Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Devotionals

So people have been selling things like this candle. And there's a market for it. Or rather, there was a market, until their deus ex machina dropped down with bupkis.
Sanctus rectum
I do struggle with schadenfreude and its applications. Mockery is fun, but it's not good form to stroll on to a battlefield and start shooting the wounded. And there are plenty of people who are wounded. My usual social media feed, amply stocked with people who believe the soul of wit is posting 50 Trump-bashing posts a day, every day, features many who are struggling with what's next. A few are posting cat pictures. Others are muttering.

Still, the aftermath of the Mueller investigation has been worth it, as we contemplate the carnage on the battlefield. Will anyone really care what Rachel Maddow thinks any more? The Adam Schiffs and Jerrold Nadlers of the world will persist, but they aren't likely to get anywhere, and there's no appetite for their bumbling. The focus will shift to the 2020 Democratic field, whose members will jostle for position and, if the first moments are any indication, will not impress.

It's a period of transition.

4 comments:

Bike Bubba said...

The ideal state, in my view, is a line by line review of the Mueller investigation to see exactly what would have been learned with an honest investigation that didn't rely on the Steele fraud, followed by giving those who dishonestly used that fraud the chance to seek new opportunities, preferably in jail. If we take it, it's a great chance to see just who in the FBI was the murkiest part of the Swamp.

R.A. Crankbait said...

An Op/Ed in the Strib today said that Trump barely escaped, and it was better for him to try humility rather than gloating right now. Actually, I think some humility in the media would be an excellent step going forward.

It's more likely, though, that they, like octopuses, will continue to use ink by the barrel - and for the same purpose.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Yep, Crankbait, they won't learn. They won't confess or repent. They'll double down. They'll attack those who got it right because those few people embarrassed them. (As if their own work doesn't stand independently as an embarrassment of epic proportions.). I read this morning that USA Today won't accept citations from the Federalist or National Review because of credibility issues. The irony was thick. I fully expect that the sources that I have on Twitter that have actually been right about events before they happen will also be censored/blacklisted. And it won't matter because Trump is going to go after the guilty. And they will howl. And they will scream. And they, at least some of them, will meet justice.

What I appreciate particularly about what I think Trump is doing is that he isn't just aiming to survive this Leftist onslaught. Nor is he looking for some little victories so that he can credibly say, "I fought back. Justice was served." I think he's going for BIG victories. And I think a major part of the plan is using his enemies' forces against themselves. The press is busy stabbing itself to death thinking it's hurting him. The realization just hasn't quite hit home yet. For a few, maybe. But not enough to stop the suicide.

These next few years will be amazing.

Bike Bubba said...

Really, the candle with the "Sacred Heart of Mary" on it speaks to the Democrats doubling down and s**tting on Catholics and other religious people; the very notion is blasphemous, no? Yes, you get used to it after a while, but that doesn't mean you seriously consider voting for them ever again.