And it’s obvious that Our Betters have no intention of being held to them. The mayor of Chicago ordered salons closed and then got her hair cut. The governor of Michigan signed an order requiring social distancing as a dozen or so people crowded around her. The mayor of New York … oh, don’t let me get started on New York.
And now the supporters of #MeToo say they believe Tara Reade, but will vote for Joe Biden anyway. And Joe Biden is promising to rescind new Title IX rules requiring due process for those accused of sexual harassment while his supporters proclaim that he is entitled to due process himself.
It’s time to apply a couple of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
4. Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.
5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
Our Betters need to live by same Rules they wish to impose on us, and we should be merciless in our mockery of their duplicity.
UPDATE—Glenn Reynolds writes over at Instapundit that “[e]lites today are too arrogant and entitled to compromise with those they see as beneath them.”
Sleepy Joe woke up early enough to be on Morning Joe today. Of course, he denied Tara Reade’s claims that he sexually harassed her.
Mika Brzezinski’s suggestion during the program that the matter could be cleared up by information in Biden’s senatorial papers held by the University of Delaware resulted in what has been described as a look a panic on his face. The DNC/Media complex are turning on Biden. They understand that he isn’t a viable candidate.
Joe Biden has served his purpose and is now expendable. The challenge from the Bernie Sanders/AOC wing of the party has been turned back, and now the Inner Party can select the candidate they will put forward for the fall campaign. Thus far, the only agreement among the majority of Inner Party members is that Biden must go. The factions haven’t coalesced around anyone else yet, and they may not. They may wind up fighting all the way to the convention floor.
I don’t yet foresee how the Inner Party will manage the reaction of the Outer Party and Outer Party Wannabes. (Most of the Bernie Bros are really proles.) Things are about become interesting.
… there are things happening that aren’t related to the Wuhan virus pandemic.
Perhaps the most significant political development over the past few days has been the release of FBI and DoJ paperwork, including handwritten notes, about the Flynn case and how that investigation was handled. At first blush, the documents seem to paint a picture of official corruption, suggesting not only that General Flynn should be exonerated, but that some government officials may deserve disbarment, jail time, and other sanctions.
The optics of the story aren’t good for the Deep State, but they could be even worse for the Democrats who are on the verge of nominating a key figure of the administration that corruptly used the Deep State for its political ends. The opposing sides campaign ads almost write themselves.
On The Other Podcast last Saturday I suggested that the smarter members the Democrat/Media/Deep State complex will use Tara Reade’s accusations against Joe Biden as the way to prevent his nomination (“See. We believe this woman.”) now that he’s served the purpose of stopping the Bernie Bros from seizing the party. The process has started; WaPo has published an opinion piece calling for Biden to address Ms. Reade’s claims. The coming fight for control of a brokered convention should be interesting to watch. I have no idea who will crawl out from under which rock and grab the nomination.
… the coronavirus pandemic appears to have spread to all regions of that country. The BBC has this video posted with footage from social media showing a morgue in the city of Qom full of dead bodies to be tested for the coronavirus.
Totalitarian societies such as China and Iran have not done well in their public health responses to the virus. Neither have most countries with socialize medicine, e.g., Italy. Could it be that part of the reason for Bernie’s burnout in the last few primaries is that too many Democrats gat hurt by changes in their health insurance under Obamacare, and that the prospect of having the same sort of system as China has caused them to reconsider giving the leadership of their part to a Socialist?