Beto orbiters

Beto O'Rourke women volunteers
Beto O'Rourke women volunteers

This fawning Pozzfeed piece on the angry and energized women who flocked to BETA OʹRourkeʹs campaign is pretty interesting.

A few details struck me. First – making allowances for potential Fake News exaggeration – the remarkable enthusiasm of these female groupies and their willingness to volunteer their time for Beta’s campaign.

Second, their scolding, self-righteous attitude towards all men, and the astonishing self-abasement of the men around them, including Beta.

Third, the role of the 2017 Women’s March – itself a response to the 2016 election – as a seismic event that activated many of these women to get involved in politics, after a lifetime of passivity.

No doubt the Betamania was propped up by Democratic money and organizational support, but it also drew much of its energy from a hydrothermal vent of organic female hysteria. Trump’s victory unleashed something deep and dark in the female psyche, and the effects are still rippling through the body politic: #Resist, #MeToo, #TimesUp, and now this.

I think we may be seeing something like a revival of the women-led Temperance Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, translated into the modern vernacular of feminism (“Temperance” –> #TimesUp), and without the Christian overtones of the TM. It’s a pseudo-religious movement, but the god they are worshiping is not God.

“I remember this time, two years ago, when women were hiding their energy in secret Facebook groups,” one woman told me, referring to groups like Pantsuit Nation that flourished in the days leading up to the 2016 election. “Righteous, visible anger is much better.”

The nullification project

What Steve Bannon calls the “nullification project” – the sprawling Democrat/media/Deep State conspiracy to reverse the outcome of the 2016 election – has entered a new phase following the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives last week. Basking in victory after scooping up as many as 40 seats in the House, the Dems are now gearing up for a massive assault on Trump, in which they plan to subject the duly elected president and his staff to a nonstop blizzard of crippling, ruinous investigations and subpoenas.

The logic seems to be that if you can’t control the presidency, you should use any and all means at your disposal, no matter how shady and ridiculous, to paralyze the White House. There is not one person alive who sincerely believes that Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to steal the election. It’s an obviously retarded, baseless conspiracy theory that would get you laughed out of the room in a sane society. Most of the other complaints about Trump’s alleged abuses of power are bogus or trivial, although there may be some issues (like potential violations of the emoluments clause) that warrant scrutiny.

But these fine distinctions matter not at all to the feral Dems, who intend to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. The guiding principle here is, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” The Dems are slavering in anticipation of January 4, 2019, when the 116th Congress convenes on Capitol Hill and the party of #resistance can finally take its revenge on the president. And they are looking at DOZENS of attack vectors:

House Democrats plan to probe every aspect of President Trump’s life and work, from family business dealings, the Space Force and his tax returns to possible “leverage” by Russia, top Democrats tell us.

What they’re saying: One senior Democratic source said the new majority, which takes power in January, is preparing a “subpoena cannon,” like an arena T-shirt cannon.

Based on our reporting and other public sources, Axios’ Zach Basu has assembled a list of at least 85 potential Trump-related investigation and subpoena targets for the new majority. […]

Top Democrats, who had largely avoided the subject during the campaign, now tell us they plan to almost immediately begin exploring possible grounds for impeachment. A public report by Robert Mueller would ignite the kindling.

I am skeptical that the Mueller report, if it even appears, will be anything more than a dud. There is only so much you can do with nothing. But such a report will merely be the opening volley of a relentless lawfare campaign designed not to bring justice (lol), or even to remove Trump from office, but instead to fatally cripple the presidential team and bring the MAGA agenda to a grinding halt. Who would risk being driven to bankruptcy with legal bills in order to work for Trump?

It seems unlikely that cooler Democrat heads will be able to stop this congressional Operation Barbarossa. According to Axios:

Tom Steyer, the liberal activist who spent more than $100 million during the campaign to build support for impeachment, said establishment leaders who are trying to postpone talk of impeachment are “the outliers”: “80% of registered Democrats think … we’re right.”

Here’s another take from the New York Times:

At the same time, there is a giant pent-up appetite among Democrats to hold Mr. Trump and his administration accountable in ways that Republicans have refused to over the last two years. […]

Striking the right balance is a political imperative for Democrats, who owe their majority to a new, younger and more diverse crop of members-elect — about half of them women — many of whom won races in centrist or Republican-leaning areas after campaigning as change agents.

In other words, buckle the hell up – it’s going to be a bumpy two years.

The intensifying battle over the Trump presidency is part of a broader effort by the regnant progressive class to thwart the will of the American public. This is not new, but it’s coming into sharper focus due to the rise of populist-nationalism in the US (and globally), which rejects the liberal international order so dear to the progressive elites, as well as the existence of social media, which is exposing all sorts of fascinating oddities and anomalies about our political process.

A case in point is the current shenanigans in Florida, where the Democrats are engaged in a shockingly blatant theft of both the Senate and the gubernatorial elections. And I mean shocking: I literally cannot believe what the Dems are attempting to get away with. For instance, an Avis rental car that was returned at the Fort Lauderdale airport yesterday was found to contain two boxes, one of which was officially tagged and labeled “PROVISIONAL BALLOT BOX.” When this was reported to the police, the Broward County sheriff’s office called in a bomb squad and shut down the entire airport for several hours. Broward County, along with Palm Beach County, happens to be ground zero for the current vote recount crisis in Florida. Funny, that.

This is to say nothing of the 95,000 heavily Democrat-favorable ballots that magically turned up three days after the Senate election. We all know what would happen if Republicans pulled a stunt like this. There is simply a different set of rules for the left.

Until now, that is. Fortunately, it seems Trump is not inclined to take this sitting down. America is truly blessed to have a president who cares about the nation and is willing to fight back. Let’s see if he has the steel will and ruthlessness to follow through and drain the fetid swamps in Washington and South Florida. At this point, only Trump stands in the way of the left’s endgame, which is to dissolve the American people and elect another.