​Kavanaugh and Trump’s big mouth

Published 11:00 am Saturday, October 6, 2018

by Michael Reagan

The Kavanaugh Nightmare is almost over.

For almost three weeks Judge Brett Kavanaugh — a good father, a good man, a brilliant conservative legal jurist — has had his reputation permanently trashed and dragged through the mud by Democrats and their willing accomplices in the liberal media.

No political charge or fake allegation was too slimy for the Democrats, who were never going to vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

They were interested only in destroying his life and keeping the Supreme Court’s ninth seat open until they got back in power in the Senate.

Kavanaugh is lucky he’s a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, because if he doesn’t make it on to the U.S. Supreme Court, he probably won’t be able to get another job.

Thanks to the Democrat hit-men and women, he won’t even be allowed to coach his daughters’ basketball team.

The Democrats have presented the whole country with a prime-time example of how their politics of personal destruction works.

Anything wrong you ever said, wrote or did all the way back to grade school is now eligible for a public smearing by the Democrats and the liberal media.

After what happened to Kavanaugh, why would any conservative ever want to be appointed to anything?

I’ve lied in my lifetime. Is my life going to be ruined?

I kissed Connie Frieberg in my backyard. She was 8-years-old and I was 8-years-old.

What does that mean today under the Democrats’ new rules? Was that a sexual assault?

I also confess that I drank beer in high school, went to boy-girl parties and played drinking games in college.

Those things have been a rite of passage for American boys — and girls — forever.

But if you’re a Republican, the Democrats have now redefined them as crimes or proof that deep-down you are a bad adult.

I feel very sorry for Judge Kavanaugh and his family and the hell the Democrats put them through.

It’s a shameful chapter in American politics that made what happened to Judge Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas look like a PTA meeting.

Democrats were morally and politically wrong for smearing Kavanaugh as a serial rapist and a teen-age drunk.

But President Trump was equally as wrong for making fun of Kavanaugh’s accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, at a rally in West Virginia this week.

Whether or not Ford was telling the truth about being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in high school, it was not up to the president to publicly knock her.

It was also not very smart.

A lot of people in this world have been sexually assaulted or raped, both male and female, and many of them were offended when President Trump mocked Ford.

I hope he didn’t seriously offend any Republican senators — especially moderates Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski or flaky Jeff Flake.

At the time I’m writing this, no one knows how that trio is going to vote.

If Kavanaugh makes it to the Supreme Court, he should thank God and Senator Lindsay Graham.

But if he loses by a vote, he should blame President Trump — simply because, per usual, he doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut.

MICHAEL REAGAN is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan.” He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Follow @reaganworld on Twitter.