Second reaction: I want all of you to take a deep breath. This proves exactly what I've been saying all along; we need to defend the Senate.
1. Read my thread from yesterday.
The more Democrat Senators we have, the more they can vote AGAINST conservative nominees to SCOTUS. Understand? senate.gov/pagelayout/ref…
We need to defend EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Senate Dems up for reelection this cycle, even the ones you don't like. We need them to block the next confirmation vote.
If we want to put it down to pure ideology and numbers, the odds of them being persuaded to vote against a conservative nominee is a lot better than a GOP senator.)
If you don't live in those states, donate and get others to donate. See if you can digitally phone bank.
Reach out to their campaigns, and ask how you can help. Commit to doing x hours a week and donating Y amount until election day. They will be your new BFFs, even if they don't represent you.
It's your job to remind them them, a GOP Senator will support that SCOTUS nominee for sure.
I don't care if you have to nag/bribe/use whatever sibling powers, to make it happen. Get them to pick two senators to adopt, as well. We're going to know these Senators like family.
Pick from one of the Senate Dem challengers running. I'm picking @PhilBredesen. You're going to do the exact same thing with them. You and I will do everything in our individual power, to help them flip those seats.
Up until this point, I've said: "IF we flip two", we can retake the Senate and have a needed counter to Trump. But now, I'm changing the plan. We have to AT LEAST flip two seats now. At LEAST.
I think if you've followed me long enough, you'll know I'm the first to counter unnecessary worry and explain the logistics of the system.
None of us can remotely afford to check out right now, since Justice Kennedy just changed the god damn ball game.
Use your platform, and lend your platform to those Senators I've listed. Phone bank with Senators and make it into a photo op. Get fans to come. Fans = volunteers.
1. Study the list of Senators and pick the two you're going to support.
2. Every time you find yourself wrinkling your nose at something they've done, I just want you to think of a SCOTUS with another Trump-picked justice.
3. Get at LEAST 5 others to do the same.