The Democrats’ and the media’s (pardon my redundancy) attempts to “Bork” Justice Brett Kavanaugh have been so transparently lame that they’re just making themselves the butt of jokes. The desperate smear campaign against Kavanaugh, an incredibly well-qualified, straight-arrow, religious family man, is like trying to convince us that Mr. Rogers was “literally Hitler!!!”
They’ve had to get down in the mud and wallow around in public, trying to convince us that Kavanaugh lied to Congress (he didn’t); that his wife’s personal emails should be fair game; that the name “Brett” isn’t appropriate for a Supreme Court Justice; that his schooling was too elite (unlike the current SCOTUS Justices, who all attended Harvard or Yale); that the sports reporting he did for his college paper decades ago might hint that he believes in unlimited presidential power; and my favorite, that he spent too much on Washington Nationals tickets. I guess you could make the case that that reflects poorly on his judgement of baseball teams.
There’s a term that’s become popular recently in politics: to “beclown oneself.” Although Kavanaugh’s pursuers have done a great job of putting the red noses and floppy shoes on themselves, a number of conservative commentators have had a field day helping to point out their hilarious antics. But like the clowns in a low-rent, one-ring circus that’s about to go out of business, the laughter their pathetic, worn-out routine evokes isn’t intentional, it’s sarcastic.
Of course, Hollywood has also pulled on a costume, only in one case, it was a costume from (say it all together with me), “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Liberal celebrities keep insisting that piece of ridiculous fiction is going to come true any day now because of Christians daring to vote. News flash: there is a religion out there that does treat women like property, beat them if they get out of line and force them to cover themselves from head to toe. It’s called “radical Islam,” and liberals rush to court to defend it every time Republicans challenge it.
If journalists and celebrities had to undergo the same kind of scrutiny as Kavanaugh before they were declared qualified for their jobs, most of these media outlets would be blank paper or dead air.