Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed famously quipped “This ain’t reality TV”. After Donald Trump was elected in 2016, many news rooms including the New York Times openly declared themselves “resistance” to the Trump Administration. It seemed everyone was eager to play “reality TV” and join in the orgy of spite and rage. Once Democrat leadership decided to join in rather than responsibly dialing down the rhetoric, what we saw yesterday became somewhat predictable.
Prominent Democrats in Congress, media news figures and Hollywood celebrities all rushed to join in the cacophony of calls for political violence during the Trump Presidency. Their drum beat of war continued unabated through four years. Democrats and “resistance” figures set out to destroy the Trump Administration and Trump supporters. Former Obama Administration officials took to airwaves to spread what they knew to be lies about “Russian Collusion” and Democrat members of the Intelllicence Committee did the same. Their goal was to scuttle the political neophyte with the help of a willing and eager media, while corrupt rabid partisan FBI agents and prosecutors pursed a baseless political coup d’etat with vengeance .
To tens of millions of Americans that voted for an outsider because they long felt ignored at best and betrayed at worst by politicians of both parties, the efforts to destroy Trump and assassinate his character were directed at them.
On January 6, 2021 to quote Ilhan Omar “some people did something”. The other 75,000,000 stayed home. The same media that lied to them about Hunter Biden’s lap top and excuses Biden family payoffs from China as legitimate business dealings, the media that pushed a false “Russian collusion” story is incensed that no one believes claims about election fairness.
What happens next? Will this saga be picked up again for another run four years from now? Time will tell. In the meantime, the American Press and political leaders should not expect the American people to accept their lecture about how they should feel about what happened and who bears responsibility.
(Edited by: Wolf Daily Newsdesk)