The Day After The Great Victory: Reflections From The Brink Of The Abyss
The morning after (in Europe) and I feel like Trump after being sworn President. I have said, and repeat here, that this was as important as having a Catholic as Pope, because this can actually do more to cleanse the Christian West than, at the moment, even a Catholic Pope would.
It seems to me that the generally excellent Nolte is infected by the “all is well that ends well”-mentality that is so easy in these moments.
Flake was a flake, a coward as always, and a very hypocritical one at that. The idea that a Senator should change his mind because two feminist witches scream at him on an elevator is below kindergarten level, and I actually think it was staged. Nolte’s argument, that it was the right thing to do because of the polls, is monstrous; it is exactly the same logic followed by the Democrats.
Senators must do what is right, screw the polls today, tomorrow and forever.
A just man was crucified for another week whilst her reckless accuser accumulated $1m on several go fund me accounts. Libelling people now makes you a lot of money. Hey, the polls say it’s fine.
Nor do I want to call Senator Collins innocent or even honest. Every word she said on the press conference could have been said one week before. She played a shameful game of self-aggrandising, by keeping all the Country in a suspense and then doing the only decent thing to do. She did that which dozens of her colleagues on the Republican side did without looking for a stage, without trying to look as the Saviour of the Fatherland at the eleventh hour. It is good etiquette and good against the Democrats to praise her now; but I hope that the Republicans never forget that this is a woman who first fuels a witch hunt, and then needs a week to discover that perhaps witch hunts are a tad wrong.
I hope Murkowski disappears into irrelevance as soon as possible, and that she gets recalled (I understand this is possible in Alaska) or substituted by the Governor (I understand this is, in theory, possible too). Compared to her, Stormy Daniels is a Catholic school girl. Her constituents held in utter contempt, she can even hope, now, that she will not have to suffer any consequences. If Alaskans keep her, they deserve her.
I despise Manchin, too. He has spit directly in the face of the voters of West Virginia, making extremely clear to them that they count for almost nothing, and he will throw them a bone only if this does not put him in a conflict with his real masters in Washington.
The lesson also applies to Heitkamp in North Dakota, McCaskill in Missouri, and Donnelly in Indiana. There is nothing like a moderate Democrat and if you vote for them, you poison your Country. I have a strong suspicion that all of them voted no to Kavanaugh because they know their scant chances of reelection are not worth the brownie points they can earn by toeing the Democrat line. Once again, their voters are irrelevant, only their own careers matter.
And as we are there, let us not forget those voters in Alabama who, too precious to vote for Roy Moore, allowed Doug Jones to be elected. How did Doug Jones vote? Thought so! Talking about cutting one’s nose to spite the wife.
US voters must stop seeking for perfection where victory is at hand. They must stop condoning atrocious political behaviour. They must, now, never forget and, starting in November, punish the party of the modern Salem Witch Trials (and the KKK, and Bill Clinton, and much beside).
And please stop praising Collins and Flake. They were part of the problem, and of the insanity, until two days ago; and I suspect they have backpedalled in the end only because they had nothing else to do if they want to have a future in politics or lobbying.
God bless America.
And God bless Justice Kavanaugh and the great, great Donald John Trump.