It's not at all surprising that Kavanaugh was confirmed. McConnell made it very clear that they were going to push him through come hell or high water. Flake kept to his usual theatrics, and again, can't depend on Collins for anything. But, as much as this was a power play by the GOP, it was the democrats who let us down on this one. They own it just as much as the ghouls who selected Kavanaugh. Feinstein withholding the letter from Ford, Perez letting dems know that it's okay if they vote "yes" and then you have Manchin attempting to save his own political bacon by going against the party line. This is why the dems are the "lesser of two evils" (not by much) and not a completely viable option. As for Kavanaugh, I'm a white male who isn't too poor, so there's little that he can do to me. My genitals aren't legislated. He'll probably find a way to fuck up my healthcare and retirement further, and I'm sure he'll make my job less safe down the line, but I have the privilege of not worrying too much personally for the short term. If he's really the shit-golem he probably is, he can be removed and/or more seats added to nullify his position if/when the dems have a majority again. November is right around the corner, that's the real concern I have.