Skip to comments.The end of the beginning
Posted on 10/15/2018 12:32:53 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
The Kavanaugh confirmation is the high water mark of the conservative resurgence in America that began nearly ten years ago, when Barack Obama was elected president and the Democrats began steadily losing legislative seats across the country, first at the state level (1,000-plus and counting) and then nationally. Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), whose primary symptom before violent tantrums is denial of reality, led the Democrats to engage in tactics against Judge Kavanaugh that might have been surefire winners prior to the Trump era, however unprecedented they might be in their degree of viciousness and disregard for over a thousand years' tradition of civil justice.
It is difficult to overstate the stakes. If the Democrats had won, Trump might not be able to get a single qualified Supreme Court justice confirmed from here to 2025, no matter how many vacancies opened up.
But as any open-eyed person not suffering from TDS will tell you, it is futile to party like it's 1996, or 2008,or even 2015. Trump has carpet-bombed the old rules of the game (that is, that Republicans always capitulate) out of existence.
The Democrats' gambit failed (albeit by a cliffhanger-thin margin), and now the wages of its risk are fully exposed. It's hard to see how they could possibly block Trump's next Kavanaugh, and the one after that. Go lower? Be more vicious? Pre-emptively plant media stories of preschool perversions and Ku Klux Klan membership about every judge on Trump's Top 100 list? Prophylactically assassinate them all?
In their TDS blindness, they missed the opportunity of one of their most effective strategies: divide and conquer.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
However, given that a house divided cannot stand (and America is certainly a divided house now), it looks more like CWII has just begun.
Article needs some edits.
“High Water Mark” = everything is downhill from here.
As in “Gettysburg was the high water mark of the Confederacy”
I think the author meant to say “largest victory so far...”
The Kavanaugh confirmation is the high water mark of the conservative resurgence in America
Looks like Trump injected some spine into the Republican party. McConnell and Graham fought like tigers for Kavanaugh. Even Collins.
And November 6th will be “the beginning of the end” for the filthy Democrats.
Oh, wait a second, there was a tax cut. Oh that was reeeeal difficult to get through. Nobody wants a tax cut. Imagine that. Republicans got us a tax cut. Whoopee!
And don’t forget Grassley. This was typical Donk gutter politics that has worked throughout my entire life. DiFi is SCUM!
But, there was some serious political Jiu Jitsu being performed by obviously coordinated Republicans on this.
Hopefully, DiFi has only her retirement to think about, now, and she doesn’t deserve it. She deserves Gitmo or Levenworth.
At the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October 4 November 1942) Allied forces broke the Axis line and forced them all the way back to Tunisia. Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister at the time, said of this victory: "Now this is not the end; it is not even the beginning of the end. It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
1st time in your life there is a clear Conservative Majority on the US Supreme Court.
Most the crap you are whining about, was imposed on you by out of out of control partisan Judges.
So rather then sitting in the stands whining because you team does not score a touch down on every play, get off your ass, quit whining, and start, for once, fighting back
Wow, are you hard to win over!
Who is going to reverse the Supreme Court but the Supreme Court?
You go ahead and dive on your own sword. The rest of us will fix this (which includes everything on your list, by the way).
I must say, I was truly WRONG about how Conservative Donald Trump actually is. A New Yorker with multiple wives and children from outside of marriage? I thought, “What have we come to?”. Well, it seems like he is as Conservative as hell, and a fighter, too.
Definitely what we needed, but with your response, not what we deserved.
That was PRECISELY my first reaction, too. I figure the author is not adroit at word usage or was very hasty when he wrote this article.
largest victory so far... would have been good.
“High water mark so far...” would have been acceptable.
Yes, “high water mark” denotes the absolute maximum level of water in a flood and, as you say, it’s all downhill from there. Very poor word smithing.
You’re right. Trump should resign and we should let the second place finisher take the prize. Things would be so much better.
No, Just the first overtopping of the Democrat dam of American thought.
A flood of Conservatism, freedom, and prosperity will follow.
Really? U R joshin right?
Playing Devil’s Advocate won’t win you points, just sayin....
Yeah, so from now on we are going to start putting a cover sheet when sending out TDS reports. Mmmkay? Thanks a bunch.
Let’s be honest about the Democrats next strategy, ANY nomination after the midterms will be considered TOO close to 2020 to consider any Trump nominee.
The DEMS and the MSM will push the we have to wait until after 2020 mantra.
I think the title of the piece itself is more accurate. It is in the way "the end of the beginning"; i.e., the end of the lib/commies stomping Republicans.
"It is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
Winston Churchill after Filed Marshall Montgomrey's victory over Rommel at El Alemain
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.