COLORADO SPRINGS – Meerkats of the Kalahari are experts at creating diversions to confuse and side-track predators. A ‘leader’ stands on high ground, watching for trouble. When a predator arrives on the scene, he creates a dust storm and low visibility so that his fellow meerkats can escape. Understandably, a group of meerkats is called a “mob,” “gang,” or “clan.” A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats, but some super-families have 50 or more members. There are 235 Democrats in the 2019 House of Congress.
Similarly, politicians are identified by their groups, sticking closely together in times of trouble.
If a member or members hit a bad patch, his fellows circle the wagons, change the subject and move on. We often hear them say, “That was old news.” The popular slogan “Let’s Move On,” was coined as a result of this tactic.
As in, move on down the road, there’s nothing to see here.
One muses that the continuing Capital Hill dramas surrounding presidential impeachment may have the scent of such diversions.
A remark made recently by Texas Representative Al Green is a perfect example of meerkat behavior: I’m concerned if we don’t impeach the president, he will get re-elected.”
Hmm: Impeachment may be morphing into a new political race strategy.
If you can’t beat them, metaphorically, then kill them. Rep. Green’s revealing prophesy may reflect democrats’ current state of desperation as they fear again losing the White House in another presidential election. They have suffered one democrat primary candidate, Bernie Sanders, going down for health reasons. and another has been heard on tape boasting about performing a costly quid pro quo with federal funds to help his son escape prosecutorial investigation. Such impending dangers call out for more perfect diversions to effectuate escape from these setbacks.
And out from the democrat playbook have come two standby tactics: outright lying and the making up of fanciful stories. As Vladimir Lenin famously said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Winston Churchill later added, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
In the vein of creating alternate scenarios in order to escape negative attention, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Cong. Adam Schiff, hit new, yet more imaginative notes as he took the truth and turned it into a Hollywood mobster film dialogue.
What was actually said on the call:
The chairman assured us that his ‘version’ was “the essence of what the president communicates” in his call to Ukraine President Zelensky “in not so many words.”
When some noticed this human meerkat’s diversionary, untrue characterization, he cavalierly responded that his summary “was meant to be at least part in parody.”
Schiff’s September 26 summary “protective dust storm” was as follows:
“It reads like a classic organized crime shakedown. Shorn of its rambling character and in not so many words, this is the essence of what the president communicates. We’ve been very good to your country, very good. No other country has done as much as we have. But you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here. I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you though. And I’m going to say this only seven times, so you better listen, good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand. Lots of it. On this and on that. I’m going to put you in touch with people, not just any people. I am going to put you in touch with the attorney general of the United States, my Attorney General Bill Barr. He’s got the whole weight of the American law enforcement behind him. And I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy. You’re going to love him. Trust me. You know what I’m asking. And so, I’m only going to say this a few more times. In a few more ways. And by the way, don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I asked.”
Meerkats and Democrats – Small burrowing animals
Meerkats are small burrowing animals, living in large underground networks with multiple entrances that they leave only during the day. When meerkats see a predator, the meerkat performing as sentry gives a warning bark or whistle. And other members of the group run and hide in one of the many holes they have spread across their territory.
And the democrats are similarly cautious creatures, hanging out at Capital Hill, guarding their own in any way they can. As meerkats, they lack obedience to any rules of behavior that saves their own survival. If it takes lies, if it entails creating mobster movie scripts, if it consists of “trumped-up” dust storms, then so be it.
When one’s very existence is at stake, democrat politicians, like their meerkat role models, watch closely their leader. When she senses trouble, they will run for cover, leaving behind an indiscernible reactive mess to cover their tracks.
And far off in the distance when the dust finally settles, we will hear the sounds of California meerkat, Maxine Waters, still ringing in our ears: “Impeach 45! Impeach 45! Impeach 45!”