What is the End Game?
I know some of you disagree with me on this, but I think this continues to foreshadow a self-own by the GOP:
The “highest levels of government” at the time would have been the Trump Administration.
Let’s break this down. I know we are fully down the “F— them, they’d do it to us” rabbit hole, but what exactly is the end game?
If it is to investigate the FBI and the deep state, then cast the investigation as that, not as a witch hunt against Joe Biden and his family.
Second, tens of millions of Americans are dealing with the effects of addiction on their families and those of friends and other loved ones. What is the GOP response going to be when the media casts Biden as a sympathetic dad trying to help his son overcome his battles with addiction?
They are absolutely going to do that, and a good portion of the right will come off looking like the very a—holes the voters just rejected at the ballot box.
Again, I don’t have a problem if the GOP wants to see what all the fuss is about. But giving it this much attention and making it this much of a priority is more likely than not going to be self-defeating and blow up in their faces.
A better end goal would be not to drag the Bidens but shake up and reform the national security apparatus of the United States, which has been politicized. If the GOP were smart (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA), they’d wind this down and pass it over to a special committee designed to investigate the FBI, Justice Department, and the politicization therein. Then, the Biden laptop story becomes a useful illustration of how all the above collaborated with a social media company to censor a media outlet from telling a true story. And then the entangling details of the laptop provide extra news nuggets.
Making the laptop the primary focus, though, looks like revenge politics. The base will love it. The American public overall will not. And the Biden team can trot out a tearful dad to relate to America’s parents on a son struggling with addiction.
The bottom line is simple — if the GOP had a legit end game instead of a fishing expedition designed to make the President look bad while accomplishing nothing else, the Chairman of the Committee would not be begging people to accept the legitimacy of his investigation.