… the baseless fabric of this vision …
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind.
Andrea Mitchell (B.A., English Lit., Penn., 1967) had a bad day on Twitter yesterday after failing to recognize Macbeth as the original source of a quote. Speaking of Macbeth, here are a few more lines from the play that seem to fit the news of the day—
The Three Witches/Impeachment Managers: Fair is foul, and foul is fair …
Second Witch/Eric: I’ll give thee a wind.
The Three Witches/Impeachment Managers: A deed without a name.
Our revels now are ended …
I think so, Brain … but wouldn’t that make Pence the former President?
Last year, the Democrats wasted the Senate’s time with the Ukraine Phone Call Hoax after the previous multi-year Russia Collusion Hoax fell apart. This year, they’re peddling the Insurrection Incitement Hoax. Trump Derangement Syndrome has clearly overwhelmed what was left of the Democrats’ ability to reason rationally. As Lawrence Pearson notes over at BattleSwarm Blog—
For a party that failed to flip a single statehouse chamber in November, Democrats are freebasing dangerous levels of their own bullshit in ratcheting up the rhetorical hysteria.
You don’t get high on your own supply because the moment you start deluding yourself, reality has a nasty way of smacking you upside the head.
Let them have their Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo. It won’t result in a conviction. It won’t affect Donald Trump’s standing with his supporters or his detractors. But it will delay the Senate from action on Joe Xiden’s initial legislative goals and confirmation of His Fraudulency’s nominees.
Enjoy the show.
UPDATE—Stupid is as stupid does.
WaPo seems to imply that because the Democrats disagree with Trump’s assessment of the election’s integrity, his speech should not be protected under the First Amendment. You’d think that a media outlet such as WaPo would be an ardent defender of the First Amendment and the American principle that the cure for bad/stupid/wrong speech is more speech exposing errors rather than censorship.
OTOH, WaPo’s preferred politicians are running the show for the moment, so they feel safe—and the other side tends to play by our historic rules of press freedom, so WaPo has never been under any serious threat for the government.
Chief Justice Roberts will not be presiding over the new Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The Constitution requires that the Chief Justice preside at the impeachment trial of the President, thus it seems reasonable to assume the trial will not be an impeachment of a president as a matter of law.
BTW, Vice President Harris will not preside. Senator Leahey will preside in his capacity as President Pro Tempore. It’s beginning to look as if enough of the Senate has figured out that what the House has stirred up isn’t a valid impeachment a President, Vice President, or a civil officer of the United States to render the whole matter dead on arrival. The Democrats will probably make fools of themselves trying to revive the case, but the odds are overwhelmingly against a conviction. It all fits with their propensity for overreach.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.