We the People should have known better than to hand the Democrats control of the House of Representatives. To paraphrase P.J. O’Rourke:
“Giving money and power to Democrats is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”
Except “teenage” is too advanced – the Democrats appear to be stuck in eternal adolescence.
We have just been subjected to two-plus years of the evidence-free Robert Mueller Special Counsel Investigation into now-President Donald Trump’s non-collusion with the Russians.
Except now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed more than a year ago to have “cold hard evidence.” Now-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has all along the way claimed to have “direct evidence” and “plenty of evidence.”
Now that the Robert Mueller Special Counsel Investigation is turning out to be one giant collusion dry hole – Democrats are now attempting to claim it was never about collusion at all.
You know how the Robert Mueller Special Counsel Investigation could have struck collusion gold? By investigating Democrats.
“Team Mueller studiously ignores something more conspicuous than the iridescent onion domes atop Red Square’s St. Basil’s Cathedral: Private interests that closed deals with Vladimir Putin and his agents — thanks to then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s public favors — gave the Clinton Foundation between $152 million and $173 million.”
But Democrats and the Deep State – don’t investigate Democrats and the Deep State, so….
Undaunted by the facts or Reality, Democrats are now widening their evidence-free investigations of Trump into….just about anything he’s ever done ever.
“Democrats appear set on barreling forward with investigations of President Donald Trump, with no intention of deferring until the conclusion of the special-counsel investigation headed by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.”
That doesn’t seem at all excessive.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York is now chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He yesterday delivered one of the most breathtakingly totalitarian statements in the history of the spoken word:
“We have to get the facts. We will see where the facts lead. Maybe that will lead to impeachment. Maybe it won’t.”
Get that? Nadler says Democrats “have to get to the facts.” Which means currently – Democrats do not have any facts.
Here in America, we aren’t supposed to launch fact-free investigations into our political enemies. (We aren’t supposed to launch fact-free investigations into anyone.)
Here in America, we are supposed to first have facts – which then cause us to conduct an investigation.
The Democrats’ already-81-witnesses-and-counting ocean-wide fishing expedition – a witch hunt, as it were – isn’t justice. It isn’t government oversight.
It is a totalitarian, massive abuse of power.
Lavrentiy Beria was Joseph Stalin’s chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus in the Soviet Union. Who accurately captured the Communist sentiment which Nadler and the Democrats are now so thoroughly embracing:
“Show me the man – I’ll find you the crime.”
There go the Democrats – colluding with Russia yet again.
Welcome to Moscow on the Potomac.
If Democrats wanted to provide actual government oversight of actual government corruption – there are PLENTY of actual examples. It is government, after all.
For example, Democrats – rather than yet again attack the Trump Administration – could back the Trump Administration.
As the Trump Administration looks into the copious evidence of Jeff Bezos and his massive Amazon – thoroughly corrupting the contractor bidding process for the Defense Department (DoD)’s massive $10 billion cloud computing gig.
The Trump Administration inherited this giant, crony-corrupt mess – from the Barack Obama Administration. Almost certainly the most crony-corrupt administration in our nation’s history.
“…makes it much more likely you’ll get government contracts….
“Meet Deap Ubhi.
“Like that massive pic of Ubhi and Obama? Good thing he’s still working in the Trump Administration….
“And get Ubhi’s USDS self-description: ‘Product & Technology Leader.’ On his Twitter page (again with the Obama pic):
“‘Ubhi describes himself as (the Defense Department’s Digital Service) USDS’ ’Product Guy.’
“Sounds like procurement to me….
“And where did Ubhi work immediately prior to government? Why look…uber-Big Tech company Amazon. You know, the company owned and operated by Jeff Bezos – the world’s richest man and an outspoken anti-Trump agitator.
“And Ubhi didn’t just work for Amazon. He worked for Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Amazon’s cloud storage company.”
So the Obama Administration hired to oversee the DoD cloud computing contract process – a guy who worked for Amazon’s cloud computing company.
So very cozy.
While at the DoD, Ubhi changed the project from a multi-company provider gig – to a sole provider gig. Which makes zero sense.
How many paratroopers jump out of airplanes – without a backup parachute? You almost certainly have backup(s) for the device on which you are currently reading this. But the entirety of the Defense Department – is going to rely on only one provider?
Ubhi then crafted the contractor requirements in such a way – that only Amazon met the specifications.
So very cozy.
Well, the Trump Administration smelled a rat – a rat’s nest, actually. And started to investigate the aroma.
Finally facing appropriate scrutiny – Ubhi recused himself from the cloud contracting process. Which at that point was pointless – he had already done Amazon’s damage.
And less than a month later – Ubhi quit the Defense Department. Which made sense – he had already done Amazon’s damage.
And Ubhi was then immediately (re)hired by…Amazon Web Services.
So very cozy.
Here is a perfect opportunity for DC bipartisanship. Republicans and Democrats could hand-in-hand rid us of this huge, heaping helping of DC crony-corruption.
Both Parties could as one unified front expel corrupt Amazon from the Defense Department cloud computing bidding process.
And impose a punitive time out – a period of time going forward during which Amazon would be ineligible to bid on any government gigs.
“He’s mostly given to Democratic candidates.”
And the feeling is mutual.
And Democrats and the Deep State – don’t investigate Democrats and the Deep State, so….
This first appeared in Red State.