Justice Brett Kavanaugh heard his first oral arguments at the Supreme Court Tuesday and was welcomed warmly by his colleagues. It was a nice moment of collegiality after weeks of chaos and the promise of even more. With only four weeks until the midterm elections, Republicans are exuding more confidence, while Democrats are banking on more chaos.
Despite the catastrophic loss of the swing vote on the high court, they are hitting the anarchy accelerator. These people truly believe they can protest their way back into power. President Trump warned us about this when he said, “The Democrats have become too extreme. And they've become frankly too dangerous to govern. They have gone whacko. But if Democrats take control, they will try to reverse our amazing progress and plunge our country into gridlock, frankly into poverty, ultimately into chaos.”
The chaos strain has now even infected what was once the Democratic establishment. For example, why hasn't Dianne Feinstein, who was once considered a more sober-minded liberal, condemned the tactics of harassment and intimidation used against her female colleagues in the halls of the U.S. Senate?
Maybe it's because pro-woman Dianne Feinstein wants to keep the atmosphere red-hot, scarily so, to drive Democratic voter turnout. Just when you think they couldn't go lower, they do.
As one liberal commentator on MSNBC said, “Trump has delivered for these people on the things that they care about most. He has delivered racism for these people. He has delivered misogyny for these people and now he has delivered the Supreme Court for these people, which is something that they've been trying to get for a generation. They now have control over all three branches of government. We're going to see if this reign lasts for 30 days, or two years or a thousand-year Reich.”
Reich? Nice. So, if you are not on board with the moral dictates of liberalism, the left will demonize you as a Nazi, plant false stories against you, trash your family, try to destroy your life. And of course, they'll try to get you fired.
And when you are President Trump or Justice Kavanaugh – I love saying that – they can't beat you, so they'll threaten to impeach you. As one charter member of the Clinton war room, James Carville, said, “To the Democrats, Kavanaugh is worth a lot more alive than dead. This is not going to go away. They are not going to stop doing stories on Kavanaugh. If the Democrats win the House, they'll probably hold some kind of hearings on the fact that a lot of people think that he perjured himself during his confirmation hearings to the Court of Appeals.”
Dead or alive? Wow.
How is any of this going to make Americans’ lives better? What is the new platform, "Vote for us and we'll spend the next few years torturing anyone who is even remotely associated with Trump?" This thuggish, win-at-all-cost approach was on full display during the Kavanaugh battle.
“Why do women have to bear their whole soul to you?” one activist shouted at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“Don't you wave your hand at me! I wave my hand at you!” another group screamed at Sen. Orrin Hatch. “When you grow up, I'll be glad to talk,” Hatch replied.
“How dare you talk to women that way! How dare you?” they shouted back.
And of course, there was the chanting: “We believe survivors! We believe survivors! We believe survivors!”
It's fitting that the woman who was one of the architects of the politics of personal destruction, along with Carville, has no problem with any of that. As Hillary Clinton, herself said, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That's why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that's when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
It's like a kid who says, "Well, I'll start behaving, mommy, once I get the extra piece of candy." Unless the Democrats are in power, there can be no civility. Yet they are the agents of mayhem that we've endured for two years now. This is what they've been doing since election night. Hillary would rather see the country swallowed up by discord and anger than admit that Trump’s policies are actually bearing fruit.
It is all about foisting a liberal construct on America. The tonality and the set of precepts about open borders, open markets, and maybe toss in gender fluidity for good measure – all of that has to be accepted - or else.
What happened to the softer, kinder Hillary we heard from just two years ago? The one who said, “We need to get better at finding ways to disagree on matters of policy while agreeing on questions of decency and civility. How we talk to each other, treat each other, respect each other.” -- Oh, wasn't that a nice moment at the Al Smith dinner?
What Hillary really meant to say was, 'I believe that unless our campaign goes down in flames, and unless our opponent fulfills his promises, in which case we will scorch the earth, civility be damned.'
Imagine what these folks will do to us if they regain power. When you're done shuddering, make sure you vote.
Adapted from Laura Ingraham's monologue on "The Ingraham Angle," Oct.9, 2018.