If liberals are trying to build up national opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, this isn’t the way to do it.
In a sign of just how desperate Democrats are getting at the prospect of a Supreme Court that includes a majority of justices who actually believe in the Constitution, opponents of Judge Brett Kavanaugh have been digging pretty deep to find something to smear him with.
But one of the biggest gripes so far borders on laugh-out-loud land.
In a Twitter post that was published earlier this month, but is gaining traction after Trump announced Monday that Kavanaugh is his high court nominee, Washington Post national reporter Robert Costa drew attention to one expected line of Democrat attack:
An excerpt of a book published 15 years ago by a conservative-turned-liberal gay writer recounting his memory of an event that occurred at a cocktail party in 1997.
Costa’s tweet passed along an excerpt of David Brock’s “Blinded by the Right,” which had in turn been passed on to him as part of “oppo research” against Kavanaugh.
“Sources pt’ing to David Brock’s book ‘Blinded by the Right,’” Costa wrote. “Kav alleged to have mouthed an expletive re HRC. Pg. 306.” (The expletive was “b****.” The term that should technically be reserved for female dogs.)
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is at or near top of SCOTUS list, per several people close to President Trump. But oppo research for possible hearings already moving fast. Sources pt'ing to David Brock's book "Blinded by the Right." Kav alleged to have mouthed an expletive re HRC. Pg. 306. pic.twitter.com/k10MbCm4RR
— Robert Costa (@costareports) July 2, 2018
Seriously? Democrats are trying to sabotage Kavanaugh’s nomination by dredging up alleged memories, now more than two decades old, of a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton who claims he might have seen Kavanaugh mouth an offensive word about Hillary?
It’s entirely possible Kavanaugh didn’t like the then-first lady. Much of the country hadn’t liked her for years by that point.
And from Kavanaugh’s unusual vantage point of being part of independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s long-running investigation into the Clinton White House (that would culminate in Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial in 1998), Kavanaugh might have had more reason to dislike Hillary than most.
But for liberals to try to use this alleged incident to attack Kavanaugh as possibly intemperate, possibly given to anger issues or even “misogynistic” (bet the house that one comes up), is a sign that shows how desperate they are.
And some social media responses show how Trump supporters are going to mock the effort – and with good reason.
Is this considered opposition research? Better have more than that, cause no one cares about something someone murmured about Hillary some time ago.
— Ross Kecseg (@rkecseg84) July 2, 2018
Your point,, @rkecseg84 is spot on. If the Dems take this excerpt from a book-it would be laughable. It's about interpreting the law that our Founding Fathers put in place and essential SCOTUS remain alligent to the Constitution.
— ⭐️Sweet Southern Girl (@SwSouthernGirl) July 2, 2018
Did he pull her pigtails or put gum on her seat? Kind of embarrassed for you that you consider this to be significant. I mean, you should hear what Bill says about her….
— Bonny Wright? (@miamivandynyu) July 10, 2018
Leave aside the fact that the anecdote is coming from an inherently unreliable source. (Brock was a right-wing writer in the 1990s who attacked liberals and the Clintons regularly before changing sides. People like that are rarely trusted by either side.)
Leave aside the fact that the memory is now 21 years old, and was only worthy of a glancing mention even when the book was being written.
The real issue at hand is President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
An exit poll of the 2016 election showed that a majority of Trump voters considered appointments to the Supreme Court their No. 1 priority, according to CNN. An “attack” like the one Costa is tweeting about will only remind the country of just how glad they are that Hillary Clinton is not the one doing the appointing these days.
The Democrats might be desperate these days. Stooping to “smears” like this will just show they’re stupid, too.
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