Rush Limbaugh never imagined this day would come.
Limbaugh was one of the biggest boosters for Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.
But Brett Kavanaugh just did something that Rush Limbaugh can never forgive.
During the months of May and June, the Supreme Court hands down the decisions from their final term of the year.
This is usually when the court will announce their biggest and most controversial decisions.
One case that no one thought fell into those categories was a case involving Apple’s app store violating anti-trust laws.
Justice Kavanaugh wrote the majority opinion that ruled in favor of iPhone users said Apple’s 30 percent commission on sales through its app store inflated prices and was unfair competition.
Rush Limbaugh took issue with the ruling because Kavanaugh joined the court’s four liberal Justices to arrive at this verdict.
The top-rated conservative talk show host questioned Kavanaugh’s conservative qualifications.
“The real question is, what is Kavanaugh doing here?” Limbaugh began.
“If you go back to the Federalist Society, Kavanaugh was cited as the best — better than Gorsuch, more conservative, more pure, this, that and the other thing. And this is the second or third time that he has aligned with the leftist. I’ll tell you what I think: I think all that [Blasey] Ford stuff worked.”
Limbaugh explained to his audience that Kavanaugh may have sided with the liberals to show them that he was “reasonable.”
“I think it’s classic,” Limbaugh declared.
“I’m wild-guessing. I don’t know. I’ve never met Kavanaugh. I’ve not really talked to anybody about this. I’m wild-guessing. This just strikes me as so typical — ‘I’m going to show them they were wrong. I’m going to show them they were wrong. I’m going to show them I can be fair.’ And the way you show a liberal you can be fair is agree with them.”
But there is an alternative explanation.
And it may be that Limbaugh is wrong and misreading the situation.
One of the biggest issues in America right now are tech companies – which are run and staffed by radical leftists – censoring conservative political views under the phony pretext of combating “hate speech” and “misinformation.”
Because these are private companies, the First Amendment does not apply.
But could Kavanaugh be laying a trail of bread crumbs for the court to eventually rule that social media platforms are the new public square and the First Amendment applies?
Some conservatives believe this is the case.
Free speech and the internet is the biggest unresolved First Amendment question remaining.
Prior to the 2016 election, no one gave any thought to regulating speech online.
But after Donald Trump won, liberals decided nothing like that could ever happen again.
CNN and other liberal activists began pressure campaigns to force social media companies to censor pro-Trump Americans.
Brett Kavanaugh’s decision may be the first step in turning the tide in the fight to restore free speech to social media.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.