In the end, this is a glaring example of “classic overreach, done by people who keep failing.”
The day that was supposed to be the official beginning of the end for President Donald J. Trump has actually turned out to be the day the media officially realized they’ve failed to convince the American people to dump him, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh declared on his radio program Wednesday.
“The Drive-By Media today wanted this to be a grave day — very grave, historic and solemn,” said Limbaugh. “They wanted people to stop what they were doing and to get very, very serious and solemn, and to understand how desperately needed and important it is to get Donald Trump thrown out of office so as to save the world. But they haven’t pulled it off… They wanted to be the equivalent of the father-confessor. But they know it’s BS. They know it’s all politics. They know it’s not grave. They know it’s not solemn. They know that you have not fallen into line.”
For evidence that the media knows they’ve failed on their impeachment agenda, Rush turned to NBC News “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd talking with Lester Holt as the impeachment debate was about to kick off Wednesday morning.
“Pause for this moment in time, if you will. Impeachment. It’s a stain, it’s a mark of shame, something that will be noted in history,” said Holt, trying his best to insert some drama into the anticlimactic impeachment vote. But Todd just couldn’t go there, admitting that this feels more like covering a “government shutdown” than a “historic” impeachment:
TODD: I was struck both just last night and this morning how unremarkable today has suddenly felt — suddenly feels. And I say that because it is remarkable what’s happening, it is historic what’s happening, and yet it feels like… Let’s be honest, Lester. It feels like we’re coming on the air dealing with a government shutdown threat, not impeachment. And the reason I say it that way is because that is how numb I think our politics is to what we’re facing. I mean, this should be a moment where the whole country is basically having their own gut check, where we are having a national conversation trying to figure this out. The fact that we’re not having it just tells you how numb we are to the politics that we participate in.
“No, Chuck. No,” said Limbaugh. “It’s a testament to how ineffective your coup has been.”
What Todd is feeling, Limbaugh suggested, is the reality of the emptiness of the Democrats’ impeachment articles and the growing lack of support for their partisan campaign among the American people. read more