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    Judge Kavanaugh will probably be confirmed

    No doubt, there will be many brushback pitches during the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh--it will truly be a rough ride (to mix a metaphor)--but I am almost certain that he will eventually be confirmed.

    For one thing, red-state Democrats who are up for re-election in 2018--Joe Manchin of West Virginia; Joe Donnelly of Indiana; and Claire McCaskill of Missouri--will be under intense pressure to break ranks with Chuck Schumer, and vote according to the desires of their constituents.

    And John Tester of Montana may also vote for confirmation.

    And I am really unconvinced that Susan Collins (of Maine) will vote against this nominee. Her recent proclamation that she could not vote for anyone who would challenge Roe v. Wade was likely just cover for the fact that she will probably be inclined to vote for this nominee; and, since Judge Kavanaugh has not (and presumably, will not) make an unambiguous statement in this regard, she can then tell her constituents, "Well, I voted for a man who did not say anything about voting to overturn Roe.

    So it is possible that Judge Kavanaugh may receive 50 Republican votes, plus a handful of Democratic votes.

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    I think that is why Trump nominated him. Although still a conservative his is mainstream. I heard someone describe him as a bit to the left of Thomas.
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    No "theory" about the female Senator from AK (her name escapes me at the moment)? A lot of times she forgets that she is a Republican.

    Currently, not opining about democrats I see, Collins, Paul and AK as more than possible "no" votes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DLLS View Post
    No "theory" about the female Senator from AK (her name escapes me at the moment)?
    Presumably, you are speaking of Lisa Murkowski.

    She is, indeed, a centrist. (I do not care for the word, "moderate," in this context, as it implies that all who are not "moderate" are thereby immoderate; which is to say, extremist.)

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    Currently, not opining about democrats I see, Collins, Paul and AK as more than possible "no" votes.
    Rand Paul is really a libertarian, masquerading as a Republican.

    Still, I believe that he will eventually come around. (In fact, I understand that he is already moving a bit in that direction.)

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    I hope Kavanaugh will be rejected. We need the real deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I hope Kavanaugh will be rejected. We need the real deal.
    You should be rejected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    You should be rejected.
    I don't mind being rejected by you.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    No doubt, there will be many brushback pitches during the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh--it will truly be a rough ride (to mix a metaphor)--but I am almost certain that he will eventually be confirmed.

    For one thing, red-state Democrats who are up for re-election in 2018--Joe Manchin of West Virginia; Joe Donnelly of Indiana; and Claire McCaskill of Missouri--will be under intense pressure to break ranks with Chuck Schumer, and vote according to the desires of their constituents.

    And John Tester of Montana may also vote for confirmation.

    And I am really unconvinced that Susan Collins (of Maine) will vote against this nominee. Her recent proclamation that she could not vote for anyone who would challenge Roe v. Wade was likely just cover for the fact that she will probably be inclined to vote for this nominee; and, since Judge Kavanaugh has not (and presumably, will not) make an unambiguous statement in this regard, she can then tell her constituents, "Well, I voted for a man who did not say anything about voting to overturn Roe.

    So it is possible that Judge Kavanaugh may receive 50 Republican votes, plus a handful of Democratic votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamewell45 View Post
    Anything is possible at this stage of the game. Should be an interesting election in November.
    There are at lest 4 Democrats who will vote for him. It will be a done deal and he'll be on the court before the elections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    There are at lest 4 Democrats who will vote for him. It will be a done deal and he'll be on the court before the elections.
    Democrats should vote for him. He will be another Kennedy or Roberts. Republicans should reject him.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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