While I 100% knew that the Russian collusion narrative was not going to die even after Mueller cleared Trump of that accusation in his report, I’ll admit I thought the Left would not be THIS desperate to keep the narrative alive so soon.
The New York Times (at least in their online article) had a headline that read: “Washington’s Most Popular Russian (and His Teammates) Honored at White House.”
Now, that headline on its own is a bit ambiguous. It’s not an outright lie, but it’s fairly misleading, though there are clues in it that should tell you (at least if you’re a sane person) that Trump was actually meeting with the Stanley Cup champions the Washington Capitals, led by Alex Ovechkin, the team’s star player and Russian native.
But there is more to this than just what the headline tells you. In the beginning paragraph, the NYT mentions the recently wrapped up Russian investigation: “A day after President Trump reveled in the apparent fizzling of a two-year effort to prosecute him for possible illicit coordination with Russia during the 2016 campaign, Washington’s most prominent Moscow native arrived at the White House on Monday to celebrate.”
Now, tell me, is it at all necessary to mention the Russian investigation in an article about the President meeting with a championship-winning sports team? What does it add to the story’s main point – that Trump met with the Washington Capitals in the White House, and meeting with the team’s star player who just so happens to be from Russia – to make mention of the fact that Trump was under investigation for two years for supposed collusion with Russia?
By the way, I also love the subtle hint that they don’t think this is over. Saying “apparent fizzling” tells me how they 100% do not plan on this being settled just because Mueller couldn’t find anything. Poor desperate demons.
And it’s not just that beginning paragraph. According to the Daily Wire (the NYT has a subscription wall and I have no intention of giving them any of my money), later down the NYT article, they talk about a “2017 Oval Office meeting between Trump, the Russian foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov, and then-Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey I. Kislyak. Naturally, the Times took the opportunity to claim the conversation between these men ‘reinforced the belief that Mr. Trump had fired Mr. Comey because of the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between Russian operatives and the campaign – a move that would have potentially implicated him in another crime, obstruction of justice.’”
Again, in an article talking about the President meeting with the Washington Capitals months after they won the Stanley Cup, the most coveted prize in the NHL, what does it add to the story to mention this random meeting from ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO!?
You see, I could take that headline and beginning paragraph as a little joke about how Trump is meeting with a Russian the day after the Mueller investigation wrapped up. I have a sense of humor, so I can see the fun little irony of meeting with a Russian-born man the day after the Russian collusion investigation wrapped up, clearing him of the charges. But the fact that the article also mentions the Oval Office meeting with those two Russian diplomats from 2017 tells me the writer of this article did not mean any of this as a joke.
It tells me this is still an effort to maintain the Russian collusion narrative and even try and bring along the obstruction of justice narrative (which is as b.s. as the collusion narrative, given Trump has the legal power to fire the head of the FBI for any given reason or no reason at all). It tells me that none of this is funny and Trump meeting with Ovechkin (and his teammates) is another piece of evidence of Trump colluding with Russia. That somehow, a hockey player who led his team to winning the Stanley Cup and happens to be Russian (though he’s also a fan of Putin, for some reason, but that hardly implicates him as being an operative) plays some small part of the overall conspiracy to steal the election away from Hillary (and by extension, the Democrats, given that they could not give a single damn about her now) and thus shows that Trump is guilty of everything he’s been accused of.
It’s sad, to be quite honest. The Mueller report just cleared Trump of the very charges it was supposed to prosecute him on, so the Left is grasping at straws. Like I mentioned in my previous article, the Left has turned on Mueller, with some thinking he might’ve been compromised by the Russians or something.
This narrative was the only explanation the Left had for Trump winning in 2016, with the obstruction of justice charge coming a bit later, but also leading nowhere.
This is downright derangement. And not just Trump Derangement Syndrome, but outright derangement. They refuse to believe Trump didn’t collude with Russia. These people do not rely on facts or logic at all, but entirely on feelings.
They want Trump in jail because he ticks them off to no end. He didn’t commit any crimes, was elected fairly and legally, but he is an affront to them just by existing and must be rid of. That’s why people like Rep. Al Green (D-TX) (seriously, Texas, what are you doing electing this doofus?) repeatedly tried to bring up articles of impeachment throughout Trump’s presidency. He had no grounds for impeachment, only claiming things like obstruction of justice and so forth, but nothing substantial. And yet, he tried multiple times to have it be brought up for a vote on the House floor and was repeatedly rejected. Matter of fact, even after the Mueller investigation wrapped up, he keeps saying that he will continue to seek impeachment of the President.
That’s because impeachment is not about justice, but politics. The grounds for it have to be justified, for the most part, but if there is enough support for it, justice doesn’t matter. If enough Democrats and Republicans wanted Trump out, they could do it with the most b.s. reasons imaginable.
The Russian collusion narrative should be dead, and some Democrats like James Clyburn are trying to get them to move on (particularly to the narrative that Republicans want to take away people’s healthcare), but I’m certain these people will not move on. They will keep going back to the well that has dried up. They don’t care if nothing comes from it, they are desperate enough and deranged enough to think it will hurt Trump.
It won’t. And the more desperate they get, the less appealing they will be to most voters.
Of course, I imagine a fair majority of the Democrat base also believed in the collusion story and will likewise not want to let it go because it does not compute that Mueller found no evidence. After all, if the average Democrat voter only receives information from the MSM, time and time again, people like Rep. Adam Schiff told them they themselves had evidence of collusion, so Mueller must also have evidence of collusion. Finding that Mueller did not, actually, have anything goes against the garbage the media was feeding them and these people might come to the conclusion that something was amiss regarding Mueller. That he must’ve somehow been compromised or something else that might explain this new reality.
But I don’t think the majority of people are that nutty. Being cleared by Mueller is a massive win for Trump that could very well help him out in the future.
But again, I doubt this will do anything to change any on the Left’s minds. Some might be more willing to cut their losses and move on, but most I imagine will go even more insane than they already were. Before, while they still accused Trump of all of these things without any evidence, they at least had the Mueller investigation going on to fall back on, hoping it will find something. Now, they will try to claim things without evidence and without even the support of the Mueller investigation. In fact, the report directly contradicts what they would have to say, so that puts them in an even worse position.
But this is just how desperate they are. Again, I could’ve taken that headline and opening paragraph as a little joke, but these people have no sense of humor and did not intend those things to be a joke. They think Trump meeting with any Russian at all is tantamount to him meeting with Putin and drinking vodka in celebration of getting away with something malicious.
The desperation is real and it’s just beginning.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?”
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