The reaction to POTUS going on the offensive against his enemies has been predictable. (Note: I use the word “enemies” as the Democrats, Media, Globalist Donors and the embedded Deep State long ago gave up any pretense of being ‘the loyal opposition”)
The “Mueller” report hearings had their effect, they turned the tide from defense to offense. (If someone tells me their theory is that Mueller got a deal from Barr that if he made himself to be a doddering old fool in public , he would keep his freedom and get a get out of jail free card, I would not dispute it. It was a great performance. If Alec Guinness was alive, he could take the role)
Trump is a master of the reality show medium, a new political skill that will become the new dynamic in elections and governance. He violates every rule of the professional political class and loves watching their heads spin.
He knows he needs a story arc, and the timing is driven by results AT THE RIGHT TIME for maximum impact. A lot of his followers are upset that “no convictions , no arrests yet, it’s all a hoax” is creating tension amongst his devout followers. Tension is key to keeping the viewers coming back for the rest of the season.
Two possibilities- Trump has sold out and he is allowing Barr to cover it all up and he will lose the next election as his base dissipates. This accepts that he is stupid enough to let that happen.
My preferred possibility- POTUS knows he needs the plot to come to a crescendo near the election. He can accept some despair in his ranks as it will increase the power when the offensive delivers.
The offensive opening moves:
Attack the democrats strongholds by a sneak attack that breaks the conventional rules. Their urban failures have been covered by having “Respected Icons of Racial Heritage” as cover. They cannot be attacked as that would be suicide politically. POTUS ignored the rules, went after their biggest icon, Cummings on his neglect of his district, and magically a local video of urban devastation comes out with excellent timing. The Democrats and Media now have to defend rat infestation.
The democrats have no other defense for their track record of urban corruption and mismanagement. Since they have overused the racist card , the public reaction is , yeah , yeah, we’re all racists, so what…
The democrats thought healthcare was their new big issue. Urban blight just drop kicked that hard. They have to fight on the most unfavorable terrain possible. (Look into Ben Carson and his work on Opportunity Zones, completely off the media radar)
Move more competent players in place. Replacing Coats as DNI with a prosecutor (Ratcliffe) sends a non warning shot to the key senators who were part of the failed coup.
Force the Democrats to either give him a win on the new North American Trade deal , or give him a win by opposing it. If they oppose it, they lose more blue collar and ag votes.
I expect a re-labelling effort soon that open borders advocates are either in the pay of human slavers in the cartels or are doing it for free. Time to stop playing defense on the border. Supporters generate new memes that “Democrats Are STILL the party of Slavery” with Cartel slavers delivering human traffic to Democratic Urban plantations.
If you are impatient for arrests, ask yourself: When would I script in the convictions between now and the 2020 election? I would save them so they are top of the news late spring , 2020.
I may be wrong, Barr is a cover up man, all is lost. I prefer to believe Donald Trump will not lose gracefully. like most politicians. His entire life tells me he does not play to not lose, he plays to win.
Winning is more that getting more votes. It means you destroy your enemies concepts , ideology and legends.
Whine if we lose. Now, it is annoying and not useful.