Dr. Bastiat pictures the scene, immediately after Republicans win control of the House of Representatives.
Mitch McConnell strides into the press conference, exuding that air of masculine confidence that made him, inevitably, a leader of men. He taps the microphone, clears his throat, and begins his presentation to the assembled reporters: â€œGood afternoon, everyone. I have an important announcement to make. In fact, one of historical significance.â€ Before the murmur in the room can die down, he declares, â€œRepublicans of both houses of Congress are officially launching an impeachment investigation of the next Democratic President of the United States.â€
After 10-15 seconds of stunned silence, the questions begin:
REPORTER 1: â€œBut, the next Democratic President hasnâ€™t even been inaugurated yet.â€
MCCONNELL: â€œNeither had President Trump, when his impeachment investigation started. One example of the bipartisan nature of this investigation is how closely we are modeling it on the admirably effective techniques of our esteemed Democratic colleagues. After all, itâ€™s all about the children.â€
REPORTER 2: â€œUmmmâ€¦ But shouldnâ€™t you at least wait until you find out.
Liberal politics is invariably accompanied by an infantile sense of self-entitlement that immunizes its possessor from any fear of establishing a precedent that could be injurious later on to himself. Liberals, Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today!