We’ve already covered a lot of the hysteria around President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court, but so far, the biggest dirt liberals seem to have uncovered is that he bought baseball tickets on a credit card and has a frat-boy first name.
So if that’s all the Democrats have to take him down, what strategy should they pursue? California Congressman Ro Khanna thinks Democrats should study up on the Robert Bork confirmation hearings — because those were a highlight of intellect and civility.
Those who have a defeatist attitude about blocking Kavanaugh should study how Democrats stopped Robert Bork. Who in the Senate will rival Ted Kennedy’s takedown of Bork? Who will narrate ads like Gregory Peck? 6 Rs voted against Bork b/c of public opinion. We can win this fight.
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) July 11, 2018
Narrator: They cannot win this fight. https://t.co/3R3RiyzkiV
— Big Baad Wolf (@bigbaadwolf) July 11, 2018
Our favorite bit is the question, “Who will narrate ads like Gregory Peck?” Heck, just call any of your friends in Hollywood, starting with the ones who made ads begging electors to flip their votes to Hillary. You know Martin Sheen would do it in a second.
Something tells us, though, that Democrats aren’t going to be able to “Bork” Kavanaugh.
But the Democrats had 55 Senate seats back then.
— Andreafan (@andreafan111) July 11, 2018
Shh. He's on a roll.
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) July 11, 2018
Step one: have a 55-seat majority in the Senate.
Step two: consult the fact that you haven't got past step one. https://t.co/uXcpDfilQ8
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) July 11, 2018
Step 1: Learn math.
Step 2: Learn rules of the Senate.
Step 3: Figure out that steps 1 and 2 mean you can't do a damn thing. https://t.co/nYDKOy6JWa
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) July 11, 2018
Who in the Senate will be Democratic senators #s 50-55? 'Cause y'all had 55 Dems in the Senate in '87 and you got 49 now, counting the two Is.
— Andrew S. (@shoutingboy) July 11, 2018
ROFL LMAO! No, no you can't. All Rs are on board and the 5 vulnerable Ds in Red States want to keep their seats. You're screwed. https://t.co/obReKXlhYA
— Harold Finch (@hfinch61) July 11, 2018
The filibuster also existed back then…
— Egon Alter (@AlterEgon75) July 11, 2018
Besides the 55 seats it is a different time. Republicans are insulated now by the fact that Dems act like the sky is falling constantly. They are not going to be swayed by yet another protest.
— Honorbound (@Honor_Bound1) July 11, 2018
Psst. Don't tell anybody but many conservatives are OK with your team 'borking' Kavenaugh. You'll lose more Senate seats, then Trump comes back with an even more conservative replacement (maybe 2?) and the Dems don't have a prayer of stopping him. The Long Game. Exciting, eh?
— Skiritae (@Skiritae) July 11, 2018
So, you want to launch a campaign of slander? https://t.co/qgbLt4DFLH
— Mark Noonan (@Mark_E_Noonan) July 11, 2018
The Democrats stopped Bork by controlling the process, and lying about him, and not allowing the lies to be exposed
You scumbags no longer have that power https://t.co/lf4ZhQWTKa
— Greg Frank (@GregFyC1) July 11, 2018
We don’t think there’s anyone who could fill Ted Kennedy’s shoes — his case was … unique.
"Takedown" does a lot of work standing in for "putrid slander delivered by sanctimonious human trash who should've been serving out a sentence for manslaughter" here. https://t.co/hWSFVciP1o
— Jon Lustig (@jonlustig) July 11, 2018
America did not have the internet in the '80s. Now we can simply Google Kennedy's attacks on Bork and obviously see that he slandered a great man with claims that were actually Democratic sins of the past.
Ted was a scumbag https://t.co/bUBQm3wRX6
— PissedOffPeasant (@mikepfingston2) July 11, 2018
Who in the Senate will rival Ted Kennedy's takedown of Mary Jo Kopechne?
— Chris P. Bacon… (@temersonb) July 11, 2018
Maybe you should study how Ted Kennedy took down Mary Jo Kopechne. It's a much better view into his character and integrity, though ironic he did the same to Bork. https://t.co/bww6bAi9b4
— Greg 'Cougar' Cargoshorts (@NonLiberalPAer) July 11, 2018
Which guy who let a woman drown will claim a respected judge is a sexist monster? https://t.co/1N9kioVTmr
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) July 11, 2018
Hanging onto this for when none of it happens. https://t.co/qgewDglAkV
— Benigma; Entropy's Rainbow? (@Benigma2017) July 11, 2018
Yeah, great plan trying to “Bork” Kavanaugh. Please give it your best shot.
The Bork incident began the descent to our current wars over the court, but sure, yeah, double down when you lack the votes to enforce your will. https://t.co/UenhnmAJo8
— varyar (@varyarpol) July 11, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2018