Alas, this argument is having no effect on the Democrats who have already been dancing in the streets in celebration of Biden’s victory. Among the media and the Left, there’s now an unhinged fury at the mere possibility of an overturned election result. Violence broke out during the November 15 “MAGA March on D.C.” as Antifa and assorted counter- protestors were caught on video numerous times engaged in mob violence against Trump supporters. D.C. Metro Police largely stood aside and did nothing, as usual. Can’t you feel all the “healing” and the “unity” of a Biden victory? It turns out that, despite promises to the contrary, even the prospect of a defeated Trump hasn’t taken the polarization and fury out of our politics. The “Orange Man Is Bad” ethos of the Democrat Left hasn’t transformed into friendly outreach to his supporters. Biden voters in the streets aren’t hoping for converts, they’re hunting for heretics. None of this is surprising... Given the saturation of political punditry in the smartphone and social media era, the only way to get attention these days is to exaggerate threats from the other side and terrify one’s own supporters into clicking on just one more link to see what’s next. That business model for “journalism” will not change in the least whether Trump officially concedes or continues this fight long into the first term of a Biden administration. The good news is the founding fathers foresaw this kind of ferocious political tribalism. That’s one of the many reasons why the separation of powers in the Constitution is so
ingenious and has been, up to this point, so durable. They limited the ability of any one branch of government, or any bureaucracy within the executive, to the system as a whole. Assuming Republicans win at least one of the two remaining Senate seats in the Georgia run-offs on January 5, Biden will likely be taking over the presidency with a divided Congress. This will be a serious roadblock for the most radical Left agenda items within his party, and will be at least a temporary bulwark against their surging socialism. It turns out that, despite promises to the contrary, even the prospect of a defeated Trump hasn’t taken the polarization and fury out of our politics. If, however, Democrats manage to run the table on both Georgia Senate seats, and Biden takes over a unified Democrat government... batten down the hatches. All bets are off. Get ready for amnesty, the Green New Deal, and a slew of other insane collectivist schemes. And we will be on stronger-than-ever ground to start using words like “dictator” and “fascist” to describe the Biden administration if we so choose. Be sure to check out my future columns where I’ll describe in greater detail the “threat to our democracy” that such a circumstance would pose. You see, both sides can play this game...
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