Glenn Reynolds;

But that was the reason to pick him (Kavanaugh). Trump knew he’d been vetted enough that there would be no real skeletons, and he no doubt expected that the Democrats would be so desperate they’d invent some. They would have done that with anyone he put up — but, precisely because Kavanaugh was a milquetoasty DC Establishment type, seeing the Democrats go into full bat$#!+ assault mode on him galvanized the other milquetoasty DC Establishment types. You could see the lightbulbs go off in their heads: The Democrats don’t hate Trump because he’s Trump. They hate all Republicans and want to ruin them. Even me! And they always will.

The result is that the Kavanaugh affair has welded the Trump and NeverTrump forces (except for a few sad outliers who don’t matter) into a solid force. And it’s simultaneously galvanized GOP voters around the country, closing the “enthusiasm gap,” as the normals become more militant.Plus, it seems that minority voters aren’t as excited about empowering neurotic upper-class white feminists as you might — well, actually, I guess they’re just about exactly as excited about empowering neurotic upper-class white feminists as you might expect, but it seems Dems didn’t give that much thought. So Kavanaugh was, in fact, the perfect pick to trigger this reaction.

I’ll give Glenn serious creds, here. This explanation would certainly cover why Trump apparently took such a hands-off approach to this nomination process. He knew how the Democrats were going to react. He saw as clearly as I did… And for that matter most of the country… that the Democrats have a decades-long history of pulling this kind of garbage. Once the choice was made all he had to do was sit back and watch the Nickelodeon.

All this brings us back to the question that I asked earlier today…

I wonder if the Democrats even begin to understand the level of damage they caused themselves with their tactics. I tend to doubt it. At least, I doubt they’d ever admit it.

3 Responses to “Was Kavanaugh Intended to Hit the Democrats Buttons?”

  1. Eric, I am closer to your view than the Instant Professor.  Judge Kavanaugh is a Mike Pence style bland, a judicial version of Joe the Plumber.  The ‘rat’s rabid attacks have unified the republican base.  Lindsay Graham, and even Susan Collins grew a pair.  Those who did not join the fight, hello Bill Krystal, Jennifer Rubin and Lisa Murkowski have no conservative credentials.

    As for the ‘rats, the party has become the private property of George Soros.  You have either the rabid or the mute.  Did a single ‘rat call out the sleaze Michael Avenatti?  One may question Judge Kavanaugh jurisprudence without believing the judge to be a serial rapist.  As long as Avenatti is calling the shots, the ‘rats are not advancing anywhere.

    As to the question, do the ‘rats understand, I suspect that there must be a few ‘rats with an IQ north of Joe Biden. However, they seem to sense that criticize the nutcases is no shutdown the Soros cash pipeline.

  2. I’m in the process of working on a post right now involving Avenatti that suggests he is no longer the Democrat darling. Apparently he’s going to end up under the bus even before Christine Ford does.

    That said, I’ve been saying for a long time that the antics of the left we’re not because of Donald Trump, that anyone who was not Hillary Clinton or whoever the Democrat nominee was would you get precisely the same reaction from them.

    my comments about Kavanaugh are along the same lines. This was never about Kavanaugh her say but about anyone who was an originalist. The history of this thing speaks for itself in that regard. Consider the attacks on Clarence Thomas, and for that matter anyone who was nominated by a republican over the last 40 some-odd years. The amount of crazy being applied in each of those cases has been rising steadily over the years to the point where the amount of crazy is beyond belief at this point.

    Who it is, and what their record is doesn’t matter to them. What does matter to the Democrats is that they don’t support Democrat politics which is to say Democrat power.

    And as I’ve said in another thread, wait until Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg kicks.

  3. I see things a bit differently because I remember things that were history the day you were born.

    Tip ONeal often said All politics is local.  He knew he could crap all over 49 States because he stayed in office by keeping his voters in Boston happy, and he did.

    Grank E Vanlare was loved by the voters of his district.  A voter was once waiting on his steps on Sunday morning when Frank came home from Church to complain about a streetlight.  Frank made a call and the light was fixed Monday.  It wasn’t a Legislative function, but Frank could accomplish it with a call so he did.

    We’ve traveled some road since men of that caliber, today our Congress of whores and criminals is owned not by voters but by investors.  They sit fairly certain just being in office insures they will return to office and they piss all over voters with abandon. 

    The whores of Soros et al made a fine show of themselves last week and the week before, taking great risk so close to Election Day.  In a month we shall see if voters show up and do they remember. 

    As I write this there is strong Opinion Iowa will go RED because Local BLUE politicians there pissed all over the voters.  Politics is local and retaliation is too.  I have my desires, but I ain’t betting on anything.