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Irony/Hypocrisy alert:

About 50 janitors, drivers, secretaries and accountants at the union’s offices in the Washington, D.C., area are saying that the union won't pay them a fair wage.

The AFL-CIO has, however, managed to give over $1 million to Democrats in 2018, according to Open Secrets.

Beta's favorability rating is under 50% as we learned earlier this morning, Sabato has moved North Dakota Senate to Leans Republican after Heidi Heitkamp voted against Kavanaugh, and now the latest reveal from James O'Keefe isn't helping Bredesen any in Tennessee.

Oh, and Jon Tester shoots cows.

The Senate's looking pretty good right now.

But as always: Don't. Get. Cocky.

Some dragon energy on National Coming Out Day...

Kanye makes news at the Oval Office on "National Coming Out Day."

Oh, and on a more serious note, here's the problem with this "holiday."

Oh that pesky civility...

They got rid of it in France, didn't you know? Wonder how that worked out...

Hillary Clinton wants a war on civility? That'll cost Democrats, big time

Must-read USA Today piece from the always-sharp, always-amusing Jon Gabriel:

One of the reasons Democrats lost the Kavanaugh battle, however, was their frenzied reaction to the bland jurist with bipartisan appeal and the highest rating from the left-leaning American Bar Association.

Moderate Republicans and independents closely watched the three-ring Senate hearings, mobs of screaming protesters chasing politicians out of restaurants, and ludicrous allegations of drug rings and gang rape. For the most part, they decided, these people are ridiculous.

The current conservative majority on the Supreme Court started back in the 1980s with the creation of The Federalist Society. They built a network of lawyers and judges who actually believed the Constitution meant what it said and, over the years, provided a stable of originalist jurists.

After years of quiet, sober and very hard work, today the group is recommending accomplished, vetted judges to President Trump. So far, a staggering 69 judges have been confirmed by the Senate for the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals and District Courts.

And this is why the Left is going nuts: For the first time maybe ever, the Right has beaten them at their own long game. Only instead of the "ratchet effect" clicking to the Left, it will be clicking the other direction for at least a generation. Maybe longer.

Their nuts are in the nutcracker, and they know it.

As for the Dems' likability problem, one Twitter user asks:

Not any time soon, my friends. Not any time soon.