Even if the quest to destroy Trump eclipses all else, it seems not to matter to these modern Ahabs.
One way of envisioning the Democratic obsessions with Donald Trump is as an addiction. We have seen the initial impeachment efforts; the attempt to get him under the emoluments clause, the Logan Act, and the 25th Amendment; the Russian collusion hoax; the Mueller investigation; the demand for his tax returns; and the psychodramas involving Michael Avenatti, Michael Cohen, and Stormy Daniels. Relentless progressives have needed a new Get Trump fix about every two months.
More practically, their fixation also substitutes for a collective poverty of ideas. The Democratic party has no plan to secure the borders other than to be against whatever Trump is for. They would not build a wall, deport illegal entrants, end sanctuary cities, fine employers, or do much of anything but allow almost anyone to enter the U.S.
The homeless crisis is reaching epidemic proportions in our cities, almost all of them run by progressive mayors and city councils. None have any workable plan to clean the sidewalks of needles and human excrement. None know what to do with the hundreds of thousands who have camped out in public spaces, endangering their own health and that of everyone around them due to drug addiction and inadequate sanitation and waste removal.
On abortion, the new Democratic position seems to be that the unborn can be aborted at any time the mother chooses, up to and including the moment of birth.
The Green New Deal has been endorsed by most of the current Democratic-primary candidates, even though they privately know its utopian fantasies would shut down the U.S. economy and destroy the present prosperity fueled by record energy production, deregulation, and tax reform and reduction.
Abroad, were Democrats for or against abrogating the Iran nuclear deal, moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and prodding China to follow reciprocal trade rules? How do they propose to deal with North Korean nuclear-tipped missiles that seemed to suddenly appear as Barack Obama left office?
Have Democrats proposed canceling the new pipeline construction that Trump has fast-tracked? Would they scale way back on the natural-gas and oil production that has made America energy-independent and on the cusp of becoming the world’s greatest energy exporter?
Democrats have occasionally talked of implementing reparations for slavery, a wealth tax, and free college tuition, and of eliminating college debt, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Electoral College. Yet they have never spelled out exactly how they would enact such radical proposals that likely do not appeal to a majority of the population.
Would they reverse Trump tax cuts, stop hectoring NATO members to pay their promised defense contributions, restore NAFTA, or revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement?
For now, no one has much of an idea what Democratic candidates would actually do, much less how they would do it.
Instead, the fallback position is always that “Trump stole the 2016 election,” “the Mueller report did not really exonerate Trump of collusion and obstruction,” and “Trump must be impeached or somehow stopped from finishing his first term.”
When the Mueller report found no collusion and no indictable grounds for obstruction of the non-crime of collusion, for a moment, progressives suffered an identity crisis. The temporary paralysis was prompted by the terror that without a crusade to remove Trump, they might have to offer an alternative vision and agenda that would better appeal to 2020 voters.
The Democratic establishment has become something like novelist Herman Melville’s phobic Captain Ahab, who became fatally absorbed with chasing his nemesis, the albino whale Moby Dick. The great white whale once ate part of Ahab’s leg, and he demands revenge — even if such a never-ending neurosis leads to the destruction of his ship and crew.
They are junkies, addicts, its beyond obsessed, these people are sick. Trump put a big old spotlight on the failed policies by proving the problems could be solved.
And solved without massive taxpayer pain.
It hurts them the worst of their bad ideas only fail we hear is because they did not steal more of our earnings. None of the bad ideas have a sunset or it will be ended if it doesnt work, no accountability.They have no successes to point to none. He has many.
More desperation that obsession. True, they have no ideas to help the American people that Trump is not already doing, so they are loathe to admit he is doing the best thing in any aspect. While they criticize any of Trump’s proposals as not being paid for (thought they could easily be financed by cutting waste and failed, expensive past policies) their only offerings involve spending trillions and trillions of dollars with absolutely no real indication they have a realistic plan of paying for any of it, much less ALL.
It is beyond obvious they have NO confidence in any of their candidates defeating Trump. If they rely on their voter fraud scheme, they MIGHT accidentally get caught (though they can rely on the media to help their efforts). One of their candidates have to at least get them close and who can do that. Biden? Wait till the Republicans open both barrels up on with with China and Ukraine. Sure, the media will do all they can to shield him from harm, but Obama no longer controls the DOJ and there are grounds for an investigation, if not of Gropin Genius Joe himself, at least of his son. Again, no Loretta to control the optics of such an investigation, so it would be what it would be.
Sanders, the sick pervert socialist wanna-be communist? Pow Wow Warren? Kamila? O’Rook? Spartacus? Give me a break.
This is nothing but pure, old fashioned desperation and they have buckets of it.