Outside of giving Your Uncle Bruno an opportunity to write a Bondian headline and post a martini glass full of snark there is little to cause you to click on DJ Tice’s unintentionally hilarious editorial of NeverTrump angst from this Sunday’s StarTribune.
In fact I encourage you not to click here but Deplorable Ethics dictate I include the link in this post anyway.
I will quote out anything of value below:
Once among those dubbed “Never Trump” voters, this flummoxed faction (in which I confess membership) might now have to be called the “Never Say Never” voters.
Never Trump — unless the radicalism of the left, and the inability of sensible liberals to resist extremist demands (i.e., impeachment), forces one to reconsider.
“For precisely this reason, the president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box — for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.”
Schiff reiterated the theme many times, for example telling one television interviewer that the Senate needed “to remove him from office because he is threatening to still cheat in the next election … so the normal remedy for a president’s misconduct isn’t available…”
One need not believe that our courts or Constitution are flawless; or doubt that politics too often prevails over principle in Congress (sometimes even among Democrats); or be indifferent to the dangers of foreign meddling and other forms of election mischief or incompetence (sometimes, as in Iowa, among Democrats) — one need none of that naiveté to find this dark progressive portrait of American government unsettling.
The Senate is corrupt; the courts and the Constitution are losing legitimacy; and the “normal” democratic process for settling our differences is no longer sufficiently trustworthy.
Such suspicions are persuasive to many Americans of goodwill; that’s the depth of trouble we’re in. Because this is the way revolutionaries and coup leaders talk: Until this emergency passes, normal political processes must be set aside …
we have seen in three-plus years that Trump can do only so much harm. His actions are often less off-the-wall than his harangues and tweets. The courts have blocked him in numerous ways. So has Congress, if only through its genius for gridlock.
Perhaps, if elected, a new Democratic president would be similarly constrained. Maybe today’s progressive diatribes about the illegitimacy of American institutions would likewise turn out to have been just talk.
But some candidates would make it easier than others for Never Say Never voters to take a chance on that.
So the Strib’s resident conservative editorialist is now finding that the tolerant folks who are looking to make the Democrats the new Party of Pol Pot might not be his best refuge after all.
Funny how now contemplating the possibility of occupancy in the ditch you’ve helped dig by being NeverTrump focuses the mind…