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The Democrats as Underpants Gnomes

Posted on | September 26, 2018 | Comments Off on The Democrats as Underpants Gnomes

In a comment on last night’s post, Daniel Freeman described the Democrats’ strategy in the Kavanaugh confirmation process:

Step 1: Present a non-disprovable claim.
Step 2: Demand that it be disproven.
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Profit!

It’s the “Underpants Gnomes” plan, you see.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on the Kavanaugh nomination Friday morning. My brother Kirby suggests that Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser will find an excuse to skip Thursday’s hearing.

This does seem like the most likely scenario. Christine Blasey Ford never expected to be compelled to prove her accusation. As Oregon Muse said, she wanted to smear Judge Kavanaugh anonymously, like Eric Clanton wearing a mask and smashing Trump supporters in the head.

Democrats promote a worldview in which no one ever has to consider consequences of their actions or take responsibility for their own behavior, because there’s always a scapegoat to take the blame. Crime and poverty are attributed to racism, which means that white people who’ve never set foot in Baltimore or Chicago are somehow to blame for the misery that prevails in those Democrat-run cities. Women are never responsible for their own actions, because they’re victims of sexism, so we’re not allowed to question Professor Ford’s unsubstantiated claims.

Buying into that Democrat worldview creates a sort of paranoia, a persecution complex where people think of themselves as victims and are constantly looking for scapegoats to blame for their problems, and the political process breaks down into a series of witch hunts. The mob that stormed into a D.C. restaurant to harass Sen. Ted Cruz was a typical exercise of this mentality. Last night on Sean Hannity’s show, Newt Gingrich had some interesting comments about that:


“I mean, what has happened to America, when random left-wing totalitarians think they can violate private property, trespass in a restaurant, go in and intimidate a citizen who is simply trying to have dinner, and they think they’re heroes? . . . We’re watching a period where what we have to understand is this is about raw power, and if the left can stop Kavanaugh we will not get another conservative Justice in our lifetime on the Supreme Court.”

These “random left-wing totalitarians” are typical Democrat voters. They don’t care about facts. They couldn’t possibly defend their worldview in debate, and so they seek the kind of “raw power” that will enable them to silence anyone who disagrees with them. This is why your liberal cousin has “unfriended” you on Facebook. Their devotion to the Democrat Party is emotional and irrational, and the only reason they can think of to explain why someone might disagree with them is “hate.” Therefore, if you voted for Trump, you must be a racist sexist homophobe — a bad person, morally and intellectually inferior — and Democrats don’t want to hear any argument that might require them to consider alternative explanations. You can never hope to persuade such people that they’re wrong; the liberal is a type of religious fanatic, whose prejudices are a core element of their identity. It’s a cult, like Scientology.

Republicans have no choice but to beat the Democrats at this “raw power” game. Ram the Kavanaugh nomination through the Senate — damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead, to quote Admiral Farragut — and then make Democrats pay for their circus in the midterm elections.

November 6 is coming. People need to wake the hell up.



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