It’s 1860 all over again… sort of
WASHINGTON, January 5, 2017 — The California legislature announced it hired the legal firm Covington & Burlington, of which President Obama’s former Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder is a member, to fight possible legal challenges by the incoming Trump Administration to the state’s immigration policies and so-called sanctuary cities.
A joint statement by California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, both Democrats, states:
“This is a critical moment in the history of our nation. We have an obligation to defend the people who elected us and the policies and diversity that make California an example of what truly makes a nation great.”
For his part, Eric Holder said, “I am honored that the Legislature chose Covington to serve as its legal advisor as it considers how to respond to potential changes in federal law that could impact California’s resident and policy priorities.”
And that same feeling of otherness has begun to manifest among the media’s ivory-tower scribblers. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman channeled the spirit of the Fourth Estate by expressing disappointment with the American voter for ignoring the press’s anti-Trump propaganda and phony polls:
“We thought that the nation, while far from having transcended racial prejudice and misogyny, had become vastly more open and tolerant over time. We thought that the great majority of Americans valued democratic norms and the rule of law. It turns out that we were wrong.”
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar tweeted, “If Trump wins I am announcing and funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.”
To that end, La La Land liberals at the organization YesCalifornia filed a measure with the state Attorney General’s office to give its citizens the choice to repeal the state constitution’s provision declaring California “an inseparable part of the United States of America” and that “the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.”
That sounds a lot like the “state’s rights” secessionist talk Abraham Lincoln heard before his inauguration in 1860.
In another eerie parallel, angry lefty and conspiracy nut Rosie O’Donnell told Americans via Twitter, “DONALD TRUMP IS MENTALLY UNSTABLE. LESS THAN 3 WEEKS TO STOP HIM AMERICA.”
Typing messages in capital letters is a less than subtle hint the writer is bellowing.
And since there is no legal remedy to prevent a joint session of Congress from confirming the votes of the Electoral College and declaring Donald Trump President of the United States on Friday, Jan. 6, the only logical conclusion one can reach is that O’Donnell’s rebel yell is an unhinged call for Trump’s assassination.
When Lincoln journeyed to the nation’s capital for his first inauguration, private detective Allan Pinkerton and Gen. Winfield Scott, independent of one another, discovered a plot to murder the president-elect when his train stopped in Baltimore, Maryland.
When his security detail advised that he be smuggled secretly into Washington, D.C., Lincoln said, “What would the nation think of its president stealing into the capital like a thief in the night?”
But he reluctantly acquiesced and was secretly spirited into the District of Columbia under heavy guard.
Before leaving his home in Springfield, Illinois, Lincoln told his friends and neighbors that the task before him was “greater than that which rested upon Washington.”
His incompetent predecessor, Democrat James Buchanan – who has consistently ranked among the worst of America’s presidents – said in his first and only inaugural address that the issue of slavery was “happily, a matter of but little practical importance.”
Lincoln had to fight a bloody civil war and join with Radical Republicans in Congress to amend the Constitution, ending slavery and rectifying the failed legacy and inaction of his Democratic predecessor.
All Donald Trump has to worry about is the unhinged babbling of people like Rosie O’Donnell, Paul Krugman and self-talking, La La Land secessionists, who the Electoral College reminded us are an unending source of entertainment and side-splitting laughs to the normal and decent souls living in the nation’s heartland.
Trump’s Democratic predecessor, the bulk of whose legacy was forged with a “pen and phone,” will be undone by, well, a pen and a phone.
And while that failed president packs his pens, phones and furniture into a moving van parked outside the White House, Republicans in Congress craft the repeal of his single legislative accomplishment – Obamacare.
Thus “nobly” saving “the last best hope of earth”