CNN Admits Defeat: ‘Democrats Got Outplayed On Kavanaugh’
Kavanaugh’s successful nomination is probably one of the biggest wakeup calls
Following the emotional rollercoaster of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings and relentless Democratic assaults, Republican are finally breathing a sigh of relief for Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
CNN even admitted defeat by running pieces like the article from their own political analyst titled, “How the Democrats got outplayed on Kavanaugh.”
Kavanaugh’s successful nomination is probably one of the biggest wakeup calls since Donald Trump was sworn in as President, and no doubt they are now rethinking their tactics.
According to the WJ: As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told The Washington Post, Democrats’ reactions to the Kavanaugh nomination have been a “great political gift” to Republicans in these times.
“The tactics have energized our base,” McConnell said. “I want to thank the mob, because they’ve done the one thing we were having trouble doing, which was energizing our base.”
Now it appears that events have pushed Democrats to reassess their tactics.
Even the uber-liberal CNN is running pieces like the article by Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer titled, “How the Democrats got outplayed on Kavanaugh.”
Zelizer kind of circles around the idea that Republicans had the power of facts on their side and gets close, but no cigar.
However, he admits that despite the “damage” caused by the allegations, “the Republicans got their political act together before the hearings even ended.”
Last week, Democrats widely clamored for an FBI investigation on the allegations, and used the excuse that one hadn’t been handled as grounds for continuing to delay the confirmation vote.
However, after Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake actually asked for an FBI investigation and it began becoming a reality, Democrats changed their tune.
In his article, Zelizer expressed common liberal dissatisfaction with the investigation, calling it “a guise for Republicans to justify their vote.”
He also pointed out the strengthening effect the whole debacle had for the GOP. On President Donald Trump’s actually pretty restrained approach to defending his nominee, Zelizer wrote that Trump, “reframed the narrative and turned what would be a crisis for most presidents into a political advantage.
The us-against-the-world president transformed this nomination into a rallying cry for the midterms. This was the final argument for his base to come out and vote.”
The obstacles to getting Kavanaugh confirmed have awakened many Americans to the madness of modern day liberalism, with Trump’s approval rating jumping to near its highest ever since he took office.
As McConnell told the Post, “Nothing brings home the importance of the Senate like a court fight, and nothing unifies Republicans like the courts.”
Zelizer bemoaned the outcome of a reinvigorated GOP, writing, “This was an extremely costly lesson for the Democrats to learn, and it is not the first time they have been schooled.”
“The confirmation could very well be the factor that saves Republican control of the Senate,” he added.
On this front, let’s count on a CNN piece being right for once.