May 20, 2024

As the 2024 presidential election cycle continues to devolve into hypocritical absurdity, with cognitively-vacant Joe Biden self-immolating by the nanosecond and the left desperately trying to pull out all the stops to Stop Trump, a surprise voice has sprung forth from the lap-dog media to make a startling admission.

Haughty CNN host Fareed Zakaria actually opined on this week’s gripping episode of “GPS Sunday” that the criminal hush-money charges brought against former President Donald Trump in New York City were politically motivated.

Who knew? Except all of us, I mean.

In his opening monologue, Zakaria posited that criminal charges wouldn’t have been brought against Trump if he wasn’t Trump. He also argued that the Democratic Party is fractured and that everything they throw at Trump only further unites the Republican party. Both of his positions were correct, of course.

Trump is now leading in almost all the swing states, but behind those numbers lie even more troubling details. As someone worried about the prospects of a second Trump term, I think it is best to be honest about reality. 

I understand that polls are not always accurate, but in general, they have tended to underestimate Donald Trump’s support, not overestimate it. I doubt that there are many shy Biden voters in the country.

I know, right? Who is this guy and what has he done with Fareed Zakaria?

In further suspension of disbelief, Zakaria also bemoaned the contrast between the growing division in the Democrat Party and comparative unity among Republicans.

There’s no denying that the [Democratic] party seems more openly divided than it has been in decades. Only 33 percent of Americans said they approved of Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war, which is now opposed both by people who think he’s too soft and people who think he’s too hard on Israel.

Ahh, Fareed, you really don’t get it, do you? Here’s the thing: 

When everything you support or oppose can be connected to the ballot box with no more than three dots, you get what you’re now getting in the Democratic Party. 

Even worse, when you (Joe Biden) play both sides against the middle and foolishly try to make “everybody” happy, you end up making nobody happy. Joe Biden and his handlers have zero convictions, other than doing whatever they think they must do to win.

The befuddled host continued, noting in a #duh moment:

Republicans seem to be uniting behind Trump. Whatever opposition he faced in the primaries has largely melted away. And the trials against him keep him in the spotlight, infuriate his base, who sees him as a martyr and even may serve to make him the object of some sympathy among people in general who believe that his prosecutors are politically motivated. This happens to be true. 

Let’s forgo the “martyr” mentality argument, although to pretend it doesn’t exist would be to deny reality. Instead, let’s just flip the script and engage in a bit of whataboutism

If Joe Biden — or any Democrat — was subjected to anywhere near the degree of political persecution rained down on Donald Trump for more than eight years, what would have been the reaction on the left? Yes, a rhetorical question. 

To his credit, Zakaria finished strong.

In my opinion, I doubt the New York indictment would have been brought against a defendant whose name was not Donald Trump. A majority of Americans are skeptical that Trump will be able to get a fair trial according to a CNN poll.

Memo to Fareed Zakaria: You don’t have to “doubt it,” bud, you can take it to the left-wing bank.


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