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Outsiders vs. Insiders: Treachery on Kavanaugh would trigger a massive justified RINO hunt

Do some people never learn?

By now almost everyone agrees we’re living in troubled times, which seems odd since the American economy is strong, consumer confidence is sky high and statistically speaking the unemployment rate is about as low as it’ll ever get in the modern United States.

FlakeoutAmericans should therefore be happy, right? Not necessarily. Anyone who witnessed last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring the competing testimony of accuser Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh figures the country is divided halfway down the middle with the Republican Hatfields and Democrat McCoys gearing up for a good ol’ fashioned shootin’ feud to determine a survivor.

Democrats appear united in their opposition to Kavanaugh using Ford’s wild story as a foundation for their antipathy -- but for them, any trumped-up charge would do. After Senator Lindsey Graham’s impassioned speech last Thursday, one might surmise Republicans are just as steadfast in their support for Kavanaugh.

Not true. Senator Jeff Flake continued his waffling this week and now outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich added his squishy two cents to the RINO swill. Dominick Mastrangelo reported at the Washington Examiner, “Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday he was disheartened by what he saw from both Democratic and Republican senators during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing last week. ‘We're in a zero-sum game,’ Kasich said, appearing on MSNBC with Stephanie Ruhle. ‘Every tactic is okay. You can do whatever it takes just so I can win and I can defeat you. That is a toxic environment.’

“Later in the interview, Kasich again referenced a ‘zero-sum game’ as he bemoaned the behavior of Trump supporters at a ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Tennessee on Monday.

“’A lot of them are voting because they're angry, okay?’ Kasich said. ‘We're back again to the zero-sum game. You look at a Trump rally. I mean, come on, folks. You don't teach your kids to be that way.’”

On the contrary, John, principled conservatives teach their kids to stand up to unfair reputational hit jobs perpetrated by leftists with an agenda. Take Brett Kavanaugh out of the equation and substitute any of the Federalist Society recommended jurists on Trump’s prospective Supreme Court nominee list and you’d get the same low, underhanded tactics from Democrats.

It’s Brett Kavanaugh today but it could just as easily be Judge Amy Coney Barrett or Senator Mike Lee the next time around if/when Trump gets another Supreme Court appointment.

Granted Gov. Kasich was talking to an MSNBC audience (probably mining for support for a “independent” 2020 challenge to Trump) but did he really need to dis Trump supporters (again) in this context? Concerning Kavanaugh, are Trump backers responsible for the “anger” and intensity involved with defending an innocent man’s reputation? At the same time, Democrat senators may be calm and collected in their committee room demeanor but their leftist base supplies plenty of unglued nutcase moments.

Just the other day, for example, a gaggle of dope smoking reefer advocate lefties broke down a door to Congressman Andy Harris’s (R-MD) office and physically assaulted him. Does this sound like the actions of sane, rational and reasonable people?

Further, was it Trump’s voters who constantly interrupted Kavanaugh’s hearings with shouts of “Be a Hero!” (what the heck does that mean anyway? Save the abortionists?)? Are Republicans and conservatives cornering Democrat senators in senate office building elevators screeching “Look at me!” and imploring them to respond to stupid unanswerable questions in front of live TV cameras regarding Ford’s accusations that can’t be corroborated much less proved?

By the looks of it Kasich is using the occasion to again castigate millions of conservatives who chose Trump over him and the other impeccably mannered GOP establishment candidates in the 2016 party primaries. If Republicans are engaging in a “zero sum game” these days it’s due to the very same types of tactics used by Democrats to defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination at all costs. Conservatives proudly see Trump as giving back what the minority party’s minions and their liberal doofus sideshow enablers in Congress dished out for decades.

Were Trump’s people culpable for Democrats’ over-the-top reactions to everything Trump does? Were Democrats following orders to sit in protest during applause lines in the State of the Union address last January?

Doesn’t Kasich remember Robert Bork? How about Clarence Thomas? Does he have any opinions on how Neil Gorsuch was treated last year? Were Trump’s “deplorables” at fault for all the excesses of Corey “I Am Spartacus” Booker, Kamala Harris and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein? Did Trump voters leak Blasey Ford’s accusations to the media? Did they hold potentially damaging information for two months to deploy as a leftist last-shot nuclear bomb to destroy everything within confirmation range of Kavanaugh?

“Angry” Democrat senators, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, pledged to do everything within their power to stop the judge from being confirmed, having said so even before they heard from the nominee himself. Democrats made good on their vow too.

“Angry” Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono recently said men should “shut up” and simply accept Ford’s story as the gospel truth despite no one else on the face of the earth backing up the accuser’s half-baked tale of loud music, drunken teenaged boys and groping of her breasts in a one-piece bathing suit (she remembers what she was wearing but not how she got to the party or how she got home?). Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal even tied Trump into the whole scenario suggesting the president’s initial failure to act on a potential FBI investigation was tantamount to a coverup.

If Trump supporters are indeed “angry,” it’s because they have every right to be. John Kasich can “give space to people” all he wants but it doesn’t mean the opposition would reciprocate in kind. Democrats take every scrap of goodwill you offer, fold it neatly into a paper airplane and eject it back in your direction coated in grease.

The “show trial” nature of the Kavanaugh hearings even led some to conclude they’re just a prelude to what to expect should Democrats gain control of Congress after next month’s midterm elections. Patrick J. Buchanan wrote at The American Conservative, “In six FBI background investigations of Kavanaugh that interviewed countless friends and contemporaries from his high school days, none of this wild and criminal misconduct of the early ’80s was mentioned.

“’This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics,’ said Senator Lindsey Graham. ‘I hope that the American people will see through this charade.’ They had best do so. For what is being done to Kavanaugh is, if Democrats take control of Congress in November, a harbinger of what is to come. The assault on Kavanaugh, turning a man known for his integrity into a youthful Jack the Ripper in 10 days, is the playbook for what is planned for Trump.

“The Kavanaugh lynching is a dress rehearsal for the impeachment of Donald Trump. And the best way to fight impeachment is the way the judge fought on Thursday. In defending yourself, go after your malevolent accusers as well.”

No doubt Buchanan would not be welcome at Kasich’s kumbaya party. If conservatives and Republicans learned anything from the Bush presidencies (both H.W. and W.’s) it’s that sitting back and allowing Democrats and their media allies to dominate the public narrative is a ticket to disaster. As was amply demonstrated on numerous occasions Democrats will say or do anything to draw media attention, and in many instances journalists follow suit (Dan Rather and the faux Bush National Guard memos ring a bell?).

It's almost like there’s an unwritten rule that establishment Republicans won’t fight back even when being savaged by people who despise them. Everyone recognizes when Democrat sharks smell blood in the water and move in for the kill but still the ruling elites hesitate when the emergency arises. From the beginning Trump took a very different tack, refusing to apologize for “controversial” comments he made and being rather free with his Twitter finger. Prominent members of both parties felt the sting of Trump’s barbs – he didn’t come to the swamp to make friends with its creatures.

Trump’s rhetorical scorched earth strategy earned him adversaries on all sides – but it’s also won him millions of devoted backers who would pick up the pitchfork and battle against the naysayers at a moment’s notice. If, as Buchanan asserts, Trump is destined for impeachment (should Democrats take over the congressional leadership) expect the spectacle to be legendary and debilitating. Families and friends will split and fight to the political death over it.

If impeachment happens America will never be the same -- not that it was since the start of Obama’s presidency with the great divider working his spells to shatter centuries-old traditions and fracture any remaining semblances of national harmony. Democrats replaced the rule of law with government of the few, by the few and for the few.

If anything, Trump is working feverishly to piece America’s fabric back together; he may be unorthodox in his approach to reconciliation but at least he’s reaching out his hand. Democrats don’t want to make things better because good national feelings might rob them of their turn at the controls.

One such Democrat is Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, who claims the Kavanaugh confirmation struggle only emboldened her looking forward to 2020. Justin Wise reported at The Hill, “Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing addressing a sexual assault charge against him spurred her to make an announcement over the weekend that she'd consider running for president...

“The Massachusetts senator, who has long been considered a potential 2020 contender, added that ‘after a day like last Thursday, where 11 powerful men were trying to figure out how to help another powerful man get an even more powerful position without even listening to the claims — the quite credible claims — that have been raised against him, it made me just feel like, come on, time’s up.’…

“President Trump responded to Warren's potential presidential ambitions on Monday at a rally in Tennessee. ‘Elizabeth Warren. She said she’s considering a run for the presidency. Please, please run,’ Trump said.”

Where Warren is concerned President Trump shouldn’t count his proverbial chickens just yet. All signs point to Warren joining the 2020 Democrat field but by no means would she be thought of as a frontrunner. As nutty as Warren is there are other Democrats considered more “credible” by the party’s loony leftist base. If Bernie Sanders runs again one would surmise he’d haul his “Bernie bros” out of hibernation, leaving Warren and other fringe Democrats to squabble over the remnants of the Antifa vote.

Hard as it is to admit, Warren is probably too “out there” even for Democrats. The party establishment will rally around someone like Joe Biden – or Hillary Clinton again – so there’s no room in that lane for Warren and her ongoing game of “let’s pretend ethnicities.” Sanders already has competition for the kook element from Senators Corey Booker and Kamala Harris, two wacked-out darlings of the frontline Kavanaugh “resistance” forces. Want a freak to back for president? Booker and Harris already fulfill the role, labeling everyone a racist or sexual abuser along the way.

There are so many Democrats lining up to run against Trump they may need two convention halls to house them all. It’ll be epic. Trump’s counter tweets will be the stuff of folklore.

Speaking of Trump’s comments, the president finally weighed-in on the Kavanaugh/Blasey Ford testimony the other day and “sensitive” RINO senators are crying over it.

Jordain Carney reported at The Hill, “GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) on Wednesday said President Trump’s comments on Christine Blasey Ford were ‘plain wrong,’ making her the second swing-vote senator to denounce the president's rhetoric...

“Trump appeared to mock Ford, the first woman to publicly accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, during a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night.

“’How did you get home?’ Trump said, imitating Ford. ‘I don't remember. How'd you get there? I don't remember. Where is the place? I don't remember. How many years ago was it? I don't know.’ Collins is the second undecided Republican senator to criticize Trump’s remarks. Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) told NBC’s ‘Today’ that the president's comments were ‘kind of appalling.’”

Trump’s observations -- truthful to most, appalling to the wimp RINO class. You can’t win ‘em all. Should Flake and/or Collins back out of voting for Kavanaugh because of what Trump said it would just cement their status as lead inductees into the hall of fame of spineless loser politicians who heeded the media and leftist fakers instead of the howls of common sense.

Some people never learn. As Lindsey Graham articulated so eloquently last Thursday, the Kavanaugh nomination is about confirming a good man to the Supreme Court, not opening the door to fantastic character assassination by self-serving politicians. Any Republican who votes no isn’t a hero – they’re a RINO goat.

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