Poetic Justice

Michael Geiger

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The Honorable Brett Kavanaugh was officially sworn into the Supreme Court of the United States at 6 a.m. on October 6. The quiet ceremony held in the Justices’ Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building sharply contrasted the din surrounding the candidate since the announcement of his nomination by President Trump three months prior.

After Kavanaugh finished the Judicial Oath administered by his predecessor, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the most momentous political event since the 2016 presidential election reached its conclusion. 

Immediately after Kavanaugh officially joined the Supreme Court, the Left began its all-out attack on the judicial branch. Only hours after the confirmation, Senator Richard Blumenthal tweeted, “This day is the saddest & angriest of my time in the Senate. The Republicans have succeeded in confirming a dangerous & deeply flawed nominee only by breaking all the rules & norms. The damage done today will be enduring—to the United States Supreme Court & to our country.”

Less than an hour later, Senator Dianne Feinstein tweeted, “Confirming Brett Kavanaugh in the face of credible allegations of sexual assault that were not thoroughly investigated, and his belligerent, partisan performance in last Thursday’s hearing undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.”

Anyone with a few brain cells to rub together saw this routine coming from a mile away. Of course, hearing it from someone like Feinstein, someone who didn’t exactly cover herself in glory during this process, is pretty rich. 

This kind of radical overreaction is the only play in the new Democratic Party’s playbook. Their only response to Republican victories is to hold a competition to find out who can most quickly take the most radical opposing view.

Another example of this phenomenon was evident in the movement led by Senator Barbara Boxer to abolish the electoral college following the 2016 presidential election. Boxer labeled the electoral college, “an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to be changed immediately.” 

If the Democrats had spent more time dictating that Hillary Clinton step foot in Wisconsin during her campaign and less time pushing America radically leftward, maybe they’d be the ones with the sitting president and two more Supreme Court Justices.

However, don’t expect them to learn their lesson. Michael Avenatti has often said, “When they go low, we hit harder.” Eric Holder recently stated, “When they go low, we kick them.” 

With all the craziness surrounding the Trump presidency, one would think that the Democrats would base their 2020 presidential run on a “return to normalcy” strategy. Instead, they are learning all the wrong lessons from events such as the Kavanaugh confirmation.

The midterm elections in a few weeks will tell whether the Left’s voter base is as enraged as its leaders. But no matter the results on November 6, in many ways the Democratic Party’s fate is already sealed. 

When Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option to prevent the GOP from blocking three of President Obama’s nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Senator from Nevada overplayed his hand. Bringing the typical vote threshold down to 51 from 60 has come back to haunt his party — in epic fashion.

Thanks to the arrogance and incompetence of the Left, the Supreme Court now tilts 5-4 in favor of the conservatives. Justice Ginsburg and Justice Breyer are 85 and 80, respectively, setting up two more possible conservative selections, should Donald Trump be reelected. 

With help from friendlies at NBC and The New Yorker, among others, the Left threw every book they could find at Brett Kavanaugh. They fought dirty, they lied, and they cheated. Yet, despite their best efforts, they weren’t able to steal. The fact that the left is now reaping what they sowed so maliciously is poetic justice.