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Monday, September 30, 2019

Pandora's Box

The Dems and their trained hamsters in the media have not yet reached "peak crazy," but they're hurtling toward it. Fast-tracking their impeachment inquiry in a desperate attempt to remove Donald Trump from office before the country votes in November, 2020 they will be met not by a gentleman Republican (think: Romney or McCain) who will accept Democrat accusations and vilification with grace, hoping that the public will see that conservatives are better people than their opposition. Rather, they will encounter Trump, a man who is perfectly willing to use equally vicious and combative tactics to defend himself and his presidency. It will get ugly and it will get there quickly.

The Dems don't seem to realize that they are vulnerable, very vulnerable. Their effort to remove Trump opens the door to inquiries that go back to Hillary Clinton's 'pay for play' grift while she was Secretary of State; the very questionable history of the DNC email hack; the Dems' multiple efforts to enlist the Ukrainians in taking down Paul Manafort and then Donald Trump; the soft coup attempt that enlisted senior executives in the FBI and national intelligence agencies, the failed efforts to promote a Russian collusion hoax, and much more.

Victor Davis Hanson offers the following predictions:
Impeachment, remember, will make the Kavanaugh hearings look like a seminar on etiquette, and so everything and anything can happen once dozens of unhinged leftists are unbound.

Be prepared for a half-dozen Christine Blasey Ford-type witnesses to pop up, and 20 or so unhinged Cory Booker-esque “I am Spartacus” performance acts, along with a whole slew of new Steele dossiers—all interspersed with breathless CNN bulletins announcing new fake news developments with “the walls are closing in” and “the end is near” prognostications. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is already reading fantasies to the House Intelligence Committee and passing them off as the text of Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s new president. Only after he was called on such absurdities did he describe his performance as a parody.

The Left is hellbent on impeachment and the absence of a case won’t matter. They do not care if they will sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

In the coming days, after all, we will probably learn that the whistleblower’s “Schiff dossier” was prepared by ex-Lawfare-type lawyers in service to House Democrats, who just needed a vessel to pass off the hit as a genuine cry of the heart, rather than a scripted attack with all the Steele dossier/Mueller report/Comey memo fingerprints: classification obfuscations, footnotes to liberal media hit pieces, pseudo-scholarly references to court cases, and lawsuit-avoiding, preemptive disclaimers about not actually possessing firsthand knowledge of any of the evidence, prepped hearsay, supposition, and the subjunctive and optative mood composition.

In a sane world, the impeachers would worry their charges that Trump forced Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to investigate his possible 2020 Democratic opponent Joe Biden might boomerang. After all, Trump never actually cut off Ukrainian aid. Nor did he outline a quid pro quo deal. Essentially he is accused of unduly asking a foreign president to clamp down on corruption in his midst going back to 2016. So what? Especially if there is something more to the strange antics of Hunter Biden and CrowdStrike.
In their frenzy to reach peak crazy, Dems have opened their own Pandora's box, a container filled with a proof of Democrat dishonesty, corruption, and yes, collusion, that will not reflect well on those who have opened it. They've decided that the political gutter is where they want to be. Okay then, let the games begin.