Democrats & Media running on Watergate Nostalgia

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Democrats & Media running on Watergate Nostalgia

Lt. Tom Keefer: Can’t you see what he’s doing? He’s re-​enacting his big tri­umph, the cheese inves­ti­ga­tion. He wants to be as hot as the young Ensign Queeg.

The Caine Mutiny 1954

Norma Desmond: All right,Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”

Sun­set Boulavard 1950

One of the advan­tages of age is per­spec­tive of hav­ing gone through things and hav­ing the expe­ri­ence of liv­ing through events. It’s even bet­ter when you study his­tory is you get the per­spec­tive of peo­ple who have been dead for years, decades or even cen­turies because in the end, there really is noth­ing new under the sun.

That’s one of the rea­sons why the offen­sive against Pres­i­dent Trump doesn’t sur­prise me, any­one who lived through that era would know the media had the same hatred and con­tempt for Ronald Rea­gan. I remem­ber being in col­lege and hav­ing my own his­tory pro­fes­sor speak of his fears of Ronald Rea­gan. The main dif­fer­ence being in those days being that there was no con­ser­v­a­tive media to push back. That’s why if you think that the dis­as­ter of the Comey hear­ing for the left would have hum­bled them, you’d think wrong as Byron York explains:

Fired FBI Direc­tor James Comey’s tes­ti­mony before the Sen­ate Intel­li­gence Com­mit­tee marked the full shift of the Trump-​Russia inves­ti­ga­tion from a probe ded­i­cated to dis­cov­er­ing col­lu­sion to a probe ded­i­cated to prov­ing the pres­i­dent obstructed jus­tice. (See “At this rate, it won’t mat­ter if Trump col­luded with Rus­sia.”) Democ­rats at the Comey hear­ing barely touched on col­lu­sion, which appears to have turned out to be a dry hole. When it did come up in Comey’s appear­ance, it was dur­ing ques­tion­ing from Repub­li­cans, who wanted to high­light their point that col­lu­sion — the core of the case and the rea­son every­body got so excited in the first place — has so far turned out to be nothing.

To Democ­rats, that no longer mat­ters. Now, it’s all about obstruc­tion of jus­tice, or alleged obstruc­tion of jus­tice, or fan­ta­sized obstruc­tion of jus­tice, depend­ing on your par­ti­san per­spec­tive. Sen­ate Democ­rats focused almost exclu­sively on obstruc­tion in their ques­tion­ing of Comey, and their House coun­ter­parts are sure to do the same. As far as the Jus­tice Depart­ment inves­ti­ga­tion of the pres­i­dent is con­cerned, we know that as of the time Comey was fired on May 9, there was no inves­ti­ga­tion of the pres­i­dent con­cern­ing col­lu­sion, which strongly sug­gests that after 10 months of prob­ing, author­i­ties had noth­ing against him on that issue. Now, how­ever, after the Comey memos and the Comey fir­ing, it seems safe to pre­dict that spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller will inves­ti­gate Trump for obstruc­tion. So it is a new game, even if Repub­li­cans keep try­ing to play the old one.

When I see the Democ­rats and their media allies going all Water­gate on Trump that I see get what’s goign on. I know and per­haps they know there is no there there, but it’s not about that, to some degree it isnt’ even about power.

It’s about glory days., those won­der­ful days of yes­ter­year when the Democ­rats and the media were at their apex of respect and presteege in the eyes of the pub­lic, a press that spoke with only one lib­eral voice sup­port­ing a Demo­c­rat party that in con­gress was prac­ti­cally unchallenged.

Unfor­tu­nately for the left the lessons of Water­gate don’t apply mainly due the admid­ded lack of evi­dence of any crime, which is not a big sur­prise as there is also the lack of an actual crime to have evi­dence of unless of course you’re count­ing, as Don Surber puts it : “James Comey’s mul­ti­ple ethics and likely legal vio­la­tions.”

But all that doesn’t mat­ter, to para­phrase River Song, the Democrats/​Media will believe any story that they are the hero of and no mat­ter what the real­ity, in their minds, they are the heros, as brave or braver than those who marched in Selma or fought in the getto of Warsaw.

After all they don’t call them­sevles the resis­tance for nothing.

Lt. Tom Keefer: Can’t you see what he’s doing? He’s re-enacting his big triumph, the cheese investigation. He wants to be as hot as the young Ensign Queeg.

The Caine Mutiny 1954

Norma Desmond:  All right,Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”

Sunset Boulavard 1950

One of the advantages of age is perspective of having gone through things and having the experience of living through events. It’s even better when you study history is you get the perspective of people who have been dead for years, decades or even centuries because in the end, there really is nothing new under the sun.

That’s one of the reasons why the offensive against President Trump doesn’t surprise me, anyone who lived through that era would know the media had the same hatred and contempt for Ronald Reagan. I remember being in college and having my own history professor speak of his fears of Ronald Reagan. The main difference being in those days being that there was no conservative media to push back.  That’s why if you think that the disaster of the Comey hearing for the left would have humbled them, you’d think wrong as Byron York explains:

Fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee marked the full shift of the Trump-Russia investigation from a probe dedicated to discovering collusion to a probe dedicated to proving the president obstructed justice. (See “At this rate, it won’t matter if Trump colluded with Russia.”) Democrats at the Comey hearing barely touched on collusion, which appears to have turned out to be a dry hole. When it did come up in Comey’s appearance, it was during questioning from Republicans, who wanted to highlight their point that collusion — the core of the case and the reason everybody got so excited in the first place — has so far turned out to be nothing.

 

To Democrats, that no longer matters. Now, it’s all about obstruction of justice, or alleged obstruction of justice, or fantasized obstruction of justice, depending on your partisan perspective. Senate Democrats focused almost exclusively on obstruction in their questioning of Comey, and their House counterparts are sure to do the same. As far as the Justice Department investigation of the president is concerned, we know that as of the time Comey was fired on May 9, there was no investigation of the president concerning collusion, which strongly suggests that after 10 months of probing, authorities had nothing against him on that issue. Now, however, after the Comey memos and the Comey firing, it seems safe to predict that special counsel Robert Mueller will investigate Trump for obstruction. So it is a new game, even if Republicans keep trying to play the old one.

When I see the Democrats and their media allies going all Watergate on Trump that I see get what’s goign on.  I know and perhaps they know there is no there there, but it’s not about that,  to some degree it isnt’ even about power.

It’s about glory days., those wonderful days of yesteryear when the Democrats and the media were at their apex of respect and presteege in the eyes of the public, a press that spoke with only one liberal voice supporting a Democrat party that in congress was  practically unchallenged.

Unfortunately for the left the lessons of Watergate don’t apply mainly due the admidded lack of evidence of any crime, which is not a big surprise as there is also the lack of an actual crime to have evidence of unless of course you’re counting, as Don Surber puts it :  “James Comey’s multiple ethics and likely legal violations.”

But all that doesn’t matter, to paraphrase River Song, the Democrats/Media will believe any story that they are the hero of and no matter what the reality, in their minds, they are the heros, as brave or braver than those who marched in Selma or fought in the getto of Warsaw.

After all they don’t call themsevles the resistance for nothing.