The unfounded accusations hurled at Judge Brett Kavanaugh may have seemed like good television to the party of “resist” and “obstruct,” but it will cost Red State Democrats come the November elections.
The Democratic Party has been vocal about the mythic “blue wave” sweeping the GOP out of the majority in the mid-terms. Such pie-in-the-sky ideas may not be grounded in the math that a Senate majority requires 51 seats.
In battleground states where Pres. Donald J. Trump soundly defeated Hillary Clinton, voters overwhelmingly supported his promise to nominate from a published list of judges. More than promises of a rejuvenated economy, securing the Southern border or defense of religious liberty, that list mattered most. Democratic senators voted against Justice Neil Gorsuch perhaps hoping enough distance between the betrayal of their constituents and election day would provide time to rebuild support. But the heinous treatment of Brett Kavanaugh simply will not stand.
Red State voters are outraged that the process of “advise and consent” by the Senate has descended into a sewer of unsubstantiated accusations. Americans have watched as an honorable family man’s reputation has been dragged through the muck over Democrats’ thirst for power.
Lindsey Graham 2.0
Pres. Trump and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham recognize the sentiments of fair-minded Americans and have rallied behind Judge Kavanaugh.
“They’ve been trying to destroy Judge Kavanaugh since the very first second he was announced,” Pres. Trump reportedly tweeted. “Because they know Judge Kavanaugh will follow the Constitution as written. A man’s life is in tatters. A man’s life is shattered. His wife is shattered. His daughters, who are beautiful, incredible young kids.”
Pres. Trump has an almost uncanny knack for understanding the feelings of everyday American emotions, and his recent tweet hits the nail right on the head.
“VOTERS ARE REALLY ANGRY AT THE VICIOUS AND DESPICABLE WAY DEMOCRATS ARE TREATING BRETT KAVANAUGH,” the president tweeted in all caps.
In a rare outburst of emotion by the South Carolina senator typically known for his calm demeanor, Graham unleashed his fury at Democrats for the villainy they perpetrated on Kavanaugh.
“What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020. You’ve said that, not me,” Sen. Graham shouted while the Senate was in session. “This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics, and if you really wanted to know the truth, you certainly wouldn’t have done what you did to this guy.”
“Boy y’all want power, God I hope you never get it,” the South Carolina senator continued. “I hope the American people can see through this sham, that you knew about it and you held it, you had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford — none.”
Reckoning day will come for Democrats who maligned the name of a man who served honorable in his capacity as a judge, father, husband and Christian. It will come Nov. 6 when these Red State Democrats face angry voters.
North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
The mud thrown by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will surely stick to Sen. Heitkamp. Pres. Trump earned 63 percent of the vote in her home state, and people ranked the Supreme Court as a top issue. Also, Hillary did not receive the other 37 percent. Another 10 percent was disbursed among third-party candidates. When California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and others went low on Kavanaugh, they may have ended Heitkamp’s tenure.
Sen. Heitkamp already trails GOP opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer by double digits and some polls show her behind by as much as 14 points. In all likelihood, the Kavanaugh witch trial ended her political career.
Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly
Pres. Trump carried Indiana by garnering almost 57 percent of the vote. It is Vice Pres. Mike Pence’s home state, and the pair have been rallying Hoosier voters heading into the mid-terms.
Sen. Donnelly’s polling numbers have been steadily declining since late summer and his recent announcement to vote no on Kavanaugh spiraled the race into a dead heat. The common wisdom is that Democrats would need to defend their current seats in November and pick off two Republicans. With the stain of the Kavanaugh hearings tarnishing his election chances, Donnelly has apparently committed political suicide.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin
Although the moderate Democrat has managed to remain reasonably popular, Pres. Trump won more than 67 percent of the vote to Hillary’s 26.5 percent. West Virginia remains a conservative stronghold. Sen. Manchin has supported much of the president’s economic agenda although he now holds only a single-digit lead in some polls. The Kavanaugh hearings may have opened a wound for West Virginia voters. Sen. Manchin is now vulnerable and could fall in an upset to A.G. Patrick Morrisey.
In Missouri, incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill now finds herself in a toss-up race as anger mounts. Conservative-leaning voters could easily sweep her out in a Democrat purge due to the Kavanaugh hearings. In Tennessee, Rep. Marsha Blackburn now has the edge over Democrat Gov. Phil Bredesen.
It appears the best chance Democrats have is to gain the seat of now-deceased Sen. John McCain. Elsewhere, Democrat losses could increase the GOP’s majority in the Senate. Treating a good American so shabbily will likely keep Democrats from gaining the misguided power they desire.
~ Conservative Zone