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A Tale of Two Funerals, and Two Waves

As the fall elections approach, it's clear that the Left side of the aisle is getting nuttier by the day. The public spectacles of the two funerals, Aretha Franklin's and John McCain's, brought forth the usual characters from our long-running American sitcom-cum-political soap opera, including a lecherous Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhan in Detroit; and the leading lights of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party, including George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Joe Lieberman, in Washington, almost all of whom seemed not to have the dearly departed on their minds, but their bete noire in the White House, Donald Trump. Old feuds, such as that between Bush and McCain, were forgotten as, like Marc Antony over the bleeding corpse of Julius Caesar, they delivered their orations designed not so much to praise McCain but to bury Trump.

When even funerals are politicized -- and let's face it, McCain got the ball rolling on that score well before his death -- then we have come to the end of Civility Road, for there is literally nothing sacred any more, even on the secular Left. But this is what happens when your entire world revolves around politics, and the politics of the moment are not going your way. When all you believe in is a quasi-religious ideology then you are going to be frequently frustrated when their Satan beats your God every few years. By investing every bit of psychic and emotional and misplaced spiritual energy into something as definitionally changeable as who occupies the White House, you are doomed to perpetual frustration.

Thus is lunacy now abroad in the land. The approaching congressional elections have much to do with it. Having failed first to prevent Trump's candidacy, then betting the house on Hillary Clinton's inevitable victory in 2016, then cashing in the DOJ/FBI's "insurance policy" (the "Russian collusion" fantasy), then unleashing, via Rod Rosenstein, the Straight Arrow's endless investigation into not Russian collusion but the president's past life and business arrangements, then mounting via their journalist allies the "Resistance" to the duly elected president and our entire Constitutional system of governance, and harrying him every step of the way since, the sore-loser Left has been driven mad by the manifest failure of the Arc of History to bend their way.

Accordingly, in the wakes of the two funerals, all passion is now being directed at the two possible onrushing waves. Will the Democrats take back the House (possible) and the Senate (impossible) and thus unleash the powers of impeachment upon the miscreant in the White House? Or will those whose votes put the president in office be so inflamed by everything that's happened since November 2016 that they will once again rush to the electoral barricades to make sure the Democrats, like the Kaiser's troops at Verdun, shall not pass?