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The Assault on Brett Kavanaugh: A War Waged by the Left on the Right

Robert Dimuro

Posted on September 30, 2018 15:55

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How far will the left go to prevent Kavanaugh's confirmation?

Needless to say, there’s a lot on the line for both sides of the political aisle regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The confirmation of a judge to the Supreme Court for life is always a big deal, but Kavanaugh’s confirmation would shift the balance on the Court towards the conservative end.

As such, liberal opposition is to be expected. Traditionally, however, voting to confirm a judge has been a vote based on the person’s qualifications and character - not about his/her political ideology.

Going back 30 years to the confirmation of Justice Kennedy, we can see a steady trend that has reached its climax this year. Bipartisan support for the confirmation of Supreme Court justices has been consistently decreasing.

Not only have judges been receiving fewer “yes” votes, but the “yes” and “no” votes are becoming more and more split between party lines. This specific trend is concrete evidence for the ever-increasing polarization among the Right and the Left in general.

There was never much on which the Right and the Left could agree, but the widening gap between the ideologies of each side is rendering any convergence on even a small subset of issues impossible. This is why the processes of passing laws, approving budgets, and even the formality of confirming a qualified judge to the Supreme Court are all major difficulties for today’s Congress.

As a result, the Right and the Left find it much easier to implement their agendas via the executive and judicial branches of government, undermining and negating the weight that Congress contributes to the overall balance of power.

Consequently, Democrats are throwing every chip they have on the table to obstruct Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. They rely on the courts not only to interpret the Constitution from a liberal point of view but also to openly subvert Constitutional rights in support of their policy agendas. This is evident in the left’s effort to undermine the 2nd Amendment and in the implementation of the individual mandate under Obamacare.

The treatment of Kavanaugh over the past two weeks by Democrats has been horrendous. Since questions regarding Kavanaugh’s rulings aren’t permitted, his political and ideological inclinations couldn’t be topics of interrogation during the hearing on Thursday. Moreover, Kavanaugh’s judicial resume makes him one of the more qualified judges to be nominated for the Supreme Court. So, with no other cards to play, the Democrats played dirty, portraying Kavanaugh as a sexual abuser and a rapist.

The questions posed to Kavanaugh by Democratic senators were embarrassing and irrelevant, infringing upon the privacy of Kavanaugh and his friends and presuming his guilt until proven innocent.

The details of the hearing and the specific allegations against Kavanaugh are secondary. It’s patently obvious that the Left doesn’t care whether or not Kavanaugh is guilty of the allegations - it’s all about politics. As Senator Schumer declared long before Dr. Ford came forward, he promised to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything he has - the future of the Left depends on it.

Robert Dimuro

Posted on September 30, 2018 15:55

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