By Dave Andrusko
Some people whose political IQ I consider to be very high have floated the proposition that Democrats may not go to DEFCON 1 in an attempt to defeat the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Really?
How quickly we forget.
Does anyone not have nightmares when they recall the offensive pro-abortion Democrats launched against Judge (now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh? It made the orchestrated attack on Justice Clarence Thomas look like a friendly game of touch football. Were it not for Justice Kavanaugh’s enormous courage and the steadfast support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer might have prevailed.
Sometimes there are items that “everyone knows.” In this case Judge Barrett’s credential as a judge and professor “are unsurpassed,” as President Trump said in nominating her. You could say the same for her as a wife and mother.
But none of that will matter as we approach the confirmation hearings which begin next Monday. As you expect, the Washington Post published a hit piece today about the Catholic charismatic group of which she and her husband, Jesse, are members.
According to Emma Brown, Jon Swaine, and Michelle Boorstein, “Barrett’s ties” to the “People of Praise” is expected to come up next week. You betcha. You can almost hear the knives being sharpened.
Mollie Hemingway co-authored “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” the definitive book on the Kavanaugh nomination ordeal. She tweeted this morning
And this vituperative WaPo broadside came none too soon for pro-abortion Democrats and their allies at places such as the Washington Post. Here’s a tweet from Morning Consult:
NEW: Support for the Senate’s confirmation of @realDonaldTrump’s #SCOTUS nominee has grown since the Sept. 26 announcement, as more voters side with the @Senate GOP’s push to confirm her as soon as possible, regardless of who wins the election.
The first line of the story [https://morningconsult.com/2020/10/07/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-polling] reads, “Democrats are losing the Supreme Court messaging war, new polling indicates, with support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation trending in the GOP’s direction.”
46% say the Senate should confirm her to 31% who said she shouldn’t be confirmed—“up 9 percentage points since President Donald Trump announced her nomination on Sept. 26 — as more voters say the chamber should consider her elevation to the high court as soon as possible, regardless of who wins next month’s election.”
Another important takeaway from the poll of roughly 2,000 registered voters:
The numbers mark an even larger shift from polling conducted before Barrett’s nomination, when half of voters said the winner of the presidential election should get to pick Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement and 37 percent said Trump should get to make the pick, regardless of the outcome in November. That poll did not mention Barrett’s name.
None of this will matter to pro-abortion Senate Democrats and their allies in the Abortion Industry and the major media.
Hats off to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham who are not allowing the obstruction of Senate Democrats to stop the October 12 opening of confirmation hearings.