Make no mistake about it, in the eyes of the hard left, there was no winning strategy for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he would be criticized if he remained stoic in the face of Thursday’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, or if showed anger in pushing back against shameless Democrats trying to destroy his name.
Either way, his reaction was going to used against him, as seen when Barbara Boxer, the former Democratic senator from California, used the disdain Kavanaugh had for those orchestrating the unprincipled character assassination campaign against him.
Pointing to his outrage over his name being dragged through the mud and being called a serial gang rapist, among other things, the unabashed Democrat appeared on MSNBC to tell anchor Chris Matthews the reaction seen from Kavanaugh shows he is the type of man “who you could now see attacking a woman.”
“It was an exhausting day for everybody and especially for women who have had this experience and for women who have had relationships with very angry men,” Boxer said.
“All of a sudden we see a man transformed from a choir boy who, up to now, has said, after hours in front of the committee, he lived this very perfect life,” she said, “all of a sudden his anger is triggered and what we saw today is someone who you could now see attacking a woman.”
Never mind that the nominee never said he lived a “perfect life,” having admitted he not only liked beer, but sometimes drank too much.
“It’s very frightening,” she said, ignoring the context of the emotion seen. “This guy not only showed this belligerent anger, but he had like a personality transformation.”
Is the next accusation Democrats plan to level against one of the brightest legal minds in America, a man with a stellar career and impeccable reputation, is that he’s bipolar?
The party’s media allies were quick to give the narrative life as they reported on the “contrast” seen from Kavanaugh, who had perhaps the only opportunity he will ever have to respond to those responsible for putting him and his family, to include his young children, through a living hell.
From Bloomberg national political reporter Sahil Kapur: “Striking contrast between Kavanaugh’s consistently respectful and polite attitude toward Democratic senators at his initial hearing and the open disdain he’s showing them today.”
Striking contrast between Kavanaugh’s consistently respectful and polite attitude toward Democratic senators at his initial hearing and the open disdain he’s showing them today.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 27, 2018
The tweet prompted a reply Washington Post national reporter Mark Berman: “This continues to stand out: Kavanaugh is repeatedly criticizing Democrats on the committee, interrupting them during questions and generally a world away from how he was 3 weeks ago, before the accusations were made public.”
This continues to stand out: Kavanaugh is repeatedly criticizing Democrats on the committee, interrupting them during questions and generally a world away from how he was 3 weeks ago, before the accusations were made publichttps://t.co/LNxMvPLRhO
— Mark Berman (@markberman) September 27, 2018
But leave it to conservatives on Twitter — yes, they’re still allowed, for now — to fill in the gap:
I mean, honestly, if I had a bunch of senators leaking rape accusations about me to the media I’d probably be a bit angrier the next time I saw them.
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) September 27, 2018
Perhaps it's because they're accusing him of attempted rape, gang rape, and writing about farting in his yearbook. https://t.co/UXKD2DFWEQ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 27, 2018
It's probably the accusations of gang rape that explain it. https://t.co/KHJSR0aRHg
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 27, 2018
Yes, I guess dragging your name through the mud for 2 straight weeks while not giving you a chance to actually respond would make you a little mad. https://t.co/AP4oF8J3cE
— Will Roberts (@Will_0004) September 27, 2018