So here we are. We Democrats are grateful that Breitbart -- the modern equivalent of Der Stürmer
-- is supporting Jeff Sessions against Donald Trump
. We applaud this turn of events, even though Sessions is an ultra-conservative whose stances on marijuana, immigration, and forfeiture are repellent to us.
Why do we applaud? Because Breitbart's backing makes Sessions more difficult to fire. If Sessions keeps his job, then Robert Mueller is more likely to keep his
But why would we want Mueller to stay in place? He is a Republican appointed to head the FBI by George W. Bush, whom we despised; Dems often criticized Mueller during the Bush years. Yet now we're rooting for Mueller because we want him to mount an honest investigation of Donald Trump. We hope that this investigation will lead to impeachment and removal.
Bottom line: We applaud Breitbart, we root for Sessions, and we support Mueller in order to insure that the presidency falls to Mike Pence.
Yet we cannot stand
Pence: A man to Trump's right on gay rights and other issues. More intelligent than Trump. More effective than Trump. More articulate than Trump. More skilled at working with Congress. More likely to pass legislation we hate. More likely to be re-elected.
Why on earth would Democrats prefer Pence?
Because Trump is crazy. Because Trump is stupid. Because Trump is a braggart. Because Trump is uncivilized. Because Trump is a natural autocrat. Because Trump is an embarrassment. Because Trump is linked to the criminal underworld. Because Trump is obviously
beholden to Putin. Because Trump's narcissism and ignorance literally make us want to vomit.
Politics has always made for strange bedfellows. We now lay in a bed of ash and decay constructed in the Inferno -- an overcrowded bed pullulating with the most vile, nauseating, noisome and diseased devils ever to skulk out of the pages of the Goetia.
So here we are.