Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove and The Other McCain for the Rule Five links!  Happy (hah) Tax Day, and watch this space later today for a commentary on taxation by my own dear Mrs. Animal.

Moving right along, last Saturday saw this piece from American Thinker’s John Leonard.  Excerpt:

In 1972, Republicans were caught using former CIA operatives to spy on their political rivals. In 2016, Democrats have now been caught using active FBI and senior Department of Justice employees to spy on President Trump. It is no longer debatable whether or not it happened, because A. G. Barr just told us it happened. The only question that remains is whether or not they had any sort of justifiable reason for doing so, except that question seems to have already been resolved by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, because his report found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. In fact, the opposite appears to be true — it looks as if federal agencies conspired with foreign governments to entrap peripheral members of the Trump campaign.

Heads need to roll. Maybe even literally. This appears to the crime of sedition, the act of conspiring to incite rebellion against the authority of our government. If it could be proved that a foreign government had been involved in the conspiracy, the crimes involved might even rise to the level of treason. Sedition is bad enough. 

At the heart of the Watergate scandal was a bungled burglary. No one got hurt. If Nixon hadn’t tried to obstruct justice, his presidency might have survived the scandal. Watergate is about to become ancient history because it pales in comparison to what the Obama administration just did. Innocent American citizens have had their lives destroyed in a criminal attempt to topple the Trump administration.

Astute and comprehensive as Mr. Leonard’s piece is, there’s one thing he misses, except as a remark in passing in the conclusion:

Will there be a patriot in the Democratic Party with the courage to paraphrase the same question Howard Baker posed about Watergate in 1972: “What did the President know, and when did he know it?”

The answer, of course, is “No.  Nobody from the Democratic side of the aisle, neither electee, appointee or staffer, will raise any doubts as to President Obama’s involvement or lack thereof.  The Dems are nothing if not unified, and no matter how much evidence is presented, no matter how overwhelming the proof is against the perpetrators of the entire Fusion GPS scandal, no matter who comes forward as a whistle-blower, they will unflinchingly stick up for The Side, no matter who gets hurt, no matter how much damage it does to the country.”

I will give the GOP credit for one thing:  Generally, when a Republican pol says or does something egregious, or even something that can be perceived as egregious, the GOP smacks him down.

But the Democrats have junior members right now saying all manner of stupid things, taking all manner of stupid positions, and the rest of the party closes ranks around them.

Mark my words:  Nothing will come of this.  No one will go to jail; no one will have to face a grand jury; no one’s career will be ruined.  Equal treatment under the law in this nation is dead, and has been so for some time.

I could be wrong – I’d love to be wrong – but I don’t think I am.