The only thing weaker than today’s Democratic left-wing agenda is its group of “unlucky candidates.” And one of those Democratic presidential contenders will be expected to run on it, observes Victor Davis Hanson in American Greatness.
22 Months and $34 Million Later, No Collusion
Both the Mueller and Horowitz investigations confirmed that even the partisan and warped FBI “Crossfire Hurricane” intrigues could find no Russian-Trump collusion.
And yet the House impeachment managers cannot finish a sentence without exclaiming “Russian collusion,” as if it has now transmogrified into some exotic foundational myth.
Impeachment Started the Week Trump Was Inaugurated
Obama Administration holdover and then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates targeted Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn, with the fossilized Logan Act and began to resist Trump’s executive orders.
An Ivy League Expert out of Central Casting
Soon Trump opponents sued Trump under the equally ossified Emoluments Clause in the Constitution. In no time, Democrats were seeking to remove Trump as mentally unfit under the 25th Amendment. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein contemplated rounding up cabinet members to declare him insane and the requisite Ivy-League “expert” was pulled out of central casting to diagnose the never-examined patient Trump in absentia as crazy.
Meanwhile, fired FBI Director James Comey leaked confidential memos of conversations with the president, in an admitted—and successful—bid to secure a special counsel to investigate Trump for “Russian collusion.”
What Next in the Never-Ending Impeachment Frenzy
- Another Stormy somewhere?
- A follow-up to Operation Crossfire Hurricane?
- Tax returns redux?
- Whistleblower 2.0?
- Another New York Timesanonymous op-ed resister?
- Bob Woodward’s sequel?
- More leaked phone calls?
- Another impeachment hearing, and another impeachment vote?
- Schiff’s new version of a presidential call?
- One more Ivy League psychiatrist distance-diagnosing Trump as nuts?
- An emoluments clause do-over?
- More FISA warrants?
- A newly discovered Trump phone call to Poland, Romania, or Mexico?
- Colonel Vindman’s twin?
The Weakest Field of Democratic Candidates since 1972 or 1984
Joe Biden offers the only chance of winning the Midwest swing states. Yet he seems to be aging on the campaign trail exponentially, with 10 more—and more frantic—months of campaigning ahead.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) can certainly be nominated, but he cannot win, because the country knows that he would end the United States as we have known it.
The scold Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), sanctimonious Pete Buttigieg, and chameleon billionaire Michael Bloomberg can only make the primary race interesting.
A Look at the Democratic Platform
- The “Green New Deal”
- A wealth tax,
- Medicare for All
- Tuition debt cancellation
- Higher income taxes
- Veritable open borders, an end to deportation and perhaps ICE as well
- A leftwing version of Obama’s failed foreign policy
Strongest Economy of the 21st Century
The Trump effort to stop illegal immigration and thus empower entry-level American job seekers, to fast track energy development, expand deregulation, recalibrate asymmetrical trade, and avoid expeditionary wars abroad have led not just to the strongest economy of the 21st century, but to a different sort of economy based on the idea of full-employment, energy independence, and changing the role of government from obstructer to promoter of free enterprise.
Few politicians could physically endure the “invective, hate, and furor” aimed at Donald Trump and his family over the last three years, writes VDH. Trump has had to deal with “negative media coverage, moles in the executive branch monitoring his every breath, and an unhinged opposition whose reason to get up in the morning is to end Trump.”
More from VDH here.