Watching Democratic lawmakers walking over to the Senate to deliver the articles of impeachment formally, I couldn’t help but be reminded of days gone by when Ringling Brothers would come to town. There would be news coverage of the animals filing into the Lincoln Tunnel on the way to Madison Square Garden for a spectacular exhibition. The difference between this caravan and the legislators processing through the Capitol Rotunda is that the former was supposed to culminate in a circus. At the same time, the latter evolved into one due to Democratic partisan bumbling and incompetence. Or perhaps that is what we are supposed to think.
Nancy Pelosi looks like a fool right now, and although she may be any things, the Speaker is no fool. This impeachment farce may seem like an exercise in futility since the chances of conviction in the Senate are roughly equivalent to winning the Powerball and the Megaball in the same week. Could there be something else at play here? Are the powers that be in the Democratic Party intentionally trying to sideline Warren and Sanders in favor Of Joe Biden?
I had to listen it again on my computer because I wasn’t sure I heard it right the first time. Joe Biden actually said that “when it comes to decisions, the details don’t matter. It is somewhat disconcerting that someone who wants to be leader of the Free World thinks that details should not inform decisions. It does explain, however, how he manages to be on the wrong side of just about every foreign policy decision for the past 30 years. The same approach to decision making among his supporters also helps to explain why he still has any although the rather sad quality of the current alternatives to his candidacy.
It does beg the question, however, that if the details don’t matter then what does? How do you make decisions? Flip a coin? Draw lots? Tarot Cards? Eeney, meeny, miny mo? The media keeps giving this guy a pass but frankly the thought of this buffoon in the oval office is just scary.
I used to think that no one could ever make Jimmy Carter look good by comparison and then along came Obama. The only thing I liked about Obama was that he stayed in office long enough to keep crazy Uncle Joe out. Who knew that the Democratic Party would be in such disarray that the likes of Joe Biden is being touted as the one safe choice that can save the party from itself.