see my post from 9/13/18
This is so frustrating! A minority is dictating how the Supreme Court acts.
Kavanaugh will be the first Supreme Court justice nominated by someone who lost the popular vote to earn his seat with support from senators representing less than half of the country while having his nomination opposed by a majority of Americans (@pbump) https://t.co/dShxycG1QE pic.twitter.com/8bDV8uqJz8
— OpinionToday.com (@OpinionToday) October 6, 2018
Whatever your view of Kavanaugh, remarkable that a nominee who is underwater on support, put forward by a historically unpopular president who lost the popular vote, will be confirmed by a majority of senators representing about 44 percent of the country. https://t.co/rmXvjXCXVp
— Philip Bump (@pbump) October 5, 2018
Of the 5 justices picked by Republicans, including Kavanaugh, 4 were nominated by presidents who first took office after losing the popular vote. And the senators who will vote to confirm Kavanaugh represent vastly fewer Americans than those voting no. https://t.co/QqXy0n1gJZ
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) October 6, 2018
Conservatives are smug and getting more patronizing, becoming precisely what they used to mock in liberals. @juliaioffe's point is one people like @rumpfshaker should listen to: when representative democracy stops representing most of its citizens, prepare for the backlash. https://t.co/TydWaR4pUF
— (((hirschorn))) (@hirschorn) October 6, 2018
This is too narrow. The 538 model gives Dems a 10% chance of *52* seats or better….and GOP a >10% shot of 55 seats or better. Plenty of seats remain in play, and quite possible they'll all fall the same way. https://t.co/GYdLPTQUpB
— Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) October 7, 2018
Cool, @govtrack data analysis cited just now on @allinwithchris broadcast – "the 50 senators voting yes [on #Kavanaugh] represent just 44% of the U.S. population" – @JoshData's post yesterday: https://t.co/BcNu9ZKkyq pic.twitter.com/dmGXw2p5sl
— David Moore (@ppolitics) October 9, 2018
When Trump and Republicans attack the millions of Americans who oppose Kavanaugh as "paid protesters" or as being manipulated by George Soros, this is not "crazy" or "paranoid" or "delusional."
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) October 9, 2018