“First we must cross the river,” Benito was saying. “Do you believe me now when I tell you that you must not attempt to swim it, or even get wet from it, or must you try that too?”
“What happens if I just dive in?”
“Then you will be as you were in the bottle. Aware and unable to move. but it will be very cold, and very uncomfortable, and you will be there for all eternity knowing that you put yourself there.”
Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Inferno 1976
Today the first Cloture vote of Brett Kavanaugh takes place. Ironically PBS has a poll out just in time to remind red state Democrats what’s at stake for them.
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizWFB) October 3, 2018
Mind you this isn’t Fox or Breitbart or even Rasmussen saying this, it’s NPR who is as likely to weigh a poll in the GOP’s favor as Bill Clinton is to keep his pants up.
If this poll is correct and if President Trump keeps up the pressure, which he’s already demonstrated he will, Democrats have the potential to find themselves in the same situation as the Chicago Cubs were this week, watching the other team celebrate twice in two days on their field. Once when Kavanaugh is confirmed, and once in the fall when they suddenly discover that the GOP turnout in those House 19 district that Trump won that are currently considered “toss ups” beats expectations by a ton.
When this happens without a doubt a good economy and President Trump’s efforts will have played their part but the lions share of the blame can go to you dear leftists who energized the GOP base in a way not seen since the passage of Obamacare.
But your responsibility goes back farther back than that:
If you dear leftists had not insisted on the use of the Filibuster in your attempt to stop Justice Gorsuch you might have been able to deploy it today with a chance, not a great chance, but a chance to succeed.
But your responsibility goes back even farther back then that
If you dear leftists, had not gone absolutely insane concerning President Trump’s election, and if your media arm had not taken their credibility and tossed in out of the window in a vain attempt to harm him the MSM which you rely on to spin the undecided and the uninformed would likely have succeeded in their smear of Judge Kavanaugh rather than having people ignore them.
But your responsibility goes back yet even farther than this:
If you had not for political and financial and cultural reasons publicly ignored or dismissed for decades the antics of the Harvey Weinsteins, the Keven Spaceys and the Matt Lauers of the left. Antics that unlikely Judge Kavanaugh there were multiple witness too and whose actions while unknown to the general public were common knowledge among you, you might, just might have had people believing that your moral outrage of judge Kavanaugh was something other than false.
But even still dear leftists your responsibility goes back yet even father than this:
If you had not destroyed the judicial filibuster for lower court judges then a President Trump or any GOP president would have had to nominate a compromise candidate, who would have been acceptable to 60 senators, one likely not nearly as conservative as Kavanaugh. A judge that you would not feel the need to slander and destroy.
Now I could go do this all day and go all the way back to Newsweek’s’ sitting on the blue dress leading to the rise of Matt Drudge but the point is this.
When Justice Kavanaugh is sworn in, and when on November 7th Donald Trump has an even larger senate majority making the votes of a Collins or a Murkowski irrelevant remember dear fanatical leftist it will happen in the knowledge that the person most to blame for this is the one looking back in the mirror at you.
May you be happy in the world you created.
Update: Also remember you even managed to turn Bret Stevens into something sounding like a conservative again:
I’m grateful because Trump has not backed down in the face of the slipperiness, hypocrisy and dangerous standard-setting deployed by opponents of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. I’m grateful because ferocious and even crass obstinacy has its uses in life, and never more so than in the face of sly moral bullying. I’m grateful because he’s a big fat hammer fending off a razor-sharp dagger.
A few moments have crystallized my view over the past few days.