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The behavior of Democrats over the past few years has grown more and more difficult to discern from satire. So, whenever I read something ridiculous, I think, “I wonder if this is a spoof? Hard to say.” But this quote from Adam Schiff during the impeachment trial is genuine. (If it’s not, please let me know, and I’ll edit my post accordingly.)
Apparently Mr. Schiff said the following, without giggling: “The president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box. For we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.” A Democrat accusing a Republican of possible future voter fraud is too absurd to warrant a serious response. But several possible responses leap to mind, which would be more appropriately absurd.
For example, Donald Trump could say:
- I’m gratified to hear that Mr. Schiff and his Democrat colleagues have joined me in my support for federal voter ID laws.
- In an effort to ensure the legitimacy of our elections, I’ve decided to name the Election Commissioner of Broward County as our new national election czar.
- I’ve reached out to the political team that President Obama sent to Israel in an effort to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu at the ballot box — they are experts in managing elections, apparently.
There are many others, but I’ve got to get back to work. Any suggestions to add to my list?
Incidentally, consider the fact that Mr. Schiff is suggesting that because he suspects that future voter fraud might possibly happen, we have no choice but to impeach the president now. This means that we should impeach every president because you never know. Perhaps work the impeachment proceedings into the routine inauguration ceremonies.
Is he listening to what he’s saying? Is anybody? Just incredible.
But again, taking these people seriously should be avoided. So let’s hear some appropriately absurd responses to this absurdity.