroborating information.”

Collins, Flake and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) are the critical votes that could ensure Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court."

From: elkmtngear
04-Oct-18
Murkowski already said she's a "No" vote Yesterday. Nothing to do with the Ford accusations according to her, just a disagreement on Kavanaugh's stance on key issues.

With Collins and Flake, she won't be needed.

From: JTV
04-Oct-18
I heard this Am that Ben Sasse is all wishy on Kavanaugh ... what the hell is up with these idiots ??

From: Thumper
04-Oct-18
If a GOP senator doesn't vote to confirm BK they will have just unelected themselves from reelection.

Democrats just might be paying big money for GOP senators to switch parties. Wouldn't suprise me one bit.

From: Trax
04-Oct-18
It really doesn't matter if Ford is a lying pig or just a dizzy malcontent. This fantasy never happened, not involving Kavanaugh at least.

What matters is that the right thing is done, and that is to confirm this tremendously qualified and good man to the Supreme Court of the USA> NOW

04-Oct-18
I have two hopes:

That he is seated immediately.

That he is worth it.

From: mn_archer
04-Oct-18
Senator Murkowski lost the primary in 2010 but won via write in. Then in 2016 she won the Republican nomination but ran as a libertarian. She is not a sure thing but she does have 4 more years.

From: HDE
04-Oct-18
"I heard this Am that Ben Sasse is all wishy on Kavanaugh ... what the hell is up with these idiots ??"

Zero accountability and a lifetime pension with benefits...

From: Glunt@work
04-Oct-18
Being in a position where a big issue hangs in your vote gives you power and leverage in the Senate. Most of what goes on there is based on power and leverage.

From: mn_archer
04-Oct-18
ben Sasse tries to sound conservative but he will let his disgust of the POTUS make his decisions for him.

I do believe Sasse will be a yes vote but he could be a wildcard. hopefully Senator McConnell and Graham can reign in these morons

From: bigswivle
04-Oct-18
I wish flake would go away

From: NvaGvUp
04-Oct-18
Sasse ran against an establishment supported candidate in 2014 and won.

I can't see his dislike for Trump as a person getting in the way of his vote for a Constitutionalist/Originalist nominee.

He will vote 'Aye.'

From: Tiger eye
04-Oct-18
If Murkowski is no based on policy positions, why the drama and suspense the last two weeks? None of that changed. I smell a rat.

From: trublucolo
04-Oct-18
"I smell a rat." More than one.

From: Solo
04-Oct-18
So what if the SnowFlake is alert enough to have a little inkling that he's another idiot leftist?

He's still an idiot leftist, and always will be an idiot leftist until he makes some HUGE efforts to publicly repent before everyone for his many years of inflicting harm upon the people of our nation.

And that move's very likely beyond the Snowflake's ability to do. His residual arrogance isn't likely to allow that to happen.

05-Oct-18
elkmtngear sez: "Murkowski already said she's a "No" vote Yesterday. Nothing to do with the Ford accusations according to her, just a disagreement on Kavanaugh's stance on key issues. With Collins and Flake, she won't be needed."

I can assure you that this will mean that she is "not needed" in Alaska any more either!

Pete

From: kps@work
05-Oct-18
She did indeed vote no, but Kavanaugh goes ahead 51-49 anyway.

From: mn_archer
05-Oct-18
Pete, I was watching MSNBC and they said Murk is politically bulletproof in Alaska. I was wondering how they forgot 2010 when she lost her primary election.

I wish you luck in sending her packing

From: Pat Lefemine
05-Oct-18
The Murkowski name in Alaska is like the Kennedy name in Massachusetts.

Sorry Pete, but your state has always been kind of flaky. Too many potheads!

From: mn_archer
05-Oct-18
Pat, Dude, coming from Connecticut that's hilarious.

dont forget she lost the 2010 primary and was refused a shot as the libertarian candidate. She won reelection via write-in votes. Then in 2016 she won the primary on the Republican ticket but abandoned them and sought and received the libertarian spot. She then ran against and beat the Republican.

She might not be as secure as many believe

From: JTV
05-Oct-18
Why doesn't Palin run against her, or is she out of politics

From: mn_archer
05-Oct-18
1 more thing... she was originally appointed by her father.if anything screams political swamp its being given such a powerful job by your father...

#draintheswamp

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