House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats are at it again. Unbelievable!! They have announced their intention to launch more investigations of President Trump. This time for the handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.
The desire to somehow … someway … get Trump out of office has gone beyond obsession. It is now pure madness. Even as more than 50 percent of the American public has expressed approval for Trump’s handling of the fight against the COVID-19 virus – and his overall favorable rating has been going up — the House leadership is determined to gin up yet another blatantly political effort to accomplish what they failed to achieve with the 2-year investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a shamefully partisan – and predestined to ultimately fail — impeachment proceeding and a bogus Ukrainian scandal.
In all these efforts, Democrats had the unwavering partisan support of the eastern elitist news media cabal. And yet, Trump’s “numbers” – the various polls – did not decline and, in most cases, improved after each failed political strategy.
Rather than admit the errors of their ways, Democrat leaders seem to think that they just need to pile on more bovine excrement to convince a critical mass of the American public that Trump IS the evil incompetent they portray him to be. Soooo … they have to get more extreme to try to make the excrement they are dishing outlook like American apple pie.
In the Democrats’ tradition that every disaster or crisis can be turned into political manna, Pelosi & Co. are latching on to the COVID-19 crisis as possibly their last chance to take down Trump specifically – and Republicans and conservatism in general – in the November general election.
They are proposing one of those after-the-fact commissions to study the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in America – the sort of commission that was created after the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, the race riots that broke out in Democrat-controlled cities across the country in 1968, and the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001.
The concept of a commission is not bad. It would certainly be beneficial for our leaders in Washington and around the country to examine how we could be better prepared for some future pandemic. The problem is the intent of Democrats like Pelosi – and others. There will be no objectivity in the operation of such a commission – unless it is to object to everything President Trump said and did.
Not since the Civil War as the United States been so divided along partisan lines – not even during the Great Depression when President Roosevelt used the crash of the stock market to advance authoritarianism on America’s federal system and simultaneously promote white supremacist policies that survive today in our segregated and impoverished inner cities.
You can rest assured that the effectiveness of any commission will be undermined by the same strident partisanship that characterized the impeachment hearings. Pelosi’s commission will have only one purpose, to demonize Trump – and she knows she will have the help of the elitist media.
The Pelosi commission would be just another political kangaroo court. And as if that is not bad enough, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff wants to open his own personal investigation into Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Unlike Pelosi, who feigns a higher purpose, Schiff can hardly contain his underlying desire to “get Trump.” His frustration over past failures is palpable.
And there is another tentacle to the Democrats’ investigatory hydra. There is to be yet another committee investigating Trump. (Yes, they say it is to investigate the COVID-19 issue, but no one other than a fool or a hopeless partisan would believe that cover story.)
There will be an Oversight Committee investigation headed up by South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn – who famously said that the COVID-19 provides an excellent opportunity “to achieve Democrat spending goals.” In commissioning the Oversight Committee, Pelosi said it would be like the Truman Commission that investigated allegations of profiteering during World War II.
You do not have to wait for the results of the Clyburn hearings. I will give them to you now. They will conclude that corporate America has been a bad actor during the crisis. Attacking private sector business is in the Democrats’ DNA. And of course, Trump will be at fault.
As if it wasn’t bad enough that House Democrats wasted all that time with their partisan impeachment – even as the COVID-19 virus was attacking America – it now seems that they will spend the rest of the time between now and the November election wasting more time on mendacious partisan attacks on Trump.
Maybe this time, Pelosi & Co. will finish the job. No. I do not mean taking down Trump. I mean finally proving to the majority of the American public that the modern Democratic Party is unfit to govern over we the people – in fact, they are scary.
So. There ‘tis.