Note on the Great Senate Kavanaugh Hearing

I haven't sat spellbound watching all the hearing today, but from what I saw plus what various commentators have said about it, I'm very puzzled about the extremely ferocious attack on Democrats which seems to be the approach of Graham, Kavanaugh, Trump, and other Republicans.

What they need to do is get the guy on the Supreme Bench, which means getting him confirmed by the whole Senate. They need to get all the GOP Senators plus a few Democrats for insurance, but this ferocity against Democrats is not a 24-carat gold procedure for winning over Democrats, I'd say, and I'm not sure that even all the GOPers will like it. They seem to be playing for the "cheap seats," as some people call it -- the public out there outside DC. And I'm not sure even that is really working. We'll just have to see in the next few days.

qedd© Jon Johanning 2011