The Democrats who think there will be no backlash at the polls in response to how they treated Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation process should consider this sentiment from a conservative who was not a Trump supporter.
From a conservative who has been disgusted by the Trumpified GOP: “I didn’t think I could drag myself to the polls. But after the Left’s performance in the Kavanaugh affair, I would crawl across broken glass.” I believe this sentiment is common.
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) October 7, 2018
Judging by the reaction of many leftists to the tweet, it struck a nerve and is a serious concern for them.
misogyny is a helluva drug https://t.co/TG9IsLdSfh
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) October 7, 2018
I too will crawl over broken glass. To vote for Democrats who will act as a check on Trump’s unrestrained and unprecedented abuse of power. https://t.co/iagmwh3Nea
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) October 7, 2018
“I’m so pissed you stood up for victims of sexual assault I’m gonna punish you” is peak Republicanism. There are no good Republicans and this whole episode reminds us of that. https://t.co/KeEE8IZzB8
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) October 7, 2018
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 7, 2018
All the senior staffers at National Review get paid 6 figures to concern troll Democrats https://t.co/BZXXWxi2gs
— Andrew Perez (@andrewperezdc) October 7, 2018
And then there’s the rationalization that surely this kind of sentiment really isn’t that prominent among Republicans.
The votes of people who say this stuff are typically overdetermined. If it wasn’t Kavanaugh, it would be something else. The problem is how often negative animus is the cited reason. https://t.co/halKTXCxNI
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) October 7, 2018
Could it be that the Left’s vicious tactics have resulted in the uniting of both Trump-supporting Republicans and conservatives who were very skeptical of him in 2016?
If so, it is the end of any possibility that Democrats will have a successful November.