HuffPost: Kavanaugh’s Lesson For Democrats Is That It’s Always Worth A Fight



As the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court remains very much in limbo, it’s worth recalling that mere weeks ago, some members of the Democratic establishment were arguing for progressives to lay down their arms because the fight against Kavanaugh was hopeless. In fact, that sentiment was on frequent display from the moment his nomination was first announced, one headline at USA Today blaring, “Don’t sacrifice Democrats’ Senate seats in a futile fight against Kavanaugh confirmation.”

…Polling by YouGov Blue and Demand Justice provided to me suggested that, even in deep red states, Kavanaugh’s favorability was weak before the sexual assault allegations. In none of the five states examined ― West Virginia, Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri and Florida ― did a majority of individuals support his confirmation.