Amply be-chinned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started the clock on the judge’s confirmation, with a a preliminary vote set for Friday and a final vote on Saturday.
Today, under tight security [the Monkey’s Paw] and strict rules, senators are gonna begin reading the FBI’s report on the sexual assault of Dr.Christine Blasey Ford [Keep both hands visible, boys] by Supreme Court nominee
Barfin’ Bart O’Kavanaugh Brett Kavanaugh [ALLEGED], which the Senate Judiciary Committee has received.
All day we are going to get updates as reporters are going to stake out the room where senators are reading the report (as if some of those mugs knew how to read). Be prepared for Wingnuttia to proclaim nothing to back up the accusations (and to leak the bits that they like) and for the Dims to be ignored by the media. As they do.
Democrats accused the White House of eff’ing with the investigation, even as Prznint Horndog proclaimed the FBI had free rein.
Kavanaugh’s fate is in the small hands of a small group of senators, including three Republicans, all of whom condemned Comrade Stupid’s remarks mocking accuser Dr. Ford.
Axios morning email thingie plays contrarian:
Top Republicans tell Jonathan Swan and me that they’re seeing a surprising and widespread surge in GOP voter enthusiasm, powered largely by support for Brett Kavanaugh and his Supreme Court nomination.
“The Kavanaugh debate has dropped a political grenade into the middle of an electorate that had been largely locked in Democrats’ favor for the past six months,” said Josh Holmes, a former top aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
And then Axios tries to back it up:
Pointing to Montana, Indiana, West Virginia, Missouri and Tennessee, Holmes added: “[P]rivate polling shows the enthusiasm shift is … unmistakable in the red states that will determine control of the Senate.”
In North Dakota, one of the top races, a Fox News poll yesterday showed Republican challenger Kevin Cramer leading Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) by 12 points (53%-41%) — up from four points last month.
“ND now appears out of reach entirely for Democrats,” Holmes said.
Well, it is Fox News poll, but I don’t think Heitkamp ever was leading, but admittedly I have not paid attention to ND.
“In July, there was a 10-point gap between the number of Democrats and Republicans saying the November elections were ‘very important.’ Now, that is down to 2 points, a statistical tie.”
Republican pollster Glen Bolger, co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, agreed that Democrats’ enthusiasm advantage dissipated since the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing. Before that, he said, GOP lassitude was “very scary.”
So Possum Hollar is enthused by their chances to make the Libtards cry as Kavanaugh gets ready to take away their healthcare?
⚠️ Caution from Swan: This doesn’t mean GOP problems are solved. They still have a huge problem with independent voters.
And a huge problem with women. I dunno, Axios, I dunno.