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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Contentless Smear

Over the past 2.5 years, the Democrats and their trained hamsters in the media have insisted that Donald Trump is a traitor to his country, that the "racist, white-supremacist, lawless" president, elected by over 60 million people who must also be racist-white supremacists, sold us out to the Russians, who with super-powers heretofore unknown throughout the universe, toppled the mighty Dems and Hillary Clinton and caused Trump to win an election.

At best, this narrative is the stuff of mass hysteria and delusion—a fantasy driven by overwhelming disappointment that an election that was theirs for the taking evaporated before their eyes. At worst, the Dems and their trained hamsters in the media understand full well that their claims are nonsense, but in a vicious and unprecedented attempt to unseat an elected president, they proceed with the narrative, doubling down over and over again as the narrative is shredded by real-world evidence. The only collusion was between the Clinton campaign and Russian sources along with various intelligence sources within the United States who conspired to effect a soft coup against an elected president. To the Dems horror, there'll be a lot more on that in the coming months.

Yesterday, the Dem's fantasy collided with reality, as when that happens, reality wins. Every. Time.

John Kass summarizes the now infamous Mueller hearings conducted by the Democrats yesterday:
There must have been a point in the Robert Mueller hearings when the big thinkers of CNN and MSNBC curled up on the floor in fetal positions and began breathing into brown paper bags, trying to remain calm.

Breathe. Collusion. Breathe. “Did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.” Breathe. Ted Lieu? Breathe.

Those paper bags popped in and out, out and in, when Democratic media wizard David Axelrod and Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe pronounced the Mueller hearings an unmitigated disaster for their side. And Donald Trump puffed himself up to crow.

“The Democrats had nothing,” the president said after Mueller’s testimony. “And now they have less than nothing.”
The Dems, of course, doubled down yet again, suggesting that impeachment was just around the corner and that because Mueller didn't "exonerate" Trump, he's guilty. Funny, no one "exonerated" Hillary when she admitted to destroying evidence in an on-going investigation of her private server, but somehow the Dems didn't draw the conclusion that she was guilty. Oh well, that was then ...

Kass continues:
[The hearings were] clearly unfair to Mueller. It was as if you were watching an aging uncle sitting helplessly in a dentist’s chair for a root canal, his one foot kicking.

He wasn’t confident in his knowledge of his own report, which was clearly staff-driven, not Mueller-driven, and having his lawyer sworn in, sitting next to him, ready to help, said as much.

Republicans pounced. Democrats flailed. Privately, those Democrats on the Judiciary and Intelligence committees should be flailing in range of their chairmen, Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff, who wanted these hearings just for the sound bites they might provide.

Mueller and the Democrats were the losers in all this.
But double down was the word of the day. In the second hearing, as if to try to salvage the morning disaster, inveterate liar Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) did what he does best, using lies and innuendo in a pathetic attempt to look sage and competent. The editors of the Wall Street Journal comment:
As ever, the lowest moment came from the reliable Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, who revved up the demagoguery to accuse Mr. Trump of “something worse” than “criminal” behavior: “disloyalty to country.” If you don’t have the facts, obfuscate with a general, content-less smear.
But contentless smears have been the Dems' M.O. over the past 2.5 years. Why should they change tactics now?