Democrats spent the last two years convincing themselves a blue wave was building.
But then came the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
And on election night, Democrats were left staring into their own graves because of this blunder.
Democrats Plan To Destroy Brett Kavanaugh Backfires On Election Night
Democrats used every trick in the book to destroy Brett Kavanaugh.
Reporters and members of Congress produced women who lied about Kavanaugh sexually abusing them when he was a teenager.
It was a disgusting display.
But it failed.
The women’s stories disintegrated upon further investigation and the Republicans confirmed Kavanaugh on a 50-49 vote in early October.
Republicans saw their poll numbers surge in key races.
But Democrats thought they could ride out this burst in momentum.
Party leaders figured there were still weeks before the midterms and new events would overtake the news cycle.
So when a lunatic mailed pipe bombs to famous Democrats, and then an anti-Semitic bigot murdered 11 innocents in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the Democrats thought they were on the right track.
And these events allowed the media to spend the final weeks of the campaign lying about Trump.
They called him a racist and said he incited violence.
But the voters in key states dismissed this fake news.
And that when the Democrats’ realized that their plans to destroy Kavanaugh had backfired.
Democrats Defeat Pinned On Opposition To Kavanaugh
At least three Democrat Senators – and maybe a fourth – who were hailing from red states all voted against Kavanaugh.
They were betting that opposing Kavanaugh would keep their base onboard.
And they figured the political environment had turned against Trump and the Republicans.
All of these Democrats except one – Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota – led in the polls prior to the Kavanaugh vote.
But then it blew up in their faces.
Democrats in Indiana, Florida, and Missouri watched as their Republican challengers began to surge in the polls.
It was not hard to see why.
Republicans were disgusted by the Democrats smear attacks on Kavanaugh.
They tried to ruin his career, his life, and his family — all in the name of defending Roe v. Wade.
On election night, voters ousted Democrats Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill, Heidi Heitkamp, and Ben Nelson as payback.
Even Democrats who escaped defeat still saw Republicans come much closer to victory than the polls predicted.
Republicans in Michigan and Ohio ran much closer than expected to Democrat Senators.
Pundits across the board pinned the Democrats’ dismal showing on the Kavanaugh hearings.
But did Democrats learn their lesson?
No one believes that is the case.
Democrat voters think the problem was that their Senators did not fight hard enough to stop Kavanaugh.
However, this could have disastrous consequences for them heading into 2020.
Candidates running for President will pull even more wild stunts to get the attention of primary voters.
And while that may play in the Democrat primary, Tuesday night proved it is a death in a general election.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.