The derision created by the Kavanaugh opposition has no place in politics. The Democrats can oppose in a more civil manner.
As calm as Judge Kavanaugh has remained, Democrats find themselves on the opposite end of the spectrum: Bitter, unhinged and downright reckless. Adjectives cannot properly describe the lows to which Senate Democrats — and their supporters — have sunk to undermine President Trump. Senators with decades of experience now resemble petulant children, obsessed with playing up their #Resistance bona fides with no regard for the embarrassing optics we see today.
Fortunately, their #Resistance is about as effective as the Trump protesters flooding (and being ejected from) the Senate halls — which is to say, not at all. As Kavanaugh answered question after question with class and dignity, the questioners became less classy and less dignified.
Let’s be clear: When it comes to obstructing the Kavanaugh nomination, Democrats aren’t stupid. They understand that we’re witnessing a shift in the politics of the Supreme Court. As Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois readily acknowledges, Kavanaugh will be “the most decisive vote on the Supreme Court on critical issues.”
But the way in which they’re obstructing is just pathetic. Democrats are even taking the time to defend the protesters, suggesting they represent the best that democracy has to offer. In reality, today’s anti-Trumpers represent the very worst — close-minded individuals who have forsaken dialogue for dogged disruption.