The movie “This Is Spinal Tap” has the famous scene where Nigel Tufnel is explaining to the director of the “documentary” about the band that his amplifiers “all go to eleven,” meaning they can turn them up louder than amps that only go to ten. When it’s explained to him that you could “just make ten louder,” Nigel simply replies, “These go to eleven.”
It’s a great bit in a very funny movie, but the concept that makes it so funny is now a little less so because liberals have found a way to actually exceed what was once thought to be “ten” on the outrage meter.
In last Thursday’s column I wrote about how hard it is to parody liberals because they’ve become a parody. The title was, “Liberals Oppose (Insert Name Here) For The Supreme Court.” It was a joke about how they were going to whine and cry no matter what name President Donald Trump announced. Little did I know that the “Women’s March” would forget to proofread their press release before hitting send when the President announced Brett Kavanaugh.
The press release read, “In response to Donald Trump’s nomination of XX to the Supreme Court, The Women’s March released the following statement.”
The “XX” was an editor’s note to be replaced once the name was announced. But XX isn’t recognized as a misspelling by word processing programs and wasn’t underlined in red because it’s the scientific designation of female chromosomes, and the two biological genders have yet to be outlawed (it’s coming).
The next line in the press release was, “Trump’s announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States.” That scare tactic kind of loses what little bite it had when you realize it was written long before any name was known. It was irrelevant to liberals who was nominated, they were going to be portrayed as a monster no matter what.
The Women’s March acknowledged as much, or more accurately was forced to acknowledge as much by their blunder, when they tweeted, “We did prepare a press release in advance because we knew that all the people on Trump's nominee list would strip protections for almost every marginalized group in the United States for years to come.”
Of course, if you believe government grants you rights, there is nothing to stop the government from repealing those rights. Luckily, we don’t live in a country where the government grants rights. If you read the Constitution (which liberals don’t seem to have done) you noticed there is nowhere in it, or in any of the Amendments, where the government grants rights. It acknowledges rights with which we were born and says the federal government can’t infringe upon them.
Thanks to the left-wing bastardization of our establishing document, the Democratic Party, a complicit media, activists, and the preference of so much of the public education system to indoctrinate rather than educate, there are a lot of people who believe our rights flow from Washington.
In recent years, it has gotten worse. Democrats have been using the courts to implement their agenda because voters have rejected them and what they want to do when they’ve had a chance to vote on it. So, ironically, the party who loves to chant, “This is what democracy looks like,” have done all they can to circumvent the will of voters by relying on courts to impose their will. That is what is at stake with the Kavanaugh nomination. And that scares the Hell out of the left.
It never should have been like this. The courts were never intended to be this powerful, and certainly were not supposed to serve as a super-legislative branch, a black robed “A-Team” correcting what they saw as social injustices the duly elected representatives of the people refused to “fix.” But that’s where we are. And that’s what an originalist Supreme Court can begin to correct.
That means the liberal mob is about to turn the crazy up to 12, or higher. They’re going to twist the knob off the damn amp. Their whole agenda is at risk.
The crazy started with the nomination announcement when, on the steps of the Supreme Court, Fox News host Shannon Bream was berated by angry leftists (is there really any other kind left?) and was forced to move her show back to the Fox studios. She felt threatened because she is known as a Fox News reporter and that was enough for a group of men to start screaming obscenities at her from a few feet away. Luckily that’s where it ended, she and her staff got out of there before it could get any worse, but make no mistake – it would have gotten worse.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – it’s easy to get a mob of people worked into an emotional frenzy, it’s much tougher to control it. Democrats don’t even seem to want to control it anymore, as long as they don’t turn violent before they vote.
It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets any better…