We can’t let the haters win

By Dave Andrusko

Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen

The Wall Street Journal put it plain and simple today: “The Smears Begin on Kavanaugh”—Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

If you are of a certain age—okay, old—you remember what happens when the Left in general, pro-abortionists in particular decide they must waylay a Republican nominee to the Supreme Court. The two most famous examples are Judge Robert Bork—where they succeeded—and Justice Clarence Thomas—where they failed.

To this day, one of the formative experiences of my adult life was driving with my family to a pro-life convention where I was speaking. I heard Justice Thomas fight back with anger, passion, and a deep resentment. I will never, ever forget that.

Lesson? They will stop at nothing!

As I wrote yesterday, it is not my intention to get into the mud with what will be a legion of critics who will do and say and infer anything to besmirch the reputation of Judge Kavanaugh. But some things you can’t let slide by.

Right out of the box, they were really annoyed that he is (as USA Today’s Richard Wolf put it) a nominee “straight out of central casting.”

Forget for a moment, as Wolf wrote, “On paper, Brett Michael Kavanaugh may be the most qualified Supreme Court nominee in generations.” That means nothing to pro-abortion Senate Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin.

Kavanaugh would offend them, it would seem, just by breathing. He’s the kind of guy who serves meals to the homeless. Worse yet, he is a faithful Catholic. And worst of all (for now) is that when President Trump announced his nomination, Judge Kavanaugh said good things about the women in his life.

That caused the pro-abortion feminists to blow a gasket. Their leap of logic is not just stupid, it is vicious and grotesquely unfair.

The long and the short of it is a guy can be good to his wife, daughters, and mother, and be the kind of judicial mentor that goes out of why to boost the careers of females by choosing them as clerks. So what, we’re told. In fact, that should work against him!

“Plenty of powerful men, we’ve learned in the past year, can have wonderful relationships with some women and terrible ones with women at large,” huffs Monica Hess whom the Washington Post recently chose to be (I am not kidding) its “first gender columnist.”

Get it? Who knows, Judge Kavanaugh may be a secret Harvey Weinstein. That there is absolutely no evidence that this is true is beside the point.

Or, put another way, it is the point. Smears, guilt-by-association, and other left-overs from the McCarthy era are just fine if employed by Senate Democrats, the pro-abortion Movement, and their allies in the major media.

The personal attacks on Justice Thomas did not begin in earnest until after he had squeaked through the Judiciary Committee on a 9-9 vote. This time around, the anti-liberal Liberals haven’t waited a week.

I so hope you are contributing to National Right to Life so that NRLC can mobilize grassroots citizens in key states to contact their senators and urge them to support Judge Kavanaugh. As NRLC President Carol Tobias explained earlier this week, to carry out these plans, we need to initially secure $500,000 and then another $500,000 in the coming weeks as a first step in raising the resources we need to fight Planned Parenthoods, NARAL, the pro-abortion leadership of Senate Democrats, and the Media Establishment.

Please consider an emergency sacrificial gift of $500 or $250, or whatever you can afford.

We can’t let the haters win.