EXTRA: Impeachment – Day One

It was well after midnight when it happened. There were a total of eight Democrat “amendments” to Mitch McConnell’s rules as to how the Senate would run during impeachment. Adam Schiff spent the better part of the first day getting handed his rear end on identical 53-47 party line votes every time he made a proposal. So, at midnight, when Jerry Nadler stood up to make an amendment that called for the appearance of John Bolton as a witness, the Trump legal team had heard enough and erupted.

Nadler had said that if the Republicans didn’t go along with it, it would be a “cover-up”. He added, it would be a “treacherous vote”. At that point, White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone told Nadler he should be embarrassed for addressing the United States Senate in that manner and that he wasn’t in charge of the impeachment…that he should sit down and shut up.

It took Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Roberts, presiding at the trial, to admonish both sides.

As you can imagine, the next few days probably aren’t going to play out very well for the Democrats. They have tried to play this whole impeachment thing as “protecting the Constitution”, and that they were trying to unseat a president that had gone off the rails. What they failed to do was show any proof. They still don’t have proof, though they are screaming that both articles of impeachment (obstruction of Congress, and abuse of power) has enough evidence on it’s own to oust Donald J. Trump immediately!

My question is simple. If you already have shown enough evidence to take Trump down…if you already have proven to the American people beyond any reasonable doubt that Trump has abused his power and has obstructed Congress more than Nancy Pelosi has in holding on to the articles of impeachment for a month, why don’t you sit there, and make the case to the Senate? Why do you need eight amendments on Day One of the trial to try and introduce more evidence, and bring more witnesses to the table? Shouldn’t you have done that already in the House investigation? Why would you make the Senate do the House’s work?

The fact of the matter is, in Day One of this trial, the House has failed. They failed in all of their attempts (at least at this point…the witnesses may come back at a point up the road) to get more witnesses that they never subpoenaed in the House investigation. They have failed in trying to get more “evidence” that they never uncovered in the House investigation. It’s like the school kid that comes to the big test totally unprepared and asks the teacher for the answer to the first question. Does he really think he’s going to get it? Had the Dems’ been prepared, they would have gotten the witnesses and the information they are seeking. But they weren’t. And so they have instituted this charade that they have indisputable evidence that Trump has been the most vile president in history.

America will learn one thing during the trial. It will learn that the Democrats have, once again, been lying to us during this whole masquerade. They have shaded the truth, they have been the truth, they have broken the truth. And there will be a price to pay for their dishonesty.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What Are They Afraid Of?

The Supreme Court said that Donald Trump couldn’t ask the question of whether or not the folks answering the 2020 Census were actual citizens of the United States. Liberal left celebrated the ruling, even though the entire reason the high court didn’t go along with Trump, was they felt the explanation the Trump administration gave them was “disingenuous”.

My question, is, what are these guys afraid of? Asking whether or not someone is a citizen of the country taking the survey seems almost second nature. Why wouldn’t you want to ask that question? Remember…these census numbers are used to determine congressional districting, and the number of electoral votes that each state gets. When you start counting people that aren’t qualified to vote because they aren’t citizens, you are skewing the numbers greatly. And places like California, which is actually losing legitimate Americans due to high taxes and increasingly terrible living conditions (see the Streets of San Francisco for an explanation of what I mean by that!), can then re-energize their population with people that at this point in time can’t vote. And by the way, they shouldn’t be able to vote.

That is the only reason that the liberal snowflake could care. Well, that and if you lie on the Census form, you violate federal law. Of course, the illegal aliens have already violated federal law by invading our country and living here illegally. I can understand why the illegals would hesitate answering that question….they don’t trust the government not to come and hunt them down. After all, every member of the household is named and so the government would know whom to get, right?

See, the liberal left was way out of line (so was John Roberts) in this Supreme Court decision. There are so many more reasons to ask the questions than reasons not to ask the question. Do you want to know how many illegals we have in this country? Do you want to know who’s taking your money for illegal healthcare that are provided to them, or governmental services that they are getting that they aren’t entitled to get? Do you really want a bunch of illegals to determine the various congressional districts, electoral votes, and could actually sway the make up of our government just by being here and being counted as a “legitimate” person?

If you’re not going to have that question on the Census form, you need to put on a full court press and eliminate the millions of people that are here but shouldn’t be. Keep the illegals trying to get into the country on the Mexican side of the border. If you really are against asking the question, then it’s time to go door to door ala Anne Frank. Time to search for the law-breakers and give them the justice they deserve.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Obamacare Declared Unconstiutional!

US District Court Judge Reed O’Connor declared on Friday that Obamacare, known officially as the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, and therefore was null and void.

The ruling came as 20 states have banded together to try and finish off Obamacare once and for all. Basically arguing that when the law was changed (effective January 1st, 2019), saying that you no longer had to have healthcare insurance, which was the critical part of the act, it basically gutted the entire law. O’Connor agreed with the argument and declared it unconstitutional.

Now, Democrats have squawked that they are going to appeal this immediately to the US Supreme Court, where the five justices that voted in 2012 to uphold Obamacare are still on the bench. That would include John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor. The law will stand in place until the Supreme Court hears the appeal.

Basically, the argument goes like this; since the only way to make the insurance economically viable, and allow the changes to the insurance industry that would not allow them to disallow anyone in the individual marketplace known as “the exchange”, and doing away with the million-dollar lifetime limit and the pre-existing condition clauses (both of which still exist in non-exchange individual market policies), there would have to be mandatory participation where everyone was covered by insurance. That way, the fact that healthy people would help pay for the sicker people made the insurance still profitable for the companies issuing the policies. But when Congress pushed through the tax law in 2017, it included doing away with the individual mandate, making the entire law unconstitutional.

So, the 20 states, led by the Attorneys General in Texas and Wisconsin took the matter to federal court, and argued that by doing away with the individual mandate, it basically gutted the entire program. 

Now, what is going to be interesting to see is what the Supreme Court says when they issue their ruling. You’ll remember that originally, they said that Obama and the Congress could not pass a law “forcing” someone to buy insurance. However, they COULD pass a tax, which the Obama administration had argued Obamacare was not a tax. So, by hitting you with a penalty (called a tax now) if you didn’t purchase the insurance, it became legal. That was a very circular argument that stretched the boundaries of whether or not logic was alive in the high court. Congress took that “tax” out of the equation in 2017.

What will also be interesting to see is if the addition of Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court bench will change John Roberts’ mind in this instance. He royally pissed off every conservative in the country when he flip-flopped and bought into the notion. If Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are able to actually get through to Roberts, or he understands that the law cannot stand without the individual mandate¬† then Obamacare dies once and for all. And since Congress did it, there isn’t any need to legislate from the bench.

Hopefully, we can trash this piece of garbage and pass something that is actually more sensible for everybody!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!