To say it’s only the Right that views enemies this way is, of course complete nonsense. I give you Ted (talk about Kavanaugh’s drinking!) Kennedy on Justice Bork way back in 1987:

“ Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.”

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