Is it just us, or is it getting awfully dramatic around here? While there are always a ton of unnecessary theatrics in the world of politics, the acting goes into overdrive at certain points in time. That’s about where we are in recent days, as the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has inspired some Oscar-worthy performances.
To recap, Sessions has been on the outs with President Donald Trump for some time, and the worst kept secret in the nation’s capital was that he was going to be replaced before too long. Now that the midterm elections are over, the president requested his resignation, and Sessions complied. Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, has been named as interim attorney general.
We can only presume that the Democratic National Committee had the talking points already drawn up and ready to be distributed in the event of Sessions’ firing, because it wasn’t too long before talking heads and Democratic politicians from coast to coast were parroting the exact same point. Let’s think that through for a second: how would it be possible for everyone on the left to have the exact same thought at the exact same time?
The answer is that it’s not possible – outside of a coordinated effort to control the narrative, that is. Check out a sampling of some of the ludicrous comments that were quickly making the rounds:
“What raises my concerns is a person that’s been so vocal against the investigation… now putting in charge a day after the election… I think that gives concern to every senator, Democrat and Republican. We are a country, rule of law is everything,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on CBS This Morning.
Manchin was also sure to work discussion of a “constitutional crisis’” into the conversation, as did these other leaders on the left.
“I’d say this, protecting Mueller and his investigation is paramount,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) while taking questions from reporters. “It would create a constitutional crisis if this were a prelude to ending or greatly limiting the Mueller investigation and I hope President Trump and those he listens to will refrain from that.”
“There is no mistaking what this means, and what is at stake: this is a constitutionally perilous moment for our country and for the President,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in a statement that absolutely no one asked for. “The firing of Jeff Sessions will be investigated and people will be held accountable. This must begin immediately, and if not, then a Democratic Congress will make this a priority in January.”
Hmmm. Call us crazy, but there seems to be an awful lot of similarities in what these three gentlemen had to say. That’s all just a coincidence though, right?
No, it’s not. However, it is a massive insult to the collective intelligence of our nation. Does the left honestly feel that their coordinated attacks on the commander-in-chief are anything but transparent to those not affected with Trump Derangement System.
Let’s clear up the confusion: there’s no constitutional crisis. The Mueller probe is not in jeopardy. As an aside, why on earth would the commander-in-chief be silly enough to give the left a piece of red meat by ending the probe?
The short answer is that it’s highly unlikely he would do that. That being the case, it’s beyond mind-numbing to hear various talking heads, pundits, and duly-elected Democrats sell the American people a phony bill of goods that suggests it’s a done deal.
In any event, the left will eventually move on as soon as another shiny object appears. Said another way, they need to find some more strands of pasta to fling at the wall, as this one just isn’t sticking.