“Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.” — Monopoly
It’s hard not to sound like a broken record these days. I was working out with my trainer yesterday when she took the time to compliment a guy on his Trump hat. She’s a Trumper herself, but I suspect she knows where my wife (who also trains with her) and I are at. So, she does not bring up politics during our sessions.
She was just trying to be nice to the guy. It is a similar greeting as “hello, how are you doing?” Some people make the mistake of actually answering the question. He went through the normal talking points. I didn’t say anything, but it made the reps just a little easier. It was the final one that got me.
They want to throw Dr. Fauci in jail. This is in spite of the fact that Fauci has announced his retirement before the end of the year. Ask them what he should be jailed for and they really can’t answer that. It will be something about him lying about the pandemic. Somehow, this devolves into a diatribe about how he and the CDC changed their tune multiple times, so they must have been lying. It couldn’t possibly be a learning curve for a novel virus that no one had seen before.
So, why are they arresting him again? They are the last vestiges of rage from a group that can’t quite grasp why their hero had his home searched earlier this month. It was an illegal raid. It was an invasion of privacy. It was an specious attack on a great man because we just so jealous. The fact that literally none of those things are true doesn’t really matter. It wasn’t a raid. It was a search warrant signed by a judge. The search was due to behavior that would land any of us in Leavenworth for the rest of our lives if we were lucky and drew a sympathetic judge and jury.
So, what must the response be? When you impeach our guy for inciting a violent insurrection then we must impeach your guy. What would we impeach him for? Well, er, um, ah, yeah well I’ll think of something. Somehow fair and balanced means both sides get the same treatment. Again, it comes down to the difference between calling balls and strikes and making sure each side has the same number of walks and strikeouts. Those aren’t the same thing.
That’s why they are so desperate to bring up Hunter Biden’s laptop. That’s why they were so desperate for the FBI to keep investigating Hillary for Benghazi and her emails. It’s why they still bring it up nearly ten years after she’s left her government post and six years after she lost the 2016 election. If you are going to investigate our guy then we have to investigate yours. That’s whether they did anything worth investigating or not.
Facts are facts. Republicans in Republican administrations are 38 times more likely to go to jail than Democrats. Does it mean they are 38 times more corrupt? Does it mean that Democrats are more ethical than Republicans? I’m sure we are adult enough to know there is a difference between results and reality. Maybe Democrats are just more obsessed with rooting out corruption. However, that says something in of itself.
A symmetrical world is just easier to understand. When one side is investigated for a crime then we should investigate the other side. That’s of course until we realize that one side committed crimes and the other side didn’t. That’s until we realize that one man took confidential and secret files outside the White House to his home while the other levied his opinion of how to handle a novel virus. One of those is not like the other. Let me see if I can figure out which one of those is illegal.