I recently went to see “The Play That Went Wrong.” It was described as a comedy, but would probably be more accurately described as a total farce. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong resulting in loud laughter from the audience. The real skill was displayed by actors pretending that they were trying to be serious.
On the way home from the play, it suddenly dawned on me that this script was remarkably similar to the impeachment trial. The primary difference being that the actors in this play knew it was a farce, the Democratic House managers are equally absurd, but they appear to be oblivious to that.
There could have been no more appropriate ending to the House presentation than what actually happened. Adam Schiff stood up and prepared to give his well-rehearsed moving and eloquent recitation of previous discredited arguments. There was significant risk that Schiff, would again, resort to inventing things or deliberately misrepresenting facts. We may even have been treated to another tearful sermon begging people to buy Schiff’s delusional version of reality. But, Schiff didn’t get his chance at glory, because Jerry Nadler, one of the few people on this planet with less credibility that Schiff, jumped to his feet and speed waddled past Schiff to the microphone, while Schiff was hissing: “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry in a failed attempt to save the day.
In addition, Hakeem Jeffries managed to say something so stupid that he made both Nadler and Schiff look brilliant in comparison. Jeffries chose to answer this question:
“Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee hired a retired foreign spy to work with Russian contacts to build a dossier of opposition research against her political opponent, Donald Trump. Under the House managers’ standard would the dossier be considered as foreign interference in a U.S. election, a violation of the law, and/or an impeachable offense?”
Jeffries responded by admitting that the Hillary Clinton campaign did this, but he said it was an improper analogy:
“The analogy is not applicable to the present situation because first, to the extent that opposition research was obtained, it was opposition research that was purchased,”
In other words, Jeffries admitted this was true, but because Hillary paid for this, it was OK.
While the MSM, predictably, continues to slam Trump and praise the Schiff team, they are no longer pretending that the House manager made their case. It is increasingly obvious that no matter how passionately Schiff and Co plead, no new witnesses will be called. It is also clear that President Trump will be acquitted and he is far more likely to get Democratic votes for acquittal than he is to get Republican votes for conviction.
Democrats and the MSM are hoping that the American people watching this are too stupid to recognize that the entire Democratic case is an absolute farce. They will probably be right, with regard to a lot of people, but it I strongly believe that most people can and will recognize the truth. Unless something major develops between now and November, this is likely to go down as one of the worst political blunders in our nations’ history.