For John, BLUF: Is the tribalism of the Democratic Party showing some internal cracks? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Posted on 13 October 2018, at the anonymous New Neo[Con] Blog.
Here is the lede plus two:
The Democrats thought Brett Kavanaugh was a safe target. Accusing a white prepster named “Brett” would be a great way to achieve several goals: stopping him from changing the balance of SCOTUS in favor of conservatives, and showing solidarity with women and with #MeToo. Who on earth would identify with Kavanaugh except other white preppy guys on the right, and they weren’t going to vote for Democrats anyway, so no great loss.Sometimes people act in their individual self-interest, rather than just on race or gender.
Well, it turns out that some women are concerned about the men in their lives, too. False accusations can ruin nearly anyone (women included, although I’m not sure how many women consider that aspect).
However, another obvious group that might look at the Kavanaugh hearings and become concerned about what was happening to him is black men. If that sounds counter-intuitive to some people, it certainly doesn’t sound counter-intuitive to me. It occurred to me, while watching the proceedings, that black men might not take too kindly to this little exercise in Believing Women No Matter What.
If you would like a different presentation of the same viewpoint, go to National Review.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff