The Washington Examiner is reporting that Democrats “hold a massive voter lead in states that require party registration” as the country moves toward the November mid-term elections, signaling to Capitol Hill Republicans that it is imperative to move swiftly on confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
By no small coincidence, this report came as the Wall Street Journal editorialized that the “smear campaign” against Kavanaugh is well underway. Liberals, and particularly anti-gunners, want desperately to keep Kavanaugh from taking the high court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The Washington Examiner story notes a gap of 12 million registered Democrat voters over Republicans in states that require party registration. If Democrats regain control, it could mean a return of Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker, and give Maxine Waters more power as part of the majority caucus.
“Overall,” the newspaper noted, “40 percent of voters in 31 party registration states are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to a new report of July numbers from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The states include several with key battles over House seats such as California, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania.”
On the plus side, Democrats might have some uphill battles in a few of those key states, thanks to a Friday report by CNS News that the federal government’s tax revenues hit a record $1.305,490,000 in individual income taxes through the first nine months of fiscal 2018. That information came from the Monthly Treasury Statement, the news agency said.
But that economic news might not be enough to stave off “progressives,” who have been busy registering teens in an effort to bolster their gun control agenda. It is the gun prohibition movement that has been pushing hysteria since Kavanaugh’s nomination earlier this week.
As noted by the WSJ editorial board, “The political left is going to do whatever it can to defeat Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and the smears have begun even earlier than usual.” It’s a guilt-by-association effort involving retired federal Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski, who left the bench in December after allegations of inappropriate conduct toward “several women” 27 years ago when Kavanaugh clerked in 1990-91 for the judge.
The effort is apparently being spearheaded by “a left-wing outfit called Ultraviolet,” the WSJ said.
This sort of campaign reinforces the notion among conservatives that sleaze is all the political Left has going for it. That’s not quite accurate, since Congresswoman Maxine Waters started encouraging people to harass members of the Trump administration. Now would be a good time for conservatives to think real hard about all of those apparent Democrat voters waiting in the weeds to flip Congress in November, and thus give Rep. Waters more power as a member of the majority on Capitol Hill.