With the collusion narrative finally behind us, there is a new nonstop narrative: President Trump is “unfit to govern” and should be impeached for obstructing justice.
Morning, noon and night the media pounded the collusion stuff into America’s consciousness, writes Daniel Henninger in the WSJ. And what was the conclusion from the Mueller report about the Trump campaign’s criminal complicity with Russia?
None, none, none, none, none, none, none and none.
All that is down the memory hole, now replaced with the story line that the second half of the Mueller report proves Mr. Trump “unfit” to be president.
He raged. He told lies. He told his people to lie. In short, he’s too odious to be president.
Even former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, with perfect absence of irony, now says Mr. Trump deserves to be indicted for obstruction of justice.
Since the fitness subject has been raised, Mr. Henninger asks: ”How ‘fit’ to govern the U.S. are Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke or Pete Buttigieg?”
Backing Wholly Irresponsible Policies
These presidential candidates propose or embrace policies with a wholly irresponsible cost in multi-trillions of dollars:
- Medicare for All
- The Green New Deal
- Massive college-debt forgiveness and free public-college tuition
Donald Trump’s $5.6 billion “wall” looks like fiscal austerity. Still, he’s the one beyond the pale of fitness.
Messrs. O’Rourke and Buttigieg, as far as anyone can tell, stand for pretty much nothing but personality. In their case the argument is that voters may now value celebrity over experience. So much for fitness to govern the U.S.
… fitness to govern looks to be in short supply in potholed New York City, homicidal Chicago, needle-park San Francisco and Baltimore, with its five police chiefs in the past five years.
All these cities, protectorates of Democratic governance, are filled with upscale progressives convinced Donald Trump is morally unfit to govern, even as they step around and over the mentally ill homeless lying abandoned on their sidewalks.
… there is a straight-line relationship between the country’s hyperpoliticized culture and why many people voted for Donald Trump no matter what. That is, what the left has done to the culture makes Mr. Trump’s persona largely irrelevant to them.
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