Buchanan: ‘We are approaching something of a civil war’

Writing Tuesday at CNS News, conservative icon Patrick J. Buchanan declares that the efforts to bring down President Donald Trump have the nation “approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.”

Some might argue that there are ample signs of this looming problem across the landscape. Witness clashes between “anti-Sharia Law” activists and others supporting Muslims in Seattle, and what appears like anarchy at The Evergreen State College.

Look at how Congress appears to be in constant turmoil and gridlock. Watch how the dominant media seems to be on an unceasing attack of “everything Trump.”

Could Buchanan be on to something?

“Thus far,” he writes, “it is a nonviolent struggle, though street clashes between pro- and anti-Trump forces are increasingly marked by fistfights and brawls. Police are having difficulty keeping people apart. A few have been arrested carrying concealed weapons.”

Fistfights and brawls are hardly “non-violent” encounters.

Coincidental to Buchanan’s essay, Rasmussen Reports revealed Tuesday that Democrats enjoy media coverage of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the U.S. Senate last week. Republicans are not so hot about it. The survey found that 52 percent of likely U.S. voters rate the media coverage of Comey’s testimony last week as “good” or “excellent.” However, only 40 percent say they trust the political news they are getting while 44 percent do not.

But here’s a further, and more telling, breakdown. Seventy-five percent of Democrats and 47 percent of Independents rate the Comey coverage as excellent or good, while 33 percent of Republicans say it is/was poor, Rasmussen said. Republicans are also more skeptical about political news “in general,” according to Rasmussen.

Democrats simply will not let go of the repeatedly-discredited meme that Trump’s campaign somehow collaborated with the Russians to affect the outcome of last year’s election.

Monday’s “All Star Panel” segment of Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier saw The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway sum it up, after discussing how last year saw a fair amount of discussion regarding Trump’s willingness to accept the outcome of the election:

“Yet here we are in June, with a large group of people who seem largely to be unable or unwilling to accept the results of an election and doing everything in their power to just gum up the works and whatnot. And so I think there are parts of this that are self-inflicted by the Trump administration, there’s a whole heck of a lot of this about people just not being able to accept who won the presidency.”

Is it that simple? Perhaps so, considering that so many millions of people, including pundits on all the dominant networks and cable news channels expected to see Hillary Rodham Clinton win. Her defeat was the political upset of the decade, if not the century, and it was followed by rage that has yet to subside.

“Trump has had many accomplishments since his election,” Buchanan observes. “Yet his enemies in the media and their deep state allies have often made a purgatory of his presidency.
“What he and his White House need to understand,” he warns, “is that this is not going to end, that this is a fight to the finish, that his enemies will not relent until they see him impeached or resigning in disgrace.”


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