by Shelton Bumgarner
This is just my personal back-of-the-envelope observation about the coming 2018 mid-terms, but it seem as though things have grown significantly more dicey for The Resistance since the Brett Kavanaugh hearing on Thursday. The MAGA base is stoked now in a way they weren’t previously and they could come to the polls in significantly higher numbers than were expected. There might not be a Blue Wave — or at least not enough of one to flip the House — and America continues it’s lurch towards autocracy.
Honestly, my only hope at this point is women are angry. Really angry. That’s it. If it wasn’t for that, I would give up hope entirely and simply try not to watch any news between now and November 6th. Women are in a historic rage about Republicans not believing Dr. Ford and so there’s at least a minor possibility that their excitement to make a statement at the polls might be enough to at least match the MAGA people who think Kavanaugh is getting a raw deal.
And, remember, this all boils down to Republicans wanting a 30 year 5-4 lock on the Supreme Court. It’s a win-win for Republicans. It doesn’t really matter what happens at this point. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, they get a 5-4 lock on SCOTUS. If he isn’t they probably keep both houses of Congress and continue to ram through tax breaks for the 1%.
Really, the only way I could see anything of note happening at this point is if Kavanaugh is not confirmed and somehow The Resistance gets the Senate. THEN I will have some hope. But that is extremely, extremely unlikely to happen. In fact, I would be flabbergasted if it happened or even came close to happening.
We’re in the darkest timeline and there’s nothing, in real terms, we can do about it.