Democrats are losing the Supreme Court messaging war, new polling indicates, with support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation trending in the GOP’s direction.
Nearly half (46 percent) of voters in an Oct. 2-4 Morning Consult/Politico poll said the Senate should confirm Barrett — up 9 percentage points since President Donald Trump announced her nomination on Sept. 26 — as more voters say the chamber should consider her elevation to the high court as soon as possible, regardless of who wins next month’s election.
Specifically, more voters, and more independents want her confirmed than oppose her confirmation. Even a quarter of Democrats support her confirmation.
So what’s going on here?
1. The Democrats and the media, but I repeat myself, haven’t made much of a case against Barrett. They were going to go all in on ObamaCare, but then swerved right back around to the Catholic attacks.
Mixed messaging is never a good way to rally anyone behind anything. (Something the GOP ought to remember one of these days.)
Their only real argument is that confirming her is unfair and hypocritical. And while a chunk of the general public may accept that argument, they don’t care. It’s D.C. inside baseball.
Expect the Democrats to circle back to ObamaCare and to depicting Barrett as a wicked witch who will side with corporations. Except that the attack doesn’t click with its target.
2. There’s too much stuff.
Between the pandemic, Trump’s diagnosis and the Black Lives Matter riots, the zone has been so flooded that it can’t hold any more water. Rallying the mob over a Supreme Court justice without having a clear and compelling argument (e.g. he’s a rapist) isn’t working.
There’s also a prompt here for Trump and the GOP.
The scandal system is so overloaded that even a lot of Democrats are tired and have trouble keeping up and want the craziness to stop. The media ricochets from a post office conspiracy to a Trump diagnosis conspiracy and there’s only so much room for new narratives and new things to be angry about. This means that there’s a lot that the GOP can move on doing because the zone is too flooded to accomodate all the outraged narratives.
82% of Black People Want More Money Spent Fighting Crime
In other news that surprises no one except white liberals and libertarians…
On the question of whether spending on crime should be increased, decreased, or kept the same, 84 percent of Black respondents said that spending should be increased. And when asked the same about welfare spending, 28 percent of Black respondents agree that spending should be decreased while only 31 percent adopted the more liberal view that welfare spending should be increased.
We have a war on crime because black leaders wanted one.
I wrote about this back in February before the madness began.
Rep. Charles Rangel, who helped the 1994 crime bill pass, had been rallying for action since the 70s. At a CBC meeting with President Nixon, it was Rangel who urged the Republican to take a stand.
“Public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive,” Rangel told him.
And again in June.
A Monmouth University poll however shows that 72% of African-Americans are satisfied with their local police departments. Despite what you’re seeing on television, 21% of African-Americans are very satisfied with the local police and another 51% are satisfied.
Only 5% are very dissatisfied.
In 1973, 71% of African-Americans in New York wanted drug dealers to be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
That was back when the NAACP Citizens’ Mobilization Against Crime had asked for more police officers in black neighborhoods and a minimum of 5 years in prison for muggers, 10 years for drug dealers, and 20 years for murderers.
One of the big BLM lies, one that has been picked up the lefty anti-racism crowd, is that policing is a white supremacist institution. It’s the exact opposite.
Policing is a service provided to black communities because they want it.
Some of the more honest black nationalists admit it and have discussed it.
There’s no black support for police defunding. But that won’t stop lefties from trying to move forward with it anyway. Or with affirmative action.
On the question of whether Black Americans should be given preferential treatment in hiring and promoting decisions, 51 percent of Black Americans oppose it (49 percent support it).
Imagine if black voters had real representation.