RUSH: Since the release of the Devin Nunes memo, the Washington Post ran an article headlined: “Once the Party of Law and Order, Republicans Are Now Challenging It.”
They accused Republicans of conducting a “concerted assault” on the FBI, the Justice Department, and other agencies based on conspiracy theories. Now of course, they found a Never-Trumper establishment Republican to agree: Steve Schmidt, who ran McCain’s campaign in 2008.
Schmidt says Republicans have become “completely unmoored” from things they once held sacred, “including a fidelity to the country’s security institutions.”
The article also mentioned polls showing that Republican voters have less confidence in the FBI. According to Gallup, only 49% think the FBI is doing a good or excellent job compared to 62% four years ago.
This isn’t hard to figure out. People have read the texts between anti-Trump FBI agents plotting against Trump during the campaign. Informed voters know that FISA warrants were issued on Trump campaign associates based on a fraudulent dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton with help from the FBI.
Republicans are not challenging law enforcement. They are challenging corruption of law enforcement that festered under Obama!
The idea that Republicans are no longer “the party of law and order” is the kind of vapid analysis you’d expect from a snowflake late-night TV comic. Not the Washington Post.
Until recently. Now all bets are off.