By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Cable TV overtook the broadcast TV networks as the main source of political and campaign news after 2000—and Fox News dominated cable TV.  (Excerpt 34 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.)

In handling the Kavanaugh confirmation Chairman Chuck Grassley has displayed an incisive strategic mind at work, allowing the Democrats to, not only overplay their hands politically, but to have two of their presidential aspirants implode on national TV.

America is on fire because of Democrats’ zeal to trash the reputations of good people just to preserve judge-made “rights” like abortion. The United States was supposed to be a government of laws, not fools. That’s impossible to accomplish in today’s unhinged political environment.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
What Tip O’Neill really meant was that focusing on local issues is what wins elections for Democrats, because they can’t campaign on their state and national agendas of raising taxes, opening the borders, enabling sanctuary cities, giving benefits to illegal aliens, cutting national defense and nationalizing health care and anything else they can get their hands on.

Democrats, by their tactics in opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, have gone way beyond what has been, even for them, considered to be the base level of savagery and ruthlessness established in the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas hearings. After this, there is nothing left but violence and chaos to enforce their will upon a country that rejected them at the ballot box.

The ordeal Democrats are forcing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to endure reveals the utterly soulless character of today’s political opposition. When there’s a party openly advocating socialism over adherence to the Constitution only bad things happen. We’re all witnessing it right now.

CHQ Exclusives

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Cable TV overtook the broadcast TV networks as the main source of political and campaign news after 2000—and Fox News dominated cable TV.  (Excerpt 34 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.)

In handling the Kavanaugh confirmation Chairman Chuck Grassley has displayed an incisive strategic mind at work, allowing the Democrats to, not only overplay their hands politically, but to have two of their presidential aspirants implode on national TV.

America is on fire because of Democrats’ zeal to trash the reputations of good people just to preserve judge-made “rights” like abortion. The United States was supposed to be a government of laws, not fools. That’s impossible to accomplish in today’s unhinged political environment.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
What Tip O’Neill really meant was that focusing on local issues is what wins elections for Democrats, because they can’t campaign on their state and national agendas of raising taxes, opening the borders, enabling sanctuary cities, giving benefits to illegal aliens, cutting national defense and nationalizing health care and anything else they can get their hands on.

Democrats, by their tactics in opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, have gone way beyond what has been, even for them, considered to be the base level of savagery and ruthlessness established in the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas hearings. After this, there is nothing left but violence and chaos to enforce their will upon a country that rejected them at the ballot box.

The ordeal Democrats are forcing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to endure reveals the utterly soulless character of today’s political opposition. When there’s a party openly advocating socialism over adherence to the Constitution only bad things happen. We’re all witnessing it right now.

Update: Democrats have refused to participate in a conference call with Judge Kavanaugh scheduled for today, forcing the Committee to postpone hearing from Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser until Monday, Sept. 25.  Anyone who thinks the next Democratic administration will be a benign era in American history should take a good look at what is happening to Brett Kavanaugh and recognize that the new Far Left Democratic Party’s impulse for power recognizes no limits in its ruthlessness. We urge CHQ readers to use the call list in this article to demand the prompt confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Most Americans were conservative; TV news very liberal.  That spelled opportunity for an entrepreneur like Rupert Murdoch.  (Excerpt 33 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.)

You can’t blame dreamers for believing it’s still possible for Democrats and Republicans to work together to solve America’s pressing problems, but the immature antics of one party indicates otherwise. Politics isn’t exactly a collegial undertaking any longer – it’s more like Bloodsport.

It is not surprising to us that since July Democrats have been sitting on these uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct during Judge Brett Kavanaugh's high school years. Democrats tried the much the same kind of last minute "high-tech lynching" to derail Justice Clarence Thomas' nomination.

As we have often said, no voter in their right mind – and these polls show the conservative voters the GOP needs to win are more attuned than ever – is going to vote to continue Paul Ryan’s legacy of betrayals, lies and failures.

Time will tell whether anything comes from Democrats’ latest desperate attempt to defeat Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. Republicans have it within their power to confirm him before the Supreme Court term begins next month; will they ignore the noise and just get it done?

Front Page Headlines

  • Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

    The idea is to stock the courts with nothing but progressives and mediocrities willing to roll over for progressives. It is a disgrace that this should happen in this republic, and in connection with the courts, which are not supposed to be political forces, but which have been converted into an uber-political institution that progressives are desperate to control. The short-term goal is to delay Kavanaugh’s nomination. Democrats should not be allowed to get away with it. No more delay. It only rewards the mugging and encourages more of it.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Judge Kavanaugh has, of course, accepted the invitation and is anxious to deny under oath that he has ever done anything resembling the behavior described in Ford’s lurid tale. If his accuser fails to meet the deadline, or Feinstein continues to withhold the letter that launched this farce, the Monday hearing will be canceled and the Judiciary Committee will hold a vote the next day. Let the Democrats continue to bray. It’s time to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

  • David Harsanyi, The Federalist

    A simple accusation is, it appears, all that Democrats need to presume someone guilty. Since Kavanaugh has already been smeared as a sexual predator by Democrats, what’s the purpose of an investigation—other than a transparent attempt at delaying the vote? Now, perhaps circumstances change if Ford shows up on Monday and offers new evidence or some other compelling information. If she doesn’t, though, there is no reason for Republicans to delay a vote.

  • L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

    The media/Democrat message is that the Senate cannot have a vote until we get to the bottom of this horrible accusation. Is there anyone following this story who doesn't believe they are stalling until after the midterm elections, when they hope to gain one or two seats necessary to defeat Kavanaugh permanently? The calculation is as cold as the timing was transparent. So where are the media blowing that whistle? This does look a lot like the dirty trick that Democrats pulled on then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991.

  • Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

    People keep insisting that the Democrats and media hate President Trump. Actually, they don’t. As we approach the midterms, the Democrats are determined to punish you for being right in 2016 and to malign Mr. Trump for being successful. “Deplorable” is so 2016 and simply won’t do. We are now the dregs of society, a virus, racist, bullies, fearful, resentful and paranoid. These obscene attacks on the American people were rejected before, and the only way to reject them again is to take nothing for granted in November.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    Kavanaugh has repeatedly and categorically denied doing anything like what Ford says he did. If it turns out he did do it, or something like it, then he has flatly and publicly lied. If that's the case, the White House should withdraw his nomination. By all appearances, a majority of the Judiciary Committee and a majority of the Senate decided before this week that Brett Kavanaugh is qualified for the job. If he assaulted a woman years ago and lied about it this week, then that assessment must change. But that’s the only question. Anything else is academic.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    America has very different traditions from Russia or China. We are supposed to be immune to totalitarian government because of the magnificent democratic principles enshrined by our founders. But are we? Could it come in through the back door under the banner of people who say and even think they are doing the opposite, who think the other side is the fascist side? Or is it as simple as the fact that to some, the ends still justify the means, even though we have seen on multiple occasions the mass murder that leads to?

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    The dinosaurs of the party desperately seek relevance by sounding crazier than the new unhinged base that disrupts Senate hearings, loudly pronounces a new socialist future, and envisions octogenarian Maxine Waters as more the future of the party than is septuagenarian Nancy Pelosi. All that we can say about this new progressivism is the same as what we can say about the cult of sanctuary cities, ensuring universal Medicare for all, and the idea of abolishing ICE: It operates outside the realm of reason and truth as it descends into collective madness.

  • Curt Levey, Fox News

    Failing to deliver might be a risk worth taking for Senate Democrats if they had a reasonable chance of preventing what they say they most fear – the replacement of Justice Anthony Kennedy with a solid conservative. Headlines suggest that if Democrats can delay confirmation then win control of the Senate on November 6, that goal could be realized. However, a close analysis of the ways in which the new Democratic strategy could play out says otherwise.

  • Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is doing the right thing, arranging for the committee to hear out Mrs. Ford and to hear Judge Kavanaugh’s rebuttal. If the Democrats plead for more time, they’ll reveal their true game. How much time would hardworking senators need? Christine Blasey Ford may have been led to believe she could merely accuse and the Democrats would take care of the rest. But that’s not how it works. She may have a September Surprise coming herself.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    Donald Trump, to 63 million Americans, was the antidote to both parties. Warts and all, he still is. Trump has created many of the dynamics that make him a lone ranger. He doesn’t always return loyalty and trusts no one as much as his own gut. Given his druthers, he would like to govern as a bipartisan president and cut deals like a Lyndon Johnson. Maybe in the next life. In this one, Trump is the only defense against the left’s smash and smear agenda. It’s either him or the deluge.

  • William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

    By all means let’s hear what Ms. Ford has to say. But let us hope Ms. Collins insists it not be at the expense of fairness to Judge Kavanaugh. Because right now the effort to put off his confirmation votes seems aimed at establishing an odious, new post-hearing precedent, whereby a single, inconclusive and uncorroborated #MeToo accusation can upend all Senate norms and leave a man with an otherwise sterling reputation twisting in the wind.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

    Palpable here is the desperation of the left to derail Kavanaugh, lest his elevation to the high court imperil their agenda and the social revolution that the Warren Court and its progeny have been able to impose upon the nation. If Kavanaugh is elevated, the judicial dictatorship of decades past, going back to the salad days of Earl Warren, William Brennan, Hugo Black and "Wild Bill" Douglas, will have reached its end. A new era will have begun. That is what is at stake.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    Is there a single person of any political persuasion who would vouch for everything he or she did in high school? Nevertheless, we live in a time of consummate selfishness and evil.  Almost nothing is done with clean hands or pure motivation. Few, if anyone, think about others -- in this case even about their very young and impressionable sisters. Christine Blasey Ford is a poster woman for the worst, most narcissistic end of the #MeToo movement.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    Luckily, the Republicans are getting woke to the okey-done, and recognize this as a Hail Satan play by Democrats who realize that the Brett Kavanaugh Express is rolling toward the confirmation station. Brett Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed. And when he is a justice on the Supreme Court, I hope he remembers what these people did to him. I hope he gives them the same kind of lesson in the power of payback that Clarence Thomas has delivered for nearly three decades.