Democrats vs. Democracy: Why You Can’t Handle the 2020 Vote
Aside from my November 20th article on the insane “Biden precedent” that could now grant virtually anyone immunity from criminal investigation with the simple announcement that they’re running for high office…
I’ve been trying to stay above the fray on the Trump impeachment.
That’s mainly because, like most of America — if the polls, ratings, and stock market are any indication — I’m bored of it. But it’s also because I generally believe that there isn’t much I could add to the dialogue that wasn’t already being said.
However, it’s been several days now since leading House impeachment manager Adam Schiff dropped what I consider the biggest bombshell of the entire saga thus far. And from what I’ve seen, most of the big-name pundits are only talking about it in a very literal (and superficial) sense…
Yet when you transcend semantics, it’s one of the starkest revelations I’ve yet seen into what liberals are willing to do to win — and what they really think of salt-of-the-Earth Americans like you and me.
Let me break it down for you, and you’ll understand what I mean.
Adam Schiff remakes A Few Good Men
Just like that wing-nut Gitmo colonel played by Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men…
It’s clear to me that Adam Schiff sees himself as a patriotic man of principle who’s willing to do the hard (but wrong) thing for what he believes is the good of the country.
Schiff no doubt thinks that he, Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, etc., form a “thin red line” of enlightened intellectuals who are the only ones that truly understand what’s at stake in all this…
The very future of the American republic (cue ominous organ music).
The problem is that in Schiff’s version of this movie, it’s no longer global foes and rivals like Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, ISIS, or the Taliban that represent the greatest threat to that republic…
It’s the American citizenry — specifically the ignorant populist horde that voted for and supports president Donald Trump.
We know this beyond any possible doubt because two weeks ago on the seventh day of Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate, Schiff’s opening “performance” (the left-wing media’s term, not mine) included the statement:
“…The president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.”
Taken in context with his other comments bracketing this statement, Schiff seemed to be saying that Trump’s attempt to solicit foreign assistance to secure re-election (an allegation that remains unproven, or even strongly suggested by any hard facts) will inevitably rig the 2020 election in his favor — just like he supposedly rigged the 2016 election to rob Hillary Clinton of her rightful place in the Oval Office.
To hear Schiff tell it (despite the nothing-burger Mueller investigation), it’s plain as day that Trump stole the last election with massive help from Russia.
I mean, it was obviously the Russians who convinced Hillary to ignore Wisconsin and Michigan, and under-campaign in Pennsylvania, right?
And they were clearly the ones who forced FBI Director James Comey to reopen the investigation into her handling of classified materials 11 days before the election.
Plus, who else but the Russians could’ve magically made her start coughing and stumbling and fainting all over the place in the final stretch of the campaign?
But let’s not forget Russia’s ultimate strategic master-stroke on Trump’s behalf…
Conditioning the majority of American voters to distrust Hillary Clinton starting all the way back in 2008 — seven years before Trump even decided to run!
THAT was a neat trick. They’re good, them Russkies.
Or is it the Ukrainians that are deciding all of America’s elections nowadays? I’m confused…
I’m also digressing, as usual.
Once again, the point is that the Democrats want the Senate to immediately remove Trump from office on little more than the accusation that he’s attempting to sway voters’ minds with foreign help…
Because they absolutely do not trust you, me, and millions of our countrymen to look at the “evidence” they say is so overwhelming — and vote him out ourselves nine months from now.
Is that because they think we’re too stupid to do it, like some of the big-name right-wing pundits are saying?
I say it’s because they know we’re too smart to do it.
All or nothing in the greatest electoral end run in history
Schiff, Schumer, Nadler, Pelosi and all their fart-sniffing lapdogs in the leftist media know damn well that the American people can identify trumped-up partisan hackery when they see it.
They also know that we realize this whole impeachment thing is just the latest in a long line of “total war” gambits the Democrats have pulled straight out of the Sun Tzu playbook.
On that point, I can’t see much evidence that anyone but policy wonks and Big Media pinkos are looking at this as a truly transformative event in American history, like the Nixon impeachment proceedings…
From what I’m seeing and hearing at street level, I think most people just look at it as business as usual in an increasingly polarized and hyper-partisan Washington.
That’s why the TV ratings have sucked (until the Republicans came on — then they soared), why the markets haven’t really reacted, and why the “remove Trump from office” polls have barely moved either way in four weeks.
Schiff and company also know that the American people realize that every president in history has done a little back-room arm twisting or wheeling and dealing to one degree or another…
And that even though this can be an ignoble aspect of international relations, it’s part of how the political sausage is made.
To be clear: I’m not saying that I think what Trump is accused of doing is right. I’m just saying that even if it proves to be true…
I don’t know if a whole lot of people think it rises to the level of a “high crimes and misdemeanors” offense that would warrant booting him out of office.
Especially in the midst of a roaring economy and market that’s putting America first internationally and putting a lot of money into everyone’s pockets domestically.
I also think Americans are smart enough to recognize extreme hypocrisy when they see it. Case in point: in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election — before they all discovered the Russia tree to bark up…
The sore losers on the left were bitching nonstop about how, for the second time in five election cycles, the GOP “stole” the presidency from a Democrat who’d won the popular vote.
They weren’t blaming the ignorance of the American electorate back then, when it turned out that most of them voted for Hillary Clinton…
They were praising the voters, declaring their majority will to be sacrosanct, and blaming the “antiquated” and “unfair” Electoral College for thwarting it.
But now all of a sudden that same American electorate can’t be trusted to do what’s best for the country once again?
That’s a crock of Schiff, and everyone knows it.
The bottom line is this: in a desperate attempt to take control of this country before the Republicans put any more points on the board…
The Democrats have painted themselves into a corner with an impeachment push that appears even more frivolous and partisan than the GOP’s over-reaching (though perhaps more technically valid) impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998.
Representative Al Green (D-TX) — one of the earliest voices to call for Trump to be ousted from office — perhaps best summed up the Democrats’ predicament when he said last spring, “If we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.”
That’s why they have no course of action now except to push forward, for better or worse, with the biggest attempted electoral end run in American history.
And it’s why I hope this impeachment saga stretches out for months — witnesses, whistleblowers, whatever. Let ‘em fight it out, I say, in broad daylight.
Because either we’ll find an actual crime or impeachable offense of an appropriate scale to remove Trump from office legitimately, as the Founders intended…
Or every registered voter in American will see the ridiculous and shameless lengths the Democrats have gone through attempting to create such an offense — and give a bunch of THEM the boot next election cycle.
Either way, the bad wood will be cut out, and our country will be better off for it.
Freedoms Editor, Whiskey & Gunpowder