Rule of Politics or Rule of Law?

What we see unfolding in Washington, DC verges on a constitutional crisis. Nothing less.

An entrenched political establishment is attempting to overturn the results of a U.S. presidential election. In doing so, they attempt to destroy a duly elected President of the United States because they disapprove of his conservative politics and his course manner. More importantly, the establishment senses an existential threat to its own privilege and entitlement, a threat in the form of a true outsider in the White House.

The DC establishment employs hyper-politicized agencies and authorities of the bureaucratic state — e.g. FBI, Justice Department, Office of Special Counsel — relying on the phalanx of a Liberal Media Complex to help promulgate their offensive.

As for the millions of voters who elected Mr. Trump in November 2016, the DC establishment is, in essence, telling these voters … We implored you not to support Donald Trump, to vote for Hillary Clinton or not vote at all. But you didn’t listen to us. Now you will see that what you want, and voted for, is ultimately irrelevant. 

The politically favored, such as Hillary Clinton, are given a pass; while political opponents, such as Michael Flynn, are publicly skewered, roasted and left with their lives in tatters. It harkens to the historic days of Empire, when Roman elites who failed to back a favored choice for Emperor could expect to have their property seized and their lives threatened, if not literally taken.

When all is politicized … all credibility is lost. And America becomes a nation dominated less by the Rule of Law than by the Rule of Politics.

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Sex and Cynicism Home to Roost

Earlier on these pages, I queried whether mega-producer Harvey Weinstein would be facing his hard-earned day of reckoning had his political ally, Hillary Clinton, won the presidency in 2016. For that matter, would actor Kevin Spacey? Or Senator Al Franken? Of course, Judge Roy Moore would be in trouble down in Alabama. He’s ultra-conservative and Republican. I digress.

The larger point is … Cynical, demagogic liberals are beginning to throw Hillary and Bill Clinton overboard. Because they can. The Clintons are no longer political kingmakers and unlikely (as in ‘no chance’) to enjoy such status again. When such a high-level coup occurs, so does collateral damage.

The even larger point is … It’s not as though we suddenly know things about Bill’s engaging in, and Hillary’s enabling of, sordid sexual imbroglios that were unknown prior to November 8, 2016, or even some twenty years before that. It’s just that one year ago, twenty years ago, when the Clintons held great power and influence, and, equally important, served the political needs of the liberal establishment in support of legal abortion and what have you, they were given a pass. Until now.

As former allies turn on the Clintons — very suddenly, it seems — there is the attempt to deflect away from said allies’ own hypocrisy, even so as to re-write history. For example, it is claimed that, in 1998, Republicans pursued charges of perjury against then President Clinton when they should have focused, instead, on the President’s sexual predations. That is poppycock!

Bill Clinton’s detractors condemned his sexual predations in 1998; even as his defenders in the Democrat party and the Liberal Media Complex rejected such condemnation, claiming, for instance, that Bill’s sexual dalliance with young White House intern Monica Lewinsky was “sex between two consenting adults” and, therefore, nobody else’s business. As for Mr. Clinton’s other accusers, they were roundly dismissed by establishment liberals as ‘tramps,’ ‘trailer trash,’ or otherwise lacking credibility.

Such obvious hypocrisies aside, getting rid of the Clinton’s now serves another deeply cynical purpose. The establishment left hopes to clear a pathway to President Donald Trump. After all, if sexual predators are dropping like flies in multiple industries and on both sides of the aisle, and if we now (better late than never, eh?) recognize the sex-related travesties of a former U.S. President, how can we ignore any sex-related charges conjured up against the current President?

It is easy to imagine this cynical ploy bandied about by establishment liberals … as they continue and intensify their quest to destroy a sitting President.

Who Really Won the Presidency?

They never saw it coming. Did they?

One year ago today, Hillary R. Clinton and the rest of the ‘Establishment’ (liberal or not) couldn’t imagine her losing the presidency to a crass vulgarian like Donald J. Trump.

So thoroughly had they bought into their own propaganda, so confident were they of Hillary’s pending victory, they did whatever they wanted (much of which we’re only now learning about), with little regard for the law or propriety, in order to humiliate Mr. Trump and bury him in an electoral avalanche.

At the end of election day, however, they were dazed, confused, lost, asking themselves: How could this man Trump survive such an overwhelmingly negative onslaught and emerge victorious?

They did not, and still do not, realize … that is the wrong question.

It was never about Donald Trump so much as it was, and remains, about the American people — specifically, those people fed up with an Establishment that lies to them in order to manipulate them; an Establishment that enriches itself on the backs of fed up Americans, many of whom are struggling to provide for their families and themselves.

On November 8, 2016, it was the American electorate who survived the Establishment’s onslaught of insults and negativity. Such Americans never lost their nerve, and never wavered in their disdain for their would-be overlords.

And that is why, in spite of himself, Donald J. Trump won the presidency.

Which Petard? … A Tough Call

Today’s big story concerns the big shift in the Russia-Clinton-Collusion narrative. That’s right. It’s no longer about Trump-Russia.

Now it’s Hillary, Bill, and a cabal of former Obama Administration officials taking center stage. And today’s story is multi-pronged. It involves potential corruption at the highest levels of the former administration, self-dealing by the Clintons (needless to say), and compromising America’s national security in the process.

For details … click hereand here.

Democrats and the Liberal Media Complex, who for the past year have promoted a ‘Russian collusion’ narrative, are being hoisted on their own petard(s).

And it’s going to get interesting.

What America Needs Is a Good Sense of Humor

How can you tell when someone has a good sense of humor?

Worth asking, given the extreme polarization in America these days. After all, it’s hard to poke someone in the eye when you’re sharing a good laugh. Am I right? It’s easier to appreciate the jokes, of course, when you’re the one writing them. And for decades, liberals in New York and Hollywood have been creating most of the funny stuff the rest of us have consumed via movies and television.

That means more often than not the joke is on the “stupid” Republican, the “heartless” conservative, or the “antiquated” values of middle-America. But, heh, Americans are used to that. Our liberal media have spent these past several decades training us — at least those of us who do not self-identify as liberals — to laugh at ourselves and our values. All the while, American culture erodes in an unrelenting deluge of deprecation.

Want to try something really funny? … Turn the tables by getting the liberal establishment to laugh at, say, Harvey Weinstein … you’ll be making light of sexual harassment. Or the lunatic ravings of Hillary Clinton on her self-vindication tour … you’ll be a misogynist. Or the many glaring hypocrisies of Barack Obama … you’ll be a racist. Hmmm … so, how does one get around this conundrum?

Nearly thirty years ago, Rush Limbaugh began doing his part on national radio, lampooning the left’s sanctimony, snobbery and sacred cows. He did it with humor and irreverence — traits liberals thought they owned — and the left went bonkers. They despised and tried to destroy Limbaugh. But he has thrived because he speaks with sincerity to a vast audience that New York and Hollywood have taken for granted. And what is his secret trick, the one so obvious that liberals cannot see it? Limbaugh has never laughed at his core audience … only with them, and that’s why they’ll never poke him in the eye.

Something similar is playing out in our polarized politics. When President Trump mocks and ridicules the establishment, even irreverently, so long as he laughs with his base, not at them, they will not abandon him. After decades spent laughing happily at themselves, they take in Mr. Trump’s irreverence like a breath of fresh air. And this drives the liberal establishment crazy. They cannot get their heads around this phenomenon, because these comic geniuses remain oblivious to a key ingredient in good comedy.

How can you tell when people have a good sense of humor?

When they can laugh at themselves.

It Isn’t Just Hollywood

Regarding the public flagellation of Hollywood uber-producer Harvey Weinstein, for his decades of allegedly horrid behavior toward women, there’s an elephant in the room. And it’s not a Republican. Some observations.

First, the entertainment industry has for decades treated sex and violence as commodities, to be exploited and marketed to their viewing public. Is it not ironic for those who monetize the objectification of women and men (but mostly women) to castigate anyone for not doing enough to empower them?

Second, where were these suddenly horrified people in the 1990s … the decade of ‘Billary’ … when the President of the United States was a serial predator of women, and quite possibly a rapist; and his greatest enabler was his wife, Hillary Clinton, who submitted to her husband’s humiliations, lied on his behalf, and intimidated his accusers … when instead of condemning the Clintons for their well-documented, horrid behavior toward women, liberalism’s self-appointed arbiters of morality gave the Clintons a pass (and still do) because they were ‘politically correct’ on abortion and what have you?

Third, would all of this be coming out now if Hillary had won the presidency last year? Would mass media be, by implication, putting the lie to Bill and Hillary’s own abuses if the Clintons had re-consolidated their power, with the breadth and might of the federal bureaucracy behind them? Would those whose business model monetizes objectification be blowing down their own house of cards if the Clinton money machine were still in full-swing, doling out political access, instead of relegated to the brink of irrelevance?

Just asking.

As Children Often Do

What do children, really little children, do when they don’t get their way?

Quite often, they throw tantrums: screaming, crying, kicking furniture, laying face-down on the floor, etc. in order to get what they want. We all know the drill because, at various times, we’ve witnessed this ultimate negotiating tactic of the very young and immature.

We see a similar phenomenon these days among Democrat politicians, the celebrity set, the Liberal Media Complex, assorted DC swamp-dwellers and denizens of social media — purportedly grown-ups, mind you — refusing to accept the fact that their preferred candidate lost the presidency.

The most immature brat of them all is the candidate herself, Hillary Clinton, currently touring the nation, whining, blaming, casting aspersions and otherwise setting a poor example for her emotionally fragile cadre.

One hopes, perhaps against hope, these dour souls can exhibit the emotional grace of at least a five-year-old, stop behaving so poorly, and get on with the business of governing, entertaining, reporting the news or clogging up the works … as their talents dictate.