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Republican Voters Are Angry

Posted on | October 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Republican Voters Are Angry


A poll by, of all people, National Public Radio shows that the Democrat smear campaign against Judge Brett Kavanaugh has motivated Republican voters ahead of next month’s midterm elections. In July, according to NPR’s polling, Democrats enjoyed a 10-point advantage — 78% to 68% — on the question, of whether the elections are “very important.” In a poll conducted this week, however, 80% of Republicans say the elections are “very important,” compared to 82% of Democrats. In other words, the GOP’s voter intensity has increased by 12 percentage points in less than three months, and only the Kavanaugh confirmation circus can explain this. “The result of hearings, at least in the short run, is the Republican base was awakened,” pollster Lee Miringoff told NPR.

The latest news:

The White House has found no corroboration of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after examining interview reports from the FBI’s latest probe into the judge’s background, according to people familiar with the matter.

Democrats may have unleashed a Republican firestorm:

When many conservative women around the country watched Christine Blasey Ford appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, they didn’t find her testimony compelling or convincing, as many liberals did.
They saw a political farce.
“Honestly, I don’t think I have ever been so angry in all of my adult life,” says Ginger Howard, a Republican national committeewoman from Georgia. “It brings me to the point of tears, it makes me so angry.”
In interviews with roughly a dozen female conservative leaders from as many states, this was the overwhelming sentiment: These women are infuriated with the way the sexual-assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been handled. They are not convinced by Ford or any other woman who has come forward. They resent the implication that all women should support the accusers. And they believe that this scandal will ultimately hurt the cause of women who have been sexually assaulted.
Above all, these women, and the women they know, are ready to lash out against Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

The FBI investigation is complete. Mitch McConnell has scheduled the vote. Guess what? Mitch knows how to count votes. He wouldn’t have pushed this forward if he didn’t think he could win it. He has vowed he will not be intimidated by left-wing protesters.

To quote Admiral Farragut: “Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead.”



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