Love him or hate him, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) does have a way of rifling through the political dumpster and coming up with a pearl or two that somehow manages to put things in perspective. So, when he called for a special prosecutor to investigate a “Bureaucratic Coup” being waged against a sitting president, a bell went off.
Graham pulled this line on Fox host Chris Wallace when asked about the latest bombshell report that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested recording President Trump to make a 25th Amendment case against him:
“There’s a bureaucratic coup against President Trump being undiscovered [sic] here … Before the election, the people in question tried to taint the election to tip it in Clintons’ favor — and after the election they are trying to undermine the president. I don’t know what Rosenstein did, but I know what [Andy] McCabe, [Bruce] Ohr, [Lisa] Page and [Peter]Strzok did. They tried to destroy this president.”
That’s as clear and concise as it gets, don’t you think?
A Crime Against the American People
If you’ve ever watched one of those great heist movies where they try to make off with the Renoir or the Hope Diamond you understand that to begin your plan of attack, you need a major diversion. Before the thieves crack the safe open, somebody better pull the fire alarm next door. How about an explosion on the third floor so you can swipe the painting on the fourth? You get the drift.
Perhaps that’s precisely what we have been witnessing in our current political climate. Mueller and Russiagate are the distraction, so we take our eyes off the main event. Every time something happens regarding this bureaucratic coup, another shoe drops over at the office of Special Counsel. It’s impossible to focus on the macro picture when so many little bombs are going off all around you.
The Media Is the Distraction
A couple of things are worth noting here. Number one: The media is the distraction. The folks over at The New York Times are doing a bang-up job of making a commotion. And no one seems to be asking the obvious question: Why believe anything they are publishing these days when it is from anonymous contributors or consulted and vetted through anonymous sources? Isn’t it entirely possible – even likely – that all of it is utter nonsense? I don’t believe the Rosenstein story any more than I believed the anonymous op-ed because after all, let’s consider the source.
Sit back and think for a moment. Do you honestly believe the Deputy Attorney General doesn’t know that you must have a vice president to approve the invocation of the 25th Amendment? Of course, he does. So why on earth would he suggest an idea that is certain to fail? No one who is not on some kind of opioid believes Mike Pence would agree to a 25th Amendment challenge against Donald Trump. So, what is this really all about anyway? Could it perhaps be just another distraction?
Number two: The media elevate unimportant and superficial events to avoid digging into the things that matter. If you take a word out of a Trump tweet and get Maxine and Nancy and Chuckie to comment on it – boom, you’ve got a lead story. Then you simply do not have time to focus on what is really happening.
Those of us who call ourselves conservatives don’t generally like the idea of calling for a special prosecutor. We believe it to be a waste of taxpayer dollars – our hard-earned cash. But for once, I think Lindsay Graham may have a point. We need to get to the bottom of this. There is too much coming out in dribs and drabs, too much distraction, way too much superficiality going on in the media while members of our own government are trying to take down Donald Trump.
It’s time to keep our eyes on the prize, reject the sideshows from the elite media and focus on an increasingly apparent attempt by forces of the left and establishment to overthrow a duly elected president.