What Hath The House Wrought?

When you think about the whole mess called impeachment, one thing comes to mind that is very disturbing, that I feel the Founding Fathers didn’t necessarily fear because political parties weren’t around like they are today, but nonetheless is disturbing.

That is “Revenge Impeachment”.

You have to understand that this particular impeachment has had no crime committed. Was there malfeasance? Absolutely! Was there stuff done that probably shouldn’t have been done, or done in another way? Maybe. But, as the Senators are debating this very issue in DC, the question rises, was what Donald Trump did, so wrong that it rises to the level of removal from office? I would say, no. Of course, I said the same thing back in 1998 with Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He got caught, literally, with his pants down, and lied about it. Was the lying part bad enough to impeach him? I didn’t think so, though I wasn’t a fan of his. Should he have been punished by having his law license stripped? Certainly. But to overturn the will of the people because he is a sex addict? I’m not sure it rises to that point (pun intended).

And the case here is even murkier. This impeachment was the most partisan in US history. It was predicated on the removal of a president because the opposition didn’t like the fact the American people chose him. They felt their candidate should have won, and felt that there was enough in this guy’s past that called for his removal, even before he took office. That is totally not the way the Founding Fathers ever felt.

And what has the House wrought because of this partisan charade? They have instituted, as Democrats are wont to do, a situation where they have made a precedent that could very well be repeated over and over again by both parties. The “Revenge Impeachment”.

So, let’s say that Trump got elected before Obama. Let’s say he got impeached like he did. Then Obama was elected. And he ran his administration like he did, and everything that happened from 2008 to 2016 happened. Are you telling me that the Republicans wouldn’t have been justified for impeaching Obama for Benghazi? Are you telling me Republicans wouldn’t have been justified for his dealings with the Russians? Or that his Iranian arms deal wouldn’t have been fodder for impeachment? Or his dismantling of the US Coal industry? Or his sitting by while his Secretary of State handed our uranium program over to the Russians? He would have been out on his ass!

And that is the problem the Democrats have. They have let the genie out of the bottle on this one, and it’s going to come back to haunt them, much like Harry Reid’s move in the Senate to allow Obama’s appointments to the federal court system skate with only 51 votes instead of 60. What has happened is the GOP decided, fine…we can pass pretty much anything with only 51 votes, including the next two Supreme Court justices! And if Harry Reid wouldn’t have been in such a yank back then to help Obama getting his nominations approved, the Republicans would still be trying to find someone to replace Antonin Scalia!

No, Democrats have had a long history of making blunders that come back to bite them in the rear end. And my feeling is, this impeachment of Donald Trump is only the beginning…the sad beginning. And instead of bringing a country together, it will only drive us apart further and further. It will, in my humble opinion, be the ruination of our Democratic Republic.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Pelosi’s Insanity

Nancy Pelosi was never one to be thought of as the “smartest person in the room”. Sometimes her comments turn into rambling diatribes. More often than not, it’s been fodder for the Republicans to prove that she’s not only not capable of being Speaker of the House, they believe she’s not sane enough or healthy enough to be a Representative.

Pelosi didn’t do herself any favors after Republican Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) came out on Thursday and said that there was no need for witnesses, and he would be voting against calling witnesses. That coupled with Lisa Murkowski’s comments on Wednesday, and Cory Gardner’s feelings that witnesses weren’t needed basically meant that there would not be enough GOP votes to give the Democrats the witnesses they want.

That’s when Pelosi went into action. She was rather upset this entire impeachment hoax came out the way it did, and lost no time venting. She said that even if the Senate votes for exoneration and acquittal, Trump cannot be acquitted without witnesses and the additional documentation that the Democrats are seeking. That probably would have come as a surprise to the Founding Fathers. Her exact quote was, “He will not be acquitted,” Pelosi insisted during her weekly news conference, and reported by Politico. “You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and all of that. Does the president know right from wrong? I don’t think so.”

Of course, that wasn’t all. Pelosi unloaded on the President’s defense team, saying, “I don’t know how they can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they’re making,” Pelosi told reporters, according to The Hill. “I don’t think they made the case. I think they disgraced themselves terribly in terms of their violation of what our Constitution is about and what a president’s behavior should be.”

Look, I get the fact Nancy is upset with the way all of this turned out. She was basically sold a bill of goods by Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, and she’s aware she’s going to have to pay the price for it. But, quite honestly, she doesn’t get a say as to whether or not Trump’s defense team made the case or not. It doesn’t matter to anyone if she feels they “disgraced” themselves in what the Constitution is about. If she’s upset that this turned into a partisan jousting match, she only has Adam Schiff to blame. Remember, he’s the one that started down that path during the investigation phase.

As far as not having witnesses or adding documentation, that’s the House’s job. Just because they wanted to rush the investigation and not subpoena the witnesses they now want to call, and go through a court case to resolve the issues, as they should have, it’s not the Senate’s fault…nor is it their job. Her people blew it. Schiff and Nadler hurried their way through this charade. To try and turn the tables on the Republicans in the Senate for the House’s failure to put together a cogent argument for impeachment (when no crime has been committed) is a fool’s argument. Pelosi has fallen for it, and needs to be dressed in a fool’s hat for the rest of her time in the House.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Could It Be OVER Today?

It appears that the sham hoax of the impeachment trial in the United Senate could be coming to an end today. Or at least that’s what early indications are. Despite Democrats’ attempts to stall, and drag this charade out as long as possible to “leave a permanent stain on Donald Trump”, they have once again appear to have failed.

On Wednesday of this week, Alaska Senator, Lisa Murkowski met with Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and coming out of the meeting, she seemed to be siding on not asking for witnesses. Earlier, Colorado Senator, Cory Gardner also indicated that he did not at this time feel the need for witnesses was pressing. That left three Senators still waffling; Susan Collins from Maine, Mitt Romney from Utah, and Lamar Alexander from Tennessee. And word is that Alexander will most likely fall in line on the vote to not have witnesses.

That would mean that if the vote were held later today, only two of the four needed Republican defectors, at most, would be siding with the Democrats, and the proposition of holding a second investigation because the House failed at their turn, would also go down in flames. And, there is rumblings that once that vote is taken, and then defeated, the Republicans in the Senate will move to vote on conviction almost immediately. Now, that may not take place directly after the witness vote. There very well may be hours upon hours of debate between the Senators, in which the Democrats will try once again to sway…are you ready for it…up to 20 of the 53 Republican Senators to join them in convicting Donald Trump.

Actually, now that I think about it, that’s not quite true. There are a few Democrats that are strongly considering not voting to convict. Joe Manchin from West Virginia is one of them, and so is Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. Both are from states that Donald Trump won handedly in 2016, and both have shown themselves (though Sinema IS very liberal) to be rather moderate in their Senate votes! So, maybe the Democrats would have to get 23 or even 24 Republicans to jump ship, which is about as likely as you being chosen for an upcoming Mars mission.

What all of that means is, this impeachment hoax could be over by the end of the weekend. It could mean that once again, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Nancy Pelosi have egg on their faces, and what every single pundit in Washington DC has said from the very beginning of this thing will hold true. Donald Trump will have been exonerated of all charges against him.

Now, the question I have is, what have we learned from this? What has come from this that is of any substantive value? I can’t think of anything that’s gone on except to waste three and a half months of our Congress’ time over something so lame-brain, something so inane, something so unprofessional and immature as what the Democrats have done. And in the end, it’s not going to stop the Senate for investigating Hunter or Joe Biden. God forbid Biden wins the nomination and wins the White House, where the Republicans will most likely move to impeach him over the whole Barisma deal. In the end, you’ve seen what Democrat leadership has brought us. A waste of two years.

Hopefully, the American public will remember what they’ve done…or should I say, haven’t done with their opportunity to lead, and remove them from leadership positions in the House of Representatives.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Truth ALWAYS Comes Out!

You would think Democrats would learn by now, especially in Washington DC that the truth always eventually comes out. Somehow though, in a rush to try and over-play their hand, they are always screwing up in that regard.

Think back if you will, to this past Supreme Court nomination. Remember the grilling that Brett Kavanaugh underwent, as it was alleged that he made sexually inappropriate moves on someone while he was in college. At least that’s what she said. No one at the party remembered the moves. The person that made the accusation’s best friend never remembered anything wrong. In fact, the person that made the accusation apparently didn’t even really remember much herself. Only that she was sure that Brett Kavanaugh was to blame. Of course, when the truth came out, the whole thing was fiction, it was a lie made up by Democrats to try and stall the nomination of a conservative to replace a relatively moderate justice. It didn’t work.

The Democrats are using the same playbook here. In an effort to try and get witnesses, and especially former National Security Adviser, John Bolton to testify in front of the Senate, they waited and waited, and conveniently got a “bombshell” dropped on the proceedings when a leaked copy of Bolton’s upcoming book was giving to the New York Times. In it, this unpublished, and unsubstantiated book said that Bolton recalls President Trump trying to withhold money to Ukraine until they initiated an investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden and their corrupt nature. This was going to be the big bombshell that proved the Democrats were right! And the media rushed to get in front of any camera or microphone they could find in order to deliver this damning news about Trump!

Alas…like the Kavanaugh story, it appears that this one was also made up. First of all, the folks in the CIA and the NSA have basically told Bolton that there are parts of that book that fall under the “Top Secret” category, and therefore, cannot be told. Whether or not that involves the part that was quoted for the Times article is unclear. But it looks like the book needs to be re-edited before it’s release.

Second, apparently the diffusing of this bombshell came only 24 hours later, when an interview John Bolton did with Radio Free Europe emerged. Here’s what he said in that interview:

“I will be meeting President Zelensky. He and President Trump have already spoken twice. The president called to congratulate President Zelensky on his election and on his success in the parliamentary election,” Bolton said in August 2019.

“They were very warm and cordial calls,” Bolton said. “We’re hoping they’ll be able to meet in Warsaw for a few minutes together, because the success of Ukraine, maintaining its free, its system of representative government, a free-market economy, a free of corruption, and dealing with the problems of the Danbass in the Crimea are high priorities here, obviously, but high priorities for the United States, as well.”

Now, I ask you. Does that sound like a man that believe that there was a quid pro quo? Is that someone who is accusing the President of the United States of being guilty of “abuse of power” or of obstruction of Congress?

Now, Democrats are back-pedaling once again. Their big story, the big lie has already been unraveled. It’s been torn apart, just like the Kavanaugh rape story was…just like the Mueller Report was…just like every “bombshell” that was supposed to be the undoing of this president. No, Democrats need to learn one thing. When you are going to charge someone with something, and you’re going to allege something terrible against them, you should vet your charge first and make sure it’s the truth because someone out there is going to dig in this day and age, and they’ll find out what the truth really is. And once again, Democrats have egg all over their face!

So, OK Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski. Let’s see how badly you want John Bolton to be a witness now?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Bolton Bombshell?

John Bolton, the guy that was a White House National Security Adviser for Donald Trump, has leaked a manuscript from his upcoming book. Actually, from a marketing prospective, it’s a brilliant move. But the leak includes a part that says that yes, Donald Trump explicitly felt that as long as the Ukrainians withheld their investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden, they shouldn’t be getting the $393 million in aid that was promised. Of course, Democrats are all excited to hear this! Donald Trump, on the other hand says it’s not true and that Bolton is out trying to sell books.

My take is a little bit different.

Let’s say that Bolton’s recall of the situation is 100% accurate. Let’s say that Trump really did explicitly say that we needed to withhold the aid unless and until the Bidens were investigated. So what? Didn’t Joe Biden, as Vice President of the United States, tell the Ukrainians that he was going to withhold money for them until they fired a prosecutor that was looking into Hunter Biden’s firm? And didn’t Sleepy Joe even brag about doing it in public? Let’s say Bolton’s account is true…what difference does that make? At the time it was done, there was no guarantee that Joe Biden was going to be the Democrat nominee for president. Hell, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren could beat him, and still could today!

The Democrats throw a LOT on this whole phone call. They insist that Trump was trying to have a potential candidate from the other side investigated for wrong-doing. Isn’t that what the DOJ and the FBI were actually doing in 2016 dealing with one Hillary Rodham Clinton? And couldn’t (and she’d say “didn’t”) that have had a major outcome in the election results?

This whole thing is bogus from the beginning. If Hunter and Joe Biden were engaged in illegal stuff, they should indeed be called on it…just like Hillary was called on it. And if being investigated because you were up to your neck in illegalities means you lose an election, I’d blame the party that nominated you. If they knew you were crooked, and still nominated you, you got what you deserved!

This is all just one more attempt by Democrats to try and prove that somehow, some way, Donald Trump is and always has been some sort of illegal president. They just can’t bring themselves to the fact that he’s beating them at their own game with absolutely zero experience in politics. And they can’t believe that he would defeat someone who was “supposed to win the White House”, by whomever is pulling Hillary Clinton’s strings.

No, I’m sorry. I’ve listened to the left’s argument on this one, and it comes up woefully short. If you’re going to nail Trump for what he did, you have to nail Biden for what he did as well. Then it’ll be a Pence versus Bernie race in November. I wonder how that one would turn out?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

No Interest In Impeachment?

As the President’s defense team wraps up it’s 24 hours of presenting it’s side of the case, it’s become very noticeable to Senators in the Jury that something is amiss. Where are the people that usually flood the gallery up above the Senate floor? It’s almost empty!

Throughout last week, there were noticeably empty seats that many Senator Jurors took notice of. Now, you and I didn’t see that because there is only one camera that is trained on whomever is speaking, and it’s a pretty tight shot. You don’t get the chance to see what the Jurors in the trial are actually doing, and you don’t get to see a shot of the entire chamber, which had a half empty gallery.

Democrats reason that the gallery is empty because the whole proceeding is on television, and if you wanted to watch it, you could be in the comfort of your own home and watch it. Well, that’s kinda true…unless of course you didn’t want to turn on CSPAN or run the Fox News app. Most news channels, and the broadcast channels all dumped “gavel to gavel coverage” because it was way too boring and the daily ratings showed that no one was tuning in. They all went back to regular programming. Even places like MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News decided to just “keep tabs” on the proceedings, and allow their regularly scheduled programming to air.

Republicans, on the other hand are reasoning that the gallery is empty because what was going on was 28 hours of blather. Democrat House Managers were basically repeating themselves, debasing the president, and the Senate if they didn’t convict and remove the president, all the while knowing full well how this charade ends. Oh, there were some that couldn’t figure out what was going on, and wondered allowed why more people weren’t interested to see history in the making live and in person!

I can cut through the chase for you. Here’s what’s going on. The trial is boring. The trial is uneventful because frankly people like Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler are not exciting speakers. They drone. They put people to sleep. And America has heard their case ad nauseum. We don’t need to hear it again. America either feels, like most Democrats, that Trump is guilty of the two charges and needs to be removed from office like, yesterday. Or, they feel like most Republicans and Independents, that the Democrats are sore losers and are trying to make themselves feel better after blowing the 2016 election.

People are tired of this. You talk to people that are your friends and neighbors and I bet about 1% of them are actually tuning in to hear this stuff. I know my wife, who is probably more politically savvy than most people, but not really into politics won’t watch any news station if it’s got coverage of the trial on. She claims it’s boring, she’s heard it all before, and it doesn’t matter because Trump wins in the end. It’s kinda like the whole Clinton impeachment thing. There was no way he was going to be convicted, and there is no way Trump is going to be convicted. And yes, Virginia, it WILL hurt Democrats at the ballot box this November.

The best thing that can happen at this point is for the Trump team to finish it’s case, the Senate to ask their 16 hours of questions, start their debate and vote against witnesses, because it won’t change anything, and if the House didn’t do their work properly, it’s on them, not the Senate to do that. Then, vote to either convict Trump or exonerate him. And let’s get on with the business of running the country. We’ve seen enough of this charade. My only hope coming out of this is that people in these Democrats’ districts that pushed for this realize they are the problem and remove them from office. And I am too much of a realist to believe they’re smart enough to actually do it.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trump’s Defense Is Stunning!

As we’ve seen so far in the Trump Defense Team’s efforts to show Republican Senators that this whole impeachment fiasco is just a ploy, they’ve come up with what I think is a stunning defense strategy…and when you think about it, it’s taken right out of the Democrat’s playbook.

They’ve doubled down and turned the tables on Schiff and Nadler.

Instead of trying to prove the Donald Trump didn’t obstruct Congress, or abuse his power in order to thwart Joe Biden’s chances in the 2020 election, they’ve gone after the Democrats’ jugular. They are saying that it wasn’t Trump, but the Democrats that are trying to interfere in the election. It’s the Democrats who are trying to remove a viable candidate from office in hopes of winning the election in November. The whole impeachment issue is a charade designed to stain the president in the eyes of the American voter, and that is actually worse than what Trump was doing in his Ukrainian phone call.

What a stroke of genius.

The world has been playing into the Democrats’ hands, as to whether Trump was guilty or innocent of the charges the House came up with. But no one ever thought to ask the question whether this entire impeachment issue was actually just a ploy to interfere with the free election of a president in 2020! It’s a brilliant strategy when you think about it, and it’s one that should certainly be considered.

Now, having said that, I know as well as you know if you’re a regular here, that this isn’t going to change many people’s minds. First of all, the Democrat Senators in the jury box are going to keep on believing they need to get rid of Donald Trump in order to win in November. And, as I’ve said before, the biggest reason they need to get rid of him is that if he wins re-election, and the Senate stays in Republican hands, Trump will continue to appoint conservative judges to all sorts of federal courts, including the Supreme Court.

That last one is going to be the golden ring on the merry-go-round for the left. They realize that both Stephen Breyer, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are most likely not going to last another four years. Both are in their 80’s. And on the Republican side, Clarence Thomas isn’t a spring chicken…he’s 71. That means that Donald Trump could have three appointments to the high court in a second term. If those three were to leave during a second Trump term, that would take a 5-4 court to a 7-2 conservative court, and would drastically change the legal landscape of our country for the next 50 years or so!

If you want to know what this election is about in the eyes of Democrat leaders…that’s it. They are about to lose the ability to control the judiciary, which is something they set about doing back in the 1940’s under FDR. Slowly, Democrats have amassed a slew of liberal judges on federal benches all over the country. And Donald Trump is replacing them at a record rate with well documented conservatives.

So, forget the economy, forget “The Wall”, forget all of the foreign policy deals, and trade deals. This election, in the eyes of the people running the country is about the legal system and the judiciary branch. That is, after all, the only thing that matters.

And Trump’s defense team is about to close down the five Republican jurors that were waffling as to whether or not they should allow witnesses.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!