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As ‘Blue Wave’ Collapses, Desperate Democrat Denounced by Women

Posted on | October 17, 2018 | 1 Comment


Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp voted against confirming Justice Kavanaugh, and her poll numbers in North Dakota, which had never been very good, took a sharp turn for the worse. It appears that most voters in North Dakota don’t share Sen. Heitkamp’s anti-male ideology and the desperate Democrat has now made her problems even worse:

In her zeal to use the #MeToo movement against her Republican opponent, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s (D-ND) campaign placed an ad purporting to be from victims of sexual assault calling out challenger Kevin Cramer for being insensitive.
But several of the women named in the ad say they did not consent to having their name used in this manner, and at least one says she isn’t even a victim.
The ad, which ran in several North Dakota newspapers including the Bismarck Tribune and the Wahpeton Daily News, was framed as an “open letter” to Rep. Cramer, criticizing his comments that the #MeToo movement was “a movement toward victimization.”
“We are here to let you know that we have all suffered from domestic violence, sexual assault, or rape — and that yes, we expect somebody to believe us when we say it,” the letter states. A disclaimer that this was paid for by the Heitkamp for Senate campaign is featured at the bottom of the letter.
Shortly after the ad ran, women who say they were named as signers began posting on Facebook that the campaign did not have their permission to publish their information. . . .
One woman posted in a Facebook group . . . . that not only did she not give permission for her name to be used by the campaign, but that she doesn’t support Heitkamp and is not even a domestic abuse survivor.
“This was posted in the Bismarck Tribune,” The woman says in her post, which contained a photo of the ad. “A lot of these people listed, including me, did not give anyone permission for our names to be posted. I don’t even support Heidi Heitkamp and I am not a domestic abuse survivor. Should this even be legal?? Using people’s names as part of your campaign??”
Another woman said the campaign was “literally sharing false information.” She wrote a response to the campaign saying she “NEVER gave my consent or permission, written or verbal, to be involved in anything like this: for, against, or personally affected.” She also said some of the names are spelled wrong and that some are listed twice.

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)

Heitkamp looks set to lose a seat Democrat have held since 1960 and why? Because in the post-Obama era, Democrats have made identity politics the sole basis of their electoral appeal. Democrats are the anti-white party and the anti-male party. Common-sense people outside the coastal urban bubbles reject this ideology of hatred, and yet the more they register their opposition to the Democrat agenda, the more the Democrats double down. If you opposed the dishonest smear campaign against Justice Kavanaugh, you’re a “rape apologist,” guilty of defending “white male privilege.” The possibility that Christine Blasey Ford was lying (which is what the preponderance of evidence indicates) was automatically excluded from discussion, and anyone who argued on behalf of due-process rights was accused of “misogyny.” In essence, Democrats made the Kavanaugh hearings a referendum on radical feminist ideology, and were shocked they lost.

Prospects for a Democrat “blue wave” on Nov. 6 are looking increasingly dim, and even the New York Times is becoming skeptical:

The fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court seems to have contributed to polarizing the electorate, helping Republicans gain in red states and districts even as Democrats cement their strong position elsewhere. The trend might fade, but if it holds it will be an abrupt change from earlier polls and last year’s special election results, which indicated that Democrats were highly competitive in red areas.
Instead, the district and state polling raises the possibility of an election more like last year’s Virginia elections or the 2010 midterm elections. Both were strong results for the party out of power — but the big numbers came mainly on home turf. A similar result this year would tend to lock the Democrats into their single biggest disadvantage: the map.
The Democratic geographic disadvantage is so severe that it gives the Republicans a chance to survive a so-called wave election, like the 1994, 2006 and 2010 elections that flipped control of the House.

Remember this when you look at the so-called “generic” congressional polls: Currently, Democrats enjoy an advantage of about 7 points on the generic ballot question, but much of that margin involves voters in deep-blue urban districts — New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, etc. — represented in Congress by Democrats. While billionaires like Tom Steyer and George Soros are pouring tens of millions of dollars into campaigns to flip GOP-held House seats, voters in Kansas or Kentucky aren’t automatically going to switch from Republican to Democrat because of attack ads on TV. Common-sense voters are smart enough to understand that no matter how “moderate” the Democrat candidate in their district may try to seem, a vote for Democrats is a vote for Nancy Pelosi and the left-wing mobs that tried to destroy Brett Kavanaugh.



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