A day before the vote held by the House Judiciary committee that pushed forward a recommendation to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, Fox News host Brit Hume broke down he “silly season” we’ve now entered.
The great Trump/Russia conspiracy issue has now devolved into squabbling over:
1. A tiny redacted sliver of the Mueller report. 2. The form of AG Barr’s House testimony. 3. The difference between “spying” and “surveillance.” The silly season is here.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 7, 2019
On the surface, everything the Democrats have been doing since the release of the Mueller report seems to be not only harmful to America (an act for which they hold no qualms) but also counterproductive to their own goal of gaining power (which they would do literally anything to attain). They’ve pushed further investigations while most of the nation yawns. They’ve continuously threatened to impeach President Trump, Barr, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and just about anyone else who makes the news opposing the will of the House of Representatives. Nevertheless, the people aren’t impressed. A vast majority of Republicans, most Independents, and a good chunk of Democrats are saying something to the effect of “impeach or move on.”
If this seems like the kind of political misdirection we’ve seen in the past from both parties, that’s because it is. Whenever one party or the other puts so much emphasis on something seemingly inconsequential and that will certainly result in zero fruit, one has to wonder why. The last time we saw it at this scale was from 2010 all the way through to election day, 2016, when the GOP continuously beat the Obamacare drum. They passed many repeals, including a clean repeal in 2015 that they boldly placed on President Obama’s desk for him to veto. But when they had someone in the White House would sign it a year and a half later, suddenly they couldn’t find the courage to even consider it, let alone pass it.
It was an election smokescreen that helped rally the people around a goal, and as they took the House, Senate, and White House, it was clear that their efforts had worked.
But what the Democrats are doing now seems different. It certainly has to do with next year’s election, but if they think they can ride the Mueller report until then, they’d be fools. People are already bored. So why keep bringing it up? Why all the sound and fury if they know it will signify nothing?
No, this isn’t like what the GOP did with Obamacare. This is very different.
To understand why they keep pinging the Mueller report, contempt, and impeachment to the top of the news feed, one needs to see what stories are not hitting the front pages of newspapers or the top section of online news aggregators, stories that absolutely deserve to be given the full attention of the American people. These stories can be broken down into two categories:
- The border crisis is bad and getting much, much worse. Readers of NOQ Report are well aware of the challenges we’re facing at the border and in the interior as record numbers of illegal aliens are being released to the streets of America. But it isn’t just the masses of migrants that are a problem. Crimes committed by illegal aliens are also on the rise. This is the type of news we report on every day, news the Democrats don’t want anyone to hear.
- The economy is booming and shows no signs of slowing. The economy isn’t perfect, but it’s clearly humming. There are more job openings than jobless Americans. The tax cuts have worked, as have other efforts, and even if I’m no fan of tariffs, there is still other good news in our trade relationships. More Americans are making more money than they’ve ever made before.
The screaming about Barr and the Mueller report is all about keeping the news away from the devastating border crisis and the booming economy. They want you focused on their unhinged actions instead of real issues.