Why does this country have such an accountability deficit? To weigh that, I looked into both sides. I see a lot of the same problems within. Guess where it comes from?
It requires a quick trip down memory lane just to illuminate the problem.
Take it back to 2016. I’ve written much about that primary and the nomination shake out. In the end, Trump had the nomination then won the race. Start right there.
The reason he won had much to do with the lack of accountability in the same old establishment politics and process. So people got fed up and wanted to reign in power.
Okay, so it was nasty and we know what happened. Once elected, the Left planted their feet in resistance. Again, expected. As Trump started to line up his cabinet and team, remember what happened? More resistance on everything he did.
The left said they would brand everyone who took a job in the administration. They wanted a full boycott of Trump positions. Fortunately, Trump was picking from a different pool and managed to find enough people willing to serve.
That did not stop the left though. Then they threatened anyone who took a position that they would not work in DC again. But the officials did so anyway, putting it on the line.
If these threats were not enough to keep them from joining, then what were the benefits, if any, of joining Trump’s administration? I don’t know about all, except there was an idea positive results would prevail over time, and on what they would accomplish. If they hung in, those results would vindicate them. People would see it and feel the outcome.
So there was risk but was worth a chance because they were going to change status quo, which had not gotten positive results. Plus Trump was making a point to put America First instead of last. Team Trump had no interest in leading from behind.
But the Lockstep Left was out to make that as hard as possible – hopefully to drive Trump out. Those are facts. Democrats made no secret of it, from boycotting his inauguration to keeping an investigation going as a basis for removal. Again, undisputed facts.
Trump operated in that backdrop despite protests and sedition. The administration went to work to prove all their ignorant assumptions wrong. Well, those results/outcomes should have satisfied most people, other than hard-line Marxists, or staunch anti-Trumpers – for their own reasons. That should satisfy the people en masse.
One must go through the entire primary context to see what people wanted and what they opposed. But one demand was accountability. If we got that much, it would help correct our entire course. Many of us believed eventually we would get that accountability. It might take some work but we would get it, one way or another.
So accountability was further defined. It was just basic accountability that we should expect from government but until then was totally absent. We were not asking much.
Threats on Trump and his administration continued. It evolved into an impeachment over a phone call. It offered a hint. That call was about accountability for what Biden-Obama did in foreign affairs, like Ukraine. Selling out the country was real — not in regards to Trump but regarding Biden and Obama. We know where that ended up.
Fast forward, we had an election that the Left cheered as a Biden victory. But hold your horses, it was not that clear. Never mind, says the Left, we got this. But no one else asked any accountability questions of Biden. Then they moved to start Biden’s team for 2021.
And this completes the tale of accountability.
I’m not disputing it all, just stating what they did. Along the way, they declared everyone who had worked in the administration or supported Trump be blacklisted. Remember they started that way. Sure enough, Dems were taking names telling people they would not work in public or private sectors again. What had Trump done?
Actually he was pretty successful. And the left kept insisting this election was about the pandemic, which they politicized and weaponized. The positive results still stand, too numerous to list. Democrats claimed the election was accountability for leadership.
Democrats wanted revenge against Trump, and everyone to pay. They call this some kind of twisted accountability – redefining the term. Remember mpeachment, investigations fell flat, They call this accountability? All the good they refuse to talk about.
Now if you boiled all of it down to a common denominator, it is accountability. The left wants an accountability, like revenge, to prevent it from happening again, Therefore, blacklisting is accountability. They redefined the term.
Conservatives on the right want real accountability. That’s all it was ever about to us. Simply to hold those accountable for what they did. Is that too much to ask?
The differences are crystallizing in recent events. Look how they are treating Trump and anyone connected to the administration. Now look at the team Biden is putting together. Any echoes or hints of accountability? It’sthe opposite; a slap in the face.
We see old guard, swamp creatures who were part of the problems for a decade. Sullivan, Kerry, Biden, Antony Blinkin, Rice. Plenty more to come, drawn from that same pool.
Biden set out to plant deep state creatures back into government to shore up its operation. His slogan is “build back better.” Really? That means deep state. Joe Biden’s people are also inquiring within bureaus and departments about any changes Trump made. So the first mission is reverse changes. Revert to the deep state paradigm.
They do know how to do that, they created it.
Now Dems will assure us they are very responsible, that they will be held accountable. Complete nonsense. Accountability is what they are programmed to prevent..
However, look at this political jihad against Trump people. Biden’s people have been a part of this contortion and corruption of government for decades. No accountability for that.
But those career Swamp-insiders are not scorned, blacklisted, harassed or banished from public or private sectors. They are swooned over and welcomed. If not in government, they are sought as experts in media — as advocates of effective, rational government.
Unaccountability has been normalized and institutionalized.
Accountability is starting to look like fools’ gold, where only fools think it is real.
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