Perhaps persuasion wasn’t the goal?

Better Late than #NeverTrump. William Sullivan – “Democrats have done the once-unthinkable.”

“No, they didn’t ultimately obstruct or delay the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (which has a nice ring to it). But they have been so dastardly, dishonest, and politically conniving in their efforts to publicly smear Kavanaugh without any corroborating evidence that they’ve possibly converted some of the #NeverTrump coalition.

Democrats have also caused Erick Erickson to finally realize that Democrats will stop at nothing to destroy everything that we hold dear, including due process, our values, and our constitutional republic, and that Trump is the only logical, politically practical alternative to that.

Justice Kagan is Concerned About the Supreme Court’s ‘Legitimacy’ if Kavanaugh is Confirmed. Beth Baumann – “Although Kagan attempted to explain the importance of Kennedy’s seat on the Court, she actually did herself a disservice. She admitted a few things

“1) While, in theory, the Supreme Court is an “impartial” group of people deciding and interpreting law that will impact us for generations to come, it’s not. For the most part, we know how justices are going to side. … That’s not being impartial in the least bit.

2) Kagan also, in a roundabout kind of way, admitted that she’s not impartial or neutral.

3) She also inferred that Kavanaugh’s confirmation would throw the Court to the right

It makes you wonder: why do new justices have to be impartial but those currently on the bench don’t have to be? If we went with Kagan’s theory then shouldn’t everyone on the Court be kicked off and replaced with people who don’t go with their political persuasions?

Kavanaugh and the Crux of a Cold Civil War. Thaddeus G. McCotter – “The Kavanaugh confirmation evinces the political abyss between us; and the bathetic depths to which this divide drives the Left to “win.”

“The crux? Realizing politics is part of life, one side believes America is fundamentally a good country requiring some prudent improvements upon which reasonable minds may differ. On the other side, the Left, thinking politics is life, believes America is a hopelessly unjust nation requiring “fundamental transformation” and this is a point on which no reasonable minds can differ.

… the Left perpetuates the political intimidation of Kavanaugh and Thomas in the separate and equal branch of government that is supposed to reject political considerations and administer impartial justice.

No, it won’t work. But because they feel entitled to announce this; and, excused, emboldened, and empowered by their fellow leftists in the media, they will sadly continue to attempt to erode our constitutional safeguards of equal justice under law.

Why does the fascist Left feel entitled to engage in sedition, slander, stalking, and violence to pursue it ends? Conflating politics with life and thinking America is beyond redemption absent a fundamental (and impossible) transformation to socialist Eden where everyone must think the same upon pain of ostracism and worse, the Left cannot believe that anyone who disagrees has good intentions.

Yet the pressing question for those citizens of sound mind and stout hearts is not what will be the next manifestation of the Left’s vicious political paroxysm. To be forewarned and forearmed is, truthfully, all one can do. No, the question at hand is how, for the future good of our free republic, the Left can be constructively engaged and political civility, if not yet comity, restored.

In the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, this increasingly is a question only the Left can answer, for it is their calumnies and lawlessness exacerbating the political divide and deepening the America’s cold civil war. Best the Left ponder and devise an answer soon.

If they do not, one day, historians will record that the violent Left had turned Steve Scalise into our Charles Sumner.

The Left’s Bullying Anti-Kavanaugh Tactics Threaten Our Republic. Jay Cost – “If such behavior becomes the new normal, we’ll all be in trouble.”

“But the First Amendment does not grant carte blanche to assembly and petition. In fact it is the only pair of rights listed therein that contains a limitation. We have to assemble and petition peaceably. We the people have a right to come together to voice our complaints to our elected officials, but we do not have the right to behave like a mob.

And a mob was what we saw in Congress over the last ten days. Demonstrators were rude, crude, and abusive. They got in the faces of members of Congress and disrupted the business of the national assembly. Thank goodness there was no violence. 

When protesters interfere with the legislative process in the reckless fashion they did this week, they are thus harassing not just members of Congress but all of us, for our interests in government cannot be realized if our members are being harried and bullied. This is the line between the benevolent rule of the majority, which the Founders thought was essential for republican government, and the clamors of the mob, which they knew was a threat to it.

Moreover, we should all be deeply concerned about the new tactic of harassing members of Congress in their personal lives.

What is especially concerning is that high-level liberals are encouraging this kind of behavior.

And if liberals intend to employ such bullying as a regular tactic, then they are the threat to our form of government, not the policies and people they are protesting.

Some asked how the Left thought its tactics could persuade others to their view. Perhaps persuasion wasn’t the goal?

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