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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Democrats learn the value of a peaceful transition of power

On Friday, as soon as I read about the Democrats suing Donald Trump, Wikileaks, and the Russians for losing the 2016, I laughed hard and wrote, "Democratic lawsuit will cost them in November."

Others agree.

"Democrat on Internal DNC Call About Russia Lawsuit Asks Why DNC Is Spending Money to Sue Russia," Slate magazine reported.
The liberal site asked, "The question that naturally arises, then, is What’s the point?

"On Monday afternoon, the DNC held a “top talkers” conference call to give talking points about the lawsuit to operatives and surrogates. I joined the call after being forwarded an invitation. And it turns out that some Democrats themselves had the same question I did. Here’s a question posed by one participant (who I can’t positively identify because she was only referred to by her first name)."

The unidentified person asked, "I just mentioned this to a county chair and her response was, ‘How can we spend all that money?’ So can you address that, the financial burden that’s going to be on us?"

The question was about diverting money from the election by an already cash-strapped Democratic National Committee. In fact, the basis of the lawsuit is that the DNC cannot raise money because it lost the election, so Trump and company should pay them damages for winning the election.

The non-answer from the DNC to the question about running an election and a lawsuit was, "We can walk and chew gum. We can do both, and that is what we plan on doing. So you will see us continue to organize, through our I Will Vote program, and making sure we are engaging people like we have been over the last few months, but at the same time, we can’t just let Russia come in and attempt to hack us. We need to make sure that we respond and we need to make sure that we are holding people accountable."

They can walk and chew gum? That's nice to know, but can they win in 2018 if they are stuck in 2016?

Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager, told the Washington Times, "This is a sham lawsuit about a bogus Russian collusion claim filed by a desperate, dysfunctional, and nearly insolvent Democratic Party.

"With the Democrats’ conspiracy theories against the President’s campaign evaporating as quickly as the failing DNC’s fundraising, they’ve sunk to a new low to raise money, especially among small donors who have abandoned them."

Big donors, too. They ponied up more than $1 billion to have access to the White House and wound up with a president they cannot bribe. Mind you, this was the candidate Hillary wanted to run against.

Roger L. Simon, CEO of PJ Media, wrote, "Their Russia collusion delusion is coming down all around them — it's amazing it lasted so long — with many of their stalwarts, from Andrew McCabe to a slew of high-ranking FBI and DOJ officials, and even, though less likely, some Obama insiders, fighting to stay of out the slammer.

"And the inspector general's report isn't even out yet. We have only seen what Roger Kimball calls the appetizer, there being only one criminal referral  (McCabe) so far. Wait until the IG starts to unwrap the FISA court scandal and the attendant illegal spying cum 'unmaskings' of who-knows-how-many American citizens, the Hillary email investigation's absurd miscarriage of justice, and the whole Clinton Foundation ball of wax. It isn't going to be pretty."

Democrats are learning a valuable lesson here about the peaceful transition of power.

By putting on pussyhats and fighting President Trump at every turn -- dragging out approval of a full Cabinet till May -- sticking a special prosecutor on him -- taking him to court over visa orders that even Obama had -- and crying wolf every step of the way, Democrats look like the sore losers they are.

Meanwhile, despite all this noise, Trump merrily goes about his business of restoring the economy, defeating the Islamic State, and taking away Kim Jong Un's nuclear toys. He is winning with one hand tied behind his back, and the public knows this.

Republicans accepted Obama's victory and moved on.

Yes, there was a Tea Party movement. Republicans disowned it -- and reaped the benefits in the first midterm by taking back the House in a historic 63-seat swing.

In 2016, Trump busted his buns beating Democrats. No one held as many rallies. No one gave as many interviews. No one had as much fun. He beat a political dynasty that spent twice as much money, and he did it in that dynasty's own territory.

The lack of a graceful acceptance of Trump's hard-won victory discredited Democrats. Ditto the media. And guess what? They have Crazy Glued the Democratic Party to the mainstream media.

Good luck breaking that bond because until the two separate, neither has much credibility.


  1. Fundamentally disagree. Any feedback loop that existed before is long gone. They will not learn a thing. They're already programming students to reject out of hand anything said by our side as a "looney tunes conspiracy theory'
    Visceral. Knee. Jerk. Reaction. And it will harden going forward.

  2. Just between us chickens, I think Trump figured it would work out this way.

    The more they tried to dig up something, all these others things would get mention and people would start investigating them.

    He knew he was clean. He knew they were dirty.

    Sun Tzu smiles.

    1. Oh, come on, Ed. Sun Tzu is ROTFL right now.

    New consultant for the DNC-he may be idea man behind the lawsuit...

  4. Disagree on the tea party statement. Tea party, or taxed enough already, was a threat to both parties business as usual and both parties reacted accordingly. The energy from the tea party, a non centrally organization, with no leadership, helped the gop a lot in the mid terms. Trump is what came after the tea party, when it was seen playing by the rules got them.

    1. I agree but if they destroy President Trump and/or his efforts, there will be hell to pay. We TEA Partiers tried to do the right thing, the right way, but if citizens are prevented from making our Constitution the actual governing document for governance in its original intent, no damn living document, then as per the Declaration of Independence we can change the government: "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." When the powers to be fail to enforce the rule of law, as in the Battle of Athens (TN) in 1946, then it is the people who need to do so.

  5. I don't think this was knee jerk. It's more smokescreen. They felt they had to do this to give some sense of legitimacy to the Russia thing while the narrative collapses. Even after all other avenues have been cut off to them this will still be languishing in the courts and they will point and say, see? it was real!

    It's the DNC version of Dan Rather sticking to his guns.

    And it will be just as effective.

  6. I can't wait to see what discovery discovers.

    1. Yes, the DNC server analyzed to see if it was the Russians, Sean Rich or maybe the Congressional Pakistanis who "hacked" it.

  7. Tom Perez and Keith X. Are taking the party to new lows. Makes Debbie Washerwoman Schultz seem sane.

  8. This lawsuit keeps the idea "Russian's did it" alive and the Dems will try to slow walk it up to the mid-terms. Buzzfeed has a suit against the DNC and their discovery may be as interesting.

  9. Trump should call up Vlad and and suggest he might want to consider sueing the DNC for defamation.