Brett Kavanaugh is no longer a mere Supreme Court nominee. His name is now a veritable conservative cause, one that has united the right for the first time since the 2016 primary sent Republicans quarreling over Trump and Never Trump.
As I write this, Liberal Democrats in Washington are in full meltdown mode, so much so that that senators are being given police protection due to pending outbreaks of riots and violence. Why? Because the FBI has concluded its investigation of Brett Kavanaugh, and found no corroboration of any of the allegations against him. The Democrats are furious that their character assassination attempt has failed, which is why Dianne Feinstein is demanding the FBI report be kept from the American people.
It is game over for the Democrats, and they know it. They commit such overreach in their attempt to stop Kavanaugh, that the Conservative Right is galvanized like they haven’t been in quite some time. So sure of their ability to crush Kavanaugh, Democrats put all their eggs into the one basket of the politics of personal destruction, but have failed spectacularly in their attempt. The resulting ‘omelette’ may just usher in a Red Wave not seen in this country in the past 100 years.
FROM THE NY POST: Whatever the outcome of the immediate contest, it’s increasingly clear that Democrats and the media establishment made an enormous miscalculation by waging total war against Kavanaugh and his family.
Liberals set out to cast the federal judge — amiable, well-credentialed, mildly conservative — as a demon. In the process, they have reminded GOP voters and all but the most stubborn Never Trump intellectuals that there are worse things than Donald Trump’s outbursts and the ineptitude of congressional Republicans.
Dianne Feinstein wants FBI report kept secret…why?
Elizabeth Landers seems like a very nice person and good at what she does. She is also a reporter for CNN, so for her to be tweeting this adds a whole lot more weight than if a Conservative reporter had tweeted this.
.@SenFeinstein indicates that the FBI report on Kavanaugh should NOT be made public: “It would seem to me that if people are going to be identified this ought to be held very close and not.”
“I think the investigation ought to be closely held,” she reiterated.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 2, 2018
Whatever disputes we have on our own side, the thinking on the right now goes, we have to set them aside and stop a politics of personal destruction, fueled by a moral panic and an uncritical mainstream media that sees itself as an adjunct of the anti-Trump resistance.
These forces have combined to turn Kavanaugh into a folk hero, a stand-in for every American who has found himself falsely accused, or railroaded by malicious hearsay, or facing an unfeeling bureaucracy that treats juvenile missteps as unforgivable sins.
Democrats insist they’re merely seeking to smoke out a potential predator who wants a lifetime gig on the high court. But they’ll find few right-of-center voters and, I suspect, independents willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Any reservoir of trust that existed leaked out under the press of the left’s blatantly underhanded moves and violations of norms.
I’ve written in these pages about a rigged process that began with a secret and (initially) anonymous allegation, kept hidden from Kavanaugh and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee until the 11th hour, when the judge was poised to be confirmed and it was too late to properly investigate. And though Kavanaugh had already passed six FBI background checks, Democrats insisted on yet another FBI probe before he could clear his name.
Then the media piled on. READ MORE