Democrats Becoming More Desperate...and More Dangerous
It appears that the long-running farce of an impeachment process may finally be coming to a well deserved end. On Wednesday, February 5, the impeachment without a crime will see the Senate voting yea or nay on the two articles. That vote will bring to a conclusion a three-year ordeal of continual lies, shredding of the Constitution, and malicious and unsubstantiated attacks. It will expose a long list of people who should be charged and prosecuted for various felony crimes including perjury, lying to federal investigators, fraud, and presenting false evidence to a federal court.
Betting parlors are not ruling out the Democrats going to their worn out playbook once again before the vote and "finding" another "bombshell witness" in an attempt to delay the vote and who, like all the others before him or her, will turn out to be a phony. The president's State of the Union address is the night before the acquittal vote. It is not hard to imagine the Democrats using that day to drop their "new witness" news to suck the air out of the SOTU news cycle.
Just like John Bolton, who miraculously remembered "important information" timed neatly with his book release, and maybe a new witness, the Democrats will use the new bombshell or shells to attempt to delegitimize the acquittal. No one will ask why someone needs to be acquitted of something that did not occur or, as charged, rise to an impeachable offense.
The bigger question is, where do the Democrats go from here? Even their own delusional polls show their candidates either losing to President Trump or ahead by low single digits, which, as experience bears witness, means they are really losing by double digits.
No leadership has emerged among their presidential field. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Each passing day demonstrates more clearly that there is not a leader among them. Biden is dropping like a rock. While some of the polls show Sanders to be rising, that is an illusion reflecting only the far, far left ideologues. Sanders is a grouchy old man with all the charm of Karl Marx. Imagine any electoral base pulling together for him. Warren, like Sanders, is completely lacking in any human likability factor and is nearly as far left. She has a tractor trailer load of credibility problems.
Collectively, the candidates have abandoned their voter base, and it is possibly too late to recraft a message and a candidate to address the chasm.
The Democrats are in a desperate position. It is nine months until the election. They have no presidential candidate and none in sight. They are not even close to a platform that appeals to the nation. They have no party leadership. They have been severely embarrassed by the clown show over the last three years. They have wasted three years with no legislative accomplishment, suffered defeat after defeat in their quest to bring down the president, been exposed as liars and frauds suffering from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome — and finally, the best they could do was bring a botched impeachment action based upon no crimes. After spending weeks trying to make their case, it took the president's lawyers about two hours to show their case for the sham it was. This puts many Democratic members of both the House and the Senate in additional jeopardy this fall.
With Trump touting a strong economy, low unemployment, increasing wages across all demographic sectors, and a long list of accomplishments, what will the Democrats promise? A better economy, more jobs, and higher wages? They are talking about killing key industries and imposing job-killing regulations. That is unlikely to excite voters. Traditional Democrat constituencies of blacks and Hispanics are moving toward the president because they see he has produced results for them and the Democrats haven't.
Excitement among voters in swing states for the president is higher now than it was in 2016. Look at the crowds he draws. Look at the Trump paraphernalia and stickers all over the place, and it's only February.
Right now, there is no path to victory for the Democrats. They are looking a landslide squarely in the eyes. If the election were held today, the Republicans would likely take back the House and a number of additional Senate seats.
The Democrats are desperate, and desperate people do desperate things. How desperate are they? Another Trump term with a solid Senate along with the House would, in their warped minds, be catastrophic. There will likely be two or more Supreme Court appointments. Trump would continue to reshape the federal judiciary to the point we see the restoration of the Rule of Law, prayer in schools, an end to political correctness, and maybe an end to Roe v. Wade. Order would be restored to immigration policy and much more. Democrat heads would simply explode.
The Dems we know are experts at cheating in elections, so expect more of that. This time, let's hope the Republicans are better prepared. They will attempt to move more illegal aliens in to vote, but the President has throttled the flow at the border, so there may be a smaller supply to work with.
Expect a continuing string of bogus accusations. This has become their go to move since the Gorsuch nomination. What will be next? Expect another impeachment attempt. Being the slow learners they are, they learned nothing from their current embarrassment, so they will double down.
Don't be surprised at continuing and escalating violence from the Sanders mob. They have shown they are zealots and capable of violence. As Sanders becomes more marginalized, as he will be, they will not react well. Expect false flag attempts, violence incited by the left to look like right-wing groups so they can blame the president and Republicans.
This is all before he wins. Just imagine what will happen after the inevitable landslide victory!
Dave Ball is a conservative political commentator and author. He is a frequent guest on talk shows and is an elected official and party office holder.