The Moore business might end up being more important than we think.
This may be the last chance for the GOP. If they don’t pass a meaningful tax cut by Christmas, it’s on to campaign season. Legislation will cease. They can run on their lack of accomplishment and squandered opportunities. How will that play with the GOP electorate?
Republican voters are likely to stay home next November. They won’t vote for Democrats, but instead will throw up their hands in exasperation. Why bother voting for a party that accomplishes nothing, despite all their promises and big talk?
How easy it would have been for Republicans to repeal Obamacare, cut taxes and build the wall. They would have controlled Congress for a generation. Leaving the Democrats wandering in the wilderness. A lost opportunity for the GOP.
A refused opportunity by the GOP—one they’d rather reject than see business-as-usual disrupted by organic, voter-driven change they’re not themselves in charge of.
Elections have consequences. Suppose the House flips to Democrat control? If it does, you can bet that they will vote to impeach President Trump on day one. Articles of impeachment, however nonsensical, have already been drawn up.
Unlike the Republicans who promised to repeal Obamacare on day one, the Democrats won’t dither. This will be a campaign promise the Democrats will honor. Before the end of January 2018, the Senate will be gearing up for an impeachment trial.
Will the Senate flip? Less likely but every seat counts, even in Alabama.
Two-thirds of the Senate must convict and remove a president. Which is why every vote matters. Even Roy Moore’s. It’s not inconceivable to find 15-20 NeverTrump GOP Senators voting to remove Trump from the White House. McCain, if healthy enough, would vote that way. Moore would not. His current electoral opponent Doug Jones undoubtedly would.
The Senate trial would drag on, much like the Robert Mueller Russia collusion investigation, casting a cloud over the White House and any Trump initiatives.
Even if not removed from office, Trump’s term would effectively be over. Judicial appointments, especially to the Supreme Court would be held up under the premise that a president who may soon be removed from office shouldn’t be making lifetime appointments to the bench. Same with any significant legislation. Trump would be placed in a box that even his force of personality couldn’t overcome.
Could an impeached President Trump win a second term? Would he even try? Why would he bother? Who follows Trump? Third time’s the charm for Hillary? Handsy Joe Biden? Al Franken, if he skates on his predatory activities as Bill Clinton did? Pocahontas Warren?
This is make or break time for the GOP. Can they get their act together and get something done after a year of shooting blanks? Will the GOP work to defeat Roy Moore over 40-year-old dodgy allegations? Giving another Senate seat to the Democrats?
Is this how the GOP wants things to play out? Incompetence or deliberate? If tax cuts crash and burn like everything else this year, I will conclude that this is deliberate. It’s not hard to figure out.
No, it really isn’t. The big question here is whether the Vichy GOPers are smart enough to see how seriously their treachery will harm not just Trump but themselves too, and how much keeping DC business as usual staggering along for just a little bit longer is going to wind up costing them in the long run—and whether their instinct for self-preservation is strong enough to drive them to reverse course, stop misleading us about their intentions, and start doing what they were sent to Mordor on the Potomac to do: corral government back inside its proper Constitutional boundaries; restrain its intrusion into our lives and on our liberties; start untangling the Sargasso of burdensome regulation that strangles economic growth; cut taxes and rein in the IRS; make a start on reducing the size, scope, and power of the bloated federal bureaucracy; repeal Obamacare and undo the general destruction Obama wrought; build the damned wall and get immigration under control. In short, to begin working to thwart and defeat the Democrat Socialists, rather than cooperating and colluding with them.
As the man says, if they’d only do this, they’d control Congress for…hell, way longer than just a generation, is my guess. Yes, it would make them unpopular with the liberal media, who will do their dirty damnedest to trash them for their sudden about-face to honest, effectual opposition—and so what? They are and do already, and always will, unless and until Republicrats just abandon all pretense and embrace socialism full-throatedly. Hostility to conservatives is a permanent state of affairs with the media; it’s their default position, and it would never even occur to them to question it.
But unpopularity with the liberal press is hardly a disqualifier for conservative electoral success nowadays; it certainly isn’t among their supposed base. Quite the opposite, really, and Republicans needn’t concern themselves overmuch—or at all—with it. The press still dreams of holding onto their accustomed sway as gatekeepers to power without even realizing the rest of the fence has collapsed into ruin all around them, kicked into flinders by a dispersed, ungovernable, and effective New Media which is augmented by the people’s contemptuous distrust of the old guard, and which is immune to the liberal media’s influence, uninterested in their approval, and reliant on neither their permission nor their help.
In truth, Establishment Media’s approval of any purported “conservative” candidate (not that it would ever happen) would amount to a kiss of death for many of us, their condemnation a de facto endorsement, if not an actual prerequisite for our support. Moore himself just might be Exhibit A in support of that proposition:
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Judge Roy Moore, the conservative GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, maintains a solid lead over Democrat Doug Jones, a new poll obtained exclusively by Breitbart News shows.
The poll from WT&S Consulting of 11,641 likely voters conducted from November 18 to November 20, with a margin of error of 1.2 percent, has Moore at 46.4 percent—towering six points over Jones, who is stuck down at 40.5 percent—while 13.1 percent are undecided.
The survey includes 60.9 percent Republicans and 39.1 percent Democrats—approximately the margins by which President Donald Trump defeated failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton in Alabama.
“This survey shows Roy Moore tracking down slightly since the allegations were released by the Washington Post but still holding a 5.9 percent lead,” pollster John Wahl told Breitbart News.
Well, well, well. It begins to look as if the full-court Democrat Socialist/Vichy GOPe double-teaming of Moore might not be working out quite as expected. If he wins despite their skullduggery, it would be as resounding and obvious a repudiation of the status-quo Ruling Class swine of both Uniparty wings as one could wish—one that the Republicrats in particular would almost be forced to finally heed, and which would transform a potentially damaging problem into a golden opportunity. All of which would be a consummation most devoutly to be wished indeed.
Establishment GOPers—those who aren’t too deeply immersed in the McConnell sewer, at least—would do themselves a real favor by: abandoning their oh-so-moral preening; rediscovering a healthy skepticism about a bunch of dicy allegations from 40 years ago that can never be proven now anyway; re-learn the once-sacred principle of innocent until proven guilty; taking cheerleading for suspect allegations and demands to enforce a double standard from media figures and political hacks with far less than saintly motives for the cynical manipulation they are; publicly granting one of their own party’s candidates the benefit of the doubt for a change and offering him some support until his guilt is established by something more solid than innuendo; and above all, swallowing their self-righteous, prissy outrage over Trump and their butthurt over the Outsider Electorate’s defiant refusal to humbly choke down one of their chosen Sixteen Dwarves in the primaries last year and making the most of a real win for once, instead of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory via snooty dismissal of the author and agents of it.
Which, y’know, is what’s really keeping this shit-show rolling.
The party wagons seem always to circle to the Left; they always protect their own, no matter how appalling the transgression or how obnoxious the insincerity of the contrition expressed by the transgressor when he finally realizes he’s well and truly cornered. There’s no reason those wagons either couldn’t or shouldn’t circle Right now and then too. This would seem to be a good time for breaking out of the old rut, being that it’s probably the GOP’s last chance for avoiding a descent into the depths of futility and irrelevance from which they will never resurface. We’ll shortly see for ourselves whether they’ve learned anything at long last.
Gotta love it update! Another poll via Bill showing Moore’s lead holding at six. The Establishment rats have got to be just about literally shitting themselves at this point. For those fastidious few NeverTrump holdouts who are still complaining about what a deplorable, awful, icky year 2016 was: just what is it about this long-overdue comeuppance for the long-entrenched Powers That Be that you find yourselves unable to derive at least some enjoyment from?
Plainspoken update! Trump tells it like it is:
“I can tell you one thing for sure. We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said in brief comments to reporters. “Jones, I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military.”
Trump insisted, “I can tell you for a fact, we don’t need somebody that is going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment.”
Which reminds me of one of the most ubiquitous and tiresome of liberal tics when promoting the “reasonable, common-sense” gun-grabber agenda, which Jones just trotted out yet again:
According to the Alabama Political Reporter, Jones described himself as “a Second Amendment guy,” but stressed that some gun control is necessary. He said, “We’ve got limitations on all constitutional amendments in one form or another.” This position is contrary to the clear language of the amendment, which states that the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”
He stressed that he loves to hunt but still believes in “smart” gun laws.
A “Second Amendment guy,” is it? Gimme a break, fuckface; the idea that you think we’re stupid enough to swallow that crap is an insult all by itself, and you shouldn’t oughta be shoveling it. Any fool trusting the likes of you to honor or safeguard his right to anything at all deserves the grievous bodily buggering he’s going to end up getting.
Do note the part I bolded, however: they ALL do this, every last one of ’em, and we all know good and well it’s nothing but a bullshit lie. Even a lowly pissant pussy-boy like Obama attempted it: remember the hilarious photo of him gingerly mishandling a shotgun a few years back (one of many uncovering his hapless-twerp nature for anyone with eyes to see), pretending to a longstanding affection for skeet shooting? It was perfectly clear to any real shooter that it was probably the first time in his life he’d ever had one in his hands. He’s a far greater hazard to unwary onlookers in the proximate vicinity than he’s ever going to be to any clay disks.
And so I’m quite confident it is with this Jones reprobate. If he ever once actually shot a gun in his entire life, he most likely wet himself when he did; like most libtards, it would have required all his will and self-control to keep from collapsing into weeping, babbling, twitching catatonia in visceral reaction to the sheer horror of it all.
The plaintive bleating of this I’m a hunter, I’m a hunter! No seriously, you guys! Now, let’s ban guns! I love me some Second Amendment, and my fondest desire is to see it further gutted! tommyrot is a particularly useless and feeble attempt at misdirection anyway, one that will never come off with anybody the least bit knowledgeable about the 2A: nowhere in the Constitution is hunting mentioned even once, and no spurious “right to hunt” is enshrined in the Second. This is all perfectly in accord with the Founders’ oft-expressed intentions in writing the 2A, their perspicacious and astute insight into the machinations of despots, and their beliefs on the best way to forestall them.
The Second simply ain’t about hunting; it’s about tyranny. It only stands to reason, then, that tyrants are naturally going to want to fool you into believing it’s about hunting. And they’ll say anything they think they have to, no matter how foolish it makes them look, to successfully accomplish their little bait-and-switch con job.
Unfortunately for them, this gossamer-thin ploy is just another cheap trick, and it falls on its face every damned time just as it rightly should; the Goosesteppin’ Left aren’t going to be impressed with the idea of protecting any rights at all, and will be offended, frightened, and confused by any claim to proficiency with firearms no matter how transparently false. Meanwhile, real Americans already all too familiar with the Left’s nefarious designs on our unalienable rights, the absolutely vital Second Amendment one in particular, aren’t being fooled for a second by such ludicrous see-through twaddle. It’s a lose-lose gambit for these blowhards, and for all their cunning and guile you’d think at least one of them would be astute enough to recognize it.
I say again: how could anyone claiming to be a conservative NOT be absolutely delighted by the prospect of seeing this belly-crawling Alabama shit-snake go down in defeat, however he may feel about Moore? It’s baffling, is what it is. Or very damned suspicious, take your pick.