My friend has always been a snarky libertarianish conservative, very cynical about political causes. However, when he talks about Kavanaugh, he is furious. He voted already,and has been much more active in political discussions – even trying to get a job with a campaign.
The formerly squishy, comity-at-all-costs Senator Graham has been a font of righteous indignation. In addition to his unloading both barrels on the Dem on the committee and calling out their blatant partisan exploitation, he has been getting really snarky off-the-cuff. In response to a protestor whining about the need to give Kavanaugh a polygraph, he dropped a Monty Python reference: “Why don’t we dunk him in water and see if he floats?”
On Ricochet, people who are normally moderate in tone are outraged. Susan Quinn on the same page as Hypatia? American Greatness and National Review on the same side? Kurt Schlicter’s Bitey and Jonah’s dingo Zoe hunting democratic squirrels together? I have not seen this degree of conservative unity in ages.
Mitch McConnell is a now a snapping turtle. He’s resolved to make this happen. I think he takes this personally – judges are his thing, and he warned Harry Reid about what might happen if the filibuster got nuked. He clearly gets the stakes.
Fundamentally, this is the hill to fight on. (Not die on, I plan to follow General Patton’s advice) Kavanaugh is a man of upstanding character and iron will. The democrats are utterly despicable and lying like rugs. (Perhaps Spartacus will get the Roman treatment?) The allegations are completely discredited.
It’s time to put Never Trump to bed. Their and our hashtag shall be #NeverSurrender