William Shakespeare warned about this in Hamlet. Hamlet had discovered a plot on his life by Claudius and resolved to let the plotter be “hoist with his own petard.”
For ’tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petard; and ’t shall go hard
But I will delve one yard below their mines
And blow them at the moon. O, ’tis most sweet
When in one line two crafts directly meet.
The petard was an early version of a mine, which had to be lit with a fuse. If the fuse was set too short, the person placing the mine was blown up themselves. Since Hamlet was written around 1603, this is hardly a new concept.
The Democratic Party and its supporters in the liberal left are repeating this mistake. Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. From day one Democrats have relentlessly attacked Donald Trump. They have accused him of lying, of colluding with Russia, of abuse of power etc. None of the accusations were based on anything resembling evidence. None of the previous assaults worked, which is why they quickly jumped on the whistle blower allegation. At last, they thought, we have the scoundrel where we want him. We have him colluding with the Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election.
It turns out the whistle blower didn’t actually have a whistle. CNN admitted the whistle blower didn’t even listen to the actual conversation. None of the people who actually did listen thought Trump did anything wrong. The Foreign Minister for the Ukraine says that they didn’t think Trump was applying pressure to them. I wouldn’t be surprised if the President of the Ukraine releases a statement saying they were the ones to bring up the subject because they were already investigating Hunter Biden.
This story will produce bombshell results; the explosion will impact Democrats more than Donald Trump. He may not be impacted at all. For the first time at least some members of the MSM are actually investigating actions taken by Hunter and Joe Biden in the Ukraine. Ultimately this will lead to asking some serious questions about actions taken by the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton.
The facts are out there, they have just been ignored. Hillary tried to go there in 2016 and perhaps intimidated Biden into not entering that race. Others have been reporting on this for over a year, but the MSM did not care. Some have suggested that the MSM would eventually report on this anyway. I personally think the MSM would have continued to ignore this. They would have just yawned, said there is no evidence and moved on without bothering to investigate.
That all changed with the decision by the usual suspects to go all in on the whistle blower story. The problem is that they can’t investigate Trump without investigating why he did this. This time the fuse was way too short and the people who planted this fake news story only blew up themselves. They should have paid more attention to Hamlet.