“For the first time since Donald Trump entered the political fray, I find myself grateful that he’s in it. I’m reluctant to admit it and astonished to say it…” – Bret Stephens, New York Times
Maybe the Dems still come out on top in the mid-terms. Maybe the “blue wave” happens. It certainly is possible, and it looks like polling is still giving the Dems an edge, at least in House races. But after Kavanaugh? The game has changed.
What many non-Democrats saw over the past couple of weeks has taken them aback. The anger and hatred exhibited by the Dems has been remarkable. It was nonsensical. It was unhinged.
As we said in a previous post the Democrats are scared. They are afraid that they may not only lose the abortion battle and others over the long term, but that politically the abortion issue, which motivates a very vocal minority of voters, but who dominate the modern Democratic Party, may be essentially lost. If that issue is taken out of play, or at least largely marginalized, the Dems have real problems. The identity politics route will prove even less effective going forward. Imagine if the GOP lost the ability to motivate gun rights people? It’s a similar situation.
Regardless, the Dems have just woken the Trumpian base. All summer long Nancy Pelosi has played down the Democratic effort to impeach Trump for fear of waking this base. Well, impeach or no impeach, middle America is wide awake now and they are not happy with the way the Dems treated Kavanaugh.
Of course the Dem base is motivated too. However the momentum at this moment, and it could change on a dime, is clearly with the GOP, in October, going into a mid-term election. That is a very interesting situation for anyone who cares about American politics.
(From The American Thinker)
The Democrats have not merely overplayed their hand in opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, they have provoked a reaction that has serious consequences for the power struggle ahead.
Most of them do not understand yet the gravity of their error because they still operate out of a rage that has its origin in the belief that Donald Trump’s presidential victory was somehow illegitimate, despite the lack of any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia (and the growing evidence that the Clinton campaign colluded – via cutouts Perkins Coie and Fusion GPS – to recycle phony stories from Russian intelligence into FISA warrants).