It is one thing to say, “I don’t believe the women.”
It is another step to say, “I don’t care about the women.”
On the latter point, the Trump base was pretty much split down the middle in the days before the hearing. A poll taken just before the hearing indicated that “Forty-eight percent of white evangelicals say that embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed even if the allegations of sexual assault against him are true.” As did 52 percent of self-identified Republicans.
Yesterday’s Republican shenanigans, which will continue today, are a “heroic” effort to drive up the I-don’t-care numbers, using wild-eyed tribal emotion.
They are transforming the Party of White Privilege into the Party of Male Privilege.
But half of all people, and more than half of all voters, are women.
It seems that, in their blind rage, they have lost the ability to count.