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Batshit Crazy

"It's the threat of not just the way of doing business, but in their minds it's threatening the game. But really what it's threatening is their livelihoods, it's threatening their jobs, it's threatening the way that they do things. And every time that happens, whether it's the government or a way of doing business or whatever it is, the people that are holding the reins and have their hands on the switch--they go batshit crazy."
At the end of the movie Moneyball, Boston RedSox owner, John Henry (Arliss Howard), explains the above to Billy Bean (Brad Pitt). It's a perfect explanation for the what we are seeing from the left after the Helsinki summit.

Now, to be fair, in a perfect world, Trump would have denounced Putin. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world. We live in a world with Democrats, in a world with a corrupt media (satirized brilliantly in Attack of the 50 Ft Democrats, by the way). Any outcome from the summit would have created the same batshit crazy reaction from the left. But, only one outcome would have given credence to the lie of collusion that has been pushed relentlessly. Had Trump denounced Putin, the New York Times headline would have written itself: "Trump Admits Russians got him Elected?" Never mind the fact that collusion and Russian election tampering are two separate issues. They haven't been treated that way since this nonsense started.

So, yes, the ones holding the reigns are terrified. And they have been since Trump's candidacy became a possibility. And who are the ones holding the reigns? The deep state, the shadow government, the establishment--call them what you want--and their fear permeates through the establishment (including both Democrats and Republicans) and filters through to the left's unknowing minions on the street where. Trump is the common enemy of the establishment and the left. You want collusion? There it is. Clear as day for anyone willing to see it.

Naturally, the left never wanted Trump to be president, and either did the establishment. It's the only way to make sense of the fact that fellow Republicans, with a Supreme Court appointment hanging in the balance--literally a vacant seat waiting to be filled--would support Hillary Clinton. So, when it became clear that Trump was a viable candidate with the possibility of winning, there was only one option--discredit him. And there was one logical path to take: Russia.

"Trump has ties to Russia. Look at his tax returns," they cried.

But did he? And would it? And what made Russian collusions such a no-brainer path for Trump-haters to take?

Trump has business interests around the world. He deals with businessmen from around the world. Russia... is part of the world. Conveniently for Trump-haters, Russia is also the poster child for commie-enemy-dictatorships. Anyone above snowflake age that lived during the cold war (and Rocky's victory over Ivan Drago), still equates Russia with communism. Branding Trump as having ties with the Russian commies is the political equivalent of branding someone a child molester. Once accused, the stigma, no matter how untrue, never completely goes away.

So we have an establishment that wants to discredit Trump, and has an easy path with Russia. It’s no secret that Russia has been interfering in elections for years. It matters little that the Mueller investigation determined that there was no collusion and that the Russian's Facebook ads didn’t affect the outcome of the election. Like the child molester, Trump has been branded, at least as far as his detractors are concerned. For the brainless sheep on the left that we call the Democrat party, that is all they need. Evidence be damned. At this point, Trump could be spotted with a copy of War and Peace and it would be evidence of collusion with Russia. (To be fair, I doubt he will be spotted with a copy of War and Peace)

But what are they so afraid of?

Traditional politicians, Democrat and Republican, take massive amounts of money from lobbyists, Wall Street, and big pharma (collusion anyone?). They don't touch immigration. They fear the media.

Trump does none of this.

Renegotiating trade deals, building a wall, and asking our NATO allies to pony up would be unthinkable with an establishment candidate. It’s no secret that Trump thinks we should not be the world's police. He doesn’t take lobbyist money, has no ties to Wall Street, and has called out big pharma. Can you image your run of the mill Democrat or Republican doing this? To top it off, he has completely upended and very likely redefined the way a president interacts with the media and disseminates information. This, of course, has a lot to do with the media's hatred of Trump and the existence of social media, but his willingness and ability to stand up to them and call them out sans political correctness is uniquely Trumpian.

Politics as usual has not been seen since Jan. 20, 2017, and this is devastating to the establishment. They've held the reins for a long time and, now threatened, are going batshit crazy.