Deep State In Deep Trouble, Romney's Resistance, 2020 Update

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Deep State In Deep Trouble
Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova raised plenty of eyebrows during his appearance on Fox News last night.  In an interview with Mike Huckabee, diGenova made a number of claims, which, if true, indicate that the deep state is in deep trouble.  For example:

  • diGenova said that the FISA court has already sent a report to Attorney General William Barr outlining illegal spying by four FBI contractors.
  • diGenova alleged that this illegal spying dates back to 2012, well before Trump was on the political radar. 
  • He said a separate report focusing only on James Comey is coming out in two weeks and will be "a bombshell" containing criminal referrals.

I REALLY hope diGenova is right. 
The Clinton email investigation was a sham and the Russia collusion investigation was a scam.  The deep state's partisan abuse of our national intelligence apparatus must be exposed, and those responsible must be held accountable. 
The government bureaucracy is not supposed to serve the interest of any political party.  It is supposed to serve the best interests of the American people, and that does not mean orchestrating "resistance" and "soft coups" against a duly-elected president.
Romney's Resistance
I'm still seething about Senator Mitt Romney's reaction to the Mueller report.  After the special counsel cleared the president of collusion with Russia (and you can't have obstruction if there's no crime), Romney lashed out at President Trump!
Let me remind you of what the left did to Mitt Romney in 2012. 
The left accused him of bullying a gay student.
The left accused him of tax evasion
The left accused him of animal abuse
The left accused him of being an elitist who "wrote off half the country."
The left accused him of being a "vulture capitalist" who delighted in "firing people." 
The left accused him of being a warmonger.
The left accused him of being a racist who wanted black people "back in chains."
The left accused him of being anti-woman.
The left even accused him of killing a womanTwo women actually
Now the same people who smeared Mitt Romney are trying to smear Donald Trump.  And Mitt Romney throws in with that gang!  That tells you all you need to know about the GOP establishment.
2020 Update
Former Vice President Joe Biden ended months of speculation and formally announced his candidacy for president this morning via video.  He joins an extremely crowded field of Democrat candidates that includes: seven senators, six representatives, two governors, two mayors, one former cabinet secretary, one author and one businessman.
Biden enjoys a significant advantage in most national polls.  But as we noted recently, he is struggling to compete with Senator Bernie Sanders in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.  
Biden is laying claim to the Obama mantle, saying he's proud to be an "Obama/Biden Democrat."  An Obama spokeswoman issued a statement praising Biden's service as vice president but there was no formal 2020 endorsement.
Meanwhile, a left-wing group allied with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quickly made it clear that Biden is in for a fight.  Justice Democrats denounced Biden as an "old-guard centrist" who's unable to energize liberal voters.  A recent online poll of progressive activists found Biden in fourth place with just 8%. 
This is going to get messy.  Biden is very close to the big labor unions, many of which oppose the Green New Deal, a litmus test for the progressive left.