Wait a minute: Joe Biden beat Donald Trump; Democrats hung on to control of the House of Representatives; Democrats regained the majority in the Senate. Things have been looking pretty good for the Democrat Party since November, right?
Not so much. Their party has run into some pretty significant roadblocks. And they’re not too happy about them.
Impeachment for political theatre was squashed, the Never Trump Lincoln Project further imploded when it was reported its leaders knew about the sexual harassment allegations against co-founder John Weaver, and the petition to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom D-Calif. reached 1.5 million signatures which was the number of signatures needed to trigger a special election.
Wait: there’s more!
The Donald Trump Charlottesville rhetoric lie was debunked again, and now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a bipartisan onslaught from lawmakers after a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) request showed as many as 9,000 COVID-19 infected patients were sent to nursing homes under his directive, resulting in one of the nation’s worst COVID scenarios.
Yep, it seems that while the Democrat Party should be in Hog Heaven things are not going so smoothly, especially in the last week or so. They should be flying high. But the realities of Washington D.C. have kicked them in the butt.
On Saturday, former President Donald Trump was acquitted in impeachment proceedings for the second time in two years, 57-43 in the Senate. It was the outcome most Americans knew was coming for weeks — and one that only adds fuel to the left’s endless disdain for the 45th president.
While seven Republicans and two independents voted to impeach Trump with the Democrats, they still ended up 10 votes short to achieve the grand number of 67.
Those in favor of impeachment tried to push the narrative that Trump incited the violence at the Capitol on January 6, regardless of the fact that The New York Times documented people were already rioting 20 minutes before his speech even began.
Impeachment may be over — unless Democrats in Congress unconstitutionally try yet again — but the left’s obsession with Trump will not end. The blue check marks on Twitter were having a difficult time coping with the expected news on Saturday.
Along came trouble in the “Lincoln Project” neighborhood.
In January, journalist Ryan Girdusky broke a story about Never Trump political action committee (PAC) The Lincoln Project’s co-founder John Weaver. Girdusky talked to dozens of young men who alleged sexual harassment and misconduct towards young conservatives Weaver and abusing his power. A week later, Weaver resigned and admitted to the allegations.
On Friday, Steve Schmidt, co-founder of The Lincoln Project and a former senior campaign advisor to John McCain’s presidential campaign, also resigned. Schmidt claims to have known about Weaver’s misconduct and made his release on Twitter.
“I am resigning my seat on the Lincoln Project board to make room for the appointment of a female board member as the first step to reform and professionalize the Lincoln Project,” Schmidt said.
According to several Lincoln Project employees, leadership at the PAC knew about 10 of the allegations against Weaver in June 2020. The organization intentionally concealed this information.
Now former employees at The Lincoln Project have demanded immediate release from the non-disclosure agreements they were all required to sign when Weaver was at the company, to inform the public about more details. Schmidt also came under heavy scrutiny after going on a tirade on Twitter and inappropriately posting screenshots of a direct message conversation between co-founder Jennifer Horn and a reporter from The 19th working on a damning story about the anti-Trump organization.
More bad news continues for the left from the “Left” Coast.
The petition to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached 1,509,000 signatures last Friday — the minimum needed to lead to a special election. By March, the recall effort has to have received 12 percent of signatures from Californians, which will then be vetted by the California secretary of state.
Rescue California is the non-profit that is operating the recall drive. The manager of the campaign Anne Dunsmore when questioned about the recall drive said, “This is a citizen movement, this is not a political movement,” Dunsmore said. “We’re pursuing a political process to fix the problem for sure, but this isn’t a Trump versus Biden thing.”
According to Dunsmore, the intensifying of the recall effort comes after totalitarian lockdowns Newsom instituted in California throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, endlessly changing the rules to fit an obviously partisan perspective. Newsom was found hypocritically dining at The French Laundry — an exclusive and very expensive gourmet restaurant in Northern California — in December of last year, days after “pulling the emergency brake” on state reopening implementation plans and instituting new lockdown rules.
The Republican National Committee donated $250,000 to the recall efforts, as Newsom looks more and more probable to defend his rule to voters quite soon.
Remember the Charlottesville, Virginia related attacks by the left against President Trump for stating that in that violent demonstration, there were “fine people on both sides?” Since those protests in Aug. 2017, Democrats have continually pushed the false narrative that President Trump said there were “fine people” on both sides, referring to white supremacists. This has been debunked many times by non-leftist media sources, and was given the national attention it deserves on Saturday during the impeachment trial by lead defense attorney David Schoen.
After playing a clip that corporate media used to manipulate the public, Trump says the following: “You have people, and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazi’s and white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally, but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazi’s and white nationalists…”
The former President went on to say that there WERE two groups there for good causes: one to protest the removal of a cherished monument and one there to support that removal. Those groups were simply there to protest. The “gang” that broke the peaceful protests up were NOT good people. And, yes, they were white supremacists. And Democrats in showing the footage at the impeachment trial conveniently deleted the part in which Trump thoroughly explained his meaning.
So much for the left’s infatuation with calling Trump a racist because of this purposeful editing botch.
Believe it or not, the week got worse for Democrats back on the East Coast.
What conservative media outlets have reported on for months is finally being accepted by those on the left. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), sent as many as 9,000 COVID-19 infected elderly patients back to nursing homes, which led to high rates of deaths in his state among the elderly.
On Friday, Cuomo’s top aide released a statement acknowledging that the office delayed reporting on fatality data because of concerns that it was “going to be used against us.” A court order and New York state attorney general report showed in the last few weeks that the total nursing home fatality rate is one-seventh of all residents living in nursing homes in the state. 15,000 died in total.
In August, President Trump was vocal about Cuomo’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now Associated Press estimates that the real Cuomo number of people killed because of his total incompetence is 11,000, not the 6000 that was originally thought!” Trump tweeted.
As can be expected, leftists sided with Cuomo and assisted with his coverup, all to oppose Mr. Trump. Now, though, Democrats are waking up to his incompetence. Several Democratic New York senators signed a joint letter to strip Cuomo of emergency powers and state Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-NY) sent a separate letter:
“At a time when we need New Yorkers to trust their elected officials the most, the governor and his administration knowingly chose to lie and play politics with New Yorkers’ lives,” Ramos wrote, the same day the New York GOP congressional delegation sent a letter asking the Justice Department to investigate obstruction of justice in Cuomo’s blocking of the nursing home investigation.
We witnessed five catastrophes worsen for Democrats, all in the course of one week. One only wonders how bad it will continue to get as the ill results of COVID lockdowns continue to become impossible to ignore.
What else could possibly go wrong for today’s Democrats? If what happened to Republicans during Donald Trump’s four years as POTUS is any indication of what Dems might face, it’s a sure bet there’s “trouble in them there Hills.”
In fact, just look at the hand Democrats have dealt themselves:
Trump economy results were mind-boggling! But another Trump-like financial picture requires Trump-like policies.
Trump-like foreign policies require Trump-like treatment of those in foreign government leadership.
To have the same support of the POTUS in 2021 as Trump had requires the POTUS to treat the People the same as did Trump.
Think about it: All this should be easy for Joe Biden — he’s the Master of “quid pro quo.” And, according to all the experts, Biden’s much smarter than Trump. It’ll be an easy ride for the Democrats.
But there’s just one problem: Joe Biden! Based on his decades of government service, Americans are in for a wild ride. Things operated from the White House are certain to be sketchy and difficult. Few Americans are confident that things will go smoothly. How so? Just look at how rough were the Obama Administration’s operations with Joe riding shotgun, and remember this: it took Barack Obama driving for the few good things to occur then that did. Joe Biden’s not Barack and he’s not Donald. The only thing that’s certain is this: there are inevitable brick walls ahead for Joe and his fellow Dems. The problem for Joe and his Party is there are no problem solvers aboard the Biden Train.
There’s one important question Dems need to confront today: How many brick walls can they survive that their Driver is pointing them toward?
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