Democrats Are Headed for a World of (Deserved) Hurt

From:,  by Roger L. Simon,  on Feb 8, 2018

After years of non-stop virtue signaling as the party of “truth, justice, and equality,” the Democrats are slowly, inexorably being revealed to be the reverse.  They are being hoisted on the petard of their own moral narcissism.  It has made them blind.

So convinced of their own righteousness were they that it allowed them to participate in, even instigate, the subversion of our justice system to the extent of lying to and deceiving a FISA court in the name of what they assumed was “good.”  They did this in concert with people who claimed to be Republicans or “independents” working for that system in the supposedly noble cause of upending Donald Trump, before and after his election but ended up being the deluded agents of government corruption the likes of which we have never seen in this country.

It comes down to something as crude as this:  Trump’s a bad guy, therefore I’m a good guy and can do or say anything I wish to destroy Trump.  This is moral narcissism taken to a pathological extreme.

Practically with each passing day, as more and more largely arbitrary redactions are pried away from documents that were deliberately hidden from public view in the first place by endless stonewalling, the venality of their true motivations — and of their cohort’s actions — becomes more evident.

The ramifications of that unmasking (note the word) will be more extensive than expected and will reach into every aspect of our culture, even to the last lines of liberal/progressive defense — the media, entertainment, and education. The results won’t go in a straight line — they rarely do.  And many will remain true believers, no matter what.  That’s what true believers do. Their defenders will also become increasingly shrill as the wagons continue to circle.  But the Democrats — and I strongly suspect many of them are starting to realize it (hence that shrillness) — are headed for a world of hurt.

They have much to fear.  They have to deal with ongoing congressional investigations from Messrs. Johnson, Grassley, Goodlatte, and Nunes, among others, that continue to reveal information highly damaging to the Democrats, the FBI and the DOJ. Unlike the missteps and hypocrisy from the Democratic side of these investigations, in not a single instance has the information revealed by these Republicans been factually disputed with success, despite endless spin.  This is because the Democrats are relying almost exclusively on dubious leaks augmented by slavish regurgitation from media ideologues (see Michael Isikoff and David Corn).  The Republicans are relying on those actual documents, most of which have to be extracted from the DOJ/FBI with legal crowbars, but eventually surface. More are on the way, slowly but surely,  probably through summer and into the fall elections. The timing couldn’t be worse for Democrats.

Meanwhile, the only substantive collusion between the Russians and the U.S. is clearly on the Democratic side.  The Uranium One whistleblower spent three hours Thursday speaking with the staff of three congressional committees.  This scandal is under investigation again and much of it, we already know, is founded on facts — real money, millions, that exchanged hands while American uranium went into Russian hands.  More details should be emerging soon.

And, almost as opera bouffe, it also emerged Thursday that Senate Intel ranking member Mark Warner was himself colluding with a Russian oligarch in an attempt to get a secret interview with the notorious Christopher Steele.  In humiliating texts, Warner urged his contact to tell his oligarch buddy to keep the negotiations on the down low because Mark didn’t want a “paper trail” if things went South. (Incredible that a senator could be so clueless as to put that in a text in this day and age.) If Warner was so concerned about an “interview,” perhaps he should have asked to talk with Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer, both of whom are undoubtedly lawyering up but would have a considerable amount to say about the contents of various dossiers.  (In Hollywood, we call it the auteur theory.)

Trump’s poll numbers are beginning to improve — and not just from tax reform. The public is beginning to sense something’s awry here, even those who do not pay close attention to all the Russia talk, etc. And this is before the inspector general report on the Clinton email investigation and who knows what else comes out in a month or two. IG Horowitz has already been responsible for surfacing the Strzok-Page texts and quite possibly for the early departure of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McGabe. See what I mean about a world of hurt?

Some Democrats who are not bought and paid for know this.  Notable among them is renowned Russia scholar and Nation editor Stephen F. Cohen, who just appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show with the following exchange (via Real Clear Politics):

“Are you aware of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government?” Carlson asked.

“No, none,” Cohen answered. “But, there are two documents that became the foundational sources for the Kremlin-gate narrative. It was first the Steele dossier which surely informed the so-called intelligence community assessment in January of 2017. We were told that was the judgment of 17 intelligence agencies. It now turns out to have been the judgment of no intelligence agency, just a few guys at the top. So that’s all that’s ever been produced and it’s not credible.”

Cohen said the intel community used FISA surveillance warrants for Carter Page and Paul Manafort to actually spy on Donald Trump

“Why did they, for example, get a warrant on Carter Page who on the very surface of it is no threat to American national security and then on Paul Manafort?” Cohen asked. “We might assume they did it because they thought these two men would be close, even in the same room as Donald Trump and wanted to surveil him.”

And where did this idea of 17 intelligence agencies putatively working together but in reality giving the imprimatur to a lie come from?  Barack Obama, as we all know, who initiated that approach at the very end of his term. So we further know where all roads point

AG Jeff Sessions has been mostly silent through all this.  Some on the right have complained about that.  It’s easy to understand why.  We want justice and we want it now, especially as the situation has become so obvious. Many have already resigned or been sent to the FBI’s version of Siberia, but we would like to see them indicted.

But taking a step backward, if you really seek justice, it’s best that the attorney general remain in the background until the appropriate moment when the investigation is complete.  It’s probably also smart to allow as many parties as possible to testify on the record for the congressional committees first.  Get this all out in the open — then put them in jail.

Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media.  His latest book is I Know Best:  How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If  It Hasn’t Already.  He tweets @rogerlsimon.


I too believe that the democrats will get their comeuppance, and it’ll happen in November.

Their election losses will be brought about by irrefutable evidence that they were complicit in (at least) two major political scandals: 1) rescuing Hillary Clinton from certain indictment for her mishandling of classified emails and 2) the blatant attempt of top officials at DoJ and FBI to prevent the election of Donald Trump. The public’s position on those issues will be influenced by cold, hard, evidence and the facts will show that the democrats pulled every dirty trick they could think of to protect their political power – to the determent of our rule of law and the concept that no one is above the law.

By election time, multiple investigations will have been completed and the country will know, definitively, that the political spin by the democrats and their lackeys in the media were out-and-out lies. Not only that, but the accusations that Donald Trump colluded with Russians to influence the election will be shown to be bogus and President Trump will have been cleared of all charges.

As we near the election, engaged democrats will see the writing on the wall and begin a full-bore onslaught to negate Trump’s vindication and find some other egregious offense to accuse him of – and by implication, all Republicans. I wonder what they’ll do?

They’d better brush up on their magic skills, it’s going to take a lot more than slight-of-hand to prevent being held responsible for their skullduggery.



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8 replies

  1. I guess my basic cynicism of the average American’s gullibility, unawareness and lack of sophisticated thought prevent me from being hopeful of any of this actually resulting in a well deserved comeuppance next election of what today passes for the Democrat establishment.


    • You’re not alone in feeling that way, Tom, lots of us do and the only reason that I’m trying to be optimistic about the conditions this time is that things are somewhat different. Donald Trump has so far defied being pigeonholed into “standard” political expectations – he’s different. And with so much apparently solid evidence of the democrat’s intention to influence the election, I do think (and hope) that our voting citizens (I usually think of them as “inert”) will wake up long enough to throw the democrat bums out.

      BTW, thanks for your pithy comment and visiting PT!


  2. I admire your optimism, Garnet and I’m hopeful you’re right. There’s no two people more deserving of their comeuppance than O and Hillary, but I don’t know if the Rs have the gumption to see it through.

    Sessions’ lack of involvement has been a sticking point for me, but Simon’s explanation of it makes sense, so I’m hopeful he’s right too.

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    • Well, seeing something happen to Obama is probably a pipe dream, but Hillary is a possibility and some of the others are a pretty good bet. I am optimistic that we’ll see some of the democrat miscreants go to jail. True, there aren’t many R’s who have the backbone to pursue indictment and conviction, but it does look like there are a few. I’m betting on them.

      As far as Sessions goes, I don’t hold out much hope for him, I’d just as soon cut him loose and find someone with balls to do the AG job.

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  3. I’m afraid I am thinking in line with bescher. My hopes for these liberal criminals to be prosecuted all the way to the Obama person are pipe dreams.

    On the elections this year, I simply pray. These are local elections and you just never know.
    (Maybe I didn’t sleep well last night.)

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  4. Let’s keep on Dreaming that the worse will come to Democracts. We will never see anyone go to trial let alone Jail.
    And this budget and amnesty for illegals are going to sink. Republicans big times as much as we wish otherwise

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    • While I know that history is on your side, bescher, I prefer to believe that things will be different – this time. I really do think that even if no one goes to prison, the exposure of democrat dirty tricks and illegal acts will hurt them badly in the mid-term elections. I’d like to see prison time, but retaining the R’s majority in Congress might have to do.


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