(TOWNHALL) – An axiom: anything that can be done to win in politics, will be done.
Winning doesn't have to mean getting your side's officials elected, your legislation passed and signed into law, or your appointees confirmed. It could mean denying your opponents their priorities.
Or it could mean delegitimizing a Supreme Court appointee, forever, in the eyes of a significant chunk of the American public.
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With zero corroborating evidence and without control of either the Senate or the presidency, the Democrats have convinced their base that a rapist has ascended to the highest court in the land.
The Kavanaugh appointment will carry with it a weighty asterisk for as long as he serves. A certain portion of the #Resistance Left will sneer at every opinion he pens and every decision of which he is the fifth vote. Well he's a rapist and a drunk, they will mutter angrily, nursing their manifold grievances. Journalists will gravely note that his appointment was "highly controversial". Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) drove home the new party line this week: "He's going to be on the Supreme Court with a huge taint and a big asterisk after his name."
It is our clamoring media establishment, which trades in outrage and has abandoned all pretense of objectivity to fight Trump, that provides the bludgeon the Left uses to destroy its enemies; the cacophony they are able to produce is unparalleled, not just in the mainstream outlets (MSNBC, CNN, NPR, NYT), but across faux-politics late night TV, celebrity social feeds that reach hundreds of millions, in the classroom, and on the pages of woke Teen Vogue.