We are literally watching the Democratic Party meltdown in public. Nancy Pelosi tried, and failed to do a press conference today. When CNN reporter asked her if ripping up Trump’s SOTU speech sent the wrong message, she slammed her hand on the podium. Following is a quote from the CSPAN video of the incident.
.@SpeakerPelosi: “I tore up a manifesto of mistruths. It was necessary to get the attention of the American people, to say this is not true…And I don’t need any lessons from anybody, especially the president of the United States, about dignity.”
If the Democratic Party has lost CNN, they have lost EVERYTHING. Joe Biden is trying and failing to recover from Iowa. The DNC is so embarrassed they are considering doing a total recount in Iowa. That, assumes, they ever finish counting the first time.
In the meantime, Trump got a standing ovation at his press conference in the White House. He thanked all those who had helped him. It is very clear who won and who lost. Nancy, obviously shocked by Trump’s State of the Union Address, literally said she thought he might have been sedated. That is beyond ridiculous. It is also an admission that Trump knocked it out of the park.
This is likely to get much worse. The Biden investigation is about to go full throttle. It sure looks like a lot of people were just waiting for the impeachment fiasco to officially end. Senator Grassley has been quietly investigating Hunter Biden for a long time. According to Yahoo, a leading Democrat said that the Treasury Department just turned over closely held financial records including evidence of questionable origin to the Senate. These could include Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) filed by financial institutions with FinCEN, part of the Treasury Department, assigned to police money laundering. In addition, Secret Service records were requested regarding Hunter Biden’s travel on Air Force 2.
If Biden continues falling and has to drop out of the race, Democrats may quickly abandon him. They really don’t want him, they just want Bernie less and there really is no one else. That is why they are desperate enough to invite Michael Bloomberg to the next debate. If Biden looks like a sure loser, which appears very likely, they may even turn on him.
No matter how you spin this, Democrats have suffered a humiliating loss. There are typically four stages to grief: denial, anger, depression, and finally acceptance. Democrats have been in denial for over three years and may just be forced to acknowledge the tragedy that is Donald Trump. When that happens, they will quickly move to stage two, which is anger. They are already angry at Donald Trump, but that has not accomplished anything. Soon their anger will be directed at those who failed to protect them from Trump. That will start with Hillary Clinton. She lost to Trump, they know she lost to Trump, and no one really thinks she can beat him this time either.
The question is where to direct their anger next. They will start with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, but it won’t stop there. There is likely to be a civil war for control of the Democratic Party. On one side will be the squad, led by AOC, and on the other side will be the rest of the Party that is not actually insane. Just think about this. Every Democrat in the House foolishly voted to impeach the president of the United States, only to see Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler put on an embarrassing inept performance in front of the Senate on National Television. How on earth do you start an impeachment trial by claiming you have full and complete evidence and then beg for new witnesses? People who watched this honestly know that Trump’s legal team humiliated the House managers. It wasn’t even close, but every Democrat in the Senate stupidly voted to remove President Trump from office anyway. They are likely to pay a terrible price for this mistake.
Perhaps Democrats will miraculous find a way to defeat Donald Trump, retain the House and gain control of the Senate. But that would probably require divine intervention from the God in which they do not believe. A more likely result is that Trump is re-elected in a landslide, Republicans take back the House and increase control of the Senate. This may be so obvious that Mitt Romney might seriously considered returning to the Republican Party, assuming they even want him back.
We may not even recognize the Democratic Party if that happens. It could even splint into two parties, the Democratic Party and the Progressive Party. If that happens, it may take decades for Republicans to muck things up bad enough to lose their advantage. The country will be even more divided and angrier, but that anger will not result in significant political power.
At least some Democrats and their supporters in the MSM have already figured this out. They are desperately looking for new leadership, but that’s the problem. Right now there is no one even resembling a leader on the Democratic horizon. When people think Adam Schiff is a superstar, there absolutely is no one else. If just a couple of Democrats in the House had seized the day and voted against this insane impeachment, they could have elevated themselves above everyone else. That is even more true for Democrats in the Senate. Even if they hated Trump, they still should have pretended to stand on principle because it would have been such a stark contrast with everyone else. If they were really convinced by someone like Adam Schiff that Trump was guilty of a high crime and/or misdemeanor, they lack the intellect to be a leader of anything.
There are people out there. People who are Democrats. People who actually have leadership ability. People who are not insane. But, right now, no one even knows their name. They are being shouted down by people like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and AOC. Eventually, we will hear from them, but that may not happen any time soon. It may not even happen during our lifetime.