Here in New England, there comes a moment, generally in March, when you can tell that Winter has turned the corner. The nights are still frigid. The ground is still strewn with filthy snow, cold but angry mounds, pitted black with icy gravel. And there might be more snow on the way. But there is something in the slant of the afternoon sunlight, something in the scent and texture of the air, that tells you that Spring is nigh.

I have a kindred feeling about the progress of the anti-Trump hysteria that has been plaguing the country since the early hours of November 9, 2016. The hysteria, I admit, has gone on far longer, and has been far more virulent, than I anticipated. I thought the insanity would dissipate quickly after January 20, when Donald Trump was inaugurated. Instead, it has accelerated, abetted by a scurrilous and irresponsible media and grandstanding Democratic politicians encouraged by their deep-state enablers.

The hysteria reached a crescendo over the last week. There was Kathy Griffin and her ghoulish ISIS-by-proxy photo shoot depicting her holding a blood-soaked likeness of Donald Trump’s severed head. There is the ongoing production in New York of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, replete with a Donald Trump lookalike in the title role and lots and lots of stage blood spilled when we come to the Ides of March. There was James Comey’s truly bizarre testimony before Congress last week. Then there was the disgusting treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by his former colleagues in the Senate: the names of Martin Heinrich and Mark Warner will occupy a place of special obloquy in the annals of disgraceful and nakedly partisan vilification. These anti-Trump players, each in his own way, helped to create the toxic environment into which James Hodgkinson, an anti-GOP zealot and Bernie Sanders supporter, strode Wednesday morning when he showed up at a congressional baseball practice session in Alexandria, Virginia. “Democrats or Republicans?” he was overheard to ask. Told that the field was occupied by Republicans, he took out a high-powered rifle and began shooting, seriously injuring several, including Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, before being felled himself by the Capitol Police.

Good Read…

See Also:

Trump delivers message of unity in response to shooting

Donald Trump: Steve Scalise in ‘Trouble’; ‘He’s Going to Be Okay, We Hope’

Donald Trump Challenges Obstruction of Justice Investigation

‘We’re not America’s enemy’ Putin says Russia can cooperate with Trump’s US

Home Depot Co-Founder Bernie Marcus: I’m ‘So Worried About the Life’ of President Trump

Trump calls Mueller move a ‘witch hunt’ — and so far, it is

Mend, Don’t End, Mueller’s Investigation

Shame on the New York Times. Shame.

New York Times Lies About Gun Laws To Excuse Leftist Violence

New York Times Corrects Fake News Editorial Blaming Sarah Palin for Shooting

Why President Trump’s State Department Budget Cuts Are Inspiring

Obama Voters Switched to Trump over Immigration, Says Poll

Pelosi: ‘Outrageous’ for Republicans to blame Democrats for heated rhetoric

Democrats Need To Take Responsibility For Their Assassination Porn

Shooting rampage on GOP baseball team quickly gets politicized by the news media

Starr says questioning of Sessions designed to embarrass him

Sessions’ Testimony Showed Russia Investigation Is ‘Witch Hunt Dreamed Up’ by Democrats

Environmentalists Demand Trillions in Lower Returns for Pensions

Basic Human Decency Shouldn’t Be Political, But It Is

Congressman’s shooting prompts calls for more security, joined by Utah politicians targeted by threats

Congress passes long-sought VA accountability bill

Former FAA officials endorse Trump’s air traffic control spinoff

US arrests nearly 200 Iraqi immigrants in massive deportation sweep

Lawsuit Against Trump’s Businesses Is Impeachment By Other Means

The next “scandal.” Trump allows Mattis to determine troop levels