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You know, I don’t think they GAF

In my twitter stream…

They’ve got the votes and even if we vote every single Republican out of office, they will have set up the court to finally bury a knife into the back of the New Deal. They’ll scuttle any legislation that the donor class doesn’t like. They’ll be handsomely rewarded either with wingnut welfare or an ungodly amount of campaign cash.

They just do not care.

They’re like salmon who, having battered their way upstream to spawn, can die safely knowing that their legacy will live forever. So, of course they assume that the votes are there for Kavanaugh whether the public loathes him or not. He can be sworn in ASAP and all the elections in the world won’t change that unless the Democrats decide to impeach Clarence Thomas’s ass.

This is what we get for keeping our powder dry for years and let the Obamabots roll over the old coalition in 2008.

No, the rest of us don’t deserve it but just try to stop them. They think it’s fun to make us irrelevant. It’s what they live for.

I’d like to think public pressure in the next four days will make Kavanaugh withdraw his nomination because public humiliation of a partisan hack operative to the highest court in the land is effective. But even if he doesn’t, the GOP has the votes to shove him down our throats. And if they still want to after Monday, they will.

But don’t despair. Despair is for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We don’t know the end of this story yet. There could be a eucatastrophe. Like an asteroid. There’s always hope.