Sources on Capitol Hill are stating that all Republicans will be voting to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, running for re-election, has also purportedly decided to vote to confirm. If the Manchin vote is true, that means Chuck Schumer (D. NY), Minority Leader in the Senate is throwing in the towel on the Kavanaugh fight and is freeing red state Democrats up for re-election to vote to confirm. The floor vote is on Saturday. This is deeply ironic. Democrats thought the allegations of sexual abuse were the magic bullet to stop Kavanaugh. They expected the hearing yesterday to be a disaster for the Republicans. Instead, a fiery Brett Kavanaugh and a, perhaps more, fiery Senator Lindsey Graham turned it into a rout for the Democrats. The televised hearing is having a unifying effect among Republicans, and the Democrats, by vastly overplaying their hand, now have succeeded in firing up the Republican base and having them troop off in hordes to the polls in November. Life is filled with unintended consequences, and nowhere is that more the case than in politics.