Friday, September 07, 2018

Kavanaugh will be confirmed

Democrats are doing a pretty good job of going after him and leaving an impressive amount of chaos in their wake, and Kavanaugh is mostly responding like a deer in headlights. This is pretty interesting, but it also doesn’t matter. 

Unless Kavanaugh turns out to be the Zodiac Killer, Republicans are going to confirm him and that’s that—even if they have to keep half his career hidden from view in order to pull it off. Democrats can squawk and complain all they want, but in the end Kavanaugh will be a conservative Supreme Court justice who will probably serve for 30 or 40 years. Nothing else matters.

Rob's comment:
Agreed. After Kavanaugh is confirmed, the court will be dominated by the right with potentially dire political consequences after, as is now likely, the Democrats regain control of the government beginning in November and in 2020. This could eventually lead to a political standoff like the one that culminated in FDR's attempt to pack the Supreme Court in 1937.

See also Paul Krugman: Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution.

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