Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
– William Butler Yeats
The Democrats are desperate, and desperate men are dangerous.
They’re also stupid.
After going all-in on Russian Collusion and impeachment and losing, they are doubling down on the chingaderavirus. They are like gamblers who lose their life savings and start borrowing money so they can “win it back.”
The other day we were treated to the sight of four different reporters at a press conference on the Chickity China the Chinese chickenvirus asking President Donald J. Trump if saying “China virus” was racist. (SPOILER: Trump told all four of them it was not racist.)
Meanwhile, Taterhead over at CNN has been claiming since 2015 that if you even look cross-eyed at a journalist you are inciting mob violence against them and that when Trump calls them “fake news” he is undermining Trust in the news media which is the most important branch of government. As if CNN hasn’t been trying to undermine Trump since the day he declared his candidacy.
Some Democrats seem to think they see the Hand of God in the timing of the Kung Flu. (I see the hand of the Chinese government.) The things the Democrats are saying about Trump don’t tell us much about Trump but they reveal a lot about the Democrats.
The unbiased consensus has been that Trump looked very presidential and statesmanlike in the past couple weeks. Hence the Democrat freak-out.
The Democrats keep making the same mistake with PDJT. As they say in Scarface, “You don’t get high on your own supply.” The Democrats have been drinking their own Koolaid and believing their own propaganda. They really believe all the bullshit they spew about Trump. They are convinced that Trump is a bumbling idiot who keeps getting lucky. They have been munching on TDS-infected bats from China and it has made them delusional.
The Democrats have been praying for some major natural disaster or a war so that Trump’s incompetence would be fully exposed to the voting public. So along comes this Wang Chung Virus at just the right moment. (It doesn’t take a whole lot of paranoia to think there is something suspicious about the timing of all this)
So what does that big orange doofus do? He gets up on the bully pulpit and looks presidential! No wonder Nasty Nana looks like Hillary did the morning after the election. THIS WASN’T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN!!!!
While the Democrats were keeping the Nattering Nabobs of Cable News distracted with impeachment, Trump was putting a travel ban on China. To the extent it got any attention, the travel ban was called racist. At first they said Trump was doing too much. Then they flip-flopped and said he wasn’t doing enough. So Trump did more. So they played the race card again, and said calling the Kung Pao Flu the “China virus” or “Wuhan virus” was racist, even though that is what they were calling it until they decided it was racist.
Trump was unfazed. They covered his pressers from beginning to end until they saw it was improving his poll numbers, so now they are embargoing them. But you cannot ignore the President of the United States. That goes for any POTUS – good or bad, the news has to cover him. Ever since Reagan the media follows the POTUS around with a camera crew just in case he gets shot or something.
So Trump is up there at the podium in the Rose Garden being a leader. Our most recent presidents in times of crisis tend to hide until they figure out what they are going to do and then they are resolute in sticking to whatever they decided come hell or high water. And they spend more time making sure their asses are covered than they spend on finding solutions. They often follow the advice of the political fixers rather than the real experts.
Trump is no Obama. He doesn’t pretend to know everything. He’s bringing out the experts and the people in his administration who are handling stuff and letting them talk. And he’s keeping the media in check.
The Democrats want us to believe that this is a Flight 93 moment. They want us to believe that they need to rush the cockpit and seize the controls to keep Trump from crashing the plane. But the natural reaction of most people in a crisis is to rally ’round the flag and support the president.
And the Democrats haven’t exactly been boosting their image with displays of competence. They bungled impeachment and the Iowa and Nevada caucuses so far this year, and both were unforced errors.
Leaders lead. Trump is leading. I don’t know what to call what the Democrats are doing.