Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power is one of the most interesting stories in modern history. He was lucky, always managing to be in the right place at the right time. That, combined with his prodigious military skill led him to the head of the French revolutionary government. One of the lucky breaks he caught was that he was seen by the other European powers as reining in the excesses of the revolutionary terror that had consumed the French Republic. Basically, while he was a military rival, he was seen as someone they could do business with.
The Democrats committed a crime in how they approached the Kavanaugh nomination, but worse for them, they committed a blunder. This whole thing was a sordid farce - multiple accusers have recanted, one laughably claimed that she went to ten parties where gang rapes occurred but never reported anything to the police, and the primary accuser - who testified before the Senate yesterday - has scored a cool half million dollar payday for her efforts.
That's just sad.
Now the farce looks to be backfiring on them. Even squishy RINOs like Lindsey Graham are fighting mad at the Democrats, and there looks to be not only a solid GOP voting bloc for confirmation but they look like they'll be joined by some Red State Democrats. Polls are notoriously unreliable in this Age of Trump, but the reaction by conservatives on social media has been incandescent anger and each of the Senators will have their own internal polling guiding their vote. It's only 6 weeks to election day and we're now inside the notoriously short attention span of the American voter. And this was the high visibility political crisis that the Democrats wanted to showcase?
It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder.