A former CIA Operations Officer and member of the Democrat party admits that his colleagues overplayed their hand in the Kavanaugh abuse story, citing polling that suggests neither side of the political aisle has changed their opinion on the matter.
The left needed a scandal so overwhelming that it convinced some Republicans to stop the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Instead, they got a purely partisan effort that hasn’t persuaded either side to shift their opinions. A recent poll demonstrates that 73 percent of Democrats said they believe Ford’s testimony, while 74 percent of Republicans said they believe Kavanaugh.
Independents, at a 33 percent clip said they believed Ford, while 32 percent said they believed Kavanaugh.
In other words, the earth-shattering shift in opinion never happened. The hearings were a wash.
What’s worse, writes Bryan Dean Wright, is that the vile attempts by his party to smear the judge have “awakened a Republican giant.”
Just in time for the midterm elections.
My latest on how Dem’s Kavanaugh strategy is backfiring. https://t.co/ggVxDVmbca
— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) October 1, 2018
The ‘blue wave’ predictions from pundits have been largely based on energy and turnout forecasts which had appeared to help Democrats.
Wright believes the effort to take down Kavanaugh has lit a fire under those Republicans who considered sitting out the election this November, thus taking away that advantage.
“Republicans are now aflame with outrage,” he accurately states.
“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.”
Indeed, Kavanaugh’s emotional and impassioned opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee defending his name, his character, his honor, and his family, was the initial spark.
“Your coordinated and well-funded effort to destroy my good name and destroy my family will not drive me out,” he seethed. “You may defeat me in the final vote but you’ll never get me to quit. Never.”
Graham’s enraged attack on his Democrat colleagues added some much-needed fuel to the fire.
— Alex Wilkes (@AlexandraCSmith) September 27, 2018
Graham not only talked the talked, he walked the walk later demanding a “full-scale” investigation into Democrats leaders or their colleagues as to who was responsible for leaking the questionable accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford.
“The strategy of Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein has utterly backfired,” Wright added. “A Republican surge is underway.”
If that happens, he believes Democrats would be reaping what they have sown.
“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 claimed.
There is no demographic the Democrat party isn’t willing to exploit in order to achieve their political agenda. Will they pay for it this time?