Democrats, Media, NeverTrump Have National Panic Attack
There have been few political meltdowns such as the ones being seen in real time now, thanks to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s woes with the FBI.
There’s James Carville turning into an exploding pumpkin on CNN on Monday. There’s Harry Reid threatening the FBI director with a violation of the 1939 Hatch Act.
And there’s the new Red Scare — the suggestion that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is a Manchurian candidate, a tool of the Russian KGB. That silly charge is back and bigger than ever. In their frenzy to tar Trump as somehow tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin, media big shots are not even watching their own reports.
On Tuesday morning, CBS News morning host Gayle King asked why the FBI wasn’t looking at Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Just minutes earlier, CBS News reporter Norah O’Donnell cited a New York Times article stating there were no Trump ties to Russia, per the FBI.
Slate also got burned by, of all outlets, The Times. The left-wing digital outlet reported, breathlessly, that Trump’s servers had been communicating with a Russian bank. Then The Times story came out debunking the claim as nonsense.
And there's Geraldo Rivera, the old Clinton hatchet man from the 1990s. The commentator went ballistic on Monday and Tuesday when he suggested Clinton's email scandal was dumb and harmless. He called the Clinton email issue a "GOP plot."
Reid sent the first command to attack President Obama's FBI director on Sunday. The Democratic Senate minority leader accused FBI Director James Comey of violating the 1939 Hatch Act, a law against government officials using their position or government resources for campaign purposes, for daring to mention a Democratic candidate within two weeks of an election.
Longtime Democratic guru James Carville then freaked out on Monday.
In an already infamous meltdown on MSNBC, Carville, a longtime operative for the Clinton family, melted down in an extended rant. He even blamed the anchor for siding with the Republicans and the KGB.
"This is in effect an attempt to hijack an election," Carville said. "It's unprecedented … the House Republicans and the KGB are trying to influence our democracy."
Carville repeatedly asserted House Republicans and Russian intelligence were manipulating a pliant FBI.
The meltdowns are a good sign that Trump is closing in on the target. Democrats know voters generally do not like to vote for candidates under current criminal investigation.