President Donald Trump took his triumphant victory lap after the failed Democratic impeachment and, like a rooster, climbed up on the hill of Schiff and began to crow.

Many pearls were clutched at Trump’s use of a barnyard epithet to describe his impeachment by House Democrats, and you could hear the heads of Democratic Party establishment types exploding like beer bottles tossed on frozen pavement.

Poc. Poc. Poc.

Yes, the Republicans are laughing now, but they could be squirting bitter tears tomorrow, because if anything is certain about Trump, it’s that he’s his own worst enemy and could very well grab defeat from the chicken lips of victory.

Yet today, let’s consider those exploding heads of Democratic bosses pining for billionaire Mike Bloomberg to save them.

They’re exploding because they’ve been exposed. The Trump impeachment is the latest in a series of sagas they’ve pushed to keep their voters’ minds off what they themselves did to Bernie Sanders in 2016.

They robbed Sanders of the Democratic Party presidential nomination and fixed it for Hillary Clinton. In that year of extreme insurgency, as the political center began to collapse, Sanders could have beaten Trump.

Sanders knows it. His loyal base knows it and so does the Democratic National Committee.

The heads are exploding because, try as they may, they can’t figure out how to kill Sanders’ presidential candidacy. Like him, hate him, fear him, jabber about socialism or viability or whatever establishment wind they blow, Sanders has something the other Democratic candidates lack.


And so, the heads keep exploding, even though those heads are in the sand on the shoulder of the Democratic road to power, the Intersectionality Highway.

The pundit Van Jones, an African American, had the brazen temerity to reveal an inconvenient truth on CNN the other night:

Trump is not simply targeting suburban and rural voters. He’s effectively targeting black and Latino voters with policy, growing economic optimism and effective symbolism that could threaten Democratic power.

Trump unveiled his approach in his State of the Union speech.

Without black voters, who’ve been taken for granted for decades, trapped in underperforming schools to serve the interests of big-city public unions and education bureaucrats, there is no Democratic Party.

The party’s Identity Politics Race Guardian Thought Police will be out in force to portray Trump as racist, and belittle minorities who support him as traitors. But Jones is correct.

“We’ve got to wake up, folks,” Jones warned fellow Democratic pundits on CNN. “There’s a whole bubble thing that goes on, (Trump) said s-hole nations, therefore all black people are going to hate him forever. That ain’t necessarily so. I think what you’re going to see him do, ‘You may not like my rhetoric, but look at my results and my record to black people.’ If he narrow casts that, it’s going to be effective.”

Meanwhile, Joe Biden keeps getting smaller. He’s shrinking in the corner like old balloons from a Hunter Biden Burisma party in Ukraine.

The hysteria reached fever pitch with former Bill Clinton guru James “It’s the Economy, Stupid” Carville shrieking like some terrified swamp bird.

He’s fearful of Sanders. The Democratic establishment has always been terrified of Sanders, just as the Republican establishment was terrified of Trump.

And Carville knows better than most that in 2020, it’s the economy, stupid.

“I’m 75 years old. Why am I here doing this? Because I am scared to death, that’s why!” Carville screamed at anchors on MSNBC. “Do we want to be an ideological cult? Or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to have the majority party?”

Translation: Poc. Poc. Poc. Poc.

Nevertheless, Democratic voters were bravely pushing forward, trying to select their own presidential candidate, getting ready to vote in New Hampshire.

And Bloomberg swoops in off the thermals to land on Biden’s carcass, hop over and buy the whole thing.

Sanders on Thursday claimed a “decisive victory” victory in Iowa of 6,000 votes, which is something he should have been able to do days ago, if not for the monstrous failure of the Iowa Democratic Party in counting votes.

The senator from Vermont had to make his Iowa declaration in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“We are holding a press conference that should have occurred three nights ago in Des Moines, but for the inability of the Iowa Democratic Party to count votes in a timely fashion,” Sanders told reporters at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters.

“That screw-up has been extremely unfair to the people of Iowa, it has been unfair to all of the candidates and all of their supporters. So what I want to do, three days late, is thank the people of Iowa for the very strong victory they gave us Monday night,” Sanders said.

It was a victory in votes, if not in delegates, with the establishment fail-safe candidate, Mayor Pete, close behind.

As if by coincidence, Sanders didn’t get the bounce he should have been given. And Tom Perez, the DNC chairman, even stole Sanders’ brief thunder, by announcing he was sending people to do a recount.

Where are you getting the recounters, Tom? From Cook County?

Republican political heads are full to bursting now, but overconfidence and complacency may cause them to make the same sound in November.

Poc. Poc. Poc.

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