Like cornered rats, American leftists snarl and shriek, struggling hopelessly til the end. It is all for naught. There is a tide in the affairs of men, and it has turned, back to the ordered liberty of the United States Constitution.
Judge Kavanaugh is an avatar of constitutional conservatism, but he does not stand alone. There are dozens of him in the pipeline, and his defeat would mean nothing. Before this Senate adjourns sine die, a replacement of Justice Kennedy will be confirmed.
From a strictly political perspective, the Democrats are jacking off. If they defeat Kavanaugh every Republican running for the Senate has an issue — vote for me if you believe in the Constitution, and judicial conservatism. The Supreme Court will hang in the balance. This is is the issue that elected Trump. It could certainly elect Matt Rosendale in Montana. The NRA will see to that. The 2nd Amendment would be at stake.
The House may certainly flip to the D’s, but that would be in spite of their agenda. America, politically, is a middle nation, leery of extremes. Presidents typically lose seats in the off year because the American people want to tap the brakes. They don’t want to go too far in any one direction. They want an opposition to the power being exercised by the President, but not necessarily because of where he’s headed. They just want to slow down.
If the D’s do take the House, they won’t just oppose, they’ll obstruct. It would be a maddening two years for President Trump. He can run against Congress in 2020, but one issue will require more than that. The deficit, and the national debt, won’t be addressed by a new Republican Congressional majority in 2020. They’ve been in complete control for almost two years now, and the problem is worse than ever.
The only way to solve that problem is with Article V, and the only way Article V will ever be used is with Presidential leadership. No President in our history has exercised the leadership needed for a successful Article V movement.
Heading in to the 2020 election, President Trump can use Article V in a campaign against Congress. Not just the Democrats in Congress. Congress, period, all of it, all of them.
Nobody likes Congress. But only Article V can tame it. And only a President can make Article V work.