Sunday, October 6, 2019


Let's hope. From The American Thinker:
One way the Democrats could fulfill their dream of crippling President Trump (as opposed to simply running him out of office) would be to stampede the Republicans, to send them running wild-eyed for shelter from shouted accusations and piercing rays of adverse publicity. There is no shortage of weak-spined GOP officeholders, and it has happened many times before. The Dems had no reason to doubt that it would happen again. 
But it's not happening. Apart from the usual suspects such as Mitt Romney (Romney as Massachusetts governor was the sole politician to hold out against the Bulger brothers, but that was a long time ago), the GOP wall is holding firm, with no defector or weak sister of any significance. 
One example can be found in the confrontation between Indiana congressman Jim Banks and NPR's Michel Martin this past Wednesday. Martin was fulfilling NPR's unwritten charter of putting the wildest fringe leftist thinking into comfortable terms to make it acceptable to the denizens of the suburbs. Banks, a freshman representative who saw service in Afghanistan, wasn't having any. 
Martin was attempting to put across the accepted narrative about the Trump/Zelensky call — that Trump asked the Ukrainian president for dirt on Biden as a "favor," that he immediately turned the conversation to Hunter Biden, that there was a "quid pro quo," and so on, all backed up by her claim that she had the transcript "in front of her." Banks immediately cut to the chase on that, shutting down Martin with a single line: "... read the part of the transcript that would indict the president on high crimes and misdemeanors." 
Of course, Martin could do no such thing, and despite some further word games, that was the end of it, leaving myriads of NPR listeners clutching their worry beads in shock and alarm. 
Along with Elise Stefanik's bold defiance of the House Democratic elite, this is a serious indication that a new GOP is pecking its way out of the shell. Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, relentlessly hammered Chairman Adam Schiff over the lies and inconsistencies regarding the "whistleblower," ending with a demand that "he should immediately step down as chair." 
This is not your grandfather's — or even your uncle's — GOP. For generations, the GOP has accepted the role of the battered wife of American politics, cheated, beaten, and manipulated repeatedly with no response whatsoever. In fact, party officials — along with conservative spokesmen — have gone so far as to claim this as a virtue, in that being constantly humiliated in public was somehow keeping traditional values alive. (Read more.)

From Andrew Klavan at The Daily Wire:
The press is as clueless as their pet Democrats. Trapped inside their own echo chamber, they don’t know how ridiculous they sound to the rest of us. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin actually interviewed former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe in a weird attempt to debunk charges against McCabe’s FBI. Remember, these are the guys who seem to have engineered spy games against Trump on the basis of Russian disinformation paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. “You were one of the top officials who made sure the Russia investigation was opened. You were at the top levels,” said Brooke — as if that made him an expert instead of a possible perp. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

The one reason Congress does not attack one another with accusations is that it would leave them open for reprisals, so instead, they hide behind their righteous indignation.