History, it appears, is repeating itself — at least when it comes to the latest crusade to destroy Donald Trump and everyone around him.
The Russia hoax:
For nearly three years, the American people were warned that Donald Trump had been in cahoots with the Kremlin to rig the 2016 presidential election. Trump-Russia election collusion … dominated the attention of the ruling class and the entirety of the national news media. …
Hyperbolic accusations about the president, his family, and close associates were similar to accusations now levied against those associated with the so-called “insurrection” said to have been incited by Trump: Russia collusion, like the four-hour disturbance at the Capitol on January 6, rendered Trump a traitor, a threat to democracy, a wannabe dictator, a psychotic cult leader, and a menace to global security — to name just a handful of the more outlandish claims.
Democrats sang Christmas carols and lit candles in honor of Special Counsel Robert Mueller; it only was a matter of time before Mueller’s posse of partisan attorneys dragged Trump out of the Oval Office in handcuffs and arrested him for conspiring with Vladimir Putin to defeat Hillary Clinton, they believed.
Then, disaster. Forced by William Barr, Trump’s new attorney general, to conclude his two-year fishing expedition, Mueller finally issued his long-awaited report in April 2019: “[The] investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
Mueller never was going to find proof of Trump-Russia election collusion and everyone in Washington knew it. The final confession came as a shock only to the millions of brain-dead Americans deceived by professional liars such as Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
To soften the blow, Mueller’s team instead pivoted to suggestions that Trump likely obstructed justice on numerous occasions, all in situations related to the president’s attempts to stop the destructive witch hunt against both him and his advisors, including former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. …
The insurrection hoax:
While the courts sort out the legalities of the obstruction charge, it appears as though — as with the Russia collusion hoax — Democratic voters, NeverTrump Republicans, and the news media are in for another major disappointment with another obstruction consolation prize.
In a dramatic reading of texts between Mark Meadows, Trump’s last chief of staff, and a few Fox News hosts, Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) warned the messages were the “smoking gun” to prove the president was responsible not for inciting an “insurrection!” — an accusation made on a near-hourly basis for almost a year — but for obstructing a perfunctory government ceremony.
“Did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress’ official proceedings to count electoral votes?” Cheney asked during this week’s meeting of the January 6 select committee.
So, that’s it? After all the overheated, dangerous rhetoric about an insurrection and accusations that Trump and his supporters tried to overthrow the U.S. government on January 6, the crime they actually committed is . . . obstruction?
The “worst attack since the Civil War,” as Joe Biden insisted, a terror attack comparable to 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing, as Attorney General Merrick Garland claimed, now is downgraded to interrupting Congress for a few hours? A “gleeful desecration of . . . our temple of democracy,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lamented, is nothing more than an annoying disruption of congressional business?
Insurrectionists are merely obstructionists?
Cheney is enjoying her newfound place of affection within the corporate news media and Democratic Party, factions that for years considered her father a war criminal. Acting as a useful idiot for Biden and Pelosi, Cheney nonetheless just set the stage for the latest letdown; Trump won’t be charged with insurrection or treason or sedition but perhaps only with obstruction.
Imagine where the left would be without massive partisan support from most of the media. Their lies and nonsense would be quickly seen through, and the politically correct fantasies would never take root — instead of hijacking debate and half the population for years at a time. The left would have to argue their case on its merits, and society would be so much healthier.
As for Jan. 6, the only actual effect on Congress was to cancel the scheduled two hour debate on election cheating. Funny that.
The debate on election shenanigans was never held in the courts, never held in Congress, and was dismissed before it even began in the mainstream media — preemptively “debunked.” Today polls say about a third of the US electorate are pretty sure than Biden won only by cheating. That the left don’t want to talk about it — and desperately want to shut it down — indicates their guilt.