“Mr. President, if we understand you correctly, you think that we of the Confederacy have committed treason; that we are traitors to your government, that we have forfeited our rights and are proper subjects for the hangman. Is that not about what your words imply?”
There was a pause while they waited for Lincoln’s answer, and presently he gave it.
“Yes” he said. “You have stated the proposition better than I did. That is about the size of it.”
Shelby Foote The Civil War a Narrative Red River to Appomattox Page 777
As Democrat hopes for the taking the US Senate Disappear and their hopes of taking the House fade away and the left continues to wonder all that went wrong, it’s important to realize just how significant the left’s decision to try to destroy Brett Kavanaugh was.
Yes the attack on Kavanaugh awoke the GOP base in a way that the GOP was not able to do themselves
Yes the attack on any conservative judge put Democrats like Phil Bredesen in an impossible position, oppose Kavanaugh and lose the Red State voters you need or support him and lose the base (unless as James O’Keefe reveals the base assumes you’re lying through your teeth)
But the most important thing the Kavanaugh business did was inform NeverTrump republicans that they were no different than any other conservative in their eyes.
You see Brett Kavanaugh was a creature of the establishment, as white bread a white bread guy you could get who had been specifically picked to avoid exactly the type of thing that ended up happening to him.
When the MSM went all in on the attacks and the Democrats sicked “protesters” on Senators in elevators in the senate itself the reality of what the left actually thought came though in a way than an interview with Hillary Clinton or a speech by Maxine Waters and
Like Alexander Stephens who was shocked that Lincoln saw no difference between Jeff Davis and him, one of the biggest critics of the Confederate President the Never Trump republicans have finally realized that to the left they and Trump are the same enemy to be destroyed if they are the way.
It’s something that has been true for a long time, but it took Brett Kavanaugh to finally teach that lesson, just in time for election 2018.