No Russian Collusion, But the #Resistance Won't Stop Hollering
I’ve been a Russian collusion skeptic from the start, for three reasons. One, it always seemed far-fetched that Trump was some sort of Russian agent, because that would mean he was loyal to someone other than himself. I could see Putin flattering Trump to trick him into doing what he wanted, but I just can't see Trump doing so willingly. Is he a dupe? Plausible. Is he a spy? Nah.
Two, it would require Trump to keep his mouth shut about it. Utterly impossible. He can't even stop running his yap about a man who's been dead for six months. You really think he'd keep quiet about pulling off the biggest conspiracy in the history of the United States?
The third and most important reason is that the whole thing is so damn convoluted and confusing that I've just tuned it out. Every time I learned enough about the latest "bombshell" revelation to realize I didn't care, it turned out to be BS anyway. This thing has been like a football field strewn with rakes, and our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters were determined to step on each and every one.
"Wake me when there's collusion" has been my philosophy. Well, guess what?
MSNBC’s Katy Tur, with a blank look on her face, says regarding the Mueller report: "This vindicates the President on collusion" pic.twitter.com/5az114vsts
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 24, 2019
No collusion, then. It's over. The Dems and the media (pardon the redundancy) spent two years, tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, and their last remaining scraps of credibility trying to prove it, but Trump didn't do it. The #Resistance was wrong.
And they’re in denial about it, of course, just as they’re still in denial that Hillary failed them. This simply can't be happening to them, so they've dissociated themselves from reality. They would rather believe the president of the United States is a traitor, in defiance of all evidence, than admit they were wrong about something. The worst-case scenario didn't happen, and they're heartbroken.
Here's their reaction to this latest news, in sum:
Even before this news, I was resigned to the idea of Trump getting re-elected. Now, I don't see how he can lose. They'll throw everything they've got at him, because that's all they know how to do. But if it didn't matter in 2016, why will it matter in 2020?
Well, there's always 2024. Maybe by then, Michelle Obama will be ready to run. She'll save them!
P.S. Credit where it's due, not all lefties are in denial. Matt Taibbi just went HAM on the whole thing. And then there's Glenn Greenwald:
A short two-minute video for those of you in the media pitifully insisting that no media reckoning is needed and journalists performed beautifully, soberly and responsibly throughout this whole saga: pic.twitter.com/PF5s2kTcYA
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 25, 2019