The Morning Report 8/7/19

Good morning, kids. A commenter, whose name I apologize for not remembering, remarked yesterday evening (paraphrasing) “we wake up, have bacon and eggs, send the kids to school, walk the dog, go to work, come home and everything seems just fine, and then we turn on the internet to find out we’re on the verge of civil war.” Well, that is exactly right. Unfortunately both parts of that observation are indeed happening and they are not in the least contradictory. At the risk of repeating myself from yesterday, in 2016 we the people elected Trump to stop the madness of the 100-year project to fundamentally destroy the nation as founded, and for that mortal sin, we are witnessing the reaction to that rejection by the Democrat-Left-Media-Globalist-Deep State Complex. The question is, is it their death rattle (to the extent that the underlying evil that infects their core beliefs can ever be killed off) or the hours before an imminent banzai charge?

Whatever it is, there is no doubt that the ramping up of violent rhetoric and the concomitant violence it has engendered since Trump was elected and arguably going further back into the Obama eight-year reign of error can be 100% laid at the feet of the Left. And by that I mean its political and media leadership. From typical smear tactics and mere lying to the never-before treasonous abuse of the instrumentalities of government to overthrow this president and undo a legal election, everything they have used to thwart this President’s legal ascension to the office has failed, and spectacularly so. The horrific shootings in Texas and Ohio have now sent them over the edge, both in terms of a new tack in attempting to take him down by pimping him as the leader of some mythical “white supremacist” movement and conveniently as yet another pretext to destroy the Second Amendment. And the GOP-e, true to form, is reverting to its usual position of curling up into a ball and letting the left stomp all over it. More on that in a bit.

Rush Limbaugh has been saying for the past three years that regarding Trump, this is what fighting back in the rhetorical sense looks like. It’s not pretty, (although his Tweets and retorts are glorious after decades of Republicans just taking their lumps) but it sure as hell is effective. With the media now denuded of the ability to take him down and what there was of its credibility in tatters, and the Democrat Party completely off the rails in terms of anything remotely resembling sane policy proposals or reasoned criticism of their opponents, they can collectively do one of two things: Admit defeat and enter into a period of introspection and reform, or hit the accelerator into “Ludicrous Speed.” Guess which one they’ll choose.

At this stage, I think they’ve gone from doing and saying things that they might not believe merely to rile up their base to actually guzzling the Kool-Aid like there’s no tomorrow. Seriously, what possible reason could Cory Booker have for not accepting the President’s conciliatory remarks in the wake of the shooting? I mean, when even the New York Times is bullied into changing a relatively anodyne headline (forget that the article itself was rabidly anti-Trump) for one that slams the President as a gun nut, things are going downhill. James Hodgkinson (whom Dick Durbin has still not been called to account for his relationship with) nearly massacred a dozen or so GOP congressmen at a softball field, and that was two years ago already. And with that mongoloid-looking racialist Joaquin Castro doxxing a list of San Antonio-area Trump donors and supporters, he’s not so coyly throwing chum in water. Hell, this Reza Aslan clown has openly called for the extermination of the President and everyone who voted for him. With that, I ask, where are we to find common ground? How are we to reconcile our differences? It truly pains me to say this but the obvious answer is that we can’t. The party that embraces death wants that for us.

Angelo Codevilla over at American Greatness has come to the same conclusion:

…But since the ruling class’ condemnations of conservatives as racists, environmental criminals, and would-be terrorists are becoming well-nigh universal, the probability of deadly attacks on conservatives, of intolerable convictions or absolutions, and assassinations, rises to certainty. So does corresponding demand for protection and revenge.

It would be surprising were political words from on high not to be among the factors that trigger mentally ill persons to act out their fantasies…

…We know that our ruling class having largely made government into a partisan thing, America has crossed the threshold of revolution. While we have no way of knowing what lies ahead, we know that the spiral of political violence has already taken its first fateful turns, and that the logic of our partisan ruling class is pushing for more.

Daniel Greenfield over at FrontPage Mag:

…Identity politics was born out of an effort by leftist activists to identify and mobilize potential supporters by breaking down a sense of national solidarity along the lines of group victimhood. Every act of terror breaks down national solidarity further and strengthens the appeals to race over nationality.

Lessons about tolerance, white privilege and racial consciousness don’t end racism. They spread it…

I think it’s gone beyond the point of saying that the Left is playing with fire. They have now started a fire and whether or not it burns down a room or turns into Dresden 1945 remains to be seen. And on another cheery note, even if things remain more or less on an even keel even after the 2020 election, assuming that the President is re-elected, one day, the Democrats are going to win back the White House (G-d forbid) and perhaps one or more Houses of Congress. What do you think they are going to do then? I guarantee you that a future President Toothy McBigTits with a House and Senate chock full of Angela Davises are not going to be concerned about the limits of what they can and cannot do as outlined in the Constitution. They’ll probably torch it like you’d burn your 30-year mortgage after it’s been paid off. 

Any way you slice it, the situation is in serious doubt. G-d I need a friggin’ drink. Happy Wednesday.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed. 

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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