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

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A World of Hurt

With each passing day, the news gets worse for the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd who now recognize that they have opened a Pandora's Box by insisting that the government must investigate the Russian collusion fantasy. Their fervor is so intense that they honestly believe that a smoking gun will be found and Trump will be impeached for fantasy "crimes." Yet Pandora's box is full of very bad and often very incriminating news for the Dems. Roger Simon comments:
After years of non-stop virtue signaling as the party of "truth, justice and equality," the Democrats are slowly, inexorably being revealed to be the reverse. They are being hoisted on the petard of their own moral narcissism. It has made them blind.

So convinced of their own righteousness were they that it allowed them to participate in, even instigate, the subversion of our justice system to the extent of lying to and deceiving a FISA court in the name of what they assumed was "good." They did this in concert with people who claimed to be Republicans or "independents" working for that system in the supposedly noble cause of upending Donald Trump, before and after his election, but ended up being the deluded agents of government corruption the likes of which we have never seen in this country.

It comes down to something as crude as this: Trump's a bad guy, therefore I'm a good guy and can do or say anything I wish to destroy Trump. This is moral narcissism taken to a pathological extreme.

Practically with each passing day, as more and more largely arbitrary redactions are pried away from documents that were deliberately hidden from public view in the first place by endless stonewalling, the venality of their true motivations -- and of their cohort's actions -- becomes more evident.

The ramifications of that unmasking (note the word) will be more extensive than expected and will reach into every aspect of our culture, even to the last lines of liberal/progressive defense -- the media, entertainment and education. The results won't go in a straight line -- they rarely do. And many will remain true believers, no matter what. That's what true believers do. Their defenders will also become increasingly shrill as the wagons continue to circle. But the Democrats -- and I strongly suspect many of them are starting to realize it (hence that shrillness) -- are headed for a world of hurt.
I'm not sure that's the case. The Democrats trained hamsters in the mainstream media continue to ignore this scandal studiously. They have willingly jettisoned journalistic professionalism, omited important facts, ridiculed and character assassinated those who are doing honest and thorough investigations, and otherwise acted as the Dem's Praetorian guard.

And because the media, despite it's general dishonesty and blatant bias, continues to sway millions of opinions, the Democrats may once again escape punishment at the polls. They might win the mid-term elections in 2018; they might regain the House and/or the Senate; they might even impeach and remove Trump as a consequence. There's only one problem. Does a political party that has demonstrated repeatedly over the past year that it will stop at nothing to regain power actually deserve to regain power? And if it does, will the country be better off as a result?