The Republican Party,which is President Donald Trump’s party now, will surely celebrate Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation as probably its biggest political feat yet because it virtually guarantees a conservative majority on the highest court of the land for a generation. Expect President Trump to gleefully declare this to be his personal victory and the fulfillment of his campaign promise and to taunt Democrats as sore losers in every single rally from now on. And expect some lackluster Republicans, many of which were turned off by Trump and sitting on the fence, to reconsider supporting their party in the midterms now. After all, even George W. Bush, not a friend of Trump, supported Kavanaugh and lobbied key senators like Susan Collins. Like Trump or not, goes the Republican argument, this is bigger than the president, this is about the party. But while Republicans can revel in the joy of having rammed their candidate, a man who is deeply controversial on so many levels, through the Senate against all opposition, thereby altering the composition of the court for decades, the party’s blatant power play may hurt them in the long run. And it should. Because, make no mistake, in an election… Read full this story
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