Of all the tired Democratic tropes, perhaps the most grating is that conservatives will eventually find themselves “on the wrong side of history.”
It’s a thinly veiled threat to get in line lest you be remembered, decades or centuries from now, as a lowly bigot the likes of Jefferson Davis or George Wallace (both of whom were Democrats, coincidentally).
Of course, such thinking is shortsighted, even for today’s impulsive left. First, it assumes all change is necessarily progress when nothing could be further from the truth; from the rise of the Nazis in Weimar Germany to Mao’s Cultural Revolution, history is rife with radical change that ends poorly. Second, even today’s most woke progressives may one day find themselves in the crosshairs of unchecked progressivism, as simply eating meat or driving a car could soon be considered unforgivable acts by a radical left constantly in search of new extremes with which to prosecute the American mainstream.
But let us assume the future doesn’t unfold quite like the Democrats think it will, and the world of tomorrow isn’t the liberal dystopia they long for. Such a scenario may mean the modern left finds itself on the wrong side of history. And their representatives in Congress will lead the way, as the antics of today’s Democratic Party will be viewed as tyrannical by the future’s fair-minded historians.
If fascism is rule by fear, then no one fits the bill better than the leaders of modern liberalism. Recall their absurd, hysterical claims that accompanied the last election.
Hillary Clinton warned of Donald Trump “plunging us into war” and facilitating an economic downturn, stating that “Economists on the right and the left and the center all agree: Trump would throw us back into recession.”
Rather, we have witnessed a gangbusters economy the destruction of ISIS, and the humbling of an out-of-control Iran. Yet three years later Nancy Pelosi is recycling the same paranoid cliches to scare Americans away from prosperity, telling a CNN Town Hall that “civilization as we know it today is at stake” in the 2020 election.
It’s as if every day since Trump won the nomination has been October 30, 1938, when Orson Welles threw hordes into a panic by taking to the airwaves to read the famous science fiction novel “War of the Worlds.” Convinced an actual Martian invasion was taking place, Americans allegedly resorted to “mass stampedes” and “suicides.”
House Democrats are so desperate to regain the Presidency this November that they are daily concocting equally fantastical claims to frighten the public into supporting their laughable impeachment scam.
At least Welles could claim his actions were an honest mistake. The Democrats can do no such thing, as they’ve made clear their intentions to impeach Trump since he took office, no matter the cause.
Mark Zaid, the lawyer for the so-called “whistleblower,” infamously tweeted about plans for “impeachment” and a “coup” in 2017, and Democratic phenom Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib proclaimed “We’re going to impeach this mother******!” mere hours after taking office in January of 2019. Both of these episodes took place well before Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which formed the basis for the Democrats’ impeachment case.
It’s hard to imagine such a premeditated political assasination faring well in hindsight. But it will pale in comparison to their most recent antics, which have dragged America’s legislative branch, already a body of specious character, to unforeseen ethical depths.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once insisted that any eventual impeachment proceedings would need to be bipartisan. Such an action was simply so “divisive,” she preached, that the President wasn’t “worth it.” But when her impeachment “inquiry” failed to garner a single Republican vote, Pelosi’s bipartisan pledge proved more fleeting than a feces-free sidewalk in San Francisco. She persisted, as they say, to continue her little exercise in the form of public hearings, which can only be described as profane attacks on the American citizenry’s intelligence.
House Democrats unashamedly used taxpayer money and their allies in the mainstream media to provide a public forum for partisan bureaucrats to demonize Trump’s Ukrainian strategy, seemingly ignorant of the fact that dictating foreign policy is the job of the President, not the State Department. If that wasn’t enough, we were then subjected to the schizophrenic Constitutional fantasies of a host of proudly liberal legal “scholars” with no first-hand knowledge of Trump’s phone call with Zelensky.
It would be offensive to kangaroos to label the impeachment proceedings a “kangaroo court,” and it’s hard to imagine the Founding Fathers looking favorably down upon the morphing of their beloved institutions into a three-ring circus. If anything they are patting themselves on the back for making impeachment so difficult, and I’ll bet the house that future legal scholars find their logic sound.
The American people certainly seem to. After all of this drama they remain unconvinced; a recent CNN poll found that those opposing impeachment outnumbered those supporting it by 47 to 45 percent.
This dismal failure to deceive the electorate has momentarily stalled the Dems’ pathetic little coup. Despite insisting that haste was critical to the impeachment process, Pelosi now refuses to send the articles to the Senate and begin the trial phase of the proceedings.
As George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley noted at The Hill:
“We have never had this type of bicameral discourtesy where the House uses articles of impeachment to barter over the details of the trial. Just as the Senate cannot dictate the handling of impeachment investigations, the House cannot dictate the trial’s rules.”
But the circus is likely far from over, as the Democrats have proven time and again their dedication to usurping the electoral process.
And history is rarely kind to those whose lust for power outweighs their allegiance to the rule of law.