There are a whole lot of fools in the Democratic Party – not that we’re telling you anything that you don’t already know. But we’re not talking about ideology today, we’re just talking about pure political strategy. We’re talking about the leftwing nutters who were arguing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should sit on the voted articles of impeachment against Donald Trump instead of sending them immediately to the Senate. We’re talking about Pelosi herself, who has apparently decided that this strategy makes sense. We’re talking about anyone in this country who thinks that any of this makes a damn bit of sense.
People like Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe, who tweeted last week: “Vote for the Articles of Impeachment in the House, then hold them like a Sword of Damocles over Trump and McConnell until he agrees to abide by his oath and hold a fair trial in the Senate, not a Trumpian whitewash.”
A Sword of Damocles?
We’re sure everyone here knows what that means, but in case a few of you don’t, here’s a brief overview from Wikipedia:
Damocles was pandering to Dionysius, his king, and exclaimed to him that Dionysius was truly fortunate as a great man of power and authority, surrounded by magnificence. In response, Dionysius offered to switch places with Damocles for one day so that Damocles could taste that very fortune firsthand. Damocles quickly and eagerly accepted the king’s proposal. Damocles sat down in the king’s throne surrounded by every luxury, but Dionysius, who had made many enemies during his reign, arranged that a huge sword should hang above the throne, held at the pommel only by a single hair of a horse’s tail to evoke the sense of what it is like to be king: though having much fortune, always having to watch in fear and anxiety against dangers that might try to overtake him. Damocles finally begged the king that he be allowed to depart because he no longer wanted to be so fortunate, realizing that with great fortune and power comes also great danger.
Now, Pelosi has apparently bought into Tribe’s argument that she can indeed hold the impeachment articles over Trump like said sword…but we’re not sure what threat Trump is supposed to be afraid of? Or is the threat to McConnell? We don’t even know. Either way, it’s a threat without any power. It’s threatening to toss Br’er Rabbit into the briar patch.
“I’m not sure what leverage there is from refraining from sending us something we do not want,” said McConnell.
Democrats have been off the deep end, ideologically, for a long time. But we didn’t realize that they were this disconnected from logical political strategy as well. Has Pelosi had a break from reality? Has Trump Derangement Syndrome entered its final, destructive stages?
This whole impeachment saga is destined to go down as one of the biggest political blunders of all time.