The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was a poignant victory for those of us who love the country our founders handed down to us. Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and the rest of the Republicans are not people I usually think of as heroes. They were heroes. They defended a good judge, the rule of law and the American system in the face of nefarious political manipulations from the Democrats, outrageous bias and distortion by the press, and threatening mob behavior from protestors, many of whom were bought and paid for by the freedom-hating George Soros gang. I’m not sentimentalizing the GOP. They had their motives, like all of us. But when it counted, they found the spine to defend the machinery of liberty from the Luddite-like assault of the Left.
The reaction from the progs tells you a lot about the direction of that lost and radicalized faction. Basically it’s this: we lost, so let’s dismantle the country.
“The Constitution of the United States has Failed,” bloviates Ian Millhiser, Justice Editor of the Soros-backed ThinkProgress. What follows is a 4,000 word screed against a nation that is the inspiration and chief defender of every free system on earth. It reads like the work of a 19-year-old who has just read him some Howard Zinn and wants to tell us how woke he is now.
“Americans speak of our Constitution as if it were a religious text. To label a law ‘unconstitutional’ is not simply to say that it violates some procedural rule or legal technicality, it is to label it fundamentally unAmerican. ... But our Constitution has not served us nearly as well as we would have been served by other systems adopted by our peer nations. Nor has it lived up to the expectations of its drafters.”
Among his complaints: the Electoral College allows people he disagrees with to get elected, and our federal system restricts Washington’s ability to redistribute wealth.
Over at MSNBC, Lawrence “Stop the Hammering” O’Donnell doesn’t like the Electoral College either, and, while he’s at it, the Senate seems a rotten idea to him too. He tweeted: “Founders’ design flaws in democracy — Electoral College & 2 senators per state no matter the size or population — have created the current Supreme Court.”
Know-nothing Congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also wants to get rid of the Electoral College. She tweeted: “It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic.”
The problem for these people, obviously, is that the Constitution, the Electoral College and the Senate empower states they detest, all those flyover backwaters where the deplorables live. And yes, state power was sometimes used to protect Democrat institutions like slavery and Jim Crow, but it is primarily a guarantor that the ever-so-wise sachems of California and New York don’t get to dictate the lives of people in Wisconsin and Tennessee.
The Left simply despises these people. If they are white, they hurl racist epithets at them. If they are black, their racial sensitivities suddenly vanish and they call them “Uncle Toms.” If they are women, they deem them “gender traitors.” In their simplistic and now vicious world, there is leftism and there is hatefulness, that’s it. All their tender loving care over victimized identities is a mask for their hunger for power — power to dismantle the institutions that protect the voices of those with whom they disagree.
Hillary Clinton said the quiet part out loud: “You cannot be civil with a political party (the Republicans) that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. ... If we are fortunate to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”
Insofar as the Kavanaugh confirmation repulsed this band of nitwit vandals, it is a triumph worth remembering. There may come a day when the Constitution that created and protects this country is torn to shreds by the leftist mob. But it is not this day.