Congressional Republicans have become so determined to prostitute themselves to the ugliest elements of the party base, a group that does not comprise a majority of the base, at least not yet, that they are increasingly ignoring the desires of the sane elements in the GOP and, more importantly, independent voters. Blatant obstruction plays well with Christofascists (and their Tea Party first cousins) and white supremacists within the base, but could be leading the GOP to lose control of the U.S. Senate. Two new polls look at the growing anger against obstructionist Republicans. Politicususa has details. Here are story highlights:
-Strong majorities of voters- 58/35 in Ohio and 57/40 in Pennsylvania- think that the vacant seat on the Supreme Court should be filled this year. What’s particularly noteworthy about those numbers- and concerning for Portman and Toomey- is how emphatic the support for approving a replacement is among independent voters. In Ohio they think a new Justice should be named this year 70/24 and in Pennsylvania it’s 60/37. Those independent voters are going to make the difference in these tight Senate races, and they have no tolerance for obstructionism on the vacancy.