There are certainly a number of things about living in Trump’s America that make us all very happy;
- Lower numbers taxes
- A beefed-up military
- Paper-thin unemployment
- An America First foreign policy
- Justice Brett Kavanaugh
But you know what’s the absolute best thing about living in Trump’s America? That warm feeling you get deep inside when you see the anti-Trump Left turn on each other like a skulk of hungry jackals.
In the black trunks: Ambulance chaser Michael Avenatti.
In the white trunks: CNN (Well, it’s really CNN’s Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju tag-teaming with CNN’s PM Breaking news editor Kyle Feldscher).
It was Feldscher who threw the first haymaker as he shot-out on Twitter a much needed response to an Avenatti power-pout;
Hard to state how much Avenatti's entrance into this process hurt the Democratic effort to bring down Kavanaugh's nomination. https://t.co/tcofogweNo
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) October 5, 2018
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark. But without fail, Avenatti fired back with a limp-wristed jab;
You are right. I should have turned my back on my client. Told her to “shut up” and stay quiet because people like you apparently believe assault victims are to blame. This line of thinking is disgusting and offensive to all survivors. And it makes lawyers not want to help them.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 5, 2018
Tying this entire whine-a-thon together into a neat little package is courtesy of reporter Raju (emphasis mine);
The combative lawyer, who represents Stormy Daniels and has been a ubiquitous presence on cable television, revealed a stunning new allegation: A woman, Julie Swetnick, said she had witnessed the Supreme Court nominee attending more than 10 house parties between 1981 and 1983 where Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, were present.
Accusations of sexual misconduct amounted to an orchestrated Democratic smear campaign, something Sen. Susan Collins, the swing GOP vote, cited herself when announcing she’d be the decisive vote to support Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
A host of Democratic senators and senior aides told CNN that the allegations from Avenatti’s client gave the GOP an opening to conflate — and dismiss — all the allegations in one broad brush.
“Well you know at some point there were a lot of folks coming forward making all sorts of accusations,” said Sen. Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, when asked about the allegations raised by Avenatti and his client. “It turns it into a circus atmosphere and certainly that’s not where we should be.”
Asked if Avenatti was helpful, Peters said: “I think we should have focused on the serious allegations that certainly appeared very credible to me that would be our best course of action.”
“Democrats and the country would have been better off if Mr. Avenatti spent his time on his Iowa vanity project rather than meddling in Supreme Court fights,” a senior Senate Democratic aide fumed, referring to Avenatti toying with the idea of seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. “His involvement set us back, absolutely.”
A Democratic senator, who asked to remain anonymous to speak candidly, said: “Not helpful at all. I think Susan was always yes, but Avenatti was a useful foil.”