Liberals online were pumped about former White House Counsel John Dean testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. And why wouldn’t they be? Dean, who was a central character in the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, has since become a liberal activist, publishing entire truckloads of books and articles that play right into the Democrat agenda. And, you know, since Richard Nixon was a president and there was an investigation and (almost) an impeachment…well, obviously Dean will have a lot to testify about. Because, um, yeah. Reasons.
At this point, Jerrold Nadler might as well call Rachel Maddow to testify. Why not? She has as much personal knowledge of the Trump investigation as Dean does. And she would undoubtedly be even more willing to talk all about the many so-called crimes that Trump and his associates have committed. If Democrats are determined to stage stunt show spectaculars on C-Span, why stop at unrelated figures in government? Call Maddow. Call Jennifer Rubin. Put Ana Navarro at the witness table. Hell, why don’t we just sit Nadler himself down there and let his fellow Democrats ask him questions?
Seems to us, we could save a lot of time and money if the Democrats would just carefully read the Mueller report, line by line, and absorb the conclusions. There was no collusion with Russia. That’s the big takeaway. That’s the invalidation of their years-long propaganda campaign against the president and his supporters. If they would just take a moment, breathe deeply, and come to grips with that exclamatory point, we could move on as a country past this dark episode in American history.
But no, they have convinced themselves that it isn’t true. Or, at least, they have convinced themselves that they can convince the public that it isn’t true. That if Trump wasn’t guilty of collusion, he must still be guilty of something. Obstruction? Sure, why not. And if not that, then cheating on his taxes. And if not that, then being really mean to migrants. Something, anything. Because they just can’t simply drop it and resolve to beat Donald Trump politically in 2020. They just don’t believe they can do it.
So we get the John Dean spectacle instead of a working Congress, passing legislation to better the American way of life. Considering that it’s the Democrats we’re talking about, maybe we’re better off having them distracted by this circus. But damn, a circus it is.