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Robert #Resist Sandy @frodofied
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If you want to live in a nation that is "led" by a man who would mock someone who was the victim of a violent sexual assault then we are very different people.

Trump's behavior today was that of a playground bully. They were the words that a bully utters and then laughs.

The bully imagines, and may even hear, the world laughing with him, but the chuckles are only from his hangers-on and those hoping to impress the bully.

The rest of the world only turns its head to look away. They hope that someone, anyone, will intervene.

They almost always get away with it, though, bullies.

And Trump will likely get away with this, like always.

#ChristineBlaseyFord passed a lie detector test on the day of her grandmother's funeral. No one non-partisan or credible has questioned her credibility.

#BrettKavanaugh, however, has plenty of questions swirling around his credibility.

He has lied. Provably. And he has done so under oath.

#Kavanaugh wants us to believe that as a rowdy teenager he never attended small house parties populated by his classmates.

He wants us to believe that, as a teen, he created calendars of his daily activities, and that he always abided by them.

He wants us to believe that as a teenager he had adult levels of self-control. That his drinking was not that serious and his memory is perfect.

I believe that #BrettKavanaugh is used to telling lies & that he has convinced himself that it's ok to do so in order to further his political goals.

A means to an end.

#Kavanaugh lied under oath many times before his recent testimonies to the House Judiciary Committee.

Republicans are willing to forgive this man almost everything because, like Thomas, and like Alito, he is a sure vote. There will be no surprises from this man because he is a partisan hack. I've read some of his opinions. For all of his supposed genius he lacks creativity.

At best, and I do mean, AT THE VERY BEST, Donald Trump mocked the victim of a violent sexual assault today.

I think that most people would have to admit that it is clear Professor Ford WAS assaulted, and that it traumatized her. That it has affected everything in her life.

So, that is the best case scenario, but it is also the least likely one.

#BrettKavanaugh lied in his testimony for only one reason.

Because he is guilty and he knows it.

There is no other reasonable explanation for the kinds of lies he told.

Accepting that means accepting that today Donald Trump mocked a victim of sexual assault in order to support her attacker.

The assaulter went to bat for the assaulter at the expense of an actual victim.

I suppose we should not be surprised.

But we should be appalled.
And we should be amgry.

But we should never let him or them think that what he did today is in any way acceptable.

I am a #MeToo, a couple times over if I am to be honest, and what I saw today disgusted me.

We know this man now.

We know him well.

We know he did this today to distract from the bigger stories out there. We know that distraction is his specialty.

But I've argued many times that while we must keep our eyes on the prize we must keep our souls while doing so.

That means we must burn the candle at every end and fight a many front war.

It means more work.

But it is our only choice.

#RESISTANCE was never going to be easy.

And he is purposely making it harder.

But #NovemberIsComing.

And we #resist.

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