Do you remember when we were headed towards the last month or so of the election season and Donald Trump suggested that he may or may not accept the results of the vote? Remember when he was going around from campaign stop to campaign stop, telling arenas full of supporters that the system was rigged against him? Remember how the media and the Democrats portrayed this kind of talk as dangerous? Remember when the left accused Trump of risking a violent insurrection with his irresponsible talk about the legitimacy of the election?
Well, we have our own thoughts about whether or not Trump should have hit that particular theme as hard as he did – there was some merit to what he was saying, but he did sometimes cross the line when questioning the foundation of democracy – but we can say this, without a shadow of a doubt: If Hillary Clinton had won the election, Trump and his supporters would not have gone a TENTH as far in trying to delegitimize her presidency. There is no chance that we would be sitting here in January of 2018, still combing through the Constitution and desperately seeking psychiatrists to help us throw her out of office. No chance at all.
Now, perhaps a legitimate federal investigation into her crimes would have put Hillary in danger of impeachment, but that’s a FAR different story than what we’re seeing right now on the left. Over the past week, kicking Trump out of office with the 25th Amendment has gone from the kind of idea whispered about on extreme-left blogs to something mainstream Democrats are actually considering.
It was only a few weeks ago that the liberal media went ballistic over Fox News’s Jesse Watters suggesting that the Democrats were trying to remove Trump through means of a silent coup. But at this point, who can deny that this is exactly what they’re planning. And it’s not just the Democrats, either. Because to make this 25th Amendment idea happen, they will need the unanimous support of Trump’s entire Cabinet, few of whom identify with the left. And if they didn’t think they could really pull the trigger on this, they wouldn’t spend so much time speculating (in hushed, horrified tones) about Trump’s mental health.
Don’t get us wrong. We don’t believe for a second that this will actually happen. But the mere fact that Democrats are talking about it shows you how desperate they are to get Trump out of the White House. And it also shows you how empty their “violent insurrection” talk was back in 2016. If it suits their purposes, they’re more than happy to nullify an election and implement an undemocratic solution. And if they do – if they even TRY – it will get more Americans to believe the system is rigged than Trump himself could convince in a million years. We hope that’s not an irony we have to live through.