CNN Political Commentator Van Jones is best known for his Chernobyl-like meltdown when Hillary Clinton lost to President Donald Trump in 2016. Last night at the Democratic Primary debate he had another moment of soul searching.
“What – what went wrong in 2016? I think we’re all still in therapy trying to figure out what went wrong in 2016. And depending on who your therapist is, you have a different answer.”
On election night, with tears in his eyes he ranted: “This was a White-lash against a changing country. It was a White-lash against a Black president in part, and that’s the part where the pain comes,” he said.
He fretted about how his children would react to Trump’s victory: “You tell your kids: Don’t be a bully… don’t be a bigot… do your homework and be prepared. And then you have this outcome. You have people putting children to bed tonight, and they’re afraid of breakfast.”
Frankly, Democrats have not suffered enough. After turning against the Republican Party, and Trump supporters in particular, with The Resistance, they were rewarded with control of the House of Representatives. They don’t need therapy. Many of them should be in handcuffs and the party needs a blowout in 2020.
They launched a politically motivated criminal investigation into Trump shortly after he took office in 2016, based on accusations they manufactured with the assistance of the Clinton campaign and former British MI6 agent Christopher Steele. They were also aided by anti-Trump intelligence officials and DOJ and FBI staffers.
The investigation, stacked with attorneys closely associated with the Democratic Party, was led by former special counsel Robert Mueller, who turned out to be only window dressing. Behind the scenes vindictive prosecutors targeted the president’s associates, searching for crimes to bring down the administration.
The probe later widened to examine allegations the president was engaged in obstruction of justice. After 500 witnesses, 2,500 subpoenas, and 34 indictments, the investigation closed without implicating the president in any crimes, but that did not spare his associates.
Seven plead guilty to various unrelated charges, including his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, his former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former personal attorney Micheal Cohen. Roger Stone, his former campaign adviser, was indicted earlier this month on seven counts, including making false statements to Congress and witness tampering.
Democrats in the House have turned tyrannical, issuing voluminous document requests, contempt orders and subpoenas. They have spent months searching for a way to impeach the president. Earlier this month they staged another failed vote on articles of impeachment. They have done everything they can think of to smear and bloody Trump, his cabinet, his campaign and his base.
They have filed numerous court challenges to overturn the president’s legal protections and override his Article II powers. There is no evidence the president has committed treason, bribery, crimes or misdemeanors, which The Constitution requires to launch impeachment proceedings but that has not deterred them from pursuing their reckless mission.
Since 2016 the extreme left wing arm of the party, known as Antifa, has been engaged in threatening, doxxing and beating Trump supporters.
Ex-Democrat staffer Jackson Cosko was sentenced to prison last month in what federal prosecutors described as the largest data theft in Senate history for “allegedly posting private, identifying information about one or more United States senators.” Another associate, 21-year-old Samantha Deforest Davis, was also charged.
Many internet based platforms, like Google and social media companies like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, have made it clear that Conservatives subscribers to their platform are not welcome. They make up ad hoc rules to target posts from conservatives that they deem offensive and they selectively enforced them as punishment. Supporters of liberal causes are largely unscathed, even if they belong to violent organizations, make threats or doxx their enemies.
“This is a staggering amount of power to ban speech, manipulate search results, destroy rivals, and shape culture,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said at a hearing earlier this month focused on political bias and censorship by Google.
The message from Democrats has been clear. Trump supporters deserve to be imprisoned, assaulted and shunned. The party has strayed far away from the principles on which the country has been governed for decades. They don’t deserve pity. They should lose control of the House and fail miserably in their bid for the presidency. Van Jones better get ready for 2020. It’s going to be a tearjerker.