The “resistance” hasn’t completely lost it, yet. (Resistance to what? The “resistance” is the establishment, the swamp.) In the distance is the hope that everything will be set right with a “blue wave” which will wash over Congress and usher in a renewed offensive against the president in the November elections. And things may indeed go in that direction. Perhaps it’ll happen. The prospect is somewhere between possible and probable according to polls. Democrats are clinging to this prospect.
The alternative is almost too much for some to bear. A Trump who’s gains are further consolidated by a poor Democratic performance? What then?
Insidiously and incrementally, we are in the process of normalizing violence against the elected president of the United States. If all this fails to delegitimize Trump, fails to destroy his health, or fails to lead to a 2018 midterm Democratic sweep and subsequent impeachment, expect even greater threats of violence. The Resistance and rabid anti-Trumpers have lost confidence in the constitutional framework of elections, and they’ve flouted the tradition by which the opposition allows the in-power party to present its case to the court of public opinion…
…Instead, like the French revolutionaries’ Committee on Public Safety, the unhinged anti-Trumpists assume that they have lost public opinion, given their venom and crudity, and are growing desperate as every legal and paralegal means of removing Trump is nearing exhaustion. Robert Mueller is the last chance, a sort of Watergate or Abu Ghraib that could gin up enough furor to drive down Trump’s poll favorability to the twenties and thereby reduce his person to a demonic force deserving of whatever it gets.
We actually don’t see the anti-Trump people as revolutionaries in any way. If fact we see them as quite the opposite. They are in many respects a retrograde group that seems content in wallowing in the mediocrity of the Obamaland. America however is not content to do that.