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Donald Trump, Jabberwocky, and the Deep State's Gordian Knot

I'm currently on a ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, nearing my old home town of Honolulu, but through the miracle of limited-bandwith wifi technology and satellite TV have been able to keep up with the exploding heads back on the mainland. That this is an orchestrated stampede seems beyond question: President Trump's very existence is now regarded as, in and of itself, criminal. His presence in the White House is intolerable. To hell with representative democracy, the Constitution, and the Electoral College: the results of the 2016 election must be overturned by any means necessary.

That such an attitude is fundamentally anti-American fazes the Democrat-Media-Never Complex not one whit. With the Real Inspector Hound continuing to beetle away at the legal dungheap known as the Mueller Investigation, the notion is being implanted in the public's mind that it's perfectly all right to litigate an election ex post facto on grounds that have nothing whatsoever to do with the election itself. That is to say, with exactly zero evidence of "Russian collusion" having so far been found, Mueller is within the unlimited scope of his probe to put Paul Manafort in the Supermax prison for life for allegedly operating exactly the way the Podesta Group and the Clinton Foundation also operated -- and for which they, of course, will skate, because Democrat.

Thus the outrage comes thick and fast, accelerating with each meaningless tidbit of "news" (really, mostly gossip and cheap attitudinizing from the usual suspects): anything that Trump does, or has ever done, whether politically or in his private life, is now grounds for impeachment. Hence the Democrats' zeal to take back the House of Representatives this fall; should that happen, the House would become a chamber of horrors devoted full-time to putting the administration on trial, even in the certainty that the Senate will never vote to convict.

But crippling Trump is now the be-all and end-all of the "Resistance," a group of un-Americans devoted to the destruction of our constitutional system while flying the false flag of "real" patriotism. Even assuming that Trump is a bad man -- a sexual libertine (Bill Clinton, take a bow!), a rapacious, dishonest businessman, an unfaithful husband, and an all-around shitheel -- that is not enough to constitutionally disqualify him from the White House, whether during an election or -- even worse -- in its aftermath. No matter how venal the man, how unscrupulous or untrustworthy, as president he will have access to all the classified information the government has to offer, whether he could in any other capacity get a security clearance that high or not. Neither Clinton nor Obama could have, and yet we elected them both anyway.