Democrats may be feeling a smug sense of triumph over the circus they have unleashed in the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh but one member of the Party warns they will paying the price in November.
Bryan Dean Wright, a former CIA officer and member of the Democratic Party, believes a recent poll actually reveals an actual “nightmare” for Democrats as they have engaged in an unprecedented smear campaign against the Supreme Court nominee amid decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct.
In an opinion piece for Fox News published Monday, Wright cited a YouGov survey asking Americans if they believed Kavanaugh’s denial of the allegations or the claims of Christine Blasey Ford who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a party when the two were in high school over 30 years ago.
The results, Wright noted, were “striking.”
With 74 percent of Republicans believing Kavanaugh and 73 percent of Democrats believing Ford, the poll results also indicated a near split with independents as 33 percent backed Ford while 32 percent supported Kavanaugh.
“In other words, it’s a wash. And, for Democrats, that is an absolute nightmare,” Wright wrote.
“Democrats have long known they were unlikely to stop Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court,” he added, noting that Republicans, with 51 seats in the Senate, only need 50 votes to confirm President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee.
“The only hope was to find or create a horrific allegation against Kavanaugh and leak it to the press just before a final vote. The accusation didn’t need to be accurate or verifiable, of course. Democrats simply needed a dramatic distraction and subsequent delay,” Wright continued.
Pushing Kavanaugh’s vote into the arena of public opinion and in the spotlight of media attention was one way Democrats could take the process outside of just facts and due process, Wright argued.
They would succeed if they focused on undecided moderate senators, notably those with re-election bids looming, who would have to “be shamed or shouted into submission by a frothy media circus or radicalized activist groups” thus igniting a drive to the polls in November.
“The optics of the fight – a privileged heterosexual white man vs. an innocent, powerless teen girl – would be irresistible catnip,” Wright wrote. “In other words, weaponizing and politicizing sexual assault could shore up a Blue Wave and maybe turn it into a Blue Tsunami.”
But Wright noted that, contrary to the progressives’ hopes, the tide has not drowned Kavanaugh or swept Ford to undisputed victory. In fact, Americans are split just as Democrats are shamelessly “weaponizing and politicizing sexual assault.”
“That gives vacillating senators like Flake, Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin the political room to vote on facts and due process rather than at knifepoint from screaming mobs,” Wright observed. “It also means the progressive strategy of using sexual assault victims to bolster midterm turnout just backfired.”
He pointed out that conservatives are now “aflame with outrage” and a “Republican surge is underway.”
“Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Braveheart-like performance at the Kavanaugh hearing was the most moving, to be sure, but anecdotal reading of conservative media, intellectuals and Twitter feeds confirm that the Democratic assault has awakened a Republican giant,” Wright said.
Wright warned that the tactics used by his party’s leaders has essentially backfired and could prove deadly in the upcoming midterm elections.
“And if Democrats thus fall short this November, they will suffer the rightful consequences of using the victims of sexual assault to advance a political agenda,” Wright concluded.
It’s fair to argue that you find Kavanaugh unfit for the Court, whether because of his rulings or his temperament.
But that does not mean he’s a rapist, pedophile, or alcoholic.
Democrats can’t seem to make that distinction. And that’s why we’ll lose this thing.
Rightfully so. https://t.co/xHKohFCRqv
— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) October 1, 2018
He was met with collective applause on social media for being “one of the few Democrats that gets it.”
Bryan Dean Wright Is One Of The Few Democrats That Gets It: “The Blue Wave was built on Ds showing up and Rs staying home. Ain’t gonna happen now. Conservatives. Are. On. Fire.” https://t.co/4Pcrt5sSE9
— lilBee (@lilBee67569241) September 29, 2018
The Kavanaugh debate is about whether he sexually assaulted Professor Ford.
Not his drinking habits. Or yearbook. Or nicknames for farting.
The fact remains that three witnesses named by Ford said it didn’t happen, the party never occurred, or they don’t know Kav.
— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) October 1, 2018
Thank you for being a rare honest democrat. If the party was more like you, we could actually get things done in this country. I’m a Republican
— BamaChick (@BamaChi70040414) October 1, 2018
It should be the end. The Democrats across the nation are so well indoctrinated, that they are willing to throw out rule of law for their political gain.
— Deven Bottiaux (@devenbottiaux) October 1, 2018
I am ashamed of what is happening to a man and his family at the hands of our gov’t and sickened that the media is complicit. I literally wept for his family when I read that @usatoday printed a story that painted Judge K a pedo. I have NEVER been this fired up! And I AM VOTING!
— Marley Williams (@marley8174) October 1, 2018
Bryan, I have never voted in midterms. We have always voted in the Presidential elections. Given the Democrats behavior this past week, we will ALWAYS vote in the midterms moving forward. They will NEVER receive our votes unless they change.
— Rob Takamoto (@RobTakamoto) October 1, 2018
Great piece…refreshing to see someone across the aisle recognize what is happening and actually acknowledge it. Regardless of political beliefs, this has just been plain ugly.
— Michelle Bienkowski (@MichelleBienko2) October 1, 2018
@BryanDeanWright I so appreciate the honesty in your op-ed.
— Missknowitall (@mfjsixth) October 1, 2018
I think you’re right,too! Unfortunately the Dem Party has been taken over by radicals that normal voters are finding abhorrent
— Roseanne (@sterlingguns) October 1, 2018
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