In his book Win Bigly, Scott Adams described the two-way win: Setting up a situation where if you get your ask, you win, and if you don’t get your ask, you still win because you will have advanced your position relative to never making the ask. Scott tweets a recent example in President Trump’s suggestion that China should investigate Hunter Biden’s deal when he went to China with Vice President Biden on Air Force Two. If China does investigate and something negative comes out about Biden, Trump wins. If China declines to investigate, that confirms suspicions of influence peddling, and Trump wins.
Well, Ninja Nancy Pelosi has set up her own two-way win with the upcoming “no confidence” vote on the President (referred to in our previously constitutional system as “impeachment”). With the aid of the legacy media, the content and significance of the hearings will not matter and at the end of the day; it will be sufficient that a House majority repudiated a repugnant politician. Then it is over to the Senate.
Here is where the two-way win occurs: (1) The Senate could vote to remove President Trump for whatever reason 67 Senators deem appropriate and the “no confidence” vote would have succeeded in taking the architect of our current national good fortune out of both the White House and the 2020 national election, or (2) the Senate does not vote to remove the president. The second scenario is not a loss unless there is strong bipartisan repudiation of the House’s action. Under Chuck Schumer that is a very unlikely scenario. More likely is that the manner in which the Senate rejects removal will be riven with dissension and hard feelings, further alienating the President from useful allies. This saps strength from an otherwise strong Trump coalition for the 2020 election, and better assures that Nancy can keep her House majority.
There are those who think the Democrats have overplayed their hand and made their position worse. But the question is “worse, relative to what?” Their candidate field is not impressive, otherwise the ossified Hilary and Bloomberg would not be teasing their entry. Nancy has a choice of doubling down or dialing back. Doubling down is the likely path to her two-way win. Dialing back strengthens the Trump coalition and lengthens and widens his coattails in the 2020 election — a sure path to Nancy having the gavel removed from her cold, cold hands.Published in