Here’s the good news.
It’s 2017 and Republicans control the White House, the Senate, the House, and more statewide offices than you can shake a big bundle of fake news papers at. And, potentially soon, a Supreme Court that takes its guidelines from the Constitution not Das Kapital and the National Social Justice Party.
Here’s the bad news, Republicans are still Republicans.
The media throws some chum in the water and sits back and watches the bloody fun as Republicans go after Republicans for the entertainment of their enemies. Scandals are manufactured and then strategically aimed to divide and conquer Republicans. But the real target is the conservative agenda.
At the heart of the controversy over all these manufactured fake news scandals are two vital questions.
1. Was the last presidential election legitimate?
2. Should anyone to the right of the left be able to govern?
The left has answered “No” to both questions. The first question was answered in the negative because the second answer was “Never”.
Republicans have varied reactions to Trump. Leftists have only one reaction to anyone to the right of them. It’s the same reaction you get if you send an ISIS member into Temple Beth Shalom. If President Kasich were in the White House, you would be reading in the Washington Post how he singlehandedly brought back the Klan, causes bursitis, and is secretly doing the bidding of the Brazilians.
It’s a swamp of innuendo based on anonymous sources, investigations fed by illegal eavesdropping, scandals in which the outrage comes before the evidence, whose purpose is to overturn an election. These aren’t investigations. They’re a coup by the losing side that refuses to admit it lost a presidential election. The coup isn’t just aimed at President Trump or any single member of his administration.
It’s aimed at America, at democracy, and at any policy to the right of free entitlements and no freedoms.
If you believe in free speech, the right to keep what you earn, freedom of conscience, free elections, a free press, rule of the people by the people, Plymouth Rock, a little piece of paper out of Independence Hall, emancipation, reason, art, literature, history, and civil rights, the coup is aimed at you.
The three things that Republicans don’t get, in order of descending importance, are that the left hates anyone to the right, that it wants absolute power, and that it will do anything to destroy its enemies.
Yes, the left really hates you. It doesn’t care that you’re socially liberal and fiscally conservative or the other way around. It doesn’t care if you agree with it on 99.9% of the issues. It will still hang you from a lamppost in Portland or Berkeley because of that 0.1%. If you doubt that, look at how many Communists survived Stalin and Mao. Or how Joe Lieberman went from the vice presidential nominee to a right-wing extremist because he believed that terrorism was a bad thing, or how Joe Manchin is an honorary Republican because he does controversial things like vote to approve a president’s cabinet nominees.
There’s no room in the Democrat Party for democrats. There sure as hell isn’t any for Republicans.
The left is obsessed with political purity. It wants absolute power. There is no room in there for compromise. Either you are with them or you are the enemy. And fair game for anything.
There are two things at stake here. A conservative political agenda and free elections. Any complicity with the coup undermines both. If the results of a presidential election can be retroactively annulled by powerful political interests in the establishment and the media, we lose free elections. People stop voting. Many of those people will be conservatives, independents, or otherwise to the right of the left.
No conservative agenda will ever be passed without conservative solidarity. Until the left gets the message that it will never overturn the results of this last election, it will keep trying. Conservatives can squash this fascist fantasy only by making it clear that there will never be an impeachment and that they will respond to investigations the way that Rep. Elijah Cummings did to the investigation of Benghazi.
The leftist faction lecturing Republicans about decency, national security, and the rule of law punches political opponents in the face, creates back channels to Islamic terrorists in Iran, smuggles billions to fund their terror, and sends the IRS after political opponents. Is their moral authority worth anything?
Republicans can follow the rules and eat their own. And then maybe when they’ve hung each other to show what noble souls they are, the media will recognize their goodness. It’s never worked before. But there’s always a last time. Just ask the last man through the gulag gates.
[Editor’s note: this article first appeared at Sultan Knish .]