March 15, 2016

Some More Worries For Senator Pat Toomey

Politico is reporting:
As soon as President Barack Obama announces a Supreme Court nominee from his short list — which is now set — the White House and its allies will unleash a coordinated media and political blitz aimed at weakening GOP resistance to confirming the president's pick.

Administration allies have already started putting a ground game in place. Obama campaign veterans have been contracted in six states — New Hampshire, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, where GOP incumbents are most vulnerable, plus Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley's Iowa. [Emphasis added.]
 And why would this be a problem for old Pat?

From the Washington Post, a few days ago:
Democrats are hoping to make Senate elections in a handful of swing and blue states a referendum on Republicans' Supreme Court blockade, and new polling suggests they may have a shot.

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a sizable majority of Americans — including a strong contingent of independents — think the Senate should at least hold hearings on President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.
And in this instance, a "sizable majority" means 63%.  Nearly 2 out of three of those polled think the Senate should do their jobs and hold hearings on a new Supreme Court nominee.

By now we've all seen the Public Policy Polling numbers from late February:
  • Only 29% of voters approve of the job Toomey is doing to 40% who disapprove...
  • Strong majorities of voters - 57/40 in Pennsylvania- think that the vacant seat on the Supreme Court should be filled this year.  
  • Republicans in Pennsylvania think 67/27...that the Senate should at least give President Obama’s choice a chance before deciding whether or not to confirm them.
And so Pat should be worried as large majorities of Americans and Pennsylvanians disagree with him about his obstructing the constitutional process for naming a new Supreme Court justice.

And in an election year, none of this spells good news our junior Senator.


Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

I wonder who is paying for the Trib's anti-cop series of hit pieces?

Ol' Froth said...


Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

The Tribune-Review misleads and embarrasses Itself with a anti-law enforcement series of hit pieces funded by the far right Kochtopus using their debunked and discredited Cato Institute statistics and talking points.

Prosecute the Trib reporters editors and management.

It is illegal to be collect or publish Reporting and Statistics about Police misconduct, shootings, and use of SWAT as they may inflame anti police sentiment jeopardizing Officer safely. violating the Officers’ privacy, renders police vulnerable to unfounded scrutiny and impacts the integrity of ongoing investigations and the eventual prosecutorial review processes that will be pending at the conclusion of the investigations.

Zeus0209 said...

Frankenstein never scared me...