If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court today, many aggrieved Democrats have vowed to seek revenge. And the best form of revenge, of course, is to win elections in November and throw Republicans out of power.
A Kavanaugh confirmation will be seen as a big victory for President Trump and the Republican Party but it is a victory that will come with a steep political price. It may help not only this year’s Blue Wave election but it may also help Democrats win elections in many years to come.
From all reports, Democrats are now more fired up than ever to work hard and turn out voters on election day. There is unprecedented women’s anger that an anti-abortion judge will be confirmed despite allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. And this anger has already been shown to be a very powerful electoral force.
“What I have seen is anger and outrage from women in a way that I’ve never seen before,” said Karine Jean-Pierre, senior adviser and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org. “I don’t think Republicans realize what they have unleashed.”
Shaunna Thomas from the national women’s group, UltraViolet Action made one short promise on Friday:
“This doesn’t end tomorrow. It ends in November,” she said.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), expressed the views of may in saying that the GOP had disrespected all women by supporting Brett Kavanaugh.
“To all survivors of sexual assault: We hear you. We see you. We will give you dignity. Don’t let this process bully you into silence,” Harris tweeted Friday afternoon.
Some more rational Republicans were concerned when Trump mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, during a rally in Mississippi. They are rightly worried that this kind of rhetoric will cause more loss of support for Republican candidates among suburban women. And when the GOP loses affluent, college-educated voters in suburban districts currently held by Republicans, they are in trouble.