Congress’ New Role: Investigator In Chief?

You would think that after Democrats faced a demoralizing defeat this last week when they screwed up the Iowa Caucuses (is it over yet???), and then had their rear ends handed to them in impeachment, that they’d slink quietly back to their House chamber and ride out the storm in this election year. Nothing could be further from the truth!

And of course, what always happens in DC is that if one party makes a fool of themselves, the other has to follow…and that’s what seems to be happening on the Republican side.

Nancy Pelosi made a comment on Thursday that the investigations into Donald Trump will, indeed continue, and that they are willing to get a subpoena for John Bolton, and take it to court if needed to hear from him. Isn’t that what SHOULD have happened back in the fall? If the Democrats weren’t in such a yank to “get impeachment done by Christmas”, they would have done their homework, and maybe, just maybe they would have had something to actually hang on Trump. Instead, they were like the school kid that wanted to go outside an play rather than do his math homework. And, Democrats need to realize that the old saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for a different result does hold true in Congress as well as everywhere else.

Now, to add to this, the Republicans are going to be getting from the Treasury Department, classified data on Hunter Biden. Basically, the data will look into Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and hand over highly sensitive financial records and “evidence’ of questionable origin. So, even though Joe Biden’s presidential campaign seems to be slipping away after the “gut punch” he took in Iowa, it may not be over for the Biden clan. Look at it as payback to the Democrats for impeachment.

What I’ve said all along is that BOTH sides need to get back to doing the country’s work. When are we going to get immigration reform? When are we going to get a total repeal of Obamacare, and let the insurance companies go back to working as they should? When can we expect the House and Senate to actually do something to fix our country’s crumbling infrastructure? And when is Congress going to let the President of the United States BE the President of the United States?

There are a bunch of people in New Hampshire right now, hoping to take Donald Trump’s job as president next year. How well do you think they are going to be treated if they do indeed upend Trump? Do you think Republicans are going to go back to “business as usual”? Or are they going to seek some sort of sandbox revenge for the actions taken by Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Jerry Nadler? When in the world is Congress going to get back to doing the people’s business and stop all this third grade nonsense that we’ve been treated to over the past four years?

It’s time our Representatives and Senators realize that yes, you have oversight. You also have a responsibility. And running one branch of Congress doesn’t mean you stop doing everything else. Start doing what you were elected to do, or I just bet we can all find someone who will be willing to be voted into your seat and do a MUCH better job than what you’re doing.

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!

Randomly Speaking…

You know…since I rejoined the “working world” a few weeks back, my head has been on a swivel when it comes to what’s going on. Oh, I still follow the news. I’m still up at 5am or earlier every morning pouring over the aggregate websites. And I’m still able to bring you all of the truth that I’m committed to bring you. But recently, the pace of the news has increased incredibly. At least the pace of the news I care about.

So, you get my random thoughts this fine day!

  • Donald Trump’s trade war threat against China isn’t going to hurt the US as much as it hurts China. China is one of our largest trading partners in terms of usable consumer goods. The Chinese also have the Yuan tied to the Dollar in such a way that if the US economy tanks, so does theirs. Trust me on this one. They may fight back a little…there will be no trade war with China.
  • McMasters out, Bolton In. I like this move. John Bolton is a no-BS kind of guy, and while I think he ought to shave that damn mustache (I know…I have one!), I think he is the type of conservative that Trump needs to listen to. Also, he’s not going to take any crap when it comes to foreign policy. That ought to make the meeting with Kim Jong Un rather interesting, wouldn’t you say?
  • $1.3 TRILLION to get us to September? Are you friggin’ kidding me? What in the world is going through the Republicans’ minds? They lambasted Obamacare because it was 1,700 pages long, and they put out a 2,000 page omnibus spending bill that’s only going to be good for six months? Maybe they need to change the name of their party to “Democrat Light”?
  • DACA is dead. I told you that the Dem’s only wanted DACA as a campaign issue! See? They didn’t care if DACA was a part of the spending bill or not. Chuck Schumer knows it’s going nowhere. He is doing to the DACA kids exactly what the Democrats have done to the blacks in this country for generations. Come vote with us because we love you…at least at election time. Then, we’ll for get about you until the next election!
  • I can’t for the life of me figure out the left and their obsession with these marches. They had one over the weekend on gun control. What’s it going to prove? Nothing. Congress isn’t there to watch it…Trump could care less about it. It’s a feel good measure. Ever since Dr. King’s “I have a dream” march, the left has felt that was the way to get things done. How wrong can a philosophy be?
  • What’s the difference between the school shooting in Maryland, and the school shooting in Florida? The cop on duty in Maryland wasn’t a coward. He was armed, and he put an end to the tragedy quickly. That should tell you that having an armed posse in the schools is actually the best idea moving forward. The kid that died in Maryland broke several laws. Breaking another one certainly wouldn’t have stopped him. Get real, Liberals!
  • The problem with our society today can be traced to the breakdown of parental control in the family. Too much lax behavior at home, too little control over what kids see in the movies, TV, and video games. We need to blame ourselves. God knows Congress won’t!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!