Let’s assume, as a thought experiment, that I’m a cold-blooded bastard who will stoop to anything to seize political power. That I’m an American Democrat, 2020 edition, in other words. Right now I’m hurtin’ for certain. A quick review:
The “Russia-gate” stuff failed, in large part because it seemingly had no object. As we now know, “Russian hacking” was a fantasy concocted by Hillary’s people in the dead of night on November 9, 2016. It was a desperate ego-salving move, nothing else. “No no, your thighness, you’re not a deeply unlikeable weirdo who ran one of the all-time tin-eared campaigns. Ok, maybe you were, but you still would’ve gotten away with it, if not for those meddling
kids Russians!” The Media ran with it, of course, because they’re somehow even dumber than Hillary’s people — I know, I know, I’m baffled too, it seems to defy several important laws of physics — but you could tell their hearts really weren’t in it. But even they’re not stupid enough to keep pushing it too hard, knowing, as they had to, that actually investigating “Russian interference in the election” would lead right back to Hillary.
But hey, never let a crisis go to waste, as Rahm Emanuel says. Russia-gate wouldn’t have eliminated Trump by itself, but it’s a start… so they piggybacked this Ukraine business on it. This, too, seems to have been intended as a head fake. They knew they weren’t going to be able to impeach Trump over it, but they could muddy the waters enough to stymie his agenda and prevent his reelection.
The problem, of course, is that the Democratic Party is full of mentally ill fools like Adam Schiff. Guys like that can’t just recite their lines on cue; they have to believe. Schiff was and is a true believer. I have no doubt that Pelosi et al sat him down at some point and told him the unvarnished truth — i.e. that it’s all a bought-and-paid-for DNC op — but that’s like telling the UFO cultist the aliens haven’t arrived. He just dug in all the harder, such that Nancy et al’s bluff was called.
And impeachment failed too, as everyone everywhere knew it would. The political class is what it is — they take care of their own, such that I don’t think it’s actually even possible to successfully impeach a sitting president (yeah, I honestly think Nixon could’ve brazened it out. He probably didn’t have the emotional wherewithal to endure the process, but he could’ve toughed it out on “facts”). As I wrote the other day, if you can’t get a guy who muses on the definition of “is” in front of the nation’s highest tribunal, while the whole world’s watching, you can’t get anyone.
So what’s left? In no particular order, I can think of a few options:
Publicly ramp up calls for political violence, especially targeted at the President. As hard as this is for normal folks to believe, y’all ain’t seen nothin’ yet. You might think the Democrat / Media complex long ago lost whatever was left of their tiny little minds, but trust me, we’re not even close to full-on insanity. I spent a long time in academia; I know from Leftist lunacy. Where the Democrats / Media are now, the campus Left was with George Bush. The first one. Kubler-Ross-wise, the Democrats / Media are still in denial; you’ll know it when they hit “anger.”
Actually initiate political violence themselves. This seems unlikely on its face, as politicians are all mincing little flowers. But never forget that they’re also extremely stupid mincing little flowers. If you can’t see Chiquita Khrushchev throwing a molotov off a barricade somewhere in the Bronx, you haven’t been paying attention.
Coronavirus. We know that one of Diane Feinstein’s people was a ChiCom spy from way back. Hell, the Dems have been in the People’s Liberation Army’s pockets since the Clinton years. And I for one am not ready to dismiss the idea that coronavirus was a bioweapon out of hand. Even if it’s not, though, I’m sure the ChiComs have lots of samples of the stuff on hand. I bet they’d be more than willing to let some of it loose around election time, for a few small considerations….
Starting a war. Again, a Bill Clinton specialty. And Barack Obama used to hang out with Soleimani, fer chrissake. You don’t think Nancy et al have a few terrorists on speed dial?
Personally, I don’t rate any of these as extremely likely. Not because the Dems aren’t cold-blooded enough to pull them off — “human decency” hasn’t been in the same room as the American Left since Woodstock — but because they’re incompetent, corrupt, and so very, very dumb. The likeliest scenario, in my opinion, is that they’ll let things meander on their way to Milwaukee, hoping that the Bernie Bros will be too baked on recently-legalized weed to actually start anything. Betting on things to stay the same is a sucker bet.. but betting on suckers to take a sucker bet is a sure thing.
Still, I wouldn’t rule anything out. Interesting times ahead.Loading Likes...