Friday Open Thread | Thank You, Dr. Blasey Ford

It could not have been easy. But, you did it. You were poised, believable and brave. You said that you felt that you had to do your civic duty, and with this country’s eyes on you, you did it. I respect your courage. You had your say. You said your peace, and I know that I am not the only woman grateful to you for going on the record.


Just some thoughts from the Twitter Universe:

Senate Republicans brought in a female prosecutor to question Christine Blasey Ford. They sidelined her shortly after she started questioning Brett Kavanaugh. She was never heard from again.

— POLITICO (@politico) September 28, 2018

“Our prosecutor realized he’s guilty.”

— Elizabeth Rogers (@ahumorlessfem) September 28, 2018

I think that what I’m witnessing are the protestations of patriarchy and privilege. It whines and it rages when it is threatened with being denied that to which it is owed, as birthright and gender benefit. And how dare a woman be the impediment. #KavanaghHearing

— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) September 27, 2018

And now there are four woman. If this appointment wasn’t a white guy- like them- he’d be toast already.
I still want to know who mysteriously paid off Kavanaugh’s debts. It’s relevant because most of his Republican supports seem compromised by the Russians.

— Vicki Sando (@SandoVicki) September 26, 2018

If this man gets on the Court, he’ll carry with him a vendetta against the left that will make Antonin Scalia look like Obi-Wan Kenobi.

— Bearded Stoner (@beardedstoner) September 27, 2018

Nobody in politics honestly believes Sotomayor would have been confirmed if she’d appeared before the judiciary committee and spouted angry, barely coherent conspiratorial attacks Republicans.

That we’re in a holding pattern on Kavanaugh after today says so, so much.

— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) September 28, 2018

Just wanted to remind everyone before I go to bed that we’re expending this much energy trying to prevent a rapist from a lifetime bench appointment because the “unlikable” woman had the nerve to want to be president after the black guy did it and white dudes almost went extinct.

— Travon Free (@Travon) September 27, 2018