Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Daley Gator, Pirate’s Cove, Flappr, Bacon Time, and The Other McCain for the Rule Five links!

Now then: Could Donald Trump’s current New York trial screw up the election?  I’m inclined to doubt it, but let’s take a look at what The Free Press’s Eli Lake has to say about it.

When Donald Trump was indicted last year by Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg, I was skeptical. The indictment alleged that the 45th president had falsified payments to his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, by classifying them as legal fees when in fact it was reimbursement for hush money to the porn star known as Stormy Daniels.

As the trial has unfolded over the past two months, Daniels has testified that Trump had sex with her at Lake Tahoe in 2006 and didn’t wear a condom or display much sexual endurance. Cohen testified that he dutifully made the payments to Daniels on Trump’s behalf because he was “knee-deep in the cult of Trump.” Former senior Trump aide Hope Hicks has testified to the lengths the 2016 campaign and Trump White House went to suppress stories of the former president’s past sexual scandals.

My take: None of the above will matter. We have the testimony of a porn star and a serial liar, neither of which is worth a punctured damn. But Mr. Lake has this to add:

Costello on Wednesday summed up the dangers of Bragg’s folly. “In the Trump case, they are seeking a conviction by any means necessary,” he said. “They do not care if it is overturned on appeal because that will likely not happen until after the election. In the meantime, they will have effectively interfered with the 2024 presidential election and perhaps influenced some voters because of an ill-gotten conviction.”

In other words, Alvin Bragg is destroying our democratic system in order to save it. 

It’s a long way to November, but my guess at this point is that they could fling Trump into prison Wednesday morning and it won’t change things.  Not only is Joe Biden helplessly incompetent and non compos mentis, but there is nothing in the Constitution to prevent a man sitting in a prison cell from being elected President. It’s a little more complicated question as to whether he could pardon himself and walk out the door, but he could be elected. And every thing – every thing – the Left has thrown at Trump has just made him stronger, and his poll numbers keep going up.

It’s a long way to November. But it’s going to be fun to watch.