The confirmation debacle over judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court is going to be felt for decades.
First, the Supreme Court is now turned strongly to the conservative side by 5 to 4 votes for many years to come, perhaps by 15 years at least. This will help to right just some of the wrongs that Democrats have inflicted on our society by manipulating our laws through the courts, not through the ballot box.
Second, if left-wing Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should die or be forced to retire over her health – she is 85, is very frail and has had cancer twice – while president Trump is in office the court could tip even further to the right by 6 to 3 votes. Ditto justice Stephen Breyer, who is 79 (7 to 2?!).
Third, the election of president Trump and the elevation of two conservatives to the High Court – Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch – have exposed the lunacy of the Democrats and their ‘resistance’. Their behavior in the Kavanaugh case is appalling, despicable and possibly even criminal after almost two years in which their reactionary opposition to president Trump has been on display every day.
Nikitas3.com predicts that the outrageous behavior of Democrats over Kavanaugh is going to cost them dearly in the November elections. It already is starting. President Trump is emphasizing it everywhere he goes.
Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who is running for the US Senate in Tennessee recently highlighted several prominent Democrats (Warren, Schumer, Feinstein, etc.) who could be tied to her opponent Phil Bredesen, saying:
If Chuck Schumer were majority leader, Dianne Feinstein would be the chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Now imagine that. Imagine what would happen with Elizabeth Warren, who would be chairman of the Finance Committee in the Senate, or Bernie Sanders who would chair the Budget Committee in the Senate. These are the people that would be running the show for the Democrats. … Tennesseans would never go to the polls and vote for Dianne Feinstein, or Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren, but a vote for Phil Bredesen is a vote for every one of them.
This line, or some variant of it, is going to be repeated by Republicans all over the nation in relation to their individual opponents. With the election just four weeks away, the timing could not be better.
In the Montana US Senate race Republican Matt Rosendale said recently about the smear campaign against judge Kavanaugh that “… the people of this state are disgusted with the demonstration that they saw over the last several weeks. Jon Tester invented this smear tactic, and Dianne Feinstein perfected it.”
His reference was to incumbent Montana Democrat US senator Jon Tester leading a smear campaign against president Trump’s nominee to head the Veterans Administration with uncorroborated charges of various types of malpractice. Rosendale’s accusation will super-charge his campaign, rest assured.
Republican US Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in Wisconsin recently recounted in an internet commentary about the weeks-long protests by Democrats and left-wing activists in Wisconsin in 2011 in reaction to Republican governor Scott Walker’s budget plan.
Even the state capitol building was “occupied” by protesters for days and the building and its grounds were badly damaged. Republican state lawmakers were protested at their homes. Mrs. Walker was even harassed in a grocery store.
The implication is obvious – Democrats have unleashed a new wave of disruptive behavior that must be stopped by the ballot box.
The abysmal left-wing behavior in 2011 has helped Republicans to do better and better in ensuing Wisconsin elections – Walker easily won a bitter recall election in 2012 and was re-elected handily in 2014 – and it helped Donald Trump to win the electoral votes in Wisconsin in 2016 for the first time for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984.
Now we are seeing worse and worse anti-Trump and now anti-Kavanaugh behavior. This is going to accelerate as the election approaches. There will be harassment, protests and riots, and possibly violence, as there have been since the day that president Trump was elected.
All of these actions will work to harm Democrats. After all a majority of Americans are generally fair-minded people. They know that president Trump won a free and fair election. They do not believe these last minute allegations against judge Kavanaugh.
The Kavanaugh debacle also has exposed certain US senators including two top Democrats who are said to be planning to run for president in 2020 – Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey.
Videotapes of Harris’ rude and un-senatorial behavior in the Senate chamber, and Booker’s absurd new tag for himself as “Spartacus” is going to stick with these two for decades to come. After all, it is on videotape to be played over and over and over in campaign ads against them.
And if you have wondered how these protesters managed to get into the US Senate gallery and cause disruption during the televised hearings, it happened because Democrat senators invited them in knowing full well that they were going to disrupt.
The disruptors in the Senate gallery during the start of the Kavanaugh confirmation were knowingly given tickets by senators on the Judiciary Committee, and by other Democrats.
In other cases protesters pose as “constituents” to get access to Democrat senators’ offices, but then coalesce in howling mobs once inside the Senate building. This is a coordinated tactic from the left.
But the most important issue to come out of this charade is that it forever changes the dynamic of how Supreme Court justices will be chosen and confirmed.
Democrats have set down a marker – that any Republican nominee will not only be smeared and attacked in any way possible but will receive virtually no Democrat votes. If Republicans reply in kind then no liberal judge will be seated on the High Court as long as there is a Republican majority in the Senate.
This is very dangerous. We could see a “hollowing out” of the Supreme Court, with the full complement of nine judges lacking as a result of political turf wars.
This is not what the Founders intended. They intended for the Senate to offer “advice and consent” on Supreme Court nominees, not obstruction and attacks.
Meanwhile other illegal behavior of Democrat operatives and staffers continues to be exposed as it happened during the Kavanaugh confirmation. Here is one incident as reported by Andrew Kerr at The Daily Caller:
U.S. Capitol Police arrested Wednesday a former Democratic staffer suspected of posting the personal information of at least one United States senator to the internet.
The home addresses and other personal information of Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch of Utah were posted to Wikipedia on Sept. 27 from an individual located in the House of Representatives.
Jackson A. Cosko, 27, was charged with making public restricted personal information, witness tampering, threats in interstate communications, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, second-degree burglary and unlawful entry, according to a Capitol Police statement. Additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.
Cosko has most recently worked as an intern for Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. He has also worked under Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and former California Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to Fox News.
So there you go. Lee, Hassan and Boxer are all radical Democrat left-wing feminists. Thus we should expect this sort of behavior coming from their offices. Kerr continues:
Jackson Lee’s Chief of Staff Glenn Rushing told Politico that Cosko has been fired.
“We’re just cooperating with law enforcement right now,” Rushing said.
Yeah, right… Cosko was fired only after they found out about him. Otherwise he’d still be there.
By the way Jackson Lee is the black congresswoman who wondered if the US flag is still on Mars (the one we left on the Moon).
Jackson Lee was videotaped very secretly slipping an envelope to one of the Kavanaugh accuser’s lawyers during a break in the hearing. We should find out what was in that envelope.