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I think this is a really, really big deal. The party in power is using the power of the government they now control to destroy their political adversaries. Oh my God. This has my head spinning, a bit. Here’s a few thoughts that have come to mind in the 10 minutes since I heard about the FBI raid:
- Oh my God.
- They didn’t raid the Clintons or the Bidens, despite their obvious criminal activities. The Democrats in our government know that this is an obvious double standard, which will be quickly pointed out by many. I find it terrifying that they don’t care. They apparently feel that it no longer matters what anyone thinks. As if elections don’t matter anymore. I wonder if they’re right?
- This is an open threat to anyone who might consider criticizing a Democrat, anywhere. We can destroy a President of the United States. We can certainly destroy you.
- I suspect that popular support for Mr. Trump running for President again just jumped. By a lot.
- I also suspect that the FBI knows that this will make Mr. Trump more popular and will broaden his support. They wouldn’t do this, unless they thought they could control elections.
- It’s possible (although unlikely, I think) that Mr. Trump goaded the FBI into raiding his home somehow. Appeared to withhold evidence, that he could later show that they already had, or something like that. He may have wanted this showdown, to elevate his popular support. Again, I doubt that, but I suppose it’s possible.
- I used to laugh at people who predicted that America would break up into two or more countries in the near future. Then, I didn’t laugh, but I still thought that was insane. Now, I see no other way to save something that is vaguely like America. Lord help us.
- The problem is that that will never happen. It’s just impossible, I think. But once our government can select its own leaders, and persecute its political opponents, then that fundamentally changes the relationship between citizens and their government. Once government has that much power, it cannot be changed except by force. Which, again, I just cannot imagine happening.
- It will be interesting to see who defends Mr. Trump. We’re about to learn a great deal about various Republican leaders. I suspect that we won’t like what we learn.
- This is a really big deal. Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God…