As a third accuser crawled out from the seedy underbelly of attorney Michael Avenatti to smear Brett Kavanaugh with a story that actually makes her look like a monster, it became very apparent that none of this is going to play out quite like the Democrats want it to. At least not completely.
It has been obvious since last week that the Democrats and their well-trained advocates in the MSM have been hoping all along that Judge Kavanaugh and the Republicans would just fold under pressure. As soon as today’s fantastical tale hit the news, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer immediately called for Kavanaugh to withdraw. That’s what they’ve been hoping for all along.
Schumer took his case to Twitter (the MSM never complains when a Democrat lobbies and attacks on social media), proving that he’s either too stupid to know what “corroborated” means, or is simply a pathological liar:
There are now multiple, corroborated allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, made under the penalty of perjury, all of which deserve a thorough investigation.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 26, 2018
Having friends and colleagues say you’re an OK person doesn’t come within sniffing distance of “corroboration” and it’s a pretty safe bet that Chuckie knows that.
We’ve gone through the looking glass on this one, and the media is mystified as to why McConnell and Co. haven’t hit the fainting couch already.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that one side isn’t invested in the absurdity of what’s being presented, which Buck Sexton sums up nicely here:
We are left with 2 choices:
1) Kavanaugh was part of a secret roving gang rape squad in DC that was systemically violating women, without anyone ever bringing charges/going to authorities
2) This is the most disgustingly dishonest, coordinated smear campaign in US history
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) September 26, 2018
Rather than make conservatives and Republicans wilt under formidable media pressure, Dianne Feinstein (who began this charade when she sat on the original allegations) and Chuck Schumer are pulling off something that no one thought was possible: uniting the factions on the right that have been at each other’s throats since the 2016 election.
Our own Instapundit noted this yesterday:
Here is Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti:
I didn't like Kavanaugh as the nominee — frankly, he was too milquetoast — but now, I've been radicalized. This has gone so far off the rails, it's embarrassing. https://t.co/sdXHbfapKe
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) September 26, 2018
There’s that word again: radicalized.
It’s really a polite way of saying, “You’re really pissing us off.”
What’s really amazing here is that the Democrats are purposely putting the focus on the one thing that made so many people reluctantly vote for Trump in 2016: the future of the Supreme Court.
Of course, they don’t realize it’s a blunder because in their minds Trump won because of nationalism and Russia and other nonsense. They’ve yet to grasp that he won because Democrats in swing states wanted jobs and Republicans who weren’t really Trump fans didn’t want Hillary nominating Supreme Court justices.
Still, there were millions of Republicans who couldn’t be motivated by fears about the court to bring themselves to align with the reluctant Trumpers and MAGA crowd.
Chuck and Dianne’s “radicalization” of these people is about ready to provide the right with the Kumbaya moment we’ve never quite been able to provide ourselves.
Heck, I’ve even found myself saying nice things about Mitch McConnell lately. It’s gotten that weird up in here.
This blinders-on approach to destroying Brett Kavanaugh may just energize the GOP in November and make the Blue Wave a Blue Trickle.
Then Chuck and Dianne can say hello to Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.