Kavanaugh should be rejected because the confirmation experienced has ruined his mind. He’s damaged now and can no longer think in the properly judicial way that was once within his capacity. A moderated version of that argument is that people will worry that he’s now damaged and skewed and that’s reason enough to keep him off the Court, to preserve the belief in the legitimacy of the institution.
I’m not making these arguments. I’m just seeing them and finding them horrendously perverse and cruel. Why not devise a confirmation process that is such an ordeal that it will drive out the very qualities we want in a judge? First, it would be torture, and second, you could never confirm a nominee. It’s an inherently self-defeating process.
I suppose that this is as close to an apology as the left will make, second hand and obscure. What they did was inhuman and unforgivable, and attempting to use their own bad behavior as one last argument for keeping Kavanaugh off the bench is the very definition of gall.
On another note an NPR poll released recently shows that the GOP is gaining ground and the Dems are losing support among (of all groups) American Women. The ladies seem to be more angry about the treatment of Kavanaugh and his family than the men. The Dems forgot one thing; most women have brothers, sons, husbands and can understand and project onto their own loved ones the grief and pain of the horrendous treatment by the Democrats of an innocent man.
Sorry D’s, no ‘do-overs’.