Dems' dreams dashed — wishing upon a star doesn’t make the collusion fairytale true

Dems' dreams dashed — wishing upon a star doesn’t make the collusion fairytale true

With its 253-page report, the House Intelligence Committee has formally cleared the Trump campaign of any charges of collusion with Russia. While the wailings of the political left at the death of their dreams of taking out Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target Pence: Rocket attack 'proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE over the hoax of Russian collusion are amusing, there never were any facts to support the left’s conspiracy theory. There was innuendo, rumor-mongering, fake dossiers, leaked memos, but no factual evidence.

While I suppose it was all a semi-useful process to do a nearly year-long investigation, as I stated nearly a year ago on MSNBC, there never was evidence, there is no evidence and there never will be evidence of collusion because it simply doesn’t exist.

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Trump-Russia collusion was a fairytale with which the left put itself to sleep at night in hopes they’d wake up in the morning and Donald Trump would no longer be in the White House. But as the left has discovered, wishing on a star for a fairytale to be true doesn’t actually turn it into facts. It’s desperately hard to turn a fairytale into facts.

 

In fact, it’s impossible.

The shame of all of this is that, well over a year into the Trump presidency, we still have some people pushing conspiracy theories and a special counsel investigation in pursuit of a crime. Since Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinWhy Mueller's hedge on obstruction decision was a mistake The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight Dem rep on collusion: 'Impossible' to 'write it off completely' just going off Barr summary MORE lacked the moral fortitude to stand up to the left and the mainstream media’s demands for a special counsel, he spun up Bob “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime” Mueller and his pack of partisan wolves.

What he should have done was first let congressional investigators do their jobs. Now if there had been any evidence of collusion or a crime found by House Intel, or any other congressional committee (hint: there won’t be), then Rosenstein would have been justified in appointing a special counsel. (To be honest, Rosenstein shouldn’t have been doing the appointing, as he should have recused himself over the massive conflicts he has).

So now we have an illegitimate Mueller investigation spun up on false pretenses (“Trump is a Putin puppet!”), the rumor and innuendo of the Steele Dossier — a piece of partisan propaganda filled with Russian disinformation — and the illegally leaked memos of James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWhy Mueller's hedge on obstruction decision was a mistake The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight Treason narrative collapses; who bears responsibility? MORE, a delusional and embittered fired employee seeking revenge. With no one seemingly willing to pull the plug on the special counsel, who knows when it will actually end; perhaps we’ll find Mueller assistant Anthony Weismann, decades from now, wandering about in a jungle thinking collusion is still real. We simply don’t know.

With the opposition party doing its level best to unlevel the playing field against Trump, it’s been quite a year for America. Despite the mainstream media and the left’s attempts to destabilize our democracy, it’s probably time for the adults (if there are any left inside the Democrat Party) to wake up and understand that all of this has gotten them precisely nothing. This last year has been a political tantrum of epic proportions by the left because they, and their allies in the administrative/deep state, lost a presidential election they should never have lost; that’s what all of this has really been about.

It is, at a very basic level, about the seething, gut-wrenching, nauseating disappointment and resentment that Donald J. Trump — yes, Donald J. Trump — beat them despite them having more money, the mainstream media, the administrative state and almost every other advantage in their favor. Of course, they forgot that Trump had, shall we say, a trump card: the American working class.

It’s time for Democrats and the left to rip the bandages off, pull the blindfolds from their eyes, look in the mirror and have a moment of real introspection — and accept a brutal but helpful truth: Maybe it’s about them, not about us and not about Trump. Maybe they are too left of the mainstream now to fully understand what is actually happening in the real world. People want jobs. They want better wages. They want a secure future for themselves and their kids and grandkids, and whoever has solutions for those issues will win.

So it really would be for the best, for everyone in America, if the left — and many in the mainstream media — would stop making excuses, stop swigging the crazy collusion juice, and sober up. As the kids say, the first step to rehabilitation is admitting you have a problem. 

Ned Ryun is a former presidential writer for George W. Bush and the founder and CEO of American Majority, which trains conservative political candidates and activists.