The Democrat Congress produced a sham impeachment of President Trump the day after the “secretive court that approves sensitive surveillance issued a rare public rebuke of the FBI on Tuesday, saying the bureau misled the Justice Department and the court when it sought permission to wiretap a former Trump campaign aide.” Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had to shush her members to stop their shouts of glee at what they had done, thus cheering away any pretense that this was anything other than a political stunt.
A somber moment of answering the call of history to preserve the nation? Ha! Anybody who has watched this travesty play out over three years has known since the last election that this was coming. This is not evidence of the competence of the speaker, as some want to see it. Had she failed to answer the three-year-old calls of her rabid base for this moment, it would have been a political disaster. And having failed to use her power responsibly, it is now a moral failure.
A bad situation for her and dangerous times for all of us.
Also yesterday, the Providence Journal gave this headline to an AP article, “MMA fighter says victory over Trump supporter was for the ‘entire world’”:
Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiraling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington’s badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully intervened.
Although he had to wait until the final minute, Usman settled his very personal feud with his sharply divisive challenger in perhaps the most satisfying way possible.
“This one is not just for me,” Usman said. “This is for the whole entire world right now.”
The article goes on to explain that antipathy toward Covington is much more about him, personally, than about the President of the United States. That puts a spotlight on the irresponsible decision of the press to play up a political angle. They are encouraging violence.
It is unfortunate, in that context, that the last name of the “Trump supporter” is the same as the high school whose Trump-supporting students became the target of a national two minutes of hate, last year. The coincidence of these names gives the impression of a divine author who is making His connections almost too obvious. Shame on us if we can’t figure out the lesson.