What does it mean after the House of Representatives — on an almost one-hundred-percent pure partisan vote, save for two Democrats who wisely demurred — decides to expand an impeachment investigation on what they claim to be serious charges when… the very next day… the stock market zooms to all-time highs, breaking records substantially on all major indexes, and black unemployment goes to all-time lows?
Well, the latter spells big trouble for the Democrats a year from now and the former means the investment world thinks impeachment is a bunch of horse hockey that will never happen (the Republican Senate will never convict Trump, not even envious Mitt) and the real news was the job figures.
And it’s easy to see why both of those are true. No matter what polls tell you, it’s not just Kanye. African Americans are wising up to the fact they’ve been royally you-know-what’d by decades of Democratic Party rule. Under Trump, their paychecks are going up faster than anybody’s. Even black youth unemployment is at record lows. You think they’re not making the connection?
As for the big investors, they know the charges are absurd. They read such things assiduously, as anyone who even skims the economic press knows. The transcript of the supposedly impeachable phone call is laughingly banal. But at the same time it’s obvious why the Democrats were so alarmed by it.
And it’s not about Joe Biden. Biden arose in the conversation with Zelensky as something of an afterthought. Why wouldn’t he be? Hapless Joe’s been a textbook example of The Peter Principle ever since he plagiarized in law school (think about that as an example to your son!) and it’s doubtful Trump was overly concerned with him. What was on the president’s mind was CrowdStrike, the digital firm. He was trying to enlist Ukrainian help in tracking down the who, what, where, and why of the Russia probe (aka Spygate). That interested him. And why wouldn’t it? It would interest anyone who was the subject of such a nefarious plot. And the president was perfectly within his rights trying to do this — in the Ukraine or anywhere else.
Much of our media likes to dismiss Spygate and related matters as “debunked conspiracy theories.” In truth, they’re panicked by them. The entire impeachment roundelay is about deflecting from this coming storm. Adam Schiff, because he lied countless times about Russia collusion, is desperate to lead the way in this deflection. He will not succeed. Justice is coming.
Why am I so confident? I know many readers are not. Waiting for Barr or Durham or the inspector general feels like “Waiting for Godot.” (“Soon Monsieur Godot will come.” Yeah, right.) I sympathize. But patience, grasshopper. The Democrats are digging deeper and deeper holes for themselves. Some, rumor has it, already have buyer’s remorse on impeachment. Soon enough the bombs will start to go off. You can already read the fear in their eyes. It’s made manifest in the bad acting you see from all these Democratic congressmen and women — the phony “grave” assertions of how “sad” they are that they must undertake this “unfortunate” impeachment inquiry. But they do so for us, for the Constitution. (Again — yeah, right.)
Meanwhile, if you watched Trump in Tupelo Friday night, you know the people are with him, just as they were in Dallas and Minneapolis a week or two back. No one ever has had a grassroots response like that. And power, as we used to say back in the day, belongs to the people.
The deep state — the instigators of all this, from the fake Russia probe though Kavanaugh and now the risible Ukraine nonsense — made a big mistake in their approach. (And considering they’re in a large part CIA, that’s worrying.) It would have been smarter psychologically to have embraced Trump from the start, rather than try to subvert him. He’s certainly favorably disposed to praise. Then they could have co-opted him. But they bollocked up the entire thing and alienated a huge swath of the republic in the process. After 2020, more of the deep-staters will be gone — and they know it (hence the panic). Good for us. Keep up the fight. And, as you know, never give up. Pessimism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.