Mueller hearings disastrous for Democrats: Varney
Mueller was a bust.
Yesterday's hearings were a gigantic flop. It was a disaster for Democrats.
You almost have to laugh. After the collapse of their impeachment case, the left is still pushing impeachment, or maybe prosecution, after the president leaves office. What a chronic political mistake.
We are not a nation of lawyers. We don't care to have our government perverted by legalisms. And to see our leaders scrambling to "get him" on something -- or anything -- is a real turn-off.
That leaves the Democrats with a huge 2020 problem: if sliming the president isn't working, they have to run on policy, and the policy they have is socialism. That’s not a winning strategy: kill your private health insurance? The fantasy land of the Green New Deal? Open borders? I just don't see Middle America flocking to the socialist cause! We're not that far gone!
Bottom line: the president is going to complete his first term, and a socialist opponent in 2020 will ensure he gets a second term.
Meanwhile, the extremely energetic President Trump, 73, is running with a very positive message: a booming economy.
But we're not done with the 2016 election: Mueller was only one side of it. The other side is the inspector general's report: coming in September. That will tell us what Strzok, Paige, Comey, Brennan, Hilary and President Obama were up to before, during and after the election.
That will turn the tables: it’s not the president under investigation. It’s the Democrats. And if the inspector general is ever called before Congress to testify, it won't be a repeat of Mueller’s floundering performance.
One more thing: the Democrat leadership has an age problem. And 74-year-old Robert Mueller’s difficulties on the stand put the older generation of Democrats in the spotlight.
Joe Biden is 76. Bernie Sanders 77, Speaker Pelosi, 79. Steny Hoyer, 80. It’s a generational split: their antagonist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, turns 30 in October.
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Look at this: right after the Mueller hearings ended, the president looked exuberant. Adam Schiff and Elijah Cummings looked like they were attending a wake!
As Chris Wallace said: it was indeed a disaster for Democrats.