It had been the strangest of weeks in American politics. Last week at this time, the Democrats almost certainly thought that their execrable political hit job on Judge Brett Kavanaugh would work. After all, the Republican Party has a rich history of giving in to the Democrats whenever the media starts calling them mean names.
A funny thing happened just when the Democrats started getting what they wanted (delay, testimony from Kavanaugh and his accuser): none of it went the way they wanted.
As Dianne Feinstein and Charles Schumer did something no one thought possible — unite the disparate, bickering factions on the right — the Democrats began to visibly panic. They have been flailing about for over a week and it will soon come to an end one way or another.
On a day when even the relentlessly awful Mainstream Media hacks seemed to be giving up, the shrillness from the left got worse with each passing hour.
Noted “Look at me…PLEASE” attention-seeker Kathy Griffin was having a particularly rough day, raining f-bombs down on every Republican she could think of naming, often in all caps. Then, in the middle of all that, while responding to Michael Moore, Griffin offered this:
What more could we have done? We don’t have the Senate or the Presidency.
What more can we do for god sakes?
We should focus on the midterms but stop criticizing without a real world solution.
And frankly what were you doing? https://t.co/Gsg0YX26Wy
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 4, 2018
This may be the most sober reflection on the Democrats’ real problem I have seen since the 2016 election. The Democrats never really think they lose, after all. They think that the Republicans did something unfair to take away what was rightfully theirs. In 2016, it was that devilish United States Constitution that allowed the country to elect a president who worked for the win rather than crown an entitled, alcoholic empress who felt the office was owed to her.
The beauty of all that is that the Democrats still refuse to see what they have been and are now doing wrong. That bodes well for a once bumbling, now energized GOP that looks more functional than it has any time since the early 1980s.
Griffin’s epiphany isn’t likely to resonate with the Democrats. They’re too busy celebrating the fact that Amy Schumer got arrested at an anti-Kavanaugh protest. The elected Democrats spent the day slamming the FBI. Griffin herself got back to slinging expletives rather quickly,
The tantrum must go on.