Today’s Democrats and neverTrumpers must feel like the British did after defeating Napoleon Bonaparte after Waterloo. What do you do with him? To execute Napoleon would have turned him into a martyr and converted France into a full-guerilla resistance akin to Spain under Napoleon himself. (The British, who had assisted the Spaniards, knew how that played out). Jailing Napoleon in France would be foolish: he would be broken out as soon as British or allied garrisons were off-guard or depleted. Even taking Napoleon to England was problematic, as he was almost as popular there as a mythical figure as in France.
In the end, they exiled him to a remote island under 24-hour guard.
Fortunately, this is something today’s Democrats cannot pull off. Trump may be somewhat “exiled” in Florida—one of the few truly free states in America—but his access to media (despite bans, de-platforming, and restrictions) is powerful. The United States, for now, is still free enough one can travel from one state to another, although Joe Biden, the unelected president is working on ending that as well.
Contemplating a final solution for Trump, the Democrats were thrown off their game by
the Patriot Day (Jan. 6) reminder that the elites do not have the control over America that they think. As I’ve related in several columns, the events at the Capitol so traumatized and terrorized the elites of both parties that they had to lash out in retaliation. At the time, the only way they could do that was by impeaching President Trump. Again.
On Saturday, with seven Republicans voting to convict, the Democrats’ impeachment scam
became a crapper a second time. You would have thought they learned the first time with a superior (but equally weak) case.