Say whatever you want about Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony on Thursday. Say you believe him, say you don’t. Say you liked his temperament, say you hated it. Whatever you thought about it, there’s one objective thing you can’t deny: Kavanaugh is angry, aggrieved, and he knows exactly where to point the finger. He made that clear again and again throughout the hearing. He understands perfectly well who was behind the – as Donald Trump put it – total con job that has – as Brett Kavanaugh put it – destroyed his reputation and his family.
If he can put these piercing memories behind him, he is a hell of a lot better man than anyone we know.
If he can’t, then Democrats made the worst mistake of their lives.
Ever since Kavanaugh was nominated to become the next Supreme Court justice, Democrats have invented all kinds of wild tales about his inability to put aside his partisanship, his extremist views on abortion and women’s rights, and the unique threat he poses to the very republic. This was all such nonsense that it was hard to take seriously. The echoes of “Trump is the next Hitler” were unmistakable. Democrats can no longer have a simple ideological disagreement with someone; to be heard, they have to have the loudest voices in the room. And this has led to some stunningly absurd remarks.
But now? At this point? Boy, Democrats have created themselves a monster. We don’t endorse a man taking thoughts of revenge with him to the Supreme Court, and that’s not what we’re saying Kavanaugh intends to do. No, no. It’s much simpler and much more dangerous to the left than that. Kavanaugh has looked into the eyes of evil and has seen, very clearly, what the Democratic Party and the larger American Left is all about. He can never unsee what he has seen over the past two weeks. You don’t think that will color his decision-making? You don’t think that will give him pause when the Democrats and their cohorts bring a case before the high court? It’s literally impossible to imagine.
Not only is Kavanaugh under no obligation to put what happened to him in these confirmation hearings behind him, he would be unwise to do so. He has learned a valuable (if extremely painful) lesson about the political divide in this country.
They say that if you want to take the king out, you’d better not miss. As of Friday morning, it appears that the Democrats and their attempt to take Kavanaugh out has been a miss. And now they have what they warned about from the beginning: A Supreme Court justice who understands – really understands – what kind of people fly the flag on the American Left.
Good luck subpoenaing the President, Mr. Mueller.