The Democrats have collectively come down with terminal Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Their hatred of Donald Trump has taken them to ridiculous places.
And Democrats lost big on impeachment. This is what Pelosi will do next.
The early returns on impeachment are in.
The Democrats are losing the battle.
Public interest in the charge is cratering.
According to Nielsen, the broadcast networks have seen as high as a 20% drop in viewership, and soap operas have been drawing better numbers.
Meanwhile, Trump’s job approval ratings are spiking.
Instead of analyzing the reasons for their defeat, Democrats opt to point the finger at some arbitrary cause.
For example, according to the left, Hillary Clinton didn’t lose in 2016 because she was deeply corrupt and deeply unpopular.
She lost because of racism, sexism, xenophobia, islamophobia, and any other buzzword you can come up with.
Clinton even suggested that women didn’t vote for her because their husbands told them not to, which sounds like the definition of sexism.
The “pro-woman” Democrats don’t believe women have enough agency to vote against Clinton.
And now The New York Times is floating an insane conspiracy theory into why interest in impeachment is so paltry.
Times op-ed writer and professor Nicole Hemmer suggests that impeachment support was weakened by 50 years of right-wing media.
Hemmer’s main contention goes as follows:
“This was the purest representation so far of conservative media’s efforts to minimize not just impeachment but the full array of President Trump’s misconduct. But minimization is only half the strategy to protect Republican control of the White House. The other half is scandalization: an effort to create an air of nonstop scandal around previous Democratic presidents and presidential hopefuls.”
This is a laughable assertion on so many levels.
First of all, the media have been tilted to the left for decades.
There was hardly such a thing as right-wing media until talk radio came along.
Prior to that, there wasn’t much beyond William F. Buckley’s National Review periodical and “Firing Line” television show.
Second, Hemmer just laid out the Democrats’ entire media strategy.
But Hemmer suggests that the right-wing smear campaign stretches back to opposition to Lyndon B. Johnson and support for Barry Goldwater.
This is absurd.
Johnson was widely considered a racist and a boor (among other things) even by left-wing historians.
Leftists ignore this history because he ushered in the Great Society programs, which have done incalculable damage.
Hemmer also points to Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Clinton didn’t need any help with “scandalization” during that episode.
He’s the one who had an affair in the Oval Office with an intern, lied about it, and pressured others to do the same.
That’s hardly a “vast right-wing conspiracy,” despite cries from Hillary Clinton.
Hemmer also mentioned author Peter Schweizer who wrote “Clinton Cash” and “Secret Empires,” which both detail scores of Democrat malfeasance.
Apparently it’s scandalous to report on scandal.
Hemmer’s rambling thesis is somehow supposed to explain why impeachment is a dud.
The simple truth is the Democrats don’t have the goods, and the American people know it.