Democrats seem to be in a big hurry in the Old Dominion state. Certainly the citizens of that state think so - almost 100 counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. Senior Democrat politicians are openly musing about calling out the National Guard to confiscate firearms. I guess we'll see just how serious they are.
Me, I think that the Re-Elect Trump 2020 campaign thanks them for their support. This seems to be the fastest way on earth to turn a purple state red, if it doesn't start the Electric Boogaloo first.
Meanwhile, impeachment has turned out to be a big Nothingburger farce. The Senate is waiting impatiently for the Articles of Impeachment, to see if they contain High Crimes and Misdemeanors. We know what the Senate is ...
SENATE, n. A body of elderly gentlemen charged with high duties and misdemeanors.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
But for now, everything is calm. Except for the polls, where Trump seems to be surging against each Democratic challenger. Given what the Democrats have done up until now (when they thought they could bump Trump off the perch) it will be interesting to see what they do around March or so when their front runner begins to emerge and everyone begins to realize that Trump is going to roll to a 35 state landslide. That will be a new situation for the Republic - an impeached President winning big in the next election.
We've been told for 3 years now that Trump is destroying the norms of our civilized political institutions, but strangely it's the Progressives who just can't seem to accept the results of elections. It's the Progressives that are forcing unpopular laws on large minority populations (Republicans are a minority in Virginia, for example, but they are 49% of the electorate). The population is seeing the imposition of unpopular ideas by Democrats who have a thin majority: impeachment, gun confiscation in Virginia, Bake That Cake, men in women's rest rooms, the corruption of the FBI.
But for the moment, it's delightfully calm, at least here at Castle Borepatch. The Queen Of The World and I are going for long walks with Wolfgang - after all, he has new frisbees to break in. It's nice. Peaceful.
And unlikely to last.