Fox News’s Chris Wallace laments that Trumpsters aren’t loveable losers quietly receding into the background
Chris Wallace of Fox News has a case of the sads.
Remember Chris? He was the moderator who cooked up a “beautiful cake” of a first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and then proceeded to sit on Biden’s lap and serve him that cake with a silver fork.
On Wednesday, as Trump’s allies in Congress were preparing to object to Biden’s “win” – wink, wink – the son of Mike Wallace went all basset-faced on us.
“This is usually the day when people behave in our democracy — behave well,” said Wallace. Cue the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
“Usually this is the point when everybody comes together,” he added after recalling how Richard Nixon, Al Gore and John Kerry forever enshrined themselves in Americans’ hearts as loveable losers.
“Losing hurts, but they sit there and say for the greater good of the country, and in keeping with our democracy and our Constitution, we’re going to recognize that the person who got the most electoral votes won the election. And the fact that that’s not going to happen today is kind of sad,” he concluded.
You would think a journalist, newsman, reporter, anchor, or whatever Wallace sees himself as, would be a little more astute.
But apparently Rip Van Wallace just woke – not that kind of woke, which is way worse – from a nap that began in November 2016.
Does he recall as recently as three weeks ago, Hillary Clinton, who conceded on election night 2016 and then spent four years reminding people that she got almost 3 million more votes than Trump, called for the abolition of the Electoral College? Or that September 2019 tweet Hillary sent of herself sitting behind a mock Resolute Desk in Venice, Italy, pretending to be president, if for only an hour.
Perhaps Wallace should tell us how Democrats licked their wounds from 2016 and vowed to work with Trump for the good of the country.
You know, like when they talked publicly about impeaching him a month before the inauguration, the day he was inaugurated, a month after that, then five months after that, and then … you get the picture. Right up until the moment they impeached Trump for a phone call in which he wanted to look into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who – ta da – is now subject of an FBI probe. Most telling were impeachment articles filed by Squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib, whose measure said the Judiciary Committee “shall inquire whether the House of Representatives should impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America.” That’s it. No rhyme. No reason. No high crime. No misdemeanor. Just impeach.
They talked about it countless times until they did it – in a purely partisan vote and over the opposition of a majority of Americans, based on what they told pollsters.
Did Wallace snooze through all the discussions by Democrats and liberal pundits of invoking the 25th Amendment as another way to remove Trump?
Democrats introduced a bill regarding that just three months ago – although some speculate – wonder what odds Vegas would give? – that Nancy Pelosi was teeing up the 25th to usher “Dr.” Biden’s hubby to the land of eternal pudding and slippers so Kamala, who rivals New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand as America’s wishiest-washiest politician, could get comfortable behind the real Resolute Desk.
Where was Wallace when James Comey’s FBI, with President Barack Obama’s blessing, maneuvered to get phony FISA warrants on Trump’s advisers in a failed bid to make a case the campaign colluded with Russian operatives?
Where was he when Biden was pitching out ideas on how to trump up – pardon the pun – charges to get Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn?
Where was he when networks, like his own, brought on Saul Goodman types like Michael Avenatti and Michael Cohen to portray the president as a crook before being hauled off to the hoosegow themselves?
Where was he when Hollywood’s finest blithely play-acted or discussed Trump’s assassination?
Where was he when the media accepted an anonymous op-ed from mid-level bureaucrat that was a hit job, or one “tip” after another that promoted incredible stories that, in the end, turned out to be overblown when not factually wrong, as former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has so thoroughly documented?
Where was he when the media mocked everything about the man – from how many scoops of ice cream he got, to how he fed Japanese koi, to what he fed college football champions, to how he viewed an eclipse, to the size of his genitals, to his hair style, and so on and so on and so on.
Things they never did to Obama and won’t do to Biden.
Yes, please tell us again, oh pastry boss of the cable airwaves, how those hurt losers in November 2016 or January 2017 opted to “sit there and say for the greater good of the country, and in keeping with our democracy and our Constitution, we’re going to recognize that the person who got the most electoral votes won the election.” We’ll wait.