The smear campaign Democrats used against Justice Brett Kavanaugh should have come as no surprise.
Apparently the tactics used to forever tarnish Kavanaugh’s name were part of a strategy that seemed to be laid out in detail by Nancy Pelosi in 2017.
A newly re-surfaced video of the House Minority Leader shows her explaining the “wrap-up smear” to reporters last year, in what sounds very similar to the same ploys just used by Democrats in their efforts to take down the then-Supreme Court nominee.
“It’s a diversionary tactic,” Pelosi said, explaining that Republicans had been employing the technique. “It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy, you demonize and then — the ‘wrap-up smear.’ You wanna talk politics? We call it the ‘wrap-up smear.'”
“You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest,” she continued, “and then you merchandise it. And then you write it, and then they say, ‘See, it’s reported in the press that this, this, this, and this.’ So they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called the ‘wrap-up smear.'”
“And now I’m going to merchandise the press’s report on the smear that we made,” she added. “It’s a tactic. And it’s self-evident.”
These same tactics appear to have played out in Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation process, with multiple uncorroborated accusations of sexual misconduct – some of them straining credulity – and an eager press ready to give the allegations the “validation” needed to keep them going.
President Donald Trump ceremonially swore Kavanaugh in on Monday, apologizing to him and his family for the way he was treated through the process, following tense vote by the Senate Saturday.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 9, 2018
The video of Pelosi’s explanation of the “wrap-up smear” made the rounds on social media and sparked plenty of outrage.
This should be played on a continuous loop
— Anthony (@sandman585) October 8, 2018
Thank you Nancy for outing the democrats. We all knew you were crooked, now you confirmed it.
— Colorado Conservative (@Colorado_Cons) October 8, 2018
Just to be perfectly clear. This is the tactics that were used on @BrettKavanaugh #Kavanaugh #KavanaughConfirmationHearings #Democrats are vile hateful and must be stopped “By Any Means Necessary” use their tactics against them. #VoteRedToSaveAmerica2018 #MAGA @POTUS
— Flyboy ? ⭐️ (@flyboy_1776) October 8, 2018
Blatantly proud to explain how it’s done in coordination (collusion?) with #FakeNews media. No big surprise here.
— Joseph Lowe (@jokilojoe) October 9, 2018
Doesn’t matter who uses this disgusting tactic the mere fact that Nancy Pelosi, a member of the US Congress, proudly explains the process of how to defame her opponents is just part of the mob rule leftist guttering politics, this sickens me!
— leagle3434 (@leagle3434) October 9, 2018
WOW: @NancyPelosi talks about how Democrats deliberately manufacture falsehoods to fraudulently smear someone and how to get a known false smear published by the Media. She labels the technique the “Wrap Up Smear.”
Democrats are truly sick & evil people.pic.twitter.com/ycRZSy8xPQ
— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) October 8, 2018
I’d like to say unbelievable and impossible. But fact is totally believable and is not only possible but evident. Crime Boss Dem Majority Leader Harry Reid once said when he was confronted with a lie he told he said, “Well it worked didn’t it”
— Gary (@GpRetinvestor) October 9, 2018
That’s a wrap folks!
— J.Jr. (@moseisleyport76) October 9, 2018
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