Perhaps y’all have heard on the adage, “if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging”. The Democrat [Socialist] party has not adhered to this maxim, and therefore they find themselves in a deep hole, a serious dilemma. And what is utterly perplexing is that this dilemma is all their very own making.
If there is one thing the military instructs leaders, it is to never allow emotions to take over when engaged with your adversary. One should always think clearly, strategically, and get ahead of your opposition’s decision cycle. That has not happened in the last three years with the Democrat party.
No, even winning back the US House of Representatives has little to do with their policies or agenda. That was more of a failure of the Republicans, especially the Paul Ryan led House of Representatives. And in many of these races elsewhere, such as in Louisiana and Virginia, there has been a true lack of a focused ground game by the GOP. The progressive socialist left has taken advantage of such and exploited those gaps.
What has happened for the Democrats is that their emotional hatred of President Donald Trump did gain them some advantage, but it has also blinded them with unfocused rage. The result has been that, aided by a complicit leftist media, failed attempts to frame President Trump. And their hatred of President Trump has translated to a hatred of America…and open displays of their duplicitous hypocrisy.
The Democrats now find themselves of the verge of a second major strategic blunder.
The first one was the Mueller investigation which ended as a dud. Now, the left put their efforts into a flimsy case for impeachment based upon an innocuous phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s President Zelinsky.
For the past two weeks we have watched the charade of a hearing, more so an inquisition, controlled by an oft seemingly delusional, deranged, Chairman Adam Schiff. And it has been Schiff who has manipulated the rules of this entire episode to his emotion driven liking. Now, after these two weeks, we find out that this endeavor of impeaching President Trump was centered on hyperbole, conjecture, opinion, and hearsay. When directly asked about high crimes and misdemeanors, extortion, and bribery, well, it was a big tasteless nothing burger.
Now the progressive socialist left finds themselves in a serious conundrum, because of their emotional overreach. Even Nancy Pelosi is searching for some type of exit ramp strategy that will move beyond this failed endeavor yet somehow save face.
Pelosi is ruminating over holding a censure vote of President Trump in the House of Representatives. That will not, in any way, appease the bloodthirsty progressive socialist base that wants President Trump dragged out of the White House in shackles and cast into a deep dungeon. But, if Pelosi continues down this emotion driven path, the consequences could be rather catastrophic for the left, the Democrat party.
First, the left does not control the US Senate, any hopes of an impeachment conviction, which requires a 2/3d’s vote is impossible. What would happen is an embarrassing trial in the Senate for the left. We can expect to have witnesses called by the GOP controlled Senate such as Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Adam Schiff, Eric Ciaramella, and others.
As well, it would mean that Democrat presidential candidates, Senators Warren, Sanders, Booker, Klobuchar, and Harris would be relegated to sitting in chambers listening to this trial…not out campaigning. Of course, one fella would love that, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Just think about the revelations that would be revealed, none of which beneficial for the left.
And even with their hold on a compliant leftist media, the optics would still be damning. As well, if Speaker Pelosi takes the exit ramp from the whole kabuki theater, the leftist media will have their already lacking sense of credibility ruined…again.
Yes, the Democrats, driven by the emotions and rantings of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib find themselves in what we call in the military, “the horns of a dilemma”.
This is all compounded by the fact that we are looking at a Democrat controlled House of Representatives that has not passed a budget, will be the first in decades to not pass a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and has not moved on the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. They are a House of Representatives that has been on the wrong side of every major issue when it comes to our economy, illegal immigration, foreign policy, and national security.
And now, the left is already on defense doing their best to try and discredit the coming DoJ IG report, December 9th, and the subsequent testimony from the IG, Mr. Horowitz, on December 11th. Of course, they are employing their usual tactics of dismissal and condemning this as nothing more than “right-wing conspiracy theories”.
Did I mention hypocrisy already?
In closing, the greatest dilemma facing the Democrat party was evidenced this past week with yet another dubious debate of their presidential candidates. It has gotten so bad for the Democrats that they still have folks jumping into the race – former Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Even former President Barack Obama is chastising the Democrat party for going too far…really? And of course, the emotional driven progressive socialist left base turned their anger on him with incessant attacks.
If the Democrat nominee is a Joe Biden, or some billionaire Napoleon complex control freak such as Bloomberg, the leftist base stays home. If the Democrat nominee is an Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, the so called “moderates” will sit it out. Jill Stein is still out there trying to create a third party. And regardless of what he may think, Pete Buttigieg is not viable. He is a fence straddling politician with no experience, and we have been there before with a certain fella from Chicago.
Blinded by deep emotional hatred of President Donald Trump, the Democrat party finds itself in a dubious dilemma. They have dug a very deep hole of which it seems they will continue to dig. November 2020 could be a McGovern, Mondale, or Dukakis type loss for the Democrats…all their own doing.