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Josh Marshall @joshtpm
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GOP sens & the people actually running this - Federalist Society clique operating out of the White House - have one priority: Get BK on the Court by any means necessary. Damaged? Who cares? Thomas has been damaged goods on the Court for almost 30 yrs. None of them care.
2/ The people who are apoplectic are the operatives running Republican campaigns right now. This is the worst possible scenario for them. Those folks don’t give a crap abt BK and they don’t even care that much abt the Court, at least as it concerns their day jobs.
3/ Regardless of how this turns out you now have basically guaranteed the last six weeks of the campaign focus on the GOP and sexual predation when much of the campaign was already abt the ur-predator Donald Trump. It basically turns up to 11 what was already a central ...
4/ vulnerability and guarantees it will be talked about every day. The key point not being that either party has a monopoly on virtue but that hanging over this election from the start is the universal knowledge that the President is a serial sexual predator and the ...
5/ entire election is fundamentally about him. And that’s not all. If Trump has to pull the plug on BK it will ignite a massive conflagration on the right, which is very different but also bad news for GOP campaigns. We shld not ignore the fact that this will ...
6/ spark a backlash among some male voters. But the way this is moving that will be overwhelmed by those two other factors. And the real gas on the fire - DJT entering vocally into this fight - has not even happened yet.
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