Normally, Supreme Court confirmation hearings are long, boring affairs. But in the age of Trump, the left has turned everything into a ridiculous spectacle.
But at least it’s entertaining!
What’s truly interesting is the fact that the left does not seem to realize that these antics are not helping their cause. They genuinely believe that race baiting, dressing up in costumes, and loudly interrupting the proceedings will help them stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Shouting And Interruptions!
Five seconds into the hearing Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) began interrupting Senator Chuck Grassley (R-NE) as he started the meeting. Harris’ grandstanding isn’t all that surprising given the fact that she will like run for President in 2020. But protesters also got into the act.
Activist Linda Sarsour and actress Piper Perabo managed to get themselves arrested by shouting out their inane slogans during the hearing. Many others were arrested as well. I suppose they were trying to build their social justice street cred for being arrested during a protest.
The Handmaid’s Tale?
Others who were protesting the judge, some activists came up with the brilliant idea of dressing up like women in the TV show titled “A Handmaid’s Tale,” in which women are subjugated and forced to serve men as baby-making machines.
Of course, their costumes were meant to send the message that somehow, Kavanaugh’s appointment will result in the revoking of women’s rights. American females will be forced to live in servitude to men. Oh, the horror!
But wait, it gets better!
A White Supremacist At The Hearing?
Zina Bash, a lawyer who previously clerked for Judge Kavanaugh, was accused of flashing a “white power” sign while sitting behind the judge. With her arms folded, Bash had her fingers held in the “OK” gesture.
Amy Siskind, president of women’s advocacy group New Agenda, took to Twitter to announce her brilliant discovery:
“What fresh hell is this!!!???
Kavanaugh’s assistant Zina Bash giving the white power sign right behind him during the hearing? This alone should disqualify!!!”
While the left has been falsely claiming that this gesture is a signal for white supremacy, the Anti-Defamation League has already stated that it has nothing to do with hate groups. But there was another problem with her accusation.
Bash is half Mexican and half Jewish.
Whoops. Perhaps Siskind and the other lefties who slammed her on Twitter should have done their homework before launching their attack. After being savaged on Twitter for her blatant lie, Siskind deleted the tweet.
How Should We Capitalize On This?
These types of scenarios fall under the “let the left be the left” category. The left is already discrediting themselves by acting like children. Also, there isn’t much for conservatives to debunk here except the false white supremacy accusations — which have already been proven false.
Many conservatives on social media are already mocking the silly actions that leftists are taking — and that is likely the most effective tactic. Saul Alinsky’s 5th rule for radicals is “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” In this situation, this rule is applicable.
It makes no sense to spend time arguing about why the women wearing costumes are wrong. It’s self-evident. Instead, it’s better to use humor to emphasize the utter foolishness of this style of protest.
We still have more time before the hearing is concluded, which mean we will no doubt see more of the left’s insanity on display. But it is worth pointing out that the left’s efforts to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation are clearly doomed to fail. Republicans have the majority in the Senate, and since the Democrats invoked the nuclear option in 2013, the GOP only needs a simple majority to push the judge’s appointment through. Put simply, the protest will accomplish nothing, except showcasing the absurdity of the left.