Just imagine in your mind’s eye comedian Jeff Foxworthy saying the following:
“You may be in a Third-World nation if a congressional election 90 days into your president’s term is already seen as a referendum on his rule.”
That’s how farcical American politics have become in 2017.
Democrats – who never have accepted the November election results – and the “mainstream” media – who never have accepted the November election results – are now hopscotching in unison from one special congressional election to another, breathlessly hoping for a belated electoral comeuppance for our new president.
On Tuesday, it was to replace Rep. Tom Price in Georgia’s Sixth District. Price is now secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“Democrat Jon Ossoff has real shot at rebuking Trump in Georgia election upset,” blared a hopeful pre-election New York Daily News headline.
“The anti-Trump resistance has its first real chance at victory Tuesday,” the story’s lead paragraph crooned.
The “resistance” – we’ll get to that word in a second – almost got their wish Tuesday for an outright 50-percent-plus-one victory over a crowded and divided Republican field. Ossoff garnered 48 percent of the vote, and he doesn’t even live in the district – and his public leadership experience is about as solid as an Atlanta highway.
If those weak credentials can muster that much support, Republicans had better close ranks, and fast. Thankfully, that’s already happening. Republican front-runner Karen Handel is winning the support of several of her former political rivals now that she is facing Ossoff in a June 20 runoff.
But back to the Daily News: Notice the writer’s use of the word “resistance,” totally buying – hook, line and sinker – the far-left’s nutty rhetoric that seeks to somehow equate its election deniers to – what, the French resistance in World War II? What utter blather.
Yet, this is all the Democrat/media cabal have going for them – especially now that, after the Syria missile strike, it’s been revealed that President Trump either was not a colluder with Russia after all, or was a pretty poor one.
If the laws here allowed snap elections, as they do in some countries, we’d have had one already by now.
At the same time as they hope for rebuke at the polls, the anti-Trumpers are staging tax-day themed marches that are, likewise, thinly veiled attempts to overturn the November election by attacking the president on his personal taxes.
The irony – completely lost on the chronic agitators, no doubt – is that, if they truly had their way, these tax-day protesters would indeed change the election result and install a Democrat. Said Democrat would undoubtedly keep current tax rates or raise them, not lower them – making these tax-day protests perhaps the first in recorded history ultimately aimed at higher taxes, not lower.
It might be radical these days to suggest it, but let’s let the duly elected president take his policy proposals out for a spin. Despite all the premature gnashing of teeth, it might result in a more prosperous and secure country, and maybe even a safer world.
Of course, that would require allowing the president to actually do something before being second-guessed.