It’s hard to imagine anything more depressing than the media and Republicans in Congress arguing that the Brett Kavanaugh hearings — along with the demeaning treatment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — somehow constituted a political victory for the GOP. But these people have confused winning a single battle for the larger war. Despite the incredible pain provoked by Kavanaugh and his defenders, I have no doubt that opposing his nomination was a fight worth waging. In fact, history has already shown us the potential backlash that his appointment can spark against the GOP.
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