Al Sharpton is the center for a lot of jokes; just look no further than the Free Beacon’s epic mash-up, showing his apparent inability to read a teleprompter. His mispronunciations are pervasive. But that’s not the least of it. On policy and other matters, Sharpton is more of a bull in a china closet. He’s a progressive. That’s how they are, folks. Yet, I’d never thought ever agree with Sharpton on anything. Well, sort of. Sharpton said that it’s time for Democrats to move on from the Trump-Russia stuff since the Mueller report showed there was no collusion between Trump, his campaign staff, and the Kremlin during the 2016 election. It’s over folks. Done. No collusion. Donald Trump has been vindicated, forcing the liberal media to eat another healthy helping of humble pie (via Newsbusters):
Reacting on Sunday’s PoliticsNation to AG Bill Barr’s letter concerning the Mueller probe’s findings, he [Sharpton] admitted that “the Democrats also now have to move on and really deal with hard issues.”
No, that is not a misprint. That is word-for-word what Sharpton told MSNBC viewers on Sunday. Or at least all five of them.
Speaking to Morning Joe co-host and Trump friend-turned-enemy Joe Scarborough, Sharpton added that “I think the politics is — is that we're now going to have to start talking about tax reform and climate change and other things because the Mueller situation, I think, has ended up a clear victory for the President.”
Earlier in the hour, MSNBC host Katy Tur and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd were still attempting to make sense of what had taken place.
“Although [the President] committed no crime, the report does not exonerate him. They also said that Mueller found no obstruction. Mueller did not find no obstruction. Mueller laid out the evidence on both sides of the issue and allowed Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein to make the decision,” Tur complained concerning the reaction from the President, his allies, and the White House.
As for Todd, he was struck by how “this is the PR head start that essentially the Trump administration — the President is getting, thanks to the fact that his Attorney General that made this assessment and this is where Democrats are in a huge box here.”
He added that he’s not sure “how [Democrats] ever get...back” the narrative that the President’s guilty in any sort of way.
And alas, moving on is something Democrats cannot do. The base demands they fight Trump. And by fighting, they want impeachment. They want him removed. The 2018 Democratic House takeover was partially fueled by these rabid anti-Trump sentiments. They want the Democrats to fight. We’re about to embark on one of the nastiest, most brutal election cycles in recent memory, maybe in our history. These people don’t want legislation. Any piece of legislation that Trump signs into law is a win for this White House. That cannot be tolerated. I’m totally fine with gridlock, in principal. Right now, however, we have hordes of illegals trying to bust into the country. We have a border crisis and we need a wall. So, Congress has to do something there’s one major problem: the Democrats.