So the J-6 committee prime-time listening to present trial is below means, however I can’t live-blog it, as it’s cocktail hour out right here on the Left Coast, adopted by dinner, and I’ve a plump rooster on the rotisserie as I communicate.
I’ve been engaged on a consuming recreation for the “listening to,” although I’m having some problem, and actually need Ammo Grrrl’s assist with this. Very first thing it’s essential do is test your medical health insurance and see what number of liver transplants it should cowl. As a result of, if we stipulate that you simply take one shot each time somebody says “riot,” you’ll be blind drunk in quarter-hour and want your first liver transplant in half-hour.
Likewise with the phrase “undermine the Structure.” Three livers by midnight. “Donald Trump wouldn’t settle for the outcomes of the election.” Or, “Donald Trump sought to overturn an election.” “Assault on the capitol.” “Worst/darkest day in American historical past.” Neglect it. (To not point out a double shot each time you need to slap Liz Cheney; it will be alcohol poisoning.)
I don’t even like liver anyway, irrespective of how pickled.
This results in a critical level, consider it or not. The aim of the prime time Watergate hearings in 1973 was to convey down Nixon, however the nation was nonetheless naive sufficient to consider the duvet story that the hearings had been a real congressional “investigation” to seek out the reality. The aim of the current listening to is to not discover out what really occurred earlier than and on January 6 (although there might be loads of discuss this), however to verify Trump can’t return to the Oval Workplace in 2024. (Maintain this thought.)
It was a stroke of genius on the a part of Democrats in 1973 to place North Carolina’s Sam “Cornpone” Ervin—a diehard Dixiecrat segregationist and adherent to the Previous South hated by northern liberals—who performed to the hilt his persona: “I’m only a CAHtry- LAWH-yer.” The media was surprisingly silent about his doubtful background as he grew to become Grandpa Walton for the America who had by no means paid consideration to him earlier than—in lots of instances had by no means heard of him earlier than.
Will the general public purchase it right now? Some will, after all. However I anticipate the scores might be weak, not like the 1973 summer season hearings, which did boffo scores. The media will do their greatest to amplify the scripted (by a former producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America” the Democrats employed to make the hearings present enterprise) “findings” of the hearings, and you’ll anticipate Trump’s recognition scores to take successful.
Is Rep. Bennie Thompson right now’s equal to Sam Ervin? I doubt it. He was clearly studying from cue playing cards on the opening of the listening to. However extra to the purpose: these hearings, particularly with the media echo chamber to again them up, might do nice injury to Trump. However I believe the Democrats will blow it. If the committee had any capability for subtlety, they’d develop an image of Trump’s worst high quality: his narcissism. This could be forward-looking, fairly than backward wanting. Why did Trump do what he did—not what did he do? A lot of the general public—maybe a decisive variety of unbiased voters who will decide the 2024 election—will connect an applicable low cost to those hearings, which only a few People did within the Watergate hearings in 1973.
Anyway, my roasted rooster is sort of achieved, I’ve a pleasant bottle of wine to open. Tomorrow and tomorrow!