After yesterday’s riveting hearing, Rich, Charlie, and David break down the events and discuss repercussions in the escalating Kavanaugh confirmation battle.

Editors’ picks:

Light items:

  • Rich: On the power of the word ‘stupid.’
  • Charlie: On cord cutting.
  • David: On the improvement of the NFL this season.

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  1. HeavyWater Coolidge

    Great podcast. But you need to do another one based on Senator Flake’s latest tap dancing on Kavanaugh.

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    • September 28, 2018, at 1:25 PM PDT
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  2. Lois Lane Coolidge

    I’m with Cooke on missing the gene. I didn’t care about the woman’s emotions at all. Not even a little. I agree on the need for a new podcast, but this all moves so fast. This FBI investigation is stupid.

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    • September 28, 2018, at 3:58 PM PDT
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  3. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    Great podcast. I especially want to praise David French for his comments on the hearings, and his excellent National Review article on the same subject (here).

    I have been highly critical of Mr. French in the past. I am not sure why, because disagreements with other leading conservative figures do not bother me nearly as much. Perhaps it is because he and I are so much in the same demographic, and because his military service would normally elicit extra credibility in my mind, that our significant disagreements have been unusually jarring.

    I am, therefore, particularly pleased to say that I think that I agreed with his every word.

    Mr. Cooke’s comments were also outstanding, particularly about the absurd and dangerous “believe all women” environment in which we somehow find ourselves.

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    • September 28, 2018, at 4:21 PM PDT
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  4. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Arizona Patriot (View Comment):
    Mr. Cooke’s comments were also outstanding, particularly about the absurd and dangerous “believe all women” environment in which we somehow find ourselves.

    Absolutely. I do not understand how Democratic women don’t see how that will impact the men in their lives. There is so much that is wrong with this. 

    Personally, I respect David French and have done so for a long time. I’m glad you have found a point of agreement. 

    I can’t remember if they say this here or if I heard it on another podcast, but this really does bring conservatives back together again in a way they haven’t been since before 2016.

    I have no idea what is up with Jeff Flake. 

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    • September 28, 2018, at 5:46 PM PDT
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  5. Nancy Spalding Thatcher

    On a lighter note, re: “stupid” — about 2 years ago I was able to convince my then 3-year old granddaughter that “f*in’ fly” was wrong, it was “yucky fly” … she seemed to know I was pulling something over on her, but went along with it, and absorbed it very quickly. She tries to correct her now 3-year old brother when he says “oh my god” (which I taught her was really “omigosh”) but he finds it very funny. In my experience (with their mommy, many years ago) the only way to cure the stubborn, mischievous use of a word is washing the mouth out with soap. I recommend dish detergent, and it might require repeating for conviction. however, for “stupid” that is waaay too heavy artillery. You have made your point, now ignore her! She will get bored. 

     

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    • September 29, 2018, at 7:13 AM PDT
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  6. George Townsend Inactive

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    I’m with Cooke on missing the gene. I didn’t care about the woman’s emotions at all. Not even a little. I agree on the need for a new podcast, but this all moves so fast. This FBI investigation is stupid.

    I truly want to agree with you about the further investigation; it is stupid. However… And it’s sad that we’ve come to this… the two Republican women – one from AK and the other from ME – might not have voted for Kavanaugh otherwise. And I think that this is the most important thing in today’s climate. If we lose Kavanaugh, we won’t only lose an Originalist on the Court, but, even more, we will shown that the Democrats despicable tactics worked. Kavanaugh’s integrity would have been destroyed for evermore. And any hopes that good people will come forth to repair our country, I fear, will be dashed for a very, very long time. I hate what Flake felt he had to do. But he might have saved us a lot of good.

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    • September 30, 2018, at 2:30 PM PDT
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  7. Lois Lane Coolidge

    George Townsend (View Comment):
    I hate what Flake felt he had to do. But he might have saved us a lot of good.

    If the confirmation happens–and the judge is not forced to field more idiotic accusations that have been made up a la gang rape mastermind–then I will agree with you.

    Personally, I hope the FBI investigation ends very quickly… quicker than a week. (What can they investigate?)

    As long as the process there is honest, it will be easier for Republicans to then counter that even the FBI could find nothing else, though the FBI has no more power to investigate anything–no more special magic to see into the past–than the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Perhaps that is a good strategy though I think it’s all been unfair and nauseating.

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    • October 1, 2018, at 6:02 AM PDT
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