William McGurn, writing in the Wall Street Journal, struck to the core of the opposition against Judge Kavanaugh. This is really about Roe v. Wade and abortion.
As malignant as were the campaigns against Supreme Court nominees Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, even they didn’t face accusations as vile and unrelenting as the unsubstantiated charges against Brett Kavanaugh. Adding to the injustice is that the frenzy surrounding his nomination isn’t really about him.
It’s about Roe v. Wade. The 1973 Supreme Court decision upended the laws of all 50 states on behalf of a constitutional right to abortion the Constitution somehow neglects to mention.
McGurn goes on to point out that the pro-abortion Left is collectively losing its mind because they know that the Roe decision was one of brute force and not one based on a principled, constitutional position:
The problem is that even Roe’s most ardent champions know it is devoid of legal and constitutional substance. So they know it is vulnerable to a closer look by any serious jurist, including those who are themselves pro-choice....
Let me translate: Nothing personal, judge. But if you won’t declare that a decision laid down by seven unelected men in robes is untouchable, we have no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep you off the high court. This is what Democrats do when they see a possible fifth vote against Roe in play.
McGurn argues that the entire circus-like witch hunt of this hearing process is actually the end result of the lawless Roe decision. It's a fascinating read, and a reminder that a bigger war is at play right now.