WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Democrats today announced a new plan to ensure Trump wins the White House again in 2020.
"We hereby unveil these articles of impeachment, which clearly lay out the undeniable fact that we will not win the White House back next year," said Rep. Jerry Nadler. "We have found Trump guilty of absolutely nothing, but we already started this whole process and it would look bad to back out now, so here we are."
"I declare here and now that Trump will be in the White House for at least another four years."
Some questioned if this was the best strategy, but Democrats pointed out that with four more years of Trump, they will be able to generate far more outrage than if they took back the White House. "It's a lot more fun to be extremists and scream at the sky for years and years instead of proposing policies that most Americans support and actually win elections."
Then, writes Paula Bolyard in PJ Media,
It all started when Jenna Ellis, senior White House legal counsel, tweeted out a Babylon Bee story with the comment, "The Bee mocking the Dems: 'We have found Trump guilty of absolutely nothing, but we already started this whole process and it would look bad to back out now, so here we are.'" She added several lighthearted emojis and everyone thought it was hilarious, including President Trump, who retweeted Ellis, along with four thousand other Twitter users.Read more here.
...Here's what the breathless crack reporter from Snopes had a burning desire to know: "President Trump recently retweeted a post from @JennaEllisEsq containing a fake quote from an entertainment article. Was President Trump aware that this quote was fake when he sent it? If so, why wasn't it accompanied by a message labeling the quote as fiction?"
Uh, yeah, Dan, everyone (who doesn't work for Snopes) is "aware" that the ubiquitous Babylon Bee is a purveyor of satire, and no one except the very earnest and sober-minded journalists at Snopes believes all jokes must be explained and labeled with a disclaimer for those who have been diagnosed with a humor-related psychological disorder.
"This is yet another idiotic instance of 'fact-checking' the president for his excellent sense of humor," Jenna Ellis told Disrn. "The fake news media refuses to show the wonderfully kind, fun, and generous side of our president. Instead, they pompously pretend they have to take every tweet or joke at a rally seriously." She rightly noted that "America loves [Trump's] honesty and direct calling out of fake news."
Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee, told Disrn: "I'm not surprised by this at all. They don't like conservatives, so they're intent on painting us as a fake news outlet, rather than the well-known satire publication that we are."
Dillon said Snopes is concerned that the article may have duped Trump, "or that the president might be duping others because he didn't attach a disclaimer" to the article. "It's just one more example of their bristling at humor they don't like," he added.
It's not just conservatives Snopes doesn't like. They hate humor and they're ideologically opposed to fun—they actually excel at sucking the fun out of literally everything. (Go ahead, make my day and fact-check that, Snopes.)
My advice to the folks at Snopes: Lighten up, laugh a little. It'll do your hearts, which are two sizes too small, good.