Court-packing wasn’t the only Democratic miscalculation this week. After Nancy Pelosi floated her original plan for a continuing resolution, the White House and Republicans began blasting House Democrats for leaving out aid to farmers. That threatened to give Republicans very big rhetorical bats coming into the last few weeks of the election.
In fact, Donald Trump had already begun taking practice swings in the on-deck circle over the issue, which speaks loudly in the rural districts where his support is strongest:
Pelosi wants to take 30 Billion Dollars away from our great Farmers. Can’t let that happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2020