On Thursday, Fox News shredder Tucker Carlson grated Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff like cheese for being an unhinged lunatic with regard to Trump-Russia collusion. Adam won’t give up the left-wing dream that Trump’s election was rigged and so he’s #NotMyPresident.
Tucker noted the crushed hopes of many across the aisle:
“[T]he news (of no collusion) is a disaster for the Democratic Party. Democrats were planning to ride that conspiracy theory to victory in the election next year.”
Adam was a key part of the 2020 plan:
“They were so certain that Trump was guilty of collusion that they installed their party’s chief collusionmonger, Adam Schiff of California, as the head fundraiser for the Democrats in Congress. Schiff was planning to spend the next 18 months writing direct mail pieces about espionage and the Kremlin and Don Jr. going to jail.”
But, Tucker noted, a wrench got thrown: “Robert Mueller foiled his plans.”
“[N]ow Schiff is back on the House Intelligence Committee — he chairs it. It’s one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government.”
Cut to a short montage of Schiff schiffing — “There’s plenty of evidence of collusion…”
But it was all BS. And everyone looks like dorks, particularly Adam Schiff. But not to Adam Schiff!
“[T]hey look ridiculous now. You might think they’d be hiding under the bed, or begging for forgiveness, or at least not saying anything for a couple years. But no, they’re still talking — Adam Schiff, first among them. … It’s not a factual question for him, it’s a matter of faith. Conspiracy is true — no matter what they say. He made that point on the House floor today.”
Cue what appeared to be Adam’s vein-popping feigned indignation:
“I think it’s immoral, I think it’s unethical, I think it’s unpatriotic, and yes — I think it’s corrupt. An evidence of collusion.”
Tucker compared Adam to a deranged psychotic:
“Schiff went on and on like this, like a mental patient screaming at cars at an intersection. At one point, he claimed that Roger Stone’s Twitter messages to WikiLeaks amounted to proof of Russian collusion. The whole thing was bizarre, and worrying, too — The Intel Committee handles the most sensitive material our government produces. It’s not a place for crazy people. Probably not a good idea to have one at the helm. And so today, every Republican member on the Intel Committee signed a letter asking Schiff to resign his post. He’s not mentally competent for the job — that’s obvious.”
Cut to Texas Rep. Mike Conaway, telling Adam he’s an idiot:
“Your actions — both past and present — are incompatible with your duty as chairman of this committee…we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your constitutional responsibility and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of this committee.”
In addition to calling Schiff a nut at the traffic light, Tucker had a particularly easily-to-roll-off-the-tongue slam for Adam — the ol’ “Unbalanced Hack” label:
“Intel chairman is supposed to be and have been traditionally among the wisest and least partisan and most honorable members of Congress. Schiff is none of those things. He’s an unbalanced hack with a weakness for conspiracy theories. There’s no part of the Russia hoax — no matter how absurd — he doesn’t believe and repeat wholeheartedly.”
Tucker’s right: As of late — perhaps “late” meaning the last two years — it seems the patients are running the asylum. The Left has been so enthralled by the prospect of some zany way to unseat Trump, all reason and decorum have gone out the window (like here, here, here, here, and here).
The people at the Capitol, it seems to me, need to put on their big boy pants and get back to doing their jobs in the world that actually exists — the one in which Donald Trump is their leader.
Anything less…is bullschiff.
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