Listening to interesting interview on MSNBC - Chris Hayes’s show. He is interviewing a former conservative Republican strategist, David Brock who worked on the Anita Hill take down, during the Clarence Thomas Hearings.
Too early to get the transcripts (Chris Hayes transcripts)
Some of David Brock’s comments are
Know the R’ mindset - Orrin Hatch is a prime example. They need to
- Win at all costs…need to cement in the Conservative agenda.
- Ok to lie to strangers (Kavanaugh’s denial of the assault is indeed IMO a lie, and the fact he lied re: getting the Dem’s judicial notes)
The R’ playbook - R’s have a problem…and Kavanaugh has a problem (he has categorically denied event)
Claim she is confused (w/ Anita Hill - they made her crazy - there was a shadow senate around her…they postured) Orrin Hatch has described this.
On Prof Ford - She mis-remembered in a caldron of trying to save her marriage
Chuck Grassley said it is scheduled the hearing in5 days. But they are going to go after her like Anita Hill (she is confused)
“R’s are going to ‘brazen it out’ on getting Kavanaugh. It is the mind-set”
We were all partisan warriers…and a hard core group.
Kavanaugh was on the Starr Report group - along with Laura Ingrahm, Orin Hatch, was with Alex Azar (HHS), Drudge
Kavanaugh was a leaker of information to press, he pursued obsessively the Vince Foster case, after it was closed.
Kavanaugh was also bit of control…making an obscene comment about Hillary.
He has been in high stakes partisan groups…win at all costs.
We posted David Brock’s opinion piece already but I listed below.
WIKI page on David Brock
The Real Anita Hill: The Untold Story. Free Press, 1993. ISBN 978-0-02-904656-2
The Seduction of Hillary Rodham. 1996, Free Press. ISBN 978-0-684-83770-3
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative. 2002, Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-4000-4728-4
The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy. 2004, Crown. ISBN 978-1-4000-4875-5
Free Ride: John McCain and the Media with Paul Waldman. 2008, Anchor. ISBN 0-307-27940-5
The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine with Ari Rabin-Havt. 2012, Anchor. ISBN 978-0-307-94768-0
Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government. 2015, Twelve. ISBN 1455533769