And then there was no one.
Sane, that is. In the Democratic Party.
(Or awake, if they were trying to watch the Democrat impeachment managers in their monotonous assault on President Trump.)
Having just conducted a sham trial in the House, Democrats preemptively accused Senate republicans of plotting a “sham” trial. After refusing to let the president’s lawyers testify or even be given the courtesy of a recap of the day’s testimony, they demanded the power to select witnesses in the Senate. After hiding selected testimony and facts, they now, preemptively, accuse their Senate colleagues of doing the same.
After rushing through the House trial due to the “dire” threat they claim Trump poses to the country, they now berate the Senators who want to end the trial quickly. (The Democrats, apparently, now want the Senate trial to go on until election day in November, longer if Trump should be re-elected. More about that later.)
Every devious action (whether premeditated or spontaneous), every ruse, slight-of-hand, slur, slander, lie, unwarranted attack, baseless charge, rending of the Constitution, and instance of rude behavior in which Democrats have already engaged…they have, preemptively, accused Senate Republicans of planning to employ. They are trying to impeach the president, without charging him with a crime, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, though they themselves have blatantly abused their power, and are engaged in obstruction themselves: of the Senate, the Executive branch, whose sole responsibility it is to set foreign policy…and of the American people, by trying to oust a duly-elected president via a media aided and abetted coup d'état just months prior to another presidential election. They accuse the president and Republican Senators of a cover up, though they themselves are engaged in the greatest cover up in American history. The Clinton campaign funded the Steele dossier as an illegal and sinister form of election insurance. The years-long assault on Trump and his supporters has largely been carried out to deflect attention from that original sin-- and the corruption of passive-aggressive slime merchants such as John Brennan and James Comey. Democrats accused the Trump administration of collusion with Russia, when it was, demonstrably, the Clinton-Obama Axis of Evil that colluded with Russia—and anyone else that could further their interests, like the pathetically hypocritical and partisan mainstream media.
Continually engaging in despicable acts is bad enough but doing so while indignantly accusing your colleagues or opponents of those very acts is truly evil. Democrats are suddenly hawks on Russia, in high dudgeon that President Trump paused military aide to Ukraine for six weeks, yet were utterly unconcerned by Obama’s refusal to give aide to Ukraine for three years. Moreover, Trump has given actual armaments-- military hardware-- to Ukraine, whereas Obama sent little more than Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and blankets. Democrats purported to be enraged and astounded that Trump issued a “quid pro quo” to the Ukrainian government (which they later focus-grouped to “bribery” as too few likely Democrat voters knew what a quid pro quo was), yet are equally enraged and astounded that anyone could take issue with then vice-president Joe Biden threatening a representative of the Ukrainian government who had plans to question his son Hunter about his preposterous tenure with Burisma Holdings. Biden later literally bragged of issuing that quid pro quo, saying, “I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.” (A billion dollars in aide.) The prosecutor was fired.
So the farce rolls on, as Adam Schiff and company defile the Constitution and the very idea of a democratic republic. They look the American public square in the face and solemnly state: “We are not doing what we are doing, but the Republicans are…or will. You are not seeing what you’re seeing. You are not hearing what you’re hearing. And, anyway, if you disagree with us, you are not entitled to your opinion. Or your vote.”
Democrats have become progressively more progressive in recent years, and aggressively less tolerant of opposing viewpoints. They claimed that George W. Bush was not fairly elected back in 2000, and many claimed he was “not my president.” They claimed the only reason Trump won in 2016 was because of Russian interference. Yet it was they themselves who interfered in the 2016 election that they are still trying to overturn, even as they are, preemptively, interfering in the 2020 election.
Adam Schiff recently accused President Trump of “an attempt to use the powers of the presidency to cheat in an election,” adding, “For precisely this reason, the president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.” Read correctly, this is mind-boggling. What he is really saying is: “We can never again trust the results of a presidential election that a Republican wins.” So much for democracy and our two-party system.
If this republic is to long endure, it cannot allow this creeping tyranny to stand.