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One of the more distressing episodes of the Obama Presidency was the administration’s apparent interest in appointing Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, to be Secretary of Commerce. This was part of the hope-springs-eternal element in that president’s politics that so frustrated so many of his supporters. Gregg turned down the position anyway, citing political differences with the administration. That didn’t stop Obama from appointing Gregg to the Simpson-Bowles commission, one little bit of bipartisan foolishness in what was a virtual sea of it.
It’s probably a blessing that this romance did not go further, because the current evidence is that Judd Gregg has left the trolley far behind. He apparently believes that Joe Biden is Caesar, and the women he might pick as his running mate are a cabal of lean and hungry ones. Let us look at Gregg’s theory of The Underlying Agenda. From The Hill:
The underlying agenda is becoming more and more apparent:
— Promoting and promulgating — not merely accepting — the massive protests that have occurred in some cities, even when they have led to lawlessness, looting, riots and declarations of autonomy.
— Searching out and destroying unbelievers in pursuit of a politically correct version of history, and doing so with a zeal that would have made Cotton Mather blush
— Removing statues of historical figures that are deemed unacceptable based on today’s parameters of social justice.
Let’s skip on down to Gregg’s point, shall we, because it’s a doozy.
Within a few months of assuming the presidency, Biden may find himself being the next statue toppled as the socialist/progressive movement moves closer to power. Replacing him with his vice president could be deemed necessary to the cause. His colleagues could declare him too old to handle the presidency and remove him under the 25th Amendment. Et tu, Brute? The Cause will have been completed. Power will be fully in the hands of the statue-removers, the social justice police and those who see America’s political history as basically evil. It will be a coup. Look over your shoulder, Joe. Watch your back. Donald Trump is not your most threatening problem.
(A question for The Hill: do you allow anyone to write anything and publish it without reading it?)
The answer is not in Shakespeare, however. It can be found in the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Pore Judd is nuts.
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