Watching Jim Acosta at a White House Press Briefing is akin to watching a determined three-year-old asking his mother why. Initially it’s amusing but eventually it’s unbearable. The mindlessness of it renders it a form of exquisite torture. In the three-year-old it’s tolerated because you know it’s a stage in the development of language and social skills. In an allegedly mature man with a White House Press Pass it’s a symptom of the terminal illness that has infected the American body politic, bloodless civil war. Acosta is a proxy for the desire of millions of progressives to harass the President of the United States for winning the 2016 presidential election. He gets to mouth ridiculous complaints about the supposedly unfair statements President Trump makes about the press. And in his yammering repetition of what he thinks are damning indictments of the current administration we hear an echo of the half-witted chants of Antifa, BLM, Occupy Wall Street and every other neo-marxist street circus going all the way back to the drug addled imbecilic protesters of the 1960s. Hey hey, ho ho, blah blah blah has got to go. Hey hey, ho ho, blah blah blah has got to go. Hey hey, ho ho, blah blah blah has got to go. Hey hey, ho ho, blah blah blah has got to go…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Full of sound and fury signifying nothing.
As ZMan is fond of saying “we live in unserious times.” But in all actuality the stakes are very serious. A federal judge (and one appointed by President Trump no less) has granted a temporary injunction pending a decision on whether Jim Acosta’s lunacy at White House press conferences is protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The duly elected leader of the most powerful state to ever exist is thwarted in his important work of transmitting the proceedings of his administration to the Press by a bleating half-wit with an expensive hair-cut and a power tie. I’m starting to think that the real victory of the Trump presidency will be when he begins reining in the madness that the Left inflicts on us daily.
There is a school of thought that President Trump supports the daily barrage of leftist insanity as a way to garner sympathy from the American public, that the presence of Acosta actually stokes the anger that guarantees his constituency’s ardor in supporting his causes. If that is true then I must be outside of his target audience. I would pay a month’s gross salary to be rid of the likes of Jim Acosta from the daily news feed. If he were permanently banned from the White House and had to merely comment from the sidelines, I would be supremely pleased. It would be a solid win. It wouldn’t change the world but it would be a sign that these lunatics sometimes have to retreat. So, President Trump, hear my plea. Don’t just let Jim Acosta win. Push this all the way to the Supreme Court if need be and strike a blow for baseline sanity. Prove that this is still in some small way the same place that engendered Washington and Jefferson or for pity’s sake at least Teddy Roosevelt.