This weekend’s hit piece on Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the NYTimes is a new low for the former Paper of Record. The NYTimes isn’t anything except the Democrats’ version of Pravda. Still, it’s worth noting that a pattern is emerging from this article. It’s apparent that Democrats will do anything to stop the Republicans’ Supreme Court nominees unless they’re named Merrick Garland.
Smearing an innocent man and his family has become the Democrats’ new normal. Protecting Roe v. Wade has become an ends-justify-the-means fight in the Democrats’ minds. First, Democrats vilified Justice Kavanaugh with one smear after another, starting with Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford, then with Julie Swetnick (she’s the one that said Justice Kavanaugh was at a series of house parties where young women were gang-raped.) That’s why it isn’t surprising that they’d attempt to smear Justice Kavanaugh with allegations of sexual misconduct involving Deborah Ramirez and an unnamed co-ed at Yale.
It’s frightening to think that Democrats would sink so low that they’d ruin an entire family’s life just to protect their political agenda. Still, that’s what’s happening. I’m old enough to remember Ted Kennedy’s attack of Judge Robert Bork, where Sen. Kennedy said of Judge Bork “Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is — and is often the only — protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.”
At the time of Kennedy’s full frontal assault on Judge Bork, this was unheard of. Kennedy’s vicious, unsubstantiated attack would be considered mild by today’s standards. That isn’t the frightening part. Today’s attacks on Justice Kavanaugh will be considered temperate compared to what Democrats will do if there’s a healthy-sized GOP majority in the Senate and President Trump gets to nominate the person who replaces Justice Ginsburg.
Democrats will launch the longest-lasting, nastiest smear campaigns in the history of this nation. They’ll accuse that nominee of being the worst human since the Romans paid Judas Iscariot thirty pieces of silver to betray Jesus.
I take issue with the speech that Sen. McConnell gave on the Senate floor Monday. First, here’s the video of Sen. McConnell’s speech:
It isn’t that I disagree with what Sen. McConnell said. Sen. McConnell’s information is more accurate than the NYTimes’ article that started this high-voltage firestorm. To repeat a phrase coined by the late, great Charles Krauthammer, “Sen. McConnell, you aren’t cynical enough.” The Democrats’ intentions are apparent and two-fold. First, Democrats intend to destroy the families of Republican Supreme Court nominees. If they have to make things up, that’s what they’ll do without hesitation. If they need to start a smear campaign based totally on unsubstantiated allegations from 25 years in the past, that’s what Democrats will do without hesitation.
Republicans need to understand that, to Democrats, the fight for the Supreme Court is an existential threat. Without the Supreme Court, Democrats lose too many fights for the Democrats’ liking. Democrats are hyperventilating at the thought of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals not being heavily tilted in their direction. The thought of the Ninth being balanced equally between Republican and Democrat appointees frightens Democrats greatly. This should frighten the American people:
“Six of the Democrat presidential candidates, plus one who has now quit to run for the Senate, have publicly flirted with packing the Supreme Court. Court-packing. Today’s bold new Democrat idea is a failed power grab from the 1930s. Just a few weeks ago, some Senate Democrats nakedly threatened the Supreme Court justices in writing. Our colleagues sent the Court an outlandish brief, gravely intoning that ‘the Supreme Court is not well.’ Here was the punchline: Either issue rulings we like or we’ll pack the court. This is not normal political behavior. These are the actions of a political party whose agenda is so alien to the Constitution that they feel threatened by fair and faithful judges.
The best way to win these confirmation fights is to re-elect President Trump and strengthen Mitch McConnell’s Senate majority.
That’s the best way to thwart the Democrats’ attempt to impose a new normal on the courts.