The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


In a continuation of the unhinged, nutty behavior being exhibited by almost every Democratic leader and a significant majority of the party's base, we now enter into a new realm. Best to consider their lunacy stepwise:
  1. The Dems have repeated their unsubstantiated, evidence-free allegations that someone, somewhere in the Trump campaign "colluded" with the Russians for many months.
  2. Now, they actually believe their own B.S.
  3. As a consequence of that wild-eyed belief, Senate leaders are demanding a "special counsel" to investigate allegations that only they have made—no crime, no evidence, no kidding.
  4. In essence, the Democrat Senate leaders are telling us that they have no faith in themselves or their colleagues, since the Senate has a bipartisan committee investigating the Russian connection.
  5. In addition, the Democrat Senate leaders are telling us they have no faith in the FBI, who is conducting the investigation of the allegations.
  6. But ... the Senate leaders are telling us they do have faith in their own allegations, even though they have no faith in their ability to investigate them.
It a lot like an Escher painting. Then again, no one every accused this crew of logical consistency.

The Dems want a "special counsel" because they really, really want this debacle to stretch into 2018 and beyond, crippling the Trump presidency and giving them an electoral advantage in the mid-terms. The editors of The Washington Examiner comment:
[Senate Minority Leader, Chuck] Schumer says he will try to block a new director of the FBI until Trump appoints a special counsel to investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

It's obvious what Schumer sees to gain from this effort. It pleases the liberal base and serves Schumer's broader purpose of crippling an administration, making it ineffective, and then reaping the electoral rewards of complaining against a president who can get nothing done.

The Left pompously describes its truculence, conspiracy theorizing, and obstruction as "resistance," which conveniently carries an echo of anti-Nazi activities during the Second World War, and thus tarnishes Trump just a little bit more.
It's a great political strategy—cynical, dishonest, and venal—but in its own way, it does work—just not for the country.


A rather harsh, but in my view 100 percent accurate assessment of all of this is offered by Patricia McCarthy:
The national media and the Democratic Party have gone stark raving mad over President Trump's election victory; they refuse to accept it. Their paroxysms of fury are evident all day long on every network and cable news outlet and every mainstream newspaper. Since Nov. 8, they have leapt like a swarm of remoras onto a whale proclaiming every little thing that they think might take the man down. Hillary's team concocted the "Russia collusion" hoax within twenty-four hours of her defeat. Everyone knows this! Hillary is the one with all the Russia connections; lots of them, all financially benefitting her personal foundation. They, the media, have come up with numerous other schemes with which to attack Trump: taxes, emoluments, tweets, family, even his ice cream servings.

The Democrats in Congress dutifully follow suit like Pavlov's dogs. They care not a whit whether their charges are based in fact. Hence, "fake news." The mainstream media folk invented it, this "resistance," and they are running with it, day after day after day. They devised the game plan, and they are sanctimonious in their defense of it. Like the Russia meme they keep peddling, they go at it from every angle in the pitiable belief that they can convince the American people that they elected the wrong person.
As I said at the conclusion of my post: "It's a great political strategy—cynical, dishonest, and venal—but in its own way, it does work—just not for the country."